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With emotions running high in the light of various ongoing issues and events, Ed Chytalo, a Delhi resident well-known for his annual giant pumpkins and other communal contributions, has started a new …

WALTON - In 1963 Joann Pomeroy emigrated from her native Toronto and came to live with relatives here. She only returned to Canada to visit and instead, settled in Walton, married her husband, Glen, …
DELHI - Approximately 95 protesters marched from Delhi’s Courthouse Square to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office on July 30 in opposition to the New York State Sheriffs’ …
OTSEGO CO. - County Legislator Peter Oberacker is the Republican candidate for the state’s 51st District Senate seat to replace James Seward, who is not seeking reelection due to health …
In a hollow near the Little Delaware in the town of Bovina on Aug. 1, a new baseball field called Creamery Field was inaugurated with a game of vintage baseball between the Bovina Dairymen and the …
News
A class called “To Market, To Market” sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will help participants develop a product or service from start to finish. Local CCE educators …
In a statement by New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball on unsolicited, mislabeled packages of seeds being sent from China:  “Our office has received questions from …
State Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) held a press conference Friday, July 24, with local leaders and veterans advocates outside the American Legion Post 151 in Wallkill to announce the State …
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminds businesses and consumers about state law related to telemarketing activity during a declared state of emergency. On Dec. 18, 2019, Governor …
The Emergency Department staff of UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is safe and ready to care for any unexpected and/or serious illness or injury in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.  Wear a …
Sports

UDC Will Present On “Knotweed: A Tough Love”

The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will host a presentation on “Knotweed: A Tough Love” by Steven Schwartz from Friends of the Upper Delaware River, Inc. and Jessica Newbern, a biologist …

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

Sincere gratitude From Ronald Boerner. I would like to take a moment to thank all of my family, friends, neighbors, the people I worked with in the past and present, as well as Delaware Academy, WDA …

Regatta Row 2020 is still happening in Bainbridge.   The adult and children’s chairs and one settee are out on North and West Main streets but only until Aug. 7. The twenty artists …
Longyear Gallery, 785 Main Street, Margaretville, is open with limited hours - Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m., through Sept. 27. In accordance with New York State’s reopening …
Academics

During an hour-long board of education meeting July 27, Delaware Academy & Central School District at Delhi (DA) Superintendent Kelly Zimmerman unveiled three reopening plans for September and …

WALTON - In his first weeks as Walton Central School District (WCS) superintendent, Dr. Michael MacDonald has successfully navigated the challenge of devising a school reopening plan which considers …
In a letter dated July 9, Michael R. Laliberte, president of Delhi College, addressed prospective fall 2020 students: “We are eager to share with you our Reopening SUNY Delhi Fall 2020 plan …
Kyle Smith, Sidney, received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Quinnipiac University: Steven Smith, Sidney, received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Quinnipiac University, a …
Our Community Columns

Delhi

Congratulations to Jessica Coleman who was named the new 2020-2021, New York State Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Vice President.  Last week’s trivia question: Who sunk …

Colchester

There will be a lawn sale at 54 Montgomery Avenue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14, 15 & 16, selling household goods and furniture from the estate of Jackie Houck.  Hours each day …

Walton

The Walton High School Class of ‘65 is sponsoring a Wilson’s Chicken Barbecue on Delaware Street on Saturday, Aug. 8, for the James Sherwood Scholarship Fund. Each year a $300 scholarship …

Treadwell

The gardens are overflowing. Dehydrating is the way to go right now - 50 peppers on ten trays for sauce and chili in the winter.  Zucchini and squash for soups, etc. Herbs for additional taste. …

