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DelCo Sales tax revenue down from 2023

DELHI - Sales tax revenue is down in Delaware County, Budget Director Art Merrill announced at a county Finance Committee meeting held Wednesday, July 10. Delaware County received three sales …

DelCo EMS calls: canceled, called-off, volume

DELHI - Delaware County EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Advisory Board members met without quorum and discussed “call-offs,” increased call volume and fatalities in recent weeks, among …

Feeding the hungry

DELHI - The United Ministry Food Pantry celebrated more than 40 volunteers who make it possible to support the many food missions that help those in the community of Delhi with food insecurities …

20th Annual 4-H Duck Race July 20

Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County announces its annual 4-H Duck Race will take place on Saturday, July 20, beginning at noon. Watch 3,000 bright colored ducks race down West Brook in …

Andes waives zoning requirements for cell tower project

ANDES - Andes council members granted Blue Wing, Inc. governmental immunity from compliance with the town’s zoning law to erect a cell tower off Cemetery Road on High Street, during a meeting …

Verizon tower proposed in Middletown

DELHI- Delaware County Planning Board members approved a lead agency request for a proposed Verizon tower in Middletown and discussed the town of Colchester’s Climate Smart grant at a meeting …
Sports

STAMFORD - Catskill Mountain Little League wrapped up their inaugural season at the new fields in Stamford with a day of baseball Saturday, June 22. Over 160 children enrolled in the league this …

The 52nd anniversary of Title IX prohibiting sex-based discrimination in education - a group of female ballplayers ranging in age from 16 to 47 years old and within a three-hour radius traveled to …
BELLPORT - Deposit-Hancock Eagles varsity softball defeated Friendship/Scio 8-2, Friday, June 7, and advanced to the Class-D state championship. The Eagles’ Addison Makowski struck out 13 …
MARGARETVILLE - More than 300 members of the Margaretville Central School athletic community turned out June 7, to celebrate and recognize 63-plus athletes who played on 10 different varsity or …
Academics

Franklin Central School driver’s education students participated in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County (ADAC)’s impaired driving course which simulates impaired driving …

SUNY New Paltz announces its dean’s list for the spring 2024 semester, a recognition for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average in a semester with a …
WALTON - Walton Central School graduated the Class of 2024 - 56 students - at a ceremony Saturday, June 29. The ceremony opened with the processional “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by …
FRANKLIN - Seventeen seniors graduated from Franklin Central School Friday, June 28. The graduation ceremony began with a processional performed by the Franklin Senior Band and introductory remarks …
Arts & Entertainment

This autobiographical play follows shy teenager Tillie navigating the dysfunctional waters of her household while clinging to science as her lifeline. Encouraged by her science teacher, she …

Hamden will kickoff its bicentennial celebration July 13 with vintage base ball games, a craft and vendor fair, children’s activities, an ice cream social, demonstrations from area agencies and …
Hamden will kickoff its bicentennial celebration July 13 with vintage base ball games, a craft and vendor fair, children’s activities, an ice cream social, demonstrations from area agencies and …
The Cannon Free Library’s 10:30 Storytime programs are always full of worthwhile stimulation and socialization for preschool children and their caregivers. The library has two very special …
Obituaries
Tracy Neil Matthews III
Tracy Neil Matthews III of Treadwell died peacefully at his home June 17, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Tracy is the son of …
Ronald L. Cammer
Ronald L. Cammer, 79, of Unadilla, Reached out and took his Savior’s hand Thursday, July 4, 2024 at Albany Medical Center, …
Peter Benedict
Peter Benedict, age 84 of Butler, Tennessee, passed away Friday, July 5, 2024 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born March 15, …
Real Estate Transactions
June 25-27, 2024 real estate transaction report.
Outdoor Life
For rustic camping in the wilderness, Bear Spring Mountain is an ideal campground (Note: this is NOT Bear Mountain State Park near the Palisades). This campground is set in a quiet, scenic, natural …
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) operates 51 campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. DEC campgrounds provide a variety of experiences, including island camping, tent and …
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) the release of proposed regulations to protect freshwater wetlands across New York state. The draft regulations are available for public …
Calling all butterfly fans: on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society board member Chris DeCesare will lead a field trip to view butterflies in the fields and …
Opinion
I was at the Franklin Planning Board meeting and there were some things that I found very disturbing.  Mr. Shaw somehow got a property assessed at over 1 million dollars for $380. We will …
This letter is in response to a recent letter to clarify unfortunate comments, using untrue assumptions that were made about our Delaware County Sheriff without knowing his excellent character and …
Letters to the editor
Democrats! Remember to vote in the primary election on June 25 (early voting June 15 to 23) between Janet Tweed of Delhi, and me, Mary Finneran of Cairo. We both seek Chris Tague’s seat in …
I’ve been reading with interest the controversy about “pot shops” in Walton. As this industry evolves, there is a lot of misinformation out there. One thing that should be known is …
Police
DELHI - Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy Brian Perazone graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) firearms instructor course on April 26, and was awarded …
DELHI - Paul M. Fontana Jr. , 37, Delhi, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon as part of a negotiated plea and sentence agreement in Delaware County Court, Monday, …
HARPERSFIELD – Thirteen months after initiating a not-for-profit ambulance service in Harpersfield, Kortright and Stamford, Headwaters Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has reached a key …
HOBART - Eight fire departments battled the heat and the flames at a house fire at 394 Main Street, Hobart, July 9. The sole resident was not home at the time, and no injuries were reported, Hobart …
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Walton

It’s time to shine at the Delaware County Fair Miss Delaware County Fair pageant. This is not just a pageant; it’s a chance to grow, inspire, and make a difference in our community. …

Sidney-Unadilla

Sidney The Free Agriculture Day Sunday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Keith Clark Park, 70 River Street. This year the Cullman Child Development Center Free Summer Series is excited to …

Masonville

Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States: “The only things that we can truly give to each other are the only things that we truly need - an ear to listen, a heart to care, a word of …

Franklin

Franklin Community Swimming Pool hours: Mondays (adult swim 7-8 p.m.), Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, noon to 7 p.m., Wednesdays 11-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 2-7 p.m. Franklin Central School …

Delhi

Last week’s trivia question: What was the town of Hamden originally founded as in 1825? Hampden was formed from Delhi and Walton. In 1826, the name was changed to Hamden. Hamden is gearing up …
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