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RCS grad earns honors scholarship

Jonathan Dykstra, a senior at Roxbury Central School, has been awarded an academic honor scholarship from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, for the 2010-11 school year.


Looking back at the top stories of 2009

Following is a summary of the News’ top stories from January through June 16.

Week of Jan. 7-13
• Shoppers found shelves at the Margaretville A & P virtually empty over the holiday weekend as the Bridge Street grocery store prepares to close, making way for a new Freshtown scheduled to open by early February.
• After serving as mayor of Margaretville for six years, Bill Stanton has announced that he will not be seeking a fourth term.
• A proposal to build 34, 410-foot-tall commercial wind turbines on the Moresville Ridge between Roxbury and Stamford has been an ongoing topic of controversy for several years.


RCS honor students named

The following students of Roxbury Central School were named to the Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2009-2010 school year:

Superintendent’s List
Grade 12 — Alicia Braband, Kayla Castillo, Heather Davie, Samantha Hamil, Rachel Meckes.


Margaretville Hospital begins renovation and expansion

Emergency Dept. updates, Women’s Health Center, ambulance garage work
among projects underway

Margaretville — Work is underway to expand and modernize Margaretville Hospital’s Emergency Department, create a Women’s Health Center within the hospital and to refurbish the ambulance garage. The construction began mid-December and is expected to be completed by early April 2010.


Life on Regal-Hill: December 30, 2009

by Gail Hillriegel
Well, we just finished the last birthday before Christmas here at Regal-Hill. Yes, George just had his birthday. Allegra made his cake, an orange-raisin kind that his mother used to make. Then I just made an ordinary uncooked white frosting for it.


Benefit concert Jan. 10 for African service trip

There will be a benefit concert on January 10 to raise funds for area youth and adults who will be traveling to West Africa in July to help some of the neediest children of Ghana. The concert will be at p.m. in the home of Justin and Barbara Mellon Kolb outside of Fleischmanns and will feature performances by Justin Kolb, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown.


DEP calls for watershed gas drilling prohibition

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By Brian Sweeney
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has requested a prohibition on any gas drilling in the city’s upstate watershed.
The action by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was made last week in response to its review of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement released in September by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The DEC is the sole agency responsible for overseeing gas drilling in the state.


Judge stalls foreclosure on Fleischmanns Theater

By Jay Braman Jr.
An attempt by the Village of Fleischmanns to foreclose on the long-vacant Fleischmanns Theater building for non-payment of village taxes has been blocked by Delaware County Judge Carl Becker.
The judge determined last week that the owner of the property, or the local bank that holds a mortgage on the property, has a right to pay the delinquent taxes and maintain ownership.


Dell and Brown bring upbeat classics to Roxbury with gala dinner show

Roxbury — Patricia Dell and Kent Brown will set the “Public” mood on New Year’s Eve with a cabaret-style program of upbeat classics by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Noel Coward and other musical masters of the 1930s. “Happy Days Are Here Again” begins at 6 p.m. at Roxbury’s Public Restaurant & Lounge on Bridge Street on Thursday, Dec. 31.


Watershed planning grant applications now available

Margaretville — County, town and village governments are invited to apply for funds under the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). This is the fifth, and final, round of funding for this program.


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