Andes

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


Broadlands photos opening at Chace

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery proudly presents “Broadlands,” photography by Lisa Candela November 12-December 26. The exhibition is comprised of limited edition photographs, shot on film and printed on lush watercolor paper. Nearly the entire exhibition was shot at Broadlands, the famed Gerry Estate. A reception for the artist is Saturday, Nov. 12 from 5-7 p.m.


Andes Works! organization initial session set for Nov. 15

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Andes — A new community organization in Andes, Andes Works!, will present the first in a series of conversations and interactive workshops on economic development on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at The Andes Hotel.

An informal happy hour will begin at 6 p.m. with a facilitated conversation beginning at 7 p.m. Andes resident Leigh Melander will act as the facilitator.


'Pirates' plays at ACS Nov. 4-5

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Andes — Set sail with a cast of tenderhearted pirates and other quirky and comic characters when the Andes Central School Drama Club presents The Music Theatre International “junior” version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance.” Show times are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 with the curtain scheduled to open both nights at 7 p.m.


Candidates in Andes square off

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By Pauline Liu
Andes voters got their chance to question some candidates for town government about key issues including budget cuts, fracking, communication and economic development at the Andes Candidates Forum on Sunday Afternoon.

The two-hour long event at The Andes Hotel drew a standing room only crowd of approximately 80.
Though nine candidates were invited, only five attended.

Missing candidates


Andes Hotel wins county tourism prize

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 Margaretville — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce recognized several businesses and individuals for their service to the county’s business community at its 2011 Annual Awards Dinner Thursday evening at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville.


Andes candidates will appear at Sunday forum

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Andes — Voters in the Town of Andes will get a chance on Sunday, Oct. 23 to meet many of the candidates who are running for town office this year. A forum, based on guidelines set by the League of Women Voters, will begin at 1 p.m. in the main dining room of The Andes Hotel.

The forum will be moderated by Rev. Steven Swanson, pastor of the Andes Presbyterian Church. Candidates are allowed three minutes each for opening remarks, and each candidate will be permitted a two-minute response to every question.


Andes to hold 2012 budget, tax cap and fracking hearing

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By Pauline Liu
The Town of Andes will hold a series of public hearings at town hall on Thursday, Nov. 10 to address an array of important subjects in five-minute intervals.


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