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DELHI - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that high school and college graduation ceremonies can take place this year with limited capacity. According to the press release, “Effective …

Several fire departments battled a fire in the village of Deposit Friday, that damaged or destroyed four homes, destroyed two outbuildings and three vehicles. The fire was detected at 18 Allen …
WALTON - As soon as the Walton Town Board meeting was called to order April 12 the first order of business was to acknowledge and honor Gale Sheridan with a certificate of appreciation for his 32 …
HAMDEN - The members of the Hamden Town Board approved a resolution to submit a scoping document to join the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Clean Energy …
News
HAMDEN - “We are never closed,” said Debra Mierop, director of the Delaware County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services. Its Hamden location is home to four counselors, a part-time doctor and …
The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is coordinating COVID-19 vaccine distribution for farm employees in Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida and …
Delaware Opportunities will host drive-through dairy and food distributions at its Hamden location for individuals living in Delaware County. Participants must preregister online using …
In the April 7 edition of The Reporter, an incorrect date was published by which people could sign up for a dairy food distribution at Delaware Opportunities. The Reporter regrets the error and any …
The pandemic has changed many things in our lives, including the ways we talk about death; 538,000 is an unimaginable number of lives lost.  It is important for people to consider what …
Spring Fix-Up
After nearly 40 years on Route 17, near Hancock, NY, Beaver Mountain Log & Cedar Homes has sold its model homes and moved its design center and sales offices to Deposit. Beaver Mountain is also …
With the start of April, warmer weather is almost here, which means more time outside and the beginning of outdoor projects. As homeowners and contractors plan for those projects, April’s …
Open the curtains and let the sunshine in — spring is finally here! It’s time for dusting, wiping, and clearing through the clutter. It’s spring cleaning time — but …
While shopping for a home is exciting, it’s also a complex process that can be overwhelming and easily lead to costly mistakes for unprepared first-time homebuyers. As with most things in …
Sports

The Delaware Academy and Central School boys soccer team defeated Afton/Harpursville 5-0 in soccer action Saturday. The Bulldogs kept the ball most of the game and outshot their Crimson Knights …

Walton Little League President/Treasurer Daryl McClenon announced that with the number of registered children, there are enough to field 14 teams over the different age groups. Walton Little …
The Delaware Academy Lady Bulldogs soccer team defeated Walton Lady Warriors 3-1 Monday in Walton. The first half was back and forth with both teams making it hard to score, resulting in a …
Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats football defeated the Deposit/Hancock Eagles Thursday 13-8 in Bainbridge.  Deposit/Hancock starts the scoring off with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Hunt early …
Academics

Walton Central School has announced that the following students were named to the fifth marking period honor rolls at O’Neill High School: Twelfth Grade: Superintendent’s List …

New York’s premier leadership development program is accepting applications for its next class of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the …
The Franklin Central School Board of Education announced recently the appointment of Bonnie Johnson to the position of Superintendent of Schools. While Mrs. Johnson will continue to serve as interim …
The Walton high school and middle school FFA members came to Townsend School on March 19 to help the elementary students make ice cream during National Ag in Literacy Week. They students put cream, …
Arts & Entertainment

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos April 9 announced that Dave Marshall, from the Monroe County town of Webster, is the winner of the DEC annual …

While so many in-person theater engagements have gone dark in the last year, “improv” is particularly suited to roll with unexpected events.  Just in time for warmer weather and …
Zoom Lego Club Builders of all ages wanted to meet Wednesdays at 3:30 for a new lego challenge and share your Lego masterpiece via a Zoom Meet-up. The Zoom Link will be posted under the discussion …
Music on the Delaware invites everyone to a virtual concert on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. with Reggie Harris, an innovative guitarist, creative vocalist, engaging storyteller and lecturer. Born and raised in …
Obituaries
Patricia Harper Miller
Patricia Harper Miller, aged 94, of Lexington, Va., passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. Born and raised in Delhi, Pat was the …
Nathan Williams
Nathan R. Williams, 41, of Walton passed away suddenly on Friday, April 2, 2021. Nate was born on March 18, 1980 in Walton, the son …
Michael Moore
Michael D. Moore, 55, of Walton passed away suddenly on Monday, April 5, 2021. Born on March 11, 1966 in Oneonta, he is the son of …
Charlotte D. Emerich
Charlotte D. Emerich, 78, of East Branch, died suddenly on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at home. She was born on March 24, 1943 in …
Outdoor Life
Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) Water Management Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m. The committee will meet virtually via Zoom; the meeting is open to the …
The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) and the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) announced that they will participate in this year’s Virtual Earth Festival, that will feature …
DEC will resume offering in-person, instructor-led Hunter Education Program (HEP) courses beginning April 1. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed in every in-person course, including health …
Of all the birds and wildlife that call the forests and mountains of Montana home, one species in particular leaves an impression on its observer unlike anything else. This species is the Great Gray …
Opinion
Mr. Howard Finch has been a long-standing business and community leader in the Township of Sidney. We would do well to carefully consider his observations and concerns regarding the proposed Zoning …
In response to some earlier expressions of concern regarding the proposed zoning updates for Sidney, it should be known that over the last several months, written and verbal observations have been …
Letters to the editor
Changing zoning is a serious matter; even a single change. The current Town of Sidney zoning code is in some respects overprotective but moving from that state, we must be very careful not to go to …
As concerns the endless coverage in The Reporter of the Delaware County Police Reform Committee I ask this: Why are the so-called minority members of the group vehemently trying to portray the …
Police
Sidney Police Department • Kathryn Barrows, 49, Sidney was arrested April 6 on a bench warrant from the Village of Sidney Court. • Kathryn Barrows, 49, Sidney  was …
The New York State Police will host a car seat check - by appointment only - on Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble parking lot, 2443 Vestal Parkway E (Route 434), …
There will be a basic civilian firearms training class at the firearms training range off Rt. 10 behind the  Wastewater Treatment Plant on May 1 from 1 – 5 p.m. The class is open to anyone …
The State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the city of Oneonta on Tuesday, April 6. At approximately 1:25 p.m., the Oneonta Police Department responded to a …
Our Community Columns

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during April will be held in DeLancey Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Youth Group …

Delhi

Last week’s trivia question was: From what year is there a time capsule at Delaware Academy that will be opened on Saturday, May 8 at 1 p.m.? The time capsule is from 1939 when the building was …

Walton

Forget the robins and the sunshine - we know spring has arrived in Walton when Tasty Swirl and Wilson’s chicken BBQ are back. The Wilson’s chicken barbecue this Saturday, April 17 will …

Where Did They Come From?

As we have driven across New York state we have stopped and explored many cemeteries. We especially like the old sandstone gravestones carved prior to 1850. The detail and artistry on  these …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during April will be held in the DeLancey church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. COVID-19  guidelines will be …