Masonville

John Wooden “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”     Good luck students, teachers and administrators as they are viewing the cans and cannots …
Letters to the editor
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 …
With regard to the July 22, 2020 article concerning Colchester Town Council’s most recent meeting, we would like to make a brief comment. Ken Eck (Highway Supt.) determined that no hazardous or …
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on our families, our economy, and our elections. But Congress has the power to intervene right now. In response to safety concerns and pressure from constituents like …
Opinion
As young people consider their futures, some may want to think about working for New York state in various positions of law enforcement and correctional services. The state periodically has …
As families and individuals look for ways to enjoy the wonderful summer weather, people need to look no further than our local state parks. July is Park and Recreation Month across the nation and …
I was inspired by the photo layout of the “BLM Mobile Rally” (Reporter 6/24/20), a drive to show support for Black Lives Matter. Since the title was in caps, I assume the support is for …
June is Great Outdoors Month, and whether it is our state and local parks, biking and hiking trails, or waterfronts and beaches, there are wonderful outdoor opportunities available to New Yorkers. As …
Legal Notices
GK Firearms LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/18/2020. Office: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of …
Maid to Work, LLC of org. field with SSNY on 6/17/20. Office: Delaware county. SSNY designated as a agent of the LLC upon who process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to …
Arkville Acres LLC. Filed 5/1/20. Office: Delaware Co. SSNY desig. as agent for process & shall mail to: 225 White Rd, Margaretville, NY 12455. Purpose: General. Beneath The Pines, LLC. …
Compassionate Candle Co., LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/14/20. Off. loc.: Delaware Co. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail 21 Prospect Dr., Sidney, NY …
Police

DelCo Kids Go To Day Camp Courtesy of Sheriff’s Office

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office held a one-day camp on Aug. 2 for the 17 Delaware County children that were scheduled to attend the annual week-long Sheriff’s Camp sponsored by the …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Natasha L. Mason, 35, Walton, was arrested on July 29 and charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to use four-way flashers and …

From the Sheriff’s Desk

Summer is upon us. After spending months inside due to the COVID pandemic, it’s good to get outside and perhaps shed some of that COVID weight.  Those things considered, we’ve put …

Burglary At Bloomville Food Pantry

The Bloomville Food Pantry in St. Paul’s Church was burglarized between July 28 and 29. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the burglary and no arrests have been …
Outdoor Life

DEC Now Accepting Applications for Sponsored Pheasant Hunt Program

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that DEC is accepting applications for sponsored pheasant hunts. Sponsored hunts are free, …

DEC Seeks Swimming Pool Owners For Citizen Science Survey Of Invasive Beetle

State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos encourages New York’s swimming pool owners to participate in the DEC annual Asian Longhorned Beetle Swimming Pool …

DEC Offers New Online Bowhunter Education Course

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that a new online bowhunter education certification course opened July 15. A bowhunter education …

DEC Announces Addition of 241 Acres To Catskill Forest Preserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the acquisition of 241 acres in the Catskills, including 208 acres adjoining existing forest preserve …
Obituaries
William Mincarelli
William (Bill) Mincarelli passed away at the age of 86 on July 30, 2020. He was born on March 18, 1934 in Harrison to the late John …
Richard Pearson
Richard Pearson of Delhi passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2020. He was born May 21, 1936. Richard was predeceased by his …
Retha Beardslee
On July 13, 2020, Retha Louise Armstrong Beardslee, at the age of 95, went to her heavenly home. Retha was the daughter of Frank …
Barbara Etta Cahill
Barbara Cahill, 79, of Stamford, passed away on June 12, 2020 at Robinson Terrace. Barbara was born on Jan. 11, 1942 in Sidney Center …
Albert I. Shellman
Albert I. Shellman, of Unadilla, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Wilson Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. …
Lynda J. Axelrod
Lynda J. Axelrod, Greenville, S.C., passed from this life to the next on July 19, 2020. Lynda was born on Feb. 28, 1944, in Walton, …
Gerald Eskow
Gerald Peter “Jerry” Eskow, 73, of Hamden passed away in the arms of his loving wife on July 19, 2020, after a short battle with …
Retha Beardslee
On July 13, 2020, Retha Louise Armstrong Beardslee, at the age of 95, went to her heavenly home. Retha was the daughter of Frank …
Roy Alan Michael
Roy Alan Michael, born May 11, 1947, formerly of Walton, passed away on June 20, 2020, with his loving daughter, Doobie, by his …
Lorraine Thompson
Lorraine Elizabeth Thompson, 62, passed away suddenly with her family by her side on Friday, July 3, 2020.Lorraine was born on Sept. …
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