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Andes seeks grant funds

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By Cheryl Petersen
When the well water in the Village of Andes lowered to a point of concern last summer, a temporary water restriction went into effect and eyes turned to look for a new source. The town is now tapping into the Catskill Smart Growth Grant offer in the hope it receives funds to pay to investigate for a new source of water. The town is also applying for a grant to update the comprehensive plan and add a pavilion to Ballantine Park.

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New Andes courthouse just the ticket for the town

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By Cheryl Petersen
From obscurity to prominence, the Andes Town Court will soon be moving into its new home on county Route 1. “It’s a long time coming,” said Town Supervisor Marty Donnelly. “The official courthouse will be at the site of the Andes water treatment plant.”
“In the past, court was held at the home of Judge Joe Grieco,” said Donnelly. “After the new town hall on Route 28 was built, Judge Grieco was able to use the old town hall for court.”
The old town hall, at the end of Main Street, is a former gas station. The building is timeworn.


Andes bans the use of "frack brine" in township

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By Cheryl Petersen
The Andes Town Board unanimously voted Tuesday afternoon to ban the use of hydrodracking waste fluids in the township.
Anti-fracking activists in Andes started digging through the garbage a couple of months ago, “fracking garbage that is,” said Bob Lidsky. “And it deals with the frack brine or flow-back after wells are fracked. We discovered the flow-back is a radioactive, chemical laden, heavy metal laced brew of unlisted, unregulated, hazardous chemicals.”


Andes' girls has small hoop squad and high hopes

By John Bernhardt
It’s the smallest gymnasium in Delaware County, a bandbox from another era, and Andes Karli Tait knows all the nooks and crannies. Tait spent multiple years of a high school varsity basketball career playing in the familiar confines of the Andes gym and this winter returns as the coach of the Andes girls’ basketball team.


Andes budget plan shows 4.6% hike

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By Cheryl Petersen
The proposed Andes town budget calls for an approximate 4.6 percent increase, it was revealed at the board’s October 14 meeting.
A public hearing will be held on the Preliminary Budget will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:45 p.m. at town hall. The regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
In other action at its October meeting, the board addressed the deteriorating condition of the access ramp at the public library at its October 14 meeting.


ACS welcomes five new teachers

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Andes Central School has welcomed five new staff for the 2014-15 academic year.
WELCOME ABOARD — Andes Central School has five new staff members for the 2014-15 academic year. In the front row, from left, are: Chelsea Guy, Karli Tait, Jessica Young. Back row: Dawn Brown and Cindy Bramley. — Photo by Dick SanfordWELCOME ABOARD — Andes Central School has five new staff members for the 2014-15 academic year. In the front row, from left, are: Chelsea Guy, Karli Tait, Jessica Young. Back row: Dawn Brown and Cindy Bramley. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Chace-Randall to close after current show

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By Cheryl Petersen
Receptive to the future of possibilities, Chace-Randall Gallery in the Hamlet of Andes is showcasing its last exhibit before closing its doors for good at the end of this year.
“Curator’s Choice” is on exhibit until December 30. Curator Zoe Randall selected an array of art styles, now displayed artistically in four viewing rooms. “The line, palette and mix of media seen in the gallery can be seen in my own home,” said Randall.


Andes chugging along with depot renovations

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By Cheryl Petersen
Many seasons have passed over the Andes Depot, built in 1907 as a train stop between the Ontario & Western East Branch near Hancock, and the Ulster & Delaware in Arkville. The quintessential train station served passengers and carried freight on the Delaware & Eastern Railroad D&E RR, later to be called the Delaware & Northern Railroad.


Andes will launch new website; considers equipment purchases

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By Cheryl Petersen
The heat is on at the Town of Andes Board with budget time quickly approaching. Deputy Supervisor Bud Gladstone opened the September 9 regular meeting and the council listened as Highway Superintendent Mike McAdams urgently requested a new, or newer, plow truck. “We have seven operators and seven trucks,” said McAdams. “If one of those trucks goes out of commission, we get behind on the plowing.
McAdams continued, “The shop also really needs a mechanic. I’ve been working too many weekends this summer and can’t keep it up.”


Andes couple funds a point-of-interest kiosk for Palmer Hill view

By Cheryl Petersen
A kiosk dedication represented the snowball effect in reverse. After five years of building on creativity and generosity, the final product, a point-of-interest kiosk, was unveiled on top of Palmer Hill in the Town of Andes on Saturday, Aug. 30.


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