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Village of Franklin Mismanaged Funds, Comptroller Says By Lillian Browne FRANKLIN - The New York State Comptroller issued a report earlier this month stating that village of Franklin officials have been levying excess property taxes, without a plan, to the detriment of taxpayers and in violation of state guided municipal fiscal policy. Franklin Mayor Tom Briggs responded to the Comptroller in April, agreeing with the state’s findings. Briggs has also agreed to implement policies, plans and procedures to correct the problems. An audit of village finances found that the general fund year-end balance increased by 46 percent from 2014-15 through 2016-17; that budgeted general fund appropriations in 2015-16 and 2016-17 exceeded expenditures by an annual average of 30 percent while actual revenues exceeded budgeted revenues in 2014-15 and 2015-16 by an annual average of 18 percent; there is no multi-year financial or capital plan in place - nor does the village have a fund bal-
ance policy and that the village Clerk did not provide Trustees with adequate financial reports. The tiny municipality had a population of 353 and a budget, or planned spending, of $150,000 in 2017-18. Auditors examined records from 2014 through 2017 to analyze financial trends in the village. What they found was that officials consistently underestimated revenue (money coming into the village coffers) as well as overestimated expenditures (money being paid out to operate the village.) While it is not unreasonable to maintain an excess fund balance for cash flow purposes and to provide a cushion against unforeseen circumstances, the Comptroller said, the village must both have a policy for those funds, specific planned projects that the money is to be used for and established reserve (debt service or capital) “savings” accounts. Year-end fund balances in the village of Franklin are unSee Mismanaged page 4
Presentation at Supervisors’ Meeting Focuses on Suicide Prevention By Rosie Cunningham DELHI - Suicide prevention topped the agenda at the Delaware County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday. Delaware County Director of Public Health Amanda Walsh provided a presentation to those in attendance and emphasized that suicide is a pressing issue in the county. Delaware County ranks third for highest suicide rates in New York state. Walsh said the presentation was created Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter because May is Na- Rene Stratton, the program coordinator for tional Mental Health the Suicide Prevention Network of DelaMonth and awareness ware County, provided statistics and a preneeds to be brought to sentation to the Delaware County Board of the forefront. Supervisors Wednesday. Walsh introduced Rene Stratton, the program co- have committed suicide each ordinator for SPNDC (Suicide year in Delaware County- mostPrevention Network of Dela- ly men between the ages of 39 ware County). and 54. Stratton said from 2011 to Walsh said the organization 2016, an average of nine people focused on the elderly, veterans, officers and farmers due to high stress occupations and as for the elderly - isolation. Delaware County’s suicide rate is higher than the New York state average, Stratton explained. Veterans and dairy farmers were among the demographics that the program is particularly concerned about. The presentation/Public Service Announcement was funded by the NYS Center for Suicide Prevention, the O’Connor Foundation and Rural Alliance. “There is a concern with them not wanting to be a burden,” Stratton said, adding that middle-age males are less likely to go to the doctor or talk to someone
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Area Churches Prepare to Protect Parishioners By Patty Lollot WALTON - “I could work every day giving active shooter training,” said Delhi Police Captain James Small at a second safety meeting held at New Hope Community Church (NHCC) last Tuesday. The meeting’s focus was on preventing, or mitigating an active shooter event, especially at soft targets such as schools, churches, workplaces and public gatherings. He was again assisted by Rich Kelly, a training instructor and Hamden Town Constable. During Tuesday’s presentation, Small cited the New York State Penal Law Article 35 covering justification of the use of a firearm (lethal/deadly force). While the law can be reviewed online, Small gave a broad overview as to who is “authorized” and what is “necessary and reasonable use of force.” With such force comes a tremendous amount of both responsibility and liability. See Area Churches page 4
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Delhi Police Captain James Small and Samantha LaTourette demonstrate the proper handling of a firearm, using a Glock Trainer 17, a non-lethal handgun used in training sessions, during a church safety presentation at New Hope Community Church last Tuesday.
Village Property Annexation Approved by Delhi Town Council
Town Playground at Legion Field to be Closed for Summer By Lillian Browne DELHI - A Delhi village resident was the sole attendee at a joint public hearing of the town and village of Delhi on May 8. The purpose of the hearing was for public comment on the annexation of seven town properties by the village. Two of the properties are owned by the village and located on county Route 18. The remaining contiguous properties are located on state Highway 28, at the current village line near County Tire and the Buena Vista Motel. The resident in attendance, Richard Gumo, who lives on
county Route 18, quizzed officials about guiding zoning, ordinances and restrictions if the properties were successfully annexed. Supervisor Mark Tuthill stated that if the village annexes the parcels, they will be regulated by village zoning. Deed restrictions, Tuthill continued, “go with the property.” In response to a polite scolding from Gumo that adjacent property owners were not personally given notice of the proposed annexation, both Tuthill and Delhi Mayor Richard Maxey stated that the only people who can cast a vote on the annexation are the property own-
ers themselves. The town council unanimously consented to the annexation, with Council member Matt Krzyston abstaining from the state Highway 28 resolution vote. A special election on the annexation, at which only the affected property owners can vote, will be scheduled by the town within 90 days. In other business before the town: • The town unanimously approved a bond anticipation note for the construction of the Delhi Community Pool, up to $1 million, at zero-percent interest for See Delhi Town page 4
New Executive Director Takes the Reins at Delaware Opportunities By Rosie Cunningham HAMDEN - Dr. Shelly Bartow took the reigns as the new executive director of Delaware Opportunities Inc. Bartow assumed the position on April 30 and said the experience has been great. “Delaware Opportunities is an amazing organization,” she said Friday. “There is such as wide variety of programs and versatility in serving peoples needs. I think John Eberhardt, the former executive director, left such a strong program, and I would like to expand, grow and take advantage of the legacy that he left.” Prior to her new post at Delaware Opportunities, Bartow was the director of a dropout prevention program at Morrisville State College. Bartow earned her bachelor’s at Binghamton University. She has an MBA with a concentration in human resource management. She has a doctorate in management with a Melissa Johns/The Reporter concentration in executive leadership. Dr. Shelly Bartow She earned her dissertation regarding local non-profits in the area - with a focus on how directors and CEOs utilize social media to achieve organizational goals. Bartow is 39 years old and lives in Bainbridge with her husband and 12-year-old daughter. The director said she is passionate about not-for-profit organizations as a whole, but believes Delaware Opportunities is simply top notch. “I think Delaware County programming and services are so impressive,” she said. “We have such a diverse variety of services - we can help so many in such a wide and interesting way.” Delaware Opportunities has a strong foothold in the community and employs approximately 200 individuals full-time, part-time and seasonally.
May 15, 2018
Looking for Austin Lincoln Ice Rink volunteers to dismantle the rink. If you are available Thursday - the 17th - around 4:30 p.m., they need many hands to dry, fold and store the liner for the season. Please bring old towels, mops and hope for sunshine. Thanks to all who can lend a hand. The Walton Central School will hold its annual budget vote today - Tuesday, May 15 from noon - 9 p.m. A flyer detailing the budget was mailed to all residents. Voters must be 18 years of age, and a resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Voters must bring proof of identification, such as a license, a pistol permit or utility bill and you can sign an affidavit. The Walton Little League will hold its annual fundraising barbecue chicken sale on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecued chicken by Wilson’s and will be for sale at the bus garage. There will also be a bake sale and car wash. If you’d like to bring your recyclables they will take them to redeem, too. Trout Creek town wide lawn sales on Saturday, May 19 starting from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. For a $10 setup fee, you can rent a table at the Tompkins Town Hall. There will be maps available at the town hall to direct you to the rest of the sales. There will be a paint and snack fundraiser on Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at New Hope Community Church. Proceeds to support Tim Vandemark and Nick Mathews to help them with expenses for a mission trip to Kenya. Cost to paint a safari elephant picture is $35 per person. Drinks and snacks will
Delhi Will Flush Hydrants Wednesdays This Summer The village of Delhi will flush fire hydrants on these Wednesdays: May 30, June 6, June 20, and June 27. Village residents may experience discolored water during these times.
be provided. Also on Saturday, May 19, plan to eat at the loaded baked potato extravaganza at the First United Methodist Church on North Street, serving 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults can eat for $8, which includes a baked potato, assorted toppings, tossed salad, dessert and beverages. Children 6-12: $4. They can have the potato or chicken nuggets, french fries, applesauce, dessert and assorted beverages. Children 5 and Under are free, as their guests. You can do take outs that you choose the toppings yourself; 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Walton Emergency Squad. This was a delicious dinner last year, and the biggest baked potatoes I’ve ever seen. Nice, new fundraising event. There will be an open house for the YMCA JumpStart program for children 3-5 years old at the Townsend School on Friday, May 18 from 5:30-7. Come meet the teacher, see the room and enroll for the program that best suits your child’s needs. If your child is enrolled in the UPK program, they can come before or after their UPK class, or if they are too young for UPK this year, they can come for whole or half days to the YMCA program. Enrollment is currently open and ongoing for preschool children ages 3-5. For more information, contact Rebecca Banker at 607-865-4116 x4141 or email at email@example.com. There will be an open house at the Walton Cemetery on May 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Hear interesting history, enjoy refreshments, meet the board of directors, and get information on burials and cremations. Townsend School will make a memorial rock garden. Students can bring one or two flat rocks, no bigger than their hand to school so they can paint them this week in school. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 25 another red, white and blue Day. The annual Townsend School Art Show will be Wednesday, May 16-18 along with a book fair. Each student will have at least one piece of art displayed. Come check it out and grab
some books for summer reading. On Friday, May 18, the PTA will hold its annual carnival from 4-7 p.m. on the front lawn. The Spring concert will be on Thursday, May 24. The Southern Tier Chapter of the Nam Knights will host the breakfast at the White Birch Airport on Sunday, May 20. Serving starts at 8 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Beautiful scenery, great cause, delicious breakfast. New Hope Community Church will provide an award of $250 to a Walton High School or Home-Schooled Senior actively involved in a local church in the Walton area who plans to pursue higher education in the Fall. Applications are available at the WCS guidance office and each local church. Deadline is May 24. Recipient will be notified by June 7. The United Presbyterian Church will host a Music Sunday on Sunday, May 20 at 10 a.m. Come enjoy a time of fellowship with only prayers and music - and all are welcome. On Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m. the Coffeehouse at the Walton Theatre will host a group of Walton Central School music students in an event titled “Walton Young Artists.” With this Coffeehouse, Music on the Delaware acknowledges the music work done in the local Walton schools by both students and teachers. Student performers may include numbers learned from various visiting concert musicians during the 2017-18 school year. Coffeehouse events are from 6 to 8 p.m. on the parlor (second) floor of the Walton Theatre and feature local and regional musicians. Performances are free; donations accepted.
Coffee/tea and desserts will be available. This year’s rummage and bake sale at the United Presbyterian Church (red brick). Stop down on Friday, May 18 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., or Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. - noon (bag sale day). Clothing - adult, teen and baby sizes, dishes, pots and pans, linens, books, puzzles, craft supplies, decorative items and too much more to list - will be available. Stop at the bake sale to pick up a tasty treat or two. Something for everyone and the proceeds fund mission projects both locally and abroad. On Monday, May 28, the Memorial Day parade line-up will be in the school bus garage parking lot in between 9:30 – 10 a.m., when parade starts. The parade will proceed east on Delaware Street to the new Veteran’s Plaza. The lead units (fire truck, school band, marching units), will turn right between Smoker’s Choice and the laundromat, forming up on the east side of flag pole in the park. The rest of the units in parade will turn right between Underwood’s garage and the park, forming up on the west side of the park, facing the flag pole. Walton Town Supervisor Charles Gregory will have a brief message, “Taps” will be played, and the Flag will be raised. At approximately 10:10 a.m., the parade units will reform in their respective positions, and proceed to Water Street, turn left, proceed to Bridge Street, turn right across the bridge, then stop at World War II memorial in front of the old armory (castle), where Rev. Robert Wilkie will lead all in prayer, Marge Rutherford will read a Memorial Day
message and Deb Goodrich, American Legion Auxiliary, will set a wreath. The parade will then proceed to River Road to the cemetery. At 10:30 a.m. the parade will stop for the service at the Civil War Monument, Walton Cemetery: wreath set by American Legion Auxiliary; children deposit flowers; Scouts lead “Pledge of Allegiance” and the Gettysburg Address will be recited. At 10:45 a.m. the parade will stop for a service at new Veterans Memorial in the Walton Cemetery, there will be a legion prayer, led by Rev. Wilkie and wreaths deposited by Walton American Legion, Walton VFW, Walton Ladies Auxiliary, and Sons of American Legion. “In Flanders Fields” will be recited. Benediction will be by Rev. Wilkie, and the 21 gun rifle salute will be by Walton American Legion Color Guard. Taps will be played and the National Anthem will be played by the school band while the flag is raised. The parade will then proceed back to old armory, where they will again stop for raising of flag, “Taps,” and Walton school band playing National Anthem. The parade will then proceed across Bridge Street (Walton band to High School), to Delaware Street, to Gardiner Place, where parade will disband. Following the parade, a free lunch will be provided for veterans and unit members who participated in parade. Others who wish to eat may do so by making a free-will offering. In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies will be held in Walton Central High School gym.
Public Invited to FoodWorks+ Grand Opening Tours & Tastings May 25 in Andes
Join the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for Delaware County FoodWorks+, 27905 state Highway 28, Andes, on Friday, May 25 from 4 - 6 p.m. There will be tours of The Calico Room, The Exchange, the visitor center and the shared commercial kitchen. The refreshments will include signature selections from local food producers and drink makers. Delaware County FoodWorks+ is a collaborative effort between the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency, Delaware County Department of Economic Development, Catskill Development Foundation, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the privately owned company Agriforaging Food Safety.
Meet Izzy, the Garbage Disposal By Rosie Cunningham DAVENPORT - Meet Izzy, the garbage disposal who eats everything in sight and The Reporter Pet of the Week. Izzy is a two-year-old male goat who is owned by South Kortright Central School graduate Burkley Cole. He was a gift from SUNY Cobleskill. Currently, he residents in Davenport at Double S Farm. “He loves to be with his sheep friends and he loves to eat anything in sight - flowers, apples, chips, bagels and much more. Also, he thinks he is a dog and follows horses and riders on trail rides,” said Cole. Recently, one of his best buddies - a Jack Russell named Mayhem - passed away - leaving Izzy at a loss. To submit a pet of the week, email Rosie Cunningham at r.cunningham@ the-reporter.net.
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Meet Izzy, The Reporter Pet of the Week.
Izzy misses his departed buddy, Mayhem, who he loved to kiss.
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Septic Repair Funding Available in NYC Watershed
Home and business owners with on-site septic systems in the Catskill-Delaware New York City Watershed are reminded to call the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) if they suspect problems with their systems. Technical staff members from CWC will visit to explain the Septic Rehabilitation and Replacement Program and determine whether the property is eligible for total or partial reimbursement of eligible costs to repair the system. One- or two-family residences or home-business combinations built before November 2, 1995 may be eligible if less than 1,000 gallons of water per day is used and if the property is located within 700 feet of a watercourse or reservoir in the NYC Watershed in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan or Ulster counties. Permanent residents are reimbursed 100 percent of eligible costs of repairing or replacing failed septic systems. Non-primary residents are reimbursed 60 percent of eligible costs. Homeowners who participate in the CWC septic program may also qualify for an allowance to purchase a low-flow toilet. Those who meet income requirements may qualify for hardship assistance, whether or not their property lies within the
specified distance of a watercourse. Two-party checks may be issued if requested. The CWC will also assists small businesses that employ 100 or fewer people - paying up to 75 percent of eligible costs to repair or replace failed septic systems. Ineligible enterprises include apartment buildings and those served or potentially served by NYC- or municipallyowned sewer projects. The CWC encourages property owners whose systems were installed after November 2, 1995 to extend the life of the systems by getting them pumped and inspected. CWC will reimburse half the cost of a pumpout for systems that are at least three years old. The programs are voluntary. CWC is a funding and benefit organization, not a regulatory or enforcement agency. Details may be found at www.cwconline.org. During 2017, 178 failed septic systems were replaced and 263 septic systems were pumped and inspected with CWC funding. The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River.
Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Awards at Delaware County FoodWorks+ June 14 The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will honor local businesses at its 2018 business awards to be held June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Delaware County FoodWorks+, 27905 State Highway 28, Andes. Local food and drink to celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of the Delaware County business community, are on the menu. This year’s awards are: Business of the Year - Delaware County Broadband Initiative, a collaboration of Delaware County Electric Cooperative, Delhi Telephone Company and Margaretville Telephone Company. New Business of the Year - Catskills Regional Harvest. Tourism Award - Delaware and Ulster Railroad. Business Advocate of the Year - James Doig, president, sfcu. Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets or for more information visit delawarecounty.org or call 607-746-2281.
Free EPA Certified Lead Renovator Training Course
Delaware County Public Health will sponsor another free EPA Certified Lead Renovator eight hour training course on Thursday, May 31. The training will be held at The Carriage House behind 76 Main Street in Stamford. ConTrax, LLC, an EPA-approved training provider, will conduct the class. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. It requires that firms (which include public and private entities, landlords, self-employed persons, etc.) that advertise to and/or perform renovation, repair, and/or painting projects that disturb leadbased paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by the USEPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPAapproved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. This class, sponsored by Delaware County Public Health, will include all course materials, manual, refreshments, lunch and certificate of completion. Free tuition offered on a first come basis, with preference given to Delaware County residents, businesses, rental prop-
erty owners, home improvement contractors and their employees. Space is limited for this onetime class. To reserve a seat call ConTrax at 607-588-6640, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to www. contraxllc.com.
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Always Auto Hauling owner Robert Weinberg, with his mother and business manager, Linda Weinberg.
Always Auto in Stamford, Transporting for the Long ‘Haul’ By Rosie Cunningham
ny is a standout because they are reliable and they stand behind their work. “Our drivers are CDL Class A Certified. We are on time,” she said. “We take pride in our work and handle the cars as if they are our own.” Linda said she could not be happier with how the business has grown and looks to add on even more. “We are family oriented,” she added. “We want to create jobs locally and we want our employees and future employees to know we have their best interest in mind. We look towards providing an employ-
ment opportunity for reliable individuals for the long haul. We invest - and will continue to do so - in our employees and provide experience, time and training so our day-to-day business and hauling is done the right way.” Currently, the business is sponsoring a T-ball team through Catskill Mountain Little League. Both mother and son said they would like to take part in more sponsorship/ community opportunities in the future. For more information, visit Always Auto Hauling on Facebook, or contact 607-386-3812.
STAMFORD - Always Auto Hauling, a transporting trucking business in Stamford is reliable, ever evolving and supportive of the community. The business was initiated in Florida by owner Robert Weinberg, a Stamford Central School graduate. Following discussion with his mother, Linda Weinberg, the duo determined that it was financially feasible to relocate the hauling company to New York thus, Robert Weinberg returned to his Stamford roots in 2016 and he has never looked back. Today, the business is located at 2 Graham Drive in the village of S t a m fo rd , and according to company manager Linda We i n b e r g , they could not be happier with how Always Auto Hauling has flourished. “It started with just Robert and one truck Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter and one The Always Auto Hauling facility located at 2 Graham Drive in the village of Stamford. trailer, and now we have two additional drivers, and we just hired a third,” she said. “By the end of this month, we will have three trucks and one trailer in our fleet.” Linda explained that Always Auto Hauling finds car loads to When you need money for a home improvement project, “dispatch.” new car, college, or a vacation, using “We essentially move cars the equity in your home for a low interest loan is the smart financial move. from point A to point B,” she said. “I would say we do an estimated 100 cars each week.” The manager said the compa-
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Area Churches... continued from front page Small explained that we are all “authorized” to protect ourselves, others, as well as real and personal property. To what degree depends on the severity of the threat. As an example, he said, “If someone comes into a church and snatches the collection basket, does that warrant the use of lethal force?” Of course, it does not, since it is only a case of petit larceny. However, if someone comes into a church brandishing a firearm and begins to shoot at people, that’s a justifiable cause for the use of a lethal weapon. Using the acronym, IDOL (In Defense of Life) Small outlined what needs to take place before such a measure is taken. Both professional law enforcement personnel and private citizens need certified training in the event of a shooter situation, which, unfortunately, has become all too familiar. Specific to churches and other institutions, safety teams who wish to be armed must have a plan in place, permits, practice (experience) with firearms and proficiency (accuracy) to avoid collateral damage. “The liability issue is huge,” he acknowledged. To what degree a church can lessen its liability must be discussed with its insurer, who will help to outline what requirements must be met to insure the church and its safety team members. There is already one local church that has implemented a multi-person safety team, some members of which are certified
to carry a firearm, offered Small. For Small and Kelly, stressing the need for training, practice, and commitment is an ongoing theme. Kelly explained, “I know officers who practice holstering and unholstering their firearms at home.” This instills muscle memory which helps ensure that they can draw their weapons with practiced ease. Similar commitment would benefit civilians given the responsibility of protecting others in church, and elsewhere. Small said that frequent practice shooting sessions, both at stationary and moving targets, lends itself to greater proficiency in the event of an incident. In a church with possibly 100 worshippers or more, accuracy is critically important. “Don’t just go to the range once a year and expect to be proficient,” he warned. Looking into the mind of an active shooter, Small explained, “Some have mental issues, others are on drugs.” There are also political and religious radicals, as reported in the news. “These shooters often have a reckless disregard for the consequences of their actions,” he stated. Conversely, Small said that civilians, given the responsibility of protecting themselves and others, must look at their own mindsets and commitment to act defensively to stop a threat, if necessary. “People handle stress in different ways,” he observed. Some often have to make a “split second” decision
to shoot and do it, while others will choke and back off. In the aftermath of a shooting incident, where an attacker is shot, Small recommends caution in reporting the event. Call 911, explain someone tried to kill you, be willing to sign a complaint, show the attacker’s weapon, identify witnesses and then, advise you wish to cooperate with police, but first, you need an attorney. For those who are interested, Small said that the department offers periodic civilian pistol training sessions. Interestingly, he sees an increase in women who shoot. “About 60 percent of the participants are women.” Attending the presentation was Pauline Scherer, a member of NHCC. Later, she said. “I came away with a great respect for the police and an awareness of how very difficult their jobs are, especially when they must react to danger at a moment’s notice.” She further added, “The entire church body has a responsibility to avoid making a dangerous situation worse by its well-meaning, but ignorance of the correct actions in a potential crisis.” NHCC Pastor Larry Light observed, “This was an excellent training by Capt. Small and Richard Kelly on church preparedness for disruptive incidents that can happen inside the church. Churches need to proactively take steps for things that we hope and pray never happen, but could.”
Delhi Town... continued from front page the first year, to be held by Delaware National Bank of Delhi. Tuthill said the loan is being taken, “So we don’t get into a cash flow bind while we are waiting for money (grants and other funds) to come in.” Council member Al Perkins announced that $2,000 had been raised at a community pool fund-raiser the previous weekend and there were approximately 180 people in attendance. Council members also unanimously approved the payment of a $10,797 bill, payable to Atlantic Testing Laboratory, for the pool, when funds become available for use.
