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The Margaretville village board members, at the Jan. 19 meeting,  heard an update on New York Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) projects. NYRCR refers to the construction projects …

DOWNSVILLE - Colchester Supervisor Art Merrill announced the formation of the municipality’s police reform plan committee at a meeting of the council on Jan. 20. Current members include …
After a week of decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, Delaware County saw a jump in new cases and a record number of deaths.  The Delaware County Public Health reported that from Jan. 19 - …
DELHI - A new trustee, Ian Lamont, was appointed by the Delhi Board of Trustees, at a regular meeting held Monday, Jan. 25. Lamont replaces former trustee Robin Hultenius, who resigned from the …
WALTON - What are the chances of winning a million dollars playing the lottery? They’re exactly 1 in 11,688,053.52 according to the NYS Lottery Commission. But, the improbable happened in …
News
New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued an alert to New Yorkers, warning them about the “Grandparent Scam,” a common phone scam that targets senior citizens with calls from …
Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, has announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for …
The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds …
When congressional leaders negotiated the first COVID-19 relief package, Congressman Antonio Delgdo helped to include funding for producers who experienced losses during the pandemic. These funds …
After a week of decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, Delaware County saw a jump in new cases and a record number of deaths.  The Delaware County Public Health reported that from Jan. 19 - …
Sports

DEC Issues Guidance To Avoid Coyote Conflicts

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes on Tuesday, Jan. 26.  DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos says …

Coronavirus Outbreak
Area Sees Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 Spike

Local health departments are attributing the recent spike in COVID-19 cases to “living room spread” around the  Thanksgiving holiday.  According to the New York State …

COVID Cases Increase, First Flu Cases Reported In Area

People Urged to Stay Home For Thanksgiving As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Increase

DelCo COVID-19 Cases More Than Double In One Week

Arts & Entertainment

Due to COVID-19, the Colchester Chamber of Commerce was unable to host the finale of its annual fundraising event at the Old Schoolhouse Restaurant in Downsville where the drawings have historically …

  Longyear Gallery of Margaretville has announced its new group show, “Late Winter Exhibit,” which opened Saturday, Jan. 23  and continues through March 14, featuring the …
Get moving after the holidays and start the New Year off right by getting active while supporting the arts. Orpheus Theatre has been working to bring theatre back to the community but needs help …
Academics

Walton Central School has announced that the following students were named to the third marking period honor roll at O’Neill High School: Twelfth Grade: Superintendent’s List …

Delaware Opportunities Inc. has opening for three and four year-olds in its free, comprehensive preschool program called Head Start. The program is includes full day and part day programs. Head …
DCMO BOCES announced Jan. 15 the Career Destinations Micro-Credentials program that grants students digital badges upon completion of training criteria. The implementation process began this fall …
SUNY Delhi has announced 47 new members of their chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. The induction ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19, but membership certificates were sent to …
Our Community Columns

Walton

Lester and Lilla Darling will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on January 30. Be sure to wish them many more if you see them, or drop them a card at 94 St. John Street, …

Treadwell

Condolences to the family of Katherine Dickman who recently passed. Condolences to the family of Barbara Sargeant who recently passed. Fifth Sunday Services for the Treadwell and Franklin …

Delhi

Buffalo Bills fans were brokenhearted when they lost the AFC championship game. The match up is set for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Last …

Delancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during January will be held in Hamden church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.  I …

Walton

The ARC of Delaware County hosted its annual “Stuff the Bus” food collection event on Monday, Jan 18, Martin Luther King Jr. and National Day of Service Day at Margaretville, Stamford, …
Letters to the editor
I just wanted to let you know how much my wife and son and I - and, to be fair, a bunch of folks on Instagram - enjoy the “Looking Back” section every issue. There must be hundreds of …
With all the hype and misinformation about election security, I cannot remain silent. I would be remiss if I did not try to provide some facts. I was the Democratic Election Commissioner in …
It was received with a twinge of sadness - your photo and article of the Pappas building’s demolition in Downsville. Helen Pappas sent it to me here in Arizona, form her Chicago home. (Her …
On this Christmas Eve I wanted to take a moment to reach out and wish all of you a very Happy Holiday season and offer a brief reflection on 2020. This year has proven to be the most challenging time …
Opinion
“Illegal Aliens First!” Hmmm. “Iran Nukes First!” Ummm. “Paris Pollution Accords First!”  Since President Trump’s “America First” policy …
As another calendar year begins to wind down, and as I end my final term as your state Assemblyman, I’ve reflected on the progress and accomplishments our community has made, and thought of …
Here in upstate New York we pride ourselves on our ability to battle (and overcome) winter weather. After our first big Nor’easter of the year last week, I’m certain everyone rediscovered …
The 12/16/20 front page piece (Walton Electeds Slam County Public Health....) got my attention, since for months I, with some help from the Hamden Supervisor, have been trying to get town-by-town …
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 …
Police

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office • Jennifer Hill-Ladd, 47, Walton, was arrested on Jan. 20 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed …

DelCo Sheriff Gets Mental Health Training Grant

DELHI - The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the Chenango Health Network funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  The …

Off-Duty Trooper Charged with Assault

New York State Police arrested Paul M. Zandt, 36, of Deposit on Jan. 18 and charged him with third-degree assault, following a Jan. 16 altercation at the Dollar General in Windsor. He is accused of …

DelCo Police Reform Committee Seeks Survey Participation

DELHI - The Delaware County Police Reform & Reinvention Committee, led by Board of Supervisors Chair person and Bovina Supervisor Tina Molé, met on Jan. 18 to further its goal in improving …
Outdoor Life

Look Into the Life Of the Great Gray Owl Feb. 19

Of all the birds and wildlife that call the forests and mountains of Montana home, one species in particular leaves an impression on its observer unlike anything else. This species is the Great Gray …

Audubon Hosts Local & Regional Experts For Climate Action Panel Discussion

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host a special online panel discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. featuring local and regional experts about actions that can be taken to reduce carbon …

Season Date Changes for Beaver, Mink and Muskrat Trapping

On Nov. 25, DEC adopted new season date regulations for beaver, mink and muskrat trapping in portions of New York. The new season dates will expand trapper opportunities in central and western New …

‘Florida Reflections’ To Highlight Audubon Meeting

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host local naturalist and photographer Rick Bunting for ‘Florida Reflections’ Friday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This will be an online …
Obituaries
Rose Bush
Rose Marie Bush, 88, of Delhi, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Jan. 18, 2021 at O’Connor Hospital, Delhi, following a …
Gordon Tyler Sr.
Gordon Tyler Sr., 75, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 in St. Augustine, Fla. following a short illness.  Gordon …
Diane Fitch
Diane Jean Fitch, 74, of Downsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family …
Brenda Smith
Brenda Jean Smith, 67, formerly of Walton, passed away on Jan. 12, 2021 at Lee HealthCare in Lee, Mass. She was born July 28, 1953, …
William Hood
William (Bill) Hood, 76, of Hamden, passed away on Jan. 16, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family and …
Virginia M. Bartkow
Virginia M. Bartkow, 93, of Huntington, W.V., died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center.  A celebration …
Robert C. Pickett
Robert C. Pickett, 82, of Bloomville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Born on July …
Mable Adams
Mable Powell Adams returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Mable was born on Oct. 19, 1931 to Eva Tazell Powell and …
Donald Craft
Donald Cameron Craft, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Tampa, Fla. Born on Aug. 9, 1947, Donald was the son of the …
David R. Edwards
David R. Edwards, 59, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at his home with his loving family by his side, following a …