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Roxbury News: June 4, 2008

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Congratulations to Roxbury Central School honor graduates, Alisa Fersch, valedictorian, and Michelle Massell, salutatorian. Alisa was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Excellence of New York State for $1,500 a year for four years. The award is based on regents’ scores. Michelle was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Excellence for $500 a year for four years. Andrew Camillone has received a New York State Lottery Scholarship for $1,250 a year for four years.


School district voters easily OK budgets

Staff report
Margaretville, Andes and Roxbury voters easily approved school budgets for 2008-2009 during voting last Tuesday.
The Margaretville budget was up 6.9 percent overall and totaled $10,673,038. The tax levy increase will be 4.8 percent.
District voters approved the measure by a margin of 103-36. Randall Moore of Margaretville was elected to fill a vacancy on the school board and received 125 votes.


CROP funding restored for local school districts

The New York State Education Department (SED) has announced grant awards for their 21st-Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Programs funded through the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.


Roxbury seniors plan special events

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The Roxbury Senior Citizens held their regular luncheon and meeting on Tuesday, May 20 with 48 present. The prizewinners of the card club held on April 30 were Carol Shultis, Flavia DeMola, and Martin Hartmann. Pat Clark, the club’s representative to the Delaware County Senior Council, announced that there will be a barbecue fund-raiser on Tuesday, June 10 at the Delhi Legion and also a bake sale at that time.


Printing master classes at RAG

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The Roxbury Arts Group is a presenting two-day intensive printmaking workshops by two of the area’s finest and most admired printmakers, Lisbeth Firmin and Gerda Van Leeuwen. They recently shared an exhibit at The Walt Meade Gallery in Roxbury, and the workshops will teach the techniques represented in this very popular exhibit.


Delaware County art tour to hit the road June 7

Delaware County has a growing community of artists and art galleries. The 3rd Annual Delaware County Gallery Tour on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will create a full-day event enabling visitors from outside the local area to drive through participating towns and villages, enjoying the magnificent countrysides, while en route to galleries spread throughout Delaware County.


Watercolors and pastels featured at Simms show

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Watercolors and pastels evoking the landscapes of Tuscany will be a feature of the exhibit of works by Richard Simms that will be on display at The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group from May 27 through July 7. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on May 31, from 4 to 6 p.m.


MCS girls win Upper Delaware League crown

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville’s nonleague tune-up left a well-oiled machine as the Blue Devils pounded Hunter-Tannersville 16-1 on Tuesday. Margaretville will face Jefferson in the Delaware League crossover title game at SUNY Oneonta tomorrow.


Fersch, Morse win Delaware League tennis titles

By Marge Miller
Roxbury’s Alisa Fersch won the girls’ singles title while Margaretville’s Andersen Morse won the boys’ title at the Delaware League East Tennis Meet last week Tuesday at MCS. Fersch, seeded second for the day, defeated top-seed Sylwia Stopka of Hunter-Tannersville in a closely-fought, three-set match, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, while third seed Morse defeated longtime rival, second seed Alex Porter of WAJ, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.


Opinions are heavily negative at public hearings about wind project

By Julia Green

They had lots to say and what they said was overwhelmingly negative.

The majority of comments made by area residents at two public hearings held by the Roxbury Planning Board regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Moresville Wind Project last week were given by those opposed to the project.


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