• The town-owned playground at the American Legion Field will be closed throughout the summer. Notices will be posted and residents are instead encouraged to use the elementary school playground at Delaware Academy at Delhi. The town will provide a certificate of insurance to the school district. • There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, open to the public, at the Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on state Highway 10 on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m., with activities from 5 - 7 p.m. • At the Clerk’s request, coun-
cil members unanimously approved a credit card contract to enable residents to pay property taxes, purchase dog licences, pay marriage license and death certificate fees, hunting and fishing licenses and other clerk’s office payable fees via credit card. • The annual financial report, for the fiscal year ending 2017, is on file at the Town Clerk’s Office, 5 Elm Street, and is available for inspection during normal business hours. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Delhi Town Council is on June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
DO Seeks Contractors for Bidders’ List Delaware Opportunities Inc. administrates a variety of home repair grant programs designed to assist low to moderate income households in rehabilitating qualified homes in Delaware County. A number of these home rehabilitation projects will require bids from area
contractors over the next several months. Contractors interested in being included on the bidders’ list should contact Delaware Opportunities Community Development Specialist Wayne Jones, 607-746-1650, wayne. jones@delawareopportunities. org, or at the Delaware Oppor-
tunities office, 35430 state Highway 10, Hamden, during business hours for an application. Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), Section 3 low income businesses, as well as EPA lead certified firms are encouraged to apply.
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Del. Co. Board... continued from front page about mental health problems. Stratton emphasized the importance of individuals asking the question “Are you suicidal?” “Even if it is uncomfortable, that question needs to be asked,” she said. “You could save a life. SPNDC will continue their suicide-prevention campaign in a series of public service announcements (PSAs) backed by local and national resources. The PSAs, which were played at the meeting, will be unveiled June 3 at a film festival at the
Walton Theatre. Approved resolutions: The board accepted grant money for the flood buyout program, wherein initial funds of $2 million will be supplemented by $50,000 from Delaware County into the Delaware County Planning Department budget. The funds committed will be reimbursed by the state Office of Storm Recovery, federal Office of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Mismanaged... continued from front page reasonable, according to the Comptroller’s report, and annually increased due to the adoption of “unrealistic budgets.” Unassigned fund balance was 184 percent of actual expenditures for the fiscal year ending May 2017, the report continued and trustees unnecessarily increased real property taxes by 2.4 percent. To remedy the fiscal mismanagement, Franklin officials agreed to implement the Comptroller’s recommendations of developing and adopting a fund balance policy that establishes the level of fund balance to be maintained; adbudgets that include realistic estimates for revenues and expenditures; develop and adopt a comprehensive multi-year financial and capital plan and ensure that the ClerkTreasurer provides adequate financial reports to Trustees. In response to questions about future fiscal planning Briggs stated there has been preliminary conversation about the
use of fund balance. The village anticipates a small public works project later this year, which includes constructing a fence around the village’s reservoir. “We are making adjustments,” Briggs said. “But we are not talking about a lot of money.” Franklin has two months to detail corrective action to the state, Briggs said. The village of Franklin, Briggs continued, likely has the smallest budget of any municipality in the Southern Tier, with just 200 properties contributing to the tax base. Briggs commended the efforts of current and past governing boards noting its well-kept infrastructure and recent water system upgrade. “There’s really not a lot of fat in the village budget,” he said. The village of Franklin board of trustees meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Rich Farmhouse Community Center, 574 Main Street, Franklin.
Stamford Town Approves Tobacco Free Zone By Rosie Cunningham STAMFORD - The town of Stamford discussed the initiation of a tobacco-free zone and the plans the town will make to implement EMT and ambulance transports. The board approved a tobacco-free outdoor policy. The use of tobacco products on town property, at the farmers’ market and at town parks is prohibited. “The town of Stamford is committed to providing a high quality of life for everyone who makes use of its indoor facilities and patronizes its outdoor events,” the board stated in a release. “The use
of any tobacco products is not allowed at any present and future park, recreational areas, trails and events on property under the jurisdiction of the town of Stamford. Tobacco products are defined as any manufactured product containing tobacco or nicotine including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco and bidis cigarettes, as well as dissolvable tobacco products and electronic devices such as electric cigarettes and vape pens.” Signs will be placed at allotted locations and staff, council members and other designees will enforce the policy at the tobacco-free locations. According to Stamford Town Supervisor Mike Triolo, he met with representatives of the towns of Harpersfield, Grand Gorge and Gilboa, regarding plans for emergency transportation and EMT services. The Stamford Joint Fire District (SJFD) covered parts of Kortright, Harpersfield, the town of Stamford, Jefferson, Gilboa and the village of Stamford. As of April, towns and villages mentioned above are to determine a suitable provider for their EMS services. “We discussed a path forward,” said Triolo. “We will know in a couple of weeks.” In other business, Triolo updated the Kortright playground project and additional purchases were approved by the board. The total cost for the project is slated to be $50,000 and Triolo said additional monies may potentially be acquired from Thomson Trust for a barbecue and picnic tables at the location. Work on a large culvert on Roses Brook Road began May 10 and the town is looking for flaggers at the fee of $15 per hour for at least a “couple of weeks.” Contact the town for inquiries at 607-538-9421. The next town board meeting will be Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
May 15, 2018
Same Place, New Face of M&M Tire
By Rosie Cunningham STAMFORD - Michael Kiel and Marty Cole are the new owners of what was formerly Engelke Tires in Stamford. The automotive repair and tires service is a one-stop-shop, according to its owners, partners who have known each other for years. “I’ve always been involved with cars - I worked on them with my father,” said Kiel, of Stamford. Kiel, 27, has worked at the 6 Beaver Street location since 2002 and said he never intended to take over the business. However, recently, the opportunity came about and Kiel reconsidered the option. “I sat down with Marty and we talked about it and decided to go for it. I knew it would be too big of a task to take on a business by myself - we did a lot in three weeks to make it happen,” he said. Cole had a small repair shop at his residence in South Kortright and said he, too, came to love the trade while working with his father. “I went to college at Hartwick and earned a biology degree, but I just wanted to do this,” he said.
Cole, 27, added that he enjoys the work, particularly the more complicated cases. “I like a challenge and having to figure things out and work through it,” he said. “I also like working with people and being honest with them.” Cole said at his shop in Kortright, he would only fix on about one car a day. “We have multiple lifts - and now, Mike and I work on anywhere from 10 to 20 vehicles a day,” he said. Kiel said the duo will upgrade, clean up the shop and modernize. “We have to modernize along with the new cars,” he said. “We will look to add a lift and we have a new business stamp, designed by students at BOCES in Grand Gorge, which came out great.” Kiel’s wife Melissa will take care of the books, as she is an accountant at the Jump Brook ONC BOCES (Northern Catskills Occupational Center) in Grand Gorge. The hours for the establishment are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call M&M Tires at 607-6522800 for service.
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Michael Kiel (left) and Marty Cole are the new owners of the former Engelke Tires business in Stamford.
Andes Town Board Approves Final Local Flood Analysis Report By Tom Coddington ANDES — During its May 8 meeting, the Andes town board resolved to accept the final local flood analysis (LFA) report for the hamlet of Andes. In 2015, the board appointed a flood advisory committee, and the town enlisted the services of Barton and Loguidice, DPC to conduct the analysis, to investigate options for flood reduction and resiliency projects with the hamlet in order to qualify it for funding through certain programs for flood mitigation and resiliency. Since that time, there have been several public and community meetings with the committee, so that the public would
be involved. The final meeting was held on May 4. The board recognizes that any projects to be implemented will be embarked upon with the support of the public within the community, and the board will maintain a “willing property owner” position any project effecting a specific property. It also recognizes the need to implement flood resiliency and mitigation projects, in order to maintain tax-base, the economy and, most importantly, the wellbeing of the hamlet’s residents and businesses. It further will embark on finding funding for any such feasible project, and report to the public any progress made and goals as prescribed in the local flood analysis.
In 2017, the board created a comprehensive steering committee to be comprised of seven members, one from the board, two from the planning board, one from the business community, one from the agricultural community and two town residents. The board member will be Ritchie Gabriel, the planning board Frank Winkler and another to be named, the business member Alex Wilson, the agricultural member Lauren Atcher, and town residents Cindy Taylor and Suzanne Gladstone. In the privilege of the floor, there were four individuals who spoke. Marianne Greenfield discussed a Wolf Hollow burial site, Mary Davis and Joe Damone spoke about a music
and food festival in Ballantine Park (which was approved by the board), and Ann Roberti, who spoke about planters at the railroad station, suggesting railroad ties, which the town owns. The board later moved to authorize the building of the planters. Town pool director Rachel Andrews reported that there will be 11 lifeguards, and another application. The Delaware County Department of Works will use its trash pump to finish pumping the pool. The pump house has been cleaned out and garbage was taken to
the transfer station. Building inspector and code enforcement officer Artie Short reported that he had completed 16 inspections; four violations, all have been cleaned up; completed four C/O searches and completed three final inspections and C/Os for all; and six new permits, one for a new home. Town Clerk Kimberly Tosi stated that she has developed an updated procurement policy. She said that it will bring the town up with new requirements made available by state law.
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May 15, 2018
Democratic Congressional Hopefuls Halcottsville Impress the Crowd at Delhi Debate Resident Concerned By Tom Coddington
DELHI — The seven Democratic candidates for the 19th Congressional District debated one another on Saturday evening in the auditorium at Delaware Academy Central School, and all seven impressed a good crowd of area Democrats and other voters. All of the candidates listened to a format, which was put together by the DA debate team, and two members of the team,
Jasper Koopa and Miles Phillion, assisted Moderator Kay Stuligross with handling the questions, and also had questions of their own. The topics were social security, clean water, small business, farming, protection, and college tuition. The candidates answered the questions well, and their thoughts were mostly the same. The seven candidates, Brian Flynn, Dave Clegg, Jeff Beals, Erin Collier, Antonio Delgado, Pat Ryan and Gareth Rhodes, also had to answer questions of
one another. All of the candidates gave reasons why he or she should win the primary which will be held on Tuesday, June 26. They also all agreed that the current member of Congress for the district can be beaten, and stressed that they could all do that. Many of those in the congregation had their favorites, while many more said, “All of them spoke well and were well prepared. It’s going to be difficult to say who should win.”
Some Walton Streets Will Be Repaved
About Water Quality By Melissa Johns
During Middletown’s May 9 board meeting, Halcottsville resident Chris Engel approached the town council about poor water quality in his neighborhood. According to Engel, the water has been brown for about two years, and effects daily activities like washing dishes, clothes and bathing. Engel provided photos from before and after the Halcottsville water tank cleaning on May 7. “One of the issues that still remains is that the water is still not very clear yet,” said Engel. “I don’t think we can go on with the water the way it is.” Robert Payne from LVDV Operations explained the tank cleaning process and what will come next. A half inch of sludge was found in the tank and a sample was sent out to be tested. Results are expected to be received within two to three weeks. Further action was taken on Tuesday, when Payne flushed the area’s fire hydrants. Plans were to flush them two more times that week. Payne and Supervisor Carl Davis discussed potential solutions including installation of a chemical pump or filtration system. A unanimous decision was made to revisit these concerns in a few weeks when the water settles from the tank cleaning and hydrant flushing. Payne expects to get estimates on a chemical pump in the meantime in the event that further action
is needed when the water is reevaluated. An old state Highway, 5384, was discovered when plans were created to change out a culvert box in town. The highway was abandoned by New York state in 1933, and ownership transferred to the town of Middletown. A resolution was requested to terminate its easement document, as the physical road no longer exists and the area is now inhabited by several homes. The purpose of this termination is to prevent possible burdens for the current residents. The resolution was adopted and agreed upon by all board members. Board member Brian Sweeney discussed potential street light replacements in all three of Middletown’s lighting districts. A $4,600 quote was received from NYSEG to replace about 102 lights with LEDs to help reduce the town’s electric bills. Sweeney estimated the payback on this project to take less than three years because of the money LED lights would save and the possibility of receiving a grant through O’Connor to cover half of the expenses. The town board agreed to send NYSEG its required letter of interest to get Middletown on the waiting list for these replacements, which are first come, first serve, according to Sweeney. Next month’s town of Middletown board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13 at the town office building, 42339 state Highway 28, Margaretville.
Resident Keith Davis was in the audience at the village of Walton board meeting on May 7. He inquired about future plans for the vacant building that the town’s bowling alley once inhabited. An investor is looking to restore the business. The village council applied for a grant through Restore NY to assist with renovation costs but was denied. “We’re not giving up on it,” said Mayor Edward Snow, who plans to apply for two other upcoming grants in July for this project. However, according to Snow, the investor will move forward with or without grants. Davis also questioned the status of a bill regarding the proposed biodigester project that has now been put aside, owed to Delaware Engineering. Snow said there will be no grant assistance with this and that the debt will be paid by the people of Walton. Code Enforcement Official Stephen Dutcher spoke on the
recent 12 Bruce Street fire. “The house is pretty much completely destroyed,” he said. From a safety perspective, he’d like to see what’s left of the house to be taken down sooner rather than later. He contacted the owner of the residence who, “fully intends to get that on the ground and removed as quickly as possible.” Currently, demolition is on hold until emergency services and insurance company processes are completed and the house is released. Dutcher has been involved with training through New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Communities Program. This program requires communities to complete four “high impact actions” before they can apply for grants to fund projects relating to clean energy. Walton has so far completed three of those actions. “It is the village’s intention, once qualified, to apply for a $50,000 grant to convert the street lights to LED, which would drastically reduce our energy usage and, ultimately, our
energy bill,” said Dutcher. Trustee Steve Condon mentioned several streets to be paved in the upcoming months, including Benton Avenue and streets William, Townsend, Griswold, New and Orchard. Paving dates are to be determined still. Repair dates for Shepard Street also remain undetermined. Work cannot proceed until the SAM Grant agreement from Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) is received, according to Bill Brown with Delaware Engineering. The grant will award $100,000 toward repairs. In the meantime, Brown said he’s looking at different options to try and address the issues the best he can and make the street and guide rails safe. Next month’s village board meeting will be held on Monday, June 4 at 6 p.m. on 21 North Street in Walton.
Delaware County Public Health will present Lori Benson Adams of Breakthrough Learning Solutions at the Okun Theatre on the SUNY Delhi campus on May 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lori will present on Executive Functioning Skills in Children: Building Attention, Self-Control, and Memory to Propel Learning. This is no-cost conference. Benson Adams, M.Ed. has served families and educators for over 30 years. She specializes in innovative strategies and solutions for unique learners.
She is a nationally-known educational intervention specialist, a much sought-after public speaker, a cognitive/academic coach, and author. Executive Function skills are mental processes that enable us to plan, attend, remember instructions and perform multiple tasks successfully. The brain needs these skills to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals and control impulses. Executive Function is critical for children for their learning and development.
The speaker will explore strategies to help children strengthen their executive function skills. Accommodations will be discussed on how to build on how the child who needs to build up their executive function skills learns. Participants will also gain information of an understanding of how executive functions work in children even after sensory plans have been implemented. To register, call Delaware County Public Health at 607832-5200.
Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during May will be held in Hamden church at 11 a.m. with Rev Patty Wolff. Our prayers and hope you’re feeling better soon to George Bolles. On Saturday, April 28, Jeremiah Anderson and Sara Sulger were married on the lawn of Sara’s relatives in Walton. Even though the event was hampered by a little rain, the wedding party stood it well and were beautiful in their dress attire. Sara was a beautiful bride and Jeremiah was a handsome groom. Following the ceremony relatives and friends greeted the newly married couple at the Delhi Ameri-
can Legion for a reception. On the passing of Gail Dibble, our condolences are extended to her family and friends. To the family of Dominick Pernice, our sympathy is extended on his passing. Florence Grill was delighted when her granddaughters, Brooke and Lauren Cottrell of Hoosick Falls came to spend a day with her last week. Florence said it was a nice time to just have a great visit with just the girls. Jeff and Patty Perkins and son Ryan from N.C. spent three days here visiting her parents Junior and Jane Howard. They were here for Jeff’s father’s (Bill Perkins) memorial service Saturday.
On Friday, May 18, at the Delhi Cannon Free Library, kids pre-K-sixth grade are invited to go for Oreo games, challenges and prizes; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. It’s the time of year to vote on school budgets. In Delhi voting will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 12 noon to 8 p.m. in the middle school lobby. On Tuesday, May 15, there will be a chicken and biscuit dinner from noon to 8 p.m. in the Delhi Middle School Cafeteria sponsored by D.A. Extracurricular Fund. Eat-in or take-out; pre-sale tickets $6 and tickets at the door, $8. Contact Chris Miller for pre-sale tickets at email@example.com. Free rabies clinics coming up in Delaware Co.: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at Roxbury Town Garage 53508 St Hwy 30, Roxbury; and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at town of Stamford Garage, 60187 State Highway 10, Hobart. Spring turkey season is May 1 to May 31. Two bearded birds for the season, but you may take only one bird per day May 20, Coffeehouse at the Walton Theatre. Talented student musicians perform in voice, strings, brass, wood winds and piano. There are always homemade desserts available along with coffee and tea. Sponsored by Music on the Delaware at 6 p.m. My thoughts of the week: Did you notice the roadside garbage
has been cleaned up along Rte. 10 from Delhi down through Hamden? Our thanks to all those who put on their gloves and picked up all that winters dirty garbage. It would be nice if travelers would take their garbage home for disposal instead of throwing it out of their vehicle window. Anyway, it looks nice for awhile and thanks again for all those who care. Going out my door on Monday morning I found a big pail full of a variety of big, beautiful daffodils which were left by Don K. Don must have one big beautiful patch of these flowers. In the pail with the flowers was a note: Winter is Dead, now I hope he is right there, as we are all tired of the cold winter. This week they are back doing the final construction on the Fraser Bridge. Now going over that new paved road, I can’t help but think how nice it would be if the road all the way to Delhi and even to Walton had a new paved surface like that without all the potholes. From the front page of a January 1931 American Agriculturist on Shrines of America. Lexington and Concord: as the British troops marched inland from Boston, the colonists, roused by Paul Revere, snatched what weapons they had, pitchfork or flintlock, hastened to arranged mobilizing points. Such a group had gathered on the green at Lexington when the Redcoats arrived. The organized
fire of the soldiers dispersed the disorganized Patriots. When the British reached Concord Bridge however they found the colonists reassembled, better organized and ready to fight. A poet describing it, says of the skirmish “By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here the embattled Farmers stood And fired the shot heard Round the World. The British were driven into a harassed retreat which lasted all the way back along the road to Boston.” The statue representing a minute man leaving his plow to fight stands at the head of Concord Bridge. Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: An elderly patient said to his doctor, “My leg aches all the time.” “That’s just old age,” the doctor replied. “Well,” the man said, “my other leg is exactly the same age and it feels fine.” It’s great to have brothers and sisters because there’s always someone around to blame for starting the fights. A cute saying: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, But they don’t get around like the dandelions do. Helpful Hint: When washing your children’s socks or putting them in the dryer, put one of those hair elastic bands around them as pairs, they will then be easy to match up the pairs when you take them out of the washer or dryer.
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Roscoe Central School Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced Valedictorian and Salutatorian At Andes Central School
Andes Central School administration is proud to announce the valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2018 graduating class. Peter James DePierro, the son of Peter and Melbourne DePierro of Andes, has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2018. James has served as president of the Class of 2018, vice president of the Student Council, has been a member of National Honor Society, SADD and Drama Club. As a member of the Drama Club, James has starred in many school musicals during his years at ACS. After high school James plans to at-
tend SUNY Canton and major in Engineering Science. Alexis Redden, daughter of Stacey Smith and Dan Redden of Andes, has been named salutatorian of the Class of 2018. While attending Andes, Alexis has participated in basketball, soccer, track and tennis, has been a member of the Outdoor Club, Travel Club, SADD, National Honor Society and the Drama Club, where she starred in many school musicals. After high school Alexis plans to attend St. Bonaventure University and major in Spanish Education.
YMCA Open House At Townsend Elementary School Walton Central School’s Townsend Elementary School will host an open house Friday, May 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will highlight the Oneonta YMCA Jumpstart Preschool program, which will be available at Townsend Elementary this fall for the 2018-19 school year. The academically rich program will include weekly field trips to the park and library, as well as structured gross motor activities. The program is de-
signed to complement the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program at the school with fullday extended care programming available. There will be a limited number of spaces for children not enrolled in the UPK program. Enrollment is currently open for preschool children aged 3-5. For more information, contact Rebecca Banker at 607-8654116, ext. 4141, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply Soon for Summer STEM Leadership Council At SUNY Oneonta The Chenango-Delaware-Otsego STEM Leadership Council (CDO STEM Council) will accept applications for the 2018 GoSTEM Summer Institute, held on the SUNY Oneonta Campus, until May 18. This year’s theme is Make it Work: Space Exploration. Students who are currently in grades 6, 7, and 8 are eligible to apply for this opportunity to bolster the knowledge and creativity necessary to solve spacerelated problems - help humanity return to the moon, colonize Mars, explore the outer planets, and travel to another star system. Participants have two choices this year: Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with a short reception on Saturday, July 21, or Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with a reception on Saturday, July 28. Make it Work: Space Exploration will use the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center as its home base. Students can take advantage of SUNY Oneonta’s resources, including the digital planetarium and the College Camp and Observatory with the largest telescope in New York state. Students will work in teams to complete simulated remote missions to other planets, with challenges that may include constructing and operating drones, robot rovers, rockets, and scientific sensors. To explore the universe, students will delve into the cutting-edge science of
the planets in our solar system as well as the exoplanets scientists have glimpsed around other stars. There are no geographical residency requirements; homeschooled students are also welcome to apply. The five-day GoSTEM Summer Institute costs $60 per student for residents of Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego counties; $275 per week for those residing outside of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties. (Tuition assistance is available.) Students must first apply, then be invited to participate. The 2018 GoSTEM Summer Institute is sponsored by SUNY Oneonta, NYCM Insurance, Cleinman Performance Partners, Five Star Subaru, Oneonta City School District, The Parisian Foundation, Catskill Regional Teacher Center, Unalam, ACCO, Corning Foundation, Otis A. Thompson Foundation, and Northern Eagle Beverages. The application is available at www.cdostem.org and needs to be returned by May 18 to Kevin Johnson - CDO STEM Council Member, c/o Oneonta City School District, 31 Center Street, Oneonta NY, 13820. In addition to basic information, each prospective student must submit a letter of reference from a science teacher, and answer one of these questions: Why would you make a good scientist, mathematician, or engineer? See STEM Council page 8
The Roscoe Central School (RCS) District Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff have announced the names of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the graduating Class of 2018. The Valedictorian is Desmond Lambe, son of Joseph and Carmel Lambe of Roscoe. The Salutatorian is Noah Steele, son of Michael and Lorie Steele of Horton Brook. Desmond has earned a cumulative GPA of 97.45. Throughout high school he has been actively involved in the Roscoe school and community. Some of his notable school activities include National Honor Society, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar, Marist College’s Emerging Leaders Program, varsity football, varsity basketball and varsity track. In addition, Desmond has received scholastic honors, including superintendent’s honor roll, The Rensselaer Medal for outstanding achievement in Math and Science, the Parents of West Point Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award and the NYS Regents Award for Academic Excellence. He is a Boy Scout
and recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Desmond spent last summer as a student research intern at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he studied human genome sequencing with world renowned researchers and will do so again this summer. In the fall, Desmond will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he will major in biomedical engineering. Noah Steele has earned the distinction of Salutatorian for the RCS Class of 2018. He earned a cumulative GPA of 96.08. Noah is the treasurer of his class and the treasurer of National Honor Society. He is a three-sport varsity athlete, participating in football, bas-
ketball and baseball all four years of high school. Noah’s academic accolades include Superintendent’s Honor Roll, All County Music Festival and the NYS Regents Award for Academic Achievement. Outside of school Noah is involved in both promoting and preserving the farming industry. He is a 4-H member and has participated in Dairy Challenge, Dairy Quiz Bowl and competing in and winning many livestock shows throughout New York. Last summer Noah was a student intern for U.S. Congressman John Faso. Noah will attend Cornell University where he plans to study agricultural business and dairy science.
