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Andes protests polling place shutdown

By Matthew J. Perry
Andes officials are protesting a Delaware County Board of Elections recommendation that would see a long-established polling site closed.


ACS lists 3rd period honor rolls

Officials of Andes Central School have released the Honor Roll for the third marking period. Those earning recognition are:


MCS features young tennis squad; Andes wins opening match

By Julia Green
Two matches into the tennis season, Margaretville Head Coach Jim Owdienko is working with a fairly young roster.
“We’re definitely in a rebuilding year,” he said. “We lost a lot of people last year, and we’ve got a lot of seniors who are first-time players.”
That list includes senior James Lor, who is currently the Blue Devils’ number one singles player, and half of their number one doubles team of brothers Tony and Alex Ramos.


Local teams battled in spring diamond play

Local teams saw plenty of action last week on the baseball and softball diamonds.


Uncle Rocks rolls into Andes Library

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Andes — The taxes are done. The kids don’t have school all week. And we’re taking care of dinner. Do you need more of an excuse to get out and have a rollickin’ good time with the family? We didn’t think so. That’s why the Andes Library invites you to a free “Rock Out with Uncle Rock” pizza party on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Uncle Rock, aka Robert Burke Warren, has been dazzling audiences of all ages with his inspiring music that seamlessly bridges the gap between adult and children’s music.


Lady Devils, Rockets set to start softball campaigns

By Julia Green
First-year Margaretville head coach Bill Lonecke returns a strong roster from the 2008 Lady Blue Devils’ softball team, including five seniors and three 2008 Delaware League All-Star selections. Lonecke was an assistant with the Blue Devils last year and fills the vacancy left by Robyn Lukaszewski, who accepted a teaching position in the Rondout Valley school district.
“Only having 11 kids this year, they look really good,” Lonecke said. “I only have one girl who is new who came up from modified this year. The rest of them are returning players from last year, and last year we won the Upper Delaware League, and I think we have a real good chance to repeat it.”


MCS, RCS boys of spring look ahead to diamond season

By Julia Green
Despite the lingering chill of the Catskill winter, spring is on its way, as evidenced by the ring of aluminum bats coming from baseball diamonds in local schoolyards. Area schools are getting into the spring swing of things as baseball, softball and tennis teams open the season this week.


Andes community rallies to aid injured ACS teacher

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By Jeffrey Ashton
Kerry McCracken, an Andes Central School teacher, was in a bad automobile accident in November. As a result of the injuries sustained, her right leg had to be amputated. In the months following her accident, Kerry has undergone a tremendous amount of therapy, both physical and mental. After seven weeks of being in intensive care and undergoing an intense physical therapy regiment at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, she returned home to South Kortright to her husband Jim and three small children, Logan, age seven, Aileen, age five and Delan, age three.


Uncertainty clouds school budgets; tax hikes projected as minimal

By Julia Green
Area school superintendents are wrestling with declining state aid as they attempt to prepare their 2009-2010 annual budgets.
In spite of waning funds, however, superintendents at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central schools have prepared budget drafts that have only minor tax levy increases and will therefore have minimal impacts on local taxpayers.


Andes Library opens a new chapter

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By Matthew J. Perry
Last Saturday—a crisp but sunny second day of spring—dozens of Andes residents turned out for a celebration at the refurbished town library to enjoy music, food, socializing and, for many, a first look inside the 1840s Main Street building since construction was completed.
Trustees, librarians, architects and town officials were on hand to greet guests and offer tours.


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