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WALTON - Walton trustees adopted the 2020-21 budget on Monday, April 6, and taxpayers will see a 1.78 percent increase over last year, in the tax levy. The 1.78 percent increase is the allowable …

DOWNSVILLE - Turns out there is a reason to cry over spilled milk.  Each day, the Mattson family of Harmonie Farm in Downville rise to milk their herd of more than 200 head of cows at 5 a.m. …
COLCHESTER - The Delaware County Department of Public Works (DPW) Commissioner Sue McIntyre discussed the Knox Avenue bridge over the Wilson Hollow Brook in the town of Colchester. According to a …
WALTON - Volunteer ambulance crew members are taking additional precautionary steps when responding to 911 calls where there may be a possibility of a Covid-19 infection, by donning layered PPE - …
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DELHI - More than $222,000 in grant funding, sourced in 2019 from the annual 2-percent Occupancy Tax, was provisionally recommended for approval by the Delaware County Economic Development Committee …

Tuesday, March 31  Positive cases in New York: 75,795, deaths: 1,096. New York officially logs more positive cases of the virus than worst-hit province in China, making it the world epicenter …
WALTON - In an emergency, people who want to help do what they can. They offer what they know how to do. During this public health emergency, medical professionals are volunteering their services. …
Due to the mandate from New York State Governor Cuomo requiring residents to stay home to maintain social distancing in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, the town of Hamden board members met …
According to a press release from the town of Andes Supervisor Wayland ‘Bud’ Gladstone,  the Andes Town Hall has closed indefinitely.  The offices will not have open office …
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Zander Fortune of Hobart turned 13 years old on Monday. Friends, family and community members drove by his house, singing “Happy Birthday.” South Kortright Central School Music Teacher …

The  Unadilla Chamber of Commerce  presented 24 care boxes  to the residents of the Unadilla  Neighborhood Apartments last week. Many of the residents are not venturing out during …
Shadow Puppet Storytime with library clerk Amber will be presented every Friday of April, at 10:30 a.m. live on the library Facebook page. Tune in as she shares some favorite tales through the unique …
Letters to the editor
As the inhabitants of the world try to deal with the effects of the coronavirus, it would be well to remember the scripture in 2 Chronicles 7;13.  “When I shut up heaven and there is no …
In her 3/25/20 Opinion column in the Reporter, Susan Barnett has catapulted herself to the top of the list of things we don’t need - a biased reporter.  Her ga-ga effusing, at length, over …
In the book of Exodus, the children of Israel painted blood on the door posts of their homes for the Passover. When God saw the blood, He “passed over.” As a believing Christian …
Before the Colchester Town Board adopts meeting rules, they should look at themselves first before setting up rules for others. Many times my wife & I have witnessed and experienced firsthand …
Opinion
A press release issued by the NYS Sheriffs Association and Association of Chiefs of Police and circulated by Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond this week calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo and state …
Another week of major adjustments for all of us as we continue to battle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With a number of changes coming on a daily basis, it is important to keep updated …
Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are …
We live in unprecedented times due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the landscape changes from moment to moment. Along with health concerns, there are major economic issues at play …
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Walton

The New Hope Community Church invites everyone to a live stream Easter celebration service on Sunday, April 12,  at 11 a.m.  Go to the New Hope Community Church (Walton) Facebook …

Treadwell

Welcome to the new normal! Instead of trying to tell you all the things that are being cancelled, let me tell you some of the good things going on in Treadwell. A group of ladies are making masks …

Hamden

On sunny, warm days thoughts turn to baseball. Although this year the season will be different, we have found time. Now that the refrigerator is clean, the cupboards are rearranged, and yard work has …

Delhi

The Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website, supportdelhi.com.  Essential businesses continue to stay open.  The Chamber ran a contest on Facebook to give away $25 gift …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches have been cancelled, until further notice.  I do welcome news. Give me a call: 607-746-6860 or email …
Police

Rollover Results in Serious Injuries

Franklin – An accident on Wednesday, April 1, resulted in a serious personal injury on Dunk Hill Road in the town of Franklin.  Members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, …

Hobart Resident’s Car Catches Fire in Hobart

HOBART - A car caught fire on Main Street in the village of Hobart on Saturday. The vehicle was close to a nearby trailer, which was not damaged. According to Hobart Fire Department Chief Josh …

Police Blotter

Delhi Police Department • Jared Barnes, 33, Delhi, was issued a criminal summons on March 20 to answer a charge of second-degree harassment, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and …

Sheriff Warns Of Scams Related To Pandemic

With the majority of the news focusing on the COVID-19 health crisis, Delaware County Sheriff Craig S. DuMond urges residents to remain vigilant for other viruses lurking – criminals that are …
Obituaries
Amanda Bright
On Thursday April 2, 2020, Amanda Bright, loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and beautiful friend passed away at her …
Shirley Yeary
Shirley M. Yeary, 87 of Delhi, passed away on the morning of March 27, 2020, at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a …
Ryan Mott
Ryan S. Mott, 36, of Masonville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born March 5, 1984 in Honesdale, Pa., he was …
Richard Sprague
Richard H. Sprague, 90, of Holiday Brook, Downsville, passed away March 23, 2020, at the Roscoe Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, …
Lloyd James
Lloyd E. James, 87, a lifelong resident of Delhi, passed away on March 22, 2020,  following a brief illness.   Lloyd was born on …
Joan Luscomb
Joan E. Luscomb, 85, of Downsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi following …
Irma Bernice Leigh
Our beloved mother, Irma Bernice Leigh, 88, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her four daughters on March 30, 2020. Irma …
Edward Backus Sr.
Edward Ernest Backus Sr., 80, passed away peacefully March 29, 2020. Ed was born Aug. 16, 1939, to the late Leon and Alice …
Academics

Cooperatively between Walton Central High School and Townsend Elementary School, the high school agriculture classes organize and hold “Ag in the Classroom” lessons for the elementary …

The Sidney Rotary Club recently held its annual National Honor Society banquet to honor 18 Sidney central School District seniors, members of the Lydia C. Mertz Sidney Chapter of the National Honor …
DAVENPORT - Charlotte Valley Central School (CVCS) Superintendent James Harter shared what he and fellow faculty and staff members are doing to keep the community engaged. “Engagement and …
In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), College Board has canceled the May 2 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 …
Outdoor Life

DELAWARE COUNTY - Due to the Coronavirus, avid anglers and newcomers took to the banks in their quests for big catches on Wednesday, April 1 - the opening day of fishing season.Department of …

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the launch of the state’s annual “Look for the Zero” public awareness campaign that …
Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 224,190 deer during the 2019-20 hunting seasons, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced March 30.The 2019 …
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) annual meeting scheduled for April 7, and future CWC board meetings have been postponed until further notice.The CWC is a …