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AFTON- The 131st Afton Fair, which was slated for July 9-12, has been canceled. The event will resume in 2021.  The announcement came in last Tuesday; the Afton Fair board of directors …

FRANKLIN – Franklin’s public library may be closed, but Louise’s Little Library is open for business. Housed at the end of their driveway in a small replica of their home at 588 …
A confrontation between two Mirabito employees and two customers in Deposit Friday night has led the company to “back off” trying to enforce the state mask requirement in its stores, …
The weather was spectacular on Saturday, May 30, and perfect for a product giveaway at the Walton Central High School (WCS). The event was very well organized, and the community, feeling the pinch of …
DELHI - The village of Delhi is waiving its sidewalk cafe permit fee this year to help local restaurants which have been shut down - aside from providing takeout food - due to the …
News

DELAWARE COUNTY – As New York lurches forward into its phased reopening, the governor has been urging businesses to think creatively, to reimagine their business model. There’s a …

DELHI - Opening the county, veteran support and discussion of a Department of Public Works Facility topped the agenda at Wednesday’s Delaware County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting. BOS …
ALBANY – New York State’s COVID-19 infection rate continues its downward trend and the economy’s phased reopening will soon include New York City, which was hardest hit by the …
The Delaware County Youth Bureau employs up to 38 youth throughout Delaware County every summer through its Summer Youth Employment Program.   There are two positions available to youth ages …
Delaware County residents walked from Delhi to Andes on Sunday, May 31, in solidarity with the protests and actions across the country in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, …
Sports

Ariel Kellam To Step On to The College Court

Ariel Kellam was a huge part of the success of the Deposit/Hancock (D/H) basketball squad.The 17-year-old averaged 14 points per game as well as 7.7 assists and 2.8 steals.It was this season that led …

Coronavirus Outbreak
Arts & Entertainment

Charles and Evelyn Emerson of Sidney celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on May 3. The couple watched from their balcony as their family surprised them with balloons and presents, due to social …

The Delaware County Mountain Eagle Riders Motorcycle Club held an “unofficial” Bill Wicks Memorial Run on Saturday, May 30. A raffle of donated items was also held, and the $1,025 …
Although Music on the Delaware’s Spring 2020 season has officially ended, the organization has announced that the Virtual House Parties will continue for a summer season. The season will begin …
Academics

There was a Walton Central School (WCS) National Honor Society sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive Friday in Walton. This year, though, because of the COVID-19 virus, the drive could not be held …

Charlotte Valley Central School administration has announced it Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Charlotte Valley Central School would like to honor this year’s Valedictorian, …
FRANKLIN – The challenges of getting out the vote during the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting the school budget vote in Franklin.  There have been reports of …
The Catskill Ladies Association to Support and Inspire (CLASI) Bridge Run Scholarships are awarded annually to two graduating seniors from Delaware County and a club or charity of their choice. …
Our Community Columns

Walton

Finally, Phase 2! Nice to see Walton getting back to some normalcy, unfortunately the rest of the country seems to be falling apart. I’m excited to get my hair cut, I’m happy to go back …

Treadwell

The Treadwell Memorial Day parade and ceremony was held despite not having the Delaware Academy School Band, which was missed. The parade had over 20 decorated vehicles including the Treadwell Fire …

Masonville

Eleanor Roosevelt: “For your own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.”   I’m sure students are missing the activities that were scheduled for the …

