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SUNY Delhi and Hartwick College saw their highest rates of COVID-19 positive cases this year recently. SUNY Oneonta also saw an increase of COVID positive students, but not as many as there were in …

DelCo Police Reform Committee Fractures DELHI - Municipalities that operate police departments in Delaware County are finalizing draft police reform plans for a public hearing and submission to …
WALTON -  Walton trustees unanimously voted to override the state mandated 2% tax cap and increased water rates at a village meeting on March 1. The village hopes to keep the levy increase under …
The Delaware County Fair Board of Directors released a statement on their Facebook page Saturday night, indicating they were hopeful but cautious that a fair could be held this summer. Due to the …
News
This was an unusual site for travelers on Delaware Street in Walton on Sunday evening. The street lights went out, creating an eerie atmosphere. According to Walton Fire Chief Frank Wood, the …
At the February Bovina town board Zoom meeting, there was confusion over an aspect of the Delhi Telephone Company’s franchise with Bovina, one that would have potentially returned thousands of …
Betsy the Snow Lady came to life one sunny winter day recently near Treadwell. She cheered passersby with her friendly wave and jaunty hat. Things quickly went south, however, when a deer came along …
    WALTON - “I was born and raised in Walton,” said Grace Cornell, who has seen and experienced many occurrences in her lifetime in this small, rural …
DELHI - Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County (HHDC) has announced the appointment of Kaliegh Riordan as executive director as of Nov. 2020.       Established in 1990 as an …
Sports

Delhi's Haight Surpasses All Time Scoring Record

The Delaware Academy Bulldogs defeated the Walton Warriors 79 to 26 in a league game in Walton Wednesday night.  Alex Haight led Delaware Academy with a game high 25 points.  With those …

Coronavirus Outbreak
Area Sees Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 Spike

Local health departments are attributing the recent spike in COVID-19 cases to “living room spread” around the  Thanksgiving holiday.  According to the New York State …

COVID Cases Increase, First Flu Cases Reported In Area

People Urged to Stay Home For Thanksgiving As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Increase

DelCo COVID-19 Cases More Than Double In One Week

Arts & Entertainment

Trevor Wilson is a new featured artist on ‘Winter Wall’ at the Art Garage, Cooperstown. The show opened Feb. 26,  and is now open seven days a week by appointment. Current protocol …

Zoom Lego Club Builders of all ages wanted to meet every Wednesday at 3:30 for a new lego challenge and share your Lego masterpiece via a Zoom Meet-up. The Zoom Link will be posted under the …
Starting on Monday, March 1, the Roxbury Library will reopen its doors on a limited basis and will also be offering curbside service, as requested by individual patrons. Following state-mandated …
Academics

Students across the Walton Central School District demonstrated ways to show kindness during spirit week - Feb. 22-26, which was organized by the WCS Guidance Department. Other days included …

The guidance office at Stamford Central School has announced the honor rolls for the first quarter. Cum Laude is an average of 94.5% or higher; High Honor is an average of 89.5%-94.4%; Honor is an …
The following students were named to the Stamford Elementary School honor roll for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. Principal’s List - Students must have a rounded honor …
The Roscoe Central School has announced the students who were named to the superintendent honor, high honor and honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. Grade …
Our Community Columns

Walton

The Delaware County Agricultural Society (Delaware County Fair board) is holding a raffle for a Massey Ferguson (GC1723) loader and backhoe. It can be seen at NAPA on Delaware Street, and comes …

Delhi

We’ve had a little taste of spring with temperatures reaching 40 degrees on a couple of days. It looks like we may even have a day in the 50s in the next week.  Last week’s trivia …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during March will be held in DeLancey Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. I welcome …

Walton

The week of March 8-12, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Walton Central School will hold its annual Kindergarten registration at the Townsend Elementary School office.  This registration is for …

