Coronavirus Outbreak
    • Pandemic Response

      The slow but inexorable increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in our area is a cause for concern, but the problem of how to …

    • Community Profiles: The Helpers

      MEREDITH – Fred Rogers, TV’s Mr. Rogers, frequently shared his mother’s advice when telling children how to cope with frightening …

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DELAWARE COUNTY - A local photography business is giving back during the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic - one shot at a time.  Thomson Photography Group, owned by Rachelle and Cassidy …

The state estimates we are anywhere from a week to 21 days from the peak of the COVID-19 virus spread in New York. The bulk of the numbers are in the city, but experts predict a rolling apex...a …
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily live press briefings have become essential viewing, not only for many New Yorkers, but for people across the country. The news has seldom been good, but his calm …
STAMFORD - A Stamford couple is teaching their children the importance of knowing where their food comes from.  With chickens and pigs to raise, it’s certainly a good time to be a …
HARPERSFIELD - This year would have marked the 25th maple weekend open house and pancake breakfast for Shaver-Hill Maple Farm in Harpersfield.  The family hosts a pancake breakfast for two …
News

When Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down everything but essential businesses to combat the spread of COVID-19, the real estate industry shut down. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t trying …

DAVENPORT - Charlotte Valley Central School (CVCS) Superintendent James Harter shared what he and fellow faculty and staff members are doing to keep the community engaged. “Engagement and …
Skip and Pat Heath installed a walk-up window with a buzzer at their liquor store “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” in Stamford. The owners wanted the public to feel comfortable …
DELHI - Despite social isolation requirements amidst a global pandemic, the U.S. 2020 Census continues, according to Delaware County Complete Count Committee Representative and County Planner Sean …
The gas pump area of the Sunoco Country Store in Walton is currently under construction. According to Verona President Craig Verona, new tanks, pumps and lines are being installed. Verona said there …
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Sports

Delaware League Winter Season Academic All Stars for 2019-20

Delaware League Varsity Boys Basketball Andes: Stanley Andersen Davenport: Jordan Wamsley Downsville: Logan Cicio Gilboa:  David Lane HTC:  Kyle Todd Jefferson: Creed …

Arts & Entertainment

Sidney Troop 9934 (formerly 99) members held the winter Court of Awards, March 11. The United Methodist Church of Sidney, 17 Liberty Street, sponsors the troop, and the ceremony was held there. …

The Share the Bounty Meal held on the fourth Thursday of each month in Sidney, was held at a different venue for March. The meal is usually held at the Sidney United Methodist Church, but due to the …
Spring is here, many people are unexpectedly homebound, and outdoor activities are looking very appealing indeed. If you aren’t already an active vegetable and herb gardener, this might be the …
Letters to the editor
In the book of Exodus, the children of Israel painted blood on the door posts of their homes for the Passover. When God saw the blood, He “passed over.” As a believing Christian …
Before the Colchester Town Board adopts meeting rules, they should look at themselves first before setting up rules for others. Many times my wife & I have witnessed and experienced firsthand …
With respect to the Town of Franklins’ recent land purchase and “new building” options, it is our hope that many of the inferences and comments written in some of our local …
By now, most of us are still “adjusting” to the Spring clock change. The clock change does serious damage to our health, as well as being annoying and useless. I’ve called and …
Opinion
A press release issued by the NYS Sheriffs Association and Association of Chiefs of Police and circulated by Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond this week calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo and state …
Another week of major adjustments for all of us as we continue to battle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With a number of changes coming on a daily basis, it is important to keep updated …
Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are …
We live in unprecedented times due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the landscape changes from moment to moment. Along with health concerns, there are major economic issues at play …
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Our Community Columns

Walton

UHS welcomes fabric masks from community and thank you so much for your interest and care as they deal with COVID-19. Orders for standard disposable masks are on back order, due to both demand and …

Shalom

The Hebrew word SHALOM is commonly understood around the world to mean peace. But our English word peace doesn’t quite do this word justice. Interestingly, in Israel, where there is little …

Masonville

Francis of Assisi “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”   This could pertain to Covid 19 - do …

Delhi

It looks like there will be another month of staying home in order to reduce the spread of the awful coronavirus. Thank you to the essential workers that continue to work in the hospitals to keep us …

DeLancey

Services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches have been cancelled, but may resume by Easter Sunday, April 12, in West Delhi Church. I welcome news from folks. Give me a call: 607-746 …
Police

One Car MVA

A one-car motor vehicle accident took place on March 26 at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Gunhouse Hill Road in Harpersfield. The driver of the vehicle - which went off of the road, into a ditch and hit …

Slush Caused Load To Tip

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies and Delhi Fire Department and Emergency Squad responded to a tractor-trailer accident at the intersection of Delaware County Highway 2 and East Terry Clove …

Sheriff: ‘I am Proud and Thankful’ For Residents’ Response To Virus

DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond said he is “proud and thankful” for the cooperation of county residents during the Coronavirus pandemic and their response to the …

From the Sheriff’s Desk

March 26, 2020 I would like to begin by saying I am proud of the people of Delaware County! As you know, we are living in unprecedented times, dealing with the Corona virus.  Work, school and …
Obituaries
Shirley Yeary
Shirley M. Yeary, 87 of Delhi, passed away on the morning of March 27, 2020, at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a …
Ryan Mott
Ryan S. Mott, 36, of Masonville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born March 5, 1984 in Honesdale, Pa., he was …
Richard Sprague
Richard H. Sprague, 90, of Holiday Brook, Downsville, passed away March 23, 2020, at the Roscoe Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, …
Lloyd James
Lloyd E. James, 87, a lifelong resident of Delhi, passed away on March 22, 2020,  following a brief illness.   Lloyd was born on …
Joan Luscomb
Joan E. Luscomb, 85, of Downsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi following …
Irma Bernice Leigh
Our beloved mother, Irma Bernice Leigh, 88, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her four daughters on March 30, 2020. Irma …
Edward Backus Sr.
Edward Ernest Backus Sr., 80, passed away peacefully March 29, 2020. Ed was born Aug. 16, 1939, to the late Leon and Alice …
David Brandt
David S. Brandt, 75, passed away on March 26, 2020, at home with his loving wife Barbara by his side. He was born on Aug. 2, 1944, …
Academics

In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), College Board has canceled the May 2 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 …

ALBANY - Students from Delaware Academy’s Future Farmers of America, at the invitation of New York Senator Jen Metzger, who chairs the Senate Agricultural Committee, were at the state Capitol …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County school districts are closed March 17 to April 14  per order of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors and chairperson Tina Molé. Area school …
DELHI - On March 15, in response to a state of emergency declared in Delaware County as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID 19 - a coronavirus -  SUNY Delhi officials …
Outdoor Life

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) annual meeting scheduled for April 7, and future CWC board meetings have been postponed until further notice.The CWC is a …

The anglers reunion dinner will be held March 31, at The Rockland House, 159 Rockland Rd, Roscoe. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7; cash bar. The cost is $29 per person. Call Rockland House …
The Catskill Recreation Center (CRC), 651 County Highway 38, Arkville, will host its 2020 Cross Mountain Crusher on Saturday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m. So far, 107 people have registered.The 55-mile …
The third New York state breeding bird atlas has begun, and birders, naturalists, landowners and others are needed to help document the presence of species across the state over the next five years …