Delhi

We’re into June - 2020 is almost half over. Our region gets to move into phase 2, which allows barbershops and hair salons, office buildings, and retail stores to reopen with guidelines on how …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches have been canceled until further notice. In the meantime there are nice worship services to watch on TV. I welcome news from …
Letters to the editor
In the 4/22/20 edition of The Reporter, Assemblyman Cliff Crouch, an otherwise good man, offered his opinion to begin lifting restrictions for the coronavirus on a regional basis, rural areas like …
Since I’ve had the displeasure of reading some glowing depictions of Governor Cuomo by some of your correspondents recently, allow me to dispel these accolades. For a long time now, Cuomo …
First let me say that I hope all of you are well during these very stressful times. The demographics of Delaware County makes these times even more difficult and challenging (over 30% of Delaware …
As the inhabitants of the world try to deal with the effects of the coronavirus, it would be well to remember the scripture in 2 Chronicles 7;13.  “When I shut up heaven and there is no …
Opinion
With the state legislature returning to session this week there are a number of vital items that need to be considered to move our state forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are …
This is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week; an opportunity to honor the men and women who provide lifesaving services on a daily basis in our communities. Certainly, over the last few …
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to adapt and make changes to our lives. Businesses and schools have been closed, residents have been laid off and New Yorkers who could were asked to work from …
Health concerns and economic issues continue to plague New York State in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of complex matters that will continue to receive attention, both in the …
Legal Notices
Legal Main Division Property LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on July 11, 2019. Office location: Delaware County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be …
Catskill Scenic Properties, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/17/2016. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process …
Notice of Formation of Clark Brothers Real Estate, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/20. Office location: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon …
Notice of Qualification of Acme Acres LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/11/20. Office loc: DE County, LLC formed in NY on 2/11/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon …
Police

Women Take Aim At Self Protection

DELHI - “I live in a rural area and often take walks alone. I want to be able to defend myself if I come across a diseased or dangerous animal,” said Grace Cornell of Walton. She was one …

Two ATV Accidents Result In Serious Injuries

There were two ATV accidents just hours apart of Saturday in the Margaretville area.  According to Margaretville Fire Department (MFD) Chief Nelson Delameter, the first accident was called in …

Emergency Medivac Landing Temporarily Closes Route 10

WALTON - An emergency medical call on May 27 at 11:37 a.m., for a man that had fallen off a ladder, temporarily closed a portion of state Route 10 in Walton to create a landing zone of a LifeNet …

Norwich Man Sentenced To Jail For Probation Violation

DELHI - A Norwich man was sentenced to eight months in the Delaware County Jail after admitting to violating probation in Delaware County Court via a video conference proceeding on Monday, June …
Outdoor Life

Woman Located After Kortright Search

Delaware County 911 contacted the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Central Dispatch on May 19, requesting forest ranger assistance in the search for a 79-year-old woman last seen near a …

Pepacton, Cannonsville Reservoirs Reopen For Boating

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the reopening of the Cannonsville and Pepacton reservoirs for recreational boating, effective May 29. The opening of boat …
Obituaries
Jason Townsend
Jason Robert Townsend of Downsville, a correctional officer at Sullivan Correctional Facility and a lifelong area resident, died …
Harold Haugeto
Harold Haugeto, 79, of Andes, passed away peacefully on Pentecost Sunday in the presence of his immediate family after a battle with …
Catherine Johnson
Catherine Jean Johnson, 73, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in her precious “Sweet House” on Covered Bridge Road in …
Bruce Means Wilson
Bruce Means Wilson, a lifelong resident of Delhi, passed away quietly on Friday May 29, 2020 at the Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and …
Alfred Hunter
Alfred “Red” Hunter died on May 15, 2020, at the age of 86. Red was born on May 22, 1933, in Fish Eddy to Orville …
Robert T. McRedmond
Robert T. McRedmond, 62, of Wilmington, Del., passed away Tuesday May 19, 2020 at Christiana Hospital after a long illness. He was …
Lynn Waring
Lynn Waring, 73, passed away peacefully at home, with his wife by his side, on May 16, 2020 following a long illness.  Lynn was …
Dr. Gary Preiser
Dr. Gary Preiser, 75, of Walton, born May 27, 1944, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, May 23, after …
Elizabeth R. Sturgess
Elizabeth R. Sturgess, age 92, died on May 24, 2020, at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford. She was born April 16, 1928 in …
Pastor Royce Parker
Pastor Royce Parker, 65, went into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at his home. He was born on Feb. 13, 1955 in …
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