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Around the Bend

Prescription Medications and SumpPump Discharge Prohibited in Sewer, Village Says By Lillian Browne WALTON - Two Walton trustees, Dave Breese and Alan “Tink” Reynolds, thanked fellow board members, the mayor and the village taxpayers for allowing them to serve as municipal representatives, at a meeting of the Walton Trustees on Monday, March 5. Breese has served as a trustee with four different mayors for more than 15 years during different terms. Reynolds began his first term in 2011. Mayor Ed Snow thanked them both

for their work as trustees. Both trustees, Snow said, will be missed. The meeting began with a public hearing on the issuance of a conditional use permit for Delhi Telephone Co. (DTC), recommended by the village’s planning board. DTC is acquiring the former Miller Avenue school property, on which the company intends to house an unmanned storage facility necessary for the expansion of broadband services in the area. Following the hearing, a conSee Farewell page 5

A barn on Elk Creek Road in Delhi Thursday, March 8.

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Walton Trustees Alan “Tink” Reynolds, left, and Dave Breese, attended their last meeting as elected officials on Monday, March 5.

Maple Syrup Season: For LaTourettes, It’s a Sweet Sign of Spring By Rosie Cunningham SIDNEY CENTER - Bob and Carol LaTourette, owners of LaTourette’s Pure Maple Products at 490 Cummings Road in Sidney Center, have been in the syrup business in one facet or another for decades, not too many years after the couple married 55 years ago. Bob, 77, and Carol, 75, agreed that this year, they anticipate a great season locally. “When it warmed up for a few days last week, a lot of sap was running,” said Bob on Tuesday. “The freezing cold to warm weather is ideal for a good year.” For the LaTourette’s, the maple syrup business is very much a family affair. Bob, a lifelong resident of Trout Creek and a Deposit Central School graduate, has taken part in the industry since a young age - he was barely out of diapers when his interest was

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Bob and Carol LaTourette have been involved in the maple syrup business in one facet or another for most of their 55-year marriage. piqued. “I remember being four or five years old, attending my studies at the one-room schoolhouse and when I saw my father and the horses coming as they went to collect sap, the teachers would let me out to go with him. My father did it and his father did as well,” said Bob. “Our kids (two) were a big part of the process when they were younger and both of my sons make syrup still, as does my grandson and most likely all of our six grandkids eventually will in one way or another - mainly for their own use.” “Bob fixed up a flat pan,” said Carol, reminiscing about their business. “We bought a big evaporator and made syrup for several years after that - the kids

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Area Ski Centers Thriving in Wake of Winter Storm Riley By Rosie Cunningham In the wake of the recent heavy snowfall which marked up to 25 inches locally, most area residents are hoping for mercy at the thought of being hit with another. However, area ski centers and snow bunnies, who are taking the mountains by storm, are not. “The conditions are amazing. It’s hard to believe it’s March out there right now,” said Windham Mountain Communications Manager Becky Pine. According to Pine, 100 percent of the Windham Mountain Terrain is open for business. She added that the recent snowfall is just what the doctor ordered for an otherwise weak season. “We’ve had better seasons and we’ve had worse seasons,” said Pine. “The weather has definitely been a challenge. Bitter cold in December and January was great

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A skier at Windham Mountain Ski Resort bombing down the slopes immediately following the onslaught of Winter Storm Riley. for snow-making, but not so great for skiers wanting to spend their holiday break on the mountain. Then, we had unseasonably warm temperatures throughout much of February. You never know what March will bring, so we’ve been very happy with the first week.” “The recent snowfall abso-

lutely has had a positive impact on the conditions and the mountain. It’s the first time we’ve been 100 percent open all season. Although we do make snow on 97 percent of our acreage, skiers and snowboarders love to see natural snow on the ground and until reSee Ski Center page 4

Delaware County Residents: Life With Lyme By Rosie Cunningham NEW YORK - Sometimes, you know when you’ve been bitten - a clear, perfect bull’s eye shape tattoos your skin. However, many times victims remain unaware and in either case, Lyme disease can take root first in the body then - over your life. The disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks on the East coast. Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete—a corkscrewshaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme is called “the great imitator” because its symptoms mimic so many other diseases. It can affect any organ of the body, including the brain, nervous system, muscles, joints and heart. Heidi Feltman was diagnosed with Lyme nearly three years ago. Her first symptoms were chronic fatigue, memory

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Heidi Feltman (left), an East Meredith resident, was diagnosed with Lyme disease three years ago in June. She poses with longtime friend and colleague Ellen Moser. loss and slight aches and pains. During this time, the South Kortright Central School sixth grade teacher lost 55 pounds. “I had quit drinking (alcohol) not long before I was diagnosed,” said Feltman. “I expected to feel better, but I felt terrible.” Feltman underwent a series

of tests, including two Western Blot Tests - which checks for Lyme. Results were negative in both cases. Finally, Natasha Ruiz, a specialist at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine in Delmar, diagnosed Feltman with the disease. See Lyme page 4


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Walton Booster Club wrestling and the Gorilla Grapplers Wrestlers sent pee wee wrestlers from Walton to the NYWAY state competition at SUNY Brockport this weekend. Allie Maiaro, Kohl Muller, Tripp and Landon Taylor; Aiden and Landen Branigan; Paige Shelton, Justin Somers, Breylin Budine; Kaylieb, Kamrin, Jerrod (JD) and Landen Stanton; Zander Stanton, Jaxon Backus, Logan (LJ) Gregory, Peyton and Will Pettit, and Noah Sovocool all competed after winning a spot in regional competitions. Allie Maiaro, Paige Shelton,Tripp Taylor and Peyton Pettit all placed second in the state, Landon Taylor placed third, Landen Stanton placed fifth, and Jaxson Backus placed sixth. This competition included wrestlers from all over N.Y.S., so these young grapplers are among the best in the state, just to get to compete here. Congratulations to all, and it looks like we will be dominant in future years in wrestling as well. The town and village boards will hold a public hearing about the location of the new Delaware County Mental Health clinic site on Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the fire hall. Mark Tuthill will present a status update and field

questions. All are welcome. The village of Walton will hold election on Tuesday, March 20 at the village hall. There are four candidates running for two trustee seats. My apologies to Greg Miller for not listing him last week, as I didn’t have the correct information. The other candidates for trustee include Bruce Dolph, Joe Cetta, and Steve Condon. The next ClassicFlix is a generational favorite. Come to see Top Gun on the big screen at Walton Theatre on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. All seats are $6. Do you feel “the need for speed?” The first 20 customers will receive free aviator glasses, all will receive American Flag pencils (while supplies last), and Veterans will get a free small popcorn. Relive some good times and make new memories with a great classic. The Vet’s Club will be hopping this week. Stop up for all the events if you can: UHS Delaware Valley Hospital’s Heart Walk Team will hold a fundraising event to support the American Heart Association at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at the Vets’ Club, 10 Park Street - get creative for a good cause. Working with artists from The Chalk Market, you can create a handmade 12 x 12 framed wood-

Finch Reenlists in N.Y. Army National Guard Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General, announced the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment

to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Specialist Damon Finch from Sidney Center has reenlisted to continue service with the Company D, 3-142nd Aviation.

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en sign with custom stencil. Custom stencil options will include these phrases: “Always follow your heart,” “Be brave enough to listen to your heart” or “Start each day with a grateful heart.” While showing off your creativity, you can look through an assortment of the popular “LuLa Roe” clothing, available for sale at 40% off cash/check and carry.  Tickets for the fundraiser must be purchased in advance at $30 per person. Call Linda Bourn at 607-865-2196 or Jen Smith at 865-2706 to reserve your spot. The American Legion Auxiliary will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 18 at the Vets club on High Street. Cost is $6 for pancakes, eggs, home fries, sausage, toast, juice, coffee. Serving from 8 to 12; proceeds benefit the building fund.  On Friday, March 16, the Sons of the American Legion will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner. $10 per person, serving from 5 to 7 p.m.  Friday fish dinners at the United Methodist Church on North Street; adults $11, children 5-12 $5, under 5, free. An extra portion of fish-$4; fried or baked fish fillets or chicken nuggets, New England (white) clam chowder, coleslaw, baked potato or french fries, carrots, assorted desserts, beverages. Takeouts by calling 607-865-5765 the day of the dinner every Friday until March 23 during the season of Lent. The Museum March is March 23 at Townsend School and all fifth grade students are to get pledges to walk around the block from school. This little march is to raise money to support their trip to the Museum of Natural History in N.Y.C. in June. To donate, contact a fifth grade student or the school.

In January, the Walton Fire Department was kept busy with 22 activations and in February there were 14 more. The department, auxiliary, and Explorers prepared and served the fair board’s annual dinner in January, and the auxiliary put on a free-will Valentine Day dinner for the public. Several members took part in the Firefighter’s Games at Greek Peak in February. Congratulations and thanks to Jason Bojo, who received a pin for 25 years of service. If the fire hydrant closest to your home or business hasn’t been cleared of snow, it is asked that you please do so, and thank you very much. The life you may save may be your own. You may not be thinking of it now with snow on the ground, but the burn ban for outside fires starts March 15 and runs until May 15. The department, auxiliary, and Explorers are looking for new members. If you would like to know more about joining the Walton Fire Department, talk to any current member or call the station - 607-865-4958 - and leave a message. The Survivors of Suicide Support group meeting location is moving to the parsonage next door to the United Methodist Church on North Street. There is a safe place in our community for those who have lost a loved one to suicide to express themselves, find support, comfort and resources in a judgement free environment. Everyone in the group, including facilitators, has had someone close to them take their life and knows how devastating that experience can be. This is not a group with religious undertones or influences, so everyone will feel welcome and comfortable. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 14,

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Meet Winston, the mini pig and The Reporter Pet of the Week. By Rosie Cunningham HOBART - Meet Winston, the mini pig and The Reporter Pet of the Week. Winston was recently purchased from Jason and Shawna Wilsey, of Harpersfield. According to Shannon Merwin, of Hobart, her son Dylyn loves pigs and he is doted on by the entire family - which includes nine children. “The first thing they do

in the morning is get up and see Winston - let him out to roam the house and snuggle under their blankets with them,” said Merwin. “Winston is silly and loves to play with toy dogs and kids.” Merwin said the little fellow has also befriended the chickens. “He loves grapes and tomatoes and even clucks at the chickens,” she laughed. To submit a pet of the week, e-mail r.cunningham@

from 6-7 p.m. at 103 North Street. Use the front North Street entrance. For more information call 607-832-5888 - Delaware County Mental Health. The Cub Scout cake auction is Sunday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hope Community Church. Scouts make cakes with a man in their life - dad/grandpa/ uncle/friend - in various themes and then are auctioned, the proceeds going to the Walton Food Bank. All are welcome. The Townsend School Science Fair will be Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. Grades K-5 will display their science knowledge in a variety of homemade projects. Come support the kids. We will have a display on sound waves and how they effects objects around them. Come check out how it effects obelick! There will be a Scholastic Book Fair at Townsend School this week from Wednesday through Friday. Hours will be 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. during the day, and from 5-8 p.m. during the Science Fair. Kick-off Saint Patrick’s Day with The Kennedys, the duo that will perform at the William B. Ogden Library at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 17. The 11 a.m. show will be tailored to children and families; the afternoon presentation will combine musical performance with a discussion for those interested in The Kennedys’ musical roots and training. No charge for either library event, courtesy of Music on the Delaware’s (MOD) Michelle MacNaught Memorial Fund and the library’s Judie Reina Moore Fund. For more information, visit the Ogden Library Facebook page, website, or call 607-865-5929 or, visit the library. You can attend the The Kennedys’ full length show, sponsored by MOD, at the Walton Theatre at 7:30 that evening. There will also be an open jam session at 6:30 prior to the concert, in the parlor. Tickets will be available at the door, at www.waltontheatre. org, or at Wayne Bank in Walton, Franklin, and Hamden; and Sidney Federal Credit Union in Walton. For further information call 607-865-6829 or 865-6983. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $32 for family. The Music on the Delaware 2017-18 concert schedule concludes with the French Canadian band, De Temps Antan on Saturday, April 7. On Sunday, March 18, the Coffeehouse at the Theatre will feature Oneonta based group Traverse playing traditional Irish dance music in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The performance will take place at 6 p.m. in the Parlor of the Walton Theatre. Music on the Delaware’s Coffeehouse events are free, with donations accepted. Coffee, tea and desserts will be available. Come and enjoy this foot-tapping, day-after St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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Village Elections Will Be On March 20 By Tom Coddington

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A public hearing to change the zoning from residential to mixed use for these four properties on Stockton Avenue will be held on April 2.

Proposed Stockton Avenue Rezone is Not “Spot Zoning,” Walton Mayor Says By Lillian Browne

WALTON - In contrast to a previous decision to leave a portion of Walton’s Stockton Avenue zoning unchanged, village trustees will consider the matter again at public hearing on April 2 at 6 p.m., immediately prior to the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Trustees heard from a standing-room-only crowd of neighborhood residents at Febru-

ary’s monthly meeting, after which Mayor Ed Snow announced, on the advice of the village attorney David Merzig, the proposal violated “spot zoning” criteria. Spot Zoning is described by the New York Court of Appeals as the “antithesis of planned zoning” or the “process of singling out a small parcel of land for a use classification totally different from that of the surrounding area, for the benefit of the owner of such property

and to the detriment of other owners.” Merzig subsequently advised trustees that a proposed rezone of four properties on Stockton Avenue - Castle on the Delaware, The Walton Grange, Gifford’s Sport Supply and an adjacent residential structure that abuts Williams Street - from residential to mixed use could be permitted following a public hearing and a majority vote of Walton Trustees.

LaTourette... continued from front page would come help, mostly boil.” The couple owned and operated a Holstein farm in conjunction, also a family business for generations, up until about 10 years ago in June - milking 55 head. “My father bought this farm which was his second one, in the 1950s,” said Bob of their residence, also the maple syrup hub. “Maple syrup does not go well with the dairy business without extra help,” laughed Bob. “The men would be milking and I’d be boiling the syrup over wood,” said Carol, who is a graduate of Walton Central School. Bob and Carol had to rent trees to tap and traveled around to different bushels. “Some individuals thought we were hurting their trees,” so Carol. “So, finding trees to rent became harder.” “My boys were both a big help - and when they grew up and that hurt me on the labor side,” said Bob. “We got to the point where we weren’t making enough syrup on our own. So, we started buying syrup up North to meet our needs. Eventually, as we got older, we said, ‘why don’t we just buy it.’ So, we have been doing just that ever since and the equipment has been untouched since.” However, the couple said they miss the process of making syrup terribly. “We had some great times and memories,” said Carol. “It was always a tough five or six weeks, but I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.” She added that they had “boiling parties” with the neighbors and they would host school groups interested in learning

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Maple syrup products that the couple have on hand at their residence in Sidney Center. about the process. The LaTourette’s have never been able to bring themselves to sell the old evaporator and equipment. “Maybe we’ll pick it up again, or maybe our kids or grandkids will,” said Bob. The LaTourette’s sweet, springtime business is more than a bit of a balancing act it’s a livelihood for the pair, who sell year-round. “Maple cream and syrup are the biggest sellers,” said Carol. “We also make maple sugar and I have dabbled with granulated sugar. Quarts are the biggest seller in regards to the syrup and half gallons, too.” They estimated they sell about 400-450 gallons of syrup each year and the holiday season is the busiest.

They also personally enjoy the sweet treat. “Carol makes a great maple chicken,” said Bob. “We use it instead of sugar many times. In fact, most any white sugar can be replaced with maple syrup.” Carol’s next show is in April and she took part in one in the fall in Guilford. After that, she travels regularly to area markets - Deposit, and several shows in Walton, many times with a grandchild in tow to lend help. “In addition to shows, we box the products from here to be shipped out,” said Carol. “Not a lot of people know we ship. We also keep quite a big supply here.” Fore more information, or to order LaTourette’s Pure Maple Products, call 607-865-6147.

DELAWARE COUNTY — Tuesday, March 20, is the day for village elections in Delaware County, with the exception of the village of Sidney, where there will be no elections until next year. All elections will be held from noon-9 p.m. In the village of Walton, there are four candidates running for two trustee positions — Steve Condon, Greg Miller, Joe Cetta and Bruce Dolph. In the village of Delhi, there are two incumbent trustees running for their own positions — Chris Maney and Jeremy Fitch. In the village of Franklin, the mayor, Tom Briggs is seeking another term, and one trustee, Paul DeAndrea, an incumbent, is the only other candidate on the ballot.

In the village of Hancock, Charleen Caramore and Dorothy Piccosi are on the ballot for the two trustee positions, and Herbert W. Buckley will run for a four-year position as village justice. In the village of Margaretville, there are two incumbents seeking another term — John Hubbell and Chris Dabritz. In the village of Hobart, there is just one candidate running — ­ Kayla Mason, but there are two positions, so there will have to be a write-in. The village of Stamford has one candidate for trustee — Naikyemi Odedefaa, who is currently filling a vacancy. In the village of Fleischmanns, there are two positions to be filled, but only one candidate, Daniel Halpern, will be on the ballot, and there will have to be write-ins.

Moore Wins Deposit Mayoral Election By Tom Coddington DEPOSIT — The village of Deposit has a new mayor. On March 6, Bryan Moore, who was an incumbent trustee, defeated Kermit Mott, who also had been a trustee, by the count of 110-94. The village, which is unique in that it is in two towns and two counties — Deposit on the Delaware side and Sanford on the Broome side also elected two trustees. Jay Vandermark received 83 votes for one of the Deposit position, Jim Durning got the other with 53 votes and defeated Eric

Linkroum with 52. On the Sanford side, Neil McDonald polled 125 votes and write-in candidate Dan Strauss received 63.


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Lyme... continued from front page “I had a bull’s eye about eight years ago and I didn’t think anything of it,” she admitted. “I wish I had.” After treating the East Meredith resident with probiotics to improve her gut health, she was inundated with a series of antibiotics which included Doxycycline, as well as an antibiotic which is also used to treat malaria patients. Over the ensuing months, the antibiotics were changed four times. Doctors were determined to find pairings that would help improve Feltman’s symptoms. There were also multiple vitamins, more probiotics and supplements. Oftentimes when a new supplement or antibiotic is introduced, a patient’s body will “herx” causing the patient to feel either mildly or monumentally worse. “The worse you feel often means the medicines are working and attacking the bacteria,” said Feltman of the double-edged sword. Feltman, 50, said her worst symptom, aside from memory loss, was and still is, fatigue. “I slept for hours and sometimes I couldn’t work,” she said. “I couldn’t get out of bed and if I did, I would feel so cloudy.” Feltman said some of her coworkers, her husband Nate and her daughter Emily, were her biggest supporters. “I couldn’t do much as far as my home life went, but the silver lining was that my husband totally stepped up when I was at my worst.” Each month, even with the support of some health care coverage, medicines and supplements could cost up to $500. “It’s disgraceful that long-term Lyme support is not covered or recognized by the CDC,” she said. “I have some health care coverage, at least for the doctor’s visits. If an individual or family does not have enough income, they wouldn’t be able to afford the cost to get better.” And then there are other obstacles - called co-infectors which also require a specialist’s diagnosis and attack just as viciously as the disease.

“One challenge is that every Lyme patient is different,” said Feltman. “My disease can be completely different than another person’s disease and they may have a multiple or different co-infector.” For John Lamport, a dairy farm owner out of Hobart, his co-infectors severely impact his balance and coordination. Each and every day, he must be mindful of his movements. Usually, when someone drops something on the floor, they simply bend over to pick it up. Lamport, 45, must consciously think about his movements or he will literally fall on his face. His initial Lyme symptoms included achy muscles and joints and fatigue, symptoms he attributed to long hours and daily physical labor on his family-owned farm. But vertigo, balance and coordination issues and a 30-pound weight loss on his already slim form gave him pause. He endured many tests, CT scans and MRIs. Doctors initially suspected Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease. Almost as an afterthought, he was tested for Lyme and his blood work came back positive - although he never saw a bull’s eye or had a tick. Feltman said diet drastically effects how she feels day-to-day. “If I eat too much sugar, I feel awful for the next couple of days,” she said. “Also, stress can make you feel worse, hormone changes and overdoing it in general. I do notice that if it is a nice, sunny day, I don’t feel as bad.” A couple of months ago, thanks to tests conducted to monitor the Lyme disease, Feltman said it was discovered that she had mercury in her system. “It was poisoning me. I had all of my old fillings replaced,” she said. Lamport feels better, also, after visiting the costly Stram Center - and after more than a year of steady medication. At one point, he ingested about 20 pills a day, which included four antibiotics. Like Feltman, sugar and his diet severely impact how he feels day-to-day. His energy levels have drastically improved,

however his balance and coordination have not and may never. Today, Feltman said she feels better than she has in nearly three years. “I can go days and feel great,” she said. “But, then suddenly, I can just go down. Sadly, you’re just happy you feel better sometimes. However, this is happening not as often as it used to. The disease will always be in me dormant at times, but can always come out of remission. I have to stay positive and be mindful about how I eat and how I feel.” According to, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the U.S. every year. That’s 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and six times the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS each year. However, because diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, many people who actually have Lyme may be misdiagnosed. Many experts believe the true number of cases is much higher. Patients with Lyme disease are frequently misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and various psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Misdiagnoses often delay the correct diagnosis and treatment while the underlying infection progresses unchecked. Once a tick has attached, if left undisturbed, it may feed for several days. The longer it stays attached, the more likely it will transmit Lyme and other pathogens into your bloodstream, although not all ticks are infected. Within endemic areas, there is considerable variation in tick infection rates depending on the habitat, presence of wildlife and other factors. Tick infection rates can vary from 0 percent to more than 70 percent in the same area. This uncertainty about how many ticks are infected makes it hard to predict the risk of Lyme disease in a given region. Lyme Disease is most prevalent in Pennsylvania, but New York has the second-most recorded cases and the number is growing. If you find a tick attached to yourself or a loved one, or spy a bull’s eye, safely remove and retrieve the tick (see www.lyme. org to see specific instructions) and submit the specimen to your local public health office (Delaware County Department of Public Health) along with a fee of $100.

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cently, we hadn’t seen much of that this season. We’re very grateful for these March storms.” Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount has experienced more than four feet of snow this past week according to its website. Fifty of 51 trails are open currently at the center and 98 percent of the terrain is in pristine condition. “The conditions are just phenomenal and they just keep getting better and better,” stated the Bellaeyre website. “Snow is in the forecast for the next couple of days - looks like we are going to be adding to our snow totals yet again. Show showers will be developing tomorrow afternoon and through the night with accumulations anywhere from one to three inches. There is also potential for an additional two to four inches on Tuesday.” Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury is owned by the Vajtay family and features four lifts and 38 trails, and boasts 1,100 feet of true vertical. As of Monday, 100 percent of the terrain is open and the Plattekill

website boasts that conditions are terrific. Area skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers flock to Plattekill each year, due in large part to its familyoriented charm. Many improvements have been made over the last couple of years which include 3,200 feet of snowmaking pipe, the widening of ski trails and base lodge improvements, according to the site, which details snowfall and trail conditions. Additional improvements at the mountain include an expanded beginner terrain, a regraded and expanded loading area for Superchief, a new paint scheme for the Discovery lodge and additional buildings, continued efforts to expand and clear the gladed terrain, including widening the Dreamcatcher Glade and 267 seat cushions were added to the Superchief and Tomahawk lift chairs. For more information, visit or

Local Companies Worked to Reinstate Power Following Storm Riley By Rosie Cunningham DELAWARE COUNTY Winter Storm Riley caused numerous power outages, closings, and significant infrastructure damage in some towns and villages. Although Riley hit hard, the storm ended just as abruptly as it started. According to news weather outlets, areas in the towns Davenport, Stamford, South Kortright and Hobart had more than 20 inches of snow. Jefferson experienced about 30 inches of snow; Cobleskill accumulated 39.3 inches. Other towns in Schoharie County peaked at 40, according to the Albany bureau of the National Weather Service. Fallen trees and wires caused major power outages across the region. According to NYSEG (New York State Electric and Gas), Delaware County still had 959 outages as of last Monday and all have since been back on the grid. More than three-quarters of the 182,000

New Yorkers without power reside in those areas, and an additional 100 members of the state National Guard were called on to assist with recovery operations. According to the Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) Operations Manager Ryan Sullivan, there are no longer reports of residents without power. He said DCEC worked hard and together, to get power upand-running during and following Storm Riley. “Crews worked all day Friday, March 2, battling tough road conditions and continuing snowfall, working through the night into the following morning,” said Sullivan of the efforts. “We resumed work later on March 3, restoring power to all of our members by 8:15 p.m. At the height of the storm, approximately 625 members were without power, mainly in the Andes, Colchester and Delhi areas. Some members lost power several times as more trees fell and came in contact with our lines.”

Female Candidate Makes Seventh Democrat in 19th District By Tom Coddington First there were eight Democratic candidates running for the purpose of defeating Republican John Faso in the 19th Congressional District. Two of them dropped out, but now there is a seventh candidate. Erin Collier, a triathlete and economist who lives in the district, stated, “I have been thinking

about running for office ever since the 2017 Women’s March. The bottom line is that we need more women with progressive values in Congress. We need more members who are capable of standing for working families and tackling the Trump administration’s agenda head on.” She also pointed out that Faso has two women in his party who are challenging him, Luisa Parker and actress Diane Neall.

March 13, 2018

Gillibrand’s Amendment Would Put Taxpayers First

On March 7, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced an amendment to the banking deregulation bill to close a loophole that forces taxpayers to subsidize massive CEO compensation. It would put taxpayers first, by closing the tax loophole that allows corporations to deduct part of the amount they spend on executive compensation. It also would give shareholders more oversight in determining whether CEOs should receive substantial raises or bonuses. Under the current law, corporations can get a tax deduction for excessive CEO pay, and pay their CEOs massive mounts of money, with little input from shareholders. “In order to make the system fairer for taxpayers, we should start by making sure they aren’t subsidizing the excessive compensation these CEOs are receiving, in some cases more than 300 times higher than their employees,” Gillibrand stated.

