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The regular monthly meeting of the town of Franklin met in Treadwell at the Kellogg Community Center pavilion on Aug. 5. The meetings have been held there in order to comply with COVID-19 distancing …

Relief may be on the way to some local families. The closure of schools in March due to COVID-19 added stress to families in many ways. Not only were parents trying to work either from home or at …
NYS Women’s Inc is a local group of women who promote other women in their professional pursuits. Their yearly community service project is the AMBA blood screening tests that are offered …
WALTON - Walton Mayor Steve Condon has been called upon by the Young Progressives of Delaware County, an activist group for change, via a circulating petition on change.org to publicly apologize to …
WALTON - The seasons in Delaware County seem to be shifting and stretching, according to Walton Weather Observer Frank Ward. Ward monitors Walton’s weather, reporting it daily to the National …
News
Assemblyman Brian Miller recently delivered free hand sanitizer to local libraries in Delaware County, including the Andes Public Library, the Cannon Free Library in Delhi and Bovina Public Library …
WALTON- Supervisor Joe Cetta read a letter from Town Justice Carl Gregory, announcing his intent to retire after 43 years as of Dec. 31, 2020, at the town council meeting Monday, Aug. 10. A …
The Hamden town board members were formally introduced to the new Delaware Academy Central School District Superintendent at the regular monthly meeting on Aug. 5. Delaware County Senior Planner and …
Delaware County Department of Public Works crews started to mill rebates on County Route 11 in the town of Davenport on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in preparation for paving which will take two days, weather …
There will be a drive-thru food pantry at Charlotte Valley Central School, 15611 State Highway 23, Davenport, on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Community members are welcome to pick …
Sports

DEC Announces Completion of Accessible, Sustainable Improvements at Kenneth L. Wilson Campground

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced the completion of improvements to the Kenneth L. Wilson Campground and Day Use Area in Ulster …

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

A Wilson’s chicken halves barbecue will be held at the Amphenol parking lot on Union Street next to SFCU on Thursday, Aug. 20 starting at 10:30 a.m. and continuing until the chicken is gone, …

Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) looks forward to connecting with its members and the local community at its Family Fun Day event every year, but given COVID-19 concerns, the decision was …
To schedule an in-library or curbside appointment or if you have any questions about the programs, call the library at 607-562-1200. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m.: Virtual Teens Craft: unicorn fluffy …
Academics

WALTON - A Walton Central School Senior, Scott Barnhart, 18, was suspended for the 2020-21 school year for a Facebook post that was shared on his personal page on June 2, at 2 a.m., which depicts …

SUNY Delhi is proud to recognize Nicholas Preston of Treadwell for being named to the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. The dean’s list is a recognition of academic achievement …
District Superintendent Perry Dewey released the DCMO BOCES 2020-2021 school re-opening plan on Friday, July 31, which followed pertinent guidelines. Guiding instructions released by the New York …
During an hour-long board of education meeting July 27, Delaware Academy & Central School District at Delhi (DA) Superintendent Kelly Zimmerman unveiled three reopening plans for September and …
Our Community Columns

Walton

There will be a short memorial service for Carol Erlandson on Monday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Walton Cemetery. Carol was a longtime and beloved music teacher at WCS and passed on April 21 when …

Pastor's Pen

Computers are an amazing tool when we learn to use them properly. We’ve probably all had the experience of thinking we had saved a document, only to realize it wasn’t saved correctly, and …

Hamden

Thinking of you Charlie and Marion Calhoun, George Bolles, Lois McDonald, Abby and Connie Stone. Even though the Hamden Schoolhouse Museum is open only by appointment during this summer of COVID, …

