Roxbury

RCS and ACS name their top graduates

Top graduates for the Class of 2014 have been announed at Andes and Roxbury central Schools.

Andes Central School
Andes Central School has announced that Josephine DeSanto is this year’s Valedictorian and Jonathan Andrews is the Salutatorian.
Josephine DeSantoJosephine DeSanto


Images & Objects, Stories & Sounds show opens at the Orphic in Roxbury

Roxbury — The Orphic Gallery has announced its first exhibit for the Summer of 2014; Images & Objects, Stories & Sounds featuring sculpture by Lenny Kislin and photographs by Catherine Sebastian.


Roxbury Wine & Spirits open for business

By Brian Sweeney
Sometimes, real life interferes with even the best plans.
That’s what happened when New York City residents Jeff Tichenor and Peter Chen purchased a weekend home in Roxbury Run in December 2012. At that time, their goal was to move the Catskills full-time in five years. The timeline for that strategy was fast-forwarded last summer when they were helping friends who were looking for a home in Halcottsville. During the real estate search, they came across a Main Street, Roxbury property that was listed a perfect location for “an artists’ space, a bookstore or a liquor store.”


Roxbury ends baseball season with a win; MCS falls to Jefferson

Roxbury baseball coach Greg Funck sees good things on the horizon for Rocket baseball. At the younger levels of the school, enthusiasm for baseball is running high, a good omen for future diamond success for the Rockets.
The positive swing of baseball success may have gotten an early start when Funck’s current varsity squad finished its campaign with an impressive come-from-behind win, 7-6, over Davenport last week Tuesday. The win helped Roxbury finish their 2014 campaign on a high note. Roxbury rallied to topple Hunter-Tannersville last week, giving the Rockets two pressure-packed victories in a row.
Here's the Pitch: Sam Nash of RCS fires a pitch during a win over Davenport last Tuesday on the Rockets’ field. Nash tossed a seven-hitter in gaining the 7-6 victory.  — Photos by Dick SanfordHere's the Pitch: Sam Nash of RCS fires a pitch during a win over Davenport last Tuesday on the Rockets’ field. Nash tossed a seven-hitter in gaining the 7-6 victory. — Photos by Dick Sanford


Pilot injured in Roxbury crash landing of vintage plane

By Dick Sanford
A retired Air Force pilot, flying a vintage WWII trainer, crashed in a field just off the North Montgomery Hollow Road in the Town of Roxbury early Friday afternoon when bad weather and low fuel forced the pilot to make an attempt to land on a short grass runway.
Roxbury Fire Chief Allen Hinkley was among those responding to the scene of Friday's crash. – Photo by Dick SanfordRoxbury Fire Chief Allen Hinkley was among those responding to the scene of Friday's crash. – Photo by Dick Sanford


RCS places major capital improvement plan on Tuesday's ballot

By Trish Adams
Next Tuesday, May 20, the Roxbury Central School community will vote not only a 0.9 percent increase in the 2014-15 proposed tax levy, but also on critical capital improvements that have been deferred for some years until the debt service on the 1997 addition was paid in full. 
If you missed the budget presentations, it is important to understand that the $5 million bricks-and-mortar projects that will be bonded over 15 years ($4 million) and paid from unused reserves ($1 million) has absolutely no connection to a gift — the Numman Technology Center — bestowed on the school and the community by RCS alumni Guy Numann and other funding sources. 


Roxbury baseball team scores hard-fought win over H-T

With their backs to the wall, the Roxbury baseball team battled back from big deficits two times to edge Hunter-Tanners­ville, 10-9, in a game played in Hunter on Monday. The Rockets dug an early hole trailing Hunter, 6-1 after the first three innings of play.
A Sam Nash double with runners on second and third started the initial Roxbury rally. Nash would later score on a Hunter defensive miscue to shave the Wildcat lead to 6-4.
The Rockets would tie the game in the top of the fifth, scoring a pair of runs without the benefit of a base hit.


Roxbury girls win two last week

“Our girls are working hard. We have a great group of kids and they’re looking better every night.” That’s how Roxbury coach Jane Ware explained it when talking about the play of her softball team. The Rockets won two contests by big margins over Hunter-Tannersville and Margaretville last week to run their season record to 9-4. The pair of wins gives the veteran Roxbury coach 399 wins over her career.


Two wins, tough loss for Roxbury softball

By John Bernhardt
Roxbury’s girls’ softball team sandwiched mercy rule wins around a heartbreaking 12-11 loss to Windham last week to run their season’s record to 6-2.
Lexi Dubois heads back to third base after getting caught in a rundown in play on Thursday. RCS catcher Stacey Sprague chases the runner back toward third as third Jade Meehan awaits the throw. Also taking part in play are pitcher Devin Fox left, and shortstop Kaelie VanLoan, who is covering third. The runner was eventually tagged out. SK rallied to win the contest in extra innings.Lexi Dubois heads back to third base after getting caught in a rundown in play on Thursday. RCS catcher Stacey Sprague chases the runner back toward third as third Jade Meehan awaits the throw. Also taking part in play are pitcher Devin Fox left, and shortstop Kaelie VanLoan, who is covering third. The runner was eventually tagged out. SK rallied to win the contest in extra innings.


Roxbury student wins MTC cover photo contest

By Brian Sweeney
Roxbury Central School sophomore Danielle Fichtner is the winner of a photo contest and her work will appear on the 2014-15 Margaretville Telephone Co. directory.
MTC Plant Manager Steve Finch and Danielle Fichtner display a sample of the new phone book cover. — Photo by Dick SanfordMTC Plant Manager Steve Finch and Danielle Fichtner display a sample of the new phone book cover. — Photo by Dick Sanford


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