“This is unacceptable, which is why I urge all of my colleagues to support my amendment. We need to start rewarding work again in this country, and ending taxpayer subsidies of excessive CEO pay is a good start.” The amendment would close the compensation loophole by eliminating a company’s tax deduction on executive compensation that is “excessive,” defined in this legislation as more than 25 times the median income of their employees, or more that $1 million, whichever is less. It also would require that a public company man only pay “excessive” amounts if a majority of shareholders vote to approve the compensation within 18 months of the compensation being paid, and also would require that, if a company does not receive the majority vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission can issue a non-tax-deductible fine for the amount of excessive compensation.

Farewell... continued from front page ditional use permit was unanimously granted. At DTC’s request, a public hearing on the approval of a cable television franchise agreement, which conditionally mirrors that of other service providers such as Spectrum, was scheduled immediately prior to the trustees regularly scheduled meeting on April 2 at 6 p.m. The proposed agreement calls for the village of Walton to receive three percent of the gross revenue received by DTC in the service area as well as providing a single service outlet to each school, firehouse or municipal building upon the village’s request, within 60 days of signing the agreement. In other business before the trustees, Police Chief Paul Olsen asked the board for permission to further research the creation of a “drop box” for prescription medications in the village. When officers come into possession of prescription medication they must take it to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office for drop box disposal. Mayor Ed Snow tabled the request, indicating that he would inquire whether Delaware Valley Hospital, located on Titus Place in the village, could create one, similar to the one located at the Margaretville Hospital. Snow also reminded residents not to dispose of prescription medications by flushing or dumping down drains. In those instances, he said, the drugs end up in the water at wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater plant operator Jason Craig also cautioned sewer users about the prohibitions of discharging submersible, or sump-pump, typically found in basements, into a sewer line. During the last several heavy rainfall events, Craig said, the wastewater treatment plant has come close to exceeding its flow limits, from what he suspects is residents connecting their pumps into the sewer drains. Fines are levied by the state for excessive flows through the plant, Craig said; and those fines are shouldered by sewer users. Snow indicated that another reason for increased flows could be from damaged and/or cracked pipes. The village’s department of public works will soon begin camera inspection of pipes to determine where repairs need to be made. Also at the meeting: • Code Enforcement Office Steve Dutcher reported two building permits issued and four fire inspections completed. Dutcher issued a floodplain permit for the conversion of the property at 2 Liberty Street into a pizzeria. Dutcher also assisted the Walton Big M and the Walton Central School District in submitting a flood proofing feasibility study application for fund-

ing to the Catskill Watershed Corporation. • Department of Public Works Foreman Matt Myer reported a four-inch water main break and repair and curb stop repair on Bruce Street in February. Proposed department work for March includes tree stump grinding, pot hole patching and snow removal as needed. • Bill Brown of Delaware Engineering reported that a grant application was submitted to the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District on March 1 on behalf of the village, to install utility line protection, including erosion control, along the west branch of the Delaware River. Brown also reported that he expects a decision on the grant application submitted on behalf of the village for the rehab and repair of the former bowling alley complex at 4 Water Street within the first quarter of 2018. • During February the Walton Police Department responded to 367 calls including one felony arrest, seven misdemeanor arrests, nine welfare checks, five criminal mischief complaints, eight erratic operator complaints, 74 property checks, three alarm activations, four 911 hang-up calls, two fraud complaints, five suspicious activity and/or person complaints, as well as others. Fifty-six traffic summons and two parking tickets were issued and officers accumulated 2,609 miles on the two patrol vehicles during the month. Olsen reported that Officer Aaron Smith has resigned to take employment in Johnson City, and a different staff person will be sent in Smith’s place for previously-registered Taser training. Following an audit, Olsen reported that three officers must be fingerprinted by an independent contractor at a cost of $261, to be authorized to use eJustice reporting for the Department of Criminal Justice Services. • There will be a public presentation on the evaluation of the two sites proposed for a new Delaware County Mental Health Facility on March 27 at 6 p.m., at the Walton Fire Hall on West Street. One site, on Fancher Avenue, would require a use variance, while the other site, on Delaware Street, would not, Snow said. Snow has previously pledged, on behalf of the village board, not to allow a variance on the Fancher Avenue property, and urged all taxpayers to attend the presentation. Walton Supervisor Charlie Gregory, in attendance at the meeting, told the board that eminent domain proceedings by Delaware County are not necessary because both property owners are willing sellers. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Walton Trustees will be on April 2 at 6 p.m.


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Bruce Dolph, Joe Cetta, Glen Miller and Steve Condon and were questioned about their intentions, should they be chosen for Walton village trustee positions.

Walton Trustee Candidates Participate in Forum By Melissa Johns Four village of Walton trustee candidates, Bruce Dolph, Joseph Cetta, Greg Miller and Steven Condon talked about their plans for the village of Walton at a meet-and-greet candidates forum sponsored by the Walton Chamber of Commerce at the Walton Fire Hall on Friday, March 9. The four are competing for two available trustee seats in the March 20 village elections. Approximately 40 residents attended the 90 minute questionand-answer forum, moderated by Lillian Browne of The Reporter. Dolph, a 35-year Walton resident, is the former owner of an H & R Block franchise, former town of Walton supervisor and current board member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Cetta, also a lifelong resident, has a bachelor’s degree in business economics from SUNY Oneonta. He is a former village of Walton department of public works supervisor, has held leadership roles in the military. Miller, a former NYSEG (New York State Electric and Gas) employee, has lived in Walton for 33 years. He is an experienced supervisor, having supervised four department with responsibility for project budgets. He is a school bus driver and a member of the village’s planning board. Condon, also a lifelong resident of Walton, was a 17-year employee of The Walton Reporter, is an employee of the firm that contracts for the operation of the village’s wastewater treatment plant and is an officer of the Walton Fire Department. Questions from the public included the operation and expenses of the village’s wastewater treatment plant. When asked

about paying off the $500,000 debt owed to Delaware Engineering for the failed biodigester project at the wastewater treatment plant, Miller and Condon both stated that the project should not have been undertaken to begin with. Condon, a former employee at the plant, said the project would not have succeeded if completed. Cetta and Dolph said the bill and its payment should be renegotiated. Upon discussing the village’s wastewater treatment plant, the candidates were asked their opinions about the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) gaining control over Walton’s plant. Condon stood alone when stating he was in favor of the switchover. Dolph, Cetta and Miller all expressed concerns when discussing this topic. Dolph, who has had previous experience in negotiating with the DEP, has witnessed cases where DEP control came with a lot of stipulations on what could go into the plant and how much of it could go in. Cetta, agreeing with Dolph’s original concerns, added interest in potential cost savings. He stated that, although being hesitant, this would be worth looking into if DEP control would save the village money. Miller followed in agreement with both Dolph and Cetta. When asked which committee they wanted to be assigned to if elected, Cetta stated that he wanted to be assigned to the Department of Public Works, which he previously supervised; Condon said it made sense for him to be assigned to the wastewater treatment plant and Dolph said he wanted to “oversee” the police department to ensure that more resources, or funding, is allocated to combat the community drug issue. Mill-

er said he had no preference as to which department he would be assigned to. Consolidation of the town and village was also on the mind of residents and Dolph, Cetta and Condon agreed that it was something to be studied further. Dolph said village residents must successfully petition for consolidation and vote on the issue. In contrast, Miller said the town and village should maintain their separate identities, but, he said, he would like to see more shared services. Envisioning Walton’s future, Condon said tourism-friendly projects, like boat launches and better access to fishing were key. Though he did not have a concrete plan, Condon said the village needs to find a way to get consumers into Walton’s businesses. Dolph said that once the flood mitigation plans are implemented, businesses will be more inclined to open in the village. Cetta said improving the village’s infrastructure, water, sewer and streets, and improving the appearance of the business district would help support business and would also help the village thrive. Miller focused on youth retention and the need for job creation, though he had no specific plans. The candidates all agreed that there was a need for a new mental health facility and it should remain in Walton. While Condon and Miller concurred that the new facility should be built on Delaware Street, Cetta said he would advocate for placement where the majority of his constituents wanted it. Dolph said that siting of the new facility was premature ahead of a cost assessment. Village elections will take place on March 20, from noon to 9 p.m., at Walton Village Hall, 21 North Street, Walton.

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Water District One, Upcoming Reval Top Hamden Board Matters By Sara Andros

Problems with Water District One were addressed by the board at the March 7 town of Hamden meeting. Although Hamden Water District One tested high for lead on Dec. 15, Supervisor Wayne Marshfield said it was not an ongoing problem. He explained that soda ash is added to water to counteract the lead, and the soda ash had run out at that particular time. Normally the water does not test high for lead. The New York State Department of Health required the town to notify all of the approximately 60 affected residents through print and radio media as well as with flyers about how to get more information regarding lead contamination. The board reviewed and approved the Request for Proposal (RFP) being sent out to potential contractors who would like to complete the assessment revaluation for the town. There will be a pre-proposal meeting on March 22 and at the regular town meeting on May 2, the project will be issued to the most responsible bidder. Marshfield said he expected that they will only get two or

three bids. Since the data collection has already been completed, the contractor with the winning bid will analyze the data collected, the market values of all the properties in the community, recent property sales and other information in order to come up with fair and accurate assessments for each property in the town of Hamden. The process should be completed in 2019. Some properties might be assessed too high, and some too low. Town wide assessment revaluations ensure that everyone pays their fair share of taxes. Councilman Richard Smith’s push to have an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) made available in the town hall has stalled. It was initially proposed by Constable Marc Calcano that the acquisition and training be done through the Constabulary. He also suggested that he could possibly acquire an AED at a reduced rate from a hospital in New York City. However, due to weather and other concerns, Calcano has not been in attendance at the past few monthly meetings, so the board is not sure where everything stands. They hope to get information in order to

Special Election Sample Ballot Available

The Delaware County Board of Elections has released the sample ballot for the special election on Tuesday, April 24, in the Delaware County towns of Harpersfield, Kortright, Middletown, Roxbury and Stamford. On the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality parties, the candidate is Adian S.

O’Connor. On the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform parties, the candidate is Christopher Tague. On the Best Choice party, Wesley D. Laraway. The sample ballots are available at the Delaware County Board of Election office.

Walton Mental Health Facility Relocation Presentation March 27 WALTON - There will be a presentation on the planned relocation and rebuild of a new Delaware County Mental Health Facility on Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m., at the Walton Fire Hall on West Street, according to Walton Supervisor

Charlie Gregory. Delhi Supervisor Mark Tuthill, a member of the Delaware County committee tasked with recommending a new site, will host a question and answer session at that time.

move forward on the project soon. In other business: • Once Town Assessor Mark Jacobs gets code enforcement training on April 13, and NYSEG installs the energy efficient street lighting, Hamden will be officially classified as a Clean Energy Community. Communities wishing to receive that designation must complete four tasks to increase energy efficiency. Marshfield said that some other communities have installed electric car charging stations to meet the requirements, but he didn’t think that is something Hamden needed at this time. • The town clerk took in $178 from licenses, registered copies and town hall use. • Supervisor Marshfield indicated that rates may have to be raised in Water District Number Two due to increased operation costs. • Highway Superintendent Roger Dibble reported that he may get the new F350 truck this week. It is currently in Oxford to have a box installed. Dibble also said that his department was fortunate during the March 2 storm because none of their trucks went off the road which was not the case in some other municipalities. Dibble also agreed to calculate the cost of patching or putting stone down by the wastewater treatment plant and would report back to the board. • Alice Blackman is spearheading a project to get 10 flags installed along Route 10 in the town. The flags will commemorate Hamden’s historical significance as having had the first organized nine-man game of baseball in 1825. The flags will be two by four feet and will say “Hamden First Team of Nine” on them. The total cost for the ten flags will be $1500; and another 10 holiday greetings flags can be purchased for $500. So far, $750 has been collected toward this purchase. Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact Alice Blackman or Virginia Wilcox. • The board voted to advertise for trucking bids to haul stone and grit to the highway garage. Bids will be opened at the regular April meeting. • After two years, the final grant payment for the schoolhouse project has been received.

Malick Will Challenge Bonacic Again in 2018 By Tom Coddington MINISINK — In the 2016 general election, Pramila Malick, an Orange County activist, launched a write-in campaign for the 42nd State Senate position held by 20-year incumbent Republican John Bonacic. The write-in captured 2,900 votes to 40 for the incumbent. With limited time and funding, she ran on the Democratic line in the general election, and captured more than 4,300 votes. This year, she said, “I’ve been receiving a lot of requests to run. People are unhappy with the corruption that allowed Competitive Power Ventures to be built, and I’ve been the one calling out politicians on both sides, from the beginning.” Malick was well-supported by county and town in 2016. The district includes the towns of Delhi, Hamden, Colchester, Walton, Masonville and Tompkins, all of Sullivan County, six towns in Ulster County and 10 towns and the city of Middletown in Orange County. Long before that election and ever since, Malick has continually worked to represent the public interests through Protect Orange County, which has advocated for better public health and environmental protections statewide. She also has championed issues of education, health care, government corruption, election reform, youth empowerment, and the civil rights of

Pramila Malick people with disabilities, in addition to the environment. Malick believes that, on the successes of the Women’s Marches, the #metoo, and the Time’s Up campaign, it is time our legislature reflected the demographic reality of New York state. Currently only 25 percent of the seats in both houses are held by women. Malick is the founder of the New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) chapter named Principled Progressive of Orange County. “This year is going to be different,” she declared. “We have time, we have resources, and there is more attention on the issues that our communities are than ever. We need a candidate who can stand up to establishment Republicans, as well as establishment Democrats.”

Youth Bureau Funding The Delaware County Youth Bureau announces 2018 eligibility for youth program funding from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Funding is available to Delaware County municipalities and public and private non-profit youth-serving agencies or organizations. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis. Proposed programs must be in line with the Youth Board Comprehensive Plan objectives. Funding is available for youth services, recreation and initiative programs that directly impact positive youth development. Examples of such programs are: Organized activities such as recreation projects with the primary purpose of the constructive use of youth leisure time;

Youth development and prevention of delinquency programs that focus on the highpriority needs of Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS), Juvenile Delinquents, pregnant, abused, dropout, or truant youth. Amount of Youth Services funds available for the upcoming program year are to be determined. The application deadline is April 1, 2018. Application packets are available from the Delaware County Youth Bureau, 99 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753. To request an application or for technical assistance, call Lara Yambor, Delaware County Youth Bureau at 607-832-5310 or email

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Fund Balance, Health Insurance and Building Repairs Top WCS 2018-19 Budget Talks By Lillian Browne WALTON - The Walton Central School Board of Education (BOE) held a 2018-19 proposed budget community participation session on March 8 to hear residents’ priorities for the upcoming school year. No one from the public attended the session; and, according to Cuyle Rockwell, communication specialist from Capital Region BOCES, that’s indicative of the trust the public has in school board members, staff and administration. District Business Manager Tim Maguire is analyzing costs and revenue trends to compile a budget which will not be finalized until state school aid numbers become available. School aid for Walton is projected to increase over last year by 1.34 percent, or $172,898. It is unlikely the Governor’s office will veer too far from that number, Maguire said, which would allow the district to increase taxes by 1.56 percent, or an additional $100,476, and still remain under the state mandated two percent tax cap. The district anticipates in-

creased costs in special education, health care premiums for staff and contractual expenses, which Maguire likened to an unfunded mandate, or costs that districts are required by the state to pay, but are not state reimbursable. Maguire indicated that recent trends lean toward a depletion of the district’s fund balance, or unallocated surplus, within the next three to four years, if it continues to be used to offset the annual tax levy. Maguire compared the district’s fund balance to an individual’s savings account. If one uses that savings account to pay ongoing expenses, like monthly fuel or electric bills, it will “create problems down the road” in the event of an additional unanticipated cost or when the savings run out. To address that, Maguire is “implementing cost containment strategies” or figuring out what is driving the district’s expenditures with the goal of reducing costs through efficiencies. The dwindling fund balance is not a pressing issue in the upcoming budget, Maguire said.

The district’s employee health insurer, Superintendent Roger Clough said, has pledged not to increase premiums, though the current contract allows the insurance company to increase premiums with 60 days notice. When asked if staff could be required to shoulder the increase, Clough said, no, staff pays a fixed percentage of health care costs under their contract. The district would be largely responsible to pay for the increase. Any changes to that percentage would have to be written into the contract. The contract is currently under negotiation, Clough said. Also discussed was the need to plan for facility maintenance or building repairs. Rockwell recommended that the board of education bring the community in on discussions about building projects or any other large expenses, early in the process. “It’s important for people to have a voice,” Rockwell said. Townsend School repairs and upgrades have been placed on the back burner, as have gymnasium floor repairs, classroom lighting and repairs to locker rooms. WCS BOE President

SUNY Delhi Accepting Proposals for Remodeling Projects SUNY Delhi will accept proposals for remodeling projects for the 2018-2019 academic year. Acceptable projects include garages and building additions, concrete and masonry work and interior remodeling. Projects located within a five mile radius of the SUNY Delhi campus are strongly preferred, however opportunities up to eight miles outside of this range may also be considered. Projects are selected for their

educational value with ranked priority given to construction for non-profit organizations, individual homeowners, and commercial enterprises. In return for construction services, the nonprofit organization or private owner contributes to the residential construction program 25% of the cost of the installed materials. Commercial enterprises and/or business ventures shall contribute 30% of the cost of the installed materials. The

WALTON - The cyber world isn’t just one of ease and convenience. Like any high-traffic area, the conglomeration of people and personalities with access to the internet can be dangerous. To reinforce the message, Walton Central School (WCS) hosted a “Net Smartz Workshop for Internet Safety” on Thursday, March 1. David DeCelle, community educator for the National Center for Missing and Exploited

Children, presented educational seminars throughout the day. WCS students in kindergarten through grade 12, divided into groups appropriate to their ages, were lectured on topics from cyberbullying to sexting. Although parents and community members were urged and invited to attend, the session offered Thursday evening at the high school was unattended. Clough was motivated to host the seminar, he said, because, “Kids are on social media all of the time. We deal with a lot of issues with social media, the internet and phones.”

As do many other districts, WCS has policies in place on bullying, cyber-bullying and cellphone use, all of which can be found on the school’s website: There are three more student and community educational sessions scheduled to be held at the WCS Stockton Avenue campus: a presentation on drug addiction on April 10, a mental health session on May 16 and an alcohol and safe decisions presentation on May 30. For more information about the upcoming presentations, visit

College News State University of New York at Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath announced that 1,611 students were named to the fall 2017 semester dean’s list. Dean’s list students have earned a grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher for that semester out of a possible 4.0, while carrying a full-time minimum course load of at least 12 credit hours. Attaining dean’s list status at Fredonia was Kelly Ann Bernard, Stamford. The following students at the Rochester Institute of Technology made the dean’s list for the fall semester: Vincent Milone of Stamford, who is in the business administration-accounting program, and James Martin of Margaretville, who is in

the business administrationaccounting program. Degreeseeking undergraduate students are eligible for dean’s list if their GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” “D” or “F” and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours. The following students have graduated from Clarkson University: Meghan Leigh Voorhees of Stamford received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, and Caleb Joseph Todd of Fleischmanns, received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. Benjamin Sandman of Delhi was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa

Ronda Williams suggested undertaking “smaller” projects by budgeting for them annually instead of waiting for them to become larger issues. These would still receive building aid, but not require to go out to bond. Maguire said that though smaller projects present their own challenges, that it is a good strategy. A small-scale repair or upgrade project is not yet included in the upcoming budget.

It is anticipated that a preliminary 2018-19 budget will be released at the board of education’s April 17 meeting. The next regularly scheduled Walton Central School BOE meeting is scheduled for tonight, March 13 at 6 p.m. There will be a public hearing on the 2018-19 budget on May 1 at 7 p.m. with a vote on the budget to be held on May 15 at the WCS School Bus Garage from noon to 9 p.m.

Dr. Seuss Celebrated

final selection of the annual project is made by a committee that consists of the residential construction faculty. For an information packet and application, call SUNY Delhi’s Residential Construction program at 607-746-4084. Completed applications must be submitted by April 16. A project selection for September construction is anticipated to be made by June 15.

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Townsend Elementary Schoolon North Street in Walton.

Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Sandman was initiated at Oregon State University. The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Wells College for the fall 2017 semester: Victoria Perry of Sidney. Perry, class of 2021, is a graduate of Sidney Senior High School. Nathan Pieper of Walton, class of 2019, is majoring in business and is a member of the men’s soccer team. He is a graduate of Walton Central School. The dean’s list consists of students who earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for at least 12 hours of coursework in a given semester.

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For 21 years, Townsend School in Walton has celebrated Read Across America Day by reading Dr. Seuss books on his birthday, March 2. In this picture, Sadie DeGRaw, Tripp Taylor and Graham Jackson happily participate.


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JAC Gallery 12th Annual ‘Student Art Showcase’

Drawing the Line: Maps of Delaware County

Exhibit Opening ~ Wine & Cheese Reception

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The 2017 student art showcase at the JAC Gallery. 2018 is the Jericho Arts Council Gallery’s 12th year exhibiting art work done by area high school students. The show features 60 pieces of art (2-D and 3-D) from Afton, BainbridgeGuilford, Hancock, Sidney and Unatego. The show opens on March 17, noon until 2 p.m. There will be light refreshments and many of

the student artists will be present. The Gallery will re-open March 24 from 6 until 9 p.m. and Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29, from 3-6 p.m. The JAC Gallery is on the second floor of town hall, 15 North Main Street, Bainbridge.

NY Grown & Certified Grants - Informational Meeting Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County’s Mariane Kiraly, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County’s Laura Biasillo for an overview and discussion on the NY Grown & Certified Program. Currently the following commodities are eligible for enrollment: dairy, produce, maple syrup, beef, pork, Christmas trees, poultry, eggs and shellfish. Find out the eligibility requirements for your commodity as well as cost-share grants that are available to help farms reach the eligibility requirements related to food safety. This branding program from NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets will showcase farms utilizing the highest levels of environmental sustainability and food safety risk mitigation

techniques. The meeting will be Thursday, March 22 at the Sidney Library, 8 River Street, Sidney in the Smart Community Room from noon-3 p.m. Snacks and light refreshments will be served. For more information and to register online visit reg. Preregistration is requested to ensure accommodations are adequate and the correct number of handouts are available. Questions can be directed to Laura Biasillo, 607-5845007 or email Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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Delaware County Map. Beers Atlas. 1869. A new exhibit will open March 16 at the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA). The exhibit will display a sampling of the DCHA historic map collection from c.1800 through the 1960s. Also some surveyor’s tools will be displayed. Maps are powerful and engaging forms of visual communication. They show us our world,

and the myriad smaller places within it. Maps fulfill a multitude of functions, and are used for a variety of purposes. Political maps, railroad maps, geological survey maps, waterway maps; maps are irresistible and invaluable resources for learning about our environment. Admission to the opening reception and to the exhibit in the

Elijah Thomas Gallery is free. The exhibit will be displayed until May 11, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call DCHA at 607746-3849, email or at DCHA is 2.5 miles north of the village of Delhi on State Highway 10.

Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Rummage Sale The Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will host a rummage sale Saturday, March 17, the proceeds of which will benefit our community’s homeless companion animals. The sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the United Ministry Church basement on Delhi’s Court House Square. Items will include housewares, dishes, books, videos, collect-

ibles, flea market items, toys, games, and more. Paws Café will offer baked goods and hot and cold beverages. Baked goods may be dropped off Friday, March 16 or the morning of Saturday, March 17. Donations can be dropped off at the United Ministry Church between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 and

Thursday, March 15. Clean and working items only and no clothing, TVs or computers. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information, contact Barbara Kaplan at 607-7462515 or 607-437-1895; email All proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Central Delaware County, Inc.

Mountainside Auxiliary to Host Blood Drive March 23 The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host a Red Cross blood drive on Friday, March 23 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Mountainside. Blood donors must be over the age of 17. For specific eli-

gibility questions commonly asked by individuals who are considering donating blood are asked to contact the American Red Cross Donor and Client Support Center at 800-733-2767 (800-RED CROSS) or

Potential donors are encouraged to call the toll-free number or visit the website to schedule an appointment. A blood donor app can be downloaded from the Red Cross website. Walk-ins are also welcome. For further information please contact Eleanor Aulino at 845 586-4028. Mountainside is located at 42158 State Route 28, Margaretville.


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Writers Unbound: WIMs’ Fifth Annual Catskills Literary Festival Writers in the Mountains (WIM) invites authors residing in, working in, or otherwise connected to the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions to a literary arts and community event and celebration called Writers Unbound, the fifth in a series of annual literary festivals. The event will take place again at the Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, on Sunday, April 29 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. As has been the case for the past four years, regional and other authors who have a connection to the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley are invited to sell books, promote and network with fellow writers, publishing professionals and reading audiences. The program includes poetry and fiction readings; keynote speaker Jan Albert; a panel on current publishing news and trends, a presentation on illustration by local children’s book author Durga Yael Bernhard, and some well-kept surprises. A light breakfast will be served for participants the day of the event. The fee for authors is $35. Mail the registration form from with your check to: Writers in the Mountains, P.O. Box 474 Roxbury, NY 12474, by April 15. Admission to the general pub-


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lic is free. WIM: Random Context, A Literary Salon Writers in the Mountains (WIM) has announced the launch of Random Context, a new, informal literary salon, which will be held quarterly at Union Grove Distillery at the junction of Routes 28 and 38 in Arkville. The inaugural Random Context event is Sunday, March 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. Writers are welcome to come and read poetry or excerpts from their novels, short fiction, essays, or other nonfiction pieces in the front room of the Union Grove Distillery. This event will feature poet and nonfiction writer Anique Sara Taylor. The rest of the afternoon will be filled with fiveminute open-mic slots. Come read and listen - interested listening non-writers are welcome. Union Grove’s craft cocktails, craft beers, and chips will be available for purchase. For more information on either event, consult, email or call 607-434-5917. Writers in the Mountains is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation, and sharing of creative writing.

