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Vote ‘No’ to Cannabis in Delhi

All Board Members: In my judicial opinion, the town of Delhi should opt out of the proposed marijuana dispensary law for the following reasons:  The “claimed” benefits and … more

Objects To County Dept. Head Bonuses

Since I was minimally quoted in the Nov. 17 edition of the paper, The Reporter might as well print the pressing issues that I brought forward to the board, regarding my objection to the … more

Delaware County Disappoints CSEA 

On behalf of the hard-working CSEA county employees of Delaware County, we are disappointed by the Board of Supervisors decision to give substantial bonuses to department heads using federal pandemic … more

Get On the Line

While they are painfully still fresh in our minds, let me remind us of what our elected officials have not done: [1] twice a year clock changes, a senseless mandate that gains nothing but does cause … more

Apply the Brakes

Hats off to the Bovina Town Board who yet again stayed true to their electoral responsibility to represent the entire community of Bovina and not an elite few (Bovina Opts Out of Cannabis Sales … more

Walton Deserves Joe

My name is Jeff Held and I grew up in beautiful Walton nestled amongst the rolling hills of southern New York. I served America and Walton worldwide for 21 years in the United States Army and retired … more

Support County Sheriff

We in Delaware County are fortunate to have a sheriff like Craig Dumond who has, like the lawmen of old, dedicated himself to the preservation of law and order and yet maintains a department in … more

Lillian For Walton

In our upcoming Delaware County local elections, a candidate’s “Party” may or may not matter to every voter, but their ability to deliver good governance absolutely must. If … more

Tuthill vs. Kelley

It was quite telling in last week’s Reporter that incumbent Delhi Town Supervisor, Mark Tuthill, didn’t have time to answer the questions sent to all candidates. Apparently he viewed … more

Standoffs At Sherwoods Bridge

How about a yield the bridge sign? Over the years we have witnessed from our back deck the uncomfortable situation of vehicles vying for the right-of-way onto the one lane Sherwoods Bridge. Who … more

A Recipe

I came across this recipe in an old cookbook. They call it “Swamp Rabbit Stew.” Wash 3 muskrats and cut into serving size pieces. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Stir in 3 beef … more

Voting Wisely

It was recently brought to my attention that there will be 5 proposals that we will be voting on Nov. 2nd. They will appear on the back of the ballot. They are, of course, coming out of our … more

Transparencies

A quote referring to the money reserved for the DPW building in the Aug. 16, 2017 issue of The Reporter said: “‘There are a variety of accounts where money has been saved,” … more

Hotline Value

An apparently little noticed article appeared a while back in The Reporter, and it said that ten digit dialing for local calls will be implemented in area code 607, among others, on Oct 24 2021. The … more

Trustee’s Research Guided ‘No Action’ Motion 

I just wanted to highlight some additional points as to why I led a motion of no action, [at the Sept. 7 village of Walton Trustee’s meeting] and it wasn’t purely based on economics, or … more

Use Sheriff’s Letter To Educate

Dear Sheriff DuMond, I am writing to thank you for your “From the Sheriff’s Desk” piece on 9/11.  In this current climate, I was happy to see something in our local paper … more

Operating Under The Influence

Fear is a wonderful thing. Make someone afraid and you have control over them. Consider how many products - frequently used products - have alcohol in them. I’m not talking about the liquor … more

Wasteful Spending In Colchester 

The purchase of the modular “police garage and offices” for the Colchester Police that Art Merrill (town supervisor) has decided to move forward with is wrong. He seems to think printing … more

Loathes Democrats

I have nothing but loathing for the Democrats and Rinos who foisted Joe Biden on us. The Party knew fully well when they nominated him that all his cognitive activities were diminished to a great … more

Cosmic Blunder

In the search for a slogan to replace “Make America Great Again,” President Biden, in his bold bid to become America’s worst President, has inspired “Make America Surrender … more
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