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ARKVILLE - Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) directors unanimously authorized comments regarding the revised Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) draft issued to New York City Department of …

DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County supervisors will vote on Wednesday, May 25, to make the first interest payment on a bond anticipation note (BAN) for new Department of Public Works buildings in …
DELHI - Delaware County American Rescue Plan Act Committee (ARPA) authorized a $250,000 upgrade for the rehabilitation of two county-owned fuel islands at a meeting on May 17. Gasoline and diesel …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Grocery store and pharmacy shelves throughout Delaware County confirm the nationwide shortage of baby formula has reached rural areas. In February, the U.S. Food and Drug …
News
DELAWARE COUNTY – Kim Smith, former Delaware County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, was sworn in Thursday, May 26, as Delaware County’s first female undersheriff. There has not been a …
MARGARETVILLE - Flood mitigation and control projects under the New York Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) program are winding up in Margaretville, reported Mayor John Hubbell on May …
MARGARETVILLE - The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) announced the completion of a $1.8 million project to address flood damage to the Bull Run channel and stream bank in …
MARGARETVILLE - Flood mitigation and control projects under the New York Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) program are winding up in Margaretville, reported Mayor John Hubbell on May …
HAMDEN - Hamden Supervisor Wayne Marshfield announced at the May 4 Hamden town council meeting that it will pursue the purchase of the Wayne Bank building on state Route 10 at an agreed upon price of …
Sports

CONKLIN - Unatego/Franklin Spartans baseball defeated the Susquehanna Valley Sabers 15-2 on the road Wednesday, May 18. U/F’s Matt Serrao finished with eight strikeouts. Braeden Johnson …

OTEGO - Unatego Spartans softball defeated the Marathon Olympians 18-3 at home Tuesday, May 17 in a non-league matchup. Unatego’s Bailey McCoy earned the pitching win. Alexa Lucia and Jess …
OTEGO - Unatego/Franklin Spartans baseball defeated the Greene/Oxford Trojans 17-7 at home Tuesday, May 17 in a late-season matchup. U/F’s Shea Barber finished with four RBIs, a triple and …
DELHI - Bulldogs mixed-play tennis netted singles and doubles winners over Margaretville on May 23. In singles action, Delhi’s Tabor Muthig-Reed held a 2/1 advantage over …
Academics

The Hancock Central School (HCS) District has recognized Lindsey Bolster as valedictorian and Madison Felter as salutatorian of its Class of 2022. Graduation ceremonies will take place Friday, June …

A nationally renown program that empowers students to prevent bullying in their schools recently spent two days in South Kortright. Sweethearts & Heroes, which travels across the U.S. to help …
There will be a facilities committee meeting on Thursday, June 2 at 5 p.m. in the Walton Central School board room in the O’Neill High School. Masks are optional for those in attendance.
School districts throughout Delaware County passed their annual budgets on Tuesday, May 17. Franklin Budget Yes 176 - No 52 Capital Reserve Fund Yes 187 - No 41 Bus Proposition Yes 180 - …
Arts & Entertainment

The Roxbury Library, 53742 State Highway 30, will return to full operating hours starting Wednesday, June 1. Weekly hours for the Roxbury Library, the Irma Mae Griffin History Room and the …

The summer reading program at Ogden Library is right around the corner. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and there are reading programs for everyone. For younger …
Reservations for the Historical Society of Middletown’s (HSM) 9th Living History Cemetery Tour are now open. The popular tour will be held Saturday, June 18 at Margaretville Cemetery. Rain …
Every Tuesday when the weather cooperates, a group of 30 landscape painters gather at different sites in Delaware County to paint the views, barns, fields, mountains, streams, or flora of the …
Obituaries
Mark Smith
Mark A. Smith, 66, of Temple, Texas, formerly of Delhi, died Monday, July 26, 2021, at a Temple hospital after a brief battle with …
Robert O’Dell
Robert Howard O’Dell, surrounded by his loving family, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  Bob was born …
Jeanne Scott
Jeanne Tweedie Scott of Chesapeake, Va., passed away May 18, 2022. She was 96. The daughter of the late Archibald A. and Eva …
Helen Hayward
Helen Marie Hayward went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2022. She passed away peacefully at her home in Otego with her family by her …
Real Estate Transactions
April  19- 25, 2022 real estate transaction report.
Outdoor Life
New York agencies announced two initiatives designed to protect and foster increased appreciation for birds - a new ‘Lights Out’ initiative to help protect migrating birds as they …
In May and June, Motorists Asked to Watch for Turtles Crossing the Road World Turtle Day® is Monday, May 23 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil …
Grants totaling nearly $158,000 were recently awarded by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) to schools and non-profit organizations planning watershed education projects and …
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds anglers to always consult the fishing regulations guide to ensure they are complying with the seasonal restrictions and …
Opinion
It is called the Freedom of Information Law a/k/a FOIL. It is not the Freedom of Information Suggestion. The law is very specific. Anyone, any age, may request document information from any …
Later this month county legislatures in Dutchess and Ulster counties will consider resolutions to temporarily change the sales tax calculations for gasoline purchases. If approved - and there is …
Letters to the editor
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 …
As Executive Director of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) I was surprised to read your front page article of Jan. 19 titled “Middletown Supervisor Decries CWC Tax Exempt …
Police
New York State Police arrested Joseph S. Hayes, 21, Middletown, and Cory T. Bartley, 26, Fleischmanns, on May 25, for trespassing and breaking a window in a Fleischmanns synagogue. Joseph S. …
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Lisa Rosengrant, 31, Hancock, was arrested on May 3 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speed in zone and no …
BOVINA - A brush fire was sparked by faulty electric and utility wires at Tunis Lake in Bovina, at the corner of Alpine and Catskill Drive on May 12, according to Bovina Fire Chief Kevin Brown. The …
BOVINA - A brush fire was sparked by faulty electric and utility wires at Tunis Lake in Bovina, at the corner of Alpine and Catskill Drive, on May 12, according to Bovina Fire Chief Kevin Brown. The …
Our Community Columns

Looking Back May 26, 2022

Walton

The Walton Theatre will admit veterans and active personnel to the movie “Top Gun: Maverick” this weekend for free, Friday-Sunday, May 27-28. Show times for Friday and Saturday are 6 …

A Scar and a Story

Dear Beloved, Recently, I read a quote by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy that disagreed with the phrase ‘Time heals all wounds.’ Her point was that when we are wounded, we don’t …

Masonville

James F. Clark “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Good luck to Sidney Central School students that are doing NYS Science Performance tests in grades 4 …

Delhi

I hope everyone has a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. We will always remember the sacrifices made by those lost while serving in the United States military. Keep them and their families in your …