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Seeds available at the Community Seed Swap, March 17 at Bushel, Delhi. Bushel will host its annual community seed swap on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bushel is located at 84 Main Street, ground floor, in Delhi. The swap is free and open to the public. Bring open-pollinated, nonGMO, heirloom seeds and take home something new, unusual, and hardy to our region. Packets, label forms, and supplies will be provided. There will be plenty of extra seed that need to meet soil, so even if you don’t have seeds to swap, come by and pick up packets of seeds to put in the ground this season. Gardeners are urged participate in the seed swap to help

‘A Good Run’ and Its Author At Franklin Railroad Museum March 17 A children’s book, titled “A Good Run,” written by former Franklin resident Judy Smith and illustrated by her son, Andy Smith, has recently been released. The book allows its readers to follow the production of maple syrup, from the point of view of a single droplet of maple tree sap.

On Saturday, March 17 from 1-3 p.m., Smith will be at the Franklin Railroad and Community Museum, 572 Main Street, Franklin, to sign copies of the book, which is also available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Book-A-Million. Fresh syrup and other maple products will be available at the museum for purchase as well.

protect local plant diversity, improve food security, and develop hardy, heirloom seeds for our region. New this year at the seed swap: the ask-a-farmer advice table, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring gardening questions and a local farmer will have the answers. Treadlight Farm will be on hand to tell how to plan and plant ornamentals in the

garden, and Berry Brook Farm will help schedule vegetable plantings and show how to start plants from seed. On view in the gallery at BUSHEL through April 1: Michael Milton’s ‘Guide Lines.’ BUSHEL is a nonprofit, volunteer-led, mixed-use space dedicated to art, agriculture, and action, 84 Main Street, Delhi;

Enjoy Pancakes with the Easter Bunny in Andes The Presbyterian Church of Andes will host a meal of pancakes, sausages, maple syrup,and more Easter bunny favorites on Saturday, March 24 between 4 and 7 p.m. There will be photo opportunities as well as social interac-

tion with the Easter Bunny for folks of all ages. Funds raised will support local youth ministries. All are invited; for more information contact Kari Haugeto, 845-676-4694.


March 13, 2018

The Reporter


Delaware County Sheriff Rebuffs Governor’s Recreational Marijuana, Bail Reform Efforts

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Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond, along with other county sheriffs and representatives, attended the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Lobby Day in Albany on March 6. By Lillian Browne DELHI - Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond was in Albany on March 6 to lobby, alongside approximately 20 of his statewide colleagues or their representatives, for changes in the state’s proposed budget. DuMond met with Assemblyman David Weprin, Chairman of the Assembly Corrections Committee; Public Safety Secretary Richard White; Senate Election Committee Chairman Fred Akshar; Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and others to advocate on behalf of the New York State Sheriff’s Association (NYSSA) on different issues and topics, including recreational marijuana, bail reform, mental health treatment assistance, civil asset forfeiture laws, state-ready inmate transportation reimbursements and more. DuMond asked legislators to oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana, because, he said, it has been “proven by experts” to be a “gateway drug.” NYSSA, he said, lobbied against legalization based upon the “implosion” in Colorado communities, where sales tax revenues, he said, are being spent on law enforcement efforts. As an example, DuMond said, there has been a massive increase in drug-induced traffic fatalities in places where recreational marijuana has become legal. “We don’t feel like its a good idea,” DuMond said. Governor Cuomo claims to be a champion of opiate reform, DuMond said, speaking on behalf of NYSSA, yet he is encouraging the legalization of another mind-altering substance. Proposed bail reform mea-

sures that would allow the custodial release of those accused of a non-violent felony are also being staunchly opposed by DuMond and his colleagues. “We believe existing bail guidelines are sufficient,” DuMond said. “Bail guidelines are not abused in upstate New York like they are in New York City. We are being asked to pay the price for downstate mistakes.” There is a “major” opiate problem in Delaware County, DuMond said, and arrests for those types of crimes are not considered violent offenses. Police invest months in investigating those crimes, and he is fearful, he said, that if those accused of those crimes are let go without bail, that they will either return to illicit or criminal activity or flee. If that happens, DuMond said, law enforcement officers will spend a lot of time “chasing” people with warrants. DuMond also called for resources and dollars to be allocated to mental health needs of inmates. NYSSA suggests the state facilitate the opening of a hospital or take other action to get prisoners suffering from mental health issues the help they need. The Governor’s proposed budget also calls for the elimination of personnel reimbursement costs for the transportation of county inmates to state prisons, which NYSSA also opposes. Should that measure take effect, DuMond said, it would, in effect, result in another unfunded state mandate. DuMond also personally advocated for the funding of school resource officers. Downstate schools, DuMond said, already have armed police officers in schools and residents there, he

said, are objecting to the presence of additional armed officers. However, DuMond said, that is not the case in areas like Delaware County, where there is one assigned school resource officer who divides their time between the BOCES Masonville campus and the Sidney School District. “To make a true difference, every school building should have a professional trained police officer present. Not as a mean of militarization; but to be an integral part of the school community to build relationships with students and staff as a preventative measure, to prevent acts of violence and school shootings from happening,” DuMond said. DuMond also opposed the Governor’s effort to reform civil asset forfeiture laws under which seized assets of a convict are sold or used to benefit law enforcement. “We believe it is important to supplement the sheriff’s drug enforcement budget with those assets,” DuMond said. The money is used to purchase needed equipment and provide training for drug enforcement officers and operations. The Governor, DuMond said, wants drug dealers to get their money back - or possibly turn it over to the state rather than allow the local law enforcement agency to retain it. “We believe the current standard is sufficient,” DuMond said. Upstate law enforcement agencies should not have to continue paying for systematic downstate problems, he said. DuMond deemed the annual lobby-day a success, with at least one-third of his counterparts representing their home counties. -

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A two-car motor vehicle accident on Route 10 in front of Saputo Dairy in Delhi occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Although one of the vehicles was on its side, according to a Delhi Fire Department member on the scene, there were no serious injuries.

BOCES Masonville Campus Evacuated After Bomb Threat Note Discovered By Lillian Browne MASONVILLE The DCMO BOCES Masonville campus was evacuated on Tuesday, March 6, immediately prior to school dismissal, after a “concerning” note was discovered, according to BOCES Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Michael MacDonald. Students were evacuated without delay, MacDonald said, as the timing of the discovery of the note coincided with scheduled dismissal. Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond confirmed that a threatening note was found in a boys’ bathroom, though no specifics were contained in the note. DuMond stated that he did not feel there was an imminent threat to the school or the student body. However, he said, New York State Police bomb sniffing canines were called to the campus. Late Tuesday, Interim Director Career and Technical Education Steve Perrin and Director Special Education Patti Gallaher posted a letter to parents on

the BOCES website stating: “At approximately 1:30 p.m., the DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus in Masonville was evacuated. A note was found indicating a bomb threat to the building. Our Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputy SRO was on campus and New York State Police were contacted and responded immediately. Students and staff were evacuated per procedure and students were dismissed to their district transportation. Following the search, the building was declared safe at 4 p.m. The administration of DCMO BOCES and local law enforcement agencies are taking this event very seriously. If anyone has information regarding the person responsible for leaving the note, please contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s tip line at 607832-5555 extension 0. School has returned to normal operation. Counselors and administrative staff will be available to assist students who wish to talk about their concerns or fears regarding this issue. Your children’s safety is our primary concern. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns: 607-865-2547.”

Police Blotter Incidents published in the Police Blotter come directly from reports provided by local law enforcement agencies. These reports are a record of the actions taken on a given day by these agencies. Nothing in the published blotter should be construed as a finding of guilt.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

• Susan Murdock, 70, of Harpersfield, was arrested on March 6 and charged with driving while intoxicated following police response to a vehicle off the roadway on Hornbeck Road in

Harpersfield. She was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge in Harpersfield Town Court at a later date. • Christopher Luyster, 19, Ronkonkoma, was arrested on March 1 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, following a traffic stop on state

Sidney Man Arrested For DWI Following Snowmobile Accident

MASONVILLE – passerby, who was Kyle R. McLaughlin, also on a snowmo31, of Sidney, was bile, put McLaughlin arrested March 10 at on his snowmobile about 12:24 a.m., by and brought him to New York State Police the golf course to at Sidney with misdemeet with EMTs. meanor Operating a McLaughlin was Snowmobile While Kyle R. transported to a local Under the Influence of McLaughlin hospital to be treated for Alcohol. his injuries and agreed to McLaughlin was discovered submit to a blood test. by a passerby after he crashed He was issued an appearance his snowmobile in the area of the Hardwood Hills Golf ticket and is scheduled to apCourse on State Highway 8 in pear in the town of Masonville the town of Masonville. The Court on March 27.

Route 17 in Colchester. He was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge in Colchester Town Court at a later date. • Justin Burroughs, 32, Grand Gorge, was arrested on March 11 on a Gilboa Town Court warrant for a charge of second-degree criminal contempt. Deputies turned Burroughs over to the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Department for processing. • A 17-year-old Hamden youth was arrested on March 10 and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and driving with no head lamps, following a traffic stop on Stockton Avenue, Walton. The driver was issued appearance tickets to answer the charges in Walton Village Court at a later date.

Walton Police Department

• A 16-year-old was arrested on Feb. 17 and charged with fourthdegree criminal mischief and sent to the Delaware County Jail on $250 cash bail or $500 bond. • A 16-year-old was arrested on Feb. 19 and charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, one count of seconddegree criminal trespass and one count of second-degree assault, and sent to the Delaware County

Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. An order of protection was issued to the alleged victim. • Thomas L. Demann Jr., 61, Walton, was arrested on March 1 and issued a criminal summons charging him with second-degree harassment. He is scheduled to answer the charge on March 19 in Walton Village Court. • Samuel C. Blitman, 21, of Sayville, was arrested on March 4 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and speed in zone. He was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charges on March 19. • Kami Palmer-Wright, 41, Walton, was arrested on March 6 and charged with petit larceny. • David D. Gransbury, 57, Walton, was arrested on March 10 and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny. He was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charges in Walton Village Court.

Sidney Police Department

• Delphina Vance, 38, Sidney, was arrested on March 5 for failure to pay a fine. • Daniel Spindler, 43, Sidney Center, was arrested on March 6 on a warrant. • Nathan McDonald, 23, Sidney, was arrested on March 6 and

charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

New York State Police

• Robert J. Stutzer, 38, Stamford, was arrested by Sidney State Police in following a traffic stop on state Route 30 in Roxbury, and charged with speeding, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless driving and driving without a license. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail, awaiting a court appearance. • Daniel P. Schultz, 55, Margaretville, was arrested on Feb. 28 by Margaretville State Police following a traffic stop on state Route 28 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe tires, operating a motor vehicle without a license and unlawful possession of marijuana. • Jeffrey Warren, 56, Margaretville, was arrested by Oneonta State Police on March 8 and charged with prohibited sale of alcoholic beverage. • Joshua A. Flores, 29, Providence, R.I., was arrested by Stamford State Police on March 10 and charged with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on state Route 23 in Roxbury.

March 13, 2018


The Reporter

Halcottsville St. Paddy’s Parade Raises Funds For Historic Red Firehouse

By Rosie Cunningham HALCOTTSVILLE - The Halcottsville Fire Department (HFD) hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday and the proceeds will go to restore a historic building. “The proceeds from the parade and the day’s events will go towards the restoration of the historic Wawaka Hose red firehouse,” said HFD member John Downey, who is one of the leads in the restoration effort. “So far, we have raised $60,000 approximately and we have a goal of $80,000 to go.” HFD was founded in 1910 as Wawaka Hose Company, named after the lake. Currently known as Halcottsville Fire Department, which operates three

pieces of apparatus which include an engine, a tanker and a brush truck. The annual parade began its route along Halcottsville Road (Main Street) promptly at noon. After the parade, fire hall festivities included homemade chili and cornbread for all, as well as desserts and drinks. A 50/50 raffle was held, as well as two other raffles, one for a 49” LG smart TV and other electronics and the other for a handmade quilt, created by late Halcottsville resident Nancy Ericson. The HFD has approximately 12 active members and Downey said the Ladies Auxiliary are wonderful supporters of the department and play a big roll in the success of many events throughout the year. “Despite the cold, we had

a very decent turnout,” said Downey. Other area departments which joined the HFD in the parade included Margaretville, Roxbury, Fleischmann’s and Stamford, which brought their ladder truck. Boy and Girl Scout Troops, a local 4-H Chapter and additional participants took part in the event as well. Downey discussed why Wawaka is such a landmark in Halcottsville. “It is a beautiful little building which was on the verge of collapsing and we didn’t want that,” he said. “We want to turn the building into a community center and will be working with Middletown Historian Diane Galusha to incorporate local historical artifacts and photos.” According to Downey, the structure is approximately 15x30 and is two stories high. The first floor housed the fire trucks and the original hose guard is still in place. The upstairs served as a meeting room for the fireman. To meet community center standards for code, Downey said a new roof needs to be installed at Wawaka, as well as new windows and doors. A heating and electrical system will need to be implemented and additional

indoor and outdoor improvements will be necessary. Some of the funding so far has been in part to grants received by the O’Connor Foundation as well as other avenues. “What I have learned about Halcottsville is that the commu-

nity we live in is very giving and I am confident we will meet our goal,” said Downey. Visit the Halcottsville Fire Department Facebook page for more information or to donate to the rehabilitation of the historic structure.

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The Wawaka firehouse is a historic structure in the town of Halcottsville. The local fire department is looking to restore the building into a community center.

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Autumn Sarter, from Denver, and her dad Sean, are waiting to march in the annual Halcottsville Fire Department’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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Natalia Camillone was bundled up by her mom, Katie, to brave the low 30s temperature.

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The color guard passes in front of the HFD’s Grange Hall building.

Full House SMACKED Walton Theatre Sunday Afternoon “SMACKED…..Heroin Addiction and Recovery in Rural America” played to a packed house at the Walton Theater Sunday afternoon. The large attendance was partly due to the efforts of its creators, Lillian Browne and Jessica Vecchione, to spread the word on social media. It also shows that the film’s topic spoke to the fears, frustration and questions the community has about the crisis that has befallen the area. Browne and Vecchione took a complex and emotionallycharged topic and brought it to the community thoughtfully, compellingly and honestly. There is no sugar-coating the issue, but there are messages of optimism. The videography is exceptional, giving the viewer a bird’seye view of the beauty of the

Catskill Mountains, a stark contrast to the raw and often heartbreaking interviews in the film. Countless hours were spent interviewing recovering addicts, people in law enforcement and healthcare, and individuals who have devoted their lives to helping those who suffer from the illness of addiction. Many of those interviewed hold positions in recovery programs and agencies; many are addicts in recovery - others have lost someone to addiction. Why do they tell their stories? When posed this question, most responded that they hoped their story will illicit change and save lives. The film is divided into three sections: Recovery, Law Enforcement and Healthcare. By focusing on people rather than statistics, the realities of the neg-

ative impact that addiction has on individuals, families and the community was brought home. The women interviewed in prison could be anyone’s daughter, sister or mother. One young mother discussed her decision to place her child for adoption. In Delaware County, over half the children currently in foster care have addicted parents. A recurring theme throughout the production was the stigma attached to addiction. It is a disease, but one where the afflicted can be punished or refused treatment. It has been a “dirty little secret,” which has prevented open discussions. Many addicts do not seek help because they are afraid they will be ostracized. Families who have lost children to an overdose struggle to come to terms with feelings of guilt and shame.

SMACKED also brings up the question - who is responsible for addiction…..the individual, the community or pharmaceutical companies? It is evident that all must accept a certain level of responsibility. The United States has developed into a culture that avoids suffering at all costs, therefore it is a nation that consumes huge quantities of drugs. During World War II, it was considered honorable to suffer through adversity. There will always be temptations and barriers to overcome, but children need to be taught to respond appropriately with help from supportive communities and realistic addiction education. It is easier to prevent addiction than to treat it, which involves reaching out to the isolated and disenfranchised.

Browne and Vecchione hope the film will start a community dialog that will lead to change. “Smack” is a slang word for heroin, but a “smack” can also be a wake-up call. This movie is about heroin addiction but it is also a call to arms. Its carefully crafted interviews and professional videography could be the catalyst communities need. It is a gift, two years in the making, that should not be overlooked. The next showing of SMACKED! will be at the Roxbury Arts Group on March 24 and 25 at 5 p.m. The film will be available for several months FOR use at community events. To arrange a screening, contact Browne or Vecchione. This fall, the movie will be released online.



March 13, 2018

The RepoRTeR

Crouch Calls on Governor to Restore Original Medical Leave To Veterans Nothing Runs Like a Deere®

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch called on the governor March 2 to restore the original eight days of paid medical leave to combat veterans that was removed by a new bill (A.8941), and that had previously been passed by both houses of the Legislature last year. Last year’s bill would only be signed into law by the governor on the contingency that the Legislature repass the legislation this year, removing three days of medical leave, dropping the benefit from eight to five days. The Legislation states that these sick leave days are to be

used for any and all periods of absence during which an individual utilizes health care services directly related to his or her military service. Crouch has been vocal about his concerns with this cut and stated his grievances about the issue. “It appears the Governor wants to save money for his $168 billion budget at the expense of our veterans,” said Crouch. “Last year, both houses of the Legislature passed a bill almost identical to this. Unfortunately, the governor thought we provided too much time to the brave men and women who served

our country. I find it disgraceful that he would reduce the medical leave these brave men and women so rightfully earned. I strongly encourage the governor to reconsider his decision; I will continue to fight him on this and will not stop until the original eight days are restored.” Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch represents the 122nd Assembly District, which includes Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego counties. For more information, visit Assemblyman Crouch’s official website.

Consumer Alert: Listeria Contamination in Maiden’s Creamery Wild Meadow Raw Goat Milk Cheese New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball warns consumers not to consume The Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” raw goat milk cheese made by Mark Harvey, 1277 Copes Corner Road, South New Berlin, due to possible Listeria contamination. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this product. The product is packaged in various sizes of sealed flexible plastic packaging, displaying the plant number 36-1315, with a code of 101. The consumer alert affects all packages with this code. This product was sold at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, 101 Main Street, Cooperstown, in late December 2017 and early January 2018 and at the Sunflower Natu-

ral Foods Market, 75 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, starting on Jan. 10. A routine sample of the cheese, taken by an inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on Feb. 20, 2018, was subsequently tested by the New York State Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On Feb. 23,

the manufacturer was notified of a preliminary positive test result and voluntarily recalled the product from its customers. Test results were confirmed on March 2. The cheese will be destroyed by the manufacturer. Listeria-contaminated product may cause Listeriosis, a disease that usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals; however, in immunecompromised individuals, meningitis and blood poisoning can occur. Pregnant women are also considered a high-risk group, as Listeriosis can also result in stillbirths. Consumers with questions about the recalled product can contact Mark Harvey at 607859-2227.

The Reporter welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should not exceed 300 words; letters must include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification, but only the writer’s name and town of residence will be printed. No more than two submissions within 30 days will be considered for publication. Letters to the editor are not to be used as a community calendar. The Reporter reserves the right to edit letters for length and / or content. Letters deemed inappropriate will be rejected. Endorsement letters for political candidates are not accepted and are considered paid advertisements. A paid endorsement notice can be purchased in three sizes: 50 words or less for $15; 51-175 word endorsement - $50 or 176-300 words for $75. Submit letters by email to editor@The-Reporter. net or by U.S. mail to 97 Main St., #5, Delhi, NY 13753

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 coverage presents a clear summary of where

he stands on various issues and how he wants to improve CD19. Forward Friday is a nonpartisan group focused on the future of the NY19 congressional district. We invite all in Delaware County to become involved by attending our remaining meet-n-greets with primary candidates Anto-

nio Delgado on March 10 from 3-5 p.m., Jeff Beals on March 24 from 10 a.m. 1 p.m., Brian Flynn on March 31 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Pat Ryan April 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All events take place in Delhi Village Hall. BONNIE SEEGMILLER DOWNSVILLE

Are You Not… Did You Not… Will You Not By Pastor Larry Light

Solution to last week’s puzzle on page 9.

King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah were outnumbered 3 to 1. Three armies - the Moabites and Ammonites and Meunites - came to make war against them. The enemy is referred to as “a vast army.” King Jehoshaphat was alarmed, but did something very wise. He “resolved to inquire of the Lord.” He proclaimed a fast for Judah, gathered the people together and they sought God’s help. Jehoshaphat stood up in the temple of the Lord and began to pray: “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven?” Phrase #1: “are you not.” Jehoshaphat acknowledged and affirmed who God really is. “Are you not” the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand. No one can withstand you. When life crashes in on us and we become alarmed and afraid, the best thing we can do is to turn

to God above and cry out to Him for help. Turn to the One who can be your security in your times of insecurity. Jehoshaphat continued praying. Phrase #2: “did you not.” Jehoshaphat began to recall how God had helped them in the past. O our God, “did you not” drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? Here’s another insight. When tough times come, remember the times God has helped you in the past. We can find encouragement from previous victories. They become stepping stones for the next battle. Jehoshaphat also reminded God about His promise to give them the Promised Land. O our God, “did you not” …give it forever to the descendants of Abraham? Recall God’s promises when the enemy of your souls seeks to displace the blessings God wants you to have. Phrase #3: “will you not.” Jehoshaphat then appealed to God’s character. O our God,

“will you not” judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. When we appeal to God’s character, we lean into His mercy, His grace, His goodness and His favor. The turning point in a battle is when we implore God to intervene in our situation and circumstance. God supernaturally defeated the enemy. The enemy soldiers turned on each other. Three simple phrases: “are you not,” “did you not” and “will you not.” The first acknowledges who God is. The second helps us remember all He has done for us and what He has promised us. The third appeals to His character to come to our aid. 2 Chronicles 20:15 says, “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” Let Him fight your battles! Larry Light, Pastor, New Hope Community Church, Walton; 607-865-5436. Sources: Rick Warren, 2 Chronicles 20.

March 13, 2018

Sports Reporter The Reporter


DA Girls Crush Eldred, Cruise to State Semis By Rosie Cunningham

NEWBURGH — The Delaware Academy girls rolled over Eldred handily with a 51-29 win in the State Class D Quarterfinal Saturday. Despite the commanding win, the game overall was not pretty. It was heavily physical, there were many fouls - some of which were called, but more were not called, many turnovers, missed gimme layups and a shocking amount of jump balls. Delaware Academy (23-2) led Eldred 14-10 after the first quarter, then broke it open with a 12-3 second quarter. Eldred began to gain momentum but DA’s Olivia Wakin’s bucket with 1:20 left in the second quarter was a momentum killer. The Bulldogs stretched the advantage with a 26-13 lead at the break. It was the third quarter and DA’s defense and hustle left no question as to who would win the ball game. Standout offensive and defensive player Anna Post opened the frame following the half and Wakin followed suit with a jumper (32-14). Post was a challenge for the Eldred players to handle under the rim as she plays with a toughness that can’t be taught. DA’s Brenna Gioffe netted two foul shots to stretch the lead to 35-14 and Kaitlynn Finch converted a steal into a layup with 3:14 left

in the third. Eldred scored for the first time in the third quarter with less than one minute left (3816) and the Bulldogs would take the floor for the fourth quarter with a 40-19 lead and there was no looking back. The scoring was evenly distributed among DA. Post dropped 13 points and had nine boards, Wakin finished with 12 points and five steals, Finch produced nine buckets and seven steals, while guard Logan Bruce tallied eight points, 10 assists and five steals for the winning team. Brooke DeGiulio led Eldred with 13 points and Rachel O’Hagen added 12 points, while Hailee Kolvenbach tallied eight points, respectively in the loss. “Defensively, we played well as a team, great rotation out of our traps,” said DA Coach Todd Bruce following the match. “The squad combined for a total of 23 steals. Olivia, Finch and Bruce led us on the defensive end with great ball pressure. Anna Post and Brenna Gioffe did a great job on help-side defense and hitting the boards.” “Overall, it was definitely the most physical game all year long. There was a lot of banging going on out on the floor, but we didn’t back down, and finally settled in after halftime,” Bruce continued. “We can play that type of game if needed, but I thought we were the more talented basketball team once we

decided to relax, handle their physical style and get out in transition.” The DA girls will face Moriah (Section VII) in the NYS Class D State Semifinals Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College. “Moriah was in the State Final Four last year and they definitely have the experience,” said Bruce of the match-up. “In watching video, they are a very solid team, with two very talented players - McKenzie Sprague, and Madison Olcott. They like to play a lot of manto-man and run a very efficient half court motion offense. I feel we will need to settle in early, get some easy buckets to loosen us up, and if we play relaxed and do the little details well, we have a solid shot at winning the semi’s. Once you get to this level, you have to play your best basketball, and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

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Anna Post, of Delaware Academy goes up for the shot Saturday against an Eldred defender.

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Delaware Academy guard Kaitlynn Finch dribbles the ball up the court.

Delaware Academy’s Olivia Wakin shoots over pressure in a 51-29 win in the State Class D Quarterfinal game.

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Delaware Academy’s Brenna Gioffe looks to post up against an Eldred defender Saturday in Newburgh.

