Andes

ACS holds budget workshop; no parents attend

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By Pauline Liu
Not even one parent from the Andes Central School District showed up for Thursday’s public hearing on the new budget. School district voters across the state are just days away from going to the polls to cast their ballots on their respective 2012-2013 budgets.  Andes voters will be asked to approve the new $3.64 million spending plan, which carries a 1.13 percent tax levy increase and complies with the  state’s adjusted two-percent property tax cap. The new budget is $29,000 less than the current one.


New exhibit at Chace-Randall Gallery

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery proudly presents Fractal Landscape, Re-constructions from Tuscany, the Hudson Valley and South America, by Rimer Cardillo, May 11 – June 17. The exhibition is comprised of woodcuts and mixed media unique works on paper. A reception for the artist is Saturday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Hogan gets facelift; pizza restaurant planned

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By Pauline Liu
With help from some good friends, Hogan’s General Store in Andes is in the process of being put through a major overhaul.

About two weeks ago, as the business marked its 14th anniversary, the “For Sale” sign outside the building came down. Owner Don Hogan is in it for the long haul but he now has some help from two Andes friends. Interior designer Cheryl Terrace of Vital Design Ltd. and property manager Andy Wos of Broadland’s Management are often on premises working on improvements.


Dart Tourney to rise funds in Andes

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The Kevin Roney Memorial Stars & Stripes Dart Tournament Fund-Raiser will be held on Saturday, May 5 starting at 1 p.m. in Andes.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the dart tournament fund-raiser. In addition to the competition, there will a be 50/50 prize drawing, donation can, Chinese Auction, door prizes and plenty of fun. A chicken barbecue will begin at 2 p.m. Halves will be $6 and full dinners (featuring fabulous side dishes by Laurie Day) are $9.


Andes' Jade Litaker earns acceptance into Berklee Summer Music Program

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By John Bernhardt
“My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mind, and behold, all things have changed.” —Anne Sullivan

Andes Central School teachers Sandy Reynolds and Tamara Tisch had to be feeling a little bit like Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s remarkable teacher and companion of long ago, when they learned that their pupil, Jade Litaker had been accepted into the Berklee College of Music’s Summer Program.


Andes board completes wastewater treatment deal

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By Pauline Liu
Wastewater treatment, highway projects and flood-related issues were the highlights of the Andes Town Board meeting last Tuesday. 

Andes Town Supervisor Marty Donnelly looked visibly happy when he announced the finalization of a deal to have Andes’ malfunctioning wastewater treatment system replaced by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).


Andes clinic reviews are mixed; public input divided at hearing

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By Pauline Liu
Andes residents turned out Monday night in force at town hall to voice opinions about the primary care health clinic proposed for lower Main Street, next to Ballantine Park.

The public hearing conducted by the Andes Town Planning Board, drew a standing room only crowd. Several opponents and supporters spoke passionately.


Extra state aid boosts ACS budget

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By Pauline Liu
The Andes Central School District received news last Friday that it will be getting an additional $7,000 in state aid for its 2012-2013 budget.

This will mean savings for taxpayers. The additional state funding reduces the original tax levy increase from 1.36 percent to 1.13 percent. 


Andes sets hearing for flood map review

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By Pauline Liu
The Town of Andes is preparing for a public hearing on its new flood maps and flood law on Tuesday April 10 at 12:45 p.m.

The time of the hearing was set to accommodate a request by Deputy Town Supervisor Marty Liddle, who said he doesn’t expect the hearing will last very long. Kristin Janke of the Delaware County Planning Department will be making the presentation.


Health clinic plans unveiled to Andes residents

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By Pauline Liu
Residents in Andes will have the chance to voice their opinions about the newly proposed primary care health clinic at a public hearing at town hall on Monday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.


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