Delaware Academy Central School District Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced The valedictorian for the Delaware Academy Central School District Class of 2018 is John (Teddy) Vickers. John plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to major in chemical engineering. John has excelled in all academic areas. His regents exam scores and SAT and ACT scores are near perfect. He is a member of the national honor society and is active in the school music program. He has held leading roles in the school plays, was president of the junior class. Athletically, John is involved in soccer, track and cross country. The Salutatorian for the Class
of 2018 is John Hultenius. John plans to attend Colgate University as a physics major in the fall. John has challenged himself with an array of Advanced Placement and college level classes and has won numerous awards and honors for his aca-
demic success in them. He has served as both president and vice president of his class. He has held leading roles in school musicals and has participated in the speech and debate club. He is a member of the National Honor Society.
Delaware Academy Begins Conversion to Online Testing to Familiarize Students Early
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Delhi Village Mayor Rich Maxey (left) with Jhone M. Ebert and Delaware Academy Superintendent Jason Thomson. By Rosie Cunningham DELHI - On Monday, educators and a Delaware Academy board member met to discuss and provide updates as to what the institution is doing to get the students “online.” Beginning in third grade, elementary students start to work with computers and online testing for students in grades three through -eight has commenced. Senior Deputy Commissioner for Education Policy of the New York State Education Department Jhone M. Ebert, also visited Delaware Academy Monday. Ebert is an advocate for transitioning schools from paper to online. According to DA Elementary Principal Julie Mable, it is anticipated that all schools statewide will have to take part. She added
that so far, online testing for grades three through eight has gone well. “I foresee regents going in this direction as well,” said DA Superintendent Jason Thomson, who also discussed how this route will be economically feasible. “It cost the state $1 million to do a paper regents and to think - that regents is given three times a year. That is $3 million for one subject such as science. This doesn’t factor in shipping and all other potential costs.” Students at DA from third grade through seniors are provided a Google Chromebook computer. Although third grade seems quite young to start students on a laptop, Mable explained it is the future and necessary. “Familiarizing children young is essential,” she said. “We want
to familiarize kids at the kindergarten level and work on keyboard skills beginning in second grade.” The controversial question being asked, according to Thomson, is whether or not students are being tested on content or their typing skills. “I encourage the students to write the answer first and then type the answer,” said Mable. Both Thomson and Mable agreed that when it comes to online testing and working with computers early exposure is key. “Going forward, they will become more fluent,” said Mable. DA board member Mark Schneider said he is in favor of early adoption. Schneider has a senior and sixth grader at DA and said he has witnessed both evolve and become more comfortable with devices. Mable said students utilize the computers for projects and said even though it is on an electronic, the students are still creating and still working hands-on. “The sixth graders are creating a project for the current fifth grade students,” she said. “They are making three-fold pamphlets regarding what to expect as a sixth grader - I don’t see computerizing the younger generation as a hindrance, I believe it is enhancing their learning.” “Just in a different media,” said Thomson.
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Area Educators and Students Take Part in ‘Climate Change Across Curricula’ By Rosie Cunningham GRAND GORGE - Educators from 19 schools and organizations spent Friday learning more about climate change and how to address the topic in schools. In addition, 10 students from Margaretville and South Kortright schools introduced presenters and assisted in organizing the day. The event, “Climate Change Across Curricula,” kicked off at NCOC BOCES (Northern Catskills Occupational Center) in Grand Gorge and was hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County. The intention for the teacher training, which included a bus tour, is for educators to determine effective approaches in teaching climate literacy across
disciplines, what local climate impacts threaten the future and what career opportunities are available to empower youth. Keynote speaker Danielle Eiseman, program manager for Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS) provided a presentation regarding climate change facts, as well as how educators can teach approach the topic within classrooms. Eiseman covered the basics of climate change and the challenge of teaching when facts become politicized. Part of her lecture included the need to provide engaging lesson plans to students but acknowledged that with limited availability of comprehensive training, this becomes difficult. “How do you break this down with the limited time and re-
sources that teachers have?” said Eiseman. “It’s difficult for teachers in the U.S. to address climate change because our ideas about the subject have become so politicized - we want to hold on to our social and cultural identities.” Eiseman said presenting students with the facts of climate science and making the subject personally relevant is an effective approach teachers can utilize. Perhaps relate to farmers in the Northeast and how the rate of rainfall effects agriculture locally. “Allow for a debate, prioritize problem-solving skills to help students conduct local projects to mitigate climate change,” she encouraged. Eiseman said when an individual shares his or her belief as to whether climate change is
“real” or not, she asks one question. “We all believe in gravity, why not climate change?” she asked. Eiseman added that individuals like to believe that climate change is only happening in third world countries. “It is, but it is also happening here as well,” she said. She detailed the science behind how climate change is occurring and emphasized that it is a man-made problem. She added that three out of four teachers address climate change for approximately one hour, for the entire school year. “This is just not enough,” she said. Following Eiseman’s presentation, those in attendance gathered on the bus for the rest of the tour, which included the Gilboa Museum, New York Power Au-
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Danielle Eiseman, program manager for Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions provided a presentation regarding climate change facts in Grand Gorge Friday. thority’s Blenheim-Gilboa and Cammer Forest. During a stop in Prattsville, Kevin Piccoli, the Chairman of the Prattsville Redevelopment Corporation, led guests in a tour of flood damage from Hurricane Irene.
CTEP Program at Delaware Academy Roscoe Central School A Partnership for the Students Marking Period 3 Honor Roll Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter
From left: Delaware Academy students Molly Sherman and Hunter Hitchcock, pose with Senior Deputy Commissioner for Education Policy Jhone Ebert on Monday, along with Kayla Komosinski, Felicia Sillitti and Alyssa Mason. The students are a part of the CTEP Culinary/Hospitality Program at DA. By Rosie Cunningham DELHI - The ever-evolving College Technical Education Program (CTEP) at Delaware Academy (DA) is a collaboration with SUNY Delhi and is a partnership for the success of the students. The school district offers inhouse programs which include automotive technology and culinary arts/hospitality and business. DA Superintendent Jason Thomson said he and DA faculty member Tina James are looking to incorporate a vet tech program as an option in the near future, as well. “We initially started with automotive technology about four years ago and added culinary/hospitality and business in 2016,” he said. The program allows high school students to earn college credits by completing courses at SUNY Delhi. Students in the automotive program can earn 32 college credits while still in high school, while culinary arts students can potentially earn the same. Initially, the school board agreed to a two-year pilot program, but the program has been so successful it will continue.
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SUNY Delhi representatives who are involved in the CTEP Program collaboration were at the school Monday - David Brower, Dean/Professor, School of Business & Hospitality Management and Jessica BackusFoster, Program Director/Associate Professor, Business & Hospitality. They agreed that the partnership between the high school and the college has been positive on many levels. “The culinary program at SUNY Delhi is nationally accredited and a student can earn a two- or four-year degree,” said Brower, who said there are six DA students involved in the program. “Collectively, DA has 20-22 in the program,” added Thomson. In some cases, such as in the case of senior Nate Craft who is involved in the automotive technology program, he will graduate high school at DA with near-
ly a two-year degree at SUNY Delhi. “It is an amazing opportunity for these students to leave school ahead of the ball game,” said Brower. And, this is only the beginning, according to the DA superintendent, who said partnerships within the community and businesses are being formed in conjunction. “I have folks locally, such as Bill Mirabito (Mirabito Energy Products) who are looking to employ and if an individual has their CDL, they have a huge leg up,” he said. Thomson added that the program inevitably allows for more young individuals to stay in the community. “We have a lot of students from DA who are involved in the program, continue on with us,” said Brower. “And, with internships and partnerships, there is the opportunity for area employment locally following graduation as a result,” said Thomson. In implementing the CTEP Program, Thomson said it was important to look years down the road. “We need to be a standalone district,” he said. “We really believe this is a wonderful transitional program,” he said. “Governor Cuomo proposed ‘free college’ and that’s what we essentially are doing with the taxpayers’ money.”
College News More than 100 students were celebrated for academic achievement on March 24 at the annual Honors Convocation at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, including Catherine Novaes, of Stamford. Novaes received the Outstanding Graduate Student Adolescence Education Award. The award is given based on criteria specified by the department in which the graduate student studies. Giancarlo Sidoli, of Delhi received the Outstanding Graduate Student in Music Award. The award is given based on criteria specified by the department in which the graduate student studies. John Brooks, whose vision and leadership helped Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q become an iconic destination for diners, will be presented an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at SUNY Delhi’s 101st annual Commencement Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. Kenneth Ward of Hobart graduated from Cedarville University on May 5 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Brandon Mole of Bovina Center has been inducted into the
Chi Alpha Sigma honor society - which recognizes junior and senior student-athletes who maintained a 3.4-4.0 GPA and earned a letter in their sport - at Becker College. Mole is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Rebecca L. Cetta, a resident of Walton, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester at Alfred University (AU). She is a senior in the college liberal arts and sciences. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for dean’s list. Kimberlee Freer, a marketing major from Stamford, is this year’s recipient of the $5,000 Siena College Lonnstrom HEOP Excellence Award. Freer will begin working as a sales agent for New York Life Insurance in Latham right after graduation. She realized during her college internships at Empire Acquisition, Siena’s Student Life office, and the YMCA in Oneonta that she enjoyed sales and wanted to pursue a career where that would be her focus. Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath has announced Sierra G. Bedient, Delhi, is a spring 2018 candidate for bachelor of arts and theatre arts degrees.
The Roscoe Central School District has announced its third period honor roll for the 20172018 school year. Superintendent Honor Roll Grade 12: Elise Yamen. Grade 11: Cheyanne Ryder. Grade 10: Alisha Trautschold, Breanna Kipp, Kia Haering. Grade 9: Cole DeRosia. Grade 8: Zelda Adams, Rebecca Stickle, Jack Madera, Annabelle Creamer. Grade 7: Jacqueline Lambe. High Honor Roll Grade 12: Noah Steele, Desmond Lambe, Samantha Cruz, Daniel Clancy, Michael Revicki. Grade 11: Taylor Roseo, Kathryn Hendrickson, Madison Ackerly, Madison Rhodes. Grade 10: Carly Lawler, Kyle Summerson. Grade 9: Hunter Appley. Grade 8: Alaniz Ruiz Gon-
gora, Loriann Herrera, Paul Coman, Gianna Ballard, Brodie Kipp. Grade 7: Meagan McDoal, Liam Haering, Anthony Teipelke. Honor Roll Grade 12: Christian Mootz, Stavros Niforatos, Brandon Kipp. Grade 11: Kayla Zamenick, Bridget Graham. Grade 10: Stephanie Kirk, Damien O’Connor, Jared Woods. Grade 9: Courtney Klinegardner, Emily Tomah, Andrew Ruiz, Eryn Durcher, Brad Pruiett. Grade 8: Ashley Nieves, Matthew Hogan, Benjamin Ackerly, Noah France, Daniel Irwin. Grade 7: Samantha Powell, Ashlee Ladenhauf.
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Franklin CSD Quarter Three Honor Roll The Franklin Central School District has announced its third quarter honor roll for the 20172018 school year. Principal’s List 12th Grade: Lilliana Bevilacqua, Kirsten Brownell, Lacey Cox, Jordan Hull. 11th Grade: Alexis Bellino, Collin Campbell, Rachel Cobane, Daniel Coughlin, Tyler Gregory, Olivia Hyzer, Cora Van Kingsley. 10th Grade: Madelynn Ackley, Molly McLaughlin. 9th Grade: Jeffrey Bullis, Matthew Cox, Nathaniel Dennis, Paige Dutcher, Abby-Noelle Potter. 8th Grade: Kayla Campbell, Tori Decker, Brandon Gregory, Matthew Serrao, Zoe Warren. 7th Grade: Madeline McLaughlin. High Honor Roll 12th Grade: Nicholas Carpenter, Nicholas Chase, Megan Northrop, Jillian Parascandola, Jeffrey Sarno. 11th Grade: Juliana Archibald, Carson Dutcher, Matthew Dyke, Ethan Hotchkin, Amber Jordan, Peter Niebanck,
Molli Opramolla, Alexandra Rodriguez, Lauren Rodriguez. 10th Grade: Kristin Cronk, Nicholas McWeeney, Gabriel Smith, Brock Warner. 9th Grade: Megan Yager. 8th Grade: Marissa Campbell, Michael Cox, Leah Hyzer, Thomas Rodriguez, Jacob Sanford, Angel Shaw, Meredith Shivers, Nicketa Utter. 7th Grade: Isabella Hotchkin. Honor Roll 12th Grade: Cheyenn Aubry, Cassidy Gardner, Damin McNeilly, Jennifer Meo, Timothy Peterson, Joseph Serrao. 11th Grade: Siera Coloney, Demitri Jaromack, Adam Thies. 10th Grade: Rileigh Brown, Jonathan Davis, Dylan Dewey, Josaline Hotaling, Rivera Trinity. 9th Grade: Gretchyn Ackley, Bryce Davis, Alyssa Nolan, Dhalia Van Kingsley. 8th Grade: Adriahna Ransom, Victor Rodriguez-Matias. 7th Grade: Max Meo, Robert Menyhart, Aidan Morrell, Desiree Rosenbusch, Bernard Scherer.
May 15, 2018
Businesses Compete for Vet’s Bash War Hammer By Melissa Johns Local businesses geared up for Saturday’s inaugural Vet’s Bash Knockerball tournament at the Delhi American Legion field. Catskill Embroidery, Klinger Power Sports, Delhi Diner, INKdicted, Chelsea Cika Photography and SUNY Delhi’s Student Veteran Association (SVA) selected only the brave to represent them and battle it out on the field. Players strapped into the shoulder harnesses of the inflated spheres and took a threeon-three soccer game to a whole other level. The whistle blew and members from opposing teams went soaring across the field upon contact. Other “knocker-
ballers” surrendered to the slippery grass and were faced with a surprising obstacle of just getting back on their feet. At the end of the day, team members from Chelsea Cika Photography walked away with the war hammer trophy. They also delegated their sponsorship fee to Bentley’s Brigade, a local charity for three-year-old Bentley Hadden who is struggling with acute lymphocytic leukemia. The trophy will remain with Cika until the winners of the next Vet’s Bash in the fall play to claim it. The tournament was organized by SVA President Shane Thomson, who has big plans for the future of his knockerball business. Thomson is due to graduate from SUNY Delhi this
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Between games, players admitted knocker-soccer was more challenging than expected.
summer with a degree in outdoor sports and recreation. “The plan is to eventually open a recreational camp around here and gear it toward family team building,” said Thomson. The communities Thomson left 15 years ago when he enlisted in the military were not what he came back to, he said. He was stunned by the level of trouble flooding the streets of his hometown. “After years of trying to figure out what my goal in life was, I settled on returning home and changing life back to the way it was,” said Thomson, “I researched many gaming systems. Knockerball seemed to be the most portable, most attentiongrabbing and most lucrative system I could find to build from.” He hopes to achieve this transition by giving families something to do together to develop stronger, healthier social lives. “Our youth need positive role models to show them that sitting in front of a TV or gaming system will lead them down a road to conflict and inability to reach their goals,” said Thomson, “I want to help return respect and honor to their rightful place in society.” Thomson also hosted knockerball activities at Relay for Life and the Sportsman Expo in Walton this year. He plans to schedule many more events.
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Tournament host and coach, Shane Thomson, revealed the grand prize war hammer.
Gear lined up for Vet’s Bash Tournament.
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Friends of Music of Stamford NY Presents the Formosa Quartet Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents the Formosa Quartet Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. Formed in 2002, this string ensemble is committed to Taiwanese music. Members Jasmine Lin (violin), Wayne Lee (violin), Che-Yen Chen (viola), and Deborah Pae (cello) hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and New England Conservatory. From April through December, the Friends of Music of Stamford, NY present a monthly chamber music concert on the third Sunday of every month. Performances are generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street. Admission is by donation; the suggested donation is $12 per person, and $6 for seniors and students. There is no charge for those under age 13. Cash or check only; no advance ticket sales or reservations. The Stamford United Methodist Church is handicap accessible and has ample parking. For more information about Friends of Music of Stamford, and for a list of concerts planned for this season, visit www.friendsmusic.org.
Summer Art Show at ASHC’s Hunting Tavern ANDES — The Andes Society for History and Culture will host six local Catskill artist to exhibit their work at the historic Hunting Tavern from May 26Oct. 6. The artists are Mary Overly Davis, Agnes Freas, Kathleen Green, Oneida Hammond, Michelle Sidrane and Nancy McShane. Their works include watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencil
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The Hunting Tavern Museum is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.3 p.m., or by appointment with the artist.
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Delhi Beautification Committee Anxious to Make Summer Plans
The Spring meeting of the Delhi Beautification Committee (DBC) will be Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 at United Ministry Church. Carla Crimm will present on the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program and the new historical kitchen garden at the Frisbee House at the Delaware County Historical Association. The barrels should be planted by Memorial Day weekend so the DBC will plan for that project at this meeting, as well as the planting and care for community gardens and entrance ways.
Walton CSD to Present Mental Health Night May is Mental Health Month, and the Walton Central School District (WCS) will host an event in conjunction with that on Wednesday, May 16. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. After an introduction, Orpheus Theatre will present a live skit. Orpheus Theatre has partnered with the Mental Health Association to bring an evening of though-provoking theatrical production about issues that face kids and families. Through the performance, and moderation with experienced panelists, Orpheus will present an evening of education, men-
tal health awareness, resources, and an opportunity to connect with experts in the area to ask questions and get answers. Actors affiliated with Orpheus and under the direction of Sarah Lynn Serafin, will lead the dramatic presentation and that will lead to discussion about cyberbullying and social media, peer pressure, depression and isolation, resiliency, and how to handle real issues that our children face every day. Following the skit, there will be a debriefing and a panel discussion with questions from the audience. Members of the panel will include people from local mental health agencies, a WCS student, and other community leaders.
Saira McLaren + Colie Collen A Deep Library through – June 24. ‘A Deep Library,’ an exhibition of new works by painter and ceramicist Saira McLaren and gardener, writer, and floral designer Colie Collen, opened May 11 at Bushel. The exhibition will remain on view until Sunday, June 24. This exhibition is on view during open hours, at scheduled events, by chance, and by appointment. To make an appointment or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. BUSHEL is at 84 Main Street in Delhi, NY, 13753.
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May 15, 2018
National Police Week – May 13-19 Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond urges people to recognize May 13-19 as National Police Week. The week, DuMond said in a press release, is a time to reflect on the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in devotion to the fundamental values of decency so essential to the republic and American life. “Those men and women who have given it all in the name of justice deserve not only our respect, but our heartfelt gratitude and affection. For without law and order, our society would soon crumble, eliminating the dreams of our people and mocking the heroes and heroines whose sacrifices have made this great land a beacon of hope and a symbol of freedom for the world,” said DuMond. This year, the Sheriff’s Office pays tribute to 135 individuals in 2017 and another 48 so far in 2018, whose stories are a testament to the bravery, patriotism, and valor of America’s law enforcement officers at every level. These officers died doing what they were sworn to do; saving the lives of their colleagues, protecting innocent bystanders from harm, subduing and apprehending dangerous suspects, and pursuing desperate criminals who attempted to flee from justice. The Sheriff’s Office recognizes them as brave law enforcement officers, however, they were also importantly known in other ways - as doting parents, loving spouses, sons and daughters and as loyal and
compassionate friends. DuMond continued, “In a time when law enforcement is brutally targeted for simply wearing a uniform or way too often politicized, we must never take for granted the dangers they face. Every day and night these brave souls leave their homes and families to protect ours. They literally put their lives on the line twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week to protect us and our way of living both on and off-duty. For their families and friends, all they hope and pray for is to see them return home safe and sound. When the unspeakable happens, we must remember these things. The least we can do is give unwavering support to their families as well as steadfast respect and appreciation to their fellow officers.” “Our nation can never repay the debts we owe to our fallen officers and their families. That’s why we must continue to do everything we can to work together in creating a safer and more just society. That was their shared pursuit and must always be our common cause. I ask you to please take a moment and approach a police officer this week and thank him or her for their service. I assure you it will mean so much to them and make an indescribable difference in their day,” DuMond said. “As your sheriff, I am humbled to stand with you in strengthening our support for law enforcement officers and their families.”
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Police Train for Active Shooter in Delhi Twenty-five area law enforcement officers attended a 24-hour New York State Department of Criminal Justice Service approved active shooter training facilitated by the Delhi Police Department May 3 - 5. The course included classroom lectures, live fire response drills, and practical simulation drills. The course focused on the latest active shooter incidents from around the country, new response techniques, safety equipment, tactics and proper officer response. The reality-based training kept the perspective on a rural area incident and what police response should be. De-escalation techniques and force options were covered, along with safety, legal issues and court cases. Personnel from Cairo, Durham, Windham, Dolgeville and Delhi Police Departments attended the training along with Hamden, Fallsburg, Tusten and Roxbury constables, Delaware and Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Motor Vehicles and the New York State Racing Association.
Two Injured in Hamden ATV Crash Two people were injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Hamden on May 12, when the driver Michael R. Armstrong, 30, of Roxbury, lost control of the vehicle, struck a tree and sustained serious head injuries, according to a press release issued by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Armstrong’s passenger, Laura J. Armstrong, 28, was ejected as a result of the crash and also injured. Both were transported to O’Connor Hospital in Delhi.
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
• Howard Manon, 49, Stamford, was arrested on May 8 and charged with second-degree harassment. He is scheduled to answer the charge in Stamford Town Court. • William T. Wyble, 24, Stamford, was arrested on May 8 and charged with second-degree harassment. He is scheduled to answer the charge in Stamford Town Court. • Darian S. Scudder, 20, Halcottsville, two 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old were arrested on May 8 in connection with a report of stolen roads signs. Scudder was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and the three others were charged with third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree grand larceny. They are all scheduled to answer the charges in Middletown Town Court. • Brett W. McLaughlin, 26, Hancock, was arrested on May 5 and charged with unlawfully dealing with fireworks and violating the state’s burn ban. He is scheduled to answer the charges in Walton Town Court at a later date. • Christina L. Regg, 39, Davenport, was arrested on May 9 on a Davenport Town Court arrest warrant charging her with animal cruelty. She was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.
Walton Police Department
• Ernest E. Johnson Jr., 71, Walton, was arrested on April 26 and charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and trespass. He was released on his own recognizance to answer the charges in Walton Village Court. • Sabrina H. German, 36, was arrested on April 30 and charged with second-degree harassment. She was released on his own recognizance to answer the charges in Walton Village Court. • Sherri M. Campbell, 47, Walton, was arrested on May 6 and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was issued an appearance ticket to answer
the charges at a later date. • Eric Cotto, 41, Utica, was arrested on May 6 on a fugitive from justice warrant from Orange County, Fla. on a charge of heroin distribution/sale. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail, awaiting extradition proceedings.
Delhi Police Department
• Thomas S. Giannone, 19, Delhi, was arrested on May 5 and charged with possession of an open alcohol container after being observed by police with an open beer can while walking on a public sidewalk. He was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge in Delhi Town Court. • Pearse D. Crowley, 21, was charged with violating the village’s noise law and hosting a nuisance party after police response to 26 Franklin Street on May 5. He was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge in Delhi Town Court. • Joshua R. Corrice, 24, Delhi, was charged with violating the village’s noise law and hosting a nuisance party after police response to 48 Elm Street on May 5. He was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge in Delhi Town Court. • Donnell Louissaint, 20, Deer Park, was arrested on May 8 and charged with issuing a bad check. He will answer the charge in Delhi Town Court. • Diane E. Giewat, 40, Hobart, was arrested on May 11, and charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The complaints were filed by fraud investigators at the Delaware County Department of Social Services.