Athlete of the Week

DELHI - Delaware Academy’s Olivia Wakin has been stepping up her game at a pivotal point in the season. Wakin led in scoring Saturday against Eldred and Delhi handily defeated the squad with a 51-29 win in the state Class D quarterfinal. The senior tallied 12 points and contributed five steals in the victory. “Olivia is playing her best basketball of the season and Olivia Wakin she is stepping up when it counts most,” said DA Coach Todd Bruce. “In the last seven games, she has scored in double figures, but has also locked in on the defensive end, averaging about five steals a game over that span.” Wakin has size, athleticism and has the ability to run the floor and finish in transition. “She has had to change her game to fit our team this year and that transformation took some time (going from a forward to guard to fill a position),” said Bruce. “She has embraced the change, and has gotten more and more comfortable with this role as the season has progressed.” According to Bruce, Wakin has put in countless hours with travel AAU, open gyms and is a video guru as well. “She is known for watching film and spending the time off the court to make herself better on the court,” he said. “I am very proud of Olivia, and what she brings to our team. She is a tremendous young lady, who is charismatic and always loosens up the team with her personality.”

COOPERSTOWN — The Baseball Hall of Fame now has tickets on sale for the 10th annual “Hall of Fame Classic” game, which is planned for May 26. The tickets are available to the general public online or via phone. Visit, or call 877-726-9028. Hall of Fame members Rollie Fingers, Ozzie Smith, Randy Johnson, Phil Niekro and Tim Raines will be joined by an additional member and recently retired players, representing all 30 major league teams, in a seven-inning “Legends” game at historic Doubleday Field. The Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Ford Motor Company, will highlight a weekend of family entertainment programs designed to celebrate the timeless

connection of baseball across generations. It is fueled by Major League Baseball. Before the game, which will start at 1:05, there will be a home run contest. After the game will be “Kids Run the Bases,” when youngsters round third and head for the plate, which is a free event. On Friday from 4-7 p.m., the Cooperstown Classic Clinic will be a training event for youth ages seven to 12, where they can get hands-on tips from former major leaguers. This also is free, but pre-order is required by calling 607-547-0397. Other activities on the weekend include the annual “Night at the Museum” program, which begins at 6 p.m. Hall of Famers and other players will greet fans throughout the museum for two

hours. It is not an autograph session, but fans should bring their cameras to capture special memories. All tickets purchased online of via phone will be shipped starting Friday, April 27, and tickets purchased online prior to May 18 will be sent by mail. Tickets purchased between May 19-23 must be picked up at the Doubleday Field Will Call tent beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the game. Online tickets ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 23. On Sunday, Hall of Fame members and others will also be active in a golf outing on the Leatherstocking golf course. There will be a limited number of spots open for those who wish to play. If interested, call 607547-0310.

Delhi Pistols Earn First Win of Season The Delhi Pistol Club went into Friday’s match with visiting Sidney without a victory. They came out with an easy 1,071 (16X)-1,000 (8X) decision. Mabel Gutliph scored a 271 (5X), Tom Whittaker 271 (4X), Bob Anderson 268 (5X) and Fred Stanton 261 (2X). Jim Driscoll led Sidney at 272 (4X), Ernie Griswold had 263 (2X), Bruce Gerken 233 (2X) and David Short 232. Delhi’s record improved to 1-17 and Sidney fell to 8-10.

first place at 17-1, defeating host Oneonta, 1,106 (18X)-1,051 (16X). Justin McAdams topped the scoring at 281 (9X), followed by Glenn Bowker 281 (4X), Dennis Bennett 274 (1X) and Brian MacRabie 270 (4X). For Oneonta, Don Fleming shot 271 (7X), Scott May 268 (5X), Ken Soden 261 (2X) and Al Nichols 259 (2X). Oneonta is now 10-8.

Walton in week 18 stayed in

Stamford/Richmondville now

Also on the firing lines for Delhi were Rob Anderson, Cory Bene and Fred Robertson. Also shooting for Sidney was Mike Terzo.

Also on the firing lines for Walton were Dan Bennett, Bill McAdam, Kris Bowker, Samantha Bowker, Will Sulger and Helga Newman. Also shooting for Oneonta were Grant LaBarr, Charlie Rose, Glenn Sullivan, Ian Gallagher, Brad Osborn, Roland Groppe Jr. and Eric Groh.

has a 16-2 record after a 1,148 (31X)-1,068 (8X) win over Rockdale, which fell to 3-15. S/R’s Cliff Christman led all shooters on the night with a 280 (10X), Larry VanDeusen had 287 (10X), Harry Wyckoff 286 (7X) and Jim Hitt 286 (4X). Rockdale’s highs were Rick Braun 275 (3X), Tom Rees 268 (1X), Gerry Palmer 266 (1X) and Steve Ingalls 259 (3X). Also on the firing lines for S/R were Brian Righi, Nick Righi, Judy Wyckoff, Mark Gifford and Bill DeSilva. Also shooting for Rockdale were Michele Hartwell, Steve Castle, Eli Kelly, Joe Ocasio, Pat Hawkins and Wendy Conway.

Atoms End B-G Girls’ Basketball Season 14

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By Tom Coddington ONONDAGA HILL — Until this season very few people in New York State had heard about the Syracuse Academy of Science, a public charter school in Syracuse. Most recently, the Atoms were ranked fifth in Class C girls’ basketball. On Saturday, the BainbridgeGuilford Bobcats, who have been ranked first for most of the season, got a taste of how the Atoms play. The regional quarterfinal contest was a physical game, and both played well, but the Syracuse team emerged with a 62-57 victory, thanks in part to late free throws. B-G finished with a 22-2 record, with the only other loss having come early in the season at the hands of Delaware Academy, which now has reached the semifinal in Class D. The two squads swapped baskets early, but SAS took the lead midway through the first quarter, and at the break, the Section III champions had a 21-15 lead. The Bobcats made up the difference with a 10-1 run at the start

of the second stanza for the lead, but the Atoms battled back with eight points in succession. At the half, B-G had the 31-30 edge. Both teams had scoring runs in the third period and traded leads. Going into the final frame, the Bobcats had a 45-44 lead. SAS got the advantage early in the fourth quarter, with Xyel Bradford and Lyrik Jackson sinking goals from beyond the arc. The Bobcats did battle to within two points at 52-50 on baskets by Abigail Selfridge, but the Atoms again scored from “downtown” for a five-point edge. Again B-G battled back with two “treys” by Erica Selfridge around shortrange score by Megan Palmatier and tied the game at 55-55. A basket by SAS point guard Jackson was followed by three free throws by her teammate, Freey Pleasants. Erica Selfridge answered with a mid-range goal, but Pleasants sank two more from the charity stripe. The taller Atoms, particularly Pleasants and Alexius Pierce, controlled the boards for much of the game, but Abigail Selfridge did grab 13 for the Bobcats, and was the game’s high scorer with

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BIG DEFENSE — Bainbridge-Guilford’s Abigail Selfridge is swarmed by Syracuse Academy of Science defenders during the Bobcats’ seasonending 62-57 loss on Saturday.

23 points, while Erica Selfridge tallied 16. For SAS, Jackson, its shortest player, led the scoring with 20 points, with Pierce and Pleasants getting 12 apiece. The Atoms actually won the game at the foul line, scoring 15 for 18 and the Bobcats went 13 for 25. “Our season will not be defined by the outcome of the state quarterfinal,” remarked B-G Head Coach Bob Conway. “We had a great season, going 22-2, winning our fourth consecutive MAC title and winning Section IV. We were an undersized team that played with great passion and great heart! “The expectations were very high and we battled through the pressure, played hard, and stayed the course as a team! This was an exceptional year for these young athletes who showed their desire to excel, both on the court and on the academic front,” he stated. Only two of this year’s team will be graduating, Palmatier and Jillian Cannistra. Abigail Selfridge is a junior, sister Erica is a freshman and the other starter, Kori Thornton is a junior.

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DISAPPOINTMENT — B-G senior Megan Palmatier leads her team off the court after the Bobcats’ Saturday loss.

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SHOT IS UP — B-G’s Macie Leizear gets off a shot as Freey Peasants of SAS defends during the teams’ game on Saturday.

Manor Boys Bow by 2 in Regional Game BRENTWOOD — The Section IX champion Livingston Manor boys’ basketball made the trip to SUNY Suffolk last Monday for a game against perennial Section XI champion Bridgehampton. “Our boys came out shooting, scoring 17 points in the first quarter, but Bridgehamton’s quickness, and several second

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TRYING FOR A STOP — B-G’s Erica Selfridge defends against SAS’ Lyrik Jackson during Saturday’s state regional quarterfinal game.

and third shot opportunities gave us trouble,” commented the Wildcats’ Head Coach Adam Larson. “We are very proud of our efforts overall. The kids played hard and never gave up. The game was tied at 26-26 at the half and 37-37 after three,” he remarked. The game continued

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BATTLE FOR BALL — B-G’s Megan Palmatier fights for a ball with Diamonne Harris of SAS during Saturday’s game.

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to be a close one, and Bridgehampton won by a slim 50-48 decision. Larson added, “They shot 18 free throws to our two.” Allan Ward scored a teamhigh 19 points for LM, and Josh Evans hauled down 10 rebounds.






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Salley, McDonald and Herba Earn Accolades For SUNY Delhi Women’s Hoop VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) released last week its Women’s Basketball Division II AllAmericans and All-Academic Team. Sophomore Samiaya Salley (Highland Falls, NY / James I. O’Neill) was named an All-American for the second straight year, garnering her first-ever spot on the first team. Freshman Camryn McDonald (Springfield Gardens, NY / Grover Cleveland) received All-American honorable mention accolades. Junior Katie Herba (Perth, NY / Broadalbin-Perth) earned a spot on the All-Academic Team with a 3.63 GPA, majoring in Business and Technology Management. Coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz and her squad posted their best record in her threeyear run as head coach at 1713. Delhi wrapped things up at last weekend’s NIAC Tournament, where they routed Maine Fort Kent in the semifinals, 86-68, to face top-seeded Villa Maria in the league championship. The Vikings won the contest, 58-43. It marked the Broncos’ first season over .500 since the school transitioned to four-year athletics in 2015-16. Armed with a young squad of one junior, five sophomores and three freshmen, Delhi began the year with four straight wins, including defeating Villa Ma-

ria, 89-85, in their first season meeting, and were ranked in the top 15 in all eight USCAA Division II Coaches’ Polls. This is Salley’s second straight year being named a USCAA All-American after picking up honorable mention honors her freshman season. Finishing second in all USCAA in scoring with 23.8 ppg., Salley became SUNY Delhi’s all-time career leading scorer with 1,137 points. She passed the previous mark of 1,033 set by Jennifer LePinnet-Clark (2002-04). The sophomore guard was also just the second Bronco to reach 1,000 points, and the second to reach it in just two years. Salley was named the ACAA Player of the Year and All-ACAA First Team, while earning spots on the All-NIAC First Team and All-NIAC Tournament Team. She was twice named an ACAA Player of the Week. Some of Salley’s highlights this year included dropping a career-best 42 points on Central Penn in the team’s regular season finale on Feb. 17, and scoring the game-winning basket on a running jumper with 0.3 to play to beat SUNY Canton, 69-67, on Jan. 23. McDonald totaled 21 double-doubles, including one triple-double, to cap her freshman season. She averaged 13.7 ppg. and 13.0 rpg., ranking fifth in USCAA Divi-

sion II in rebounds and third on the team in scoring. The Springfield Gardens, NY native earned both USCAA and ACAA Player of the Week honors, and was named the ACAA Freshman of the Year and NIAC Co-Freshman of the Year. She was selected to the All-NIAC Second Team, while earning All-ACAA honorable mention. McDonald’s first-year highlights included her triple-double performance in Delhi’s 96-67 victory over Penn State Hazleton, recording 23 points, 25 rebounds and 11 assists. Herba stood as the Broncos’ leader in steals with 2.5 per game, as well as ranking second with 8.9 rpg. and 4.0 assists per game. The former transfer from Fulton-Montgomery C.C. was Delhi’s fourth-leading scorer with 9.8 ppg., and collected a season-high 20 points at Central Penn on Jan. 7, where she also had one of her eight doubledoubles with 10 rebounds. Herba was named to the AllACAA Second Team, as well as being named to the ACAA Honor Roll. The BroadalbinPerth graduate also plays for Coach Lauren Mackay on the women’s soccer team, where she was named both a USCAA National All-Academic and All-American Honorable Mention in November.

Broncos Take 11-6 Decision at Wells for Second Straight Win AURORA – In their first game back in New York state, the SUNY Delhi men’s lacrosse team traveled to Wells on Saturday, putting the Express on hold in a 11-6 victory. The Broncos won their second straight game to stand at 2-3, while handing Wells its first defeat of the season to stand at 2-1. After spending their spring break down south in balmy weather, the chilling, windy elements Saturday did little to freeze the Broncos off their winning path. Malik Talbert led the way with a hat trick, scoring Delhi’s first two goals of the contest, including breaking a

1-1 tie in the first quarter to put the Broncos ahead for good. Delhi took a 6-2 lead into halftime, and despite Wells scoring two straight to start the second half, the Broncos bounced back to lead by as much as five goals on two occasions. Brian Conti, John Rohan III and Brendan Scheeler each had two goals, with Rohan and Scheeler also tallying one assist. Scheeler scored both his goals in the second half. Ross Cange and Sean Tillman also had scores on the day. Goalie Eric Morse earned the win, notching 11 saves. SUNY Delhi outshot Wells,

31-24, while Mitch Spaziani won 11 face-offs for Delhi to the Express’ eight. The Broncos led, 27-24, on ground balls, converted 16-of-20 clear attempts and forced Wells into 19 turnovers. Saturday’s contest was the first for coach Sam Miller’s team since returning from a fourgame spring break trip down south last week. Playing teams such as Point (Ga.), Reinhardt (Ga.) and Tennessee Wesleyan, the trip culminated in an 8-7 win at Asbury (Ky.) on March 2. Delhi looks to continue its winning ways with a contest at SUNY Canton on Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.

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Samiaya Salley, Camryn McDonald and Katie Herba Earn Accolades for their work during the 2017-18 basketball season.

Cod’s Corner By Tom Coddington

We did not have this column last week, because what had been started got to be longer than had been anticipated. With three area teams still involved in intersectional action at the time, we tried to get info on their brackets to print and it turned out to be too cumbersome. It was great to see our two Midstate Athletic Conference girls’ teams advance to the regionals — Delaware Academy in Class D and Bainbridge-Guilford in Class C. It would be even better if they got to play back-to-back in the semifinals and championship games at Hudson Valley Community College, but that will not be the case. The Class C games are on Friday and Saturday, while the Class D games are on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, we will be getting into the state Scholar/ Athlete time soon. Yesterday (March 12) was the deadline for the New York State Public High School Athletic Associa-

tion (NYSPHSAA) to receive the forms. We don’t expect as many teams as we got in the fall, and only one of the few schools that has sent them has submitted two. We will get the photos in as they come. An article in this issue tells that SUNY Delhi, since its move to become a four-year school, has made new changes that will make it better for the athletes. In its new league, it will now have a chance to attract better studentathletes. As one can tell this year from reading stories in The Reporter this school year, the Broncos have some good ones already.

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Learn, Explore & Shop at Outdoor Expo in Delaware County Complimenting an array of outdoor enthusiast and sportsmen-focused vendors at the Walton Chamber of Commerce Inaugural All-Seasons Sportsmen’s Expo on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Walton, there will be a full day of free demonstrations, workshops, educational seminars and hands-on learning opportunities. • Free Fishing. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is sponsoring a free day of fishing on the West Branch of the Delaware River at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. License requirements are waived and DEC staff will be on hand, with fishing tackle, to teach anglers of all ages how to fish. • Creepy Crawlers, Stealthy Slitherers and Rascally Reptiles. SUNY Cobleskill Fisheries and Wildlife staff will display native reptiles and aquatic insects and talk about their habits and habitats as predator and prey, and what their presence means to ecological health and balance. • Casting 101. NYS Licensed Adventure Guide Brian Foster of Reel Catskills will give introductory hands-on fly fishing casting

lessons throughout the day. • All Tyed Up. NYS Licensed Adventure Guide Jeff Foster of Reel Catskills will give hands-on fly-tying demonstrations. Jeff will also discuss seasonal, typical hatches on the Upper West Branch of the Delaware River and its tributaries. • Vital Signs: Climate Change and Global Warming. Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District staff will discuss cyclical climate change, trends in global warming, what that means to the health and balance of the ecosystem and how it effects outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen. • Spanning a Lifetime. Industry experts will be on hand to talk about the lifespan of a deer and how to determine its age and health. • Dirty Rock and Roll. Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District staff will discuss weather event impacts, restoration projects and why dredging streams is no longer preferred as a means of flood prevention. Stream health and connectivity will be discussed using the West Branch of the Delaware River and its tributaries as examples. • Catskill Critters: Foxes

and Squirrels and Bears, Oh My! Walton resident and local author Leslie Sharpe will host a book signing, reading and discussion of The Quarry Fox and other Critters of the Wild Catskills, published in 2017, based upon her observations from her secluded, hilltop homestead. • KidFit - Wild, Whimsical, Wondering and Wandering. NYS Licensed Adventure Guide

Lillian Browne of Catskills Unleashed will lead kids of all ages on an introductory nature hike where they will learn plant and tree identification and learn how to use their imaginations to immerse themselves in and connect with nature. • Chasing Rainbows. Heralding from the Lake Ontario region, expert angler John Giovenco will provide a glimpse into the exciting and challeng-

ing world of steelhead trout and salmon fishing. Necessary tackle and equipment will be on display. Admission is $5; under 17 free. Vendor space available. Raffles and door prizes. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to reserve vendor space, visit All-Seasons Sportsmens Expo on Facebook, email sportsmensexpowalton@ or call 607-761-2670.

DEC Plans Upper Delaware Trout Fishery Meeting By Tom Coddington HANCOCK — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold a public meeting to outline plans for upcoming fisheries work on the Upper Delaware system tonight (March 13) from 6-7 at the Hancock Central School. The system is made up of the east and west branches of the river, which converge in Hancock to form the main stem of the Delaware River. At the meeting, biologists will

outline a comprehensive fisheries plan to assess the current status of the wild trout fishery. Developed by DEC and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the plan will be completed over the next three years. The plan includes survey activities such as monthly electrofishing, spring and fall redd counts (measures of trout spawning activity), Trout tagging and an angler creel survey. The purpose of this intensive effort is to gather information to develop a new fisheries management plan for the

trout fishery of the upper Delaware system. The meeting will offer anglers and the public the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming work and learn about how they can support the investigation plan. Copies of the fisheries investigation plan are available on the DEC website. Questions can be sent to Chris VanMaaren, DEC Region 4 fisheries manager at 65561 State Highway 10, Stamford, NY 12167, or emailed to


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Getting Even By Ryan Trapani My friend who introduced me to hunting many years ago would say something following hunting season that stuck with me: “Time to get even Trapani.” After a season of killing deer, he would turn to killing coyotes in order to “get even” or help out the deer population he recently helped plunder. Hunting was new to me and this made intuitive sense. We had just killed some deer and if we wanted to see more the next year, then eliminating or reducing their chief predator – the coyote – made sense. Using this logic, we were “getting even” by balancing previously killed deer with expected deer killed by coyotes. I think there might be some truth in this, but there exist other significant ways one can “get even” too. Instead of taking the rifle out to drop coyotes, maybe more benefit could come from dropping trees with the orange Husky chainsaw. During hunting season, deer expend a lot of energy – especially bucks – in pursuit of does. On the other hand, does expend energy too, in running from unwanted bucks. And then there is winter and all the cold weather and snow it brings with it. In addition, autumn’s apples, beechnuts, acorns or green grass have withered away offering deer nothing more than “browse.”

Nuthin’ to Eat but “Browse” Browse includes mostly twigs – mainly buds – from trees and shrubs within

If you weren’t aware, the Delhi American Legion has hospital equipment, beds, walkers, wheelchairs and bath chairs to loan out at no cost. Call Ron at 607-7463276 for more information. The Delaware Academy counseling office is collecting formal dresses. Donations of quality, new and “gently used” formal dresses and accessories allow young women to attend formal school occasions without worrying about the financial burden. Dresses, shoes and accessories will be free for all students, regardless of family income range. In addition to local donations, there will be donations from formal dress shops and related organizations. To donate, contact Michelle Cleveland at 746-1310. Dresses can be dropped off at the high school guidance office. Last week’s trivia question: How many years has the “Paws for a Cause” Rummage sale been taking place to benefit the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society? The 18th annual event will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. - 18 years of raising funds for the animals. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the church hall, in the basement, on Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Donations should be clean and in working order; clothing, TVs and computers are not accepted. Housewares, dishes, books, videos, collectibles, flea market items, toys, games, a bake sale and much more. Call Barb Kaplan at 607-746-2515 for more information. This week’s trivia question: Who will be the Grand Marshal at the ninth annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade? Don’t miss the parade on Saturday, March 24 at noon down Main Street. The Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce will host vendors on the square to add to the festivities. Community Volunteer of the week is Wendy Buerge of the Bovina Historical Society. Wendy and her group do a great job host-

Maybe you’re asking yourself why so much talk about satisfying the deer herd anyway; are these guys just managing for future deer to hunt? Well, in some ways, yes! But, when I look at the greater picture – or forest in this case – deer are most important to satisfy. If we don’t satisfy deer, or – to put it another way

– if deer go hungry, then forests go hungry too. In many areas of the Catskills, they already have. When there is too little to eat for the deer that exist, then deer literally eat everything up to 6 feet, which impacts all those other plants and wildlife that depend upon that forest layer to exist. Many sections of private land and state forest preserve have reached this low-lying plateau of understory barrenness. The deer have simply kept up with or eaten what few plants grow within reach. Hunting deer can help “get even” with their expected consumption of vegetation throughout the year, while hunting coyotes might serve the same function with expected predation throughout the year. But, cutting trees might be longer lasting since it both provides deer with food and escape cover from predators, which can benefit both the growth of forests and deer. After all, we humans contain the greatest ability to give back or “get even” by using our thumbs and experience to cast sunlight in the forest and get things growing again. In the absence of this artificial sunlight are more hungry deer staring at you through the house window, munching on your newly planted arborvitaes. The forest just isn’t providing the food anymore, while the roadsides, power-lines, and housing developments are ironically offering something to eat (accidentally). The forest can do better. Ryan Trapani is the director of Forest Services at Catskill Forest Association; www.

ing the BHS crockpot cook off fundraise. Thanks to all Wendy and her team do for this event we are lucky to have you in our community. On Wednesday, March 14, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at the United Ministry Church in Delhi, join in the Lenten conversation on food. The group will discuss hunger as a problem that is not always obvious, and that will be connected to the specific food we are eating. The light meal will be stew, fruit, and bread which will demonstrate the fact that some of the people who provide us with food are hungry themselves. The next conversation in the series will be Wednesday, March 21 at the Bovina United Presbyterian Church at 5:30 p.m. with the topic of creating community with food and the final conversation will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Delhi First Presbyterian Church for a dish to pass dinner. Worship will begin at 7 p.m. on Christ in the Passover. A corned beef & cabbage dinner will be held Thursday, March 15, 5 until 7 p.m. at SUNY Delhi’s Alumni Hall in Signatures Restaurant. The dinner will include Irish soda bread, dessert and drinks and benefits the Delaware County Senior Council. Call 607746-4351 for reservations. Take outs will be available. This weekend marks the first Maple weekend in the area. The following maple producers are scheduled to participate on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18: Bear Mountain Maple, 21529 State Highway 28, Delhi; Brookside Maple, 2544 County Route 2, DeLancey; Dar-View Maple, 2818 Fall Clove Road, DeLancey; and Catskill Mountain Maple, 65 Charlie Wood Road, DeLancey, where a pancake breakfast will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $4 per person will help benefit the Terry Kaufman Memorial Campership to 4-H Camp Shankitunk. Come and learn the process of making maple syrup. Enjoy jack wax and fresh-spun maple cotton candy in the heated facility. Genealogy in Delaware County: Caring For Your Family Heirlooms and Papers will be presented on Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m. at the Delaware County Historical Association at 46549 State

Highway 10. This is the third in a series of genealogical workshops conducted by DCHA Archivist Ray LaFever. Learn to save papers and objects from your family’s history, ensuring that family letters, diaries and other written materials are around for future generations. How to deal with family heirlooms? These can be just about anything, including clothing, toys, medals and trophies, or any other object. Call DCHA at 607-746-3849 or e-mail to see if there’s room and register. There will be movie and snacks at the Treadwell Community Center, 138 Church Street in Treadwell on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Delhi Senior Social Club meets Thursday, March 15 at the Delhi Senior Community Housing Center on 7 Main Street at noon. There will be a luncheon followed by guest entertainment and a short meeting. Open to all area seniors. Call 607-464-4012 for more information. There is a Taize’ Prayer on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Division Street. Delaware River Lodge #439 meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Delhi American Legion. Call 607-434-1403 for information about the meeting on March 15. The Meredith Senior Club also holds its monthly meeting this week as well, also on Monday, March 19, at noon, at the Meredith Community Church. You can call 607-2785520 for more information. The Rotary group holds its weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:10 p.m. also at Cross Roads Cafe. The Meri-Homemakers meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 at the Meridale Firehouse County located on Highway 10. Call President, Jessica Rall at 607746-6532 for more information. The Delhi Food Bank is open Mondays from 1 until 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the United Ministry Church. The Delhi Village Board holds their meeting on the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall on 9 Court Street. The next meeting is Monday, March 19.

reach. Browse becomes especially important after snow has covered up food found on the forest floor. The problem is that browse, too, is becoming scarce in these Catskill Mountains as forests continue to mature; there just simply aren’t many young trees or shrubs within 6 feet that a deer can reach. Oh, there’s food; it’s just 40 to 60 feet high in the upper tree canopy. And that’s where one can “get even.” If you don’t believe me, try cutting down a red maple tree this time of year; those deer will have eaten every red bud within reach after 24 hours. Deer need all the help they can get to make it to “green up” or between April and May when things start growing again. I try to cut trees that have poor quality, exhibit poor form or are competing with a more desirable tree that’s good for wildlife, such as oak or hickory. If you can, cut more than just one; cut as many as you have energy and time for. One single deer can supposedly eat between four and six pounds of buds/day or between ½ ton to 1 ton/ year.

