A look at the life and influence of Dr. King

Martin Luther King, Jr. played a pivotal role in race relations in the United States for nearly a decade. He helped secure the end of legal segregation of African-American citizens, created the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and served as a source of inspiration for black individuals across the globe.
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It was certainly an interesting week—snow a little every day until Friday, lots of wind and then incredible warmth for the weekend. It was 48° on Friday, 62° on Saturday, Saturday night …
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WALTON - Nearly $5 million has been spent to prevent and reduce flooding in Walton since the formation of the Walton Flood Commission in 2010. Of the $4.9 million spent, $3.79 million has been grant …

DELHI - Incumbent Bovina Supervisor Tina Molé will serve her third term as Delaware County Board of Supervisors Chairperson. However, the decision did not come without opposition. Andes …
STAMFORD - During a brief Stamford Town Board meeting Wednesday, there were new appointments and a celebration of those who have served. New Supervisor John Kosier led the meeting, while former …
Over 200 Boy Scouts traveled from near and far to State University of New York (SUNY) at Delhi for Merit Badge Madness on Jan. 11. The event is hosted by the Leatherstocking Council but attracts …
News

After more than a decade of conceptualizing, Bainbridge is getting a community center. “The date on the building plans is January 2010,” project lead and Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce …

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced a matching grant of $14,000 awarded to the First Congregational Church in Walton to go toward a $50,000 window restoration project.  The First …
Residents of the village of Deposit voted to abolish the village police department and village justice court during a special election on Jan. 7. This decision followed years of discussion which …
The town of Franklin held their first board meeting of the year on Jan. 7. Supervisor Jeffrey Taggart said that a special meeting was held on Dec. 23 to address the ongoing litigation regarding the …
The Town of Hamden Board met on Jan. 8 for their yearly organizational meeting and regular monthly meeting. During the organization meeting, the board made the following appointments: Budget …
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Sports

It’s Official: Veteran CV Coach Ray Preston Is Mr. 700

DAVENPORT – “It feels great,” Charlotte Valley Central School Ray Preston said immediately following his 700th varsity win Friday, Jan. 10.  CV toppled Jefferson 55-14 - his …

Arts & Entertainment

ONEONTA – Young local string players in the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble (LDYE) will perform two free concerts this month featuring the music of Mendelssohn, Handel, Bloch, and Biber. The …

For further information on any of these events, please call the Sidney Memorial Public Library at 607-563-1200. Throughout the month of January in the Smart Community Room, local poet and visual …
The Glimmerglass Festival will hold auditions for both acting and singing roles in the 2020 Festival productions on Feb. 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The company is casting youth of any …
Letters to the editor
When someone works above and beyond the requirements of their job, you get accustomed to that level of devotion. Suddenly, although the work ethic is there and the job is competently performed, all …
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors have proven themselves as of late to be a completely incompetent ruling body, devoid of any common sense or scruples. I site two recent examples of their …
The media bashing was eloquent. A few of the Supervisors nodded their heads along with the words. None besides the speaker and one who attended for his own testimony were present at any of the …
Once again the topic of a new County DPW facility has been raised. The fact is that the present facilities are in a flood zone and in dire need of repair. Using inaccuracies to substantiate the …
Opinion
The 2020 New York State legislative session got its official start a few days ago with the governor’s State of the State address. While the governor mentioned a few ideas I can back, for the …
At this time of year, I normally review positive policies and new laws that have been adopted in Albany.  Unfortunately, there was more bad news than good coming from the state Capitol during …
Here in upstate New York we pride ourselves on our ability to battle (and overcome) winter weather.  Even with our well-honed skills at the ready, a quick refresher on a few life-saving tips and …
If the existing location would be the best choice for the new Delaware County DPW site were it not in a floodplain, then it probably is the best choice. The potential for reducing floodwater …
Legal Notices
Blue Horseshoe Buttermilk Farm LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/7/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail …
Binnekill Properties LLC. Filed3/12/18. Office: Delaware Co.SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 225 White Rd,Margaretville, NY 12455. Purpose:General. Binnekill Tavern LLC. …
39 Howell Street LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/13/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3509 Dunk …
39 Howell Street LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/13/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3509 Dunk …
Our Community Columns

