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DELHI - Delaware County Supervisors held their 2021 organizational meeting on Jan. 6, beginning and ending with a remembrance of former Andes Supervisor Martin Donnelly, who held the post from 1998 …

DOWNSVILLE - Colchester officials held the town’s 2021 organizational meeting on Jan. 6 and scheduled a public hearing for Jan. 27 to increase the cost of the ongoing Downsville Water District …
WALTON - Delaware County Soil & Water District Stream Program Coordinator Graydon Dutcher gave a data-driven presentation on the success of completed flood mitigation projects in Walton that …
The Roxbury Central School District announced that the district will continue remote learning until Jan. 25. Last week, the district was going to reopen on Jan. 18. In a letter to parents and …
WALTON - Sitting in his office at the Walton United Presbyterian Church (UPC) last week, Pastor Paul Huh shared his past, present and, with God’s guidance, his thoughts on future diversity in …
News
FRANKLIN - The Franklin town council met on Jan. 5 via Zoom for the regular monthly meeting. Kent Manuel, senior planner with the Delaware County Planning Department, was on hand to give the …
HAMDEN - The town of Hamden council held their organizational and regular meetings on Jan. 6. Bryan Lindner was present and asked to speak about the possibility of having the speed limit in the …
Doenges’ Rubbish Removal is a trash removal company that gives back as much as it takes away. Recently, owner Devin Doenges donated heaters to the Catskill Veterans Outreach Center in …
The Sidney Center Fire Department members held the annual officer elections for 2021 on Monday, Jan. 4. The officers for the 2021 year are as follows: Fire Line Officers: Chief - Codey …
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to people aged 65 years and older and immunocompromised people as of Jan. 12. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this in the 2021 State of the …
Sports

DEC Annual Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale Open

DEC’s Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery annual spring seedling sale is open to the public and runs until May 12. Each year, the tree nursery offers for sale dozens of …

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

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) organizers have announced its spring creative nonfiction workshop with Anique Sara Taylor, Feb. 4 - May 13, 2021. The class will be held online Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m. …

The Walton Fire Department thanks all who participated in the contest by posting pictures on the department Facebook page of their decorated trees purchased from the department’s Christmas tree …
The Jericho Arts Council (JAC) of Bainbridge will accept applications from artists who wish to participate in the 7th year of Regatta Row. Twenty juried artists will express their creativity on …
Academics

Tickets are on sale for The Walton Drama Club’s virtual production of “12 Incompetent Jurors” on Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16. Show times are 6 p.m. each day. Tickets, …

One thousand, nine hundred thirty-eight SUNY Oneonta students earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2020 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade-point …
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced proposed legislation to give licensed nurses and nursing candidates priority access to all SUNY and CUNY programs to help them complete their …
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will accept applications from eligible high school seniors for the “Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship” for $1,175 and the “Vanessa …
Our Community Columns

Walton

The American Legion Auxiliary will host a Friday night dinner on Jan. 8 at the Walton Vets Club. Menu is roast pork with stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, applesauce, bread …

Masonville

Jacob M. Braude  “Life if a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you’re made of.”  After a winter break school is back in secession …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during January will be in Hamden church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone using COVID-19 safety protocols. I welcome news from …

Delhi

This week’s community volunteers of the week are Jillian Fishner, Briannah Pringle, Nora Piurowski, and Grace Piurowski of Girl Scout Troop 60301. They recently completed their Bronze Awards by …

Delhi

Another little snowstorm covered the area last Sunday. While it was nowhere near the amount we got in December, it doesn’t take a lot of snow to make the roads slippery. Always try to remain …
Letters to the editor
With all the hype and misinformation about election security, I cannot remain silent. I would be remiss if I did not try to provide some facts. I was the Democratic Election Commissioner in …
It was received with a twinge of sadness - your photo and article of the Pappas building’s demolition in Downsville. Helen Pappas sent it to me here in Arizona, form her Chicago home. (Her …
On this Christmas Eve I wanted to take a moment to reach out and wish all of you a very Happy Holiday season and offer a brief reflection on 2020. This year has proven to be the most challenging time …
The 12/16/20 front page piece (Walton Electeds Slam County Public Health....) got my attention, since for months I, with some help from the Hamden Supervisor, have been trying to get town-by-town …
Opinion
As another calendar year begins to wind down, and as I end my final term as your state Assemblyman, I’ve reflected on the progress and accomplishments our community has made, and thought of …
Here in upstate New York we pride ourselves on our ability to battle (and overcome) winter weather. After our first big Nor’easter of the year last week, I’m certain everyone rediscovered …
As the New Year approaches, there are a great number of challenges ahead for individuals and families, government at all levels, non-profit organizations, and our business community. The COVID-19 …
I’m writing to congratulate Clifford Crouch on his letter of Dec. 9. I was concerned about the lack of support by the spineless Republicans in Washington for the Biden transition team. I …
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

Walton Man Criminally Charged In Ponzi Scam

Carl R. Carro, 59, of Walton, was arrested in connection with a decade-long Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of more than $1 million, announced New York Attorney General Letitia James on Jan. …

Sheriff: Civil Division Accredited

Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond was ceremoniously acknowledged for accreditation of his department’s civil division on Jan. 6 at the Delaware County Board of Supervisors meeting by Peter …

Police Blotter

Sidney Police Department • Lynn Barnhart, 56, Unadilla, was arrested on Jan. 5 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. • Vincent Williams, …

Let’s Work Together For A Better 2021

From a very young age I had a strong desire to help people, assist those in need. This desire was especially strong for those who were victims, not of just crime, but of other unfortunate …
Outdoor Life

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 …

DEC Announces Availability Of Ashokan Reservoir Water Release Proposal For Public Review

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of two draft documents related to water releases from New York City’s Ashokan Reservoir for public …
Obituaries
Ralph Hoffman
On Dec. 30th, 2020, Ralph O. Hoffman “Rustie” passed away from pneumonia at Norwich Hospital. His life started out of …
Mark Cucciarre
Mark D. Cucciarre, 68, originally of Walton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, surrounded by family at his home in Souderton, Pa., …
Mable Adams
Mable Powell Adams, 89, of Delhi, passed away at her daughter’s home in the Slingerlands on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 following a …
Katherine Puffer
Katherine L. Puffer, age 68, of Meco, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. She was born on April …
Joel S. Klinegardner Sr.
Joel S. “Tiny” Klinegardner Sr., 60, of Vestal, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, following a long …
F. Esther Schwarz
F. Esther Schwarz - 90 years old – passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at Chase Memorial Nursing Home & …
Arlene Tarbell
Arlene M. Tarbell, 91, of Franklin, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Delhi. She was born …
Walter Jones
Walter J. Jones, 72, of Walton, passed away after a long illness on Jan. 3, 2021, surrounded by his family. Born on Nov. 29, 1948 …
Timothy Robinson Sr.
Timothy Lane Robinson Sr., 68, of Franklin, died at home on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1952 in Sidney, the son …
Roy Ruske Jr.
Roy Louis Ruske Jr., 86, of Greece passed away on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 at Unity Hospital of Rochester, due to complications of …