Video: Weather Words with Frank Ward

WALTON - There is less humidity today, making for more comfortable outside activities, Frank says. That trend will continue through the weekend.
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60 years service recognized

The Walton Lions Club held its annual summer “picnic” at the Hamden Inn recently, where Vern Wildenstein was recognized for 60 years as a member of the Lions Club. He was a founding …

Introductory electrical wiring workshop at Bushel

DELHI - Bushel, 106 Main Street, Delhi, will host a two-part, hands-on workshop on basic electrical wiring taught by Toni DiNoto, a SUNY Delhi electrical instructor and 25-year veteran electrician. …

Therapeutic riding facility to host fundraiser July 27

OTEGO - “Horses do not judge people by their disabilities or who they are, they only judge people by how they are treated,” Anneliese Gilchrest said.   Gilchrest is the founder, …

New Hope Community celebrates 125th anniversary

WALTON - There was a large gathering for a dinner and a message of thanks and celebration at the New Hope Community Church Saturday, July 13 at the church on Stockton Avenue.   Calling the …

Sidney Council hears community events recap, considers hospital upgrades, repairs

SIDNEY - Sidney council members met July 11. Dr. William Roche promoted two upcoming Cullman Summer Series programs being held in Sidney. The events are free and include Agriculture Day on July 14 …

Walton: Business booms, community thrives

WALTON - Local and federal elected officials, including Congressional Representative Marc Molinaro, visited a recently-opened Walton business, The Walton Diner, Monday, July 15.   Molinaro, …
Sports

STAMFORD - Catskill Mountain Little League wrapped up their inaugural season at the new fields in Stamford with a day of baseball Saturday, June 22. Over 160 children enrolled in the league this …

The 52nd anniversary of Title IX prohibiting sex-based discrimination in education - a group of female ballplayers ranging in age from 16 to 47 years old and within a three-hour radius traveled to …
BELLPORT - Deposit-Hancock Eagles varsity softball defeated Friendship/Scio 8-2, Friday, June 7, and advanced to the Class-D state championship. The Eagles’ Addison Makowski struck out 13 …
MARGARETVILLE - More than 300 members of the Margaretville Central School athletic community turned out June 7, to celebrate and recognize 63-plus athletes who played on 10 different varsity or …
Academics

Walton Central School has released its George F. Mack Middle School fourth quarter honor rolls for the 2023-2024 school year. Superintendent’s list students achieve averages of 95-100%. …

The guidance office at Stamford Central School has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter. Cum Laude is an average of 94.5% or higher; High Honor is an average of 89.5%-94.4%; Honor is an …
Stamford Central Elementary School has released its period 4 marking period honor roll report. Principal’s List students must have rounded honor averages of 90% or above. Grade 6: …
Grade 12 Principal’s Honor Roll: Bryce Burrows, Ryan Burrows, Cooper Cohen, Noah Dungan, Kara Fitch, Meghan Hadley, Gretel Hilson-Schneider, Sara Hissam, Erin Kenefick-Coppersmith, …
Arts & Entertainment

Share the Bounty free community dinner will be held Thursday, July 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 15 Liberty Street, Sidney. The meal will be hosted by St. Paul’s …

Get ready to party on Old Franklin Day Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Institute Street off Main Street. Franklin’s traditional summerfest will feature two popular local bands, a …
Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) will once again host its annual “Enchanted Evening at the Historic Gideon Frisbee House” Saturday, July 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friends of …
The fire truck - up close and personal will be the theme of the Tuesday morning 10:30 a.m. Storytime program July 30.   Drop in to meet firefighters and learn about the specialized …
Obituaries
Katharine S. Crane
Katharine S. Crane, 90, passed away on July 8, 2024, at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton. Katharine was born on June 5, 1934, …
Franklin R. Ehlermann
Franklin R. Ehlermann, 74, was born July 7, 1949 and passed away Dec. 7, 2023.     Graveside services will be held at the East …
Tracy Neil Matthews III
Tracy Neil Matthews III of Treadwell died peacefully at his home June 17, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Tracy is the son of …
Real Estate Transactions
July 9-15, 2024 real estate transaction report.
Outdoor Life
DEPOSIT — With participation from Delaware County Planning Department and Watershed Affairs, New York City Department of Environmental Conservation, Trout Unlimited, Friends of the Upper …
The first annual Bovina 5K Run or Walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Sign up for an easy stroll or speedy run through the quaint hamlet of Bovina and the River Walk starting at …
Respect Nature   When looking for wildlife: • Don’t feed the wildlife. Feeding can create dependence on humans and increase disease in wildlife. • Leave wild baby …
Remember these tips when photographing wildlife: • Zoom in using your camera lens to avoid disturbing wildlife • Take photos from different angles to create an image. • …
Opinion
I was at the Franklin Planning Board meeting and there were some things that I found very disturbing.  Mr. Shaw somehow got a property assessed at over 1 million dollars for $380. We will …
This letter is in response to a recent letter to clarify unfortunate comments, using untrue assumptions that were made about our Delaware County Sheriff without knowing his excellent character and …
Letters to the editor
Democrats! Remember to vote in the primary election on June 25 (early voting June 15 to 23) between Janet Tweed of Delhi, and me, Mary Finneran of Cairo. We both seek Chris Tague’s seat in …
I’ve been reading with interest the controversy about “pot shops” in Walton. As this industry evolves, there is a lot of misinformation out there. One thing that should be known is …
Police
DELHI - Children were introduced to the capabilities of K9 Officer Dexter, a three-year-old Belgian Malinois, in a brief yet engaging police dog demonstration at the Cannon Free Library, Elm Street, …
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Dylan J. Brooks, 27, Hancock, was arrested July 3 and charged with disseminating indecent material to minors. Brooks was issued an appearance ticket to …
DELHI - David J. Louden , 52, Sidney, was sentenced to five years probation as part of a negotiated plea and sentence agreement in Delaware County Court, Monday, July 15. Louden pleaded guilty …
DELHI - A Boca Raton, Florida man was sentenced to nine months in jail with credit for time served following his admission to a violation of probation in Delaware County Court, Monday, July 15. …
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Looking Back, July 18, 2024

Walton

The Classic Flix movie for Thursday, July 18 is “Dirty Harry” with Clint Eastwood. Bring your kids to a movie where there really was a tough guy. Introduce a new generation. …

Sidney-Unadilla

Sidney Sidney Municipal Public Pool behind the Moose Lodge is open seven days a week from 2 to 7 p.m. weather permitting. Open and community swim 2 to 4 p.m.; 5 p.m., adult swim and 6 p.m., …

Pastor's Pen: Cornered by squirrels

These little creatures seem to be everywhere. They chase each other up and down trees, on rooftops, across picket fences, electric lines, clotheslines and even trying to cross the road. As they try …

Middletown

With more than half of July already behind us, the summer is flying by. The weather, all in all, has been pretty traditional summer weather – lots of sun for fun, and a little rain for our …
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