One Glass of Milk

One Glass of Milk A young man was selling goods to help pay his way through school. He had only one coin left that day and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. …
Letters to the editor
If you know me, you know I like animals, but I really LOVE dogs. I’ve volunteered at the Heart of the Catskills Human Society for the past 12 years. I train, socialize and foster …
Mr. Kalibat’s letter of Feb. 10 - “He’s A Bit Optimistic” caught my attention. I’m a member of the Democratic Committee. Many people don’t know this, but Committee …
Deep distrust, deep turmoil, and consistent disruptions in a society - anywhere in the world - invaders of any description will appear - from within or beyond our borders. From High School World …
It’s difficult to address a message to a Committee, but will try a few questions. What sources can you cite for your positions? Isn’t the “Big Lie” something attributed to …
Opinion
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution for $29 million to build three new DPW buildings. This is several million dollars over the estimate for a new facility which included the …
Tip my hat to Ms. Van Atta of Walton for her measured response to my recent letter.  Contrast her letter with that of the piece of twisted hyberbolic screed, over the signature of the …
The job of a parole officer is to ensure that an inmate leaving prison follows the law and doesn’t fall back into a life of crime. Their job is also to give the parolee assistance and guidance …
In his recent letter to the editor, Mr. Kalibat from DeLancey clearly enjoys devising derogatory policy slogans for the new administration, and it had me thinking up a whole list of unpleasant …
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 …
Police

Train Hits Unoccupied Vehicle In Sidney

According to the village of Sidney Police Department’s Facebook page, Joshua R. Barnhart, 27, of Sidney was issued traffic citations in connection with a motor vehicle collision involving a …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • James A. Amato, 45, Downsville, was arrested on Feb. 24 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and …

Hobart Fire

   

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Steven S. Campanelli, 25, Williamsville, was arrested on Feb. 14 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and …
Outdoor Life

Look Into the Life Of the Great Gray Owl Feb. 19

Of all the birds and wildlife that call the forests and mountains of Montana home, one species in particular leaves an impression on its observer unlike anything else. This species is the Great Gray …

Audubon Hosts Local & Regional Experts For Climate Action Panel Discussion

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host a special online panel discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. featuring local and regional experts about actions that can be taken to reduce carbon …

Season Date Changes for Beaver, Mink and Muskrat Trapping

On Nov. 25, DEC adopted new season date regulations for beaver, mink and muskrat trapping in portions of New York. The new season dates will expand trapper opportunities in central and western New …

‘Florida Reflections’ To Highlight Audubon Meeting

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host local naturalist and photographer Rick Bunting for ‘Florida Reflections’ Friday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This will be an online …
Obituaries
Susan Terry
Susan “Sue” Nicoletti Terry, a resident of Bethany Village in Horseheads, passed peacefully during the evening of Feb. 21, …
Ronald H. Nagel
Ronald H. Nagel, 79, of The Villages, Fla., passed away peacefully on Feb. 3 with family at his side. Ron was born in Teaneck, N.J. in …
Robert G. Jensen
Remembering the life of Robert G. Jensen (Bob) of Downsville, who passed away on Feb. 14, 2021 at the MI Bassett Hospital in …
Molly J. Darville
Molly J. Darville, 74, of Walton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, peacefully, at the Bassett Medical Center, …
Mary Jane Henderson
Mary Jane Henderson, 89, of Delhi, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 following a brief illness. Mary Jane was born in …
Howard H. Crane
Howard H. Crane, 83, of Walton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at home in Walton, surrounded by family. He was born on …
Helen Weerheim
Helen Weerheim, a lifelong resident of Treadwell, died on Feb. 24, 2021 at the age of 95.  She is predeceased by her loving …
Elizabeth Rosa Braymer
Elizabeth (Bette) Rosa Braymer, 86, died at home on Feb. 22, 2021. She was born March 19, 1934 in Delhi, the daughter of Joseph and …
Doris E. Sanford
Doris E. Sanford has gone to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Doris was born in Dunraven at the home of her parents, Robert …
Dolores Gray
Dolores “Rae” Gray, 85, of Shippensburg, Pa., formerly of Walton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at …