Sidney Police Department
• Travis Hawley, 28, Sidney, was arrested on April 30 on an arrest warrant issued by Sidney Village Court. • Adam Coughlin, 29, Guilford, was arrested on April 30 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended registration. • Logan D. Davidson, 30. Sidney, was arrested on April 13 and charged with second-degree harassment and petit larceny.
New York State Police
• Edward J. McCarthy, 49, Delhi, was arrested on May 10 by Oneonta State Police and charged with second-degree criminal contempt. • Anthony L. Jackson, 33, Middletown, was arrested by Margaretville State Police on May 10 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal obstruction of breathing. • Kyle J. Oakley, 27, South Kortright, was arrested on a warrant by Stamford State Police on May 9 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and third-degree aggravated unlawful operation of a motor vehicle. • Charles A. Dieterich, 22, Grand Gorge, was arrested by Margaretville State Police on May 11 and charged with seconddegree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on his own recognizance. • Iqueen Gall, 33, Roxbury, and Donte Brown, 34, Roxbury, were arrested by Stamford State Police on May 10 and charged with second-degree harassment. They were issued appearance tickets to answer the charge in Roxbury Town Court. • Elizabeth E. Telian, 62, Delhi, was arrested by Oneonta State Police on May 12 and charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and moving from lane unsafely. She was issued appearance tickets and released to a third party. • Morgan E. Abdushahid, 35, Masonville, was arrested by Sidney State Police on May 12 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. • Alexander D. Moore, 19, Margaretville, was arrested on May 13 at the Buena Vista Inn by Margaretville State Police on a warrant charging him as a fugitive from justice. • Jade R. Wank, 20, Deposit, was arrested by Deposit State Police on May 9 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on state Highway 17. • Jordan Wood, 32, Sidney, was arrested by Deposit State Police on May 10 and charged with second-degree harassment. He was released on his own recognizance.
Michael Armstrong was later transferred to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, where he remains in critical condition, police say. Laura Armstrong was treated at O’Connor Hospital and released. Police say a second ATV, driven by Corey Hochbrueckner, 27, of Oneonta, with passenger, Ashley M. Joslin, 33, of Hamden, struck the Armstrong ATV following the initial collision. Neither Hochbrueckner or Joslin were injured, police said.
New York State Police, Delhi Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services assisted at the scene. In the press release, the Sheriff’s Office said it believes alcohol was a contributing factor in the collision and that Michael Armstrong was not wearing a helmet. The press release further states that they anticipate filing criminal charges regarding the incident.
Sidney Merchant Sells Alcohol to Minor in Statewide Sting A Sidney merchant, located at 49 Union Street, was one of 200 retailers that sold alcohol to a minor during the month of April, in violation of state law as part of a statewide crackdown to curtail underage drinking, according to a press release issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office. The State Liquor Authority worked with the Department of Motor Vehicles and law enforcement agencies as part of the initiative. During the month, 756 licensed establishments were visited, 200 of which made illegal sales. Forty-eight minors attempting to use false identification to purchase alcohol were also arrested. Forty-seven fake IDs were seized during the month.
The State Liquor Authority conducted 56 underage details in 45 counties, sending underage “decoys” into 756 establishments holding liquor licenses, including bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores, looking for retailers who sell alcohol to minors. Five-hundred and fifty-six of those businesses refused to sell alcohol to underage “decoys.” “State and local law enforcement are taking proactive measures to deter underage drinking and to prevent the dangerous and potentially life-altering consequences that can come with it,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are committed to continuing these coordinated efforts to keep young New Yorkers and our communities safe.”
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May 15, 2018
On the Street: “What’s your stance on
the Boy Scouts’ recent name change to Scouts BSA so the organization can accept girls?” Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops have existed for over 100 years. Recently, the Boy Scouts of America changed its name to Scouts BSA, which marked the official acceptance of girls into the organization. Despite the change, Girl Scouts will not open their doors to boys, according to the Girl Scout NYPENN Council’s CEO Julie Dale. We asked six Delaware County residents their stance on this. Here is what they said:
Lisa Brooker, Walton – “I think that’s wrong. My daughter is a Girl Scout and will stay Kenny Morse, Walton one.” “Don’t reinvent the wheel.”
Richard Celli, Delhi – “To me it makes no sense. They were two separate entities to begin with. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.”
Kay Utter, Treadwell – “They do have Girl Scouts, and of course they’ve always had the Boy Scouts. To me, I would leave it as is, but things are changing and maybe down the road Girl Scouts will allow boys.”
Josh Fitch, Delhi – “What do the Boy Scouts do that the Girl Scouts don’t do? They’re pretty similar already. Why are we Romas B., Delhi – “If girls messing with it? It was never a join the Boy Scouts, what will problem.” happen to the cookies?”
It is a beautiful day! By Pastor Kent Terchunian Our God is a god of abundance! The bulbs are proclaiming their freedom, the buds are green on the lilac bushes promising future beauty, and the willow trees are proclaiming that Spring is here. The wild turkeys are feasting on sunflower seeds at Wilson Hollow, the deer have discovered and are devouring the new tender shoots of grass, the eagles have assumed their perches and their ‘claim’ to all they survey. Creation’s bounty is giving new birth in the pastures. We are overwhelmed with abundance. Most of us are stymied just thinking about the chores ahead and how we might get a handle on them. As I re-imagine the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8:26-40, I wonder if the apostles, fresh from Christ’s empowerment of their ministry, felt overwhelmed by the task before them. What were the expectations of these passionate apostles? Did they expect new converts would be reflections of themselves (pious Jews)? How might we perceive this encounter today? The Ethiopian was a foreigner who looked different and practiced cultural traditions that were abhorrent to Philip. Yet the Angel of the Lord and the Spirit speak to Philip (8:26, 29) telling him first to Go and take the road down from Jerusalem to Gaza and then Go join himself to the Ethiopian’s chariot. In Acts (12:7, 8) the Angel of the Lord Releases people
from bondage. The Angel of the Lord and the Spirit facilitate the divine-human encounter that results in releasing the Ethiopian from bondage to the ‘literal’ text enabling him to see beyond the text to the risen Jesus. The story of the Ethiopian is a conversion narrative that emphasizes the spiritual change within a person. Initially the Ethiopian’s ethnicity is highlighted; he is described first as an Ethiopian and secondarily as a eunuch. His status as a black Ethiopian expands this concept of “different”. In the second half of the story (verses 34, 3639) the physical condition of the Ethiopian as a eunuch is highlighted. Eunuchs were excluded from participation in Temple rituals and from full admittance, as proselytes, into Israel’s community. As a eunuch he is ritually or religiously far off. The story informs us that the Ethiopian was able to ascertain the literal meaning of the scriptures. Yet, he refused to allow his abilities to blind him to his limitations of understanding. These passages in Acts challenge us to practice a faith that continually seeks understanding rather than an “understanding that is seeking faithful followers.” For God is the ultimate object of our faith; and, God remains inscrutable less God become made in our image. The humility by which the lamb endured his death is embodied in the Ethiopian. The Ethiopian demonstrated humility in relation to Philip and the scriptures.
Despite his social status, he invited Philip to join him and sought enlightenment. According to scripture, Philip and the eunuch enter and emerge from the waters of baptism together. Why did the Ethiopian so readily accept Philip’s interpretation? Perhaps, even though the text does not say so, the Spirit spoke to the Ethiopian too. How might we envision what God accomplished in the encounter, which is never exactly the same as the story told? God, like human life, is living and multi-dimensional. One can read scripture without being able to experience or see in the text what God did in Jesus. The Ethiopian realizes that scripture must be interpreted or translated. Interpretation is seeking to understand what the words signify or point to beyond the symbols on the page. The Spirit, a constant presence, snatched up Philip who landed in Caesarea. This is God’s Spirit doing as it pleases and not boxed in by human expectations and limitations. We rediscover a pattern in Acts of how, or when, God’s unbridled Spirit anoints people. Just because we construct a theology that boxes God’s Spirit, does not mean that God IS in the box. So what are our expectations of what an acceptable Christian might look like? Are we willing to listen to the Angel of the Lord and the Spirit facilitate the divine-human encounters that result in releasing “an Ethiopian” from bondage to the literal
“Performance of one of Ballou’s Patent Threshing Machines” An advertisement, dated February 7, 1825, appeared in the Delaware Gazette concerning mechanical progress made in threshing – and the effectiveness of a particular machine as demonstrated in the town of Bovina. This ad ran for about two months. Here’s the text of the notice: We, the subscribers, certify that we have this day viewed the performance of one of BALLOU’s Patent Threshing Machines, erected in the barn of Mr. David Thompson, in the town of Bovina, in the County of Delaware, and that the said Machine, in our presence, threshed thirtysix sheaves of Rye in seven minutes; and also the same number of sheaves of Wheat in the same length of time when turned by a two horse power; and that the grain was threshed cleaner from the straw, and more perfectly separated from the chaff, than is done by any mode of threshing with which we are acquainted. We further more certify, that one man and two boys performed all the labour in attending the Machine and removing the straw. Charles Leet, Martin Keeler, John Hume, John McNaught, Duncan Turner, James H. Leal, Edward Sands, James Cowan, James Coulter, Francis Coulter, Cornelius Bassett. The Patent Right for making the above Machine, is offered for sale by the subscribers residing in the town of Bovina. DAVID THOMPSON JACOB BRUSH ANDREW THOMPSON The Cost of the Machines will be from 30 to 40 dollars. Threshing is a process to loosen the edible part of grain from husks or straw. Before the Industrial Revolution, threshing was done manually using flails on a threshing room floor or using animals walking in circles on the grain. To get a bushel of wheat before mechanization, it took an hour of hand threshing. It is estimated that about a quarter of agricultural labor was devoted to threshing. Ballou’s machine was invented in 1821 by Seth Ballou from Livermore, Maine. It saw several patented improvements in a few years. In the late 18th and into the 19th century, threshing machines were among the most patented machines. By 1860, over 300 different patents had been issued for threshers. The farmer who hosted the demonstration of Ballou’s ma-
chine, David Thompson, was born in Scotland in 1780 and came to the United States as a young man, coming to Bovina it is believed, around the time of the War of 1812. He was married twice and died at the age of 51 in 1832. The farm appears to have been in the vicinity of what is now Reinertsen Hill Road, when it went all the way to Jim Lane Road. The other two farmers who were promoting the machine were David’s brother Andrew Thompson (1778-1866) and Jacob Brush, son of Alexander Brush, one of Bovina’s earliest settlers. Born on Long Island, Jacob left Bovina sometime after this demonstration and was in Wayne County, New York at his early death in 1835. Most of the gentlemen watching the demonstration were neighbors or relatives (or both). James Coulter was the brotherin-law of Jacob Brush. Francis Coulter (no relation to the James) was an early Bovina settler who had his farm on what is now Coulter Brook Road. John McNaught likely was the McNaught for whom the McNaught Hill area of Bovina is named, and was not far from David Thompson. James Cowan may be the James, born 1794, who married the daughter of another Bovina early settler, Elisha Maynard. John Hume and Charles Leet show up in early Bovina tax rolls but are gone by the end of the 1820s. James Leal likely is the Dr. Leal who was one of Bovina’s first doctors. He lived on the Stamford/ Bovina town line until his death in 1831. Several of the men were not from Bovina. Martin Keeler was from the Town of Kortright (where he was town supervisor in 1820), Duncan Turner was from Stamford, and Cornelius Bassett and Edward Sands were both from Andes. Ironically, fifty-eight years later, on November 27, 1883, William Thompson, son of Andrew Thompson, one of the Bovina promoters of the thresher, would be fatally injured by a threshing machine. While using a thresher with his son, William tried to remove some straw from the cylinder while the machine was running and lost his arm three inches below his elbow. He initially survived the accident but died of pneumonia, caused in part by the amputation of his arm and complicated by his age (he was 76), on January 30, 1884.
text, enabling him to see beyond the text to the risen Jesus? Who does that Ethiopian represent? How will we respond? Will we go where the Spirit sends us; will we ascend the chariot of the unknown in response to the whisper of the Angel of the Lord? Has our theology sought to box God’s Spirit?
Are we focused on discerning God’s vision for His Church? Rev. Kent Terchunian is the lead pastor for the Western Catskills Parish, serving Colchester Community United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Walton; cell: 631-2583490.
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DA Girls, Unatego Boys Dominate Harbaugh Invite By Tom Coddington
DELHI — There was no doubt that the Delaware Academy girls’ track and field team would win Wednesday’s Ed Harbaugh on its own field. The Bulldogs racked up 11 first place finishes and 190 points. Unadilla Valley was a distant second with 113.5 points in the 14-team event. Stamford was third with 49.5 points, followed by Cherry Valley-Springfield with 38, Deposit/Hancock 36, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton/ Morris 16, Andes 14, Franklin 13, Laurens/Milford 13, Walton 12, Unatego seven, South Kortright/Charlotte Valley six, Harpursville/Afton five and Edmeston none. Leading the way for DA was Logan Bruce, who won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.2 seconds, the long jump with a leap of 17 feet and a half-inch, and teamed up with Caroline Grace, Olivia Wakin and Aolani McCarthy to win the 400-meter relay in 53 minutes and five seconds, and shared the MVP honors with UV’s Julia Ogelsby, who won the 100-meter dash in 12.7 seconds and the high jump in five feet and four inches. DA’s Cella Schnabel was a double winner, finishing the 1,500-meter run in five minutes and 25.5 seconds, and the 3,000-meter run in 11 minutes and 46.3 seconds. The Bulldogs swept the relay events, with Grace, Wakin, Katie Hadley and Jillian Lees taking the 1,600-meters in four minutes and 31.5 seconds and Raegen Bracchy, Lucia Marsiglio, Rachel Blocker and Camille Mueller winning the 3,200 meters in 11 minutes and 33.4 sec-
onds. Also winning for DA were Lees, who finished the 800-meter run in two minutes and 29.2 seconds, Hadley, who won the triple jump in 34 feet and one inch, Grace with a time of one minute and 5.1 seconds, and Sophia Wakin, with a time of one minute and 14 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles. Other winners were Walton’s Jordan Condon with a pole vault of seven feet and two inches, Andes’ Laurylinn Weaver with a 97-foot, one inch heave of the discus, Stamford’s Skylar Shafer, who was timed in 27.2 second in the 200-meter dash, and UV’s Molly Avolio with shot put of 34 feet and 8.5 inches. On the boys’ side, Unatego was the team winner with 132 points. CV-S was second with 103.5, DA third with 68, followed by L/M 56, Walton 39, GMU/M 32, UV 23, SK/CV 20, Franklin 20, H/A 18, D/H six, Andes five, Stamford three and Edmeston none. One boys’ MVP was Unatego’s Jacob Haqq, who won the long jump at 19 feet and 9.5 inches and the triple jump at 43 feet and 11 inches, and teamed with Noal Blake, Josh Treffeisen and Andy Sheldon to win the 1,600-meter relay in three minutes and 40.4 seconds. Teammate Aidan Cutting also had a hand in three Spartan wins. He won the 1,600-meter run in four minutes and 36.4 seconds, the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes and 22.1 seconds, and teamed with Noah Blake, Treffeisen and Nick Sousa to win the 3,200-meter relay. Treffeisen also won the
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Martin Wins USPP Bicycle Time Trial On May 9, the Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers (USPP) bicycle time trial, a 10.2mile out and back course, starting and finishing at the intersection of State Route 205 and Otsego County Route 48 near the I-88 Exit 13 was won by Peter Martin, in a time of 25 minutes and 46 seconds. Second place to Isaac Whit-
beck in 27:40, followed by Corey DuBois 28:51, Gary Toombs 29:20, Paul Bauer 19:39, Jeff Lent 30:17, Holly Sloan 32:09, Neil Toombs 39:14 and Michael Whitbeck 44:14. The next time trial will be on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:15 p.m. The next USPP Hill climb will be on May 16, starting on Winney Hill Road.
Athlete of the Week For the first time since early in the history of this column, this week’s Athlete of the Week is a tennis player — Delaware Academy freshman Alex Haight, who was the Bulldogs’ top singles player. He finished the season with an overall 12-1 record, including an 8-0 record in Midstate Athletic Conference play. Alex had a win-loss record in games of 135-40. He won 23 sets in total and only lost three. He was seeded third in the Section IV Class C-D championship, which was played at Greene on Friday. His lone loss came to the second seed, Chenango Forks
junior Niklas Boeker. Alex is one of the very few DA basketball players who have been starters on varsity as a freshman, and he also was varsity soccer starter. His coach, Jennifer Sanford, commented. “He has played so will this year and has improved even without much court time. He is willing to try new things to improve his game. After his quarterfinal in sectionals, he played a player that he had played in the first match of the season. Tenjing Sherpa commented on how much better Alex had gotten since the beginning of the season.” She added of Alex, “This season, he introduced a net game to his already strong baseline game. Since he is so athletic, it is hard for players to pass him when he is at the net. Every aspect of his game improved this year. He also shows true sportsmanship in all of his matches, not only with his opponents but also with his teammates. He is always there to encourage everyone on the team to play their best, and can be found cheering everyone on until the end of every match.
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WINNING RELAY — Walton’s Joel Rhinehart gets the baton to teammate Zach Coviello for the final leg of the 400-meter relay at the Harbaugh meet in Delhi on Wednesday. Coviello outran other teams’ runners to seal the Warriors’ only victory in the meet.
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HEADED FOR RECORD — Delhi’s Logan Bruce gets set to finish her 100 meter in a record performance. She crossed the finish line in 15.2 seconds at the Harbaugh Invitationl meet at DA on Wednesday.
New and Improved Walton Little League the turnouts were great. During Monday night’s games, the volunteers runFor years, Walton Little ning the concession stand League has consisted of t-ball, reported the highest sales minor and major teams. This ever, thanks to the updated year, in attempts to get girls variety of goodies offered. more involved in the league, About 300 spectators filled a softball team has been es- the sidelines to watch the first tablished. This league is now games of the season, which were commenced by first pitches thrown by Townsend Elementary Patty Wood/The Reporter School Principal, Mike Snider on Monday Townsend Principal, Mr. Snider, and Mayor Edward threw Monday’s first pitch Snow on Tuesday. Amongst this year’s access to the field.” The league was also able to upgrades lies the old legion field in Austin purchase a new Walton Little Lincoln Park. This will League sign for the outfield, be the first time the which was first revealed Monfield will be utilized by day night. This sign is surrounded by several other lothe league. “Now that we have cal sponsor boards, stretched softball, we wouldn’t across the walls of the field. Melissa Johns/The Reporter have had enough The league’s board members Ranger teammates gathered before their said when they first began to game. Players from left to right: Reid room without it,” said Phraner, “We’re so Jackson, Derik Basile, Kyle Schamber thankful that the viland C.J. Schamber. lage board granted us continued on page 14 comprised of 17 teams, each of which is coached by a parent or community member volunteer. “Although the softball team is girls only, they still have the option to continue playing with the boys if they’d prefer. The choice is theirs,” said new little league President Daryl Mcclenon. With a new team and a new board president, changes are on the rise for this year’s season. Opening nights were held last Monday and TuesMelissa Johns/The Reporter day, according to treasurer/ The Reds, coached by Collin Pomeroy and John Phraner, lining up secretary Mary Phraner, and before Tuesday’s opening ceremony. By Melissa Johns
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ON THE WAY IN — DA’s Cella Schnabel lengthens her lead over Stamford’s Katrina Alexander in the 1,500-meter run at the Harbaugh meet in Delhi on Wednesday
DA Girls, continued from page 13 800-meter run with a time of two minutes and 4.3 seconds. SK/CV’s Michael Milton won twice, running the 100-meter dash in 10.8 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 20.8 seconds, and shared the boys’ MVP honors with Haqq. Also winning twice was L/M’s Finn Hall, with a shot put of 45 feet and five
TEAMWORK — Unatego’s Aidan Cutting outruns teammate Josh Treffeisen in the 1,600-meter run at Wednesday’s Harbaugh meet at Delhi. Cutting also won the 3,200-meter run.
inches and a discus throw of 140 feet and 10 inches. Walton’s 400-meter relay of Jose Mirabel, River Reed, Joel Rhinehart and Zach Coviello won with a time of 48.1 seconds. DA’s only win was by Ben Arehart who highjumped five feet and nine inches. CV-S had three winners — Jordan Graudons in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.3 seconds, and Alex Cronkite with a pole
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I CAN WIN — Michael Milton of South Kortright/Charlotte Valley picks up his pace in the 200-meter dash at the Harbaugh Invitational in Delhi on Wednesday. He also won the 100-meter dash.
vault of 12 feet and six inches. Ethan Koch of GMU/M won the 400-meter dash in 54 seconds. The event featured seven new records, starting with the DA girls 190 points. Bruce set two records for girls’ long jump and 100-meter hurdles and shared another, with the 400-meter relay team. Haqq’s win for the boys’ triple jump was also a record, as were Ogelsby’s girls 100-meter dash and Hydorn for the boys’ 110-meter hurdles.
Stamford’s Skylar Shafer Breaks 200-Meter Track Record By Rosie Cunningham STAMFORD - Skylar Shafer sprinted her way to a Stamford Central School (SCS) record Wednesday at the Ed Harbaugh Invitational at Delaware Academy. The SCS junior varsity track member broke a 32 year record in the 200 meter category with a time of 27.2 seconds. The record, according to 35 year track and field Coach Greg O’Connell, was held by Deb
(Mollevik) Moorby, the boys varsity soccer coach at Charlotte Valley Central School. “It’s always nice to have athletes break these records,” said O’Connell. “We have impressive record holders and numbers. We have had some powerhouse athletes and teams, particularly on the girls side. So, when a record is broken, it is no small feat.” The SCS athletic director said Shafer has come a long way in her career as a varsity track athlete.
“She is a positive leader on the team and works hard - I expect nothing less of an upperclassman,” he said. O’Connell said Shafer was shooting for the 100 meter dash record and was “pleasantly surprised” when they learned she secured the 200 meter record. “She’s a great runner - the 100 meter is probably her best event and she runs the lead leg in the 4x1 relay and we are trying to break that record as well. These are some of the goals we set during the season.”
Franklin Diamondmen Stay Undefeated With two Tri-Valley League wins in as many days last week, the Franklin baseball team finished the regular season undefeated. The Purple Devils downed Morris, 6-1, on Monday, and on Tuesday, they routed Cherry Valley-Springfield, 11-2. In the game at Morris, both teams scored in the first inning.
Franklin then tallied three runs in the third frame and two more in the fifth. Tyler Gregory struck out 12 Mustang batters in a six-inning stint on the mound, and Joe Serrao finished with a scoreless seventh inning. The Devils outhit the home forces, 7-4, with Brandon Gregory leading the way with two hits.
At CV-S, the two teams were tied at 2-2 before the sixth inning, when Franklin rallied for seven runs. They tacked on two more runs in the seventh. Relief pitcher Brian Johns pitched three strong innings to shut down the Patriots. Matt Serrao and Collin Campbell both had doubles for the Devils.