Walton Congregational Church To Hold Services At Christ Church

The Congregational Church of Walton will hold their Sunday services at the Christ Church (Episcopal) at 41 Gardner Pl. in Walton at 10:15 a.m. starting Jan. 15 until renovations to the sanctuary are …

Wanted: Older New Yorkers Who Make a Difference

May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month, acknowledging the incredible efforts and diverse contributions older adults make to communities across the nation. In collaboration with 59 …

Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Opens on Main St. in Oneonta

Tobacco Free Communities | Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie has opened its doors at 155 Main Street in Oneonta with the aim to change the community environment to support the tobacco-free norm …

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Supports Food Banks

A chicken and biscuit dinner will be held in Sidney at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 139 W. Main St. on Jan. 18 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will include: Chicken/gravy, biscuits, mashed …

Area Honey Makers Talk Bees: Benefit Both Bodies and Environment

    DELAWARE COUNTY - Local beekeepers take the business of honey making seriously. Not only do they enjoy the consumption of sweet honey - two area women emphasized why they …
Police

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Natasha Reed, 30, Hamden, was arrested on Jan. 11 and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor …

Bail Reform Will Impact Del. County: Sheriff DuMond, DA Hubbard Weigh In

DELHI - After the first week of 2020, local officials stand behind their opposition to the recent Bail Reform legislation.  Delaware County District Attorney John Hubbard said new legislation …

Coffee Fosters Conversation, Collaboration Between Cops and Community Members 

FRANKLIN - simple cup of coffee can be the catalyst for meaningful conversation. That’s the premise behind “Coffee with a Cop,” a program launched by the Hawthorne Police …

Backhoe Nearly Slides Down Embankment At SUNY Delhi

DELHI - A disaster was narrowly avoided on Thursday, Jan. 2 at State University of New York at Delhi. According to Delhi Village Chief Michael Mills, the emergency was toned out at approximately …
Obituaries
Marguerite G. Hughes
ONEONTA – Marguerite G. Hughes, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta. Memorial contributions …
Helen C. Powell
GRAND GORGE – Helen C. Powell, 90, died at Margaretville, on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Memorial donations in Helen’s name may …
Suzanne “Susie” Fisher
ONEONTA – Suzanne “Susie” Fisher, 57, formerly of Walton, a wonderful wife, devoted mother and beloved friend to …
Laura Louise Hotaling
NORWICH – Laura Louise Hotaling, 97, Norwich, formerly of Delhi and Sidney, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at …
Jim Taggart
WALTON – Jim Taggart died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. He was born in Franklin July 2, 1944 to John and Anna Taggart. Friends and …
Frances C. “Fran” Branning
LIVINGSTON MANOR – Frances C. “Fran” Branning, 90, of Livingston Manor, a longtime area resident, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at …
Diane L. Pantore
Diane L. Pantore of Davenport, formerly Roscoe, a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at the MI Bassett Hospital in …
Richard J. Mauro
Richard J. Mauro, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Delhi.Born on May …
Academics

DELHI - While Olen Knapp isn’t on the football field or in another sporting arena at Delaware Academy, he can very possibly be found fine-tuning his passion - music. From a young age, the …

On Jan. 10, students from Hancock Central School’s k-4 after-school program traveled to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society in Delhi to deliver handmade cat and dog toys along with food …
Jennifer Barnes, Sidney, earned part time honors during the fall 2019 semester at SUNY Canton. Barnes is majoring in the Health Care Management program. The college created this award to recognize …
Honor Roll: 85-89 Average 9th Grade Paul Aitken-Morse, Logan Aubin, Owen Clough, Heidi Decker, Abigail DelBalso, Nisha Desai, Kaylynn Faulkner, Jacqlyn Gransbury, Meyer Little, Chloe Madrigal, …
Outdoor Life

Two snowmobile races are to be held in February, the Groundhog Weekend Dash for the Cash on Feb. 1 and the Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Winter Drag Race on Feb. 22.The Groundhog Weekend Dash is hosted by …

Well, I see that the calendar changed from December 2019 to January 2020; I thought we’d be riding hover boards to work by now. In any case, after the New Year is when I begin paying attention …
The Catskill Center, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Catskill Park Coalition will lead groups of volunteers in a day of Catskills advocacy in Albany Feb. 4.
The NY State Ornithological Association’s annual statewide waterfowl count is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 19. DOAS covers Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna River above Unadilla, the Unadilla …