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Delaware County Fair

WALTON - Sam Conklin, Walton, is well-known at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. He was raised by his parents Beth and Don on Sajobe Farm with his brothers, Jon and Ben. When Sam was 10 years old, …

For many fairgoers, the fair is just one week in August designated for fun rides and fair food, but for the kids showing livestock it is the culmination of months or even years of hard …
WALTON - Delaware County Fair homemaking section has a something for everyone, said Lisa Calaci, department superintendent. The diverse department has various categories from quilting, crafting, and …
WALTON - Michael Beers II followed in his father, Michael Beers Sr.’s footsteps and has dedicated more than 12 years to stripping, building, and smashing derby cars around the state. Beers, 27, …
SIDNEY - Sidney’s FFA students will feature a display of welded projects at the Delaware County Fair Aug. 15 - 20. On display will be projects that the students designed and created themselves …
News
FRANKLIN - The Taggart family is thrilled with recent upgrades to their dairy farm including its manure storage system. “We couldn’t be happier,” said Jeffery Taggart. …
DELHI - At a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10, Delaware County Finance and Public Safety committee members agreed to a contract with AMR (American Medical Response) for a supplemental county wide …
WALTON - Village of Walton officials are urging water district users to conserve water. Walton Mayor Ed Snow reported that aquifer sensors, which supply the village’s water, alerted village …
Sports

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its 99th meeting of the central committee July 26-27 where representatives from each of the 11 sections approved boys/girls …

Sisters Jillian and Ellie Lees run together in downtown Delhi on Friday. Jillian is a senior at RPI in Albany where she runs cross-country, Ellie is a junior cross-country runner at Delaware Academy.
Kara Dumas from Gilboa Conesville Central School has been chosen as the 2021-22 recipient of the Lou Gaeta Senior Memorial Scholarship by Stamford Junior Golf. The $500 award goes to a graduating …
Sidney Central School District (SCSD) and village of Sidney have partnered to create swimming opportunities for kids and the community. Because the village of Sidney pool is being repaired this …
Academics

There will be a public hearing on the Smart School Investment Plan during the Aug. 23. Board of Education meeting which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the Walton Central School District boardroom …

Family Fun Day at the Old Stone Schoolhouse in Dunraven, two miles west of Margaretville, will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 to 3. In case of heavy rain, the free event will be held …
Delaware Academy Central School at Delhi (DA) is one of a select group of 26 schools in the U.S. recognized by CFES Brilliant Pathways as Schools of Distinction for their exemplary efforts in helping …
Four athletes on the Muhlenberg track and field teams, including Benjamin Arehart of Delhi, were recently honored for academic excellence by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches …
Arts & Entertainment

As part of the Aug. 13 Exploration Day at Hanford Mills, cooper Bob Allers will be welcomed. He will demonstrate historic coopering skills, sharing the tools and techniques of constructing buckets, …

This year’s Old Franklin Day is bringing back the traditional and popular fashion show, featuring local models wearing clothing styles from 1860 to 1960. “100 Years of Fashion” is …
Friends of Music of Stamford NY will present violinist Danbi Um and guitarist JIJI Sunday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. This special program features works by Arcangelo Corelli, Amy Beach, Erroll Garner, …
Attendees at the next SEVA workshop, on Saturday, Aug. 20, can learn to read the map etched on the palms of their hands. Presenter Barbara Ellen uses hand analysis in her counseling practice to …
Obituaries
Walter Edward Terry
Walter “Edd” Edward Terry of Hamden, a lifelong area resident, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 at his home. He was 86. The …
Michelle E. Hogan
Michelle E.”Shelley” Hogan, 59, of Walton passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson …
James I. Price
James I. Price, 72, of Walton passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 at home. Jim was born on July 27, 1950 in …
Daniel Mokay
Daniel Mokay, 69, of Delhi, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at his home surrounded by his wife and daughters after a short but …
Real Estate Transactions
August 3-8, 2022 real estate transaction report.
Outdoor Life
Despite their strange squid-like appearance, tube baits do a great job of mimicking crayfish or small baitfish. They’re a mainstay for anglers fishing for smallmouth bass but can also work well …
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced he release of a multi-year survey of hundreds of pollinator species in New York state. The Empire State Native Pollinator …
The dog days of summer are officially upon us - where it can be easier to catch rays than it can be to catch fish. The following tips might help ensure a successful trip: • Fish early or late …
Whether it’s deer in the woods, seals on the beach, ducks in a pond, or a dolphin in the bay – animals are wild creatures that should never be fed supplemental food provided by humans. …
Opinion
A recent article in The Reporter provided information about the New York City funded Streamside Acquisition Program (SAP). The SAP has been operating as a pilot program in the Schoharie Reservoir …
Ben Franklin once said anyone who is willing to sacrifice a freedom for a little temporary security deserves neither freedom nor security. Don’t think it cannot happen here. Gideon John …
Letters to the editor
I think it important to let your readers know that not everyone shares the white nationalist views of your frequent correspondent. We are recent arrivals in Walton, having purchased our home here in …
Mr Gell has hit another long foul ball (goes a long way, doesn’t count) in the 7/21 Reporter with his lost-in-the-woods letter, following his embarrassing post of 6/16. Neither Sheriff …
Police
DELHI - A Walton woman pled not guilty to felony burglary in Delaware County Court Monday, Aug. 13. Terriann Connolly, 37, was charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny, accused of …
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Jose A Juarez-Garrido, 23, Plainfield, N.J., was arrested Aug. 3 and charged with driving while intoxicated, speed in zone and unlicensed operator. He was …
Justin T. Valk, 46, Davenport, was arrested on Aug. 5 and charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, following an Aug. 1 incident at Pine Cliff Circle in …
New York State Forest Rangers responded to Bear Spring Campground Aug. 6 at 8 a.m., following multiple camper complaints about a loud group overnight. Rangers interviewed uncooperative campers and …
Our Community Columns

Weather Words with Frank Ward

Looking Back, August 11, 2022

DeLancey

On the passing of Adelbert (Al) Harder, sympathy to his family. Rosemarie Bryden, Myra White and Linda Shepard went out for lunch Friday. Marie and Linda wanted to say their goodbyes to their …

Delhi

The final Supermoon of 2022 is Friday, Aug. 12. According to NASA, the Perseids meteor shower has been active and will remain active until around Aug. 24 and will peak between Friday, Aug. 12 and …

Masonville

Eleanor Roosevelt: “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it.”  It is coming time for college students to get back to school and we wish them the best, …