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Residents gathered at the Bovina Community Hall for the September town board meeting on Sept. 8 to hear Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond’s comments about anti-speeding measures in the …

DELHI - Former Delhi Deputy Highway Superintendent Brian Rosenthal was arrested on Sept. 10 by the New York State Police, accused of overstating his sick and leave accruals, according to a press …
DELHI - Delhi’s state administered highway funding will be reduced by 20% in 2021, announced Highway Superintendent Daren Evans at a meeting of the town council on Sept. 8. In addition to …
DELHI - Time is running out to be counted in the 2020 Census, said Sean Leddy, co-chair of the Delaware County Complete Count Committee. Leddy and census enumerators are taking steps to make certain …
News
Walton had the largest voter turnout for the 2020 village elections, rescheduled from March to Sept. 15, with 206 voters. Walton trustee incumbents Richard Doig and Steve Sehen held onto their …
A special meeting of the Walton Village board was held via Zoom at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 with police officer training the first topic on the agenda. The board approved Patrolman Kevin Doig to …
WALTON - Walton trustees waived the employee residency requirement for new deputy clerk hire Samantha Brunner at a meeting held on Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. The monthly meeting, which is normally held on …
COLCHESTER - Colchester Supervisor Art Merrill announced on Sept. 2 that the sale of town-owned property, the site of the former Eagle Hotel property - a vacant lot on state Route 30/206 in …
The Evergreen Hill Cemetery Association, Poplar Hill Road One, Unadilla, reminds lot owners and family members that fall cleanup of the cemetery has started.   Dead flowers, artificial …
Sports

Fall High School Sports Moved to March

Citing health and safety concerns for players, coaches, officials and fans, Section IX and the Midstate Athletic Conference and Delaware League in Section IV voted to postpone fall …

Coronavirus Outbreak
New York Issues Travelers Advisory

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are issuing travelers advisories to anyone traveling into those states from areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Local Officials Urge Compliance As State's Virus Numbers Continue To Decline

Red Cross Now Testing Blood Donations For COVID-19 Antibodies

Sanitizer, Masks Distributed At CCE Resource Center

Arts & Entertainment

The Sidney Memorial Public Library is open by appointment seven days a week. Browsing appointments are available for the adult and children’s sections in 30-minute blocks, 15-minute blocks for …

An opening featuring the work of Robert Russell - A Theory of Clouds - was held Sunday, Sept. 13 at OSMOs, 24 Railroad Avenue, Stamford. Russell’s representational paintings explore concepts …
Music on the Delaware (MOD) will open its Fall 2020 season with a twice a month series of free virtual coffeehouse events. The first hour-long concert will occur on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. …
Academics

In the era of COVID-19, as we try to protect our mental health and cope with uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that we be there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. …

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is unable to hold the annual teddy bear clinic this year do to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the teddy bear clinic second grade students from five local school …
U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced this year’s Congressional App Challenge on Sept. 4 and called for submissions from high school and middle school students across New …
Delaware County schools are preparing for the 2020-21 school year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as are schools around the world.  Stamford Central School (SCS) announced Sept. 1 that …
Our Community Columns

Walton

Walton Family Care will host a flu shot clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 30. They will be scheduling appointments between 9 a.m.-12 noon and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Call …

Treadwell

The annual turkey supper will be held at Treadwell United Methodist Church on Oct. 3 from 4-sold out. This will be a take out only. The committee has been developing a system of drive-in and …

The Brief Career of Assemblyman David Low Thompson

The Sept. 5, 1887 New York Times published an article entitled “They Obeyed Boss Platt, Delaware County’s Faithless Legislators.” The ‘they’ in the title were State …

Masonville

Eleanor Hamilton “A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly unless you want to hurt the giver.”    I think we have to give students, teachers and …