Delhi

This will be a summer to remember. It has flown by just as fast as any other, even though weekends aren’t full of activities. For me, it’s been enjoyable to relax at home. Delaware County …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches for August will be held in DeLancey Church at 11 a.m with Rev. Connie Stone using COVID-19 protocol - social distancing of 6 feet …
Letters to the editor
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 …
Today (Thursday, July 30, 2020) in Delaware County a small group of people exercised their right to peacefully protest what they have described as unfair and unlawful treatment of prisoners detained …
With regard to the July 22, 2020 article concerning Colchester Town Council’s most recent meeting, we would like to make a brief comment. Ken Eck (Highway Supt.) determined that no hazardous or …
Opinion
As we continue to contend with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the many health issues that come along with it, other illnesses and medical conditions require our ongoing attention. Asthma, a …
As young people consider their futures, some may want to think about working for New York state in various positions of law enforcement and correctional services. The state periodically has …
As families and individuals look for ways to enjoy the wonderful summer weather, people need to look no further than our local state parks. July is Park and Recreation Month across the nation and …
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on our families, our economy, and our elections. But Congress has the power to intervene right now. In response to safety concerns and pressure from constituents like …
Legal Notices
GK Firearms LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/18/2020. Office: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of …
Maid to Work, LLC of org. field with SSNY on 6/17/20. Office: Delaware county. SSNY designated as a agent of the LLC upon who process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to …
Arkville Acres LLC. Filed 5/1/20. Office: Delaware Co. SSNY desig. as agent for process & shall mail to: 225 White Rd, Margaretville, NY 12455. Purpose: General. Beneath The Pines, LLC. …
Compassionate Candle Co., LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/14/20. Off. loc.: Delaware Co. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail 21 Prospect Dr., Sidney, NY …
Police

Police Saving Lives

WALTON - Walton Police Department’s Narcan (naloxone nasal spray) training program, started in June 2019, has saved lives, said Chief Joe D’Addezio. The department has sent each of its …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office •  Ronald M. “Rick” Roof Jr., 51, Franklin, was arrested on Aug. 9 and charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree …

DelCo Kids Go To Day Camp Courtesy of Sheriff’s Office

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office held a one-day camp on Aug. 2 for the 17 Delaware County children that were scheduled to attend the annual week-long Sheriff’s Camp sponsored by the …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Natasha L. Mason, 35, Walton, was arrested on July 29 and charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to use four-way flashers and …
Outdoor Life

DEC Now Accepting Applications for Sponsored Pheasant Hunt Program

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that DEC is accepting applications for sponsored pheasant hunts. Sponsored hunts are free, …

DEC Seeks Swimming Pool Owners For Citizen Science Survey Of Invasive Beetle

State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos encourages New York’s swimming pool owners to participate in the DEC annual Asian Longhorned Beetle Swimming Pool …

DEC Offers New Online Bowhunter Education Course

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that a new online bowhunter education certification course opened July 15. A bowhunter education …

DEC Announces Addition of 241 Acres To Catskill Forest Preserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the acquisition of 241 acres in the Catskills, including 208 acres adjoining existing forest preserve …
Obituaries
Larry M. Miller Sr.
Larry M. Miller Sr., 73, of Hobart, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Fox Hospital in Oneonta.  Born on July 30, 1947 in …
Irene R. Craft
Irene R. Craft, 84, of East Branch, died on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at home after an illness. She was born on Aug. 4, 1936, in Niagara …
Dorothy E. Osborn
Dorothy E. Osborn, 94 of Burlington Flats, passed away Friday August 7, 2020 in Cooperstown. Dorothy was born on Oct. 6, 1925, in …
Catherine VanCanagan
Catherine Alice VanCanagan, age 91, of Beverly, Mass., Sayville and Walton, joined her Creator and Savior on July 31, 2020. She was …
William Mincarelli
William (Bill) Mincarelli passed away at the age of 86 on July 30, 2020. He was born on March 18, 1934 in Harrison to the late John …
Richard Pearson
Richard Pearson of Delhi passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2020. He was born May 21, 1936. Richard was predeceased by his …
Retha Beardslee
On July 13, 2020, Retha Louise Armstrong Beardslee, at the age of 95, went to her heavenly home. Retha was the daughter of Frank …
Barbara Etta Cahill
Barbara Cahill, 79, of Stamford, passed away on June 12, 2020 at Robinson Terrace. Barbara was born on Jan. 11, 1942 in Sidney Center …
Albert I. Shellman
Albert I. Shellman, of Unadilla, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Wilson Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. …
Lynda J. Axelrod
Lynda J. Axelrod, Greenville, S.C., passed from this life to the next on July 19, 2020. Lynda was born on Feb. 28, 1944, in Walton, …
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