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Silent Epidemic: Mental Health and Suicide Touches Many in Delaware County By Rosie Cunningham DELAWARE COUNTY Delaware County has the third highest suicide rate in the state. According to Rene Stratton, program coordinator for Delaware County Public Health and the chairman of the Suicide Prevention Network of Delaware County (SPNDC), per 100,000, 17.2 individuals are lost to suicide. This figure is right behind Essex and Hamilton counties at 17.9. Nationally, suicide rates increased by 25 percent over nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to research published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30 percent, the government report finds. In 2016 alone, 45,000 lives were lost to suicide.

More than half of those who died by suicide had not been diagnosed with a mental health condition, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC. The recent suicides of prominent celebrities such as chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade has catapulted the issue of mental health into the forefront. “When individuals see that celebrities who seem to have it all are taking their lives, it seems hopeless,” said Stratton. However, she said mental health issues are not uncommon and she believes “conversations” need to take place regarding the matter. “There is a stigma regarding mental health which gets lumped into the term ‘crazy’ and that needs to stop,” she said. See Mental Health page 4

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Meredith McCann and Jessica Coleman pose with the Meredith Dairy Fest mascot.

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Trout of all shape and sizes, including this multi-person puppet, “swam” down Livingston Manor’s Main Street in the 14th annual Trout Parade, held on June 9.

Wild Trout, Wild Things on Main Street Livingston Manor’s 14th Annual Trout Parade By Lillian Browne LIVINGSTON MANOR Celebrating its heritage as a river town with a nod to all things wild - trout included, Livingston Manor celebrated its 14th annual Trout Parade on Saturday, June 9.

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The annual event, a collaboration between the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce and the Catskill Art Society, benefits the art and music departments at Livingston Manor Central School. The parade has evolved into an afternoon-long street fair, with area businesses celebrating and capitalizing on the themed event which brings thousands of people into the small hamlet to shop, dine and discover gems in “The Manor” that range from vintage retailers, to farm stand stores, to some of the region’s best fishing, hiking, biking and other outdoor recreational opportunities. “Don’t forget the art,” said event coproducer Sally Wright, the executive director at the Catskill Art Society. Not only is the parade the region’s foremost art parade - it supports the arts at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Livingston Manor Chamber See Wild Trout page 8

About 4,000 Attend the Meredith Dairy Fest

By Rosie Cunningham MERIDALE - Bounce houses, vendors, the Hillbilly Express, a petting zoo, great music and good food and company were in plentiful at the Meredith Dairy Festival held Saturday

and Sunday in Meridale. This is the second year that the popular event has taken place and is a blast for all age groups. Organizer Shirley Niebanck said she could not be happier with the weather and how the weekend turned out.

“We had about 4,000 visitors over two days,” she said. “I bet we had about 250 kids attend.” According to Niebanck, the purpose of the festival is to showcase the importance of local agriculture, both past and See Dairy Fest page 4

Carry In, Carry Out of Walton’s More Park Trail Building, Boat Launch Projects Move Forward

By Lillian Browne WALTON - Walton council members reminded More Park users that the park is not equipped with trash receptacles and that anything that is brought in, should be carried out. The request was made at a meeting of the Walton Town Council on June 11. Signs posting the property, open from dusk to dawn, will be purchased and erected at the park entrance. Supervisor Charlie Gregory and Flood Plain Manager Steve Dutcher gave an update on the progress being made on the town’s proposal for the construction of hiking trails on New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) property along South Mountain from state Highway 206 on Bear Spring Mountain to South River Road. Dutcher has thru-hiked a pro-

posed trail which measures 4.7 miles. “It’s not the easiest hike,” Dutcher told council members. “It’s tough getting up there, but once there it’s very pleasant - a stroll through the woods really.” A portion of the proposed trail traverses a privately owned, land-locked parcel near Cable Hollow. Dutcher has spoken with the property owner about the planned trail and is hopeful permission will be granted to cross the property. If not, Dutcher said, other trail op-

tions are available. Dutcher will also make a presentation to the Walton Central School Board of Education on June 19, with the hope of the school allowing the trail to be connected to the two loop trails on the Stockton Avenue campus. It would be ideal to have students involved in the project, Dutcher said. His goal is to have the required land use application submitted to the DEP by month’s end. Gregory reported that the DEP has purchased another 10acre parcel of land on Palmer Hill Road and it is now even more important that outdoor recreation of varying types on public land be not only permitted, but encouraged, as a means of economic sustainability for Walton. Gregory presented the proposed trail initiative to the Greater Catskill Region ComSee Carry In/ Out page 4


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There is a safe place in our community for those who have lost a loved one to suicide - a place to express themselves, find support, comfort and resources in a judgment-free environment. Everyone in the group, including facilitators, has experienced someone close to them take their life and knows how devastating it can be. The group will be held the second Wednesday of every month from 6 - 7 p.m. at 103 North Street in the parsonage next to the United Methodist Church. This month’s meeting is tonight, Wednesday, June 13. Use the front North Street entrance. There will be a rabies vaccination clinic for animals four months and older at the Walton Town Highway Garage on route 10 South on June 13 from 6-8 p.m. Have your animals crated or on a leash to bring them. The town wide lawn sales will be held on July 6 and 7 this year, so start digging out treasures and contact the Walton Chamber of Commerce to get on the map. Maureen Wacha is Chamber President - and can be reached at 607-865-8884. Hare and Feather will be at the hospital lobby with sweet treats from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Jams, jellies, fudge and jelly roll slices are just some of the yummies they expect to have. Stop by if you can. DVH Volunteers will meet Wednesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. at the West Street Board room. Bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.

