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Andes planners near major subdivision OK

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Planning Board held a public hearing Monday on an 88-acre, eight-lot subdivision on land owned by Harold Cole above the Andel Inn on Route 28. Several neighboring landowners attended the hearing to review site maps and ask questions of Cole and Doug Wooden, acting surveyor, but no objections to the project were raised.


Andes serves up a tennis ace; USTA pro loves coaching

By John Bernhardt

For Mark Birman the spring of 2008 has been a tennis homecoming of sorts. Birman, a United States Tennis Association (USTA) professional in the over-40 age category, learned to play tennis on the courts in Fleischmann beginning in the summer of 1971. This spring, Birman has returned to those courts as coach of the Andes Central School’s upstart tennis program.


ACS students shoot for the moon at science fair

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Andes Central School students displayed a year’s worth of experiments and research at the ACS annual science fair on April 26.  


TMTP plans annual brunch, auction

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Todd Mountain Theater Project is celebrating its 10th season of bringing fully staged professional productions of new plays to the Catskill Community.  To kick off this landmark season will be a  Memorial Day Weekend Brunch & Live Auction Benefit at Cantina Restaurant on Route 28 in Andes, on  Sunday, May 25 from noon to 2:30 p.m. 


Humane Society gift store has year-round home

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Like lost and abandoned pets, some of the best gifts just need to find their right “forever” homes. Thanks to the ambitious vision of its board, the tireless muscle of many volunteers and the generosity of landlord, Andy Wos, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) now has a more permanent home for its own gift store at 119 Main Street in Andes, next to Hogan’s General Store. 


Area schools feel pinch of fuel increases

By Matthew J. Perry
As school administrators in the region prepare budgets for the coming year, unprecedented increases in fuel costs are pushing officials to concoct evermore creative solutions to meet projected expenses.
At present, schools in Roxbury, Margaretville and Andes appear to have absorbed roughly 50 percent increases in the price of heating oil and diesel fuel without accompanying cuts in scholastic programs. But, with prices continuing to climb, officials are concerned that projected costs might have to be revised upward later in the year.


Brunch, auction to kick off TMTP's season May 25

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The Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) is celebrating its 10th season of bringing fully-staged professional productions of new plays to the Catskill Community.  
To kick off this landmark season, the theatre company will hold a Memorial Day weekend brunch and live auction benefit at Cantina Restaurant in Andes on Sunday May 25 from noon to 2:30 p.m.


"The Light Between" show opening at Chace-Randall

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Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes presents “The Light Between,” new paintings by Jenny Nelson. The show will be on display from May 9 through June 22 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Andes student's poem is prize winner

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Tyler Fairbairn, a freshman at Andes Central School, recently had a poem published in a hardbound anthology, A Celebration of Young Poets.
Entitled “Summer Fun,” Fairbairn’s piece was a winner in a summer 2007 contest sponsored by Creative Communication.


Andes Planning Board seeks smart growth ideas

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Train depot rehab among considerations for development funds By Matthew J. Perry The Andes Planning Board has taken lead agency role in the town‚  application for a share of the state‚ Smart Growth funding plan, which will spread $500,000 among six townships in the Central Catskills. Before the June 20 deadline, the town must drum up a project that suits the details of the grant. Several complications, not least of which is a tight time constraint, will have to be faced down.


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