Andes

New owners set to tackle fishing season at Tremperskill Store

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By Pauline Liu
When New York State’s trout fishing season opens Friday, it will mark a new start for the generations-old Tremperskill Country Store in Andes. This year, when long-time customers return for opening day, they will be welcomed by the store’s new owners, Candy and Eddie Chin.

“People who have been coming up here to Andes to fish for the last 40 years have been stopping by. Many of them want to find out if we’re going to continue the tradition of selling bait and worms. The answer is, ‘yes,’” said Candy Chin.


Andes waste water plant has long history of problems

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By Pauline Liu
Employees at the Town of Andes Wastewater Treatment Plant say the problems at the seven-year-old facility existed long before the facility was issued a violation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) last fall. 

“Part of the problem is the equipment is not big enough to handle the flow,” explained Operations Manager Lou Dibble.


Merrill named Andes bank manager

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Walton – Patrick Galloway, president of National Bank of Delaware County, reports that Vicki Merrill has been named loan officer and manager of the Andes office of NBDC.

She has worked for the bank for a little over a year, but comes to the bank with 15 years in banking experience. She was a loan officer in the Stamford office of NBDC at the time of her promotion.
Merrill grew up on Long Island, and attended SUNY Cobleskill. She lives with her husband and two children in Delhi.


Andes seeking solutions for wastewater woes

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By Pauline Liu
When the Town of Andes’ Sewer Treatment Plant overflowed last autumn, raw sewage spilled into the Tremperskill Creek and then flowed into the Pepacton Reservoir, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

DEC Spokesperson Lori Severino said there was no way to measure how much sewage went into New York City’s unfiltered drinking water system.


Andes, DEP negotiate over $2.6 million sewer fix

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By Pauline Liu
The Town of Andes and New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have entered into negotiations over the town’s failing sewer treatment plant.


Pancake supper raises money for Walton church burned by arsonist

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By Pauline Liu
The congregations of two churches in Andes have come to the aid of the First Baptist Church of Walton, which was leveled by an arson fire in January.  Members of the Andes Methodist Church joined with the Presbyterian Church of Andes for a pancake supper and managed to raise more than $1,000 for the Walton church’s reconstruction project.


Andes plans one layoff as part of budget cuts

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By Pauline Liu
The Andes Central School District’s 2011-12 draft budget seeks to keep the tax levy increase to just under two percent and calls for the layoff of one elementary-level teaching position.
As with all districts statewide, Andes is being forced to make tough choices due to a $101,822 reduction in state aid.

The tiny school district has a K-12 enrollment of 110 with only one student in kindergarten.


SK girls earn sectional crown; boys fall in semi-finals

By John Bernhardt
The wild Jefferson upset win over SK in the boys’ bracket almost overshadowed the dominating play of SK’s other basketball team, the Lady Rams.

The South Kortright girls used a stifling defense to overwhelm Gilbertsville Mount-Upton in the semifinals Tuesday night, then rolled over Schenevus at the Arena on Saturday to win their second Section IV title in the past three years.


Andes short on equipment after fire destroys snowplow

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Andes snowplow wreaked by fireAndes snowplow wreaked by fire
By Pauline Liu
Officials with the Town of Andes Highway Department are looking for another snowplow after one of theirs burned up on February 2.

“We could use help,” said Deputy Highway Superintendent Brad Darling. “We’re looking for a good, used four-by-four. We need to get the word out.”

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the image of the scorched 1991 Autocar snowplow is worth plenty. Dan Melvin, 37, a town highway department employee and heavy equipment operator reported that he was plowing on Wolf Hollow Road in Andes, when he heard a bang and jumped out of the cab just before it burst into flames. Fortunately, he was not hurt, but he told his bosses that he had to walk a mile before he could find a phone in order to notify them of what occurred.


ACS students' fowl idea fair game for environment

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By John Bernhardt
There are some very happy chickens in Andes who are doing a lot less scratching for their feed this winter.

The Andes Central School (ACS) sixth-grade class has come up with a unique response to the Disney Planet Challenge to improve the earth’s environment.


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