Andes names first quarter honor students


Andes Central School has announced its first-quarter Honor Roll for 2010-11

Superintendent’s List (94.5%+)
Grade 12 – Gina Tait.
Grade 11 – Matthew Armstrong.
Grade 9 – Jennifer Andrews, Josephine DeSanto.
Grade 8 – Torin Bacon.
Grade 7 – Adriel Grapes.

High Honor (89.5%+)

Half-price holiday week fun


Claryville — Visitors at Frost Valley YMCA can enjoy a great time and super values with a half-price offering on family-style lodging from December 27-January 2.
The special Family Holiday Week package includes lodging in family-style accommodations and all meals and activities. Guests have the option of staying for two nights or for the entire week.

Holiday Farmer's Market at Round Barn

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market will host its annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Round Barn on Route 30, Halcottsville.

History walk featured at Frost Valley

Claryville — Participants in the History Walk at Frost Valley YCMA on Sunday, Dec. 19 from 1-3 p.m. will learn about the fascinating past of this century-old facility.

Roxbury News: Nov. 24, 2010

Betty Perazone was given a surprise 80th birthday party at The Roxbury Arts Bank Building by her family on Saturday. Those present for the celebration were her husband, Ed and their sons, Brian and wife, Ruth Ann and David and wife, Kim of Oneonta. All of Brian’s five children were in attendance which included: Brian Perazone Jr.

MARK secures funding for Village of Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns— The Village of Fleischmanns will be the hub of construction activity this summer with an active NY Main Street Program, the recently announced $83,000 in Smart Growth Funding and a coveted $125,000 NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation award announcement for park development.

Jack McShane honored as 'friend of the forest'


Delhi — Andes resident Jack McShane accepted the Karl Connell Award from the Watershed Agricultural Coun-cil at the annual Watershed Forestry Program dinner and silent auction.

Tom Pavlesich, the council’s forestry program manager and Craig Cashman, the council’s executive director, presented McShane with a plaque at the November 5 event held at SUNY-Delhi.

Jobs to be cut at Belleayre Ski Center

By Jay Braman Jr.
Belleayre Mountain Superintendent Tony Lanza had bad news to deliver to the ski center’s employees this morning. In a mid-morning telephone interview, Lanza said he had just finished addressing the staff, notifying them that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) top brass have directed him to make “substantial cuts” to Belleayre’s workforce, and to do it soon.

Middletown budget has 2.6% tax hike

The Town of Middletown has adopted a 2011 budget that reflects a 2.6 percent increase in the amount to be raised by taxes. The Tentative Budget included a tax increase of 8.4 percent, but the board made several large cuts that reduced that total by nearly six percent.

Big game hunting prospects look good


By Brian Sweeney
Hunters should expect good prospects for the Southern Zone Big Game Hunting Season that opens Saturday, Nov. 20 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 12. A spokesman from the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said that the deer harvest should be comparable to last season.

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