Sullivan West Sweeps Titles in Downsville’s Eagle Games WALTON — The Sullivan West Bulldogs track and field teams dominated Downsville’s annual Eagle Games on Friday on the Walton field. The boys racked up 163 points to runner-up Walton’s 88, and the girls tallied 155 points to 112 for the host Downsville/Roscoe/Livingston Manor squad. In the boys’ side, D/R/LM was third with 86 points, Liberty had 84, Laurens/Milford 51, Franklin 48, Deposit/Hancock 26, Andes 25, Oxford 24, Eldred 22, Delhi 21, and Richfield Springs six. D/R/LM’s Desmond Lambe was a triple winner, sweeping the jumping events. His high jump was five feet and 10 inches, his long jump 19 feet and his triple jump 39 feet and seven inches. Franklin’s Tyler Gregory was a double winner, running the 1,600-meter run in four minutes and 47.9 seconds, and the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes and 43.2 seconds. Also winning twice was SW’s Roan Gillingham, with a 400-meter dash time of 52.75 seconds and the pole vault at 10 feet. Another double winner was
L/M’s Taylor Munch, who took the honors in the 100-meter dash in 11.5 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 22.91 seconds. D/R/LM’s Logan Cicio won the 800-meter run in two minutes and 11.6 seconds, and the D/R/LM 3,200-meter won in nine minutes and 11.6 seconds; Walton’s Joel Rhinehart won the 110-meter hurdles in 17.94 seconds; Andes’ James DePierro won the shot put with a distance of 40 feet and three inches; D/H’s Kenny Macumber won the discus with a heave of 114 feet and four inches; Walton’s 400-meter relay team won in 47.78 seconds; for SW, Hunter Mall won the 400-meter hurdles in one minute and 4.6 seconds, and the 1,600-meter relay unit won in three minutes and 53.8 seconds. In the girls’ action, SW tallied 155 points, D/R/LM was second with 112, Liberty 89.5, D/H 59, Oxford 49, Walton 42, Eldred 27, Franklin 26, L/M 25, Delhi 21.5, Andes 20 and RS none. SW’s Ava MacLeod won three events — the 100-meter dash in 12.4 seconds, the 200-meter dash
in 26 seconds, and the long jump at 15 feet and 9.5 inches. D/H’s Kelsey Young was a double winner, with times of five minutes and 9.1 seconds in the 1.500-meter run, and 11 minutes and 27.9 seconds in the 3,200-meter run. Also winning twice was Andes’ Laurynn Weaver, with a shot put effort of 29 feet and a discus heave of 96 feet and 10 inches. The host team got first place in the 400-meter dash by Emily Brown with a time of one minute and six-tenth of a second, and the 400-meter relay team with a time of 53.91 seconds; D/H also had a first from Marissa Lengel in the high jump with an unlisted effort; SW also had wins by Tallula Gann in the 800-meter run in two minutes and 35 seconds, Grace Gaebel in the triple jump at 33 feet, and the 3,200-meter relay team in 11 minutes and 30.8 seconds; Liberty had wins by Gabriela Nolan with a time of 16.5 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles and the 1,600-meter relay squad; Kayla Mass of Eldred won the pole vault with a vault of seven feet and six inches.
Little League, continued from page 13 develop an area to play ball in Austin Lincoln in 1996, they depended on the community and volunteers help to get things up and running. McClenon said the sponsors are still the ones making Little League possible. On Saturday, May 19, the
league will host its annual fundraiser at the Walton Central School Bus Garage from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wilson BBQ chicken and baked goods will be for sale and teams will be taking shifts to wash cars. Recyclable cans and bottles will also be accepted. Proceeds will go toward field repairs, uniforms, and end of the year ceremonies.
SUNY Delhi Athletics Wraps Year with Awards Banquet DELHI – The SUNY Delhi Athletics Department held its annual awards banquet last Monday evening in Farrell Hall. Director of Athletics Bob Backus awarded men’s cross country and track and field’s Kobie Lane as SUNY Delhi’s Male Athlete of the Year, and honored women’s basketball and softball’s Samiaya Salley as the school’s Female Athlete of the Year. Associate Athletic Director Cathy Foto presented women’s cross country and track and field’s Tristen Bowker with the SUNY Delhi Female Scholar Athlete Award and men’s cross country and track and field’s Nicholas Arnecke with the institution’s Male Scholar Athlete Award. Monday’s ceremony concluded with cross country and track field coach Robb Munro and men’s lacrosse coach Sam Miller shaving their heads to celebrate their teams meeting their goals raising money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer awareness. With both squads’ goals set at $1,000, track and field raised
$1,125, while men’s lacrosse funded $1,103. The Coach’s Awards were as follows:
Samantha Friedman, Women’s Soccer Safiyyah Muhammad, Women’s Tennis Kobie Lane, Cross Country Kristen Maslanka, Women’s Volleyball Elise McIntyre, Cross Country Joe O’Halloran, Men’s Soccer
SeJean Gibbs, Swimming & Diving Stephen Harten, Men’s Basketball Samiaya Salley, Women’s Basketball Julia Witt, Swimming & Diving
Keyshawn Clark-Wells, Track & Field Alex Fisher, Men’s Golf Susan Hoskins, Track & Field Jenna Lutz, Softball Eric Morse, Men’s Lacrosse Lac Van, Men’s Tennis.
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The South Kortright Rams following the Delaware League Championship win in Oneonta Thursday.
SK Rams Are The Delaware League Champs By Rosie Cunningham ONEONTA - Defense and active sticks helped lead the Rams to a handy 10-1 defeat of Jefferson in the Delaware League Championship game Thursday at Neahwa Park in Oneonta. According to South Kortright Coach Bob VanValkenburgh, the boys in blue have not been in the running for the championship title in nine years. SK Pitching ace Kenton Pick-
ett earned his sixth win from the mound this season - striking out four batters and allowing only three hits for the win. The Rams (13-1, 8-1) were top notch from the field and hit the ball hard across the board. “You guys did great on defense today,” said VanValkenburgh to his team following the game. “And, you finally started hitting line drives - I like what I saw today.” Jefferson pitcher Noah Smith started the game, throwing two
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Delaware League Secretary Jim Adair, presented South Kortright seniors Alex Funk (12), Pat Demming (12) and Conor Woznick (5) with a trophy.
scoreless innings, as the two teams went into the third, tied at 0. However, the SK sticks came alive and trouble ensued for the J-Hawks - the Rams scored eight runs to secure a hefty lead. SK’s Alex Funk began the third inning rally with a walk, teammate Logan Kaufman moved him to second on a sacrifice bunt. Smith walked Austin Lamport and a single courtesy of Chris Champlin, loaded the bases. Smith walked in the first run of the game and then senior Conor Woznick drove in two runners (3-0). Sophomore Tyler Hall drove in two more runs and Smith was relieved by Dakota Shafer. On the defensive side, second baseman Aidan Fox and shortstop Kaufman converted two double plays in the win, third baseman Lamport made some key stops and catcher Champlin, formerly of the Jefferson squad, was a standout, as always. Champlin stalled a momentary run for the J-Hawks, throwing out a runner at first who was caught sleeping - he later made an impressive diving catch to end an inning. Jefferson’s Cole Lapinel, Andrew Shapiro and Shafer each contributed singles for the JHawks, who uncharacteristically committed three errors in the loss. First round sectional play pairings will be announced on Monday.
Keesler, Lefebvre Honored All-ACAA Second Team SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) announced today its Softball All-Conference Teams, which featured junior outfielder Sierra Keesler (Hancock Central School) and freshman infielder Haylee Lefebvre (Glens Falls) on the second team. Both Broncos just finished up their first season playing softball at SUNY Delhi, with Keesler being a former transfer from Onondaga CC. Keesler started 25 games and batted .370 (27-73), leading the Broncos with eight extra-base hits on three home runs and two triples, as well as a 12 RBIs. The junior also led the squad with a .589 slug percentage. She tallied a pair of two-RBI games this season, the first against Lehman on March 1, where Keesler batted 2-for-4 with one home run and one triple. Her second came against SUNY Canton on April 21, batting 2-for-3 with one double. The former Lazer also had a tandem of three-hit games, batting 3-for-4 with one
double and one ribbie against Schoolcraft on Feb. 28, followed by a perfect 3-for-3 showing against SUNY Canton on April 22. Lefebvre started 26 games as either the Broncos’ pitcher or at one of the infield positions. She settled into the second-base spot during the latter part of the season, where she eventually earned her place on the all-conference team. The freshman was fourth on the team with a .286 batting average (18-63), eight RBIs and a .349 slug percentage, as well as ranking second with four doubles. One of her best hitting performances of the year was against SUNY Canton on April 21, where she batted 2-for3 with one double and three RBIs. As a pitcher, Lefebvre finished second on the team with 20 strikeouts and two complete games, posting a 10.18 ERA over 44.0 innings pitched. The Glens Falls, NY native also plays on the SUNY Delhi women’s volleyball team.
Sierra Keesler and Haylee Lefebvre were named to the second team American Collegiate Athletic Association.
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Wednesday: Tri-Valley League Championship at Damaschke Field, Oneonta. Thursday: Sidney at Deposit Friday: Section IV Class C and D Tournament First Round Games. Next Tuesday: Section IV Quarterfinals.
Today (Tues.): Midstate Athletic Conference Championship Game, Bainbridge-Guilford at Deposit. Thursday: Section IV Class C and D First Round Tournament Games. Saturday: Section IV Quarterfinals. Note: The Section IV softball and baseball schedules are subject to change. Please visit our website today (May 15).
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Kenton Pickett, South Kortright pitching ace, picked up his sixth win of the season from the mound in the Delaware League Championship game.
Friday-Saturday: State Qualifier at Binghamton Tennis Center. ————————————
Bobcats Swat Hornets, Advance to MAC Title BAINBRIDGE — The Bainbridge-Guilford softball team, seeded second in the Midstate Athletic Conference tournament, built a 6-1 lead in the first three innings in Friday’s game, and finished with an 8-1 victory over third-seeded Harpursville. They advanced to the championship game on Tuesday against top-seeded Deposit. The battery was a big factor for the Bobcats, as pitcher Kori Thornton struck out 11 Hornet batters and catcher Megan Palmatier homered and had two
other hits. Ashley Matthews also had three hits, including a homer. B-G scored three runs in both the second and third innings, and added one run in both the fourth and fifth frames, while Harpursville’s only run came in the third inning. The Bobcats outhit the Hornets, 13-5, and had just one error to the visitors’ five. In the bottom bracket of the tourney, ninth-seeded Walton downed 12th-seeded Delhi, 102. Warrior pitcher Riley McAd-
ams struck out 12 Bulldogs and allowed just two hits. DA opened the scoring in the fourth inning, but the home forces came back with two runs in the fourth inning, but the visitors tied the game in the top of he fifth. Walton responded with three runs in the bottom half, and racked up five more runs in the sixth frame. Samantha Taddeo had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the Warriors’ offense and Camberly had two hits and two RBIs.
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The Jefferson boys varsity squad following a tough 10-1 defeat Thursday at Neahwa Park in Oneonta.
By Tom Coddington The weather should have been better last week, but it wasn’t. The Midstate Athletic Conference baseball and softball tournament games were scheduled to start on Thursday and finish on Saturday, but it didn’t happen. The baseball final was re-scheduled to Monday, and the softball final had to go over to Tuesday, Fortunately for the Delaware League, the championship games got played, after a rain and thunder delay, but the TriValley League teams still had regular season games to play
before the baseball championship could happen, and it was pushed over to Wednesday. The weather affected everyone. The Section IV tourmanents were scheduled to start this Wednesday and Thursday, but the schedules could not be set up until Monday.
D/H Advances to MAC Baseball Title Clash By Tom Coddington
The Deposit/Hancock baseball team weathered a scare by Harpursville in Friday’s semifinal game of the Midstate Athletic Conference tournament. The visiting Hornets knocked in four runs in the top of the seventh inning, but the Eagles held on for an 11-7 win. In the first inning, the home forces got on the board when Darren Shaver led off with a single, stole second base, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a Luke Resti single. Later in the inning, the Eagles executed a double steal, with Austin Lenio going to second as Resti raced home. They added two runs in the second on a home run by Caleb Walker, but Harpursville cut the lead to 4-3 with a rally in the top of the third. D/H responded with a fivespot in the bottom half. Lenio, Walker, Ray Rynearson, Shaver and Cole Russell each got the RBI’s. The Eagles tallied single
runs in the fourth and fifth frames. Russell, Shaver and Walker all had two hits in the game. Resti relieved starting pitcher Russell after the Hornets’ third inning rally. D/H, the top seed in the tourney, was to play second-seeded Unatego this Monday at Oneonta’s Damaschke Field. On the previous Monday, the Eagles routed non-league foe Sullivan West, 14-3, as Shaver led the offense. After doubling a run third inning he got four runs batted in with a grand slam homer in the fifth inning. Owen Wormuth singled to start the rally, and Lenio, Walker and James Bowie walked preceding Shaver’s four-bagger. Shaver finished with three hits, and Wormuth also had three hits and stole three bases, and Walker and Russell had two hits. Rynearson was the winning pitcher, striking out six and allowing four hits in a five-inning stint, and Caden Fortunato finished the day on the mound.
Sidney Baseball Pitcher Throws No-Hitter at B-G Sidney’s Corbin Constable baseball pitcher showed last Tuesday that softball is not the only game that features no-hitters. He shut down host Bainbridge-Guilford, and his teammates backed him with a 9-0 victory. His complete
game included 85 pitches. Teammates Peyton Mosher and Mike Gravelin had three hits apiece, and Matt Hoskins had two hits. The Warriors tallied five runs in the first inning, two in the second, and two in the third.
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DELAWARE CHAMPS — The Roxbury softball team poses for a photo after its 14-4 win over GilboaConesville in Thursday’s Delaware League championship game.
Rockets Soar Past Wildcats for Delaware League Softball Title By Tom Coddington ONEONTA — A rain delay in the first inning of the Delaware League softball championship did not deter the Roxbury Rockets on Thursday. The rain was really not the reason for the delay, because there were thunder claps that stopped it for more than 30 minutes. Roxbury pitcher Claire McDaniel had shut down GilboaConesville in the top of the first frame, and the Rockets were at bat when time was called in the midst of a rally. Veteran Head Coach Jane Ware’s team sent 11 players to the plate, and they led by 5-0 after it was finished. McDaniel started the rally with a booming triple, and later in the inning, Brianna Cross swatted a double, and the Wildcats helped out the Rockets by making three errors. In the top of the second inning, McDaniel also had 1-2-3 success. In the bottom half, Emma Hynes’ triple set the way for three more runs, and Erin Garza also tripled. In the top of the third, G-C capitalized on two Roxbury errors and two walks by the usually steady McDaniel, and scored three runs. In the bottom half, Hynes swatted another triple
and Gabby Garofolo doubled, and the Rockets had a 10-3 lead. The Wildcats got their last run in the fourth frame with the help of a double by Liz Cherry. In the bottom half, two more Roxbury runs came on a single by Lacey German and two more G-C errors. The final two runs for the winners came in the fifth inning, with help of more errors by the Wildcats. Ware, whose teams have recorded more than 20 league
championships, remarked of McDaniel’s tough inning, “We knew that she would pull out of it. She always comes back.” She did settle down, and the defense helped out as the game went along. To end the game, Garza made all three put-outs, one on a line drive, and the other two on fly balls toward foul territory, and the Rockets had a 14-4 victory. Hynes and Garza each had three of Roxbury’s 15 hits in the game.
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INFIELD HIT — Roxbury’s Erin Garza crosses first base ahead of the effort of Gilboa-Conesville first baseman Kelli-Jo VanValkenburg early in the Rockets’ Thursday win in the Delaware League championship game.
Delaware League Honors Downsville/ Roscoe Teams’ Academic All-Stars DOWNSVILLE — Two Roscoe players on their respective Downsville teams have been named to the Delaware
League Academic All-Star Teams. Noah Steele was named to the baseball team, and Jadyn
Colao was chosen for the softball team.
Delhi’s Katie Herba Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award DELHI – SUNY Delhi women’s basketball player Katie Herba (Perth, NY / BroadalbinPerth) was awarded the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award. On behalf of SUNY, the junior was presented the award by Director of Athletics Bob Backus, Associate Athletic Director Cathy Foto and women’s basketball head coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz. Herba is a Business and Technology Management major with a 3.63 GPA. From SUNY: “The Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award is the highest award given to a student-athlete in the State University of New York. The award recognizes a combination of outstanding academic excellence and superior athletic achievement. In order to be considered for this award, student-athletes were nominated by their athletic director. Nominees then had their academic credentials and athletic accomplishments reviewed by athletic directors from across the State University system.”
Herba, a two-sport athlete in basketball and soccer, was recognized to the USCAA National All-Academic Team this season for both sports, as well as earning All-American Honorable Mention for soccer. The former transfer from FultonMontgomery CC stood as the Broncos’ leader in steals with 2.5 per game, and ranked second with 8.9 rpg. and 4.0 assists
per game. Herba was Delhi’s fourth-leading scorer with 9.8 ppg., and collected a seasonhigh 20 points at Central Penn on Jan. 7, where she also had one of her eight double-doubles with ten rebounds. The Broadalbin-Perth graduate was named to the All-ACAA Women’s Basketball Second Team and the ACAA Honor Roll.
From left: Vicki Andruszkiewicz, Katie Herba, Cathy Foto, Bob Backus celebrate the honor.
Ashley Magnifico and Tyler Magnan were named to the North Atlantic Conference Sportsmanship Team for SUNY Delhi.
SUNY Delhi’s Magnifico, Magnan Named to Sportsmanship Team WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) today announced its Women’s and Men’s Track and Field All-Conference Teams. The Broncos won 10 events at last weekend’s NAC Championships, hosted by Colby-Sawyer College, with all-conference consideration going to the top two finishers in each event. This inclusion brings SUNY Delhi’s All-NAC total to 19. Sophomores Ashley Magnifico (Bayport) and Tyler Magnan (South Kortright) were recognized on the NAC Sportsmanship Team. This team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of
sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the track and field culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the competition rules and etiquette. Magnifico was a NAC champion in the 4x100 with teammates Arielle Moheimani Jaylynn Sheppard and Erica Cornmire, as well as earning All-NAC in the 4x400 with Moheimani, Oranchak and Susan Hoskins. Magnan won the NAC title in the 400m hurdles and the 4x400 with teammates Lucas Reilly, Sean Andrews and Esdras Charles.
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Dr. Seuss: “Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.” The fourth progress report period closes on Friday May 18, at Sidney Central School. Good luck students. On Tuesday May 22, the 5/6 band and chorus concert will be held at the high school auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Let’s support our music department. Wednesday, May 23, there will be a science performance test for grades 4 and 8 in Sidney school. The FFA banquet at the Sidney Fire Hall is the same night - May 23 at 6 p.m. Here on the Farm: The fellas have finally gotten to do some seeding in the fields around the rainstorms. It has been very busy and farmers are out in the fields to get some work done. We have had some great days to work and the rainstorms keep on coming. Farmers have to keep working because soon the grass will be ready to cut for the first time so the most nutrition can be gleaned. They say that the first cutting is best when it is baled around the middle of May - let’s hope the weather will stay stable. The nutritionist from Cooperative Extension will be out to get clippings and will get the results to farmers as soon as they can. Thanks the work to get this done. Our granddaughter, Allison Pierce, daughter of Dave and Christine (Scott) Pierce is the Salutatorian of the Charlotte
Valley Central School in Davenport. We congratulate Allison and are very proud of her and wish her well. Allison will attend St. Bonaventure College in the Fall. Sympathy to the family of George Grays who passed away this week. George was involved in many programs in the Sidney area as well as the fire department and the FFA Alumni Association of Sidney school to help with scholarships for students to go to summer camp and more. We thank George for his many services and he will surely be missed by all. Birthday greetings this week to Gail Wormsley and Steven Jump on May 23, Joann Morey Gray on May 24, Michele Mott Rowe, Mary Masciave, Ronald Ellis and Connor Reilly on May 25,Linda Heyer and Audrey Ostrander May 27, Joe Collins May 28, and Patty Freyer Rude, Jim Green and Scott Frazier on May 29. Masonville Federated Church Sunday services are at 11 a.m.; adult Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Bible study Thursdays at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. - How’s Your Soul? Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m., Small Church Seminar at Presbyterian church in Delhi REPEAT 101. Monday, May 28, Memorial Day parade and chicken barbecue - anyone interested in participating in the parade is welcome to do so.
Rev. Robert Day Grant The Reverend Robert Day Grant of Roscoe, a retired pastor and social worker, returned his life to his Creator on Jan. 23, 2018, at 101 years of age. There will be a memorial service Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the United Church of Roscoe, Church Street, Roscoe. The Rev. Dora Odarenko will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Sullivan County, P.O. Box 695, Harris, NY, 12742. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Avenue, Roscoe.
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Kellogg Educational and Community Center will host Take a Trip Around The USA Through Vintage Postcards on Friday, May 18 from 1-4. The Treadwell Pottery Exhibit is still up for you to view. Treadwell Lego Club will be meeting Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at the Kellogg Center. Movie night at the Kellogg Center will show The Black Panther at 7 p.m. Free. Treadwell United Methodist Church will hold church cleanup day Saturday, May 19 from 9-12 - lunch served at noon. Help from any age group is appreciated. Donna Briggs, Louise Hebbard, Nancy Barnes and Debbie Tuthill attended the GFWC NYS Convention held at the Marriott in Albany last weekend. Louise Hebbard gave her report as NYS Chairperson of Home Life Department. Donna Briggs is the GFWC NYS Spiritual Values Chairperson. Nancy Barnes and Debbie Tuthill were delegates of Treadwell Community Club. Treadwell Memorial Day Parade and ceremony will be at 9 am. Treadwell Lawn Sale Day is set for its usual second Saturday - June - 9. Sign up with Deb Tuthill on Facebook, email@example.com, call 829-8531 or on the community events board. Cost is $3.50 if you are holding a sale that day. Vendors or other sales can set up on the Memorial Commons.
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Kenneth R. Fuller A graveside service with full military honors will be held at Paige Cemetery, Downsville, on Saturday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m. for Kenneth R. Fuller, who passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, with Rev. R. L. Donahue, Officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.courtneyfh.com. ————————————
Thelma E. Burlingame A graveside service for Thelma E. Burlingame, who passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, will be held on Friday, May 18, at 1 p.m. in the Harvard Cemetery, Harvard, with Pastor Edward Lowell, officiating. Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. Condolences to the family may be made online at www. courtneyfh.com. ————————————
Condolences to the Vagle family at the death of LuAnn’s sister, Madeline. Congratulations to Lisa Huyck for receiving 2018 Firefighter of the Year and a little extra humorous award for “Driver of the Year” from the Emergency Squad. Congratulations to Scott Hudson who received an appreciation award from the Treadwell Fire Department. Congratulations to Callie Triarsi who won third place in New York State General Federation of Women’s Clubs Craft Contest for her Irish Chain Quilt. Congratulations to Treadwell Community Improvement Club for winning four awards for Fundraising, Education, Conservation, and Public Issues at the GFWC New York State Convention. Thank you to the Menke family for donating Legos to the Treadwell Lego Club. Treadwell United Methodist Women will meet May 15 at noon for its monthly meeting starting with a dish to pass lunch.
Marie Ayres of Roscoe passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at her home. She was 79. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Roscoe, 2 Church Street, Roscoe. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Avenue, Roscoe; 607-498-4929 or 845439-5200 or Harris-FH.com. ————————————
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David E. Rider, 71, of South Kortright, returned to his heavenly family on Feb. 21, 2018, after a lifelong battle with diabetes and related complications. Prayer services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Delhi. Graveside services with full military honors will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Delhi. Visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with David’s family. ————————————
Gertrude W. Fitch Gertrude W. Fitch, 82, of Walton, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, following a long illness. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 17, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton, where services will be held at 2. Burial will follow in the Walton Cemetery, Walton. Condolences to the family may be made online at www. courtneyfh.com.
