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The town of Hamden board met for their regular monthly meeting on July 1. The agenda was modest with only a couple of items requiring board approval. Councilman Steven Reed brought to the …

Individuals looking to make home improvements may face some delays - repairs or a new deck may have to wait. According to Brian Utter, manager of Curtis Lumber in Delhi, they are certainly facing …
MARGARETVILLE - Congressman Antonio Delgado visited Mountainside Nursing home on July 4 to make a special, and thoughtful, delivery. He picked up barbecued chicken from the …
STAMFORD - A historic structure on the outskirts of the village of Stamford has been defaced with racial slurs and images. The damage to the Eagle’s Nest on County Route 18 and the …
HAMDEN - “We drop and roll as soon as we get a call, and get there as quickly as possible,” said Laura Phoenix of her nurse mare service that responds to owners’ calls whose …
News
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 …
DELHI - The town of Delhi and the Pool Advisory Committee (PAC) appointed a new director for the town pool during a brief emergency meeting.  Diana Rocklein Furman, a Walton resident, was …
WALTON - Walton public works employees performed maintenance and repair work throughout the village in June. Crews replaced water meters, repaired potholes and flushed sewer mains on Delaware and …
STAMFORD - With many individuals and families home during the pandemic, work and school may have been put to the side - but, gardens are flourishing. “Gardening has picked up,” said …
Sports

Stamford Junior Golf 2020 Kicks Off

STAMFORD - The 17th annual Stamford Junior Golf Program (SJG) kicked off on Monday at the Stamford Golf Club (SGC). According to Jon Barber who works with the camp, 100 sets of golf clubs for kids …

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Arts & Entertainment

Students in Grades K-12 and their families are invited to join the 2020 Historic Oneonta’s Main Street Architectural Detail Scavenger Hunt this summer.The Greater Oneonta Historical Society …

Sidney Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program “Imagine Your Story” will run from July 13 to Aug. 21. This summer we will offer all virtual programs including crafts, storytimes, teen …
Virtual House Party 15, sponsored by Music on the Delaware, will take place on Thursday, July 9, from 7-7:40 p.m. and will be live-streamed through zoom. Guest musicians will be the Franco-American …
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

Stories from Old Bovina

A lot of the information I have found over the years about Bovina farming has come from nineteenth century census records. I thought I’d share some of the more interesting and telling numbers. …

Walton

Congratulations Eddie and Ciara Torres on the home birth of Edison Micah Torres on July 5 at 8:33 p.m. He joins siblings Graham, Grayson, Westin, Mia and Wyatt. Walton’s Lawn Sale event was a …

Masonville

French Proverb “One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.” According to the daily news each day the schools are still trying to figure out how they will begin classes …

Delhi

I hope all had a nice holiday weekend. I hoped I could get together with family and friends, but I felt it unnecessary and I spent the weekend home. Other than some weeding at the Delhi playground, I …

DeLancey

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

Delhi Fire Claims Family Garage

DELHI - A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon on the boundary line between Bloomville and Delhi.  Bloomville Fire Chief Rob Pietrantoni said the fire, which started broke around or about 4:30 …

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Penelope K. Toomim, 57, Franklin, was arrested on July 2 and charged with second-degree harassment, accused of harassing another person …

Probation Violators Sentenced To Prison

DELHI - Two people who admitted to violating the conditions of their probation were sentenced to prison on Thursday, June 2 in Delaware County Court. • Donovan C. Teague, 22, Sidney, admitted …

Felony Guilty Pleas Withdrawn in County Court

DELHI -A Downsville woman who successfully completed interim probation and drug court treatment, was allowed to withdraw a felony driving while intoxicated charge, and to plead guilty to a …
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
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 …
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, …
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