Weather Words with Frank Ward

“Well, fall is really coloring up the trees and we can blame the weather for that because the leaves change color quickly when you have decently warm days and chilly nights. That’s …
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Speed limit reduction requests in Harpersfield and Roxbury

DELHI - Speed limit reduction requests from Harpersfield and Roxbury were heard at the Delaware County Department of Public Works (DPW) Committee meeting Sept. 28. Harpersfield councilmembers …

DelCo down maintenance dept. truck

DELHI - A Delaware County pickup truck was decommissioned after a failed New York state inspection, superintendent of buildings and grounds Pete Montgomery reported at the county’s shared …

CWC approves septic reimbursements

ARKVILLE - The Catskill Watershed Corporation approved septic system projects in Delaware County and a structure demolition in Fleischmanns Oct. 4. Septic system replacement reimbursements, …

Delhi Beautification Committee decorates for fall

The Delhi community came together Saturday, Oct. 1, to decorate the village for fall, lead by the Delhi Beautification Committee (DBC) and supported by local business, SUNY Delhi students, faculty …

Wakeman Cemetery restoration recognized

A farm with electricity in 1899

The old mill in this 2022 photograph stands beside Elk Creek near the intersection of Elk Creek and Monroe Roads in Meredith. It was once a part of John T. MacDonald’s farm, which flourished …
Sports

BAINBRIDGE - Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats volleyball hosted the Walton Warriors Sept. 27, and after four intense sets, sent the Warriors home with a 3-1 win over the visiting team. The first set …

Delaware League Varsity Boys Soccer (8 games) SKCS 4-0-1 10-0-1 Downsville/Walton 5-0-2 8-0-2 Margaretville 3-1 6-3 Davenport 4-2 5-6  Gilboa 3-2-1 5-4-1 Windham 2-3 …
WALTON - New York state law prevents home-schooled students from participating in public school sports, but the teamwork and communication skills organized sports offer, coupled with their desire to …
SOUTH KORTRIGHT - Rams boys soccer took a home shutout victory over Stamford/Jefferson Indians, 9-0, Tuesday, Oct. 4. SK dominated the field with a runaway game, scoring nine goals in the first …
Academics

St. Lawrence University welcomed Lacey A. Eckert of Bloomville as a member of the class of 2026. Eckert attended South Kortright Central School.

There will be a Walton Central School curriculum committee meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom in O’Neill High School. Masks are optional for those in attendance.
The final merger study report for the Livingston Manor and Roscoe central school districts was presented Sept. 12 to both districts’ boards of education. Consultants Castallo & Silky LLC …
WALTON- The Walton Central School District WCS Board of Education (BOE) met for its first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year Sept. 20. BOE President Graydon Dutcher announced the state of …
Arts & Entertainment

Music on the Delaware will welcome Acoustic Eidolon Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. on the historic Walton Theatre’s mainstage. Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo …

4-H Enrollment for 2022-23 has begun. 4-H Camp Shankitunk will be the site for the kick off enrollment extravaganza Monday, Oct. 10, (Indigenous People’s Day) from 1 - 4 p.m. This event …
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Otsego County Fair Association, Inc. will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Pittsfield Fire Department.  The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. …
DCHA Archivist Ray LaFever will conduct a genealogy workshop Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., about saving and sharing family history through digital imaging. LaFever will talk about the kinds of items …
Obituaries
Winifred Sebastian
Winifred Ann Sebastian, 81, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at her home on Brownell Road.  Born Sept. 13, 1941 …
Virginia Sherman
Virginia E. ”Ginny” Sherman, 81, of Walton passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, …
Kathleen Moore
Kathleen P. Moore, 80, of Walton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at Delaware Valley Hospital. Kathy was born …
Real Estate Transactions
September 21 - 27, 2022 real estate transaction report.
Outdoor Life
The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) fall bird seed sale fundraiser is an opportunity to buy quality bird seed and help support DOAS programs at the same time. Proceeds from this sale support …
The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS), Grange Hall Spur Road, Oneonta, will host an open house Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the DOAS Sanctuary and Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch in …
The Upper Delaware River region is home to one of the largest wintering populations of bald eagles in the northeast. Delaware Highlands Conservancy will host “Eagles and Their …
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has confirmed an animal taken by a hunter in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, during the 2021 coyote hunting season was a wolf. As part …
Opinion
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink ribbons are everywhere reminding us to get a mammogram. These reminders are great, but what if you need a mammogram and don’t have health …
In the 1940s. Walton school had an athlete who left a mark on the sports he played while there. He had an athletic association with Fran Redmond, another Walton player and is remembered today by Les …
Letters to the editor
There is a folder somewhere in your office with my Son’s name on it. It probably has his birth date and maybe a few notes about his case. It probably gets shuffled around the desk, glanced at …
I’m a long-time voter in Delaware County and also an election administrator at our Board of Elections where we all work collegially and harmoniously. In New York, we’re seeing an outright …
Police
Sidney Police Department Mark F. Santoiemmo, 41, Sidney, was arrested Sept. 30 on a Sidney Village Court warrant. Cedo Kolic, 46, Oxford, was arrested Oct. 1 on a Sidney Village Court …
DELHI - An East Meredith man who pled guilty June 27 in connection with a Walton lumber and supply store break-in, was sentenced to five-years probation in Delaware County Court Oct. 3. Brandon …
DELHI - A Norwich man was sentenced to five years probation on a first-degree criminal contempt charge, in Delaware County Court Oct. 3, as part of a plea and sentence deal. Donald Craw, 41, pled …
DELHI - A Franklin man, as part of a plea and sentence deal, pled guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree burglary in exchange for a five year probation sentence, in Delaware County Court Oct. …
Our Community Columns

Looking Back, October 6, 2022

Walton

Substitute teacher recruitment night at the Walton Central School High School gym tonight, Oct. 6, from 5-6:30. Come check out the jobs you can do on a substitute basis to supplement your income, or …

Masonville

John Wayne “Courage is being scared to death-but saddling up anyway.”    The calendar from Sidney Central School District states that Friday, Oct. 7, the first progress …

Delhi

It was a great weekend in Delhi. The 10th annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk at SUNY Delhi met the its goal and raised over $11,000 to support raising awareness about suicide …

DeLancey

Congratulations to Chandler and Micci Mason on the birth of their daughter Alyssa Marie born Sept. 15. Grandparents are Randy and Kim Shepard and Mike and Anna Mason. Remember to shop at the …