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Discounts on the sale of all tobacco products, such as coupons and multi-pack price promotions, have been prohibited in New York state as of July 1. The law was passed as part of the state’s …

WALTON - This month Pauline Scherer will turn 90. She has lived through the Great Depression, World War II, various epidemics and the days when polio was running rampant. “We lived without …
The Downsville Volunteer Fire Department held its annual fundraiser on Saturday, July 11, which was reduced to one-day rather than its usual weekend event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The …
WALTON - The boat launch into the West Branch of the Delaware River, adjacent to the Water Street greenway, south of Bridge Street, was extended by 15 feet last week, according to Delaware County …
News
DELHI - With the assistance of the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency, John Shephard has expanded and relocated his automotive repair shop from its former Hollister Hill Road, Delhi …
There was a water main break at the corner of Stockton Avenue and South Street late Wednesday night July 8, which according to Walton Mayor Steve Condon on Thursday morning, the village Department of …
The UHS Delaware Valley Hospital (DVH) Primary Care office in Walton has resumed Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. To make an appointment call 607-865-2400. The safety of patients, staff and …
The Rotary Club of Sidney held a meeting at which members practiced social distancing protocol on Friday, July 10, to pass the gavel for the coming year.  The meeting was held at the home of …
State Senator James L. Seward, who has served in the New York legislature for over three decades, received national recognition Wednesday, July 8, at the North American Agricultural Safety Summit for …
Sports

Hamden Celebrates “Bass-Ball” History

Members of the Mountain Athletic Club and the Bovina Dairymen celebrated the 195th anniversary of the first documented baseball game in Delaware County when they took to the Crawford Field in …

Coronavirus Outbreak
Arts & Entertainment

Delhi’s Cannon Free Library has created a townwide scavenger hunt. Follow the clues to find all 11 book titles and the Delhi businesses where they are posted - and earn a prize.  Clue …

The officials at the village of Walton has announced that there will be a summer recreation program as of July 13. Safety guidelines require that all participates bring their own face …
Starting on Wednesday, July 1, the Roxbury Library reopened its doors on a limited basis and offers curbside service, as requested by patrons. Following state-mandated COVID-19 protocols, …
Academics

In a letter dated July 9, Michael R. Laliberte, president of Delhi College, addressed prospective fall 2020 students: “We are eager to share with you our Reopening SUNY Delhi Fall 2020 plan …

Kyle Smith, Sidney, received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Quinnipiac University: Steven Smith, Sidney, received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Quinnipiac University, a …
MARGARETVILLE - An audit was conducted by the Office of the New York State Comptroller at Margaretville Central School and it was determined that the board of education (BOE) overestimated …
DELHI – SUNY Delhi celebrated its 103rd annual commencement via virtual ceremony on Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. More than 950 students earned their associate’s, bachelor’s, and …
Our Community Columns

Walton

This year’s Sterling “Butch” Murphy Golf Benefit - “FORE!” - will be Saturday, July 18 at Hardwood Hills in Masonville. Proceeds will 100% go to the memory/family of Pat …

Delhi

What a nice summer despite cancellation of events. The town’s health, youth, and recreation committee have created a bingo-like game called Soak Up the Sun for people to share what they are …

DeLancey

Services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches have resumed. Services for July will be held in West Delhi Church at 11 a.m, with Rev. Connie Stone. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. …

Treadwell

Congratulations to the DeDominicus family on the birth of their new addition: Clara Arietta DeDominicus, who was born July 3 To Michaela and Nicolas DeDominicus.July ESO Book Club discussion will be …