David “Larry” Johnston David “Larry” Johnston, 68, of Walton, passed away at home on Thursday, May 10, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Larry was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Gary, Ind., to the late David and Elphie Johnston. He was predeceased by his brother, Bruce, and sister, Betty. He is survived by his wife Nicki, and daughters Ashton and Jordan; his sister Carol (Jerry) Godfrey of Simpsonville, S.C.; sisters-in-law Judy Bowker and Tina (Luke) Yetto; father-inlaw Ron Hulbert and motherin-law Christine Storrer, all of Walton, and many nieces and nephews, fishing buddies and special friends. In high school Larry excelled in football. He had an incredible voice which earned him a college scholarship. He served in the National Guard, graduated from the University of Indiana and later earned a master’s in business. He began his successful insurance career with Allstate Insurance, filling various positions for over a decade. Larry continued his great leadership style with MetLife Auto & Home. He earned countrywide respect as he worked his way up to become the assistant vice president. He had a unique ability to lead, mentor and connect with people and was responsible for many other people’s successes. He was an expert at bringing out the best in people. Larry loved spending time with his family, mowing his lawn, gardening, hunting and a special love for fishing. He loved to tell jokes and had a flare for cooking and entertaining people. His hunting escapades were always on the list of “what not to do while hunting.” One buck-fever morning as he drove up his driveway he spotted a deer. He was so excited that he jumped from the vehicle without putting it in park. The door knocked him over and his car rolled over his shoulder. His words were “I just got run over by my own car!” The only thing hurt was his ego! Overall, he was much better with a gun or fishing pole than he was with a golf club in his hand! He touched so many lives and always made sure everyone felt included. He will be dearly missed. There will be a celebration of life in his honor on Monday, May 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Hope Community Church, 45 Stockton Avenue, Walton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Walton Fire Department, 61 West Street, Walton. Condolences to the family may be made online at www. courtneyfh.com.
George A. Grays, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 7, 2018, at Willow Point Nursing & Rehab Center in Vestal. He was born on June 19, 1937, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of the late Herman F. Grays and Mary (Lupton) Mantey. He was a graduate of Moravia Central School, Class of 1955, where he played basketball and was a member of the FFA. He married Patricia Ward on Sept. 3, 1960, in Moravia. They were married for 57 years. Through the years, George worked as a pneumatic driller on the Niagara Power Project at Niagara Falls. He worked several years for contractors splicing telephone cable, including the Minuteman Missile Project in South Dakota. In 1962, the family moved to Sidney where he worked for the local telephone company for 33 years until his retirement. George was later employed by Whitaker & Sons in Sidney and Huff Ice Cream, until retiring in 2017. George was a 46 year member of MacDonald Hose Co. #2 of the Sidney Fire Department, where he held office and rank of Lieutenant, Captain, Department Trustee and President. He was president of the Delaware County Firemen’s Association, a member of the Delaware County Republican Committee, a Sidney town board member, and was president of Sidney FFA Alumni Association. He was also a Delaware County foster parent for many years, and volunteered at Legacy Corps for several years, helping the elderly and providing transportation for them. George is survived by his loving wife, Pat; his daughters: Alana (Dennis) Bailey, Cheryl (Steve) Boyd, Anita Grays, Lanette (Chris) Williams and Cindy Grays; his sons, Matt and Jerry Grays; grandchildren: Jenny, Denise, Alyssa, Nate, Erin, Evan, Zachary and Ian; five greatgrandchildren; and stepbrothers and stepsister, Albert and Earl Mantey of Moravia and Michael Grays and Christy Grays of Memphis, Tenn. Calling hours were held at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney on Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., concluding with a Fireman’s Service. A funeral service was held Saturday, May 12 at 11 at the funeral chapel, followed by a public Celebration of Life at the Sidney Fireman’s Training Center, River Street, Sidney. Memorial donations in George’s memory may be directed to the Delaware County Legacy Corps, Office for the Aging, 97 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753; Delaware County Firefighters Association, 280 Phoebe Lane, Suite 3, Delhi, NY 13753; Sidney Senior Dining, care of Delaware Opportunities, 35430 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13782; or Sidney Volunteer Fire Department & Auxiliary, 74 River Street, Sidney, NY 13838. Share condolences with the family online at www.landersfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney. ————————————
Melvin Simmons, 69, of Oneonta, died Sunday, Jan. 28, at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris. A graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. today (May 15) in Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home of Roscoe.
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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1918
THE WEEK IN WALTON What We Are Talking About at the County Hub
LITTS’S WINDOW WINS AWARD Farms Change Ownership − Lecture Course for Next Winter − Bakery Moves. M. E. Chilson has sold his 114acre farm at Beerston to John McClenathan, who recently sold his place on Platner Brook, near Delhi. Possession will be given June first. The sale was made through the agency of H. M. Robinson. A. M. Nichol has sold his farm situated on the river road near Hawley’s Station to Henry Conner, who purchased it for the standing timber. Consideration $12,000. Mr. Nichol has reserved the use of the house, barn, pasture and some tillable land until fall. The State Industrial commission in Binghamton heard the evidence Tuesday in the claim of Henry Turtur for compensation for injuries received in the sawmill of Roy Foote at Cleaver, on October 18, 1917. The back of his left hand was lacerated and he received a compound fracture of the third finger. W. E. Webster has rented the first floor of Reynolds & Stebbins building on Bridge street and will move his bakery there from Gardiner Place. He has ordered a larger oven and expects to make the change in about six weeks. The interior of the Reynolds & Stebbins building is being fitted up for the bakery. The change will give Mr. Webster much more room and a good location. Rev. T. B. Young, a former pastor of the Walton Methodist church, who has been engaged in Y. M. C. A. work at Camp Upton, L. I., spoke at a union service in the M. E. church Sunday evening to a large congregation. Mr. Young expects to soon receive a commission as chaplain in the army for overseas duty. Pledges amounting to nearly $300 were received to carry on the church war work in the camps. Members of the Walton Chapter of the American Red Cross who did not renew their membership during the Christmas membership drive are asked to make the renewal at once. There are about two hundred memberships which expire in the next few weeks which have not been renewed. Membership fees may be sent to the secretary, Miss Ada King, or to George T. Johnston, treasurer of the chapter. Mrs. Alexander Tweedie, who is making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Robert George, on the state road below Walton, had her right wrist broken last Friday morning. She had been to the village and was returning home with Harold Miller, who works for Mr. George. As the rig turned into the George driveway Mrs. Tweedie was thrown from the high-seated lumber wagon and sustained the injury mentioned. Anthony Decker has sold his barber shop business in the Gay house, Delaware street, to Walter Leubner, who takes possession next Monday. Mr. Leubner has been employed by William Mastro for some time. Mr. Decker has bought the Robert Ternett farm in Launt Hollow, Hamden, trading in his house on Prospect avenue in the deal. He is moving to the farm this week and Mr. Ternett’s family will come to Walton. The lecture course committee met Friday evening and made arrangements with a representative of the White bureau for the course next winter. The follow-
ing numbers have been selected: The Carella-Bonelli Co., in a musical number; William Sterling Battis, lecturer and impersonator of Dickens’ characters; the Columbia Sextette, in a musical entertainment with stringed instruments; Paul M. Pierson, a popular lecturer; and the Almaretta Jubilee Singers, the negro concert troupe which accompanied Booker T. Washington in many engagements. Negotiations have been completed for the purchase by Breakstone Bros., the creamerymen, of the concrete factory building at West End from James Munn. The Breakstones lease and operate the co-operative creamery plant adjoining and have recently installed much new machinery for condensing purposes and intend to go into this branch on a large scale. The Munn building will be used at present largely for storage purposes. The building is of concrete, three stories high, and was erected in 1907 by James Munn. It was used as a piano-back factory until recently. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has sustained the award given Mrs. Burt Litts of Readburn against the Risley Lumber Co., employer, and the Travelers’ Insurance Co., insurance carrier, for the death of her husband, who was killed by a fall from the smokestack at the Risley Lumber Co. acid factory at Rock Rift. All members of the court concurred in the opinion except Presiding Justice Kellogg. 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 Co. 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.
MUST PAY SCHOOL TEACHER Judge Raymond Also Decides Masonville Calf Case for Plaintiff (From our Delhi cor.) There was rather less than the usual amount of business before Judge Raymond on Monday, but he handed down two decisions in appeal cases, as noted below: Edward Shea, as guardian of Anna Shea, plaintiff-respondent, against Jas. Crawson, as trustee of school district No. 24, town of Hancock. This was an appeal from justice’s court in the town of Deposit, where a judgment was given in favor of the plaintiff for $44 damages and $7.75 costs. Anna Shea made a contract with defendant to teach the school in his district in the summer of 1916, for a term of 36 weeks. On account of the prevalence of infantile paralysis in the state the school was not opened at the time appointed, but later said trustee ordered her to open on the 28th of September. She taught the full time of contract and was paid for such services, but asked for payment for the month for which she was detained from beginning and justice’s court gave judgment for the same. This judgment is affirmed by Judge Raymond. The other case was in matter of shooting a calf. Matthew Camp, plaintiff-respondent against Clifton Foster, defendant-appellant. The action was tried before Justice Seeley of Sidney and judgment given for breach of contract in the sum of $60, from which defendant appealed to county court. Plaintiff was having some heifers pastured in 1916 on the farm of Daniel Gifford and one of them was found dead from a gunshot wound as charged. It was alleged that defendant’s brother and a boy by the name of Byron Decker did the shooting. There was no evidence given tending to show that the boys named shot the heifer, but Gifford went to the home of
the defendant and accused his brother and Decker of killing the heifer, and demanded pay for it. After discussion of the matter defendant agreed to pay $60 for the heifer. The court holds that as plaintiff was present and consented to the settlement the contract was between plaintiff and defendant, and the only question for him to consider was as to whether the contract was a legal one. The evidence appears sufficient to establish a contract, as it provided that the hide was to be delivered to defendant. That there was a threat made to have the boys arrested does not invalidate such a contract and the delivery of the hide as agreed by the plaintiff was a fulfillment of his part of the agreement. The arrest was not threatened by plaintiff, but by Gifford, and that does not enter into this contract. Judgment affirmed with costs.
GIVEN VERDICT AGAINST SON Fleischmann Beaten in Note Case − Andes Action Retried. (From our Delhi cor.) The action of Delia B. Froude vs. Charles R. Fleischmann of New York, a son of the late Louis W. Fleischmann, continued during Friday and the jury returned a sealed verdict Saturday morning, finding for the plaintiff in the amount claimed, $1,054. Briefly, Mrs. Froude, then Mrs. Blish, loaned the Continental Export Company $2,000, sending two checks of $1,000 each to Carl Herman. She did not get any stock in the company nor any evidence of debt, and not receiving any payments for a long time she wrote Mrs. Louis Fleischmann about the matter, this plaintiff and the Fleischmanns being quite intimate friends. She received a letter from Charles R. Fleischmann, a son of Louis, saying that he was in no way interested in the matter, but for friendship would assume the obligation, not including any interest, and send her five $400 notes, payable one each year. Plaintiff claims to have accepted this offer and sued to recover on two of the promised notes, which would now be due and the interest on same. The defendant admits many of the allegations of plaintiff, but denies that he ever received an acceptance from Mrs. Blish of his offer to give his notes. The reason that he decided to reconsider his offer was that he learned Mrs. Froude had been paid $300 and had never mentioned the matter in the correspondence, and informed her that an explanation was due from her. As the checks were made to Carl Hermann instead of to the Continental Export Co., was evidence to the defendant that he plaintiff did not trust the company, but loaned the money to Hermann, and she never mentioned the company in her correspondence with defendant. After he informed plaintiff that he could not take up the claim he did not hear from her two years, and naturally supposed the matter was dropped. The case of Cornelius W. Every of Bloomville against his son, Egbert W. Every, was tried Saturday, and was an action to recover on a note and for the value of furniture and an old automobile. The note was given for personal property bought at an auction sale held by the plaintiff when he left the farm and took possession of the hotel at Bloomville, for $235; for furniture left in the farm house, which it was alleged the defendant appropriated, said to be of the value of $235, and for the old automobile, worth $75, which defendant also appropriated. The defendant alleged that he gave the note, which was not negotiable, with the understanding that wages due him from his father for work in driving the DelhiBloomville auto stage, amounting to $255, as to offset same, and that it include the furniture as well as other property, and he took the
auto at his father’s request, but did not use it nor profit by it in any way. Consequently he claimed he was indebted to his father. The amount claimed was $578.44; the note and interest to date $263.44, furniture $235 and automobile $75. C. E. Smith summed up for the defendant and A. L. O’Connor for plaintiff. The jury found for plaintiff in the amount due on the note only. The action of the Nears Food Company against William Clement of Andes was begun Tuesday afternoon and this was the last one up on the day calendar. It has been tried before and a verdict for the defendant given. An agent for the company sold some food products in company with the defendant and also with one of his sons to farmers, and alleges it was to assist the defendant who was to be their agent to assist his sons who had a store. The amount of the claim against the defendant is $123.50 and interest from December 1, 1916. Defendant denies making any contract for handling the goods and plaintiff admits that the contract of agency was signed by a son. Defendant denies that he gave instructions or permission to his son to sign that or any other paper, and therefore is not bound by it. The verdict of the jury was $138 for the plaintiff. This was the last case tried. Monday there was a jury drawn to hear the petition of John Schermerhorn seeking the appointment of a committee of the person and estate of his sister, Emily Schermerhorn, interrupting the trial of the railroad case. This woman lives six miles up the river from Delhi on fifty acres of land and has been careless of her person and about food and fuel for some time. The jury found that Emily Schermerhorn was incompetent and that the value of her property was $1,200. H. L. Eckert of Bloomville was appointed as committee.
COUNTY WILL BUILD HOSPITAL THIS EYAR Supervisors Vote 10 to 9 to Proceed With Work
COST PLACED AT $50,800 Maintenance Expenses Will be From $15,000 to $20,000 Annually − $800 for the Food Administrator. The board of supervisors by the close division of ten to nine, voted at a special meeting in Delhi Wednesday evening, to close the title to the Coe site below Delhi village and proceed with the construction of a country tuberculosis hospital made mandatory by the lawn signed by Governor Whitman in May, 1917. Several members of the board expressed themselves as favoring resistance to the past to the mandatory provisions of the law and suggested that an effort be made to have any tuberculosis patients in the county cared for in institutions in neighboring counties. Mr. Kiernan of the State Charities Aid association was present and explained the provisions of the Knight law, passed by the last legislature, which allows two or more counties to unite in erecting a hospital provided that a site for the same in any of the counties affected has not been selected and approved by the state commissioner of health. Mr. Kiernan stated that this bill was passed for the benefit of Genesee county and two other counties in western New York, where suitable sites could not be secured in each county, and declared that as Delaware county has already selected a site approved by the state board of health, it must proceed to erect a hospital at once. The law is mandatory and provides that in case of the failure of any county to act the state commissioner of health shall cause the erection of a hospital at the county’s expense. Supervisors E. H. Dickson of Middletown,
John E. Thomson of Colchester, and P. O. Wheeler of Sidney all spoke in favor of trying to make arrangements with some other county. Supervisor Evans of Franklin introduced the resolution that the committee on site for empowered to obtain title to the Coe farm below Delhi at a sum not to exceed $4,000. The vote on the question was as follows: Ayes: J. W. Dickson, Andes; Johnson, Bovina; Marvin, Delhi; Briggs, Deposit; Evans, Franklin; Randall, Hancock; Nichols, Harpersfield; Eckert, Kortright; Henderson, Masonville; Moore, Walton, Total, ten. Noes: Thomson, Colchester; Sherman, Davenport; Shaw, Hamden, Mackey, Meredith; E. H. Dickson, Middletown; Enderlin, Roxbury; Wheeler, Sidney; King, Stamford; Kipp, Tompkins. Total, nine. A motion of Supervisor Marvin was carried that he chairman appoint a committee of five, of which he shall be chairman, to procure plans, advertise for bids for the construction of a tuberculosis hospital, and that the board meet at the call of the chairman at the time the bids are opened to take action in reference to the same. Chairman Eckert appointed Supervisors Enderlin, E. H. Dickson, Marvin and Moore to act with him. The cost of the county tuberculosis hospital is placed at from $45,000 to $50,000 for a twentysix bed hospital. The maintenance cost will be from $15,000 to $20,000 per year. Architect Roy Guard of Norwich has drawn preliminary plans and the matter will be rushed along so that construction may start in July. A. J. Courtney of Walton, the county food administrator, was present and addressed the board relative to an appropriation to pay the expenses of his office. On motion of Mr. Moore the sum of $800 was appropriated for the use of Mr. Courtney, and he was asked to present a bill for his past expenses amounting to about the sum of $200 at the next meeting of the board. Mr. Courtney serves without salary, but the duties of his office require the employment of a stenographer. The appropriation was carried by an unanimous vote. The board acted upon a number of bills before adjourning.
FINED FOR SPEARING PICKEREL Game Protectors Arrest Man and Woman at Downsville. For some time there have been numerous complaints that some parties residing in or near Brock Hollow, near Downsville, have been doing much illegal fishing and as a result and unbeknown to the people here that they were coming, Game Protectors A. B. Allison of Delhi and Harry Curry of Binghamton, came to Downsville Saturday evening, May 11, for the purpose of getting some of the offenders into custody and after several hours of skillful work and waiting they succeeded in taking Ed Howe and Della Howe in the act of spearing pickerel in the Delaware river, in violation of the Conservation Law, and found them with three large pickerel and one bass which they had speared in the river near Downsville. It was nearly midnight when the offenders were taken into custody, but they were immediately taken to Downsville where the game protectors called Justice George W. Hulbert out of bed in order that they might arraign their prisoners for the crime. A hearing was then held at the office of the justice and it being agreeable to all the parties the civil penalties were compromised by the payment of $33. There is reason to believe that the sportsmen of Downsville and vicinity will be much pleased that these offenders were caught and punished for this violation.
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MEN LEAVING THIS MONTH Those on Tentative List for Service in the Walton District. District No. 2 The following is the list of men selected by local board for District No. 2, Delaware county, with office in Walton, for induction into service the week of May 25. The board received word last week that the call would probably be for 51 men and 53 names appear on the list below. This list takes all men in Class I not employed on farms or who have no appeals pending before the district board. The list is as follows: 411 William P. Bruce, Walton. 826 Allen M. Avery, Bloomville. 853 George Nagel, Hamden. 901 Burton Harder, Meridale. 959 Earl Cooper, Sidney. 974 Charles A. Knowles, Walton. 1006 Biaso Romane, Apex. 1008 David F. Smith, Schenectady 1013 Durward E. Rose, Walton. 1030 Clyde Sanford, Franklin. 1034 Edgar Stronigan, Bloomville. 1073 John Liberatore, Jersey City. 1076 George Frank, Bloomville. 1088 Lloyd E. Sowles, Rockroyal. 1090 George VanLoan, Rock Rift. 1103 Carrol Hodges, Franklin. 1108 Cyrus W. Conner, Walton. 1112 Eugene Maritato, Walton. 1124 Leslie Schriver, Walton. 1127 Alfred McLachan, Walton. 1149 Joseph Arrandale, Sidney. 1160 Fred Genung, Walton. 1173 Bruce D. Miller, Walton. 1174 P. H. Pellett, Richmondville. 1186 Olin H. Johnson, Franklin. 1197 Arthur McLean, Walton. 1218 Archie Ross, West Davenport. 1225 Alvin Maybe, Morgantown, W. Va. 1234 Patrick Cicale, Walton. 1243 Corteggi, Umberto, Walton. 1257 Harold R. Smith, Walton. 1265 Levante D. Pendlebury, Sidney. 1309 Edward Schmedes, Walton. 1314 Wm. A. Sulger, Walton. 1361 Joseph Campenllo, Long Island City. 1365 Clair R. Cole, Sidney. 1371 Floyd T. Allen, Walton. 1375 Harold M. Newkirk, Walton. 1388 William G. Storrer, Walton. 1413 John R. Oles, Walton. 1417 William Roche, Walton. 1442 D. A. Ingraham, Susquehanna, Pa. 1459 Harry J. Smith, Davenport. 1484 Harold Lord, Equinunk, Pa. 1502 G. Geswaldo, Walton. 1513 Claude Sands, Delancey. 1520 Burr I. Howe, Franklin. 1532 Joseph Cetta, Walton. 1538 William Gray, Walton. 1539 Alfred H. Jones, Masonville. 1534 Simon Eggleston, Cannonsville. Another call was issues Tuesday by Provost Marshal General Crowder to furnish 51,000 more men for general military service, the movement to extend over two periods from May 20 to 24, and from May 29 to June 2. New York will furnish 5,000 men, who will be sent to Fort Slocum. The quota of each of the Delaware county districts will probably be six to ten men. Dispatches stated that the men in this second call in New York state would go to camp in the period May 20 to May 24, but on Thursday the local board had received no instructions. The bill changing the basis of draft quotas from state populations to the number of men in Class I has been sent to President Wilson for approval. Had the measure been passed two months ago it would have helped the Walton district, but as it is nearly all the men in Class I in this district will be taken before the measure becomes operative. Below are given the names of remaining men in Class I; nearly all in the list are working on farms. Those marked with an asterisk (*) have claims pending before the district board: Order No. Name 39 Samuel Wood, Walton. 575 Herbert J. Higgs, Sidney*
715 Ernest MacGregor, Delancey. 742 Joseph Marone, Sidney* 794 Frankie Roberts, Oneonta. 840 Walter J. Pulver, Franklin. 857 Ward Nichols, Harpersfield. 896 Kenneth Daniels, Deposit.* 939 Austin Merwin, Masonville. 946 Samuel Barnes, Masonville. 948 Harry Todd, Bloomville. 1014 Wm. H. Cook, Ivanhoe. 1038 Elmer Oliver, East Meredith. 1095 Omer S. Lowe, Harpersfield. 1110 Earl Parris, Delhi. 1142 Leon H. Topping, No. Harpersfield. 1154 Henry Mills, Sidney. 1155 Harold G. Jester, Walton. 1156 Olin H. Johnson, Franklin. 1188 Howard E. Cook, Franklin. 1191 Delma Dart, Fergusonville. 1215 Orson C. Bright, Kortright. 1288 Henry Silvernail, Unadilla. 1319 Earl Murdock, Bloomville. 1353 Clinton Belcher, Hamden. 1360 Julian C. Scott, Walton* 1474 Floyd W. Jester, Franklin. 1477 Ward J. Fross, Harpersfield. Part of these men will be taken in Tuesday’s call mentioned above. The Delhi board has made up no tentative list, but the calls will take men with order numbers as high as 1250 or 1300 in that district.
“NO CAUSE” VERDICT IN LAVALLEY CASE Fish’s Eddy Man Killed While Crossing Tracks.
