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Andes Works! organization initial session set for Nov. 15

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Andes — A new community organization in Andes, Andes Works!, will present the first in a series of conversations and interactive workshops on economic development on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at The Andes Hotel.

An informal happy hour will begin at 6 p.m. with a facilitated conversation beginning at 7 p.m. Andes resident Leigh Melander will act as the facilitator.


'Pirates' plays at ACS Nov. 4-5

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Andes — Set sail with a cast of tenderhearted pirates and other quirky and comic characters when the Andes Central School Drama Club presents The Music Theatre International “junior” version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance.” Show times are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 with the curtain scheduled to open both nights at 7 p.m.


Candidates in Andes square off

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By Pauline Liu
Andes voters got their chance to question some candidates for town government about key issues including budget cuts, fracking, communication and economic development at the Andes Candidates Forum on Sunday Afternoon.

The two-hour long event at The Andes Hotel drew a standing room only crowd of approximately 80.
Though nine candidates were invited, only five attended.

Missing candidates


Andes Hotel wins county tourism prize

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 Margaretville — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce recognized several businesses and individuals for their service to the county’s business community at its 2011 Annual Awards Dinner Thursday evening at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville.


Andes candidates will appear at Sunday forum

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Andes — Voters in the Town of Andes will get a chance on Sunday, Oct. 23 to meet many of the candidates who are running for town office this year. A forum, based on guidelines set by the League of Women Voters, will begin at 1 p.m. in the main dining room of The Andes Hotel.

The forum will be moderated by Rev. Steven Swanson, pastor of the Andes Presbyterian Church. Candidates are allowed three minutes each for opening remarks, and each candidate will be permitted a two-minute response to every question.


Andes to hold 2012 budget, tax cap and fracking hearing

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By Pauline Liu
The Town of Andes will hold a series of public hearings at town hall on Thursday, Nov. 10 to address an array of important subjects in five-minute intervals.


Author reading rescheduled at Andes Library

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The Andes Public Library has announced that on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., former Andes native Herbert Grommeck will be at the library to discuss his recently published book, Grommeck Acres: The Fortunes of a Family Farm.

The volume follows the lives of Paul and Emma Grommeck who both emigrated to the United States from Europe in the 1920s, chronicles the history of the dairy farm they built on Gladstone Hollow in Andes and the founding of the ski center at Bobcat. 


Andes historian will unveil kiosk on Saturday

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Andes — The site of the former Moses Earle farm, on Dingle Hill in the Town of Andes, has a special place in history. On August 7, 1845, Delaware County Undersheriff Osman “Bub” Steele went to the farm to collect rent or sell the cattle, and he never left the site alive.

That event led to the arrest of many area residents who were believed to have had a part in the incident. All of them were later pardoned, and the feudal system that brought about the system was abolished.


City agrees to fund Andes water repairs

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By Pauline Liu
Efforts to replace Andes’ seven-year-old malfunctioning wastewater treatment system could begin as soon as next year, at a cost of about $2.3 million to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP.)

Andes Town Supervisor Marty Donnelly made the announcement at last Thursday’s town board meeting, which was held at town hall.

“I was able to get the New York City DEP to agree to pay upwards of $ 2.3 million,” he said. “That means there will be little or no cost to the residents of our sewer district.” 


Primary heats up Andes race

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By Pauline Liu
Now that the primaries are over, local political races are heating up, especially in the Town of Andes, where Republican incumbents seeking re-election are facing challengers.

Last Tuesday’s Republican primary for Andes town clerk resulted in an almost 2-to-1 upset. Incumbent Janis Lynn Jacques, who has held the job since 1996, was unseated by challenger Kimberly A. Tosi.  The official results, which were posted on Tuesday and took into account absentee ballots, gave the win to Tosi with108 votes to Jacques’ 60 votes. 


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