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USDA funding will help build Town of Andes highway facility

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Town of Andes kicked off 2009 with a preliminary announcement of a new source of funding for its proposed highway garage at its organizational meeting Monday.


Hoop teams grapple with weather-affected schedules

By Julia Green
Charlotte Valley 55, Roxbury 46 (Jan. 8)
Despite a competitive first quarter in which the Roxbury Rockets outscored Charlotte Valley 15-14, they found themselves in a hole after the second quarter out of which they couldn’t quite dig themselves.


Girls' basketball teams battle as they face top-tier league competition

By Julia Green
SK 44, Margaretville 22 (Jan. 8)
The Margaretville girls’ varsity basketball team played host to the Rams of South Kortright on Thursday night in a game rescheduled due to inclement weather. The host Blue Devils (5-3, 2-3) fell to the Rams 44-22.


ACS begins search for new superintendent

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By Matthew J. Perry
Andes Central School will begin 2009 with a search for a permanent replacement for acting superintendent John Bernhardt, who will step down at the end of the school year.


ACS budget figures add up, despite state aid projections

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By Matthew J. Perry
When Governor Paterson unveiled an austerity budget last week that would include $9 billion in budget cuts, there was plenty of pain to go around. Education administrators, noting a proposed $700 million reduction in state aid to schools, could be forgiven if they felt singled out for abuse.


Charges still pending in fatal Andes accident

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Charges are still pending following a fatal accident on Dec. 13 in the Town of Andes.
State police said this week that no tickets have been issued in a Route 28 accident that killed 31-year-old Jon Church of Wells Bridge.


Margaretville girls advance to championship; Andes posts first win of the season

By Julia Green
Downsville 43, Andes 31 (Dec. 10)
Point guard Mariah Ruff scored 14 points for the host Mountaineers and Karli Tait added nine rebounds and four steals when Andes played host to the Downsville Eagles last Wednesday.
“I thought we did OK early,” said Head Coach Jeff Rhone. “I thought we defended them fairly well in the first half and then in the course of the game we couldn’t stay with them. They were pretty athletic and we just didn’t defend well at all in the second half and especially in the third quarter. And they totally out-rebounded us.”
The Eagles outscored the Mountaineers 18-9 in the first half, including a 14-3 run in the second quarter.


Host Blue Devils fall in first round of Booster Club tourney; Roxbury boys win on the road

By Julia Green
Roxbury 65, Gilboa 35 (Dec. 9)
“I thought we played well,” said Roxbury Head Coach Tom Faraci of his team’s convincing victory over Gilboa last Tuesday. “We came out with some energy and played some decent defense.”
The Rockets posted a 65-35 Delaware League victory over the host Wildcats, led by senior Ryan Skipper who tallied 29 points for RCS. DaVaun Morgan added 13 points and Tim Douglas tallied 12.


Andes woman brings holiday spirit to veterans' headstones

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By Julia Green
More than holiday 200 wreaths were laid at the headstones of veterans in three Andes cemeteries last weekend as an Andes committee, led by Carol Tubbs, participated in a observance that mirrors a much larger movement.
Tubbs, as well as a number of Andes residents and a community service group from Andes Central School, laid the wreaths by the headstones Saturday morning to honor veterans in a ritual that happens nationwide on a much larger scale.


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