Why Am I Talking About Deer, Again?

2017 Bear Harvest Slightly up in Southern Zone Hancock Leads All Towns in State Again By Tom Coddington The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that hunters in the state harvested 1,420 black bears during the 2017 season, 1,037 of which were taken in the Southern Zone, which was 12 more than in 2016. The overall total was lower because in the Northern Zone, the number fell from 514 to 383. In the Southern Zone, 150 bears were reported taken in the early season, 330 in the bowhunting season, 12 in the muzzleloading season, 537 in the regular season and eight in the youth season. By gender, there were 628 males harvested and 409 females. The heaviest reported bear had a dressed weight of 550 pounds, in the Greene County town of Lexington. The second heaviest was a 520-pounder taken in the Steuben County town of Wayland. The next five heaviest were all in the Catskill region — a 500-pounder taken in the Delaware County town of Masonville; a 480-pounder taken in the Greene County town of Jewett; a 470-pounder in the Ulster

TREADWELL By Debbie Tuthill 607-829-8531

Condolences to the Schmitz family. Get well to Dan Schlafer. Condolences to the Barlow family at the death of Dorothy Barlow. Treadwell Community Club is holding a craft class at Triari’s on Olin Evans Road, March 14 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend to make a Spring project out of an old bedspring. Treadwell Community Club members will attend the central district meeting on March 24 in Marathon at the Three Bear Inn. Movie night March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Kellogg Educational & Community Center. The movie “Ferdinand” will be shown. Hopefully Jumanji 2 will be shown April 7. The Kellogg Educational & Community Center will be open for viewing exhibits Friday, March 23 from 1-4 p.m. The Treadwell Lego Club will meet at the Kellogg Center on March 24 for a make it and take it Lego Sports sets event. There is room for 25 students, so sign up

Quote from Maurice Skitter: “Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.” There will be a rotary honor society banquet tonight, Tuesday, March 13, in the Sidney High School Cafeteria at 6 p.m. and a board of education meeting in the high school library at 7 p.m. on the following Tuesday, March 20. Here on the Farm we have been getting caught up on herd health with our vet for a record book on procedures with cows and calves on the farm. Farmers have to answer questions and put them in writing for future use for questions they may be asked on their herds. It may take some more time and more record keeping, but it is supposed to be for our own protection. Our cows are doing well and we are watching them closely for calves and any problems

County town of Hardenburgh; a 450-pounder taken in the bowhunting season in the Ulster County town of Olive; and a 426 pounder, also taken in the bowhunting season, in the Orange County town of Warwick. The county leader was Ulster, with 167 bears reported. Delaware County passed Sullivan County for second with 151, whereas Sullivan had 147. Ranked fourth was Steuben County with 106 and fifth went to Saint Lawrence County with 90. In other counties bordering Delaware County, Greene had 63, Broome County 32, Schoharie 25, Otsego 10 and Chenango three. The Delaware County town of Hancock maintained its place as the town having the most bears reported with 31, and neighboring Colchester was second with 25. Roxbury had 15, Walton, Middletown and Masonville all with 11, followed by Bovina nine, Stamford eight, Tompkins seven, Andes and Hamden six each, Deposit four, Franklin three, Sidney two, and Delhi and Meredith one apiece. No bears were reported taken in the towns of Kortright, Davenport and Harpersfield.

on Facebook, with Jen Potrzeba or Deb Tuthill. Delaware County Senior Council will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner at Signatures restaurant at SUNY Delhi March 15 from 5-7 p.m. Make reservations at 746-4351. Cost is $11. Reminder, the town of Franklin Food Bank is open from 1-3 on Fridays at the Treadwell United Methodist Church. Tuesdays, the Franklin Free Library will hold Time for Tots and Toddlers at 1:15 for 15-36 monthold children for big book readings, socializing, and song time. Looking for farm photos from the Treadwell area, past and present, for the Kellogg Center farm exhibit. Contact Deb Tuthill. Big thank you to Canfield Backyard Enterprises for the new passthrough doorway between the rooms at the Center. Bright Hill Literary Center Kids Spring Workshop March 26-30 is still open. Contact 607-829-5055 for your spot. The theme is Beowoulf; activities, fun and learning. Sign up today; for student 6-14. March 17 at 1 p.m., the Bright Kids Bookclub will discuss the graphic novel on Harry Potter and decide on a new book. there may be elsewhere in the herd. As always, keep farmers in your thoughts for a good spring and planting season and good weather. Saturday, March 3, Reed Scott, son of Cliff and Betty Scott, wrestled in the MAWA district qualifier in Johnson City and got first place. Reed is a junior at Sidney Central High School and wrestled in the 152 pound range - congratulations, Reed. Birthday greetings to Scott Gregory and Pat Lent on March 13, Tanya Jo Scott and Ruth Huntington on March 16, Jesse Kleingarndner March 18, Beth McKown March 19 and Gabe Coddington and Brian Hebbard March 20. Masonville Federated Church Sunday services at 11 a.m. with adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Bible study at the church. Sunday, March 25, is Palm Sunday and Thursday March 29 is Maundy Thursday. Friday, March 30 is Good Friday. On Sunday, April 1, there will be a sunrise service and breakfast at 7 a.m. with Easter worship at 11 a.m.

March 13, 2018

Barbara Conley

Barbara Josephine Conley, 82, of Equinunk, Pa., died on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at home after a short illness. She was born on March 13, 1935, in Jersey City, N.J., at the Margaret Hague Hospital. She was one of seven children and the daughter of Charles and Josephine Smith. The family moved to Downsville and later to Andes where Barbara graduated from high school and later married her one and only true love, Howard Fulton Conley Jr. Barbara and Howard lived in Boston, Maryland, and New York state prior to returning to Equinunk, Pa. Barbara is survived by her two children, Caty and Chris, five grandchildren and five of her six siblings. Barbara has been a lifelong resident of Equinunk, Pa., enjoying the beauty and wildlife surrounding her home on the Delaware River. She was employed in the fields of retail sales, restaurant work, care taking, and enjoyed volunteer work for the Calder House Equinunk Historical Society. Barbara practiced and shared her faith at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. She was an avid gardener and cook. She enjoyed traveling, her most memorable trip was a cross country trip with her beloved husband, Howard. Barbara treasured her family, neighbors, church and dear friends. Calling hours were Friday, March 9, at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. A funeral mass was held Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m., at St. Paul’s Church, Hancock. Interment will be in Stockport Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Calder House Equinunk Historical Society, P.O. Box 41, Equinunk, PA 18417. Arrangements by HendersonBiedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. ————————————

Sarah E. Gray

Sarah E. Gray, 84, of Walton, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Roscoe Community Nursing Home, following a long illness. Sarah was born on March 18, 1933, in Downsville, the daughter of the late Guy and Esther Gray. Sarah worked as a nurse’s aide at the Roscoe Nursing Home for many years. She had many fond memories of growing up on the family farm living a simpler life. She was more than happy to sit down and share them with anyone who would listen. In her spare time she enjoyed reading murder mystery novels by James Patterson. She also enjoyed completing variety puzzles. One of her favorite pastimes was to listen to her collection of countrywestern vinyl, some of her favorites being Roy Acuff, Gene Autry and Kitty Wells. Sarah is survived by her loving family, her nephew, Dakota Gray of Walton; nieces, MacKenzie Gray of Walton; Ann Lezer of Walton; adopted son, Guy Gray of Syracuse, sisters, Nina Wilcox of Dover Plains; Katherine Cardillo of Slate Hill; and Norma Wilms of Ogdensburg. She was predeceased by her brothers, Roy, Harvey, David, Richard, Merritt, Danny and Stanley, and sister, Kate. “I just want to say, Thank you Aunt Sarah. Thank you for showing us what it means to be strong. What it means to love someone unconditionally. What it means to dedicate your life to helping anyone in need. I want to thank you for spending long winter days listening to country-western records like Gene Autry with us. The crackle and pop of a dusty record with a slow steel guitar will always be one of my favorite memories. You will never know how much your stories of growing up on the farm will mean to everyone. We will miss how you were always full of piss and vinegar, ready to bust anyone’s chops at a moment’s notice. We will miss your smile, your laughter and most importantly, we will miss you. Just as Roy Acuff sang, “She is spreading her wings for a journey, She’s going to leave by and by, When the trumpet shall sound in the morning, She’ll rise and go up in the sky.” See you later, Great Speckled bird.” Friends and relatives were invited to call Thursday evening, March 8, at the Courtney Funeral home, Walton. Memorial Contributions in Sarah’s memory may be made to Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, P.O. Box 88, Delhi, NY 13753. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.courtneyfh. com.


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Sue Wright

Su e ( Ig nat ov i c h ) W r i g ht, 73 of Hancock, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at home. Sue was born on August 23, 1944, in Newark, N.J. to Frank and Gertrude Ignatovich. Raised in Lake Como, Pa., she spent most of her childhood on the farm with her Grandma Flannigan, Aunt Wish Flannigan and Uncle Tom Flannigan. Stories about her childhood were centered around the mischief she got into and work she did on the farm. A selfproclaimed tomboy, Sue would have loved to have been born of the generation where girls were given the athletic opportunities of today’s young women. Sue attended Hancock Central High School where she met the love of her life, Jim Wright. They were married on August 15, 1964, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She and Jim were a fiercely independent and determined couple where Sue was the “manager” of the family. She kept things in order whether they were working together at Nield & Wright’s Store, cutting deer, or working any number of jobs while raising their two children. Sue loved her daily coffee at the diner and the company of her friends that joined her. She had a green thumb talent that produced beautiful flowers year after year and her yard was the envy of many. If she wasn’t at the diner or puttering with her flowers you could most often find Sue at any variety of sporting events. She was a lifelong sports fan and she spend hours watching local youth Little League and Small Fry as well as high school, collegiate and professional sports. Sue was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Her contributions and help in the Hancock community and those in need will be missed. Sue’s greatest accomplishment by far was her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jim Wright, children Jim (Barbara) and Kris (Joe), grandsons Jimmy Lee, Patrick and Michael Wright and granddaughters-to-be Melanie Carlson and Kayla Szczesniak; siblings Ed, Paul (Robin), and Rose Ignatovich; nephew Joe (Jen) Ignatovich, niece Katie (Chris) Wong and great-niece Kaiya Wong. Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 14, at Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel from 4-7 p.m. with rosary at 6:30. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the spring in St. Juliana’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Little League, Hancock Rescue Squad, or St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Sue was our “Nana” for 25 years and her grandsons were her joy, laughter and loves of her life. They inherited her athleticism and mischievous nature and in them we will see her live on. Arrangements by HendersonBiedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. ————————————

Joyce C. Fairchilds

Joyce C. Fairchilds, 82, of Franklin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on Nov. 21, 1935, in Oneonta, the daughter of Palmer S. and Doris (Barnhart) Clark. She married Francis “Pete” G. Fairchilds on April 29, 1956. He predeceased her on March 30, 2010. A graduate of Franklin Central School, Joyce went on to attend Albany Business School. She was the guidance secretary for Franklin Central School and retired after 35 devoted years. An avid reader, Joyce was a volunteer at the Franklin Free Library and a member for many years of the Washington Reading Circle, garden club, and bridge club. An active member of the election board, she always looked forward to election day and visiting with the community. She was instrumental in establishing the Franklin Community Park. Joyce was a true

pillar of her community. Joyce is sur vived by her children, Renee Wilcox (Mark) of Guilderland, Julie Hall (Jerry) of Otego and Mark Fairchilds of Franklin; grandchildren, Mark Stephen, Blaine, and Paige Fairchilds, Kaela Knoth, Morgan Wilcox and Ethan, Erica and Zachary Hall; great-grandchildren Julian Knoth, Ashmau Ceesay and Phoenix, Kylan, Scion, Ajah, Ever, and Traiton Hall; brothers, Palmer S. Clark Jr., and David B. Clark; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Whitney Nicole Fairchilds. A memorial service took place on Wednesday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at the Franklin United Methodist Church, Main Street, Franklin. Burial will take place in the Spring in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to your local community hospice in Joyce’s memory. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin. ————————————

Emily M. Bullis Emily M. Bullis, 90, of Downsville, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at home. Emily was born on March 28, 1927, in Astoria, Queens, the daughter of the late William and Myrtle (Hofer) Harlin. On April 5, 1945, she married Robert Bullis and moved to Downsville the very same day. He died in 2002. Emily served on the Delaware County Board of Election as a clerk for many years. She was a founding member of the Delaware County Republican Club, and a 60 year member of Colchester Community Church. In her younger years she enjoyed spending her summers growing up on the Apple Blossom Farm in Roscoe, where she had many fond memories. Emily enjoyed playing pinochle and going to lunch with the girls, reading, doing word puzzles, crafts, spending time w ith her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Emily is survived by her loving family, her grandchildren, Jason Bullis of Rochester; Sharon Harvey of Davenport; Cynthia and James Christie of Downsville; greatgrandchildren, Joshua, Jeremiah, Makennah and Jayden; brother, Ken Harlin of Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, son, Ray Bullis and daughter, Sue Harvey. Family and friends were invited to call on Monday, March 5 at the Colchester Community Methodist Church, 15151 State Highway 30, Downsville, where services were held Tuesday, March 6 with Pastor Kent Terchunian, officiating. Burial will be in Paige Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. Memorial contributions in Emily’s memory may be made to Colchester Community Methodist Church, or Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River Street, Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.courtneyfh. com.

Charles D. O’Dell Sr.

Charles D. O’Dell Sr., 67, of Walton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, March 8, 2018, at home. Charlie was born on May 12, 1950, in Walton, the son of the late William R. and Hazel R. (Wright) O’Dell Sr. He was a graduate of Walton Central School, class of 1968 and a graduate of SUNY Delhi in 1970, majoring in accounting. He proudly served his country in the New York Army National Guard from 1970 to 1979. On March 12, 1977 he married the former Virginia Allen at the Congregational Church in Walton. Charlie was first employed at Dellwood Foods for 14 years and later worked at SJ Bailey in Walton before retiring. He was a member of the Congregational Church in Walton where he served as trustee for two terms, the Walton Vets Club, the Walton Booster Club, he was a Webelos Cub Scout Pack #45, and a lifetime member of the NRA. Charlie enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, hunting and fishing. He also was an excellent antique furniture refinisher. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to the family farm where he walked the trails and cut firewood and brush. Charlie will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who enjoyed walking around town with Ginny, and visiting with the people he ran into along the way. Charlie is survived by his loving family, his wife, Ginny, his children, Scott Allen of California; Peter and Ann O’Dell of North Coralina; Thomas and Erica O’Dell of Virginia; Chuck O’Dell of Buffalo; brothers, David (Bonnie) O’Dell of Liberty; Jim O’Dell of Walton; Bruce O’Dell of Delhi; sisters, Mildred Baker of Pennsylvania ; Ruth Reilly of Buffalo, and sisters- and brothers-in-law Barbara Lathan of Walton, Floyd (Linda) Allen of Sidney Center, Kathy Allen of Scotia, Howard (Patty) Allen of Florida. He is also survived by grandchildren Brian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Jason, Andrew, Matthew, Alex, Taylor, Hayden and Jack; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, William O’Dell Jr., brothersin-law, Paul Lathan, Reggie Allen and Emmett Reilly, and sister-inlaw Cathy O’Dell. Friends and relatives were invited to call at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton on Monday, March 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 4 Mead Street, Walton, with Pastor Janet Schwengber, officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery later in the Spring. Memorial contributions in Charlie’s memory may be made to the First Congregational Church, 4 Mead Street, Walton, NY 13856, or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.courtneyfh. com. ————————————

Lawrence Cairns

Lawrence A. “Larry” Cairns, 81, of Margaretville, died Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. A memorial service will be held at a spring date.

Joyce L. Freyer

Joyce L. Freyer, 78, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on April 30, 1939, daughter of the late Merion Laing and Cornelia (Maben) Laing. She graduated from A.L. Kellogg in 1956 and received her nursing degree through Binghamton General Hospital. She later received her Masters in Health Administration from the New School of Social Research. She worked at various hospitals as a registered nurse, and retired from NYS Nurses Association as a Union Rep. On Oct. 3, 1959, Joyce was married to Martin J. Freyer in Meridale. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a dedicated, longtime member of the Masonville Federated Church, serving on the church council. She enjoyed collecting antique dolls, reading, dancing and gambling. Joyce loved traveling with her husband, seeing the United States as well as internationally. Her family was her pride and joy; she as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by: her husband of 59 years, Martin J. Freyer; three children: Martin Freyer Jr. and his wife, Joan of Deposit; Patricia Rude and her husband, Jeffrey of Masonville and Michael Freyer and his wife, Barbara of Sidney; nine grandchildren: Chariese Medlar (Chris), Joshua Rude, Jessie Charles, Matthew Freyer, Dylan Freyer, Cody Rude, Abigail Freyer, Alexander Rude and Hannah Freyer; 12 greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Helen and John Bramley and Linda and Neil Riddell; brother, Daniel and Sandy Laing; sisters-in-law, Doreen Laing, Ann Laing and Anita and Dennis Stephan and brother-in-law, Robert and Pauline Freyer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and stepfather, Burr Harrington, she was predeceased by her beloved son, Mark Freyer in 2013 and two brothers, William and Gilbert Laing. Friends are invited to call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Masonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joyce’s memory may be directed to the Masonville Federated Church. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.


March 13, 2018

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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1918

THE WEEK IN WALTON What We are Talking About at the County Hub

DOG TAX MUST BE PAID High School Students May Dance − Large Sales of War Savings Stamps − Other Items. A list of new books recently purchased for the Ogden Free Library will be found on page seven. A home talent play, “The U.S.A. Princess,” will be given in Walton about the middle of April for the benefit of the Red Cross chapter. Walton relatives received word on Wednesday, March 13, of the death early that morning in Chicago, Ill., of Mrs. S. B. Wade. Mr. Wade is a son of Mrs. E. J. Wade of Walton, and Mrs. S. B. Wade has frequently visited here with her husband. No private flying will be permitted in the United States or its possessions after March 30. This announcement was made last week in a formal proclamation by President Wilson. This means that aeroplanes will not be an attraction at any of the agricultural fairs this fall. Owners of dogs must renew their licenses before March 30. An owner of a dog who fails to obtain a license is subject to a penalty of ten dollars. Nearly 400 dogs were registered with Town Clerk John S. Eells last year and as yet not a fourth of the licenses have been renewed. The fee is $2.25 for males and $3.25 for females. During the month of February $7,168.91 or War Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps were sold through the Walton post office and the 87 other post offices which report to the Walton office. The sales in January were $7,321.93 and in December, $4,481.23. About one-third of the total was sold by the Walton office and in addition $609 of the stamps have been sold by the First National Bank. All the post offices in the county except Delhi, Stamford and Sidney report to the Walton office. At the big sale of thoroughbred Holsteins in George M. Parker’s garage Friday, 103 head were sold for a total of $18,930. Twentyeight head owned by E. E. Risley brought $5,649, an average of $201.75, while seventy-five head sold by Mr. Chambers brought

$13,281, an average of $163.75. One of Mr. Chambers cows sold for $630, and one consigned by Mr. Risley for $490. Colonel Kelly of Syracuse acted as auctioneer. Mr. Chambers also sold a number of grade Holsteins at auction Saturday. At a meeting of the board of education last Thursday evening it was voted to re-engage Prof. George N. Cupp as instructor of agriculture at a salary of $1,625. The school now receives aid from the federal government for its agricultural department under the provisions of the Smith-Hughes bill. The state pays $1,000 of Mr. Cupp’s salary, the federal government $350 and the school district $275 or $75 less than last year. The board also voted to re-engage William K. Dunn as physical director at a salary of $1,000 and Prof. H. Francis Miles as instructor of music at $450. Miss Elizabeth Sayre has resigned as teacher of English. The appellate division of the supreme court on Tuesday gave a hearing in the matter of the claim of May D. Litts against the Risley Lumber Co., appellant. Mrs. Litts is the widow of Bert Litts who was killed by a fall from the smoke stack at the Risley factory at Rock Rift. The Workmen’s Compensation commission granted Mrs. Litts an award of $6.92 weekly during widowhood and $2.31 weekly for each of two children until eighteen years old. The Risley Lumber Company was protected by insurance and the insurance company appealed from the award on the ground that Litts was an independent contractor and not covered by the law. The team of Charles S. Wheat of Park street, who sells milk in the village, created some excitement on Delaware street Monday morning. One of the horses slipped and fell on the icy road near the East Brook bridge. The wagon tongue was broken by the animal’s fall and the team got beyond control. Near Henderson’s store the team broke loose from the sleigh which turned completely around on the icy highway. Mr. Wheat’s son, Edgar, who was driving, was not injured. The horses turned into the lane by the Majestic theatre and were stopped near Smith & St. John’s feed store. None of the milk in the sleigh was spilled. The horse that fell was somewhat injured, the wagon tongue broken and the harness damaged. At a special meeting of the Board of Education of Walton union free school, held on Tuesday afternoon, March 12th, the request of the students for a dance after the basket ball game, on Wednesday night, was denied, but it was moved and carried that in consideration of the request from the students of the Walton high school, and realizing the demand and need of our young people in the school for amusement and recreation, that the Board of Education grant the use of the auditorium hereafter the dancing and other entertainment, under proper chaperones and hours, to be decided upon by the faculty. The motion was made by Mrs. H. W. Retz and was passed with only one dissenting vote. Only students will be allowed to attend the dances.

$50,000 FIRE DAMAGE IN NORWICH THEATRE Flames Ruin Interior of Beautiful Structure

STARTED IN THE BASEMENT Shoe Shop Stock Destroyed, and Adjoining Buildings Damaged − Insurance Covers Loss. The Colonia theatre, Norwich’s beautiful playhouse, erected only four years ago, was gutted on Sunday afternoon by a fire, which entailed a loss estimated over $50,000. The fire started in the basement of the theatre about four o’clock in the afternoon, and was first discovered by Adam Tennis, manager of the theatre, who had been looking over some moving picture films, and discovered smoke in the lobby, when he started to leave the building. The fire is thought to have started from an open gas jet, which had been left burning in the basement. The Colonia block is of practically fireproof construction, being chiefly of brick, steel and concrete, but the interior of the structure was left in ruins before the flames were subdued. George S. Hard conducted a large shoe store in the front of the building, and his loss is placed at $15,000 with only $5,000 insurance The Cummins block immediately adjoining the Colonia on the south and the Lucas block to the north were saved by hard work on the part of the firemen. Damage placed at over $1,500 was caused to these two buildings and to the business places and families occupying them. The Colonia theatre was erected at a cost of about $90,000, and was first opened to the public on December 23, 1914. The fire was largely in the front of the structure, and much of the damage was caused by the ruin of the expensive theatre decorations. There was about $55,000 insurance. The loss on the theatre is estimated at $30,000.

SAYS WOOL YARN TOO HIGH National Wool Grower Declares Retail Price Unreasonable. The National Wool Grower, a trade magazine devoted to the interests of the sheep breeder, has the following to say about the high prices of all wool knitting yarn: “This is the yarn now being used for sweaters, wristlets, etc. Three stores were visited in one of our large western cites to obtain the price at which this yarn is being sold to the consumer. Each of these stores visited asked $1.25 per hank, and four hanks weigh 15 ¼ ounces and are sold for one pound. So, the retail price is practically $5.00 per pound or a little over.” “All over the land thousands of women are busy knitting garments, and when they go to the storekeeper to buy this yarn, they are charged $5.00 per pound for it. When they complain about the price, they are told that the high price is due to the high price of wool. Let’s see if this is true.” “To make one pound of worsted knitting yarn requires 1 and 1/10 pounds of scoured quarter blood wool. On January 2, 1918, this wool was quoted in the Boston market at $1.30 to $1.35 per scoured pound. This is the highest price it has been. On this basis, then all the wool in a pound of this yarn costs the manufacturer about $1.45. For this amount the grower received last summer not to exceed $1.25, and in most cases very much less. On January 2nd the eastern mills were selling this knitting yarn at from $2.20 to $2.30 per pound, but they had purchased the wool, scoured it, dyed it, and spun it into yarn, so the price at which they are selling

the yarn is not an unreasonable one. When this yarn is sold over the counter, the consumer pays $5.00 per pound for it. Does this look as if the wool grower was to blame for the high price of this yarn? If the wool grower had given back all he received for the wool in this pound of yarn, the yarn would still have cost the consumer $3.75 per pound.”

MILK PRICE FIXING HALTS Distributors Fail to Agree to Continue Federal Commissions. The conference held by the Federal Milk Commission and representatives of the producers and distributors at the Federal Food Board ended Tuesday night with indications that the Federal Milk Commission may not continue to fix the prices of milk after April 1, when the three-months period for which it was originally appointed will have expired. The continuance of the commission in office after that time is contingent upon the joint consent of the producers and distributors, which the commission failed to obtain. A final meeting will be held at the McAlpin on Sunday afternoon. The condensers have already given notice that they will not abide by the commission’s rulings after March 31, in view of the changes in market conditions that must result from their having on hand a great quantity of condensed milk which cannot be shipped abroad. Manufacturers of butter and cheese have also given notice of their withdrawal on the ground that they are unable at the present high price of milk to turn it into butter and cheese at a profit. The farmers are willing to leave the question of price with the federal commission. If the matter is not amicably adjusted the distributers may seek to break the power of the Dairymen’s League by refusing to pay League prices during the month of April when there will be a flush of milk.

WHAT CREAMERIES ARE DOING Plans Being Made to Reopen Several Plants − Rebuild at Dunraven. At a recent meeting of the directors of the Dunraven Co-operative creamery Co., held at the residence of Timothy Laughman, it was voted unanimously to rebuild, and Ziba Sanford, William Franks, and Arthur Whitcomb were appointed committee to arrange about site. Louis Kadans, who has rented the Elgin of the Catskills at Kelly Corners for a term of years, will spend about $10,000 there in improvements in order to make his famous Yankee cheese. Mr. Kadans is ready to make contracts to pay the League price for one year after April first. The Bordens are getting ready to begin condensing milk at their Deposit factory. Two carloads of machinery have been shipped there. This will mean a considerable increase in employees at the Deposit branch. The Delancy creamery, sold by the receivers of the Mutual McDermott Co., to Van Son and others, is being repaired, and made ready for operation.

