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DELHI - The rain held off for Delhi’s Fair On the Square on Friday, July 16. The second installment of the 2021 events consisted of fun, food, and fireworks. Musical performances included the …

At its July meeting, the Middletown Town Board unanimously passed a motion recommending that its planning board approve changes to its zoning law which would permit condominiums to be built at …
DEPOSIT - Deposit hosted the annual lumberjack festival this past weekend from Saturday, July 17 to Sunday, July 18. Event Coordinator Luke Tucker said the event was successful with almost $8,000 in …
Delaware County residents are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at lower rates than the New York state average and national average.  According to New York state data, 47.7% of people in …
Jefferson were hospitalized July 15 due to carbon monoxide poisoning.  Of the 53 people hospitalized, 13 were put on oxygen, and all were discharged the same day, said Oorah Director of …
News
DELHI - Martin and Marianne Greenfield took privilege of the floor at he Delhi Village Board meeting Monday, July 19. They discussed concerns for the building at 56 Main Street. The exterior wall of …
DELHI - New York State Assemblyman Chris Tague, representing the state’s 102nd assembly district, was Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Third Thursday Chamber Connects program …
UHS Delaware Valley Hospital announced the addition of Nuclear Medicine imaging services, in partnership with Heart Care Imaging. The expansion in radiology services is commonly offered at larger …
Meet Walton Supervisor Candidate Lillian Browne-Burdick on July 31 from 4 - 6 p.m., at Hayek’s Barnhouse, 3736 County Highway 22, Walton.  This is your opportunity to talk about how we …
Thanks to the perseverance and hard work of Hamden Town Supervisor Wayne Marshfield and former New York State Senator John Bonacic, the town of Hamden will see much needed upgrades to the water …
Sports

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced the spring 2021 scholar-athlete teams and individuals. This is the 29th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the …

The New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports recently announced their selections for this year’s Spring 2021 All-State honors for Class C and Class …
The Midstate Athletic Conference released its 2021 all-star baseball selections. Greene-Oxford’s junior Trenton Rapp earned the Most Valuable Player award.  Rapp finished the season …
Varsity Baseball Davenport: Matthew Vroman Downsville: Paul Coman Gilboa Conesville: Ethan Halat Jefferson: Eric Parker and Seneca Shafer Margaretville: Connor Joedicke Roxbury: …
Academics

WALTON - Melanie Hector was approved to become the new Townsend Elementary School Principal by the Walton Central School District Board (WCSD) of Education at the July 6 board of education …

Some local schools are offering free meals for district residents throughout the summer. Downsville Central School is offering five days worth of meals for children aged 18 years and under, or …
DELHI - Melanie Hector was approved to become the new Townsend Elementary School Principal by the Walton Central School District Board of Education at its July 6 meeting. Hector is set to start on …
The Roscoe Central School administration has announced its final honor roll for the 2020-2021 school year.  Superintendent Honor Roll Grade 12: Cole DeRosia, Cortney Klinegardner, Kevin …
Arts & Entertainment

“We’re getting there,” were the first words from Jim Rice, president of the Walton Theatre Preservation Association (WTPA), in answer to any inquiry regarding the progress of the …

As part of the Village of Delhi Bicentennial celebration, the Woodland Cemetery Association Board of Trustees co-hosted a tour to share the history of several places in the cemetery, which was …
Local historian and Stamford Library Archivist Karen Cuccinello will lead a guided tour of the Stamford Cemetery, 2 Mountain Avenue, Stamford, on Wednesday, July 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 …
The Roxbury Arts Group presents Porchfest in Stamford on July 24 from 4 - 6 p.m. Porchfest is a unique event with over a dozen local music acts playing all at one time on porches and front lawns up …
Obituaries
Gordon Neil Baxter
Gordon Neil Baxter, 78, of Downsville, passed away on July 18, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born on March 7, 1943 in …
(William) Wayne Decker
Wayne Decker of Andes passed away Friday July 16, 2021 at home. He was 86.  He was born in Delhi to Edwin M. And Marian …
Robert McRedmond
Robert “Bob” T. McRedmond, 62, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  His family invites his friends and all who knew …
Lois Ruggiero
Lois E. Ruggiero, 85, formerly of Delhi, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 13, …
Outdoor Life
Giant hogweed plants are now blooming across many parts of New York state, making it a prime time to spot this harmful invasive. Giant hogweed is a large, flowering plant from Eurasia with sap that …
The 26th annual Delaware River Sojourn is less than three weeks away.   2021 Day Plans as of July 19: Friday, Aug. 6: volunteer river cleanup on the East Branch Delaware River near …
New York State Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Parker responded to a complaint of a whitetail deer fawn unlawfully possessed by an individual in the town of Liberty on June 29. Upon arrival, …
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Monday, July 12 that a DEC Forest Ranger and expert wildland firefighter has been deployed to assist …
Opinion
We continue to support your steadfast leadership to help our people and our economy emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic more resilient and better positioned for the future. In that context, we write …
She loved animals and would have taken in every stray dog, cat, bird and yes, probable even a snake. She loved Mother Earth and belonged to a group dedicated to preserving her. She loved people and …
Letters to the editor
The town of Colchester recently discussed stickers and imposing fees at the transfer station. Giving stickers out willy-nilly to people and not controlling who is discarding trash, construction …
Governor Cuomo, I am a resident in a wonderful Senior Living Center and the people here are wonderful and have been very good to me. However, we feel you have forgotten us. After your …
Police
Delhi Police Department • Craig A. Reese, 20, was arrested on July 9 and charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was issued an appearance …
Walton - Vandals broke into the Delaware County Fair Secretary’s Office, the adjoining fair store and a bathroom sometime between July 10 and 12, causing damage to all three areas at the …
The Delhi Fire Department was dispatched to 1445 Spring Valley Road in the town of Delhi at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 8 in response to a report that a skid steer was on fire inside a …
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office  • James P. Eriksen, 47, Delhi, was arrested on June 27 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and …
Our Community Columns

Walton

This year’s Car Cruise will be August 7. Line up at 5 p.m. at the fairgrounds parking lot, cruise starting at 6 p.m. Bring your classics, your motorcycles, your everyday driver if you’re …

Delhi

We’ve had quite a rainy July so far, so we’re hoping the rest of the summer is a little bit drier. Last week’s trivia question was “What magazine featured a painting of …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during July will be held in DeLancey Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. Youth Group meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the …

Masonville

Charles Reade: “Beauty is a power; a smile is a sword.”    On Saturday, July 10, our grandson Reed Scott participated in a demolition derby in Downsville. Family members and …

Delhi

I wanted to share a post from Sarah Zwick. Her son, Corey Zwick, graduated from Delaware Academy this year and has committed to six years in the US Air force. He is in Basic Training in San Antonio, …