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DELHI - The Delaware County Republican Committee hosted a successful fundraiser on Saturday, July 24 at the Delhi American Legion. It drew a large group of current legislators and candidates both …

DELAWARE COUNTY - The sales tax revenue for Delaware County and surrounding counties is significantly higher than last summer as COVID-19 restrictions are lessened.  In April, Delaware County …
FRANKLIN - There was a decidedly different tone at the third rally held at the Franklin Town Court on July 22. A hearing was scheduled for Nasir Azmat, who is charged with 41 misdemeanor counts of …
BLOOMVILLE - Nora Ballard posted on Facebook, July 6, photos of letters to Miss Bubbles from Warren E. Knick dated 1945 found at her farmhouse in Bloomville.  Ballard and her husband needed …
FRANKLIN - Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) hosts the 91st annual Delaware County Dairy Tour on Friday, July 23. This year the tour showcased three farms in Franklin. Event organizer Mariane …
News
WALTON - Lisa and Jake Davies of Walton will open Packin’ Heat Bar & Grill on Friday, July 30. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday will open later with a 10 …
MARGARETVILLE - At the Margaretville village board meeting on July 20, members discussed issues including what to do with $55,772 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that Margaretville is …
DELHI - Delhi trustees had a special meeting on Thursday, July 22 to discuss work in Hoyt Park. Trustees approved payment to Warren Electric in the amount of $4,200 to move forward with rewiring …
The work of the late Pearl Whigham was dedicated at the The Franklin Railroad & Community Museum on Sunday, July 25. Pearl lived her entire life in Franklin and graduated from Delaware …
WALTON - Ellie Truman and her neighbor and friend Sharon Harrington organized a successful food drive for Heart of the Catskills Humane Society in Delhi last month. With collection boxes in local …
Sports

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced the spring 2021 scholar-athlete teams and individuals. This is the 29th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the …

The New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports recently announced their selections for this year’s Spring 2021 All-State honors for Class C and Class …
The Midstate Athletic Conference released its 2021 all-star baseball selections. Greene-Oxford’s junior Trenton Rapp earned the Most Valuable Player award.  Rapp finished the season …
Varsity Baseball Davenport: Matthew Vroman Downsville: Paul Coman Gilboa Conesville: Ethan Halat Jefferson: Eric Parker and Seneca Shafer Margaretville: Connor Joedicke Roxbury: …
Academics

DELHI - The Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi (DA) began construction through its capital project in April. Business Administrator Carey Shultz said they are experiencing eight to 10 …

The George Mack Middle School at Walton Central has announced its fourth quarter marking period honor roll recipients. Students on the superintendent’s list who achieved averages between …
Delaware Academy and Central School District at Delhi recently released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2020-2021 school year. Grade 12: Principal’s Honor Roll Diego Aguirre, Anna …
At Hofstra University, Leandra Edelson of Andes excelled during the Spring 2021 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the dean’s list. Commencement was held virtually …
Arts & Entertainment

The porch of a liquor store is not the usual venue of jazz cabaret musicians Ann Osmond and Dennis Yerry, but this is where they found themselves performing during Stamford’s first Porchfest on …

If you have any questions regarding any of these programs, call the library at 607-563-1200. Zoom Lego Club - builders of all ages welcome. In-person or via Zoom, Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. for a new …
The Franklin Farmers’ Market will welcome Mary Frances Perricone to the Music at the Market stage on Sunday, Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. She will be singing songs from the 50s …
The Delhi American Legion is celebrating summer and everyone is invited.  Come to the Delhi American Legion Pavilion on select Sundays at 2 p.m. for free activity-driven fun for all ages. …
Obituaries
Sheila F. Gifford
Sheila F. Gifford of Stamford passed away Jan. 6, 2021 at Fox Hospital, Oneonta.  Graveside Services will be held for …
Matthew Schreier
Matthew “Matt” Paul Schreier was a lover, leader, caregiver, caretaker, veteran, son, father, brother and …
Roger Barlow
Roger Ward Barlow, 83, Farmer City, Ill., died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Martin Health Center at Westminster Village in …
Melvin Olsen
Melvin Alment Olsen, age 86, of Bell, Fla., passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021, at his home with his family by his side.  He …
Outdoor Life
Artwork and poetry created by students in New York City and areas of the Catskill Mountains that comprise the NYC Watershed is on display at the Catskill Water Discovery Center, 669 Route 38 in …
Giant hogweed plants are now blooming across many parts of New York state, making it a prime time to spot this harmful invasive. Giant hogweed is a large, flowering plant from Eurasia with sap that …
With a mission to reconstruct, and then maintain the fire tower on Bramley Mountain, members of the Friends of Bramley Mountain Fire Tower (Friends) are excited to announce an important contribution …
The 26th annual Delaware River Sojourn is less than three weeks away.   2021 Day Plans as of July 19: Friday, Aug. 6: volunteer river cleanup on the East Branch Delaware River near …
Opinion
I just got done reading this week’s (July 14) edition of The Reporter.  I loved visiting the Cannon Free Library in Delhi as a child. My grandparents lived a few doors down, and my …
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce urges towns and villages to not “opt-out” of the opportunity to allow cannabis-related businesses and capture much-needed tax revenue. The Chamber …
Letters to the editor
She loved animals and would have taken in every stray dog, cat, bird and yes, probable even a snake. She loved Mother Earth and belonged to a group dedicated to preserving her. She loved people and …
The town of Colchester recently discussed stickers and imposing fees at the transfer station. Giving stickers out willy-nilly to people and not controlling who is discarding trash, construction …
Police
DELAWARE COUNTY - Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond sent a letter to each municipality in the county asking them to “take advantage” of the local opt-out provision offered by New York …
MEREDITH – A fire ignited by a lawnmower destroyed a shed on Honest Brook Road in the town of Meredith on Monday, July 26. According to Delhi Fire Chief Tim Murray, the Delhi Fire Department …
New York State Police Conducted an Underage Drinking Initiative in Delaware County on July 21, 2021 according to a press release. Two establishments were not in compliance under the New York Beverage …
New York State Police have charged three men with grand larceny in the third degree as a hate crime, a class C felony, following an incident that occurred in Delaware County. On July 24 at …
Our Community Columns

Walton

On Thursday, July 29 the First United Methodist Church will resume its Soup Supper nights. Dine in supper is available at the church at 101 North Street from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Call 865-5765 and let them …

Masonville

Maurice Skitter: “Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.”  With the Olympics in Japan, athletes competing are going for gold  - lets hope …

Delhi

A new indie production team with veterans that produced the Oscar-nominated movie ‘Sound of Metal’ (2020), ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ (2015), and Comedy Central are coming …

DeLancey

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during August will be held in Hamden Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Connie Stone. Youth Group meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the …

Walton

This year’s Car Cruise will be August 7. Line up at 5 p.m. at the fairgrounds parking lot, cruise starting at 6 p.m. Bring your classics, your motorcycles, your everyday driver if you’re …