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Andes boys still unbeaten after back-to-back soccer victories

By Julia Green
The Andes boys’ soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four games this week, posting victories against Davenport and Gilboa on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
“Going into the game we knew it was going to be a tough game,” said Andes Head Coach Adam VanValkenburgh of Thursday’s 2-1 win at Davenport. “Davenport traditionally has been one of the better teams in the league. I think we definitely caught them off-guard – I don’t think they expected us to play as hard as we did.”


Multi-instrumentalist plays at Pleasant Valley Oct. 3

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Andes — The final concert of the season at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., will feature a multi-talented performer.


New superintendent spoke at Andes church on Sunday

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New Andes Central School (ACS) Superintendent Robert Chakar spoke to the Forum Society of the Andes Presbyterian Church on Monday. The monthly meeting was held at the home of Buffy Calvert.


Voting practice Oct. 9 in Andes

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Andes — A voting machine demonstration will be held on Friday, Oct. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Andes Town Hall located at 115 Delaware Ave., Andes. The purpose of the demo is to familiarize voters with the new system they will be using this fall. Voters are encouraged to attend and cast a ballot for hands-on experience.


ACS girls down Windham; tie in match with Roxbury

By Julia Green
A match-up between the Andes and Roxbury girls on Monday night yielded a score perhaps better suited to a different sport than soccer. After two overtime periods the game ended in a 4-4 tie, despite a 3-1 Andes lead with just over 15 minutes left to play in regulation.


Gas drilling awareness focus at Andes meeting

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Library sponsored an informational event, “What You Need To Know About Gas Drilling In the Catskills," Saturday that featured Wes Gillingham, program director for Catskill Mountainkeeper, and Anne Saxon-Hersh, a writer.


Andes Presbyterian Church marks 175th anniversary

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Andes — The Presbyterian Church of Andes (Town) will be celebrating their 175th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27. The celebration will begin with the regular church service at 11 a.m. with the new pastor, Dr. Rev. Steven Swanson, preaching the service. A covered dish dinner will follow the service at noon in the dining hall. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass.


ACS boys top RCS; Blue Devils split in tournament

By Julia Green
The Andes and Roxbury boys battled at Roxbury on Monday, with the Mountaineers emerging with a 3-1 win despite a 1-0 Rockets lead with less than 15 minutes left to play.
Roxbury freshman Spencer Hinkley gave the Rockets the lead minutes before halftime, when he picked up a pass from senior David Clark and created a breakaway that he capitalized on. Hinkely currently leads the Rockets in scoring.


Area students had opportunity to hear president's speech

By Julia Green
When area schoolchildren reported to class after the Labor Day weekend holiday, they were presented with an uncommon opportunity.
Students at Andes and Margaretville central schools had the chance to hear back-to-school remarks by President Obama via C-SPAN when the president addressed the nation’s schoolchildren from a high school in Wakefield, Va., at noon on Tuesday. At Roxbury Central School, the president’s address is being taped for later viewing.


Margaretville opening day is Sept. 2; Andes and Roxbury schools start Sept. 8

Summer is drawing to a close, and area schoolchildren will report to classes in the coming weeks. Students at Margaretville Central School begin classes today, while students at Andes and Roxbury central schools report to class on Tuesday, Sept. 8.


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