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HAMDEN - The Hamden Town Board listened as people on both sides of the Stevens Road debate spoke, discussed FEMA projects and road construction and assessments during its May 5 board …

Indoor and outdoor in-person ceremonies are permitted to take place throughout New York state effective May 1, including commencement and graduation ceremonies. Effective June 1, end of the academic …
DELHI - November’s General Election features contested races throughout Delaware County, with few incumbent elected town officials being challenged for their seats. Republicans outnumber …
WALTON - Five hundred tickets were sold for the Massey Ferguson garden tractor, purchased at a generous discount by the Delaware County Fair from Eklund Farm Machinery of Stamford. The winning ticket …
News
DOWNSVILLE - Colchester residents will have the opportunity to provide input on whether they want to expand the term of their highway superintendent from two years to four years, at a public hearing …
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced from New York City Monday, May 10, that SUNY and CUNY students that live on campus will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before starting school this …
Recruit Training Command (RTC) held a change-of-command ceremony onboard Naval Station Great Lakes on May 5. Capt. Jeffry A. Sandin, a native of Bloomville, relieved Capt. Erik M. Thors as …
AT&T has expanded coverage to the tower located along the Route 30 corridor between the hamlets of Roxbury and Grand George and the Route 23 corridor between Grand George and Stamford. AT&T …
The steady, cold rain did not affect anyone’s enthusiasm in Walton Saturday, May 8 as the annual bicycle registration day brought a good turnout of youngsters, anxious for the spring and summer …
Sports

Deposit/Hancock Eagles baseball got the home victory over the Walton Warriors Thursday 16-0.  D/H started off strong scoring in the first inning off a triple by Caleb Walker. The early lead …

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its quarterly meeting of the executive committee on Wednesday, May 5 in Saratoga Springs. The committee voted on several key …
The Deposit/Hancock Eagles softball team defeated the Walton Warriors Thursday at home, 20-0.  Kaitlyn Macumber finished with 13 strikeouts and only allowed one hit in five innings on the …
NEW BERLIN - The Delaware Academy boys track and field team defeated Unadilla Valley/Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, while the UV/GMU girls were victorious over the DA girls team on May 5. DA’s …
Academics

Andes Central School is proud to announce the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2021.  Rachel Masterson, the daughter of Vanna Masterson of Andes, has been named …

Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi is proud to announce the 2021 graduating class valedictorian, Joshua Baxter, and salutatorian, Rachel Schnabel. In addition to excelling at …
The Walton Central School (WCS) district will hold an election for three seats on its board of education. Voting will be held Tuesday, May 18 from 12 noon to 9 p.m. at the Walton Central School Bus …
WALTON - The Walton Central School (WCS) District Board of Education held its annual budget hearing via Zoom May 4. The proposed 2021-22 school budget is $22,292,000, a 3.45% increase over this …
Arts & Entertainment

Hanford Mills Museum, located at 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith, will open for the season on May 15. Guided tours will feature demonstrations in the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and …

The Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce will hold its 9th annual Anglers Market on Saturday, May 29 at the Roscoe Community Hall, Main Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Masks are and social …
The Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will hold its 21st annual “Paws for a Cause” rummage sale and bake sale on Friday, May 14 from noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. …
A fundraising barbecue and bake sale will be held Saturday, May 15, at As You Wish, 38 West Street, Walton, to benefit Josh Carr, Laci Frank and  Julia Sousa, who hope to make a trip to …
Obituaries
Fred E. Hitt lll
Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, at Riverside Cemetery, Bloomville, followed by a celebration and …
William Bowker
William “Kelly” Bowker, 62, of Framingham, Mass. and Walton, died comfortably on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, after a brief …
Georgiana Merwin
Georgiana Wilcox Merwin, 94, passed away at the Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, on Feb. 12, 2021 after a valiant fight to survive …
Fred E. Hitt III
Fred E. Hitt III passed away on Dec. 7, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, at …
Outdoor Life
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has announced its fourth annual juried photo contest for the Upper Delaware River region, open to professional and amateur photographers. “Confluence: Land, …
Join the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Board on Friday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom as they present shared favorite photos from their members and friends.  According to the press release, …
Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 253,990 deer during the 2020-21 hunting seasons, an increase of 13% from last year, according to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation …
Opinion
As earth Day approaches I want to say a big thank you and a pat on the back to all of those fantastic people who have cleaned up the roadways of the unsightly trash. They have done a great job. A …
Last August The Walton Reporter ran a headline, “Two Franklin Roads May Be Abandoned.” When I saw the article, I thought it was shockingly amusing. Why?  Because the entire headline …
Letters to the editor
Mr. Howard Finch has been a long-standing business and community leader in the Township of Sidney. We would do well to carefully consider his observations and concerns regarding the proposed Zoning …
In response to some earlier expressions of concern regarding the proposed zoning updates for Sidney, it should be known that over the last several months, written and verbal observations have been …
Police
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Charles L. Pieper, 48, Walton, was arrested on May 5 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to …
New York State Police conducted an underage drinking initiative in Delaware County on April 23. One business - Mirabito Quickway, Delaware Avenue, Sidney, was found not in compliance under the New …
The New York State Sheriffs’ Association elected officers at their 2021 spring conference in Albany last week, which included Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond as secretary. DuMond will …
DELHI - Delhi Police responded to a one vehicle rollover on May 5 on state Route 10, just north of Gallant Avenue at approximately 6 a.m. The driver, Savannah Quackenbush, 25, Delhi, was transported …
Our Community Columns

Walton

New Hope Community Church will give a $250 scholarship toward higher education to a high school or home schooled senior involved in a local church within the Walton Central School District. The …

Delhi

Kudos to Grace Piurowski, a fifth-grader at Delaware Academy, who won first place in the Oneonta Daughters of the American Revolution “What the Flag Means to Me” essay contest. …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during May will be held in Hamden church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Youth Group …

Walton

New Hope Community Church is providing a scholarship of $250 toward higher education in the fall to a high school or home schooled senior involved in a local church within the Walton Central …

Masonville

Cleo Wade Poet “Tend to your thoughts with care, they have the power to grow weeds or flowers.”   We hope the children in grades 3-8 have good thoughts about the math testing they …