Weather Words With Frank Ward, Jan. 20, 2022

We are 25 inches below average in snowfall this year.  Listen to Frank's forecast to find out what other anomalies seem to be occurring, and what's in the forecast for the rest of the week.
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BOVINA - The Delaware County Supreme Court is expected to rule on an objection to the certification of a petition for a referendum on allowing cannabis in the Bovina, it was announced at the Bovina …

MIDDLETOWN - A protracted lawsuit between Middletown and the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) over $163,000 in unpaid taxes...
ALBANY - The New York State Appellate Court heard arguments on Jan. 5 from attorney Ronald Dunn, representing former Delaware County Department of Social Services Commissioner Dana Scuderi-Hunter, …
* This article is reprinted, with permission from Castagna and the US Army Corp of Engineers. It has been edited for length and clarity. DELHI - Matthew Krzyston, a Delhi councilmember, grew up …
News
DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County’s American Rescue Plan Act Committee approved three proposed projects on Tuesday, Jan. 18 which will be voted on by supervisors on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 1 …
STAMFORD - Stamford Trustees met on Jan. 18 and after much discussion, closed village hall to the public until Jan. 24, due to escalating Covid-positive cases.
DELAWARE COUNTY - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Water Supply (DEP) released its annual wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) inspection results for 2021. According to …
KORTRIGHT - Paid emergency medical (ambulance) service (EMS) was a topic of conversation at the Kortright Council meeting held Monday, Jan. 17.
STAMFORD - The town of Stamford held its organizational meeting on Jan. 12. Supervisor John Kosier reported state CHIPs (Consolidated Highway Improvement Program) funding in the amount of $306,000, …
Sports

HANCOCK - Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats girls basketball defeated the Deposit/Hancock Eagles 51-31 on the road Tuesday, Jan. 11. In the first quarter, the Bobcats took a two-point lead after both …

UNATEGO - Walton/Delaware Academy Wardogs wrestling finished third with 130 points at the Dan Wickham Classic in Unatego Saturday, Jan. 15. The other top local finisher was Unatego/Unadilla Valley, …
OXFORD - Oxford Blackhawks girls basketball defeated the Walton Warriors 45-41 at home on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The Warriors took a seven point advantage into the second quarter after capitalizing on …
NEW BERLIN- Sidney Warriors girls basketball defeated the Unadilla Valley Storm 43-40 on the road Wednesday, Jan. 12. Sidney’s Ava Cirigliano finished with a game-high 18 points and Emma …
Academics

STAMFORD - Delaware County welcomed a local club to the area in July 2021, when New Jersey native John Muccino started the DelCo Chess Club. The DelCo Chess Club has seen a great turnout since its …

FRANKLIN - Mikayla Fowler’s ninth-grade living environment class at Franklin Central School District conducted a crime scene investigation while learning about blood types. Flower said the …
For the first time since 2019, property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 2%, up from 1.23% last year, according to data released last week by New York State Comptroller Thomas …
Roscoe Central School has released its first marking period honor rolls for the 2021-2022 school year. Superintendent’s Honor Roll Grade 12: Jack Madera, Annabelle Creamer Grade …
Arts & Entertainment

WALTON - The Walton Theatre was visited by a music group on Monday, Jan. 10, but not for a concert. The group Pinegrove used the theatre to film a music video to promote their new album, 11:11. The …

Sidney Memorial Public Library has released its scheduled events for Jan. 15-31. Call the library at 607-563-1200 to register for or inquire about the programs and activities described. The library …
The January Share the Bounty dinner scheduled for Jan. 27 at Sacred Heart parish center in Sidney will not take place due to Covid precautions.  The monthly dinners usually take place on the …
The Stamford Historical Society will celebrate Black History Month with a program about the Mondore family of Negro Hill of the Roxbury, Prattsville and Stamford communities. The event starts at 2 …
Obituaries
Barbara Goetschius
Barbara E. Goetschius of Roscoe passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 at the Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, Delhi. She was …
Muriel Rowlands
Muriel F. Rowlands of Delhi passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at the age of 92. She is survived by her family, Deb …
Robert F. Edwards
Robert F. Edwards of Downsville, a retired Sandhog for Local Union 147 in New York City and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, …
Miriam Palmer
Miriam Hellerud Palmer happily went to be with her Savior on Jan. 10, 2022. A long-time resident of Masonville, Miriam was born on …
Real Estate Transactions
Jan. 10 - Jan. 14 transaction report.
Outdoor Life
The New York City (NYC) Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Wednesday that its recreational boating program on four reservoirs in the Catskills attracted 1,826 visitors in 2021, …
Each year, Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) hosts the weekend-long “One Bug” fly fishing tournament, which also kicks off the new season on the Upper Delaware. Limited spots are …
A top contributor to pollution in communities, landscapes, and waterways, that is also not accepted in local recycling programs - expanded polystyrene foam food service containers and polystyrene …
Opinion
In July of 1977, James Black, a senior scientist at Exxon, told the giant oil company’s management committee, the executives in charge of its various businesses, that the global climate was …
As we begin a new year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2021 and look forward to 2022.  We began 2021 as we ended 2020, under strict mandates and a hope that a new vaccine would …
Letters to the editor
On Thursday, Dec. 9, the padded stool left in the Big M foyer for the Salvation Army bell ringers was in place when the last ringer left. On Friday morning, at 9 a.m., the stool was gone. …
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors has put nearly 300 small businesses in political crossfire under the supervision of Chairwoman Tina Molé of Bovina. Since the early 1960’s, …
Police
DAVENPORT - After a fire destroyed the Guernsey-Rider family’s house in Davenport Center Jan. 12, people across Delaware County donated clothing, toys and home goods to help replace what the …
New York State Police will host a car seat safety check. When: Jan. 25,  3 – 6 p.m. Where: Deposit Fire Station, 130 2nd Street, Deposit. Appointment are preferred but drive-ups …
SIDNEY - Nazir Azmat, 43, Franklin, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation on Thursday, Jan. 13. Azmat’s probation prohibits him from owning or possessing animals during …
WALTON - An early morning fire, called in at 6:58 a.m., resulted in the total loss of a residential garage at 18 Ogden Street in Walton. Volunteers were on the scene at 7:10 a.m.
Our Community Columns

Masonville

Albert Schweitzer: “In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that bloom at their feet.” Hope the students enjoyed their small break this week for the Martin Luther …

Weather Words With Frank Ward

“Good Day - hopefully, for everyone. Thursday, Jan. 13 turned out to be absolutely marvelous, believe it or not - 41 degrees, that’s 20 degree above normal. People’s roofs cleared …

DeLancey

Starting the new year with January birthdays are Martha Burczak, Pat Sanderson, Peter Wager, David Marshfield, Faith Titch, J.C. Gutliph, Jake Newkerk, Imogen Schriver, Jenna Whittaker, Jeff McNee, …

Delhi

It’s finally been cold enough for long enough for the skating rink at Sheldon Park to open. The skate shack is open from about 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day if you need to borrow skates. Enjoy …

Walton

Congratulations to Lester and Lilla Darling on their 67th wedding anniversary Jan. 30. The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club is sponsoring a snowmobile safety course on Jan. 30 for children …