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DELAWARE COUNTY - The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Committee for Delaware County, charged with allocating the $8,572,706 received from New York state to address pandemic-related issues, approved …

BOVINA - At its Oct. 12 meeting, the Bovina Town Council voted to pass a local law opting out of allowing cannabis retailers to operate in Bovina; and acknowledged the likelihood of a permissive …
FRANKLIN- On Friday, Oct. 15, Franklin Central School ninth grade Living Environment students set out to reach a goal; to plant 180 trees in one day. With the help of volunteers from Delaware Soil …
DELAWARE COUNTY - New York Attorney General Letitia James announced during her ‘HealNY’ tour, $26.7 million will be delivered to the Southern Tier to combat the opioid epidemic. Delaware …
DELHI - Flood mitigation project on Steel Brook in Delhi conducted by Delaware Count Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has been completed. Completion will improve the flow of Steel Brook to …
News
Sidney Police Department  Lawrence E. Kern, 34, Sidney, was arrested on Oct. 12 on a Sidney Village Court warrant. Albert F. Blanchino, 45, Sidney, was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with …
Governor Kathy Hochul announced Oct. 14 that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation has approved more than $44 million for drinking water and wastewater projects across New York. The …
The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant program is hosting a women-focused virtual job fair on Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal of the job fair is to help women …
A special meeting of the Walton Town Council was held Monday, Oct. 18, to go over the 2022 budget. Walton Town Clerk Ronda Williams presenting each line change from the 2021 budget and the reasons …
The village of Walton has received a $1.2 million grant from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) and a $800,000 short term, low/no …
Sports

ONEONTA - Unatego Spartans Girls Soccer defeated the Oxford Blackhawks 4-0 in the MAC championship title game.  The Spartans started very aggressively with several opportunities against the …

ONEONTA - Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats boys soccer defeated the Greene Trojans on Saturday, Oct. 16 for the upset in the MAC Championship title game.  Greene had control of the ball early in …
ONEONTA - Schenevus Dragons girls soccer defeated the Franklin Purple Devils 4-1 on Saturday, Oct. 16 in the Tri-Valley Championship Title game.  Franklin got on the board first when …
HANCOCK- Deposit/Hancock Eagles football defeated the Walton Warriors 50-44 on Friday, Oct. 15 at home.  Walton started with the ball, and was able to get good runs up the middle from Ethan …
Academics

The next regular meeting of the Delaware Academy and Central School District at Delhi will be Monday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in the high school media library center. The regular meetings of the board …

The Downsville Central School Board of Education will meet Monday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office. Note this is a change from the calendar.
The Cullman Child Development Center in Sidney was recently the beneficiary of a large donation. The ACCO Brands Corporation, headquartered in Lake Zurich, Ill., with a facility in Sidney, has been …
WALTON - The Walton Central School Ivy Tower graduates of the class of 1956 reconnected at the Rainbow Lodge in Walton to celebrate their 65th class reunion on Aug. 14 and 15. They met for dinner and …
Arts & Entertainment

The Meridale Fire Department will host a drive-thru trick or treat event from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. The event will take place at the Meridale Fire Department on the corner of State …

The Walton Central School District music department will host its high school fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in the high school auditorium.  Featured ensembles include the symphonic …
As the leaves continue to change color and the air starts to get cooler, you can’t deny that it’s starting to feel a little spooky out there. There is no better way to celebrate the …
Share the Bounty dinners are back in full swing. Join us for the next free community dinner on Oct. 28 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. The meal will be hosted by the Masonville Church and held at the Sacred …
Obituaries
Mitchell Wright 
Mitchell Wright, 69, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a brief …
Kathleen Peck
Kathleen Peck, 90, of Sidney Center, passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born on April …
June Bonvie Kilpatrick
June Bonvie Kilpatrick, 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Unadilla on Oct. 10, 2021. She was born in Yonkers to the late …
Jesse Allan Hornick
Jesse Allan Hornick, 78, of Downsville, and Ocala, Fla., passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 in the ICU of Garnet Health Medical …
Outdoor Life
WALTON - The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders (HHRR) kicked off their 20th year of fall-season snowmobile grass drag races on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Walton Fairgrounds. There was a less-than-usual turnout …
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) remind homeowners that heating fuel oil storage tanks should be inspected for potential leaks or spills prior to receiving the first …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) were awarded a grant by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in 2019 to study five ways to combat the invasive species of knotweed. …
Opinion
I came across this recipe in an old cookbook. They call it “Swamp Rabbit Stew.” Wash 3 muskrats and cut into serving size pieces. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Stir in 3 beef …
How about a yield the bridge sign? Over the years we have witnessed from our back deck the uncomfortable situation of vehicles vying for the right-of-way onto the one lane Sherwoods Bridge. Who …
Letters to the editor
It was quite telling in last week’s Reporter that incumbent Delhi Town Supervisor, Mark Tuthill, didn’t have time to answer the questions sent to all candidates. Apparently he viewed …
It was recently brought to my attention that there will be 5 proposals that we will be voting on Nov. 2nd. They will appear on the back of the ballot. They are, of course, coming out of our …
Police
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Probation Department, District Attorney’s Office, and local police departments of Colchester, Delhi, Sidney, and Walton were reimbursed for expenses …
The Delhi Police Training Division held a one day Reality Based Training (RBT) practical class on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Charles D. Cook Fire Training Center in Hamden. The purpose of this class …
Sidney Police Department Arron W. McCullough, 29, Sidney Center, was arrested on Oct. 5 and charged with two counts of second-degree criminal contempt. Herbert J. Bidwell, 39, Mt. Vision, was …
WALTON - A Walton woman, Jessica Gilmore, 46, pled not guilty to a reduced charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, in Walton Village Court on Sept. 20. She was originally arrested …
Our Community Columns

Walton

The after school program run by the YMCA has re-opened. The program is available from 2:45-5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost for those hours is $55 a week, but you can also choose just 3 …

Masonville

Albert Casmus “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Better get out there and see all the Autumn colors of the leaves before the winds and rains we have been having …

Delhi

Last week’s trivia question was “What did Russ Winand, of Winand’s Market in Delhi, win in October of 1961 after winning a National Sales Promotion Contest?” Russ Winand won a …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches during October` will be held in DeLancey Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone.  Youth Group meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. …

Walton

The after school program run by the YMCA will reopen Oct. 18 and is available from 2:45-5:15 Monday through Friday. The cost for those hours is $55 a week, but you can choose just three days a …