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Andes hosts NHS dinner

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Service is a foundational tenet of National Honor Society and New York State Business Honor Society Chapters. On October 27, the Andes Central School Chapters joined forces to sponsor a community service event honoring local volunteers. The Andes chapters brought together members of the Andes Fire Department, the Emergency Medical Squad and the Auxiliary for an honor dinner and recognition program. Over 50 local volunteers were recognized.


Catskill region resorts team for discount skiing

By Jay Braman Jr.
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has announced that the operators of five ski resorts he convened for a collaboration promoting skiing in the Catskills, have decided to build upon prior success with a new, expanded promotion for the upcoming season.


Trout fishing future is topic

Boiceville — The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes Ed and Judy Van Put for an exciting evening exploring the roots and current and future status of “Trout Fishing in the Catskills” on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Boiceville Inn.


Pat Meehan, former CWT leader, dies at 61

By Jay Braman Jr.
Patrick Meehan, 61, the supervisor of the Greene County Town of Windham and an original member of the Coalition of Watershed Towns, died Sunday as a result of complications due to hip replacement surgery.
Meehan made a mark in the region outside his town’s borders as an outspoken co-founder of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Created in the early 1990s, the coalition was formed to fight a plan by New York City to impose crippling land-use regulations on the five-county watershed region and condemn private property for water protection purposes along the way.


Roxbury's Golden Seal Building will receive upgrades and facelift

Roxbury — The gateway to the hamlet of Roxbury will see major improvements next spring and summer. The historic Golden Seal Building has recently received a leg up for much-needed health and safety upgrades, weatherization, and exterior façade restoration.


Area servicemen and women to receive sweet holiday treats

Margaretville — The Community Christmas Project is requesting the names and addresses of servicemen and women from the towns of Middletown, Halcott and Hardenburgh. Homemade cards and locally made maple candies will be sent to those whose information is received by Dec. 1.


Shandaken Food Pantry benefit dinner set Dec. 9

Phoenicia — The Shandaken Food Pantry will hold a benefit dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Al’s Seafood Restaurant in Phoenicia. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.


County gears up for flu threat

By Julia Green
Across the country, sniffles and low-grade fevers have led to increased vigilance and alarm in recent weeks, as national awareness of the H1N1 virus – known colloquially as “swine flu” – continues to grow.


Curator's Choice show opens at Chace; artists' reception planned for Saturday

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Curator’s Choice,” a group exhibition by the gallery’s permanently exhibiting artists opening Friday and hanging until Dec. 31. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Andes board ruling stirs hard feelings over signage

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By Matthew J. Perry
Town planning and zoning boards of appeal are not known as hotbeds of drama. They tend go about their business quietly, mostly because that business, no matter how important it may be to a municipality, is rarely exciting.
But last month members of the Andes Zoning Board of Appeals made a decision that still has the community buzzing, often with anger and frustration. What could have touched off a fractious debate?
A sign. Or a mural. It depends on whom you ask.


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