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Daytime temperature this past week were just about normal or above normal - snow and rain the first part of the week, then blue skies and sun Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Monday, Tuesday and …
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Any retail expert will tell you that opening a store in the autumn is a gamble. Opening in the autumn in a small country town in northern Delaware County is more like a leap of faith. But a mother …

WALTON - As a “Leap Year Baby” Paula O’Brien of Walton will turn 15 ... or 60, on Feb. 29. The cyclical disappearance and reemergence of an “extra” day in February every …
Visited by Peg Ellsworth of the MARK Project, the Margaretville Village Board learned about the next steps to be taken to get grant money for Main Street revitalization. According to Ellsworth, the …
DELHI - The Delhi Village budget, the census and a grant from Senator Jen Metzger’s office topped the Delhi village board meeting Monday evening. The Delhi village board held a budget …
DELAWARE COUNTY - It’s not so hot off of the press, but one of the oldest Delaware County weekly newspapers will no longer go to print. In January, Joan Lawrence-Bauer, the owner of the …
News

DELHI - The Delaware Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved a contract to move forward with the purchase of 97 Main Street in Delhi. The structure, priced at $550,000, is currently owned by Decker …

The Colchester Town Board voted to adopt new rules of conduct and decorum at town board meetings effective immediately at the Feb. 19 board meeting. “It’s too bad we have had to do …
DELHI - Delhi Town Pool matters and highway, topped the agenda at the Delhi Town Board meeting. Supervisor Mark Tuthill said he received a letter from the Department of Conservation (DEC) which …
Blaine Klinger turns 16 in March. He’s a tall, kind of quiet guy who’s not entirely sure how to handle all the attention he’s getting. Blaine is a dirt car racer. And he’s …
The controversial Constitution Pipeline project, a proposed new 125-mile long gas pipeline across central New York, is down for the count. Williams, an Oklahoma company which builds gas pipelines, …
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Sports Slates

Boys BasketballFriday: Section IV Round Two: Class C Delaraware Academy hosts Moravia, ; Class D South Kortright hosts Charlotte Valley, Margaretville visits Marathon, Jefferson visits Richfield …

Arts & Entertainment

Artist Jane Carr fell in love with Treadwell while buying hamburger. “I was on a camping trip with my friend, (the late artist) Helen Mitchell in the late nineties. We stumbled on Treadwell …

Help chase away cabin fever - visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, Feb. 29, for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun. Local talent will perform two vintage radio …
The Roxbury Arts Group invites the public to the opening of Large Works, an exhibit celebrating works made on a grand scale, in the Walt Meade Gallery and the Hilt and Stella Kelly Hall at the …
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 …
Our Community Columns

Walton

The half day parent/teacher conferences that were postponed on Feb. 7 have been rescheduled to Friday, Feb.28. This is for Townsend School only, and students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. Parents …

Hamden

Continue to keep George Bolles in your thoughts and prayers; also Abby Stone.Youth group will meet Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays, starting this week. Church services for Hamden, DeLancey and West …

Delhi

Last week’s trivia question was: What is the name of Jonathan Kane’s band that will perform at Bushel, 106 Main Street, Leap Day, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m.? The band’s name is February. If …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during the month of March will be held in West Delhi Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. There will be a Ash Wednesday service …

Colchester

The best thing about preparing this week’s news is that I can see March on the calendar. February may be the shortest month yet sometimes it is the coldest, snowiest, and drags on and on. I am …
Police

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Shawn Chase, 46, Davenport, was arrested on Feb. 21 and charged with petit larceny accused of stealing a pressure washer. He …

Police Blotter

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, …
Obituaries
Robert J. Shaw
Robert J. Shaw, 76, Delhi, passed away early Sunday morning, Feb. 23, 2020, at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born on May 9, …
MaryBelle Nohejl
Our angel, MaryBelle Nohejl, has been called back to heaven to serve Our Lord. She passed peacefully on Feb. 20, 2020, with her family …
James E. Crane
James E. Crane, 85, of Walton passed away peacefully on February 19, 2020.Born June 18, 1934 in Montour Falls, a son of the late …
Helen Burdick
On February 19, 2020, Helen Marie Burdick went to heaven where beautiful souls go to rest, at the age of 97. Her strength in …
Gladys Fairbairn
Gladys B. Fairbairn, age 86, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, at her Andes, home. She was known for her love of animals, gardening, …
Lillian Heidt
Lillian Lorraine Heidt, of White Sulphur Springs and Kenoza Lake, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the age of 95 years and …
Martha Mary Delello
ONEONTA – Martha Mary Delello was born on Aug. 12, 1941 and died Feb. 24, 2020. Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 1, from …
Thomas A. Neff
STAMFORD – Thomas A. Neff, 86, of Stamford, died on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at his home. Graveside funeral services will be 11 …
Academics

Mrs. Little’s prekindergarten/kindergarten class at Andes Central School celebrated “100 Days of School” on Monday, Feb. 24. Each student brought a collection of 100 items and they …

SUNY Morrisville recently students who were named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2019 semester. To be named to the list, students must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and …
Hancock Central School students, staff and parents will soon take part in a New York State Education Department (NYSED) School Climate Survey to help improve the overall quality of education in the …
As our world evolves and technological advances propel us forward at lightning speed, one constant remains – agriculture. No matter how smart our cell phones become or how large our television …
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, …