Andes welcomes new officials at year's first meeting


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


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


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'


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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