Our Basket Ball Teams Wins. The Walton high school basketball team defeated the fast Cooperstown five in the auditorium last Friday evening by the score of 33 to 26. The visiting team took the lead in the first half by a score of 13 to 10, but the home boys quickly overcame the lead in the second half. Courtney at forward starred for Walton with 13 points to his credit. Wednesday evening the Walton high school team defeated Hancock high school by a score of 30 to 12. The Walton girls also won from the Delhi girls.

FARM BUREAU MEETING E. R. Eastman and Others Will Speak at Gathering Today. There will be a joint meeting of the Farm Bureau and Dairymen’s League held in Walton Hall today. Friday, March 15th, beginning at 11 a.m. Before lunch there will be a business session at which committeemen for the coming year will be elected and plans of the Bureau discussed. Prof. C. O. DuBois, director of the Agricultural school at Delhi, will talk on the “Labor Question,” and there will be a short talk by the president of the Farm Bureau association, I. C. McKenzie on “The Farmer and the Food Problem.” At noon there will be a community lunch with hot coffee furnished by the Farm Bureau association and served by the domestic science class of the Walton high school. In the afternoon Edward R. Eastman, former county manager, who is now connected with the Dairymen’s League as state organizer, will speak, as also will Bruce M. Kilpatrick of Bloomville, director of the League in Delaware county. A motion picture film entitled “The Cost of Milk Production,” will then be shown. This film was prepared under the direction of Prof. H. E. Babcock, then state county agent leader, Mr. Eastman and Wayland P. Frost, state supervisor of dairy improvement work in the state. It should prove of special interest to dairymen.

EASTMAN WITH THE LEAGUE Former Farm Bureau Manager Now Field Organizer. Edward R. Eastman, former manager of the Delaware county Farm Bureau, who was promoted last summer to assistant state leader of the Farm Bureau work, has entered the employ of the Dairymen’s League as field organizer. Mr. Eastman by indefatigable work built up the membership of the Farm Bureau from a few hundreds to a over one thousand. At the time of the milk strike it was largely through his efforts that the Delaware county dairymen were aroused and organized and the strike made effective in this section. Officials of he Dairymen’s League recognized Mr. Eastman’s ability as an organizer and secured his services as field agent, a position he entered into on March first. Some of his first work will be in Delaware County. The Eastman family will retain their home in Ithaca for the present.

VOTE PROHIBITION REFERENDUM Measure Sought by Liquor Forces − Nesbitt Voted Right. The state assembly on Tuesday by a vote of 84 to 64, decided to refer the prohibition amendment to the federal constitution to a referendum by the voters of the state this fall. The anti-prohibition forces fought for the referendum and its adoption came after a session of bitter debate. Assemblyman J. Clark Nesbitt of Bloomville voted with the prohibition forces against the amendment, while Assemblyman W. B. Voorhees of Roscoe, Sullivan county, cast his vote in favor of the referendum. The federal constitution provides for the adoption of amendments by ratification by state legislatures and the referendum has been consistently opposed by the prohibition forces on the ground that neither the federal nor the state constitutions provided for a referendum. Any attempt to authorize one was merely dodging the issue and can result only in delay.

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WOMEN’S HOSPITAL UNIT Money Needed to Maintain Unit Sent to France The U.S.A. Women’s Oversea Hospital unit was organized in June, 1917, by members of the medical staff of the New York Infirmary for women. The physicians with the unit are all women and owing to the fact that there is no provision for women doctors in the United States army service, the government could not accept the offer made by the medical women and the unit was taken over by the French government but is supported entirely by voluntary contributions from the United States. The American Red Cross has offered the complete equipment for the Unit costing about $35,000. The National American Woman Suffrage Association has undertaken as part of its war service program the raising of funds for the maintenance of the unit and $60,000 is the quota for New York state. Mrs. Henry W. Cannon of Delhi, assembly district leader of the Equal Suffrage party, expects to organize Delaware county soon to raise its apportionment for the fund.

PUBLIC SCHOOL MONEY Delhi Receives $4,512 Hamden $2,980 and Walton $7,222-Method of Division The apportionment of public money has been made to the schools of the third supervisory district, Delaware county. Town of Delhi, District No. 1, $152.48; No. 2, $176.23; No. 3 $173.51; No. 4, $153.35; No. 5, $173.46; No. 6, $196.51; No. 7, $172.70; No. 8, $173.46, No. 9 $150.42; No. 10, $172.17; No. 11, $197.77; No. 12, $197.10; No. 13, $197.77; No. 14, $194.96; No. 15, $196.09; No. 16, $1485.52; No 17, $196.00; No. 18, $155.04; total, $3,023.83, exclusive of No. 16, high school district. Town of Hamden, district No. 1, $1775.95; No. 2, $232.14; No. 3, $152.09; No. 4, $196.87; No. 5, $197.10; No. 5, $717.87; No. 7, $172.96, No. 8, $196.44. No. 9; $153.76; No. 10, $162.07; No. 11, $195.92; No. 12, $195.37; No. 13, $196.90, No. 14, $195.39; No. 15, $196.40; No. 15, $195.65; total $2,980.04, Town of Walton, district No. 1, $3,766.54; No. 2, $176.82; No. 3, $175.74; No. 4, $172.45; No. 5, $155.26; No. 6, $336.04, No. 7, $153.77, No. 8, $173.98, No. 9, $175.00, No. 10, $135.11; No. 11, $195.11; No. 12, $153.46, No. 13, $174.70, No. 14, $176.55; No. 15, $195.59; No. 16, $156.30; No. 17, $196.71; No. 18, $172.83; No. 19, $171.29; No. 20, $173.19; No. 21, $192.80, No. 22, $174.64; No. 23, $195.03; total $3956.58, outside of district No. 1. The amounts apportioned to the high school districts will still go through the hands of the supervisors; all other apportionments will be paid by the county treasurer direct to the several town treasureres. The apportionment was somewhat more complicated this year than formerly. The procedure is as follows: First, there is assigned what is called a district quota, based upon the assessed valuation of the district. Districts of $20,000 or less valuation are assigned a $200 quota each; all others of $40,000 or less are assigned a $175, quota each; all others of $60,000 or less, a quota of $150 each and all others a quota of $125. Then to the district quota is added one-half of the amount paid by the district last year for physical training and then from that total is subtracted 2% of the salary paid to the regular teacher last year. Some misunderstanding arose last year in regard to the payment by the state of one-half of the cost of the physical training; many thinking that one-half would be


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paid last year, whereas public money is always based on the reports for the year that is ended, the preceding year. Last year’s trustees may easily figure out from the foregoing explanation whether or not their districts have received the one-half of the cost of the physical training back again. One district, No. 21 of Walton was exempt from the provisions of the physical training law, having no children in school over eight years old. Trustees in district No. 5, Hamden and No. 16, Walton resisted the payment of the cost of the physical training to their respective districts, the first to avoid a net cost of $4.48, and the latter to avoid a net cost of $14.58. Both finally paid the amounts assessed. Each district has received one-half of the assessment.

UTICA FLYER KILLS MAN AT NORTHFIELD James Cheevers Struck by Train While Crossing Tracks

BOTH LEGS WERE CRUSHED Lived Until Home in Walton Was Reached − Formerly Conducted the Riverside Hotel James Cheevers of Walton was struck and fatally injured by the Utica flyer at Northfield Wednesday morning, March 13th. Both legs were crushed below the knee and the injured man died about an hour later at his home on Delaware street extension, where he had been removed. He never regained consciousness. Mr. Cheevers had been employed on the railroad with Silas Wolf’s section gang since January 16, 1918. He was a stonecutter by trade and did not expect to remain with the railroad company long. He had remarked to his wife that morning that it would be his last day on the railroad. Mr. Wolf’s gang went to Northfield Wednesday morning to put in some tie plates, and were working just south of the crossing near the Charles White farm. The accident occurred about 8:25, and not three minutes earlier Mr. Cheevers had remarked to Mr. Wolf about the flyer coming, as the smoke from the engine was plainly visible down the valley. Cheevers had just carried a tie plate across the track and started back after another. Apparently, he must have been absorbed in thought for he failed to hear or see the locomotive, although it was almost upon him when he started back across the track. The pilot struck him in the back and he was thrown to the right of the train. Both legs went under the wheels and were terribly mangled below the knees as the entire train passed over him. He skull was also fractured. Mr. Wolf at once sent word to Middletown and Walton to secure the right of way and have physicians ready, and then brought the injured man to the village on the motor car. He was unconscious when first picked up and never recovered consciousness. Dr. W. B. Morrow, the railroad physician, met the motor car with a stretcher and the injured man was removed to his home. Dr. Smith assisted the railroad surgeon in efforts to restore life, but the injured man passed away soon after he reached his home. Mr. Cheevers is survived by his wife and an adopted daughter; by four brothers, William Cheevers of Acidalia, Mike Cheevers of Trout Brook, P. J. Cheevers of Forest City, Pa., and John Cheevers of New York city; also by one sister, Mrs. E. J. Hallivan, Watervliet. The funeral service will be held at St. John’s church Saturday morning, conducted by Father Burns. The body will probably be taken to Deposit for burial. Mr. Cheevers was 53 years of

age and lived at Peakville before coming to Walton. At one time he conducted the Riverside Hotel.


son Smith in an automobile accident near Unadilla last year. The Reed family are former residents of Jefferson and Mr. Reed’s many friends in that section have been watching the outcome of the case with interest.

Planned to Have Bins Filled to Avoid Railroad Congestion.


All consumers of fuel, who expect to use coal next winter should place their orders for it on or about April 1, according to a new rule just issued by Fuel Administrator Garfield. Every consumer, when he places his order on April 1, will find that he is governed by the following conditions: An average reduction from present prices of 20 cents a ton is to be made by all retailers on coal sold between April 1 and September 1. Each customer ordering coal will be required to submit a certified statement of his requirements, his supply on hand and the amount he has ordered from various dealers and the amount consumed during year ending March 31, 1918. Retailers must report to the Fuel Administrator each month all deliveries, and are prohibited from delivering to any consumer fuel in excess of the amount named in his certified statement of requirements. The statement of requirements should be filed with the dealer as near April 1 as possible, and should state the amount of coal needed for the year ending March 31, 1919. Dealers shall make deliveries of anthracite until every consumer has received two-thirds of his stated or fixed normal requirements with the exception that orders of six tons or under may be filed at once.

HAS SKULL FRACTURE Charles Medlar in Critical Condition from Accident (From our Goulds cor) George Medlar and son Norman of Goulds went to New York city last week to see Charles Medlar, who was seriously injured when his motorcycle broke. A fractured skull resulted and he now lies in an unconscious condition. George Medlar left again this week Tuesday to see him again.

REED CASE GOES OVER Sidney Man Charged with Manslaughter for Auto Accident The trial of David Reed of Sidney on a charge of manslaughter, second degree, as a result of an automobile accident, was ordered to pass the term by Justice A. L. Kellogg at the March term of supreme court for Otsego county in Cooperstown Monday. Mr. Reed’s attorney, H. B. Sewell of Sidney, was ill and for this reason the case was ordered over. The trial of Mr. Reed is in connection with the death of Wat-

Appellate Division Renders Opinions in Several Matters. The appellate division of the supreme court last Wednesday handed down decisions of interest in several Delaware county cases. The order of the Public Service Commission as to as to the adjustment of the cost of the overhead crossing on the state highway at Hubbell’s Corners, town of Roxbury, was reversed and the matter remitted to the commission to adjust in harmony with the opinion of the court. The total cost of the construction of overhead crossings is a charge against the railroad affected, in this case the Ulster & Delaware and the State Commission of Highways. The U. & D. railroad furnished the funds for the construction of the viaduct and approaches while the State Highway Commission purchased the additional land required. The matter of issue between the railroad and state is the question of interest on the amount expended by the railroad, the railroad claiming interest to April 1, 1917, and the state claiming January 1, 1917, as the time after which interest should not be paid. The court finds the Ulster & Delaware entitled to interest to April 1, 1917 and orders an adjustment of the matter as stated. The balance due the railroad after making allowances for the expenditure by the State Highway department is $15,046.20. Mrs. Annie L. Ingham, widow of Chas. S. Ingham, lost her suit for damages against the Ontario & Western railroad. The judgment of the lower court in favor of the railroad was affirmed. Mrs. Ingham was married in Walton, March 2, to Leonard Christian of Walton. The appellate division reversed the decree of the lower court and ordered a new trial in the case of Frank H. McKinnon of Sidney, administrator of the estate of Judge James R. Baumes against Julius E. Hall, as administrator of Robert Cartwright. The McKinnonCartwright case which has been in the courts for eight years is an appeal by Julius Hall, administrator of Robert Cartwright estate, from the decision of acting Surrogate, H. J. Hewitt of Delhi. The appellate court reversed his decision on the law and the facts and disapproved of his findings which made a deficiency on the accounting, and granted a new trial. Wm.

Thorp appeared for the appellate and H. C. Kibbe, and Andrus & McNaught for the respondent. The verdict of the Night Commander Lighting Co., against Ed. Windsor of Colliers in an action to recover the value of a gas plant, was affirmed, dissenting vote.

Twenty Delaware Boys in France. At least twenty Delaware county boys are now “over there” in active service in France. Among them are First Lieutenant Donald Grant of Hobart, infantry; Captain Fred D. Wilson of Downsville and First Lieutenant R. H. Loomis of Sidney, medical corps; Charles Adams, Cannonsville; John S. Piper, Delhi, Clifton Franklin, Frank D. Brown, Delhi; Bernard Eger, Walton, McDonald Leighton, Walton; Frank H. Day, Sidney; Albert E. Caswell, Sidney; Charles E. Cooper, Lordville, Edwin Beers, Hancock, H.G. Benjamin, Lew Beach; Charles Schlager, Walton; Halladay Woods, Delhi; Linn Bruce, Jr., Andes; Henry Smith, Robert Larkin, Sidney; Clinton Smith, Walton; Lieut. Arthur J. Putnam, Deposit; Wm. Reese, Hancock. A few of those mentioned are with the British, Canadian and French forces. Miss Grace Doig of Walton is a nurse with the Roosevelt base hospital unit in France.

NAME WOMEN FOR TRUSTEES Margaretville Take Lead in Suffrage Movement. (From our Margaretville cor.) A union caucus of the voters of the village of Margaretville was held at the opera house Friday evening and the following were put on the ticket for election, March 19; president S. S. Myers; collector, Ferdinand Clute; trustees, Harry Miller, Mrs. D. L. Stewart, Mrs. J. J. Welch; treasurer, N. D. Olmstead.


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Town of Meredith will hold a Public Hearing at the Meredith Town Hall, located at 4247 Turnpike Road, Meredith, NY, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., to seek public input regarding the New York State Office of Community Renewal’sFiscal Year 2018 Community Development Block Grant Program and a proposed Small Business Assistance project to provide financial assistance in the form of a matching grant to a local business. The Town of Meredith is considering a request of $50,000 through this program. Written comments may be forwarded to James Ellis, Town Supervisor, at 4247 Turnpike Road, Meredith, NY 13806. The Regular Meeting of the Town Board will immediately follow the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY on March 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., premises known as 10 Griswold Street, Walton, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Walton, County of Delaware and State of New York, Section 273.8, Block 8 and Lot 12. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 472/16. Jeremy P. Sedelmeyer, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff Rice Logging LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/21/2018. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 18778 State Hwy. 97, Hancock, NY 13783. General Purpose. Notice of Form. of Table To Farm Tours LLC filed with SSNY on 2/22/18. Office location: Delaware. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 4898 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. Purpose:Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of Mallinckrodt ARD Finance LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/12/18. Office location: Delaware County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/22/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of The Village Entertainment, LLC filed on 2/12/18. Office Location: Delaware County. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 51939 State Hwy 10, Bloomville, NY 13739. Purpose: Entertainment/ Recreation. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF DELAWARE U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, V. GELU M. ORHA, if living, and if he be dead. Any and all other persons, who may claim as devisees, distributes, legal representatives and successors in interest of said defendants, all of whom and whose places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained; ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 20, 2017, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Delaware, wherein U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST is the Plaintiff and GELU M. ORHA, if living, and if he be dead. Any and all other persons, who may claim as devisees, distributes, legal representatives and successors in interest of said defendants, all of whom and whose places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained; ET. AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at

the DELAWARE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 3 COURT STREET, DELHI, NY 13753, on March 28, 2018 at 11:45AM, premises known as 56 UNION STREET, COLCHESTER, NY 13755: Section 358.2, Block 1, Lot 16: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE VILLAGE OF DOWNSVILLE, TOWN OF COLCHESTER, COUNTY OF DELAWARE AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 133/2014. Thomas Hegeman, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE That the Town of Kortright will be accepting Bids for the period from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019: Item #1-Hauling with 10 wheel dump truck 20 Ton+ capacity, rate per hour (in town use) Item #2-Hauling of any Stone product price per ton from Middleburgh, NY delivered to 51702 State Highway 10, Bloomville Item #3-Price per ton of 1st from Middleburgh, NY delivered to 51702 State Highway 10, Bloomville. Quantity 2800 Ton Item #4- Price per ton of 1A Stone from Middleburgh, NY delivered to 51702 State Highway 10, Bloomville. Quantity 1100 Tons Item #5- Price per ton of 1B Stone from Middleburgh, NY delivered to 51702 State Highway 10, Bloomville. Quantity 300 Tons Item #6- Hauling of any Stone Product price per yard from Rider Pit Rt 23, Davenport NY delivered to 51702 State Highway 10, Bloomville NY. Item #7-15,000-20,000 pound excavator delivered to any location within the Town of Kortright with and without operator rate per day Item #8-15,000 to 20,000 pound Bulldozer delivered to any location within the Town of Kortright with and without operator rate per day Item #9-price per gallon delivered bulk 3001 to 10,000 gallons of liquid magnesium chloride delivered to 51702 State Highway 10, Bloomville Item #10- Single Drum Dirt Roller with 15,000lb+ operating weight class, minimum 66” Drum width, Diesel Engine, ROPS-cabin, enclosed cabin with air conditioning/ heat, radio, work lights, year 2016 or newer, less than 50 meter hours Item #11- Fixed price between November 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 per gallon on winter blend fuel consisting of 60% Ultra Low Sulfer Diesel fuel and 40% Ultra Low Sulfer Kerosene delivered to 183 Crowe Road, Bloomville NY Item #12- Fixed price between April 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018 per gallon on summer blend Ultra Low Sulfer Diesel Fuel Oil delivered to 183 Crowe Road, Bloomville NY Bids must be received no later than Friday March 16th by 12:00pm, bids will be opened on March 19, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Town Hall, 51702 State Highway 10 Bloomville, The Town Board Reserves The Right To Reject Any Or All Bids Or To Accept The Bid That Is In The Best Interest Of The Town. William Burdick Highway Superintendent Notice is hereby given that a license has been applied for by the undersigned to sell wine and beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law for on-premises consumption: “LA PIZZA NOSTRA”, D.B.A. LA PIZZA NOSTRA, 785 Main St., Margaretville, NY 12455. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the

Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on March 29, 2018 at the NYSDOT, Contract Management Bureau, 50 WOLF RD, 1ST FLOOR, SUITE 1CM, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express ( A certified or cashier’s check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing 25% of the bid total, must accompany each bid. NYSDOT reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Electronic documents and Amendments are posted to Electronic documents and Amendments are posted to Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into its bid. To receive notification of Amendments via e-mail you must submit a request to be placed on the Planholders List at opportunities/const-planholder. Amendment may have been issued prior to your placement on the Planholders list. NYS Finance Law restricts communication with NYSDOT on procurements and contact can only be made with designated persons. Contact with non-designated persons or other involved Agencies will be considered a serious matter and may result in disqualification. Contact Robert Kitchen (518) 4572124. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. The Contractor must comply with the Regulation relative to nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the USDOT 49 CFR 21. Please call (518) 457-2124 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. BIDDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT AWARD OF THESE CONTRACTS MAY BE CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF A BUDGET APPROPRIATION BILL BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Reg. 09, Jack Williams, Regional Director, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 D263590, PIN 9806.80, F.A. Proj. Z001-9806-803, Broome, Chenango, Delaware & Sullivan Cos., Replacement of 7 Large Culverts in the Towns of Andes, Bainbridge, Delaware, Fenton & Middletown., Bid Deposit $400,000.00. Goals: DBE 3% INVITATION FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Article 5A of the General Municipal Law that sealed bids are sought by: THE VILLAGE OF DELHI, NY for: WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS CONTRACT NO. VD1-G-17 – GENERAL & CONTRACT NO. VD1-E-17 - ELECTRICAL Work of the GENERAL CONTRACT (VD1-G-17) generally includes: Base Bid Work: Work Areas: (1) Gravel Bank site off of Delaware Avenue to the existing distribution system along Delaware Avenue, (2) Delaware Ave. (3) NYS Rt. 28/ Andes Road • Construct a new 20’ x 28’ masonry well house at the Gravel Bank Site to serve as treatment facility for existing water well on site. Install new well pump and motor, and all facilities in new building for treatment of well water • Installation of approximately 2,500 linear feet of new 8” Ductile Iron watermain to connect the dis-

charge from the new well house at the gravel bank site to the existing distribution system. along Delaware avenue (village road) • Installation of 4000’ of 8” watermain along NYS Rt. 28/ Andes Road (NYSDOT). Work of the ELECTRICAL CONTRACT (VD1-E-17) generally includes: Base Bid Work: Work Areas: (1) New Well house at Gravel bank site off of Delaware Avenue, (2) Depot street well house- controls only. • Furnish and install electrical service to new well house at gravel bank site off of Delaware Avenue. • Furnish and install new power panel and electrical distribution system in new well house building. • Furnish and install new standby generator and new automatic transfer switch at new well house • Furnish and install control system to allow for communications new well house and existing well house at Depot Street and water tower at High School. The Village is financing the project through NYSEFC. Contractor’s to comply will all regulatory requirements set forth by NYSEFC and as detailed in the NYSEFC Construction Bid Packet included as an exhibit to these specifications. There are requirements for minority and women-owned business (MBE/ WBE) participation for each prime contract (26% participation). All GENERAL CONTRACT WORK on paved streets shall be completed by September 30, 2018 to allow for final paving. GENERAL CONTRACT and ELECTRICAL CONTRACT work in areas outside of paved streets shall be complete by December 31, 2018. Bids will be received by the Village Clerk, Village Hall, 9 Court Street, Delhi, NY 13753, until March 28, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Digital copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained online as a download for a non-refundable fee of Forty-Nine Dollars ($49.00) from the website: Complete hardcopy sets of bidding documents may be obtained from REV, 330 Route 17A, Suite #2, Goshen, NY 10924, Tel: 1-877-272-0216, upon depositing the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each combined set of documents. A pre-bid conference is scheduled for March 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Village Hall on 9 Court Street and will be followed by a project site visit. Bidders are encouraged to attend if they plan to submit a bid. The Contractors must be aware that they must comply with the State wage rates under New York State Department of Labor PRC# 2018000079 and Federal wage rates under U.S. Department of Labor NY180021 02/09/2018 NY21 and NY180079 02/09/2018 NY79. The higher of the two wage rates shall be selected on a case by case, trade by trade basis. In addition, the Contractor must comply with Labor Law 220, section 220-h, which requires that on all public work projects of at least $250,000.00, all laborers, workers and mechanics on the site be certified as having successfully completed the OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health course. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids or waive any informalities in the Bidding. Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed fortyfive (45) days from the date of the openings of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of the Bidders and receiving USDA and NYSEFC bid award approval. Owner’s Agent: Michele Griffin, Village Clerk Village of Delhi P.O. Box 328 Delhi, New York 13753 Phone: 607-746-6771 For Technical Issues contact: Bill Brown, P.E. Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. 8-12 Dietz Street, Suite 303 Oneonta, NY 13820 Phone: 607-432-8073 Fax: 607-432-0432 Email: REQUEST FOR BIDS The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) located at 33195 State Highway 10, Walton, NY 13856 is seeking bids for the renovation and update of an exterior porch and entrance as detailed in plans that can be acquired by contacting Leslie Deysenroth at (607) 865-7790 ext. 115 or via email at ldeysenroth@ Bids must be received by April 13, 2018 2:00pm. WAC reserves the right to reject any and all bids received in response to this RFB. Efforts will be made to select businesses located

within the NYC Watershed Area and to use small or minority owned businesses. EOE. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY UNDER NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW 1. The name of the limited liability company (“LLC”) is Beaver Creek Hut, LLC. 2. The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State is February 27, 2018. 3. The County within the State of New York in which the principal office of the LLC is located is Delaware. 4. The Secretary of State of the State of New York is hereby designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her is: 225 Wellington Court, Staten Island, NY 10314. 5. The character or purpose of the business of the LLC is any purpose allowed by law. Notice of Formation of Empire Junk Removal & Recycling, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/18. Office location: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 189 Jay st., PO Box 342, Sidney Center, NY 13839. General Purpose. The Vow Film LLC. Filed 10/26/17. Office: Delaware Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: C/O Lisa Wisely, 21720 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 13753. Purpose: General. Citizen Pain Releasing, LLC. Filed 10/20/17. Office: Delaware Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: C/O Lisa Wisely, 21720 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 13753. Purpose: General. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: J.B.G. FINISHING LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on March 1, 2018. Office location: Delaware County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, P.O. Box 441, Grand Gorge, New York 12434. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Bollinger Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 2/14/18. Office location: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 60125 State Hwy. 10, Hobart, NY 13788. Purpose: any lawful activities. Bovina Farm and Fermentory LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/16/18. Off. loc.: Delaware Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail proc.: 22 Warwick Estates Dr., Pine Island, NY 10969. Purp.: any lawful purp. NOTICE OF CANCELED TOWN BOARD MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Colchester has hereby canceled their regularly scheduled Town Board Meeting of Wed., March 21st. Their next regular meeting will be Wed., April 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM. By order of the Town Board Dated: March 07, 2018 Julie B. Townsend Town Clerk Notice – Board of Education Election Petitions Available Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi has two full term vacancies (3 years each) and one partial term (1 year) vacancy for board members. Mr. Jay Wilson, and Ms. Elizabeth Huneke both hold terms that will expire on June 30, 2018. A partial term vacancy of one year is available as a result of a board member’s resignation in December 2017. If you are interested in running for a Board seat, you may pick up a petition in the District Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The petition must be signed by at least 25 qualified school district residents and returned to the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.

