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DELHI - Though sales tax revenues have fallen throughout the state by 32.3% for the first half of 2020 compared to the same time last year, according to a report issued by New York State Comptroller …

The Delaware County Fair Board of Directors held a meeting Monday with the major topic on the agenda, whether or not to proceed with this year’s fair. After much discussion, the board decided …
WALTON - Site work, including prep work in advance of the build out of a new mental health facility at 243 Delaware Street in Walton is underway. Earth-moving crews were on site on Tuesday, June 30 …
DELHI - Delaware County Supervisors, the county itself and Tina Molé, board chairperson individually, are facing another lawsuit over the firing of former Delaware County Social Services …
DELHI - The Catskills, including Delaware County in the western foothills, is trendy, trending, and the place to be  - again. That is according to realtor Joanne Callahan, owner of Callahan …
News
DELHI - The village of Delhi petitioned Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to waive the late penalty fee for 21 days. According to Delhi Village Mayor Richard Maxey, he heard back from the …
DELHI - A housing study for Delaware County topped the agenda at its board of supervisors (BOS) meeting June 24. The BOS approved a resolution to accept a $50,000 grant from Empire State …
FRANKLIN - Franklin Central School 2019 graduate Tyler Gregory is among the 10.3% of individuals that are accepted at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Gregory, 18, said attending the …
The annual AMBA (Annual Multiphasic Blood Analysis) blood screening and analysis wellness program for women was held Saturday, June 27 at the Walton United Presbyterian Church. The program works …
ELHI - There will be a new superintendent walking the halls of Delaware Academy effective today. It was a unanimous decision by the Delaware academy Board of Education (BOE) to select Kelly …
Sports

SKCS Standout Athlete Looks to Join Marines

SOUTH KORTRIGHT - Sonia Reeves will soon be entering the Marine Corps. She was a standout athlete for the Rams and participated in soccer, basketball and softball. The 18-year-old said soccer is her …

Coronavirus Outbreak
Arts & Entertainment

The Jericho Arts Council (JAC) of Bainbridge is sponsoring 20 juried artists for what a month long, sidewalk exhibition of art. For the sixth year, artists will express their creativity on unique …

It’s not too late to register your children for the 2020 Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story.” Register online at http://wboflibraryny12.readsquared.com/. Participants will …
Music on the Delaware has scheduled its 14th Virtual House Party to take place on Thursday, July 2, from 7 to 7:40 p.m.   Jazz pianist Loren Daniels will be the featured guest …
Academics

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 …
Some of the Walton Central School graduating class of 2020 gathered on the bleachers at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on June 14. They are, in the back row, from left to right: Jordan Thorne, …
The American Federation of Musicians, Local 443 has announced recipients of the 2020 Charles W. England Memorial Fund scholarships for $500. Scholarship awards go to three Class of 2020 high school …
Our Community Columns

Delhi

Our area, the Southern Tier, has moved into Phase 4. As businesses start to open back up, it is still important to remain careful in public and follow their guidelines. Keep your distance from others …

Walton

Walton will continue the yearly tradition of July 4th weekend lawn sales this year. Sales will take place on July 3-5 and you can get a flyer at area restaurants and businesses. All COVID precautions …

Colchester

One thing I think we should remember is “Patience is a Virtue.” Despite our desire to get back to our normal activities we must keep in mind that it is for our safety and the safety of …

DeLancey

We are happy to announce worship 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. …

Hamden

Hamden Senior Citizens should contact president Jamie O’Donnell at 435-5926 or drop him a note at 37763 State Highway 10, Hamden 13782 to give him your ideas as to when and how to return to the …
Letters to the editor
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 …
“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 …
In keeping with the activities in Seattle I’ve made a decision. I’m going to break away from the village of Treadwell, and establish the nation of Canfieldia on my 5.5 acres.  The …
Opinion
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 …
On behalf of SUNY Delhi Athletics, SUNY Delhi wishes to address the current issues concerning racial injustice and inequality across our country: We can’t breathe. The events that have …
Black lives matter. All life matters. But right now, black lives need protection. They need help. They have been subject to hidden racism for far too long.  Growing up in a small, …
The legislature returned to Albany last week for the first time since late March. Unfortunately, I would characterize the overall results as a missed opportunity. While action was taken on several …
Legal Notices
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 …
Four Corners RG Club, LLC arts of org. Filed 4/28/2020. Office Delaware county. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it maybe served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to …
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 served. …
Police

Police Blotter

SidneyPoliceDepartment •AmandaP.Simpkin, 28, Sidney, was arrested on June 19 and charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and four counts of endangering the welfare of a …

Roxbury Man Violates Probation, Sentenced to Jail

DELHI - A Roxbury man was sentenced to 10 months in the Delaware County Jail, after admitting he violated the conditions of his probation in a virtual appearance in Delaware County Court on Monday, …

Delhi Road Named After Police Chief

DELHI - There is now a J. Small Road in Delhi, named after the current Delhi Police Department Captain James Small.  On Wednesday, June 17, local officials, members of the Department and …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office• Noah L. Shambaugh, 20, Delhi, was issued a criminal summons and served an order of protection on June 21, accused of alarming or annoying another person …
Outdoor Life

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 …

Abnormally Dry Conditions Through Most of Eastern New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos urges New Yorkers to practice the utmost safety when burning wood and brush outdoors during recent dry …

Audubon Seeks Donations To Track Lead-Poisoned Eagles

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) is seeking donations to allow for the purchase of a GPS tracking monitor (at a cost of $1,400) to track a post-treatment lead-poisoned eagle following …
Obituaries
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 …
Diana V. DeFalco
Diana Veronica Montecchi DeFalco, 82, of Franklin, entered into eternal rest with her loving family by her side on Thursday, June 18, …
Ronald A. Condon & Nancy A. Condon
A graveside service to celebrate the lives of Ronald and Nancy Condon will take place on Monday, June 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Walton …
Albert C. DeVaul
Albert C. DeVaul was born May 9, 1951 in Chester, Pa. He is survived by his wife MaryJean; two children Spencer and KadyJean; two …
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