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SIDNEY - At a press conference at the Delaware Valley Humane Society (DVHS) in Sidney on Friday, Feb. 14, Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced the arrest of Franklin resident Nasir Azmat on various …

A group of community-minded Waltonians came together for the first time on Jan. 18 and decided to submit an application to “Hometown Takeover,” a new HGTV show looking for a town to help …
Approximately 30% of the Airbnbs in Delaware County are unregistered and unknown to the county, according to Middletown Supervisor Pat Davis. At the February meeting of the Middletown town board, …
WALTON - Season nine “Voice” runner-up Emily Ann Roberts will be performing at the Delaware County Fair in Walton in August. “We watched five people and groups perform at our …
DELHI - Maria Schermerhorn, owner of the Delhi Community Compost (DCC), was issued a cease and desist order by Delhi Town Code Enforcement Officer Dale Downin over the weekend. DCC is a waste …
News

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County is hosting a workshop designed to prepare those seeking to become certified private pesticide applicators with NYSDEC on Friday February 28 from 11:00 …

Leaders from various Delaware County agencies, organizations, public authorities, foundations, businesses and lenders met to discuss their priorities and economic development goals for 2020 on …
ALBANY — As of March 1, many local and big box stores will be doing away with plastic bags. According to Delhi Price Chopper employee Haley Stanford as of March 1, the grocery store will go …
Elections for village trustees and one mayor’s seat will take place throughout Delaware County on March 18 from noon until 9 p.m. Candidates and polling places are: • Delhi - Trustee …
The Andes town board, at its Feb. 11 monthly meeting, discussed what was to be done with a truck damaged in a fire in November as well as the purchase of a new truck. Supervisor Wayland …
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The flea market is back. After a one year hiatus, the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Auxiliary is accepting vendor applications for its annual Antique, Craft and Flea Market …

The acclaimed West Kortright Center (WKC) has a new leader. Patrick Barnes, a Stamford native, will take over as executive director of the center in March, succeeding Amy Helfand. Barnes, who has …
Come to the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 for a book signing and talk delivered by author, archivist and historian Ray LaFever. LaFever will introduce …
Letters to the editor
Have you ever heard of the Paper Clip Project? It took place in Whitwell, Tenn. from 1997 to 2001. The project was about anti-judgement, anti-hatred. It was about compassion and understanding. As …
Two of our area’s newly elected representatives - Congressman Antonio Delgado and State Senator Jen Metzger - campaigned hard in 2018 on the issue of expanding broadband access to underserved …
Fifty years ago I fought the Vietnam War on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS America operating in the Tonkin Gulf in 1968. I was an Aviation Electronics Petty Officer. I lost most of …
I recently attended a girls basketball game at Delaware Academy in Delhi. During half times and time outs very loud music was played. With the gym setting the noise echoes and is even louder. …
Opinion
Americans are very compassionate – donating over $420 billion to charities last year. When someone is in need, it is in our nature to reach out and help. Thoughtful contributors deserve to know …
Last month before both houses of the Legislature, the governor unveiled his 2020 budget proposals for the year. By no means will this be the final budget, but it’s a good indicator of what to …
A number of important issues will be front and center in Albany this year, starting with the state budget. The budget is due by April 1, and I will be working to meet that deadline. Timeliness is …
The 2020 New York State legislative session got its official start a few days ago with the governor’s State of the State address. While the governor mentioned a few ideas I can back, for the …
Legal Notices
Blue Horseshoe Buttermilk Farm LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/7/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail …
Binnekill Properties LLC. Filed3/12/18. Office: Delaware Co.SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 225 White Rd,Margaretville, NY 12455. Purpose:General. Binnekill Tavern LLC. …
39 Howell Street LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/13/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3509 Dunk …
39 Howell Street LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/13/2019. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 3509 Dunk …
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Looking Back, Feb. 19, 2020

Cemetery Lovers

Bessie was busy gathering all of her family’s possessions and preparing her young daughter and four older boys, including her seven-year-old son Patrick, for their journey. She packed all the …

Stories from Old Bovina

2020 is the Town of Bovina’s Bicentennial year. We are launching the celebration on Feb. 25 with a birthday party, celebrating the actual day in 1820 when the town was created by an act of the …

Walton

There will be a “pancake breakfast for dinner” on the last day of February, Leap Year day, Saturday, Feb. 29 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. by the Walton Fire Dept Explorer Post and Club. Menu …

Treadwell

Condolences to the family Rich Leitenberger who passed away on Feb. 2.The Andrew Kiraly Farm was recognized by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. Congratulations, Kiraly family.There is …
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Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Daniel J. Berry, 42, Woodbourne, was arrested on Feb. 8 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor …

Walton Blaze Destroys Home

WALTON - A Walton family escaped their home unharmed after being alerted by a smoke detector of a fire that destroyed their home on Saturday, Feb. 15.  According to Walton Fire Chief Frank …

Margaretville Chimney Fire Damages Home

MARGARETVILLE - A Bull Run Road, Margaretville, home was heavily damaged by fire on Friday, Feb. 14. A caller alerted Delaware County 911 at 12:42 p.m. of smoke and flames coming from the residence, …

Sidney Officer Recognized for Life-saving Savvy

Sidney Village Police officer Brandon Parry has a little something extra on his uniform, after being presented with a red and white lifesaver bar earlier this week. Parry, 27, of Sherburne, was …
Obituaries
William I. Coleman
HOBART – William I. Coleman, 76 of Hobart, died early Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, 2020 at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing …
Sherry M. Coberly
DELHI – Sherry M. Coberly, 70, of Delhi died early Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2020 at her home following a courageous battle with …
Patricia Jane (Connolly) Frisch
SIDNEY – Patricia Jane (Connolly) Frisch born Feb. 17, 1953 in Rochester, died Feb. 17, 2020 after being diagnosed with pancreatic …
Sandra McLean Layman
ONEONTA – Sandra McLean Layman, 63, of Oneonta, died Feb. 15, 2020, following a short battle with Mesothelioma cancer. A …
Christine B. Barlow
DELHI – Christine B. Barlow, 81, of Delhi, died late Monday evening, Feb. 17, 2020, at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, following a …
Doris L. Spearbeck
ONEONTA – Doris L. Spearbeck died Syracuse on Feb. 17, 2020, surrounded by family, following a brief illness. A celebration of …
Lena C. Rowe
ROXBURY – Lena C. Rowe, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Albany Medical Center in Albany. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. …
Helen Boening
CLEMMONS, N.C. – Helen Boening, formerly of Franklin, died Jan. 5, 2020, in North Carolina.
Academics

Anna Reinshagen, South Kortright, was named to the president’s list for the fall 2019 semester at the State University of New York College at Cortland. To be eligible for the president’s …

Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi announced that the following students were named to the first quarter honor rolls.         Principal’s Honor …
The Walton Middle School has announced the names of the students who were named to the second quarter honor rolls. Students on the superintendent’s list achieve averages of 95-100%. They …
The Andes Central School has released the names of students who were named to its second quarter honor rolls from fifth through twelfth grade. Superintendent’s Honors Grade 12: Britney …
Outdoor Life

The third New York state breeding bird atlas has begun, and birders, naturalists, landowners and others are needed to help document the presence of species across the state over the next five years …

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes. The Eastern coyote is found in many habitats, from rural …
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is looking for individuals with relevant expertise to fill several non-reserved positions on its newly-formed Advisory Committee on Climate Change …
The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold its the next monthly meeting of its Water Use/Resource Management Committee (WU/RM) on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the UDC office, 211 Bridge Street, …