By Jay Braman Jr.
U.S. Representative Mau-rice Hinchey has told the state Department of Environmental Conser-vation (DEC) that he has numerous concerns about drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation in the Catskill Mountains and has issued comments outlining 11 steps that he believes must be taken before any drilling is allowed.
Roxbury’s Rachel Meckes looks to pass to a teammate: by Dick Sanford Story and photos by Dick Sanford Laurens 31 - Roxbury 29
It isn’t every day that the Roxbury Lady Rockets’ basketball team draws a comparison to the Minnesota Vikings’ football club but both teams suffered similar fates Monday when each fell badly behind in the first half, played brilliantly in the second half to tie the score at the buzzer and then lost in overtime.
The Pine Hill Community Center will be hosting application and testing sessions for work with the U.S. Census Bureau every Wednesday morning through January at 10 a.m. sharp. These jobs are temporary and begin towards the spring of 2010. They pay quite well and also reimburse mileage.
They will take walk-ins but strongly encourage you to reserve a spot by calling 866 861-2010.
Kevin Johnson and Melissa Kent have announced their engagement. Kevin is from Arkville and the son of Lewis and Jackie Johnson.
Melissa is from Halcottsville and the daughter of John and Barbara Vreeland.
Kevin is employed at Roxbury Central School and Melissa is employed at CVS.
A 2010 wedding is planned.
The parents of Melanie Williams and Jerry Warner III have announced the engagement of their children. Melanie is the daughter of Edward and the late Leigh Williams of Denver. Jerry is the son of Jerry and Linda Warner Jr. of Stamford.
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.
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.