As per School Law, to be qualified to run for the Board, you must be able to read and write, be a qualified voter of the District and a resident of the District for the continuous year prior to the election, you may not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family, you may not be a current employee of the school board, and may not simultaneously hold another public office. Susan J. Temple District Clerk Public Hearing regarding Delaware County Department of Social Services Child and Family Services Plan 2018-2023. Public is invited to listen to and provide feedback, Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 9 am in the Delaware County Board of Supervisors Room at 111 Main Street, Delhi, NY. Specific topics of Child Protection, Family and Children, and Adult Services will be discussed beginning at approximately 9:15am. Any questions please contact Director of Services, Rebecca Hoyt at 607-832-5324. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition for Annexation of Territory has been proposed, comprised of seven (7) tax lots on State Highway 28, from the Town to the Village of Delhi, County of Delaware, State of New York. Lots affected are listed on Exhibit A: 171.18-4-5.2 18733 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-1.2 18718 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-1.1 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-2.1 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-5.1 18693 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-2.2 18838 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-4.4 18671 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY A joint meeting between the Village of Delhi and the Town of Delhi will be had on the Petition to initiate annexation at the Delhi Village Hall, 9 Court Street, Delhi, NY on April 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Elsa Schmitz Clerk, Town of Delhi PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition for Annexation of Territory has been proposed, comprised of seven (7) tax lots on State Highway 28, from the Town to the Village of Delhi, County of Delaware, State of New York. Lots affected are listed on Exhibit A: 171.18-4-5.2 18733 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-1.2 18718 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-1.1 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-2.1 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-5.1 18693 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-2.2 18838 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 171.18-4-4.4 18671 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY A joint meeting between the Village of Delhi and the Town of Delhi will be had on the Petition to initiate annexation at the Delhi Village Hall, 9 Court Street, Delhi, NY on April 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Michele C. Griffin Village of Delhi Clerk-Treasurer Notice of Formation of EVERSON PROPERTIES LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/2018. Office Location: Delaware County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 105 Leonard St, #3, Hancock, NY 13783. The registered agent of the limited liability company whom process against it may be served is Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., P.C., 1 Maiden Lane, 5th FL, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. FRANKLIN VILLAGE ELECTION Village election to held March 20, 2018, Franklin Village Hall 141 Water St.from 12:00 noon to 9:00 PM. Offices to be filled and terms thereof: Trustee two years and Mayor two years. Candidates: Trustee--Paul DeAndrea, 195 Main St. Franklin, NY 13775; Mayor Tom Briggs, 173 Main St, Franklin, NY 13775. Edwyna Barstow, Clerk Hamden’s Finest LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/23/2018. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 1039 Launt Hollow Rd., Hamden, NY 13782.


General Purpose. Howell St LLC, Arts Of Org. Filed with Sec of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/8/18. Cnty: Delaware. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to: Howell St LLC, 6413 Dunk Hill Rd, Walton, NY 13856. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of formation of Mould & Deckle LLC. Filed 3/8/18. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail to: Mina Takahashi, 2150 Chambers Hollow Road, Walton, NY 13856. PUBLIC NOTICE This is to notify all Roscoe School District voters that the vote to increase the Roscoe Library budget will be held in the Library on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 12 Noon through 8PM rather than as part of the ballot on the School Budget vote on May 15, 2018. At our current rate of contributions from the Roscoe School District, it is inevidable that in a few short years the Library will not be able to remain open. We are asking the taxpayers of Roscoe School District to raise the amount we receive to cover our budget. To this point we have always been operating in the red relying on fund raising to barely meet our expenses. This increase will impact taxpayers by a very small amount each year. A copy of the budget will be available in the Library for review. Please come out and vote so we can continue being a Community Resource for our area. NOTICE OF BOND RESOLUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the resolution a summary of which is published herewith has been adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Walton, Delaware County, New York on the 5th day of February, 2018. Such resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum and the period of time has elapsed for the submission and filing of a petition for such referendum without a valid petition having been submitted and filed, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village of Walton is not authorized to expend money, or the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of New York. Jody L. Brown Village Clerk Village of Walton BOND RESOLUTION DATED FEBRUARY 5, 2018. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SERIAL BONDS OF THE VILLAGE OF WALTON, DELAWARE COUNTY, NEW YORK IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $150,000 PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL FINANCE LAW TO FINANCE THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE VILLAGE’S WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND DELEGATING THE POWER TO ISSUE BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE SALE OF SUCH BONDS TO THE VILLAGE TREASURER. Object or Purpose: the replacement of a grit screw, an influent pump and some plant-wide lighting at the Village’s wastewater treatment plant at an estimated maximum cost of $150,000. Period of Probable Usefulness: thirty (30) years. Amount of Obligations to be Issued: not to exceed $150,000, and to be offset by a State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM) Grant in the amount of $50,000 anticipated to be received from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. A complete copy of the bond resolution summarized above is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Village Clerk located at 21 North Street in the Village of Walton, New York. Dated: March 7, 2018 Walton, New York Supreme Court, Delaware County Index# 2017-1081 In the matter of the foreclosure of tax liens by proceeding in rem pursuant to article eleven of the real property tax law by the County Of Delaware. Notice Of Foreclosure Please Take Notice that on the 18th day of May, 2018 the Delaware County Treasurer, hereinafter, the “Enforcing Officer”, of the County Of Delaware, hereinafter, the “Tax District”, will move pursuant to Article 11 of the Real Property Tax Law to foreclose the lien filed with the clerk of Delaware County, a petition of foreclosure against various parcels of real property for unpaid taxes. Such petition pertains to the following parcels: TOWN OF Andes Andes Art Manor LLC 13.52A 259.7-1-18.1 Andes Art Manor, LLC 0.25A 259.7-1-19 Bacon Dennis Bacon Mary Frieda 1.39A 323.-1-32.1 Bacon Dennis A Bacon Mary Freida 3A 323.-1-32.2 Bacon Edward Sr Bacon Dennis 109.3A 323.-1-28.1 Coleman Andrew A 2.86A 259.-111.1 Coleman Andrew A 4.91A 259.-111.2 Desale James A & James C 12.50A 379.-1-1 Discenza Ronald R 10.03A 280.1-15.1 Discenza Ronald R 92A 280.-1-16 Drown Robert Drown Mary E 9A 257.-1-25 Etheridge Robert 1.5A 260.-1-32 Kramer Harry 2A 304.-1-6.23 Leal Edward S Jr 1.16A 281.-1-8.2 Norris Denise 22.16A 283.-1-1.3 Robinson Dennis 5.15A 238.-2-20

March 13, 2018

The Reporter

Robinson Dennis 6.8A 238.-2-21 St. Lewis Michael St. Lewis Tashene 1.95A 379.-1-11 TOWN OF Bovina Ciolli A Inc 97.5A 154.-1-8.2 Ciolli A Inc 102.2A 154.-1-23 Doig Donald C 5.95A 152.-2-10.2 Goldstein Lawrence Goldstein Joan Sevick 5.51A 196.-2-20 McIntosh Richard R McIntosh Roger J 0.25A 174.3-2-18 Wolfe Judith E 8.4A 152.-2-37 TOWN OF Colchester Candelaria Dios M 5A 454.-2-10 Cresskill Rod & Gun Club Inc 1.1A 360.-1-59 Desantis Vincent 5.43A 376.-4-2 Hillebrand Peter Ross Alice 10A 321.-1-19 Kent Matthew A 0.33A 358.4-1-31 Knorr Wayne 3.84A 358.2-4-3.1 Lundquist Jeffrey Simons Denise 1.69A 434.-3-1 MacDonald Ronnie L 197A 339.1-6.1 McUmber Robin E 0.51A 358.-114 Mills Walter Mills Tami 80Fx145D 376.-3-14 Mosher Ramona C 1.2A 318.-2-23 Nowicki Family Trust Allan J Nowicki Family Trust Dianne M 215.2A 319.-1-50 Petit-Jacques Jerome James Michelle R 3.87A 322.-2-17.3 Powers Properties Holdings LLC 5.1A 422.-2-29 Schrang Gerard P Schrang Denise 6.69A 395.-2-3 Schwartz Aaron M 4.9A 395.-114.3 Spaeth Jack F Spaeth Laurel 9.74A 319.-1-55 Spaeth Jack F Spaeth Laurel B 189.7A 339.-1-7 Spaeth Jack F Spaeth Laurel B 10.12A 339.-1-11.1 Spaeth Jack F Spaeth Laurel B 6.91A 339.-1-11.2 Spaeth Jack F Spaeth Laurel B 10.45A 339.-1-11.3 Spaeth Jack F Spaeth Laurel B 70Fx110D 358.2-5-16 Spensieri Michael A Jr Spensieri Sandra L 3.1A 378.-1-39 Tompkins Donald Tompkins Dona M 187.4A 319.-1-40 Tompkins Donald L Tompkins Dona M 132.72A 319.-1-27.1 TOWN OF Davenport Adams David W 0.26A 10.-2-8.22 Bermudez Bernarda 5.61A 35.-11.5 Bresee Roger H 1A 8.-1-10 Collentine Thomas J Collentine Dianne E 2.8A 34.-1-71.1 Downarovitch Anthony Downarovitch Theresa 3A 15.-1-3 Dundatscheck Wendy Ann Dundatscheck Tracy Lynn 2.6A 34.1-81.1 Finger William B Jr 1.40A 16.-1-19 Gould Florence M Attn: Dana A. Scuderi-Hunter 0.5A 23.1-1-11 Guerrero Ricardo E 5.3A 31.-2-2.2 Hamilton Roger 88.28A 23.-155.11 Johnson Darwin M 5.1A 17.-4-17 Johnson Darwin Marcus 5.22A 2.1-40 Kelch Blake 94Fx65D 16.1-4-2 Mace Chad Pine Ridge Trailer Park 24.01A 9.-1-48.11 Malu LLC 1.45A 21.-1-50 Mann Angela Lupo John 8.7A 16.2-33 Martin Joseph A Wood Judith E 12A 16.-2-8.32 McCulley Erin Kimberly McCulley Sean Patrick 11.49A 9.-1-49.211 Mentore Estates LLC 40.9A 44.4-1.1 Novello Francesco Novello Catena 5.3A 2.-2-7 Novello Francesco Novello Catena 5.73A 2.-2-8 Perez Juan C 1A 15.-1-9.2 Potter Thomas C Ham H. Gurney 1A 23.-1-52.2 Powell Angel Ann 7A 16.-2-63 Recreational Acreage Exchange 15.35A 21.-2-1.111 Recreational Acreage Exchange 66.8A 32.-2-26.1 Recreational Acreage Exchange 15.25A 32.-2-38.1 Schneider Cathleen 5.25A 2.-1-33 Sperry Steven Sperry Wayne 34A 33.-1-15.1 Torres David Brockstedt Tayna L 0.25A 22.3-1-26 Wood David A Wood Judith C 3.45A 23.-1-28.12 Zimmerman Charles W III 66Fx390D 16.1-3-9 TOWN OF Delhi 118 Main Delhi Inc 20Fx51D 171.69-8 Aitken Donald L 250Fx150D 192.1-76 Anderson Michael Brazil Philip 5.96A 147.-1-8.31 Babcock Richard Babcock Janet 117Fx146.15D 171.7-8-12 Bishop Donald F II Enterprises B II 58.99Fx108.68D 171.10-4-16 Brady Michael P Brady Mary A 43Fx100D 149.19-6-27 Depot St Development Corp 2.6A 171.14-1-3 Finne Mark T Finne Patty L 5A 149.1-4.31 Hert Elke 70Fx156D 171.10-6-15 Rudick Tom 100Fx159.96D 149.19-3-8 Salerno Steven 1.8A 171.10-7-26 Stein Michael C Jr 1.1A 172.-1-38 Stevenkelley, LLC 66Fx198D 149.19-4-6 Stevenkelley, LLC 129Fx214.5D 149.19-4-7 TOWN OF Deposit A-1 Landscape & Lawn Care LLC 54Fx110D 349.17-2-1.1 Abdu-Rashid Mustafa M AbduRashid Elijah H 31.5A 385.-1-9.4 Adams Albert S 5.1A 368.-2-33 Brusca Robert 100Fx95D 349.178-7.22 Carter Estate June A c/o Vanderbilt Mortg. Finance 2A 290.-1-2.3 Evans Connie 0.13A 349.13-3-15 Katen Edward 2.21A 310.-1-2.12 Lariccio Joseph & Bernice M 2.40A 367.5-1-1 Lopiccolo Michael 8.01A 367.-334 Lopiccolo Michael Lopiccolo Jennifer 6.01A 367.-3-36 Materese Gladys Fern c/o Dana Blake 1.6A 401.-1-19.11 Recreational Acreage Exchange 15.3A 368.-2-1.113 Video Village Mini-Mart Inc. 0.75A 349.17-3-13 Wank Calvin 3A 290.-1-10.11 Warner Clayton H Jr 38.63A 349.1-9 Warner Clayton L Jr 100A 330.-153.111 Warner Clayton H Jr 54.30A 349.1-51.1 Warner Clayton L Jr 5.70A 330.-149.112 Warner Clayton L Jr 5.70A 349.-151.31 Whitney Robert Crawson Nicole 0.13A 349.2-1-16

Walton 3 col x 5”

Zandt George M Rapuzzi Lucille A 100Fx25D 349.17-7-11 Zandt George M Rapuzzi Lucille A 0.13A 349.17-8-2 TOWN OF Franklin Bruno Constantine Bruno Marjorie Ellen 5.23A 146.-1-16 Brushes Rifle & Pistol Club Ltd 20.00A 146.-3-4 Brushes Rifle & Pistol Club Ltd 18.00A 146.-3-5 Eady Allan 20.60A 77.-1-28 Highlander Trust 40.02A 167.-35.31 Moody Wayne Moody Dawn 5.97A 146.-1-6.112 Schmidt Eugene D Schmidt Kimberly S 1A 30.-1-11.2 Schneider Doig Patricia Schneider Lindsey M 21.02A 120.-1-38.11 Schneider Doig Patricia Schneider Lindsey M 12.27A 120.-1-38.15 Strong Beverly Ann 5.28A 146.3-29 Thomas James L IV 3A 44.-129.12 TOWN OF Hamden Diversified Amphil Corp 13.12A 146.-4-9 Gillich Adeline 15.64A 167.-7-4 Hamilton Paul F 5.10A 276.-2-3 Jeanniton Mary Farinick Jeanniton Frantz 14.17A 233.-1-12.2 Jones Raymond 2.6A 254.2-1-19.1 Liddle Daniel A 230.61A 254.-113.11 Pereira Ernest 170A 233.-1-5.1 Ruoff Charles K Ruoff Eleanor N 22.25A 278.-1-23 Steffens Darren 1.5A 235.-1-17.1 TOWN OF Hancock 11 Mill St. Hancock Corp. 0.75A 429.17-4-15 Andre Paul R 1.9A 429.18-1-23 Avila Morgan Williams Bernard & Olga 1.2A 420.2-2-11 Babiak John Jr. Clouston Babiak Catherine R 42Fx100D 428.16-231.2 Barron Richard J Jr Barron Colleen T 130Fx178D 462.-1-36.1 Beaverkill Cabin LLC 0.31A 434.1-6.1 Brunner Jeremy Brunner Samantha 0.5A 391.-1-3 Carpino Russell Carpino Francine 10.67A 448.-1-30 Carpino Russell J 5A 448.-1-27 Carpino Russell J 21.7A 448.-1-31 Casciola Benedict c/o Stephen Casciola, Executor 1.5A 421.-147.3 Conkling Allen Alfred Jr Worden Lori 0.75A 464.-1-3 Conkling India 1.21A 457.-1-22 Costolnick James J 0.13A 429.172-23 Dechiara Romolo Dechiara Anna Maria 10.02A 445.-4-20 DeLeon Andy DeLeon Aracelia B 6.09A 388.-3-45 Downey John P 1A 420.-1-15 Duchon Maire I 5.27A 463.-2-54 Ellis Albert Ellis Brian 0.63A 429.21-25 Fallar James P Hudak Edward 5.75A 434.-5-32 Fallar James P Fallar William 5.37A 434.-5-34 Fallar James P Fallar William 5.38A 434.-5-35 Fatta Theodore Canape Kathleen A 0.25A 428.16-2-3 Fialo Scott P 5.24A 388.-3-10 Frappolli Vincent Frappolli Rosemary W 89.6A 373.-1-5 Gallipani Frank A Gallipani Tracy C 6.64A 434.-5-60 Gilmore William R Gilmore Gail 159Fx255D 420.2-2-59.4 Grant Harold G 0.25A 429.18-2-40 Grella Joseph Leslie A 5A 445.-4-1 Harrigan Vernon Harrigan Shirley A 14.1A 464.-1-26 Kauffman Karl J Jr. 134Fx150D 420.2-2-14.2 Kessler Joseph H Jr 1.16A 421.1-23.1 Kessler Joseph H Jr 5.35A 434.5-54 Kirkpatrick Carmel 10.04A 419.1-37 Kirkpatrick Carmel 1A 420.-119.12 Kirkpatrick Carmel 0.48A 420.-119.13 Kirkpatrick Carmel 0.5A 433.-1-12 Kirkpatrick Raymond Casciola Benedict 2.6A 420.-1-27.2 Kraft Allen R 2.14A 449.-2-21.12 Kraft Allen R 1.05A 449.-2-21.13 Kraft Allen R 0.06A 449.-2-21.14 Kraft Allen R 0.04A 449.-2-21.15 Langone Christina 164.35A 454.6-1.1 Langone Christina 5.13A 454.-610 Lease John Lease Maria Dimele 0.13A 429.17-2-13 Lease John Lease Maria DiMele 0.25A 429.18-2-21 Lease John D Lease Maria Dimele 0.25A 429.17-2-9 Lease John D Lease Maria DiMele 0.5A 429.18-1-24 Little Falls on the Delaware 4.3A 429.18-2-34 Little Falls on the Delaware 103.6A 429.-1-25.3 Lookover River Estates Inc 5.03A 440.-2-8 Lorber Gerard T Briguglio Michele 0.25A 429.18-2-47 Luce William J Luce Mildred P 384.98Fx100D 429.-1-43 Mckenna Thomas Mckenna Linda 10A 419.-1-1.2 Morreale Nicholas E Morreale Marissa A 0.3A 428.20-1-19 Myruski James A Myruski Kathleen A 2.5A 454.-4-17.1 Niessen Beata Maida Dorota 1.7A 390.-1-25 Ostuni Dominick J Ostuni Carolyn M 5.4A 372.-3-76 Pardo Raul D Pardo Linda A 6A 463.-4-1 Pardo Raul D Pardo Linda A 5.39A 463.-4-11 Perillo Dominick Perillo Donna 0.25A 429.17-2-40 Perillo Dominick Perillo Donna 0.13A 429.18-1-17 Perillo Dominick Jr 51Fx91D 429.13-4-14.2 Perillo Donna 0.25A 429.13-4-15 Perniciaro Anthony Perniciaro Theresa 86.67Fx296.3D 448.-1-24.22 Perniciaro Anthony Perniciaro Theresa 6.16A 448.-1-17.2 Pinzon Luis Pinzon Emma 89.4A 448.-1-15.1 Pinzon Luis Pinzon Emma 78Fx604D 448.-1-15.53 Pinzon Luis Pinzon Emma 1A 448.1-15.54 Pinzon Luis Pinzon Emma 2.9A 448.-1-16.1 Polkowska Iwona 0.25A 429.132-19 Rash John 5A 389.-3-15 Rash John 5.2A 389.-3-23 Rizzuti Ernest J 21.2A 389.-3-19 Roper Allen S Wright Michelle L 5.54A 434.-5-38 Rosenberg Richard Jr 5.25A 434.2-67 Russell John 15.69A 444.-1-5.2

NOTICE OF PROJECT AVAILABILITY Request for Proposals – Agricultural Use of City Property March 2018 Description: The New York City Bureau of Water Supply is soliciting Proposals for agricultural use of certain City-owned water supply lands. Agricultural uses considered may include: planting, cultivating and harvesting hay and row crops as well as pasturing livestock. Project Information: The following locations have been identified and the City will accept proposals for the following: Project No. 2625


SBL (s)




Former Owner Harcott & Gorder



Crowe Road

Project Acres* 20



Harcott & Gorder



Crowe Road



1970 & 4597


70.-1-27.411 & 27.111


Tower Mtn Rd







Elk Creek Rd













Pine Swamp Rd County Rte 10


*Approximate Availability of Information: Information about the above projects and Request for Proposal Packages are available by calling the Project SupervisorCharles Laing at (845) 340 –7218, or requesting via e-mail at: Minimum Annual Payment: The minimum annual payment shall be twenty five dollars ($25.00) or one-hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for a five (5) year agreement. Requirements – Farmers Selected Shall: 1. Maintain the required Workers Compensation and Disability Benefits Coverage (or proof they are not required to carry coverage). 2. Furnish and maintain a commercial general liability insurance policy. 3. Have demonstrated experience in farming and agricultural activities. Proposal Due Date: All Proposals must be sent to the Project Supervisor via mail, at: 71 Smith Ave, Kingston, NY 12401 postmarked NO LATER THAN March 23rd, 2018. th Notice of Award: The expected date for awarding the projects will be on or about March 29 , 2018 or following the date of closing on that particular property.