Delhi

Last week’s trivia question: On Sept. 1 of what year was the Delhi Village Hall raised to construct the garages of the Delhi Fire Department beneath it? It was 1948, when the Village Hall was …
Letters to the editor
The article titled ‘”W.I.D.E.” in the Sept. 2, 2020 issue of The Reporter exposed the pitiable and tragic situation of a woman in Delhi who “...found herself questioning her …
I have spent 25+ years providing a safe and healthy learning environment for staff and students in our area and took pride in doing so. I have conducted countless Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) …
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation and thanks for the outpouring of support the Sheriff’s Office has received regarding last Thursday’s protest in …
Today (Thursday, July 30, 2020) in Delaware County a small group of people exercised their right to peacefully protest what they have described as unfair and unlawful treatment of prisoners detained …
Opinion
The confirmation of several hundred SUNY Oneonta students testing positive for the COVID-19 virus - 651 positive cases since the start of the fall semester as of Sept. 7 - caused officials to close …
I’ve been working full-time and continuously since I was 20 – that’s 41 years. During all that time, even at low-paid jobs, a small slice of my wages (currently 6.2%) was deducted …
September is National Preparedness Month. Here in New York we have many recent reminders why it is vital to be ready for both natural and man-made disasters.   Hurricane Irene, Tropical …
Students have returned to local universities, with a few bringing SARS-CoV-2 with them. Last week, we saw an outbreak of dozens of infections at SUCO, the largest such in the SUNY system of 64 …
Legal Notices
East Brook Community Farm LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/3/2020 Office: Deleware County. Executive Deputy Secretary of State designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against …
Biocompli LLC, Art. of Org. filed with (SSNY) on 7/7/20. Off. loc.: Delaware Co. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom proc. may be served & shall mail POB 59, Denver, NY 12421. Purp.: any …
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY The name of the Limited Liability Company is SSStone Quarries LLC. The Articles of Organization of the company were filed with the Secretary …
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Brant Construction LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on July 9, 2020. Office …
Police

Governor Cuomo Welcomes New York Wildland Firefighters Home

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, on Friday, Sept. 11, welcomed home a team of 10 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers, staff, and volunteers who helped battle and …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Sean M. Rogers, 22, Levittown, was arrested on Sept. 7 and charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely …

DEC Police, Rangers Break Up DelCo Bonfire Party

TOMPKINS - New York State Environmental Conservation Police and State Forest Rangers broke up a bonfire party at Steam Mill State Forest on Sunday, Sept. 6, after receiving a tip from the public …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Wayne A. Johnson, 66, Stamford, was arrested on Aug. 29 and charged with third-degree menacing, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree …
Outdoor Life

Hunters Urged To Choose Non-Lead Ammo This Fall

It has been known for many years that lead is detrimental to human health and the environment. To lessen the impact, lead has been removed from plumbing, paints, gasoline, fishing sinkers, waterfowl …

Fall Migration and Ways To Help Birds On Their Journeys

Join DOAS online from the comfort of your home on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. as Ken Elkins, community conservation manager at Audubon CT and Audubon NY for a special program about fall migration …

Audubon Announces Annual Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser

The Delaware Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) bird seed sale fundraiser is an opportunity to buy quality bird seed and help support DOAS programs at the same time.  Proceeds from the sale …

DEC Confirms Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Putnam and Orange County Deer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) confirmed that several white-tailed deer in the towns of Nelsonville and Cold Spring in Putnam County and near Goshen in Orange …
Obituaries
Phyllis Garcia
Phyllis Garcia, 78, of Chittenango, passed away on Friday evening, Sept. 11, 2020, in Oneida Health.  Born in Brooklyn on June …
Margaret Branigan
Margaret Hoffay Branigan, 83, of Delhi, died peacefully on Sept. 8, 2020, surrounded by her family at Bassett Medical Center. Marge …
J.C. Mahler
J.C. Mahler, 38, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 11, 2020.    J.C. was born on March 9, 1982 in Brooklyn, the son of …
Harold Fraser
Harold David Fraser, 91, was born Jan. 18, 1929 in Walton, son of William and Mabel Fraser. Harold was better known as …
Barbara Schmutzler
Barbara J. Schmutzler, 90, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at Robinson Terrace Rehabilitation and Nursing …
William M. Johnston
William (Bill) M. Johnston, 90, of Oriskany, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Sept. 3, 2020. …
Sharon Backus
Sharon (Sherry) G. Backus, 73, of Unadilla, and Zephyrhills, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, 2020 at Gulfside Hospice …
Ronald McAdams
Ronald E. McAdams, 83, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at UHS Wilson Medical Center following a long …
Ellen L. Sanford
Ellen L. Sanford, 106, passed peacefully on Aug. 20, 2020, at Delhi Rehab and Nursing Facility where she had resided since January …
Cheryl Axtell
Cheryl (Loker) Axtell, 76, of Masonville passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Norwich Rehabilitation Center in Norwich. She …
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