CLAIMED HE WAS VERY DEAF Railroad Alleged Accident Was Due to Negligence on Part of LaValley − The Evidence. (From our Delhi cor.) The jury in the case of Mrs. Antoinette LaValley of Fishs Eddy vs. the Ontario & Western railroad, to recover damages for the death of Newell LaValley on August 13, 1917, returned a verdict of no cause of action. The case went to the jury Tuesday afternoon and the sealed verdict was opened by the court on Wednesday morning. As usual with cases against railroads for damages the one tried this week was quite lengthy. Negligence on the part of the railroad company was charged by the plaintiff, while the defense charged by that the decedent, Newell LaValley, was very deaf and could not recover because of contributory negligence. Ellsworth Baker of Livingston Manor was the attorney for the plaintiff, while Fancher & Fancher appeared on behalf of the defendant. The plaintiff alleged that Newell LaValley, who was killed, was a farmer living one-half mile from the station of the defendant company at Fishs Eddy, and an active man at 67 years of age. That the train which caused the accident was running at speed of from 35 to 40 miles an hour and was a special following a passenger train; that there was a sharp curve in the track towards New York, from which direction this train was coming, and the view was obstructed thereby, and further, there was a coal shed which further obstructed the view of an approaching train; that the whistle was not blown for the crossing, the engine bell was not ringing and the electric gong was silent at this time. The jury was drawn at 11 o’clock Saturday and the trial commenced in the afternoon. The first witness called by the plaintiff was surveyor McGrath of Livingston Manor, who had made surveys and a map of the grounds adjacent to the place of the accident. Wilson, a photographer, was sworn as to photographs of the vicinity and measurements of the distances from the crossing to various points, and the photos were offered in evidence. At this point a recess was taken until Monday morning at 9:30. Leon LaFave, Joseph Finnegan, Mildred Miller, Walter Hubbell, Elizabeth Miller, Charles George
and Myrtle Leonard, nearly all of whom were eyewitnesses of the accident, on Monday testified for the plaintiff, that the only warning given by the train was the long but indistinct whistle given half mile up the track and around curve. The four blasts were not given and the crossing gong was not ringing. The train was coming at a speed of about thirty-five miles an hour on a downgrade. Mr. LaValley looked up and down the track before he started across, and was struck by train just as he was stepping off the other side. The plaintiff, Mrs. LaValley, was next called to the stand. She is apparently quite feeble and in poor health, her age being 70 years. She testified that she had four grown children, had lived for twelve years a half mile from the station at Fishs Eddy and was dependant on the work of her husband for support. His age was 67 years, but he was spry and vigorous and he worked sixteen hours a day, farmed his fifty-one acres and kept five or six cows, selling milk in the village. He had entire management of the place and business. At the conclusion of the plaintiff’s evidence the defendant’s attorneys moved for a nonsuit and dismissal of the complaint. The court denied the motion. The defendant called its first witness, Harry Pettis, of Walton, who is a photographer, and soon after the accident had made photographs of the vicinity, which were introduced. Mrs. Lyon, wife of the station agent at Fishs Eddy, testified that she had found it difficult to make LaValley hear and had written what she wished to convey to him. On the day of the accident she heard the whistle and the engine bell, saw him start to cross the track, and the engine bell and gong, which were sounding, had no effect on him. He was looking at a letter in his hand; did not look in either direction. On cross-examination would not swear positively that she did not tell Myrtle Leonard just after the accident that she heard no whistle or bell. Station agent Lyon was on a little hill back of the station at the time of the accident, but heard the whistle and engine bell as the train came around the curve. It was probably running at from twentyfive to thirty miles an hour. Had to talk with lips or write in talking with the deceased, and that same day had helped remove LaValley from near the track, as he did not seem to hear any warning which was being given by train No. 1. W. C. Fuller, the engineer who was operating the engine on the train which killed LaValley, testified he blew the long blast at the whistling post a half mile up the track and the crossing signal of four blasts fifteen feet from the crossing, and just then LaValley started to cross the track ahead of him, paying no attention to the whistle. The train was moving at about twenty miles an hour, he testified. George W. Smith, station agent at Bridge street, Walton, and Mrs. Smith, former residents of Fishs Eddy, testified as to Mr. LaValley being very deaf. The testimony of Henry Mills was along the same lines. Charles Haynes, trainman, and Cornelius Fleming, fireman on the train which killed Mr. LaValley, said they heard the crossing whistle blow, and George Babcock, signal maintainer on the O. & W., testified the crossing gong was in good order. Mary Proskine was examined quite fully about locations as shown by the photographs and otherwise. She had known LaValley for forty years; had to get close to him to make him hear. Saw the accident; she only heard a sharp whistle when the train was almost on him. After the noon recess the attorneys summed up the evidence and the court charged the jury, and they retired at 3:30. The sealed verdict of “No cause of action,”
was opened Wednesday morning.
DISMISS LEAGUE INDICTMENTS Dairymen’s League Officers Cleared of Conspiracy Charge. District Attorney Swann of New York announced Tuesday that the signing of the bill passed by the legislature which exempts from the operations of the Donnelly anti-trust act such organizations as granges and farmers' organizations, would make it necessary for him to recommend the dismissal of the indictment found last October against the officers of the Dairymen’s League. He said he would act without delay. The indictment mentioned was filed against Roswell D. Cooper, president of the league, and Frederick H. Thompson, Albert Manning, Louis H. Heading, Henry J. Kershaw, Harry W. Culver and John B. Miller, members of its board of directors. Two counts were contained in the indictment. One alleged conspiracy to increase the price of milk and the other alleged conspiracy to restrain trade under the provisions of the Donnelly anti-trust law.
PRISONERS SENTENCED Forger Sent to Prison, but Excise Violators Escape with Light Sentences. (From our Delhi corr.) Friday morning Florence Grant was arraigned in Supreme Court in Delhi on the indictment charging her with the forgery of a physician’s prescription in order to get morphine. The court told her that he and the district attorney and the sheriff had made a very careful study of her case in an effort to help rather than punish her for this offense, as he did not consider it very serious in her weakened condition. Justice Davis then informed the girl that she would be sentenced to six months in the county jail, and the sheriff would do what he could to help her as would Health Officer Goodrich, and that she must do her part in the matter, and be guided by the directions of those who had control over her for the time. Albert Arnold of Sidney stood up next to hear his sentence as he admitted the crime of forgery charged against him, but his forgery was of a different nature, and received different treatment at the hands of the Court. He was told that he forged the check for the purpose of obtaining money unlawfully, and that he profited to the extent of some $400. Auburn prison never sounds good to a man who stands convicted in court, but those were the words of Justice Davis and a stay of not less than one year and three months and not more than two years and four months in that penal institution was the sentence given Arnold. There more of the indicted men were arraigned Monday, all pleading guilty. Charles Ulick of the town of Hancock, indicted for having liquor in his possession. He informed the judge that he had the liquor to drink for medicine. The sentence was that Ulick pay ten dollars fine and he confined in jail for ten days also. William Kisson of the town
of Hancock had the same crime charged against him, and his sentence was a fine of ten dollars. William burrow of Arena was indicted for forgery. He received a seven dollar check from W. S. Clum, and before he cashed it added a “ty” to the seven, and made it worth $63 more. He told the court that he could not get what Clum owed him in any other way. Also that he came to Delhi afterward with Mr. Clum, and he arranged to have all proceedings stopped if he would pay him $230. He said that he gave Clum a note for $180 and checks to make that amount. When the Court heard this statement, the district attorney was instructed to bring this matter to the attention of the next grand jury to find out, if possible, whether it was a case of compounding a felony. Sentence, not less than one year and not more than two years in Auburn prison.
DISAPPROVE SCHOOL BUILDING Hobart One of Schools Affected by Department Plan. In order that the nation’s funds may be used to their fullest extent for financing the war, the New York state department of education is advising state school authorities not to plan new construction unless the need is “absolutely imperative,” according to a letter to the federal reserve board from Thomas E. Finnegan, of the department of education, made public last week. Mr. Finnegan also said in his letter that the cost of construction was so high that school officials had been advised to defer such work “until there was a better adjustment of prices.” The Hobart high school was ordered by the commission to erect a new building, but a proposition to appropriate $50,000 for the same was voted down by the taxpayers in January. It now remains to be seen whether the education department will consider the Hobart school “absolutely imperative.”
CUT OFF ENDS OF FINGERS Sidney Center Boy Meets Painful Accident Monday. (From our Sidney Center cor.) Myron, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Harris of Sidney Center had the misfortune to have the ends of three fingers cut off on Monday. He and his little brother Fred were playing with a cutting box. Fred was turning and Myron feeding it when his fingers got caught in the knives and the ends of three of his fingers on the right hand were cut off. Dr. White of Unadilla was called to dress the wounds. The child is doing well.
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LEGAL Notice of Formation of Empire Metal Works LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/18. Office location: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Robert A. Gouldin, Esq., 93 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820. Purpose: any lawful activity. Flairsoft Ltd. App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/30/2018. Flairsoft Ltd. was organized in OH on 08/27/2001. Office in Greene Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to 7720 River Edge, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43235, which is also the registered office and principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. ALMONTE BASIN REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/21/09. Latest date to dissolve: 05/30/2109. Office: Dela-
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of State is March 9, 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: 1471 Peas Eddy Road, Hancock, NY 13783. 5. The character or purpose of the business of the LLC is any purpose allowed by law. The Catskill Watershed Corporation is soliciting bids for construction of a gravel parking area in the Town of Woodstock. Funding is provided from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Mandatory pre-bid meeting on May 17th at 1 pm. Bids must be received by 4pm on May 24, 2018. For bid documents, please contact Barbara Puglisi or Timothy Cox at 845-586-1400. EOE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF DELAWARE Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff AGAINST Monica Lynch a/k/a Monica E. Lynch; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 1, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY on May 31, 2018 at 11:00AM, premises known as 79 Campmeeting Street, Sidney, NY 13838. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Sidney, County of Delaware, State of NY, Section: 115.19 Block: 12 Lot: 28. Approximate amount of judgment $63,142.67 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2017-560. Lee C. Hartjen, Esq, Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: April 10, 2018 - #94655 REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF DELAWARE BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff – against – REBECCA L. HANSEN AKA REBECCA LEE LILLIBRIDGE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 1, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction, at the front vestibule, Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Village of Delhi, Delaware County, New York on the 31st Day of May, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. All that certain parcel of land, situate in the Village and Town of Delhi, Delaware County, New York. Premises known as 5 Sheldon Drive, Delhi, (Village and Town of Delhi) NY 13753. (Section: 171.11, Block: 2, Lot: 16)
Approximate amount of lien $124,292.88 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 2016-888. Robert Birch, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/760-8218 Dated: March 15, 2018 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF DELAWARE DITECH FINANCIAL LLC F/K/A GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, V. PAUL C. PIPPO A/K/A PAUL PIPPO A/K/A PAUL CHRISTOPHER PIPPO, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 14, 2016, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Delaware, wherein DITECH FINANCIAL LLC F/K/A GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC is the Plaintiff and PAUL C. PIPPO A/K/A PAUL PIPPO A/K/A PAUL CHRISTOPHER PIPPO, 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 June 5, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 80 MEREDITH ST, DELHI, NY 13753: Section 149.15, Block 1, Lot 18: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE AND TOWN OF DELHI, COUNTY OF DELAWARE AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 938/2014. GILLIAN A. HIRSCH, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. For sale information, please visit www.auction.com or call (800) 2802832. Notice of Form. of Basil N. Apostle LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/28/18. Office location: Delaware SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 21-83 Steinway St, Astoria, NY, 11105. Any lawful purpose. FRANKLIN CHTHONICS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/26/2018. Office in Delaware Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1904 Bennett Hollow Rd., Franklin, NY 13775. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF DELAWARE SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Premises being foreclosed: 145 Chipmunk Hollow Road Margaretville, NY 12455 ACTION TO FORECLOSE MORTGAGE ON PROPERTY SITUATED IN DELAWARE COUNTY
Navy Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, -againstJoseph Edward Radzinski, Jr., individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Joseph E. Radzinski, Sr., and all the heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, devisees, grantees, trustees, lienors, creditors, assignees and successors in interest of any of the aforesaid defendants at law, next of kin, distributees, devisees, grantees, ‘trustees, lienors, creditors, assignees and successors in interest of the aforesaid classes of persons, if they or any of them be dead, and their respective husbands, wives or widows, if any, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to the plaintiff, except as herein stated, Internal Revenue ServiceUnited States of America, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Tax Compliance DivisionC.O-ATC, “JOHN DOE “ through and including “JOHN DOE #25”, the defendants last named in quotation marks being intended to designate tenants or occupants in possession of the herein described premises or portions thereof, if any there be, said names being fictitious, their true name being unknown to plaintiff, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your Answer, or if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of the Summons exclusive of the day of service or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Richard D. Northrup, Jr., a Justice of the Supreme Court, Delaware County, dated February 28, 2018 and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Delaware County Clerk’s Office. THE OBJECT OF THE ACTION is to foreclose a mortgage and to secure payment of $125,000.00 which mortgage was filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Delaware on May 14, 2012, in Book 1785, mortgage page 1, covering premises known as 145 Chipmunk Hollow Road, Margaretville, NY 12455 a/k/a Section 326, Block 1, Lot 52. In case of your failure to appear, or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in this Complaint. Plaintiff designates DELAWARE County as the place for trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is situated. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: April 6, 2018 Carle Place, New York Mojdeh Malekan, Esq. Stein, Wiener & Roth, L.L.P. Attorneys for Plaintiff One Old Country Road, Suite 113 Carle Place, New York 11514 (516)-742-1212 73158/NAVY #94774 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF DELAWARE INDEX# 2017-1026 SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates DELAWARE County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises are situated. NS163, LLC, Plaintiff, against THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF SHIRLEY ANN DALY, COUNTRYSIDE CARE CENTER, DELAWARE COUNTY TREASURER, DELHI DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, DELAWARE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, KELLY DALY, SHANNON PALLADINO and “JOHN DOE No. 3 through JOHN DOE No. 99”, said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendants. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within 20 days after the service of this Summons,
exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); the United States of America, may appear or answer within 60 days of service thereof; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Richard D. Northrup, Jr., A.J.S.C of the State of New York, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Delaware on 04/09/2018. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that this action is to foreclose a certain mortgage bearing date January 25, 2007 executed by Shirley Ann Daly to secure the sum of $66,500.00 and recorded in the Delaware County Clerk’s Office on February 9, 2007 as Book 1426 Page 1; which mortgage was ultimately assigned to NS163, LLC, which Assignment of Mortgage was recorded in the Recording Office on December 9, 2016 as Book 2056 Page 288, covering real property known as and located at 5 Cuddeback Avenue, Delhi, NY 13753, and known on the Tax Map of the County of Delaware as Section 149.19 Block 06 Lot 03.000. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village and Town of Delhi, County of Delaware and State of New York. Shirley Ann Daly, deceased, has failed to comply with the conditions of the mortgage(s) or bond(s) by failing to pay portions of principal, interest or taxes, assessments, water rates, insurance premiums, escrow and/or other charges. Plaintiff elects herein to call due the entire amount secured by the mortgage(s) as more than thirty (30) days have elapsed since the date of default: Principal Balance of $65,629.68 plus interest at 11.6% annum from March 1, 2011, and additional charges, costs and fees incurred in connection with the default as provided for in the Note and Mortgage and/or Loan Modification Agreement if modified. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU
MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF, NS163, LLC, AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Law Office of Richland & Falkowski, PLLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, 35-37 36th Street, 2nd Fl., Astoria, NY 11106 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF DELAWARE Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, Plaintiff AGAINST Brian Sousa a/k/a Brian E. Sousa; Kristen Nichols; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 1, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY on May 30, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 1997 Covered Bridge Road, Unadilla, NY 13849. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Sidney, County of Delaware and State of NY, Section 74. Block 1 Lot 51.1. Approximate amount of judgment $90,664.10 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2017-447. Robert W. Birch, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: March 28, 2018 #94564 Project Planning Services, LLC filed with the SSNY on 3/13/18. Office is located in Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC; 16032 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 13753. Purpose: Project scheduling and planning services. Stormy Edmund Holdings LLC. Filed with SSNY on 2/12/18. Office: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 289 Mcnaught Hill Road Bovina NY 13740. Purpose: any lawful NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: DELAWARE COUNTY U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST; Plaintiff(s) vs. JOHN BROSNAN; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about March 26, 2018, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY 13753. On June 4, 2018 at 11:45 am. Premises known as 57 ROAD 13, SIDNEY CENTER, NY 13839 Section: 162 Block: 2 Lot: 56 ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate, lying and being in the TOWN OF MASONVILLE, COUNTY OF DELAWARE, STATE OF NEW
YORK, and being Lot(s) #4 & #9 on a certain subdivision map entitled SURVEY MAP AND SUBDIVISION OF MOUNTAIN MEADOWS, Town of Masonville, Delaware County, N.Y.S., Tax, dated March 30, 1998, prepared by Santo Associates, P.C., 1691 Route 9, Box 18, Suite 226, Chaucer Square, Clifton Park, New 12065, filed in the Delaware County Clerk’s Office on May 28, 1998 as Map #6595. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $88,946.65 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 2017-443 Thomas Hegeman, Esq., Referee Notice of Formation of LLC. Nesbitt Transportation LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/2018. Office location: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served as Ricky D. Nesbitt, 227 Roses Brook Road, South Kortright, NY 13842 and SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at c/o Barclay Damon LLP, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any business permitted under law. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY UNDER NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW 1. The name of the limited liability company (“LLC”) is JCSN RENOVATIONS LLC. 2. The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State is May 1, 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: 44 Point Mountain Road, Hancock, NY 13783. 5. The character or purpose of the business of the LLC is any purpose allowed by law. Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Downstream Retreats LLC. Articles of organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/02/18. NY Office location: Delaware county. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY11228 Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF DELAWARE Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff AGAINST Jeremy Scarpetta, Individually and as Co- Administrator of the Estate of Nicholas Scarpetta a/k/a Nicholas D. Scarpetta, Sr.; Nicholas Scarpetta a/k/a Nicholas Scarpetta, Jr., Individually and as Co- Administrator of the Estate of Nicholas Scar-
petta a/k/a Nicholas D. Scarpetta, Sr.; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated February 28, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY on June 12, 2018 at 12:00PM, premises known as 21927 NYS Route 28, Delhi, NY 13753. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Delhi, County of Delaware and State of NY, Section 194. Block 1 Lot 11.1. Approximate amount of judgment $119,197.61 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2017-437. Stephen Baker, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: March 28, 2018 Inteinno USA LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/19/2018. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Altschul & Altschul, 18 E. 12th St., #1A, NY, NY 10003. General Purpose. Blaize Lehane LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2-15-18. Office: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to United States Corporation Agents, INC, 7014 13th Ave, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Art consulting. NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Andes Joint Fire District is accepting bids for the 2018 mowing season beginning June 10 and ending October 1. Grounds upkeep will consist of mowing and trimming every other week, mowing prior to Memorial Day, July 4, Community Day and Firemen’s Picnic. The first mowing will include spring cleanup of the grounds. Full payment at end of the contract. Bids will be accepted at the monthly meeting on Monday, June 11th, 2018. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids; bids must be sent to PO Box 493, Andes, NY 13731. District Secretary Michael Edelson. Michael Edelson, Secretary BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS ANDES JOINT FIRE DISTRICT TOWN OF MEREDITH CITIZENS: YOUR COMMUNITY INPUT IS NEEDED: TUESDAY, MAY 22 PUBLIC WORKSHOP AT TOWN HALL at 7 PM. The Town of Meredith is holding a public workshop on May 22, 2018 to gather ideas for a community use project on the Town’s 14 acre Honest Brook property. The proposed project would be funded, in part, by a potential Clean Energy Community grant of up to $50,000 through NYSERDA. NYSERDA has designated the Town of Meredith as a Clean Energy Community that enables the Town to take advantage of grant funding opportunities. The purpose of the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7 PM public workshop is to gather your creative ideas and possibilities for a pavilion or other structure to enhance life within the Town of Meredith. The project concept must be developed and tailored to fit the guidelines described in the grant application. Deadline for submission is August 3, 2018. All interested persons are welcome to come to the meeting to share in the potential of something wonderful to happen in the Town of Meredith. Meridale Rural Fire District - Pump Truck open for bid on June 5th, 2018. 1981 GMC 7000 V8 Automatic four-wheel-drive truck. 500 gallon a minute pump, with a booster real. For more information please contact: (daytime calls) Paul Johnson - # 607-746-6239 (evening calls) Brad Hitchcock - # 607-434-5523 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Hobart Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on a proposed Village of Hobart Local Law Titled: “Snow Emergency and Snow Emergency Parking Restrictions” at the Community Center located at 80 Cornell Avenue on Monday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be followed by the regular May meeting of the Board of Trustees at 6:30 p.m.
