Andes Planning Board seeks smart growth ideas


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.

Storytelling program planned for Saturday at Andes Public Library


The Andes Public Library will host a storytelling program performed by Margot Farrington on Saturday, May 3 at 6 p.m. The program is open to all, encouraging both children and adults.

County businesses get micro enterprise funds

The Delaware County Department of Economic Development recently announced the approval of 10 projects for the first round of funding through the Micro Enterprise Program Start-up and Expansion Grant.‚ÄÇ
Through the start-up and expansion grant, new or expanding micro enterprise businesses are eligible to apply for a working capital grant of up to $5,000.

ACS valedictorian looks forward to fall at Princeton University

By Matthew J. Perry
Andes Central School, graduating nine students this year, has proven yet again that good things can come out of small packages.
Cheyenne Tait, the valedictorian for the class of 2008, has managed to draw a connecting line between a rural Catskill school district and the elite heights of education.

"Smart Growth" planning funds available to Rte. 28 communities

By Brian Sweeney
Six communities along Route 28 will soon have $500,000 in “smart growth” funds available to be used toward capital projects.
The funding was included as part of the recently adopted New York State budget. Communities that have committed to participate in this Catskill corridor initiative include the townships of Andes, Middletown, Shandaken and Olive, plus the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville.

Andes' Little helps team to title in STIHL/TIMBERSPORTS series

By John Bernhardt
Local channel-surfing sports buffs could be in for a surprise this fall. Flicking through the channels, Delaware County enthusiasts might spot Andes graduate Ryan Little competing in the STIHL/TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Series.

Andes Outdoor Club takes New Hampshire excursion


By John Bernhardt

As the calendar changes to April most folks in Delaware County have long since lost their enthusiasm for snow. People are itching for a couple of warm days and the chance to peel away the last layers of “cabin fever” and get started on some outside activities.

Andes team wins Oneonta tournament

It was the best of three as Jefferson and Andes clashed in the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club basketball tournament over the weekend. The two teams met three times before the Andes squad was crowned the 2008 champions.

ACS Travel Club explores Puerto Rico for an eco-tourism learning experience

By John Bernhardt
Mysterious blue green light brightens the bay creating a magical, balmy night experience. Sixteen students from Andes Central School marveled as their kayaks sliced through Bioluminescent Bay illuminating her waters. Like shooting stars, fish flash by in the water.

Andes School Board approves new budget


By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Central School Board of Education has approved a proposed budget for the coming school year that will contain administrative cuts along with increases for the program and capital budgets. In aggregate, the school expects a modest increase over this year’s expenditures.

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