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Andes starts 2012 with a 'new' board

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By Pauline Liu
From the way Andes residents crowded into their town board meeting last Tuesday afternoon, you’d think that something sensational was going to happen. In fact, to the community-minded residents of Andes, something really big was underway.

The first town board meeting of the year was in session. The new Town Clerk, Kimberly Tosi, and the two new board members, Wayland “Bud” Gladstone and Tom Hall, were in place. Many of those in the audience, felt they simply needed to see the changes in town government for themselves.


Andes girls win two in Delaware League

By John Bernhardt
It was two tallies in the win column for Andes last week as the Mountaineers rolled over Downsville and Jefferson in Delaware League play.

Andes came from behind to bring down Downsville, 27-24, on the Eagles’ home court, then took an early lead over Jefferson that they never relinquished Thursday in Andes


Andes welcomes new officials at year's first meeting

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By Pauline Liu
The Andes Town Board wasted no time in getting organized for 2012. Though many businesses were closed on Monday, Jan. 2, the board met at town hall for its organizational meeting and swiftly took care of business in just under half-an-hour.

Andes begins 2012 with new town board members Tom Hall and Wayland “Bud” Gladstone, who ran on the Democratic and Independent lines and were elected to their posts in November.


Andes officials at odds over highway budget

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By Pauline Liu
Andes Town Supervisor Marty Donnelly and Highway Superintendent Mike McAdams found themselves at odds over the town’s new leaner and meaner highway budget. Both men made their cases at the final regularly scheduled town board meeting of the year, which was held at town hall on Tuesday afternoon.


ACS Senior Citizen Dinner to be Dec. 8

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Andes Central School will host its annual Senior Citizen Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 8 starting at 1 p.m. 
All Andes residents, age 55 and over, are invited to attend.  School officials hope everyone will come out to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our cafeteria staff and served by ACS home and career students. 


Story Laurie releases 'Groovin' in the Garden'

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Andes — Regional children’s performer Story Laurie is making “Buy Local” holiday shopping easier this season, thanks to her new CD “Groovin’ in the Garden,” which will be available in several area stores starting December 3.

Billed as Story Laurie and Friends, the music recording features Laurie’s vocals backed by a passel of talented musicians, including Laurie’s husband Ira McIntosh, who plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele.


Andes lists honor rolls

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Andes — Andes Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the first quarter of the 2011-’12 school year.

Earning places on the Superintendent’s List, with averages of 94.5 percent or better, were senior Ashley Terry, junior Tristin Tait, sophomore Jonathan Andrews and freshmen Torin Bacon and Cassandra Storey.
Also, eighth-graders Adriel Grapes and Allison Long; seventh-graders Serena Bacon; Noah Dougherty and Winifred Richards-Consigny and sixth-grader Alexis Redden.


Andes overrides 2% cap; OKs fracking ban

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By Pauline Liu
On the heels of Election Day, the Andes Town Board unanimously passed a tax-cap override, its 2012 budget, and a moratorium on heavy industry, following a series of often-contentious public hearings at town hall last Thursday.

As a result of the board’s vote to override the state mandated two-percent tax cap, property owners in the Town of Andes can expect to dig deeper. Town officials estimate that taxes on a $100,000 home will increase by $20 a year. “You’re going to price me out of my home,” grumbled Andes resident Fred Cubero.


CAT 4-Kids fundraiser at Andes Hotel

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Andes — Get out your dancin’ shoes, folks, and head to The Andes Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. for a good time and a great cause: the First Annual Ava Rose Birthday Bash Fund-raiser benefitting CAT 4 Kids.

You can boogie to the swinging grooves of the mighty Blues Maneuver band, give happy birthday wishes to seven-year-old Ava Rose McIntosh, and help raise funds for integrated and inclusive arts and recreation opportunities for children of all abilities in Delaware County.


Andes election results

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Martin Donnelley ran unopposed and was re-elected supervisor with 343 votes.

Kimberly Tosi defeated Janis Jacques in the town clerk race:

Janis Jacques 121
Kimberly Tosi 404

Wayland Gladstone and Thomas Hall were the top vote getters in the race for town council:

Shayne Moshier 161
Ritchie Gabriel 217
Wayland Gladstone 383
Thomas Hall 233

Margaret Moshier was re-elcted Tax collectoer:

Margaret Moshier 284
Stephanie Soules 227

Michael McAdams was re-elected superintendent of highways:

Michael McAdams 442
Bill Wagner 89


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