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For nearly six years, shelter manager Erin Insinga has dedicated herself to providing the best possible care for stray and abandoned animals at the Delaware Valley Humane Society (DVHS) in Sidney. …

DELHI - Early voting for the 2020 General Election begins this Saturday, Oct. 24. Registered voters may cast their vote in person at the Delaware County Board of Elections, 3 Gallant Avenue, Delhi, …
Holiday spirit will not be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic this year as local toy, food and clothing drives make plans to continue their work this holiday season. In 2018, Delaware …
Bradley Hitchcock of Merideth originally joined the Meridale Fire Department and Emergency squad in 1999 before taking on the title of Meridale Fire Chief more than five years ago. Hitchock’s …
In the process of advancing Middletown’s tentative budget for 2021 to the preliminary stage at the October meeting, the town council added $2,500 in funding to the Catskill Recreation Center …
News
DELHI - Delhi residents complained to town officials about the continued operation of an “illegal” campground located off John Williams Road, despite a cease and desist order served on …
Over this past weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that movie theaters in counties with COVID-19 positivity rates below 2% on the 14-day-average and no cluster areas may reopen Oct. 23, and ski …
WALTON - The town of Walton adopted its preliminary 2021 budget at a special meeting held Oct. 19. The proposed budget reflects a .458% decrease from the 2020 budget accomplished by decreasing …
DELHI - The village of Delhi accepted the resignations of a trustee and three part-time police officers at a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 19. Robin Hultenius, appointed as a trustee …
The tentative budget for 2021 for the town of Bovina was adopted and moved into the preliminary stage, and next, a public hearing must be held to give the public a chance to discuss it. That date is …
Sports

Fox Bowling Center Scores

HANCOCK - Logan Emerich was denied perfection by a stubborn 10 pin Oct. 14 at Fox Bowling Center. Bowling for the Delco Fitness team in the Independent League, Emerich shot a 299. He made a great …

Coronavirus Outbreak
New York Issues Travelers Advisory

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are issuing travelers advisories to anyone traveling into those states from areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Local Officials Urge Compliance As State's Virus Numbers Continue To Decline

Red Cross Now Testing Blood Donations For COVID-19 Antibodies

Sanitizer, Masks Distributed At CCE Resource Center

Arts & Entertainment

The Afton Driving Park and Fairgrounds, 46 East Main Street, Afton invites surrounding communities to a free trick or treat drive-thru event that is scheduled to  begin at 4 p.m. and end at 6 on …

Beth Paine, the director at Sidney Memorial Public Library, 8 River Street, Sidney, has released the activities schedule for the last 10 days of October.  Wednesday, Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m. - Zoom …
Members of Sidney’s Hill & Valley Garden Club have resumed meetings and activities, including a socially distanced bonfire at a member’s home.  A fall cleanup at the gardens …
Academics

DELHI - A local benevolent motorcycle club, formed to honor the memory of veterans and law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, has partnered with Oneonta-based Ioxus, …

Townsend School was a sea of orange and black again as Warrior Pride was celebrated - even without Homecoming Weekend. Mrs. Jodie Day’s class had 100% participation. From left to right are Mrs. …
Walton’s Townsend School Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored a scavenger hunt last Saturday morning. The answers to the clues were names of Walton businesses. Pictured to the left in the …
SUNY Morrisville recently announced that Malorie Jordan of Franklin was named to the President’s List for the Spring 2020 semester. Malorie is majoring in Dairy Management. To be named to the …
Our Community Columns

DeLancey

Services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during October will be held in West Delhi Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.  I welcome …

Walton

The First Baptist Church in Walton’s free community dinner, “Levi’s Table,” will start again on Monday, Oct. 26, from 4:30-6 p.m. The meal will be takeout only at this …

God’s Wonderful World

As we look around the wonderful mountains that we have in this region of the Catskills we see the season of fall in all its splendor. We see the colors splashed all the hillsides. It is a sight that …

Masonville

Seth Godin, author of What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn): Plans are great but missions are better.  Missions survive when plans fail, and plans almost always …

