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DelCo announces $941,175 COVID-19 grant fund

Delaware County announced the opening of a $941,175 Delaware County Resiliency and Income Loss (RAIL) Grant from the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal CARES Act Funding. Funds …

Delhi’s infrastructure crumbling, Mayor says

DELHI - Delhi trustees discussed aging infrastructure at a regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 1. The 30-year-old oil furnace at village hall requires replacement, said Trustee Jeffrey Gearhart. The …

Delhi 2022 holiday parade

DELHI - The Delhi community celebrated the coming holidays with its annual holiday parade Friday, Dec. 2. The event, sponsored by the Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce, was led by Grand Marshall Dr. …

Spread holiday cheer, and fire safety

The holiday season is here. Across the state, residents are setting up holiday candles, trees and lights to decorate their homes. The Firefighter’s Association of New York (FASNY) wants to …

SWCD to meet Dec. 21

A regular meeting of The Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at the SWCD office, 44 West Street, Walton.

Village of Walton: unreported Lactalis spills continue, officials say

WALTON - John Moffett with Cedarwood Environmental Services, operator of the village’s wastewater treatment plant, reported recent issues with the plant’s EQ (equalization) tank during a …
Sports

LIVINGSTON MANOR - Walton’s Jacqyln Gransbury set the school’s boys and girls all-time single game scoring record with 41 points in a Monday, Dec. 5 contest with the Livingston Manor …

FRANKLIN - Franklin Purple Devils girls basketball topped Margaretville Blue Devils 46-12, with Franklin’s Shannon Kingsbury leading all scorers with a game high 17 points. Eleven of those …
DELHI - Delaware Academy boys basketball won their home season opener against Norwich 52 to 45, in a non-league matchup. Bulldogs’ Rocco Schnabel had a team high 12 points and 10 rebounds. …
ELMIRA - Delaware Academy boys basketball won on the road in a Dec. 3 non-league contest against Elmira Notre Dame, 71 to 32. The Bulldogs led 26 to 21 at halftime, but outscored the Crusaders 45 …
Academics

Walton High School announces its October and November Students of the Month. The award is given every month to a student at each grade level who has demonstrated great character, effort, academic …

DOWNSVILLE - The New York State Comptroller’s Office released the results of an audit of the Downsville Central School District Nov. 18, which showed the school failed to follow its procurement …
DELHI - Delaware Academy (DA) Central School District board members reviewed an annual audit, proposed changes to the code of conduct, and heard a presentation on the school counseling program at a …
The annual “Let’s Talk Turkey” fundraiser, held each November at Walton’s Townsend Elementary School has concluded, and $421.23 was donated to the Walton Food Bank. Each …
Arts & Entertainment

DELHI - Multiple Christmas trees will be auctioned at the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Holiday for the Heart celebration and tree raffle Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the …

The Out of the Woodwork Players (OWP) and the Sidney Community Band will join forces Saturday, Dec. 3 to benefit the Bainbridge and Sidney food pantries. The 2 p.m. matinee opens with a concert …
UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will bring back its Santa and photo event this year. Santa will wear a mask, but participants are not required to do so unless they choose to. Those with cold symptoms or …
WALTON - Actors, singers and performers are polishing their acts for the Delaware River Stage Company’s 2022 Christmas variety show, to debut at the Walton Theatre on Dec. 2 at 7:30 …
Obituaries
Rosemary A. Bennett
Rosemary A. Bennett, 79, of Cadosia, passed away at her home surrounded by her children and dedicated caregivers Saturday, Nov. 26, …
Lois F. Phoenix
Lois F. Phoenix, 89, a lifelong resident of Tompkins and Walton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Delaware Valley Hospital, …
Janice Foley
Janice A. Foley, 70, of Walton peacefully and unexpectedly went home to the Lord Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at home. Janice was born Dec. …
Edward J. Czerniak Jr.
Edward J. Czerniak Jr., 76, of Walton, formerly of Bucks County, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at home. Edward …
Real Estate Transactions
November 21-28, 2022 real estate transaction report
Outdoor Life
Whether you hunt white-tailed deer primarily for fresh venison, the experience and memories, or a set of antlers, many hunters appreciate being able to observe and harvest larger, older age class …
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recognized Nov. 15 as ‘New York Recycles Day,’ celebrating the state’s leadership in …
Opinion
The use of parking meters to generate revenue is an interesting concept. The use of parking meters to discourage people who work in the village from parking on Main Street is curious. They are really …
The majority of education systems, which include private, public and specialized schools for disabled children, have been problematic since their development. We are noticing an increase in mental …
Letters to the editor
There are so many concerns about the condition of our beautiful state. New York is, in my opinion, one of the most gorgeous of all 50. We have mountains, oceans, hills, lakes, and currently …
On Election Day 2022, New York voters have a rare opportunity to cast their vote on a ballot initiative that would create a substantial and long-term investment in protecting and restoring New …
Police
Walton Police Department Carolyn Covell, 32, Walton, was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with petit larceny. Covell was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge in Walton Village …
The State University of New York announced the recipients of the 2022 University Police Awards, the highest recognition by the SUNY Police Chiefs Association. The annual awards honor lieutenants, …
Sidney Police Department  Steven R. Baker, 42, Sidney, was arrested in Nov. 14 on a Sidney Village Court warrant for failure to appear. Brendon W. King, 36, Sidney, was arrested on Nov. 14 …
The New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) aims to raise awareness about charity scams. Donations of any kind can make a real impact on a good cause, which …
Our Community Columns

Walton

The “Naughty and Nice Christmas” show by the Delaware River Stage Company was delightful. There are so many talented people in Walton, singing, dancing and comedy. I love the family ties …

Masonville

Stephan Labossiere, relationship coach, author and speaker: “Let your hands be so busy catching blessings that you don’t have the capacity to hold on to grudges.”  …

Delhi

Congratulations to the Delaware Academy students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at BOCES: Orion All for security and law enforcement and Laila Gancio-AbdulJalil for …

DeLancey

The DeLancey Presbyterian Church Session reports a need for repairs around the church. Furnace repairs have been made, but work to the sidewalk around the church is needed. Donations toward the cost …

Looking Back, December 1, 2022