Colchester

Despite the rain the Downsville Fire Department pulled off an awesome Mid-Summer Mayhem Derby and fireworks show. It was a very sloppy event due to the rain, but the community pulled together to …
Letters to the editor
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on our families, our economy, and our elections. But Congress has the power to intervene right now. In response to safety concerns and pressure from constituents like …
I was inspired by the photo layout of the “BLM Mobile Rally” (Reporter 6/24/20), a drive to show support for Black Lives Matter. Since the title was in caps, I assume the support is for …
June is National Dairy Month and right now, our dairy farmers could use our support and gratitude. Throughout the entire coronavirus pandemic, our dairy farmers have worked tirelessly to continue …
It is with sadness that I read a rant against a woman’s right to choose by one who apparently never witnessed the many cases where a safe abortion was the right thing to do. When a young woman …
Opinion
As young people consider their futures, some may want to think about working for New York state in various positions of law enforcement and correctional services. The state periodically has …
As families and individuals look for ways to enjoy the wonderful summer weather, people need to look no further than our local state parks. July is Park and Recreation Month across the nation and …
June is Great Outdoors Month, and whether it is our state and local parks, biking and hiking trails, or waterfronts and beaches, there are wonderful outdoor opportunities available to New Yorkers. As …
“The crowd does not speak with one voice.”   Apparently this one did, at least with voices of a few, not counting the one from the guy with the “BLM causes more …
Legal Notices
Arkville Acres LLC. Filed 5/1/20. Office: Delaware Co. SSNY desig. as agent for process & shall mail to: 225 White Rd, Margaretville, NY 12455. Purpose: General. Beneath The Pines, LLC. …
Compassionate Candle Co., LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/14/20. Off. loc.: Delaware Co. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail 21 Prospect Dr., Sidney, NY …
Compassionate Candle Co., LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/14/20. Off. loc.: Delaware Co. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail 21 Prospect Dr., Sidney, NY …
— Notice of Formation of Domestic Limited Liability Company — Name: The 607 CSA, LLC Date of Formation: May 1, 2020. County: Delaware. Secretary of State of New York …
Police

Arrests Made In Walton Burglary Case

The village of Walton Police Department has made three arrests in connection with a burglary of a Walton businesses.  West Branch Collision and Classics owner Ben Krom said a burglary took …

Stamford Man Suffers Heart Attack While Driving, Dies

John P. Mason, 67, Stamford, was pronounced dead following a motor vehicle crash on Breahead Road in Kortright on July 8 at approximately 12:20 p.m., according to a press release issued by the …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Victor C. Matonis, 30, Walton, was arrested on July 6 and charged with second-degree imprisonment and second-degree …

Stamford Woman Resentenced in Welfare Fraud Case

DELHI - A Stamford woman withdrew a previously entered guilty plea to a felony charge in connection with a 2018 welfare fraud case and was re-sentenced after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor in …
Outdoor Life

Birding For Beginners

Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) and SUNY Oneonta’s A.J. Read Science Discovery Center for a special workshop introducing the basics of birding as a pastime. The program, presented …

DEP Reopens Shavertown Hiking Trail Near Pepacton Reservoir

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced last Wednesday that the Shavertown Trail in Delaware County was reopened to visitors on Friday, July 3, after engineers …

Wildlife Response Team Rescues DelCo Milk Snake

Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) Nathan Doig and Dustin Osborne received a complaint that a milk snake had found its way into a residence in the town of Davenport and was trapped in a live …

DEC Online Hunter Education Course Extended Through August

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that the DEC online hunter education course will be available through Aug. 31. All hunters must …
Obituaries
Retha Beardslee
On July 13, 2020, Retha Louise Armstrong Beardslee, at the age of 95, went to her heavenly home. Retha was the daughter of Frank …
Roy Alan Michael
Roy Alan Michael, born May 11, 1947, formerly of Walton, passed away on June 20, 2020, with his loving daughter, Doobie, by his …
Lorraine Thompson
Lorraine Elizabeth Thompson, 62, passed away suddenly with her family by her side on Friday, July 3, 2020.Lorraine was born on Sept. …
Thomas F. Gilbert
Thomas F. Gilbert, 69, of Walton, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, June 29, 2020.Born June 26, …
Perry White
Perry White, 68, of Albuquerque, N.M. and previously of Watertown and Roxbury, died June 20, 2020 of cancer.Born March 4, 1952 at …
David Poulin
David Poulin, 59, of Beaufort, S.C., died suddenly Monday, June 15, 2020. He was born Nov. 2, 1960 in Oceanside Long Island to William …
David M. Cantwell
David M. Cantwell, 72, of Treadwell, formerly of Walton, passed away on Monday morning, June 29, 2020 at Bassett Medical Center in …
Robert Rice
Robert John Rice, age 75 of Smyrna, Del., died on June 27 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., after a brief battle with …
David L. Roberts
David L. Roberts, East Branch, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center …
Albro D. Tietjen
Albro D. Tietjen, 88, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born …
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