Sacramone Rocco 24.14A 388.3-67 Scarpinito Frank 1.8A 456.-3-7 Scarpinito Frank 2.6A 456.-3-8 Scarpinito Frank P 1.65A 456.-3-2 Scarpinto Frank P 1.7A 456.-3-3 Share Lisa M 5.03A 463.-2-57 Shaver William J 1.5A 431.2-156.1 Steve-Ray Holding Co Attn: Steve Casciola 170.9A 432.-1-5 Sullivan Marilyn Attn: Walter G Darbin Jr 2.5A 419.-1-30.2 Torch William 1.75A 429.17-3-2 Tyles Grigory Tyles Sura 4.5A 431.1-48.4 Valenti Rosa c/o Angelo Valenti 0.25A 420.2-1-24 Valenti Rosa c/o Angelo Valenti 0.63A 420.2-1-28 Venner Stuart Venner Grace 3.58A 457.-1-25 Venner Stuart Venner Grace 13A 457.-1-27 Volpe Jerry 6.14A 434.-2-71 Wilder Harold B Mielke Shane G 0.75A 429.13-4-1 TOWN OF Harpersfield Adlum Francis Adlum Mary T 9.59A 12.-3-2 Barber Andrea B Barber Karl R 0.15A 54.5-2-8.1 Barber Andrea B Barber Karl R 0.3A 54.5-2-8.2 Breen Kathleen A 0.13A 41.17-4-4 Fancher Douglas Fancher Connie 3.71A 28.-1-6.6 Fianchino Nicole 5.3A 12.-1-8 Marino Susan 4.56A 28.-1-48 Peck Karen 1.2A 54.5-3-10 Pellegrino Jean 0.75A 28.-1-45 Pellegrino Jean 1.2A 28.-1-47 Rebel Phyllis 4A 28.-2-39 Starbird Alberta 0.5A 19.-1-9 Tippet Ronald R 8.4A 19.-1-31 Tippet Ronald R Jr. 0.25A 54.5-6-8 TOWN OF Kortright 2896 N. Rd Bloomville NY, LLC Attn: Don Trooien 86.4A 27.-2-27 2896 N. Rd Bloomville NY, LLC Attn: Don Trooien 161.2A 38.-2-4 Akhtar Haroon 5.25A 26.-5-1 Burke Michael 9.4A 67.-1-22 Drake Dianne 5.75A 37.-2-6 Gould Kevin Solomou Michalis 60A 36.-2-14 Gould Kevin Solomou Michalis 7A 36.-2-19 Kelso Erik 2.2A 50.-1-30 Parisi Joseph 5.2A 85.-1-6.11 Serrapica Denise 3.45A 86.-1-32.1 Serrapica Mark 144.39A 86.-132.2 Simeone Edward D & Marie Rita 3.00A 65.-2-25 Stefanchik Martin Sainsbury Susan 5.55A 128.-3-2.11 Vozza Justin R Vozza Joseph T Jr 7.35A 49.-2-1 Webb Johannes 5.27A 51.-3-44 Webb Johannes 5.46A 51.-3-45 TOWN OF Masonville Applin Thomas V Applin Kathleen 7.5A 162.-2-6.2 Beliveau Patricia 0.61A 161.-1-55 Bonacci Brittany 1A 204.-1-16.3 Cole Jean Cole Carey L 78.2A 204.1-59.1 Cunningham Jason 1A 162.-243.22 Cutting Zachary S Cutting Tammy L 0.3A 183.3-2-16 Darling Shawn E Mister Robert W 6.6A 184.-1-23 Huffman Keith M Huffman Chiante M 0.8A 163.-2-20.2 Inocent Sylvan Inocent AKA Sylvia 5.1A 186.-4-9 Inocent Sylvan Inocent AKA Sylvia 5.1A 186.-4-17 Latifi Ramazan Rapush 5A 160.1-60.4 Millett Manuel Dejesus Alba 5.1A 186.-4-21 Rivera Samuel C 1.5A 182.-1-32 Uciechowski Frank Uciechowski Julie 15.05A 246.-2-1.2 Valentine Harry Jr Valentine Martha J 5.15A 186.-4-18 Vreeland Robert H Sr Vreeland Charlotte V 7.1A 206.-2-16 Wagner Deyanne 7.4A 205.-1-2.2 Zimmerman Marc Marino Walter 101.54A 161.-1-27 TOWN OF Meredith Agbannawag Evangeline S 12.8A 46.-2-3.2 Bonnie William R Licciardello Dawn M 7.64A 46.-2-5.2 Briscoe Richard H Jr 0.32A 63.-1-8 Cangialosi James 5.55A 82.-2-14 Harvey Stephen V c/o Patricia Harvey Stevenson 69.1A 80.-2-1.11 Hoyt Barry J & Sarah E Budnik 3.02A 35.3-2-19 Jorrin Sylvia 78.59A 64.-1-21.2 Licata Marisa 21.88A 48.-2-3 Roe James M Roe Donna L 140Fx240D 35.-2-4.1 Three G. Developers, LLC 5A 48.2-11.2 Three G. Developers, LLC 5A 48.2-11.3 TOWN OF Middletown 46 Depot Street CORP Attn: William Hrazanek 50Fx161D 287.172-10 Albanese James Albanese Tracy A

5.11A 264.-1-9.1 Albanese James Albanese Tracy A 5.11A 264.-1-9.2 Beck Roger M Huggans Ruthann 253Fx100D 306.-2-14 Bevins Melissa & Jeanette Bush 0.28A 306.-2-21.1 Bevins Melissa & Jeanette Bush 0.70A 306.-2-20 Bobadilla Sixto Vargas Juan F 6.23A 242.-3-4 Cammon Jeffrey 0.29A 306.-221.2 Ciabattari John 26.04A 286.-179.2 Clare James E 0.24A 306.7-1-2 Conrad Donna J 163Fx80D 287.13-1-7 Finch Bradley F 0.22A 287.17-3-24 Finch Carson 1A 264.-1-32 Finnerty Nevin P 0.18A 307.1-311.2 Finnerty Nevin P 0.35A 307.1-311.3 George Glen R George Jeanne E 4A 241.-1-26 Giacopelli Arthur Giacopelli Noreen 5A 220.-1-10.49 Goltsos George 5.1A 221.-2-13.5 Hasay George 0.37A 286.20-213.1 Hasay George 0.15A 286.20-213.2 Hasay George S 0.61A 286.20-211 Hasay George S 95Fx382D 286.20-2-14 Hasay George S Hasay Michael 0.65A 287.18-6-21 Huijon Fabiola 0.43A 306.7-9-12 Jensen Paul E 45.6A 221.-2-26.1 Liddle Daniel A 13.19A 286.-158.11 Maistros John C 5.6A 219.-2-46 Makara Mildred Makara Paul 23.8A 308.-1-20 McBride Rosete 0.17A 307.1-2-13 Mendlowitz Abraham Attn: Wigdor Mendlovic 0.24A 287.17-1-26 Middelmann Carl 10A 284.-1-75 Miller Thomas 1.2A 287.-1-2.1 Mironis Peter 9.9A 265.-1-52 Moore Stephen H Bain William H III 2.8A 305.-1-4.6 Pangburn Est Robert M Attn: Robert M Pangburn Jr 0.18A 307.13-13 Prouty James Prouty Diane J 11.93A 219.-1-40 Rasteh A James 175.06A 220.-134.112 Regan Paul R 0.08A 306.7-924.111 Reschriter Maryanne Attn: Peter Ochs 6.63A 287.-4-26 Sams Country Store INC 0.25A 287.18-1-13 Sanzone Barbara Hulse Wayne L 6.99A 287.-5-11 Teeple Laura 0.55A 306.-1-12 The Village of Fleischmanns 0.16A 287.17-3-28 Walker Boyd W Lenk Amanda E 0.68A 287.17-4-4 WMLR Holding CO II LLC 0.24A 307.1-2-26 Zarrillo Vito Jr Zarillo Jennifer 1.2A 285.-2-15 Zarrillo Vito Jr Zarrillo Jennifer Jeanne 1.1A 285.-2-16 Zarrillo Vito Jr Zarrillo Jennifer Jeanne 2.6A 285.-2-19 TOWN OF Roxbury American Ginseng Pharm Regional Center LLC 107.7A 71.-3-24 American Ginseng Pharm Regional Center LLC 10.2A 71.-3-25 Blaskovic Milan Blaskovic Bruna 5A 223.-1-4 Burrows Jack 42.82A 155.-2-6.521 Burrows Jack 16.00A 177.-1-3.2 Burrows Jack 5.25A 177.-1-3.3 Burrows Jack 17.99A 155.-2-6.51 Burrows John Reynolds 11.50A 177.-1-3.1 Burrows John Reynolds 19.20A 177.-1-4.1 Burrows John Reynolds 1.93A 155.-2-6.13 Burrows John Reynolds 8.20A 155.-2-8 Burrows John 1.92A 155.-2-6.14 Burrows Susan R 28.90A 155.-26.4 Doyle Christopher 10A 111.-211.12 Dumond David 0.61A 157.-1-34.22 Hansen Margaret M 0.34A 155.31-50 Hansen Margaret M 0.38A 155.31-51 Henao Walter 8.82A 200.-1-64 Hinkley Andrew N 0.66A 157.3-2-9 Jones Hollow Management Co., 0.5A 155.3-1-14 Joy’e Brenda A 1.25A 201.-1-42.1 Lalosh William Lalosh Karyn J 1A 200.-1-75.1 Linke Alan 10.2A 134.-3-2 McDonald James C 36.39Fx66D 201.17-8-1 McDonough Robert F Gavin Cara D 52.16A 179.-1-28 McGorry Katherine 0.6A 92.1-5-5 Middelmann Carl 8.59A 200.-4-7 Mudge Daniel Mudge Lila 3.68A 113.-1-3 Perl Susan Mudra 14.25A 180.-2-

16 Sipols Reinis N Ilze Maija Bars 16.23A 222.-5-58.33 Slater Darrell 0.08A 157.3-3-34 Stefanchik William 20.30A 91.-15.1 Stock Gregory 0.25A 91.2-8-24 Stock Gregory D Stock Diana M 0.35A 91.2-3-7 Stock Gregory D Stock Diana M 0.5A 91.2-8-23 Stock Gregory D Stock Diana M 0.13A 91.2-8-25 Stock Gregory J 0.4A 91.2-8-3 Wojciechowski John Wojciechowski Doreen 12.5A 178.-1-17 TOWN OF Sidney Alm Steven W 0.19A 141.4-1-7 Austin Nicholas G Austin Joan 1.8A 96.-1-43 Bonacci Brittany M 0.21A 115.1610-15 Branick JoAnn L Branick Lynda M 0.25A 115.20-4-7 Burns Samantha J 0.3A 115.1610-11 Butler Kevin 0.14A 115.11-2-8 Butler Kevin 0.25A 115.20-3-5 Butler Kevin L 0.06A 115.12-9-22 Butler Kevin L 0.24A 115.20-2-18 Caratelli Caspere L Caratelli Isabelle A 0.33A 115.20-4-5 Conklin Russell Conklin Myra 0.62A 141.4-2-4 Donofrio Michael 0.25A 115.126-27 Estate of John A Pope Estate of Susan B Pope 0.14A 115.11-4-8 Feggaros Stavros 3.1A 75.-1-17 Grafe-Kieklak Inge 53.6A 141.-141 Grafe-Kieklak Inge 119A 142.-1-48 Hagedon Jean 0.19A 115.12-8-19 Higgins William F 1A 163.-116.111 Huerta Antonio 0.16A 115.8-2-35 J. D. Properties, LLC 0.11A 115.12-5-15 Johnson Mary Ann 4.4A 117.-1-54 Lambrecht Roger 2A 117.-1-35.2 Lambrecht Roger 0.32A 117.-1-36 Liebermann Christopher G Liebermann John B 8.4A 118.-1-2.2 McClancy Robert McClancy Pauline 14.34A 141.-1-4.3 McClancy Robert McClancy Pauline 13.71A 141.-1-4.4 Myers-Platt Michele F 6A 139.-110 Patrick Raymond G 2.55A 141.1-21 Pensco Trust Co. Liddle IRA Daniel A 0.25A 115.11-8-4 Rico Joseph P 6.7A 116.9-1-4 Roldan Judith A 15 Willow Street Trust 0.27A 115.8-2-25 Stage Roberta 0.17A 116.13-6-7 Trask Paula 0.5A 115.16-10-21 Tubens Annmarie East Main Street Estates 4.12A 115.16-3-1 Watson Aaron T 0.41A 115.19-5-3 Wilber Richard J Wilber Carol Ann 0.93A 74.-1-56 Worden Jessie L Worden Bretta Lynn 0.25A 141.4-3-14.1 Worden Jessie L Worden Bretta Lynn 0.36A 141.4-3-14.2 Wright Dwayne Edson Jr. Wright Kimberly Ann 0.25A 115.15-3-16 Ziegler Herbert 0.75A 141.4-5-4 TOWN OF Stamford Annuniziata Erin H 0.13A 54.103-9 Ariola Giovanni 46.04A 110.-1-21 Bissonette Stephen Bissonette Cindy 1A 69.-2-40 Bissonette Stephen Bissonette Cindy 0.5A 69.-2-41 Bray Aree Bray Sally 0.06A 54.61-8 Bray Aree O Bray Sally E 0.06A 54.6-1-6 DeGroat Stephen F & Iris Z 66.47A 70.-1-45 Del Vecchio Melanie Gironda Mario Sr 25Fx109D 54.6-1-19.2 Giewat Diane E Arroyo Ricardo 0.25A 88.5-3-6 Grammenos Nick Grammenos Peter 5.27A 131.-3-42 Hanley Ronald C Hanley Mary E 0.5A 69.17-2-36 Hanley Ronald C Hanley Mary E 33Fx140D 69.17-2-37 Kiesgen David Kiesgen Inga 7A 70.-1-27.43 Kristoferson Sean 1.7A 108.-241.4 Leal Paul Leal Maria 5.25A 109.4-20 Murtha Stephen Murtha Jennifer 101.76Fx291.5D 54.10-8-25.2 O’Brien Kristopher O’Brien Guadalupe 0.5A 132.-1-15 Rebel Phyllis L 0.06A 69.17-4-5 Rebel Phyllis L 0.06A 69.17-4-6 Rebel Phyllis L 40Fx145D 69.174-7 Rifenbark Carolyn K 60Fx137D 54.10-7-22 Sahlstrom Scott L Thompson Edward X 2.02A 108.-3-23.1 Scanapico Frank Scanapico LeeAnne 26.6A 111.-1-1.1 Walsh Thomas G Walsh Carol 6.15A 131.-3-7 Williams Michael P Williams-Rideout Geraldine 0.39A 69.17-2-6

March 13, 2018

Shelton John 0.54A 206.-1-32.12 Shofkom Thomas V 15.09A 352.1-5 Tyte Wickham James 7.43A 314.3-7 TOWN OF Walton Biggar Andrew L Jr Biggar Lisa F 0.25A 251.20-2-13 Briguglio Michele R 9.4A 188.-213.1 Dimicco Margaret T 2.00A 337.1-20 Fay Timothy J Fay Jennifer K 0.25A 251.19-2-6 Fuller Sylvia L 5.5A 251.-1-41 Hendrickson Carin C 1.2A 207.2-21 Holt Debra A 0.13A 273.7-2-20

Hood Sara B 0.5A 273.11-8-15 Iorio Mildred 90.73Fx146.3D 273.11-7-58.2 Kirk Carlene E 0.25A 251.18-1-6 Lupo Frank 2A 188.-2-34.4 Mt Holley Inc 35A 294.-2-28 Papa’s Family Diner 0.25A 273.77-6 Papa’s Family Diner 0.05A 273.77-8 Paternoster Andrea R 0.25A 273.73-11 Reed Michael David 1.25A 251.152-5 Reed Michael David 11.9A 251.152-7.2 Reed Michael David 100.4A 251.1-18.1

Robinson John A 6.19A 187.-4-4 Robinson John A 5.01A 187.-4-5 Robinson John A 6.19A 187.-4-6 Robinson John A 4.60A 272.-2-28 Salvatore Barbara A 110.3A 272.2-6 Smith Ernest 1A 253.-2-1.6 Sullivan Karen 2.2A 209.-1-7.41 Taylor Darren J 1.4A 231.-1-27.1 Village of Walton 0.25A 251.15-126 Wood Earl Jr Wood Ella Mae 2.9A 250.-2-19 Zadourian Hagop Zadourian Amal 5.1A 297.-1-10.113 Zadourian Hagop Zadourian Amal 5.1A 297.-1-10.12 Zadourian Hagop Zadourian Amal

5.1A 297.-1-10.13 Effect of filing: All persons having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in such petition are hereby notified that the filing of such petition constitutes the commencement by the Tax District of a proceeding in the court specified in the caption above to foreclose each of the tax liens herein described by a foreclosure proceeding in rem. Nature of Proceeding: Such proceeding is brought against the real property only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such petition. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes or other legal charges or any part thereof. Persons Affected: This notice is directed to all persons owning or having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in such petition. Such persons are hereby notified further that a duplicate of such petition has been filed in the office of the Enforcing Officer of the Tax District and will remain open for public inspection up to and including the date specified below as the last day for redemption. Right of Redemption: Any person having or claiming to have an interest in any such real property and the legal right thereto may on or before said date redeem the same by paying the amount of all such unpaid tax liens thereon, including all interest and penalties and other legal charges which are included in the lien against such real property, computed to and including the date of redemption. Such payments shall be made to Beverly J. Shields, Delaware County Treasurer, P.O. Box 431, Delhi, New York 13753, (607) 832-5070. In the

event that such taxes are paid by a person other than the record owner of such real property, the person so paying shall be entitled to have the tax liens affected thereby satisfied of record. Last Day for Redemption: The last day for redemption is hereby fixed as the 18th day of May, 2018. Service of Answer: Every person having any right, title or interest in or lien upon any parcel of real property described in such petition may serve a duly verified answer upon the attorney for the Tax District setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his or her interest and any defense or objection to the foreclosure. Such answer must be filed in the office of the county clerk and served upon the attorney for the Tax District on or before the date above mentioned as the last day for redemption. Failure to Redeem or Answer: In the event of failure to redeem or answer by any person having the right to redeem or answer, such person shall be forever barred and foreclosed of all his or her right, title and interest and equity of redemption in and to the parcel described in such petition and a judgment in foreclosure may be taken by default. Enforcing Officer: Beverly J. Shields, Delaware County Treasurer Attorney for Tax District: Amy Merklen, County Attorney 111 Main Street, Suite 6 Delhi, New York 13753

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The Reporter


March 13, 2018

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during March will be held in DeLancey church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Patty Wolff. I welcome news from folks. Give me a call: 607-746-6860 or email The town of Hamden Senior Citizens held its monthly dinner and meeting Wednesday- a large group was present. The Dulcimores entertained with Irish music and singing. Everybody loved the beautiful Irish music for St. Patrick’s Day. Next meeting and dinner will be March 28 at noon at the town hall. On Saturday, Florence Grill, her daughter and family - Pam, Wayne and Franklin Metlicke went to Albany to visit Chris Grill and they were glad to have John and Kathi Grill from Watervliet and Laura and Hannah Grill from East Greenbush also join them. It was a great day for all to have a good family visit. I’m always glad to have a visit with Florence when she brings me her news and this week when she stopped in, after a visit, I showed her the jigsaw puzzle I was working on and I told her I required visitors to put in five pieces, after looking hard I let Florence go after she only found four pieces. Delhi’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Saturday, March 24 at noon on Main Street. Come and hear the bands and bagpipers play Irish music and see all the departments marching. On Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Walton Theatre Music Delaware on the Delaware will present The Kennedys, Blend Elements of Country Music Bluegrass and Western Swing and Janglepop. March is Maple weekend month and if the weather is right, pancake breakfasts will be offered to the public - fresh pancakes with real maple syrup. Making pancakes is about as simple as recipes get. If possible, always use buttermilk. Buttermilk gives the cakes a slightly tangy flavor and makes them more fluffy. For pancakes brown on the outside, tender on the inside, make sure the skillet is hot enough before adding the batter. Whatever you do, avoid smashing the cakes with your spatula so you don’t deflate the fluffiness. Pancakes: 1 cup flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 egg, 2 Tblsp. sugar, 3 Tblsp. butter, melted and 1 cup buttermilk. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth, about one minute. Batter will be thick. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto a hot griddle, cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Great homemade pancakes. Pour on the syrup and enjoy. There will be an open house at the Shaver Hill Maple Farm in Harpersfield on March 17 and 18 and again on March 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All you can eat pancakes served until 3 p.m. While there, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride; maple coffee, maple cream, maple popcorn, maple cotton candy, maple sugar and more and demonstrations. Matthew and Micah Scobie invite you to their Brookside Maple open house March 17 and 18 and

Grantor MARCH 6, 2018


GardenScene Scene Garden Free income tax service filling for elderly and low income individuals in Delaware County from through April 12 by AARP tax aide volunteers certified by the IRS. They can help taxpayers with basic returns. There are no age or income limits. This service is by appointment only; call Delaware County Office for the Aging, 607-832-5750 or the Sidney Senior Dining Center at Sidney Memorial Library: 607-5632212. March 24, baked potato extravaganza dinner at the East Branch Fire hall serving from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. sponsored by the East Branch/Harvard UMC; free-will offering at the door, takeouts available; also a pie contest. Bakers, make your choice of pie and bring to the dinner - you might just win. Menu: baked potato with toppings of gravies, veggies, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, chilli, etc., salad, dessert, beverages. The church will host its second annual rummage sale May 17, 18 and 19, so if spring housecleaning, save any good, clean items that you no longer want and donate them. Contact Kevin Keesler at 607-363-7751 if you have items and need them picked up. Benefit: East Branch/ Harvard UMC. Happy belated birthday to Mia Odell of Downsville; hope you enjoyed the cupcakes that your mommy made for you and all your friends in school last week. Happy first birthday to Hunter and Parker Odell, twin sons of Georgia and Sean Odell of Downsville. Their birthday is Wednesday, March 14. They sure are cute kids. Debbie Early of East Branch visited her Aunt Joan Luscomb of Shinhopple last week and brought all the pictures she had taken when she was in China with her husband to show Joan. Kyle and Angela James brought their baby to see his grandmother, Joan Luscomb, a couple of days ago and had lasagna with her. Joan got to see and hold the baby which she says is a cutie pie. The Colchester Community UMC thanks all who supported the chicken and biscuit dinner held Feb. 28. Thursday March 15, is the monthly meeting of the Colchester Senior Citizens. They will meet, weather permitting, at the American Legion at noon; bring a dish to pass and think green - wear your greenish shirt or blouse or sweater for St. Patrick’s Day. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all that are Irish as I am, Saturday, March 17. Spring officially begins March 20. It sure doesn’t look like spring - lets keep our fingers crossed and hope for more sunny, warmer days. Palm Sunday is March 25, Good Friday is March 30, and Easter Sunday is on April Fools’ Day - April 1.


Transfer Tax

Roxbury Stamford

Sturm, Edward F Maida, Annmarie

0.00 78.00



Herbstein, Leandro Merlis, Vanessa


Liddle, Roger W (tr) Richard & Louise Liddle Irr Family Tr (by Tr) Merlis, Vanessa

Hegeman, Thomas (Ref) Morales, Hugo (By Ref / Heir of) Delelys, Lisa (Heir / By ref) Morales, Victor (Heir / By ref) Mistretta, Frank


Wayne Bank




Hallstead, Richard Cazzolla, Nanette Ross, Daniel S (Ref) RAC Realty Inc (By Ref) Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB (dba / tr / by atty) Christiana Trust (tr/ by atty) Pretium Mortgage Acquisition Tr (bytr / atty) Alta Residential Solutions LLC (atty) Byrne, Maureen A (Ref) Northrup, James H (Heirs Of / by Ref) Harrington, Sharon (Heir by Ref) Earl, Susan (Heir / by Ref) Kaczmarek, Sander (Heir / by Ref) Kilmer, Farrah (Heir / by Ref) Northrup, Sean & Gerald (Heirs / by Ref)

Hancock Colchester Stamford

Mistretta, Frank Herbst, Barbara J Wormuth, Bernard L Jr & Kara M Kozdeba, Paul A & Nina O Landco Mortgage Bankers Inc

68.00 560.00 2932.00


LaStarza, Joseph & Ellen



with withPeggy PeggyBolton Bolton

The Good And The Bad Tender plants are enjoying the blanket of snow. Snow works as a natural insulator. Any plants that were mulched with evergreen branches are now covered with a nice blanket of snow. As we undoubtedly are in for lots of changeable weather, the mulching is a good thing. Don’t get in a hurry to remove the mulch in early spring. It is better to leave plants protected until warm weather really arrives. Evergreen foliage is easily burned by early spring wind. Watch for any garden areas with standing water, and ditch on the next warm day. Standing water on plants with crowns is a sure killer. Also, continue to check for any bulbs or plants that have been kicked out the ground with thaws and freezes. If the ground is frozen around the exposed plant roots, cover them entirely with wood chips, aged compost, or soil. Depending on where you have ordered spring planting items from, they may start to arrive soon. Seeds may be stored in the refrigerator in a Ziplock bag. Place the bag in the fresh vegetable drawer until planting time. With heavier snow in some areas, wildlife is moving closer to landscapes. Try liquid spray repellents to help keep deer and rabbits away from plantings. They will have to be reused after each heavy rain or snow fall. There are several home recipes on the internet that may be helpful. Send specific questions to: Country Grown Perennials LLC, Peggy Bolton, 4801 Pines Brook Road, Walton, NY 13856. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish to receive a personal reply. Visit us on the web at countrygrownperennials. com.

Real Estate Transactions

Sturm, Edward A Kraker, Marueen Bianca, Daniel C Liddle, Richard

MARCH 7, 2018


The Reporter again on March 24 and 25 located on County Highway 2, DeLancey. Free tours of the sap house and free tasting, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Maple products will be for sale. Maple weekends at Catskill Mt. Maple on Charlie Wood Road between DeLancey and Andes. Pancakes served by local 4-H Clubs. Suggested donation of $4 per person will support the Terry Kaufman memorial; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rummage and bake sale at the Delhi United Ministry on March 17, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit the humane society. I guess my biggest thought for the week was our winter storm. Thursday was a beautiful day for getting out for our supplies. When I got up Friday morning and looked out I knew it was going to be a day to stay inside and watch the snowfall. It started during the night and didn’t end until late Friday afternoon. We ended up with 20 or more inches of snow. All area schools and a lot of businesses were closed for the day. Traffic on the road by my house was very little with mostly only plow trucks going by. I talked to my sister in Margaretville and she had about 30 inches of snow and was without electric for almost two days. Even though it made a lot of work for some it was a beautiful day with the trees and every thing hanging with snow. We are very thankful the wind didn’t blow as much as they expected, so at least right the electric stayed on. Question is, will that be the last for our winter? Fun and Wacky Days: March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney patented the Cotton Gin and it is Learn About Butterflies Day and national potato chip day; March 15 is Everything You Think is Wrong Day and the Ides of March; March 16 is Everything You Do is Right Day, Freedom of Information Day, Incredible Kid Day and Professor Robert Goddard launched the first liquid fuel rocket in 1926; March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef and cabbage day, and the rubber band was invented in 1845 - can you imagine life without them? March 18, 1965, Soviet Union cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became the first person to take a space walk; March 19, 1918, Congress approved Daylight Savings Time; March 20 is International Earth Day and Harriet Beacher Stowe published the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in 1852; and - March 20 is The First Day of Spring! Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A truck driver saw a sign ahead of him that said “Low bridge ahead.” Before he knew it, the bridge was right in front of him and he got stuck. Cars were backed up for miles. Finally a police car arrived. The officer got out of his car, walked around to the truck driver, put his hands on his hips and said, “Got stuck, huh?” “No” the truck driver replied. “I was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas.” Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children. A cute saying: Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated: you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. Helpful Hint: I tried this and it really works: when making your coffee and getting your coffee filters apart from the stack is a struggle, turn the stack inside out and it makes it a cinch to pull off a filter.

Federal National Mortgage Assoc



Grantor MARCH 8, 2018



Giesse, William R (Exr) Giesse, Peter (Exr Of) Village of Walton Straub, David P Kirkendall, Kip S Moody, Paul R (Ind & Atty) Moody, Ann S (by Atty)


Giesse, William R


Walton Kortright

Darling, Lester C Jr & Lilla F Straub, David P

36.00 582.00


Moody, Paul R

Weiner, Daniel & Diane (by Atty) Lefkowitz, Richard A (Atty) Ventricelli, Peter (Co Exr) Marigliani, Sharon V (Co Exr) Ventricelli, Ann (aka Ann L) (Co Exrs Of) Lagnese, Marilyn L Burfeind, Marisa (Exx) Barbieri, Edward (Exx Of) Duglin, Evan F (Tr) Duglin Revocable Trust (by Tr) Cerosaletti, Charles R (Exr Of) Cerosaletti, Paul (Exr) Fannie Mae (aka) (by Atty) Federal National Mortgage Association (by Atty) David A Gallo & Associates LLP (Atty) Schuman, Stephen A & Thomas Schuman, James R & David A Cammer, Jane E


Bauer, Margaret A



Liberatore, Anthony


Andes Hamden

Davi, Anthony Biaggo & Carol Barbieri, Nicholas

514.00 412.00




Duglin, Evan F (Tr) Duglin Revocable Trust (by Tr) Estate of Charles R Cerosaletti


El Hendawy, Tamara



Macher, Columbine


MARCH 9, 2018

Transfer Tax



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