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DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County Public Works and the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) hosted the 25th annual Clean Sweep event on Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9. WAC Communications …

COLCHESTER - The Colchester Town Council accepted resignations of three highway department employees at its Oct. 6 meeting. The resignations of Nick Tompkins, Steven Mattson and Ken Young were …
Chase Scofield, 2, of Walton, drums with his uncle, Anthony Cetta and the Walton Central School pep band, during their game with Sidney on Saturday.
WALTON - The Walton Historical Society (WHS) which owns and houses its collections in the famed Eells House on 9 Townsend Street, recently acquired some important antique furniture and artifacts from …
DEPOSIT - The building at 123 Front Street in Deposit, previously known as the A to Z store, was in bad shape and needed to come down, said Deposit Mayor Bryan Moore. The structure was demolished on …
News
DELHI - Delhi Town Board members approved the adoption of a new local law to override the tax levy limit at the Monday, Oct. 11 meeting. The board went through an environmental impact study prior to …
Walton Chamber of Commerce’s Leaf Peeking & Antiquing event, held  on Saturday, Oct. 9, in replacement of its annual Harvest Fest previously held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, …
DELAWARE COUNTY - The New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) selected Clean Path NY (CPNY) for a Renewable Energy Award to develop a 1,300 megawatt, 174-mile transmission line, …
The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood and platelet shortage that has caused the blood supply to drop to the lowest post-summer level in at least six years.  With …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been celebrated within cities on the West coast since 1992, and was recently recognized as a National Holiday, to be observed on October 11, by …
Sports

DELHI- The Delaware Academy volleyball team defeated Deposit/Hancock 3-1 in Delhi on Thursday.  The Bulldogs started strong and took control of the first two games, winning 25-17 and 25-11. …

DELHI- Delaware Academy Bulldogs girls soccer defeated the Unatego Spartans 2-0 on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Delhi Legion Field.  In the first half, both teams were very evenly matched, …
WALTON- Walton Warriors field hockey defeated Spencer-Van Etten/Candor at home Saturday, Oct. 9 1-0 in overtime.  Both teams were evenly matched for most of the game. Neither team could take …
Academics

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 …
The next regular meeting of the Walton Central School District (WCSD) Board of Education will be Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Walton CSD Board of Education room located in the O’Neill …
The Walton Central School Class of 1966 held its 55th reunion at Castle on the Delaware in Walton Saturday, Oct. 9. Those attending were, in the front row, John Gabel, Virginia Allen O’Dell, …
Arts & Entertainment

The third annual Leaf Peeking and Antiquing festival at the Vets Plaza, sponsored by the Walton Chamber of Commerce, was held on Saturday, Oct. 9. Over a dozen vendors sold their crafts, art, …

WALTON -The impetus for the Walton Sleeps collection, on exhibit at the Walton Theatre as part of its Arts in the Parlor program, was artist Candia Peterson’s application for an associateship …
According to director Irene Murphy, the Unadilla Public Library will host a celebration at the library, 193 Main Street, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Community House and the library on …
Sidney Memorial Public Library has released its scheduled events for Oct. 18-31. Call the library at 607-563-1200 or email si.cassandra@4cls.orgto register for programs and activities, or with …
Obituaries
Virginia Hayes
Virginia May Williams Hayes, born 84 years ago in Downsville, and passed away peacefully Sept. 10, 2021 in Raleigh, N.C. with her …
Linda Berg
Linda Elaine Berg died peacefully Sept. 1, 2021 at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Wash., with Jon Meads, her devoted …
Otto Hossbach
Otto Hossbach, 70, of Bloomville, passed away peacefully after being surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Born June …
Thomas Vreeland
Thomas “Tom” Vreeland, 84, of Walton, died at home on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born …
Outdoor Life
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. …
The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors approved funding for several projects in the Septic, Flood Hazard, and Stormwater Programs on Oct. 5. Nineteen homeowners in eight towns …
New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito announced Oct. 4 that the state is seeking two New York state spruce trees to be displayed in front of the Capitol this …
Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) is currently hosting online raffle sales for items that have been donated in celebration of the organizations 54th anniversary. Sales will take place through …
Opinion
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 …
A quote referring to the money reserved for the DPW building in the Aug. 16, 2017 issue of The Reporter said: “‘There are a variety of accounts where money has been saved,” …
Letters to the editor
An apparently little noticed article appeared a while back in The Reporter, and it said that ten digit dialing for local calls will be implemented in area code 607, among others, on Oct 24 2021. The …
I just wanted to highlight some additional points as to why I led a motion of no action, [at the Sept. 7 village of Walton Trustee’s meeting] and it wasn’t purely based on economics, or …
Police
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 …
WALTON - New York State Police announced that a Walton man, Paul J. Weeden, 66, was shot and killed by a Walton Police Officer on Oct. 4, following police response to a mental health call at a …
Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond announced the retirement of Lieutenant Karl Vagts after more than 36 years of service. Vagts’ law enforcement career began at the Delaware County …
Our Community Columns

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 …

Masonville

Benjamin Franklin: “Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.”    There will be an early dismissal drill on Friday, Oct. 15.  All schools to dismiss 15 minutes …

Delhi

Last week’s trivia question: How many pipes are there in the pipe organ of the Baptist church in Delhi? There has to be one pipe for every note on the keyboard. The organ has 61 keys and 6 …

DeLancey

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

Walton

The Walton Chamber of Commerce will host its “Leaf Peeking and Antiquing” event at the Vet’s Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 9. Vendors who would like to set up can contact me, by email is …