May 15, 2018
Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed Qualified Abandonment of a Portion of Beebe Road and All of Dumond Road in the Town of Franklin Town of Franklin, County of Delaware, State of New York WHEREAS, it appears to the Town Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Franklin and to the Town Board of the Town of Franklin that a portion of the certain Town Highway, known as Beebe Road in the Town of Franklin, Delaware County, New York, extending from the southern boundary of the Leslie Daub property (approximately 0.75 miles south of the intersection of Beebe Road with Bowers Road) and extending in a southerly direction approximately 0.75 miles to the Franklin/Walton Town Line through and/or along premises of KerrDumond LTD, Shalom Rubinov, and Steven W Gravenstede in said Town has not become wholly disused, but that it has not for two years next previous thereto, been usually travelled along the greater part thereof, by more than two vehicles daily in addition to pedestrians and persons on horseback; and WHEREAS, it appears to the Town Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Franklin and to the Town Board of the Town of Franklin that all of a certain Town Highway, known as Dumond Road in the Town of Franklin, Delaware County, New York, extending from the intersection of Dumond Road with Beebe Road and proceeding in a southwesterly direction approximately 0.5 miles to the Sidney Town Line through and/or along premises of Kerr-Dumond LTD and Shalom Rubinov in said Town has not become wholly disused, but that it has not for two years next previous thereto, been usually travelled along the greater part thereof by more than two vehicles daily in addition to pedestrians and persons on horseback; and WHEREAS, it appears to the Town Superintendent of Highways that neither highway has not, during the months of June to September inclusive of the two years next previous thereto, been traveled along the greater part thereof by more than ten pedestrians daily; and WHEREAS, Section 205 of the Highway Law of the State of New York provides for qualified abandonment of highways meeting the above described conditions, and/or where it appears to the Superintendent of Highways of the County of Delaware that a qualified abandonment of the aforementioned highways is proper and will not cause injustice or hardship to the owners or occupants of lands adjoining said highway. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Superintendent of Highways in the County of Delaware, New York, shall hold a public hearing at the Town Office in the Town of Franklin, New York on the 22nd day of May, 2018 at 7:30 pm on the question of whether the aforementioned Town Highways shall be qualifiedly abandoned pursuant to the terms and provisions of Section 205 of the Highway Law of the State of New York; and that all persons interested in the matter will then and there be heard. Dated: April 10, 2018 Wayne D Reynolds Superintendent of Highways County of Delaware State of New York Please take notice that the annual reports of the Trusts listed below have been completed for the year 2017 and can be seen at The Delaware National Bank of Delhi, 124 Main St., Delhi, New York, on any business day between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Trust U/W Charles E. Kiff Trust U/W Jessie S. Burkett Trust U/W Gladys P. Henderson Trust U/W John A. Lennox Trust U/W Caroline H. Goodrich Trust U/W Leona T. McDowell Trust U/W Elsie P. Logwin Robert B. & Addie P. Thomson Trust The Delaware National Bank of Delhi Corporate Charitable Trust The Greater Delhi Area Foundation The Delaware County Historical Association Endowment Fund Gregory L. Hansen Memorial Scholarship Trust Ehlermann-Fedderke Descendants Foundation Trust Little Delaware Youth Ensemble Inc Endowment Fund By: Bryan Boyer Vice President/Controller THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING FOR THE ANDES ZONING BOARD SCHEDULED FOR MAY 28, 2018 IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 29, 2018 AT 7 pm DUE TO THE HOLIDAY. ANDES ZONING CLERK JO ANN BOERNER
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT DELAWARE COUNTY MTGLQ INVESTORS, LP, Plaintiff against JOHN P. GRESCHAK, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein, Such & Crane, LLP 28 East Main Street Suite 1800, Rochester, NY 14614 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered December 11, 2017 and Amended April 9, 2018, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court St, Delhi NY 13753 on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Premises known as 700 Sanly Road, Franklin, NY 13775 and Sanly Road, Franklin NY 13755. Sec 143. Block 1 Lot 6.2 and 6.4. Parcel I: All that tract or parcel of land, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, situate in Lot 37, P.V.B. Livingston Patent, Town of Franklin, Delaware County, New York State; Parcel II: A parcel of land, together with all buildings and improvements thereon, being a portion of Lot 37, Peter V.B. Livingston Patent, located along the Southerly side of Sanly Road, within the Town of Franklin, Delaware County, State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $208,649.89 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 2015-140. Michael F. Getman, Esq., Referee RSHC116 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF DELAWARE Homestead Funding Corp., Plaintiff AGAINST Andria D. Finch, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 2-9-2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Delaware County Supreme Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY on 6-13-2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 473 County Highway 4, Sidney, NY 13838. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Masonville, County of Delaware and State of New York, SECTION: 160, BLOCK: 1, LOT: 8. Approximate amount of judgment $115,259.48 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #703/2017. Robert W. Birch, Esq., Referee Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 01-083320-F01 54123 FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF DELAWARE In the Matter of a Custody/Visitation Proceeding Virginia J. Amato, Petitioner, - against Stacey Amato, James A. Amato, Respondents. File #: 7478 Docket #: V-01188-06/17H SUMMONS (Publication) IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: To: Stacey Amato 123 Northeast Ave., Apt. 1 Vineland, NJ 08360 A petition under Article 6 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court requesting the following relief: Modification of Order of Custody; YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court on Date/Time: June 26, 2018 at 1:15 PM Purpose: Continuation of Initial Appearance Part: GAR Floor/Room: Floor 1/Room 1 Presiding: Hon. Gary A. Rosa Location: Courthouse 3 Court St. Delhi, NY 13753 to answer the petition and to be dealt with in accordance with Article 6 of the Family Court Act. On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. Dated: April 24, 2018 Lori L. Metzko, Clerk of Court TO THE ABOVE NAMED RESPONDENT: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Gary A. Rosa of the Family Court, Delaware County, dated and filed with the petition and other papers in the Office of the Clerk of the Family Court, Delaware County. Legal Notice Notice is hereby given that the fiscal affairs of The Village of Franklin for the period beginning June 1, 2016, through November 10, 2017, have been examined by the office of the state comptroller. Financial trends back to June 2014 were also analyzed. The report of the examination has been filed in the office of the Clerk where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. The Board of Trustees has written a response to the report. That response is in the
office of the Clerk as a public record and is available for inspection by all interested persons. NOTICE FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids are sought by BOVINA PUBLIC LIBRARY: Library Renovations CONTRACT NOS: BPL-2018-01-G – General Construction BPL – 2018-01-E – Excavation BPL-2018-01-C – Concrete BPL-2018-01-E – Electric BPL-2018-01-HVAC - Plumbing The work generally includes, but is not limited to, demolition of the existing first floor within the existing building and installing a new pre-engineered wood floor system at an elevation to allow additional headroom within the basement: • Excavation at perimeter of existing building and providing waterproofing and footing drain system. • Removal of existing first floor structure including columns. • Removal of existing interior walls in basement and first floor. • Removal of electrical and lighting that occur in rooms and areas that are scheduled for demolition. • Removal of the hot water baseboard heating system. Existing boiler to remain. • Removal of existing plumbing fixtures, supply and sanitary lines. • Construction of new pre-engineered wood floor system and columns. • Construction of new interior walls and stairs. • Construction of new restroom with finishes. • Provide new wall finishes on first floor. • Excavation of side yard to provide an exterior ADA accessible entrance to the basement. • Construction of a new exterior concrete ADA compliant ramp. • Provide a complete new water supply system with water meter relocation. • Provide a complete sanitary line system that will connect into the existing sanitary line outside the building. • Provide a complete in-floor hydronic radiant heat system in both the basement and first floors using the existing boiler. • Provide interior lighting and receptacles in new rooms and areas. • Provide emergency lighting. NOTE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS - All work is to be completed by April 30, 2019. Bids will be received (in-person delivery) at the Bovina Public Library, 33 Maple Avenue, Bovina Center, NY 13740 until Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders are responsible for the timely delivery of their Bid proposal to the proper person and location as indicated in this “Invitation to Bid” (above). Bidders are advised not to rely on the Postal Service or any other mail delivery service for the timely and proper delivery of their bid proposals. If bid will be mailed it must be sent to Bovina Public Library, 33 Maple Avenue, Bovina Center, NY 13740 ‘Library Renovations Bid’ before the bid opening. The document fee schedule is as follows: • Hard Copy: 24”x36” drawing set and a fully bound specification/bid package. - $45.00 • Electronic Copy: Emailed PDF files of the drawing set and specifications/bid package - $25.00 Documents returned – to Cedarwood Engineering’s Warrensburg office - within 10 working business days of the bid opening are refundable. All payments are to be made payable to “Cedarwood Engineering Services PLLC”, all costs associated with mailing/shipping are at the bidder’s expense. Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those companies whose name and address are on record with Cedarwood as having obtained the Contract Documents. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained on and after Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by contacting Jen Connelly of Cedarwood Engineering Services PLLC, 3903 Main Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: 518-623-5500. Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those companies whose name and address are on record with Cedarwood Engineering as having obtained the Contract Documents. A pre-bid walk through will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am at the Bovina Public Library, located at 33 Maple Avenue. Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed forty-five (45) calendar days from the date of the openings of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigation of the qualifications of the Bidders and subsequent approval of the Bids and related documents by the owner. Bid proposals received after the date and time specified in the Invitation shall be considered unresponsive and will be returned to the Bidder unopened. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids or waive any informalities in the Bidding. Technical questions should be directed to Gary Ferree at Cedarwood Engineering Services PLLC,
3903 Main Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885, 518-623-5500. Owner: Bovina Public Library 33 Maple Avenue Bovina Center, NY 13740 Tel: 607-832-4884 Contact Person: Annette Robbins, Librarian email@example.com Hours: Tuesday 10-5 Wednesday 1-7 Thursday 1-5 Saturday 10-1 Engineer: Cedarwood Engineering Services PLLC 3903 Main Street Warrensburg NY 12885 518-632-5500 Contact Person: Gary Ferree – Project Manager gferree@cedarwoodengineering. com TO THE VOTERS OF DELAWARE COUNTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 9-212.2 OF THE NEW YORK STATE ELECTION LAW, the following is a Statement of Canvass of the Votes Cast in Delaware County in the Special Election, April 24, 2018: SPECIAL ELECTION MEMBER OF ASSEMBLY 102ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT Aidan S O’Connor Jr (D) (WOR) (WEP) ............. 755 Christopher Tague (R) (C) (IND) (REF) ............... 654 Wesley D Laraway (I) ....... 62 WE, the undersigned, have compared the foregoing with the original statements remaining on file in the Delaware County Election Office and certify that the same is a true and correct transcript. Maria E. Kelso Judith L. Garrison Commissioners of Elections Delaware County Dated May 7, 2018 Delhi, New York 13753 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OTSEGO COUNTY KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against TIMOTHY ELLIS A/K/A TIMOTHY J. ELLIS, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein, Such & Crane, LLP 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800, Rochester, NY 14614 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered December 11, 2017 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the 193 Main St in the City of Cooperstown, in the County of Otsego State of New York on June 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Premises known as 1155 St. Hwy 165 A/K/A 1161 St. Hwy 165, Cherry Valley, NY 13320. Sec 120.03 Block 1 Lot 27.00. All that tract or parcel of land, situate in the Village of South Valley, in the Town of Roseboom, County of Otsego and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $44,492.29 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 20150158. James P. Chamberlain, Esq., Referee FKNC2886 INVITATION TO BID John Falke, 446 Falke Road, Prattsville, NY is seeking bids for the construction of roofed waste storage facility and roofed concrete barnyard to be funded by the Watershed Agricultural Council. Prospective bidders will receive a bid package which contains a bid sheet with instructions to bidders, sample contract, plans and specifications. Bid packages may be obtained by contacting Elaine Poulin at the Watershed Program Office, 44 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 or by calling 607-865-7090 ext. 209. Prospective bidders must be in attendance for the full group site showing at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the John Falke farmstead. Failure to attend will result in the rejection of your bid. Sealed bids must be clearly marked “Falke Bid” and will be accepted on behalf of the landowner at the Watershed Agricultural Program Office at 44 West Street, Walton, NY until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 where they will be publicly opened and read. Small and minority owned businesses are encouraged to apply. The Watershed Agricultural Council, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids. E.O.E.
INVITATION TO BID W.B. Farms (Andy & Betty Post), 11611 Co Hwy 18, Hobart, NY is seeking bids for the construction of an animal trail and walkway and spring development to be funded by the Watershed Agricultural Council. Prospective bidders will receive a bid package which contains a bid sheet with instructions to bidders, sample contract, plans and specifications. Bid packages may be obtained by contacting Elaine Poulin at the Watershed Program Office, 44 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 or by calling 607865-7090 ext. 209. Prospective bidders must be in attendance for the full group site showing at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the W.B. Farms (Andy & Betty Post) Farmstead. Failure to attend will result in the rejection of your bid. Sealed bids must be clearly marked “W.B Farms (Andy & Betty Post) Bid” and will be accepted on behalf of the landowner at the Watershed Agricultural Program Office at 44 West Street, Walton, NY until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 where they will be publicly opened and read. Small and minority owned businesses are encouraged to apply. The Watershed Agricultural Council, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids. E.O.E. The Walton Cemetery Association Annual Meeting of lot holders will be held June 4, 2018, at 7 pm, at the cemetery office, 55 Fancher Ave, Walton NY. Election of trustees, year-end reports and other matters pertinent to the cemetery operation will be discussed. Ruth L. Houck President The Village of Delhi is now accepting application for a Water Treatment/Motor Equipment Operator until 12:00 p.m. on May 25, 2018. Applications may be picked up at the Delhi Village Clerk’s Office, 9 Court Street, Delhi, NY 13753. For more information, you may call the Clerk’s Office at (607) 746-2258. Dated: May 15, 2018 May 22, 2018 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN; that the Annual Financial Report Update Document for the Town of Delhi for fiscal year 2017 has been completed and is on file at the Office of the Town Clerk, 5 Elm Street, Delhi, New York, where it can be inspected during business hours by any interested person. DATED: May 08, 2018 Elsa Schmitz Town of Delhi Town Clerk NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF DELAWARE HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for The Lehman Mortgage Trust, Mortgage Passthrough Certificates, Series 20066, Plaintiff AGAINST Delaware County Treasurer, as the Limited Administrator for the Estate of Kevin Ballard a/k/a Kevin R. Ballard; Joshua Ballard; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 26, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY on June 15, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 914 Upper Meeker Hollow Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Roxbury, County of Delaware, State of NY, Section 178. Block 3 Lot 29. Approximate amount of judgment $103,392.45 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2016-850. Michael F. Getman, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: April 12, 2018 - #94686
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and 19, at the East Branch fire hall. Set up May 17, drop off items from 8 to 4. Doors open Friday at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 19 is bag day. Fill a bag for a buck - 9 to 2, so stop and see the treasures. EB/HUMC will also hold a bake sale Saturday, May 19 at the Rte. 17 rest area and giving away free coffee from 8 a.m. until sold out. The East Branch Fire Dept. will hold its annual field days July 6 and 7 at Humble Park. Fireworks both nights and Saturday the annual parade is at 6. A flea market, something for kids, a soft ball game, plus food and beverages. Downsville Fire Queen date has been changed due to a conflict with the concert at school, from the May 15 to 17. The Colchester Senior Citizens Club will meet Thursday, May 17 at the American Legion hall at noon; bring a dish to share and your own table services. Mary Charles of East Branch came Thursday, May 10, and took me and my granddaughter Samantha to my doctor’s appoint-
ment in Walton. I thank my sister and granddaughter for there help that day - very much appreciated. Happy anniversary to Candi and Greg Barnes. The Colchester Chamber of Commerce want to remind all to get an early bird ticket before June 1 for the annual $10,000 giveaway. The early bird drawing is a $1,000.00 cash prize separate from the other, but only tickets purchased before June 1 are en-
Condolences to the family of Gail Dibble. Hamden Senior Citizens meet for the monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday, May 23, at noon at the Hamden Town Hall. Donna Martino from the Office of the Aging is the guest speaker. She will talk about seniors and Medicare and will answer questions the group has. All are welcome
tered. Tickets are available at the Schoolhouse Inn, Gladstone insurance, Sonny and Sons Stone Company, The Rainbow Lodge or D and D in Walton. The drawing to win more cash prizes will be held Nov. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Schoolhouse. Each ticket cost $125, which entitles you to two admissions for the cocktail reception; one does not have to be present to win and you must be 21 years of age to attend. to come. Just bring a dish to pass and table service. Beverages are provided. The next Hamden Game Day is Monday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at the Hamden Town Hall. All are welcome to come and join in a game or two. Various card and board games are played from Pinochle to Hand and Foot to Phase Ten to Dominoes, or whatever those there that day want to play. New players quickly learn the rules
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The James S. Moore Legion and Auxiliary Post 167 have sponsored two juniors at Downsville Central to attend Empire Girls’ State this summer. Walton Auxiliary Unit 32 is sponsoring a third girl from our school also. Emily Brown, Mackenzie Burnham and Alexis Fox will attend an orientation and then be a “citizen” of Girls’ State at SUNY Brockport from July 1-8, 2018. Empire Girls’ State is a week-long educational program with hands-on workshops about government and the political process. Each was picked on scholastic achievement, community involvement, as well as an individual interview. We hope they will share their experiences. American Legion Auxiliaries since World War I have adopted the poppy as the symbol of sacrifice given by our Veterans and active military service personnel. Say “thank you” and show appre-
The Reporter ciation for all they have given up so that we can live in freedom in our country. By donating and receiving a poppy to wear you can show this support. All Auxiliary members have them and donation cans are in local Downsville businesses. At DCS you can order them through an elementary teacher, or get one from the library or Mrs. Frisbee in the STEM lab. “All gave some, some gave all.” Let’s see everyone wearing their poppies and attending and paying honor to our Memorial Day Parade on Downsville’s Main Street at 10 a.m. on May 28. Watch future columns for 2018 Poppy Poster winners that the Auxiliary sponsored at Downsville Central (we appreciate the support from the administration, teachers, and Art teacher Kathy Wilbur for this). Forty students participated, Grades 2 through 12 and winners will be announced this month. Stay tuned! The East Branch/Harvard United Methodist Church (EB/ HUMC) will hold its annual spring rummage sale on May 18
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GardenScene Scene Garden Additional traffic in town this weekend will be due to Commencement at SUNY Delhi which will take place Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Congratulations to the graduates; thanks for making Delhi your home and come back and visit. Many Delhi businesses will be open late Friday, May 18 - from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Don’t forget, Associate Professor Mike Barnes from the business and hospitality department at SUNY Delhi will be on “The Price is Right” on Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. on CBS. He was seated in the middle behind where the contestants bid, so he and his wife and son will probably be on TV a lot. Set your DVR and watch. Delaware County CDO Workforce offers a summer employment program for Delaware County youth, ages 14-20, interested in a summer jobs in their communities. This program enables youth to experience valuable, paid work and educational workshops. Complete applications must be received by June 8. There are income eligible and non-income eligible slots available. Apply today as opportunities are limited. Find the application online at cdoworkforce.org/news/entry/delaware-county-summeryouth-employment-program. Applications are also available in local high school guidance offices and both the Delhi and Sidney CDO Workforce offices. Completed applications must be returned to the Delhi CDO Workforce Office at 1 Gallant Avenue. Call April Feyh at 607832-5776 for more information. Last week’s trivia question: On May 3, 1869, the building that now houses the Delhi Village Hall was moved - what was the building originally used for? This building was the second Courthouse in Delhi. When a larger Courthouse became necessary, it was moved to make room for the Courthouse we now see on the square. The first courthouse was lost in a fire. This week’s trivia question: Where will a stone bench be placed in memory of the late Elizabeth Sova? Elizabeth was the director of the O’Connor Center for Community Engagement at SUNY Delhi for the last nine years. Her efforts can be seen across SUNY Delhi. Community volunteers of the week are the Delaware academy students in the speech and debate club who helped to moderate the debate between the democratic candidates running for New York’s 19th congressional district. The club is preparing for a big competition in Washington, D.C. and have won prizes at local debate competitions. There are some fun programs
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and activities for kids this week. Fill Up & Dump: Parent and Child Play Group will be held Wednesday, May 16, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Cannon Free Library at 40 Elm Street. Join the Delaware Opportunities Inc. Child Care Resource & Referral program to explore, fill various containers, and dump them out. Activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. No cost. No smock necessary…it’s mess-free. Boxes, jugs, pocketbook and keys, balls, pompoms and other fun things. There will be another Library Centennial Celebration called Through the Decades - 1910s on Friday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library. Kids pre-K through sixth grade should attend. The first Oreo cookie was sold in 1912...visit the library for Oreo games, challenges and prizes. Friday, May 18, is movie night at the United Ministry at 7 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy The Incredibles. Bring a blanket and pillow to get comfy; popcorn and lemonade will be provided. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Thursday, May 17 at 41861 state Highway 10 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks and entertainment have an opportunity to meet the staff, owners and take a tour. Ribbon cutting will take place at 6 p.m. The Delhi Historical Society will host an exhibit of George Cannon’s contributions in the early development of steam car racers, hydroplane speed racing with the famed Gray Goose, his association with inventor Lee De Forest of radio fame, and other family items. Join the continuing celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Cannon Free Library on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cannon House at 47 Main Street. The Delhi Historical Society works to promote history and historical research in Delhi. To become a member send a check for $10 made payable to DHS to 5 Elm Street, Delhi, NY, 13753. Any donation is appreciated and helps the mission. Future programs and exhibits can be found on the DHS website, www.delhinyhistory.org. On Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be a community seedling swap at Bushel at 84 Main Street. If you started too many seedlings of one vegetable and not enough of another, bring your extra seedlings or tubers and swap them to bring a variety to everyone’s garden this season. Bring your seedlings to the swap or drop them off at the May 15 New Grange meeting. There will be a chicken and biscuit dinner on Saturday, May 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the Bovina
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Columbine A memory from your grandmother’s garden, columbines are a perennial beauty. These gorgeous plants especially enjoy woodland type of settings. Some varieties are also prolific self seeders. The old-fashioned columbines were usually shades of red and white with small spurs. Over time the market has given us double blooms such as “Nora Barlow” and hybrid mixes with extremely long spurs. All columbines attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. Columbines may be started from seed or purchased as a mature plant at a nursery. It will normally take two seasons to produce a full, flowering plant from seed. Seeds should be surface sown. They will germinate fairly quickly. Plants will prosper with a semi-shady, organic soil. Even dampness without standing water will be ideal conditions. Blooms tend to last much longer with filtered light. Keeping plant deadheaded will promote all-season flowering. If old blooms are left to go to seed scatter them under the plant. They will readily selfseed under trees and in wood chips. Watch for a little worm in springtime that can strip all the leaves in one night. Columbines enjoy regular feeding with a liquid fertilizer. Send specific questions to Country Grown Perennials, Peggy Bolton, 4801 Pines Brook Road, Walton, NY 13856. Enclose a stamped, addressed envelope for a personal reply. Visit us on the web at countrygrownperennials.com.
continued from page23 amid a friendly and helpful atmosphere. Snacks and beverages are provided. Come stay as little or as long as you want. The next meeting of the Hamden flag committee is Thursday, May 24, at 9:15 a.m. at Alice Blackman’s. The group will talk about the June yard/vendor Sale and the Baseball in Hamden Celebration on August 11. Any interested people are invited or call Alice at 746-6810 to offer suggestions, etc. The Flag Committee will hold its yard/vendor sale Saturday, June 9, to raise money for the installation of the flags to commemorate that a Hamden baseball team played a game in Hamden on July 12, 1825. A challenge was printed in the Delhi Gazette before this date inviting people from the area to form a team to play the Hamden team. This event might have been part of some celebration engineered by the Hamden founding fathers to commemorate the petitioning of Albany to designate that Hamden was a town in and of itself and not part of Walton or Delhi. This Albany did at that time. Anyone having more information as to other newspaper articles, diaries, etc. from that time that mention the game and/or celebration activities are encourage to contact Loretta Foster at 865-7892. She is Hamden’s town historian and is building a display for Aug. 11 and then kept in the schoolhouse museum. The committee is beginning to collect names and stories of baseball teams playing in Hamden from the 1940s to the 70s. The teams won some Dela-
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United Presbyterian Church at 5177 Bovina Road, in Bovina Center. A workshop will be hosted at DCHA by the Writers in the Mountain with Leslie T. Sharpe will be held Sunday, May 20 at from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Delaware County Historical Association, 46549 State Highway 10. The goal of “Seeing Nature in Words: A Nature Writing Workshop” is to encourage writers to explore their relationship with the natural world — whether the Catskills or a backyard garden, expressed as a description of a single flower or as an essay probing an environmental issue — in their own voice. Writers will be asked to write 1,000 words / four pages, doublespaced, TNR, 12 pt. to share with the class. To register, call Jean Stone at 607-326-4802, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, visit writersinthemountains.org. Class fee is $35. Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase is in its 27th year of encouraging the development of youth through the arts. Young artists, ages 10–21, who attend schools or whose primary residences are in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, or Schoharie counties may audition for an opportunity to share their talents with Centre audiences. The performance or reading would be limited to five minutes prior to a professional production. Applicants must call or email ahead with what you will perform. Find more information at westkc.org. Applications will be considered in these categories: dramatic scenes, readings of original work, vocal and instrumental music, including blues, country, classical, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, folk, operetta. For further information or to register, call 607-278-5454 or email email@example.com. Afternoon Tea with the Royal Bride: a woodstove cooking workshop will be held at Hanford Mills Museum, at 51 County Highway 12 in East Meredith from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Participants will prepare a lavish spread of tea-time dainties, both sweet and savory, on the Hanford House’s Royal Bride cookstove, and then enjoy them at a teatable on the Hanford House’s porch. The springtime selection of dishes will be drawn from afternoon tea menus in early 1900s cookbooks. The workshop is limited to eight participants ages 13 and up. The cost for this workshop is $45 for museum members, $60 for non-members. Register by calling 607-278-5744, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ware County League championships. If anyone knows of people who played in the years before that, let Loretta know. Vendors are welcome to reserve a space for $15 at the June 9 yard sale, but they must bring their own set up. The sale will be on Route 10 Hamden, somewhat across from Delaware Opportunities. Interested people should call Tracey Layaou at 301-831-3198. The sale is at her house 35235 State Highway 10, Hamden. Yard sale donations can be left at Ginny Wilcox’s or Alice Blackman’s. We already have an assortment of boys’, women’s, and men’s winter coats. Mention of other items will be in this column as we get closer to June 9, so shoppers know they will find these items as well as other treasures. Ed Watson remembers his teammates who played on a team managed by Dick Gannon who was the catcher. Ed played first base and right field. Jim Newkerk was pitcher and shortstop. Ronnie Gray and Jim Terry played right field. Harry Carroll and Junior MacDonald played center and left field. Merwin Howard and Tom McLean were pitchers. Others also played and will be mentioned later. Again, if these men or their families have articles, diaries, stories to share, please let Loretta know. Church services for the Hamden, DeLancey and West Delhi churches on Sunday, May 20, will be held in the Hamden Church at 11 a.m. The Central Delaware Trinity Covenant, which includes the Hamden, DeLancey and West Delhi Churches, has hired Rev. Connie Stone, who is from Nebraska. Pastor Stone starts in June.
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