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Task Force Aims To Address Massive Infrastructure Failures

New York state’s critical infrastructure is failing. Our roads, bridges and water mitigation systems are deteriorating at an alarming rate, and worse, the Legislature and governor have … more

Let kindness take root again

A friend just sent me a photo of an orange sign that relates to our Superintendent on leave at present. There is apparently little awareness of the consequences of such behavior on the part of … more

He Votes ‘Christian’

Before I vote I watch the candidates and look up his/ her views and vote for the one that my Christian faith lines up with the most and I always start with life (Pro-Life). A few times I have had … more

We’ve been complacent...

We’ve been complacent. We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the … more

Make Plans to Manage Your Ash

I’m a long time subscriber to The Reporter. It’s a “must read” every week for me. I liked Lillian Browne’s article about ash trees and the impact of EAB. I had … more

Why is there no tranquility?

While I celebrate each July 4, this year will seriously test my confidence in our ability to maintain Democracy. I pulled out the Constitution hoping that the rhetoric of THIS document and the … more

Antibiotics in Milk: Fact or Fiction

DELAWARE COUNTY - Dairy often gets a bad reputation and “fake news” is not helping an already floundering dairy industry. There is a lot of misinformation about dairy and as a result, … more

Dairy Industry Continues to Flounder

DELAWARE COUNTY - A farmer’s day starts in typical pre-sunrise darkness, milking and feeding herds in barns across the state and the region. Just because farmers are struggling, does not … more

Frazier Wishes to Clarify

I am writing to correct a statement in the Walton Reporter regarding county business and my retirement. “Frazier said one of the things that has concerned him is that in a poll, environment … more

Boys’ Basketball: Franklin vs. SK at Stamford

In response to the Corey Sparkes incident at the boys’ basketball game on Feb. 23, Franklin against South Kortright at Stamford school: I would like the truth to be known. I was there with my … more

Floodplain Label Shouldn’t Disqualify Location

If the existing location would be the best choice for the new Delaware County DPW site were it not in a floodplain, then it probably is the best choice. The potential for reducing floodwater … more

Faso Says Gillibrand Release is Misleading

In a recent article, The Reporter mis-characterized the House farm bill as something that would limit the ability of low-income Americans to access SNAP benefits. This couldn’t be further from … more

Ask; Research; Vote

This year Delaware County will have a unique opportunity to effect real change in our government by simply getting out there to vote in the primary elections and in November. It has been easy for … more

DA & Central School The Real Cost Breakdown

The recent Walton Reporter 4/17/2018 article “Turf Wars” has certainly initiated plenty of discussion and comment. The consensus (opinion) of the article leans towards a one-sided … more

SNAP Must Include Work, Healthy Food Mandates

With over 42 million Americans — and over 2.8 million New Yorkers — receiving critical nutrition assistance, it is a self-evident fact that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program … more

Perplexed Reader

I usually find Lillian Browne’s articles interesting and informative but am very perplexed by her reporting “Delaware County Sheriff Named Victim in Alleged Assault.” It implies … more

Fresh Air Fund Still Relevant

The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week each year. I would like to extend my gratitude to our volunteers, hosts and supporters in the Northern Catskills Region. … more

Cleanup Should Start Now

The vote narrowly defeating Resolution #64 at the March 28 meeting of the Board of Supervisors was only the beginning. Residents of the County are taking a closer look at decisions that will … more

“We have met the enemy and he is us”

I know, you’re thinking “Another opinion, that’s all we need”. You may be right but here I go anyway. On Feb. 14, 2018, Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday together - … more

Forward Friday’s Finest

On behalf of Delaware County voters, I would like to thank Rosie Cunningham for her fine coverage of Forward Friday’s Meet-n-Greet with Gareth Rhodes on March 3 in Delhi. Her objective … more
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