Andes

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.


Irish bash set for Andes Hotel

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Andes — Bird-On-A-Cliff Theater Company of Woodstock will present the hysterically funny play “GKS 80th Irish Birthday Bash” at the Andes Hotel on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day while stepping into the world of mystery and intrigue. Mingle with unusual characters. Watch for the clues. The action is fast and the laughter contagious. You will be kept on the edge of your seat as you try to solve an exciting who-dunnit with the Bird On A Cliff Theater Group. Prize awarded.


Alice in wonderland at ACS this weekend

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By John Bernhardt
Make it a point to get to Andes this weekend and follow Alice down the rabbit hole into one fun, funky, fantasy-filled adventure after another as students of the ACS Drama Club stage “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” Show time is 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10.


Canvas and cocktails at Andes Hotel

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Andes — Learn to paint in the Yellow Room at the Andes Hotel. Classes will be held on March 3, April 7 and May 5 at 7 p.m. with instruction by professional contemporary American impressionist painter, Lisbeth Firmin.

Grab your friends, coworkers, or make it a unique date night and join the class for an evening of entertaining art instruction. The best part? You will go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours” and hopefully a newfound talent to explore. Reservations are suggested and there is a $10 fee.


Andes health clinic plans unveiled by O'Connor Hospital

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By Pauline Liu
If all goes as planned, a new primary-care health clinic will be up and running in the Town of Andes by September. Drawings of the proposed facility were presented to the Andes Planning Board last Monday night by O’Connor Hospital Chief Operating Officer Edward McGrath. 

The presentation was the culmination of a year’s worth of planning by hospital administrators. “O’Connor plans to purchase the land, build it, and then we hope to turn it over to Bassett Healthcare by September,” said McGrath.

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New government draws crowd to Andes meeting

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By Pauline Liu
For the second month in a row, the Andes Town Board meeting drew a remarkable, standing room only crowd. Residents turned out in force for last Tuesday afternoon’s meeting to see what one woman in the audience described as “the new government” at work.

The crowd is apparently fascinated to watch the dynamics, as the two new town board members, Tom Hall and Wayland “Bud” Gladstone and the new town clerk, Kimberly Tosi, get down to business. All three took office with the start of the year. 


Historian seeks photos of towns under reservoir

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Andes — The Andes Society for History and Culture is planning to erect a kiosk that will be placed on its Pleasant Valley Meeting House grounds this year.

Plans are for the kiosk to commemorate the four communities that were taken for the building of the Pepacton Reservoir.


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