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DELAWARE COUNTY - Following an executive session on Wednesday, June 22, Delaware County Finance Committee members voted to approve two contracts - to recalculate weighted voting and to hire an …

DELAWARE COUNTY - New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Rohit “Rit” T. Aggarwala visited Delaware County June 22 to introduce himself and talk about his …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County supervisors unanimously approved modifications to agricultural district number two on Wednesday, June 22, following a public hearing. District two includes the towns …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County Supervisors appointed formerly-retired Wayne Shepard as director of the Office for the Aging (OFA) at a meeting held June 22. Shepard has been serving as interim …
News
DELAWARE COUNTY - Coalition of Watershed Towns (CWT) directors have prepared written comments to submit to the New York State Department of Health in advance of the July 1 deadline for the draft …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Clean Path NY (CPNY), in collaboration with New York Power Authority (NYPA), held public comment meetings in Downsville and Delhi on June 27 and June 28 following a presentation of …
Delaware Opportunities (DO) will sponsor two dairy food distributions events for community members - this first on Wednesday, July 13 and another on Wednesday, July 27. Eight hundred households …
DELHI - Early voting numbers for the  New York Governor and Lieutenant Governor primaries in Delaware County were comparatively low, with 209 voters total - 145 Democrats and 64 Republicans …
DELAWARE COUNTY - New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball lifted the ban on poultry shows, exhibitions, auctions, sales, and swaps on June 3. The statewide ban was …
Sports

Sidney Central School District (SCSD) and village of Sidney have partnered to create swimming opportunities for kids and the community. Because the village of Sidney pool is being repaired this …

The Midstate Athletic Conference has released its list of softball, baseball and tennis all-stars. Softball First team Deposit-Hancock - Kaitlyn Macumber, Riley Smith, Martin, Rylee Smith; …
BINGHAMTON - Deposit-Hancock Eagles baseball defeated the Chapel Field Lions 14-5 at Binghamton University Saturday, June 11 to win the 2022 NYSPHSAA Class D Championship, finishing the season 23-0. …
Academics

WALTON - The weather was favorable for the outdoor graduation ceremony at Walton Central School on June 25 where the class of 2022 was celebrated. Sixty-three students graduated with hundreds of …

The following students are on the fourth quarter superintendent’s list, principal’s list and honor roll at the Townsend School in Walton. Grade 4 Superintendent’s list: Lillie …
The Walton Central School Board of Education reorganizational and regular business meeting will be Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. in the Walton CSD Board of Education room located in the O’Neill …
South Kortright Central School Class of 2022 valedictorian and co-salutatorians were recently announced by school administration. Lacey Eckert was valedictorian and Ailee McCracken and Kaylee Weaver, …
Arts & Entertainment

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County sponsors the Walton Farmers’ Market, Veteran’s Plaza, 181 Delaware Street, which was established for the convenience of local residents …

The Sidney Memorial Public Library has released its scheduled events for July 1-16. Call the library at 607-563-1200 to register for programs and activities, or with questions regarding any of these …
SIDNEY CENTER - Anyone looking for some pre-July 4 entertainment will want to head to Sidney Center for the park dedication and celebration on July 3. The event will showcase the work that has been …
The historic red caboose on Francis Marx Drive in Neahwa Park, Oneonta, will be open to the public during the Hometown Fourth of July event sponsored by the Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS). …
Obituaries
Terry B. Edwards
Terry B. Edwards, 74, of Downsville passed away on Friday evening, June 24, 2022 at Albany Medical Center, following a short illness. …
John Harby Eells
John Harby Eells, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. John was born March 3, 1943. Devoted and loving husband to …
Joan Pawlikowski
Joan L. Pawlikowski, 91, of Delhi passed away June 23, 2022, peacefully at her home. Joan was born Feb. 14, 1931 in Newark, N.J. …
Florence Reynolds
Florence “Jane” Reynolds, 80, of Trout Creek passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at home, surrounded by her loving …
Real Estate Transactions
June  22 - 28, 2022 real estate transaction report.
Outdoor Life
The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. (UDSB) is tackling litter along New York State Route 97 with new signage, free reusable cloth bags, WIFI-enabled solar trash receptacles, and other …
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that DEC is working to help protect natural resources by identifying management solutions to address …
Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors approved funding for several septic program projects and three projects under the flood hazard mitigation implementation program June …
The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) and Environmental Conservation (DEC) highlighted several new actions New York state has taken to promote honeybee health and better …
Opinion
Some nerve Eric Ball, who’s running for senate. We the people do not need to be lectured on law from the likes of you, and the Democrat Kathleen Hayek. Our poor country has suffered gravely …
Good luck to the residents of the town of Bovina who are complaining about the dust from the dirt road they live on. I have owned property in the town of Meredith for 30 years and live on a dirt road …
Letters to the editor
The June 16 article titled “Town of Walton wrestles over Pride Month Proclamation” suggests that residents of Walton identifying as LGBTQ+ have not faced any discrimination at all, and I …
The article written by Lillian Browne in the March 9 edition of The Reporter, titled “Delhi Justice Removed From Criminal Cases” is replete with falsehood. I am the attorney discussed in …
Police
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Sasha D. Catus, 52, Bronx, was arrested on June 23 and charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, operating a motor vehicle while on a …
New York State Police issued 15 tickets in Deposit during “Operation Hard Hat,” on June 21 where troopers monitored traffic on Interstate 17 in Deposit while road crews made bridge …
Sidney Police Department Earl R. Stage, 30, Sidney, was arrested on a Sidney Village Court warrant on June 15. Christopher A. Romano, 35, Davenport, was arrested on a Sidney Village Court …
Sidney Police Bret M. VanValkenburgh, 30, Bainbridge, was arrested on a Sidney Village Court warrant on June 7 for failure to appear to answer charges of third-degree burglary and two counts of …
Our Community Columns

Looking Back, June 30, 2022

Looking Back, June 23, 2022

Wakeman Cemetery

The year is 1808. Eliphalet Wakeman has just signed a deed purchasing 150 acres. The land was part of Lot 61 of the Walton Patent along Third Brook, northwest of Walton. This was to become the …

Walton

Happy birthday shout out July 5 to Yuval Millet. He and his fiancé Maddie were new residents of Walton last summer. They keep up with Walton news, and now they’re part of it.  …

Masonville

Iroquois proverb: “The greatest strength is gentleness.” Harold and I witnessed many gentle, happy faces at the 33rd annual commencement of the Sidney Central School for the class of …