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WALTON - Under sunny skies on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 14, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital (DVH) administration hosted a celebratory barbecue and thank you for staff members and departments on the back …

DELHI - Delhi resident Richard Gumo addressed the village board regarding cannabis sales and on-site consumption decisions at the Monday, Sept. 20 meeting. Gumo was promoted to get a status update on …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Friends of Recovery of Delaware & Otsego Counties (FOR-DO) held their second annual Recovery For Humanity event in celebration of those who are in recovery from addiction. The …
DELAWARE COUNTY - New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) is in a midterm review period. DEP Director of Public Affairs Adam Bosch …
News
ANDES - A proposed action by NYC DEP ((New York City Department of Environmental Protection) affecting the towns and villages West of the Hudson Watershed was brought before the Andes Town Board for …
DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County Commissioner of Public Works Susan McIntyre announced the Delaware County Solid Waste & Composting Facility received approval for expansion at the board of …
Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for …
The American Red Cross is launching an initiative to grow the number of blood donors who are Black to help patients with sickle cell disease – the most common inherited blood disorder in the …
This year the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season is opening early, on Oct. 1 this year. Now is the time for those that qualify to talk to your heating vendors to ask about pre-pay and …
Sports

SIDNEY - Unatego Spartan girls soccer defeated the Sidney Warriors Friday 4-1 on the road.  Unatego was dominant in the first half allowing them to take a 3-0 lead over the Warriors into the …

DELHI- The Delaware Academy Bulldogs girls soccer team defeated the Walton Warriors 4-0 Monday at home at the senior recognition game.  The Bulldogs recognized seniors Sylvia Liddle, Abbie …
SIDNEY - The Sidney Warriors field hockey team defeated the Newark Valley Cardinals 5-1 Friday under the lights at home.  In the first quarter Sidney scored in just under 11 minutes on a …
BAINBRIDGE - The Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats volleyball defeated the Sidney Warriors 3-1 on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at home.  Game one started shakily with both teams faulting on their serves. The …
Academics

DELHI - Delhi community members addressed the Delaware Academy Central School District At Delhi (DA) Board of Education with concerns regarding the mask mandates for children at the Monday, Sept. 20 …

Nearly 20 SUNY Oneonta students presented projects as part of the college’s Student Summer Research and Creative Activity Day, an opportunity for students to share research they have conducted …
SUNY Delhi is one of the best regional colleges, according to the 2022 Best Colleges rankings by the U.S. News & World Report, released Sept. 13. The annual report ranks universities and colleges …
DOWNSVILLE - A nationwide movement on social media called for parents to encourage their children to leave school at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 in protest of the New York state mask mandate in …
Arts & Entertainment

The 17th Cauliflower Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 to 4 in Margaretville’s Village Park, sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce.  This family-friendly …

The Treadwell United Methodist Church will host a drive-through takeout turkey dinner on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4 p.m. until sold out. The menu is roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and …
Some folks may already be celebrating spooky season, but the arrival of October means more than pumpkin-spiced lattes; it means comedy. The “Toil ‘n’ Trouble Comedy Show” …
Members of the Roscoe Ambulance Corp. will host a “mega tricky tray” penny social - each prize basket will be valued at a minimum of $20 and it is expected that more than 175 prize …
Obituaries
Hugh Rosa
Hugh Eugene Rosa of Niskayuna died at home on Sept. 15, 2021. He was born April 4, 1928 in Roxbury, the son of Joseph and Gladys …
Ethel Owen
Ethel Owen, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of Walton, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 surrounded …
Dwight Phoenix
Dwight “Mike” Phoenix, 72, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, with his loving family by his …
Katharine A. Mack
Katharine A. Mack, 87, of Norwich passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2021, at home with family by her side. Katharine was …
Outdoor Life
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the fourth round of Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund grantees totaling nearly $11.5 million in awards. Grantees have committed more than $13.5 …
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of proposed regulations to implement a ban on expanded polystyrene foam containers and …
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the town of Roxbury has announced the acquisition of a 14-acre parcel as part of New York State’s Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) …
The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors approved funding for several projects in the septic and stormwater programs on Sept. 7. Twenty-one homeowners and businesses in 15 towns …
Opinion
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 …
The purchase of the modular “police garage and offices” for the Colchester Police that Art Merrill (town supervisor) has decided to move forward with is wrong. He seems to think printing …
Letters to the editor
Fear is a wonderful thing. Make someone afraid and you have control over them. Consider how many products - frequently used products - have alcohol in them. I’m not talking about the liquor …
Dear Sheriff DuMond, I am writing to thank you for your “From the Sheriff’s Desk” piece on 9/11.  In this current climate, I was happy to see something in our local paper …
Police
Walton Police Department • Michael Vogel, 29, Walton, was arrested on Sept. 12 and charged with second-degree assault and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was …
On Sept. 13, shortly before 8 p.m., Oneonta State Police responded to a report of a physical domestic dispute at a residence on state Highway 28 in Meredith.  During the physical dispute, …
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Robert H. Smith, 35, Davenport, was arrested on Sept. 10 and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, moving from lane …
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Joseph J. Hahn, 25, Walton, was arrested on Aug. 18 and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was issued an …
Our Community Columns

Korean Culture Day

In March 2021, there was horrific shooting spree that killed six Asian Americans in Atlanta. The whole nation was very concerned about what was happening to the Asian American community. People …

Walton

There will be a meet and greet for Supervisor Joe Cetta on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Plaza. All are welcome to stop down and ask questions or just say hello.  Friday Fun …

Masonville

Albert Einstein: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”    School sports are underway and we wish the athletes a safe, lucky, …

Delhi

Last week’s trivia question: What is the title of the late Mary Jane Henderson’s latest book? It’s called Now Hear This: What’s My Line? A Unique Collection of Original Donkey …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during September will be held in West Delhi church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone.  Youth Group meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. …