Roxbury elementary students "pig out" on reading assignment


By Trish Adams

Roxbury News: April 16, 2008



Roxbury Library Association presents the final program in the We the People “Pursuit of Happiness” Bookshelf series. On Monday, April 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. fifth- through seventh-graders are invited to a reading and discussion from Lawrence Yep’s The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung.

Roxbury housing repair funds available

The Town of Roxbury has more than $325,000 in HUD housing rehabilitation funds available from the Governor’s Office for Small Cities and applications from eligible households are encouraged. 
Any resident in the township, which includes the hamlets of Grand Gorge and Roxbury as well as Denver/Vega, with an income at or below 80 percent‚ÄÇof the Delaware County median may apply for home repair funds for their primary residence.

Three-run seventh lifts MCS past RCS; Blue Devils score a pair of softball victories

By John Bernhardt
It’s been said that out numbers 19, 20 and 21 are the three toughest in a softball game. That was the case at Roxbury last Thursday night. Margaretville rallied to score three times in the final inning, squeezing past the Rockets, 6-4, in the home opener for both teams.

Roxbury Nine opens its ninth season with fun and food event at Public

Just can’t wait for summertime, sunshine, BBQ and baseball? The Roxbury Nine vintage baseball champs are chomping at the bit too. On Saturday afternoon, April 19 from 2 to 6 p.m., they’re commandeering the grill at the Public Lounge on Roxbury’s Bridge Street, roasting up some fun to give us all a taste of summertime.

Roxbury Central School receives software grant for CADD purchase

The technology department at Roxbury Central School recently received $1,650 in funding grants to help purchase AutoCAD LT 2008 software for use by both junior and senior high school students.

Margaretville nine wins opener

By John Bernhardt
Cold, damp weather caused Margaretville baseball coach Rick Funck to put a 40-pitch limit on members of his pitching staff during the Blue Devils’ opener in Roxbury last Thursday.
Four Margaretville pitchers shared the hill as the Blue Devils opened their season with a 14-4 victory over the Rockets.

Young talent holds promise at RCS

By John Bernhardt
“I’m ready.”
After 25 years, you might think another softball season would be old hat for Roxbury coach Jane Ware. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ware is brimming with enthusiasm and encouraged with the promise of her young 2008 Rockets’ squad.

Local racers score well at Plattekill Mountain

Local winners in last weekend’s 11th annual snowmobile drag races at Plattekill Mountain included Erick Hinkley of Roxbury, who won the four-wheeler class on a Honda 330; Brandon Johnson of Arkville, who won the 1000 Improved Class in his Artic Cat Crossfire 1000; Zachariah Clark of Margaretville, who won the Kids 120 Class; Vinny Wojciechowski , who pulled the antique out of the barn and pushed his Ski Doo Blizzard 340 to win in the Antique 340 and Red Needham of Roxbury, who won the Antique 500 Class on his Artic Cat 500.

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