Delhi

Another beautiful weekend in Delhi. I hope the trees hold onto their leaves for as long as possible this year. They are so gorgeous. Even the cold mornings can’t get you down in our amazing …
Letters to the editor
“Blackmail!”  There, I’ve reformed the 10/14/20 Reporter headline “State Aid Threatened Over Police Reform.” “Gov. Cuomo et al want US to weaken the rule of …
The article titled ‘”W.I.D.E.” in the Sept. 2, 2020 issue of The Reporter exposed the pitiable and tragic situation of a woman in Delhi who “...found herself questioning her …
I have spent 25+ years providing a safe and healthy learning environment for staff and students in our area and took pride in doing so. I have conducted countless Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) …
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation and thanks for the outpouring of support the Sheriff’s Office has received regarding last Thursday’s protest in …
Opinion
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic businesses have worked diligently to stay afloat – it has not been easy. Every industry has been affected in some manner and I know from my conversations with …
Since 1987, our nation has observed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tragically, nearly one in four women and one in seven men are victims of domestic violence and abuse. Domestic …
Albany Democrats’ one-party rule has led to a crime spree in New York. The lack of respect for our law enforcement is appalling. This culture of disregarding the rule of law has extended from …
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to discuss the importance of early detection and mammograms. It is also a perfect time to highlight a valuable resource available in New York …
Legal Notices
Blue Horseshoe Buttermilk Farm LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/7/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail …
Binnekill Properties LLC. Filed3/12/18. Office: Delaware Co.SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 225 White Rd,Margaretville, NY 12455. Purpose:General. Binnekill Tavern LLC. …
39 Howell Street LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/13/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3509 Dunk …
39 Howell Street LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/13/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3509 Dunk …
Police

K9 Team Graduates

DELHI - On Oct. 19 Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond announced the graduation of K9 Team Deputy Kyle Karcher and K9 “Eli”. K9 Eli is named after the first sheriff of Delaware County, …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Jarett L. Griffin, 20, Walton, was arrested on Oct. 14 and charged with petit larceny accused of stealing a political campaign sign. …

Delhi Head-On Collision Injures 3

DELHI - Three people were injured in a head-on collision in Delhi Oct. 16 at approximately 10:45 a.m. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office reports that Robert E. Helt, 87, of Margaretville …

State Aid Threatened Over Police Reform

Governor Andrew Cuomo is requiring municipalities to adopt police reform plans by April 1, 2021. State aid, Cuomo said, can be withheld if reform plans are not completed and adopted by the …
Outdoor Life

DEC Reminds New York State Hunters: Be Safe During Hunting Seasons

With several hunting seasons underway or about to start, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds hunters to put safety at the forefront this …

USC Suggests Trees For Tribs

The Upper Susquehanna Coalition (USC) administers the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) “Trees for Tributaries” program, which provides landowners with …

Turkey Season Opens Saturday

Fall turkey season begins Saturday, Oct. 17 and continues until Oct. 30. The following is a list of hunting regulations issued by the New York State Department of Environmental …

Timber Rattlesnakes Prepare For Winter

A threatened species in New York state, the timber rattlesnake can be found in isolated populations in southeastern New York, the Southern Tier and in the peripheral Eastern Adirondacks. They come in …
Obituaries
The Rev. Dr. John F. Stephenson Jr.
John, 89, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, from head trauma following a serious fall. John was born Feb. 17, 1931, in Orange, …
Marla J. Mazar-Carr
Marla Mazar-Carr, an accomplished painter, teacher, herbalist and resident of Saint George, Maine, passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, …
Joan E. Luscomb
Joan E. Luscomb, 85, of Downsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi following …
Adin Miller
Adin Joseph Miller, N2WDV, 91, of Walton, fell asleep in death on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Adin was born in 1929 in Millburn, N.J., …
Ronald Platt
Ronald “Ronnie” Platt, 80, of Unadilla passed away Oct. 1, 2020, at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City. He was a …
Michele Stickle
Michele Dawn Stickle, 43, of Hobart, passed away suddenly on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 following a brief illness. Born Jan. 9, 1977 in …
Elsa Houck
Elsa Joan Houck, 73, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at UHS Wilson Medical Center following a brief …
Dale W. Tweedie
Dale W. Tweedie, 82, of Chenango Bridge, passed away suddenly on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.  Born June 12, 1938 in Walton, he was …
Betty Hathaway
Betty A. Hathaway, of the town of Newburgh, formerly of Downsville, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. She was 77. …
Adele Berg
Adele Margaret Berg passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2020. She was born in Brooklyn on November 12, 1923, one of nine children …
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