Weather Words with Frank Ward

“I was alerted to trees down on Monday morning, Sept. 26, and I got into my car and went to do an observation. I drove down state Routes 10 toward South River Road. Around Walke’s there …
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Delaware County businesses honored

ANDES - The 2022 Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards ceremony, held Sept. 22 at The Andes Hotel, drew over 60 people to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Delaware …

DelCo businesses grapple with new state gun law

A New York law, passed in July, requires businesses to post a sign if owners allow concealed handguns on premises. If the business fails to post a notice, concealed weapons are prohibited at the …

Delhi justice resigns following misconduct probe

DELHI - Delhi Justice Richard L. Gumo, who announced his retirement and voluntary resignation to the Delhi Town Council via a letter dated Sept. 12, was under scrutiny from the state’s judicial …

WAC talks contracts, sub-lease, resignations

WALTON - The Delaware County Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) members met Sept. 27 and discussed contract updates and program personnel changes.  Executive Director Ryan Naatz detailed …

Supervisors approve DSS adoption, daycare subsidies

DELHI - Delaware County Supervisors authorized several budget transfers for Department of Social Services (DSS) Wednesday, Sept. 28.  Due to state regulation changes, DSS Commissioner Sylvia …

Supervisors approve DPW $45K electrical change order

DELHI - Delaware County Supervisors approved an increase to its Department of Public Works (DPW) electrical construction contract with NELCORP Electrical Contracting Corp of Endwell by $45,016 Sept. …
Sports

UTICA — The Delaware Academy cross country teams did well Saturday, Sept. 24, at the 77th E.J. Hermann Invitational meet at Proctor Park in Utica. The boys placed second and the girls placed …

Delaware League Varsity Boys Soccer (8 games) SKCS 3-0-1 7-0-1 Downsville/Walton 2-0-1 5-0-1 Davenport 3-1 4-4 Margaretville 2-1 4-2 HTC 1-2 3-2 Gilboa 1-2 3-3 Windham 1-2 …
WALTON - Each year beginning in August, a group of parents, self-dubbed the Walton Warrior Spaghetti Moms, get together to cook the varsity football team carbohydrate-heavy spaghetti dinners on …
SIDNEY - Walton Warrior volleyball topped Sidney in MAC league action Thursday, Sept. 22.
Academics

DELHI - Delaware Academy Central School District (DA) Board of Education appointed its 2022-23 school year student board members, seniors Tyler Branigan and Carter Tarrants.on July 13. The student …

DELHI - Delaware Academy Central School District (DA) announced the start of its Senior Work-Ready program. Approximately 55 DA seniors are participating in the career-oriented course, said …
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the summer 2022 dean’s list. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum …
A report on the possible merger of the Livingston Manor and Roscoe school districts will be presented to both boards of education on Sept. 12 at LMCS. The meeting, which is open to the public, will …
Arts & Entertainment

The Sidney Memorial Public Library has released its scheduled events for Sept. 22-Oct. 15. Call the library at 607-563-1200 to register for programs and activities, or with questions regarding any of …

Area film lovers will join over 100,000 film enthusiasts around the world Sept. 22 - Oct. 2 when the 25th annual Manhattan Short film festival occurs. The festival screens locally at the Walton …
Hanford Mills’ 2022 exploration days are designed to give visitors a chance to explore the mill and experience engaging activities and programs. The Sept. 24 Metal at the Mill Exploration …
Congregation B’nai Israel, 347 Wagner Ave., Fleischmanns, will hold Rosh Hashanah services Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and will continue Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept 27. at 9 …
Obituaries
Mary Pasiak
Mary M. Scharman Pasiak, 71, of Delhi, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 at her home following a courageous battle with …
Lucile Frisbee
Lucile Lee Frisbee, born in Delhi, on January 11, 1930, died unexpectedly Sept. 23. She was the daughter of Marjorie and Edgar Lee, …
Shirley M. Pyne-Decker
DELHI - Shirley M. Pyne-Decker, age 76, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at her home in Delhi, surrounded by family.  She …
Douglas Liddle
Douglas Liddle, lifelong resident of Andes and DeLancey, died Sept. 10, 2022, at the age of 75 after a long …
Real Estate Transactions
September 15-20, 2022 real estate transaction report.
Outdoor Life
The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS), Grange Hall Spur Road, Oneonta, will host an open house Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the DOAS Sanctuary and Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch in …
The Upper Delaware River region is home to one of the largest wintering populations of bald eagles in the northeast. Delaware Highlands Conservancy will host “Eagles and Their …
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has confirmed an animal taken by a hunter in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, during the 2021 coyote hunting season was a wolf. As part …
Typically, this time of year DEC hears from people who are concerned because they are seeing deer with rough coat conditions as shown in the photos. Most people are worried that their appearance …
Opinion
The article discussing the $300K overrun on a planned DSS foster care visitation center was very intriguing. It’s not a secret that Delaware County is huge, rural, impoverished, and without …
The Farm Laborers Wage Board’s recommendation to Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon to lower the farm laborer overtime threshold from 60 hours to 40 is wrong! For months, I have joined …
Letters to the editor
It’s that time of year when school starts and the calls from concerned parents to mental health practitioners start funneling in. However, with the most seasoned mental health providers being …
I was one of the first buyers on Dirt Road, almost 43 years ago. I have lived here for 31 years, since 1991. We get nothing on Dirt Road - Delhi won’t plow it, and the power authorities …
Police
Delhi Police Department Maureen O’Brien, 72, Delhi, was arrested on Sept. 16 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and trespass following a complaint of vandalism to private …
Delaware County Sheriff’s Office James Cook, 31, Masonville, was arrested Sept. 11 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and second-degree burglary. Cook …
DELHI - An Syracuse man’s plea and sentence deal was revoked by Acting Delaware County Judge Michael Getman Sept. 19, following repeated violations of pre-sentence release conditions. Jescy …
A store clerk at Stewart’s Shop, Lake Street, Stamford, who sold alcohol to a minor during a New York State Police underage drinking initiative in Delaware County, was arrested Sept. …
Our Community Columns

Looking Back, September 29, 2022

Walton

There will be a cornhole tournament fundraiser to support Walton Central School AVP - Alternative to Violence Program - at the Hardwood Hills Golf Course, Saturday, Oct. 8. Registration ($40) is at …

Fruits and Vegetables

The Bible has many references to fruit: “bearing fruit,” the “fruit of the vine,” the “fruits of labor,” and usually, we see that “fruit” is used to …

Bovina Farmers in the summer of 1896

One hundred and twenty-six years ago, the summer of 1896 proved to be a rough one for Bovina farmers, at least according to the pages of the Andes Recorder.  In July of that year, the paper …

Masonville

Eleanor Roosevelt: “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” This week on Thursday, Sept. 29 is …