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DelCo 2023 budget reflects $4.4 million decrease from 2022

DELHI - Delaware County Supervisors adopted the county’s 2023 budget Nov. 22, following a public hearing with no comments. The budget is $110,108,650, a $4,541,399 decrease from the 2022 budget …

Heart of the Catskills Humane Society holiday tree raffle

DELHI - Multiple Christmas trees will be auctioned at the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Holiday for the Heart celebration and tree raffle Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the …

Give thanks for good health: donate blood or platelets

As many gather for celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming …

Weather Words with Frank Ward

“Over the past six days, almost all of them were above average. We had daytime temperatures in the 40s, but we also had two days of 50s. One happened to be Thanksgiving which made it a very …

WAC talks program advancements, approves nutrient management credit awards

WALTON - Following orientation for new members, Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) Economic Viability Program Manager Kristan Morley detailed the microgrant program at a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22. …

For the Love of Grow event Dec. 8

Become informed about why cannabis legalization, genetics, and consumer standards matter in the evolving New York state marketplace at a free, public workshop at the Delaware County Chamber of …
Sports

DELHI - Delhi boys basketball dominated Norwich 52-45 on the hardwood Thursday, Dec. 1.  The Bulldogs got off to a strong start leading the Tornadoes by 17 points in the first quarter …

WALTON - Walton Warrior boys basketball defeated Stamford-Jefferson 58-18 in their season opener, Tuesday, Nov. 29. Stamford-Jefferson got on the board first with a basket by Stamford’s Patrick …
All-Star selections Boys Soccer First Team: Liam Flanagan (Greene), Jonah Browning (Greene), Hunter Baciuska (Afton/Harp), Elijah Baciuska (Afton/Harp), Bobby Mercilliott (Afton/Harp), Kayden …
DELHI - Two Delhi juniors - Ellie Lees and Gretel Hilson-Schneider - both 16 and competitors on the Delaware Academy girls cross country team, helped their team qualify for the state championship at …
Academics

DOWNSVILLE - The New York State Comptroller’s Office released the results of an audit of the Downsville Central School District Nov. 18, which showed the school failed to follow its procurement …

The annual “Let’s Talk Turkey” fundraiser, held each November at Walton’s Townsend Elementary School has concluded, and $421.23 was donated to the Walton Food Bank. Each …
STAMFORD - The New York State Education Department (SED) issued a statement to all school districts Thursday, Nov. 17, signed by Senior Deputy Commissioner James Baldwin, ordering all schools to …
DOWNSVILLE - Downsville Central School District (DCS) voters will have the opportunity to vote on a building renovation projects Dec. 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. in the school lobby, 14784 state Highway 30, …
Arts & Entertainment

The Out of the Woodwork Players (OWP) and the Sidney Community Band will join forces Saturday, Dec. 3 to benefit the Bainbridge and Sidney food pantries. The 2 p.m. matinee opens with a concert …

UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will bring back its Santa and photo event this year. Santa will wear a mask, but participants are not required to do so unless they choose to. Those with cold symptoms or …
WALTON - Actors, singers and performers are polishing their acts for the Delaware River Stage Company’s 2022 Christmas variety show, to debut at the Walton Theatre on Dec. 2 at 7:30 …
Two Solo Exhibitions: Frank Manzo “Been There” and “Introducing New Members: Joanne Barham, Temma Bell, Sheila McManus & Lesley A. Powell” have opened and will be …
Obituaries
Robert J. Yevich
Robert J. Yevich, 97, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Downsville, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Bob was born June …
James M. Klinegardner Jr.
James M. “Jay” Klinegardner Jr., 45, of Walton, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 at home. Jay was born May …
Gwendolyn Pugh
Gwendolyn Pugh, 92, of Delhi, passed away at her home Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, …
Janet E. Maxwell
Janet E. Maxwell, 94, of Delhi, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2022 at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in …
Real Estate Transactions
November 21-28, 2022 real estate transaction report
Outdoor Life
Whether you hunt white-tailed deer primarily for fresh venison, the experience and memories, or a set of antlers, many hunters appreciate being able to observe and harvest larger, older age class …
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recognized Nov. 15 as ‘New York Recycles Day,’ celebrating the state’s leadership in …
Hunting season, and particularly deer season, evokes many feelings for hunters across New York. With the firearms seasons open in both the northern and southern zones, hunters are again enjoying the …
Opinion
The use of parking meters to generate revenue is an interesting concept. The use of parking meters to discourage people who work in the village from parking on Main Street is curious. They are really …
The majority of education systems, which include private, public and specialized schools for disabled children, have been problematic since their development. We are noticing an increase in mental …
Letters to the editor
There are so many concerns about the condition of our beautiful state. New York is, in my opinion, one of the most gorgeous of all 50. We have mountains, oceans, hills, lakes, and currently …
On Election Day 2022, New York voters have a rare opportunity to cast their vote on a ballot initiative that would create a substantial and long-term investment in protecting and restoring New …
Police
Walton Police Department Carolyn Covell, 32, Walton, was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with petit larceny. Covell was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge in Walton Village …
The State University of New York announced the recipients of the 2022 University Police Awards, the highest recognition by the SUNY Police Chiefs Association. The annual awards honor lieutenants, …
Sidney Police Department  Steven R. Baker, 42, Sidney, was arrested in Nov. 14 on a Sidney Village Court warrant for failure to appear. Brendon W. King, 36, Sidney, was arrested on Nov. 14 …
The New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) aims to raise awareness about charity scams. Donations of any kind can make a real impact on a good cause, which …
Our Community Columns

Looking Back, December 1, 2022

Walton

I had a great weekend in Walton, and I hope you did, too. The warmer weather made for perfect conditions for the parade, after all week when the rain prediction kept climbing in percentage. We had a …

Masonville

“Don’t let your dreams just stay as dreams.” A quote from 83-year-old Kenichie Horie of Japan who became the oldest person to sail alone nonstop across the Pacific Ocean.  …

Delhi

I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving and a chance to shop locally Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. It’s important to try to shop in Delhi first this holiday season. During …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Presbyterian Churches during December will be held in DeLancey church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. The DeLancey church session reports …