Thanks to Debbie Ackerly, Maureen Babcock and Barbara Horton for planting the barrels for the town at the Veterans Plaza on Friday. Deb has the green thumb I wish I had! Also thanks to the Department of Public Works crew that got the barrels there. It was good to get them done in time for Wellness Day, and to brighten the Water Street side of the plaza. The hostas, donated by folks a few years ago, seem to be hearty and surviving. Thanks to those who helped with those as well. Swimming lesson sign-ups will be Tuesday, June 19, and Wednesday, June 20 from 4-7 p.m. at the Walton Pool. The village of Walton has also announced plans and dates for the summer recreational programs at Austin-Lincoln Park. Students aged 5-13 years can take Arts and Crafts lessons from July 2 through Aug. 9. If you have donations of materials they would be appreciated and can be brought to the Walton village office. There will also be basketball and tennis for boys and girls who have completed third grade this June. You can sign up for these activities on the same dates as swimming. There are still plots available in the community garden for this season. Cost is $20 to lease a small plot and $40 to lease a large spot for the whole season. About half of the plots have been tilled and the other half will be self-till. If you are interested email Katie Backus at To those who

Hancock to Build Critical Infrastructure In Floodway Solar Energy Usage Discussed, Tire Collection Scheduled By Lillian Browne HANCOCK - After more than two years of being told by former Hancock Supervisor Sam Rowe that it was not permissible to build critical infrastructure in a floodway due to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rules, the Hancock Town Council has moved forward with construction of a new well and pump house - critical infrastructure - along the east branch of the Delaware River at Humble Park in East Branch, at a meeting of the council on June 5. There were no other options available, current Hancock Supervisor Jerry Vernold said. Bill Brown of Delaware Engineering, who is tasked with supervision of the project, echoed Vernold. When quizzed regarding the about-face position concerning construction of critical infrastructure generally (the Delaware County Department of Public Works highway garage, as an example) and a well and pump house specifically, both declined comment on the highway garage’s current location in Delhi, in the flood plain. Both reiterated that there was no place in East Branch other than the floodway to build a water system. The entire East Branch hamlet community, they said, is

located in the flood plain. In contrast to their recommendations made for the build out in East Branch, Delaware Engineering advised the village of Delhi several years ago that the municipality must move their well out of the flood way. In that instance, Brown said, there were alternate locations available to build a well and pump house. The East Branch Fire District agreed on June 5 to transfer land to the town of Hancock so the well and pump house could be built. East Branch hamlet residents have been serviced by an undependable, pieced-together water system for many years that is without sufficient flow to accommodate all users. Vernold said he anticipates that the property will be transferred from the fire district to the town, at no cost. A grant was successfully written for phase one of the project, which includes the drilling of a new well, and the building of a new pump house at a cost of approximately $595,000. The administration fee for the grant, according to Brown, is not to exceed $15,000. Phase two of the project, the distribution system, is capped at $750,000. If costs exceed that, it See Hancock page 8

were afraid of the bees that were kept there, they have been removed. Thanks to everyone who continues to take part.   The third annual Nicholas Dungan Memorial captain and crew golf tourney will be on Saturday, June 16 at Hardwood Hills Golf Course in Masonville from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., there are teams of four, with the cost of $55 a person. Fee includes 18 holes, cart and dinner. There will be prizes for first, second, and third, prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. They are looking for hole and cart sponsors and raffle donations. Holes are $50 and carts are $25. Put a team together and help support Cubby’s Christmas Kindness. Any questions, message Greg at 607-226-1789. Elizabeth Sulger lived in Walton all her life until she moved recently to Morris to live with her daughter. She would appreciate hearing from family and friends at her new address: 1807 State Highway 51, Morris, NY 13808. Years ago, Mrs. Sulger was a proofreader at the Reporter, and is still an avid reader of the paper. Another longtime Reporter employee, Stella Lincourt, also celebrates a 90th birthday next week on June 18. I worked with Stella for a few years, and she was the sweetest, most positive person in the plant (along with Jim Olmstead!). She would love to hear from friends and former co-workers, too. She’d love a phone call, a note, or a card - 69 Bruce St., Walton, NY 13856. This year the Walton Central School Drama Club will perform three, 30-minute shows, with different themes for each production. Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. will be a night to celebrate the newest addition to Walton Drama Club, with a production from the Middle School Drama Club called “The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield.” It’ll be up to a brave little girl and her unwavering grandma to stop a war of the worlds in this ridiculously silly one-act comedy that’s out of this world. On Friday, June 15, the high school drama club will present three productions beginning at 7 p.m., including the middle school production and the two high school productions of “The Lottery” and “Tracks.” On Saturday, June 16 they will present the two high school shows at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available at the high school office, and Molto Espresso.  Advanced tickets are adults - $6 and students - $5. At the door prices will be adults - $7  and students - $6. June’s Classic Flix at the Walton Theatre is “It Happened One Night” and will be shown on June 21 at 7 p.m. for $6. The film stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. See it for the first time, or see it again on the big screen for a fun movie experience. Mark your calendar for Sept. 20 for

“Fiddler on the Roof.” On Saturday, June 16 be a part of the cornhole tournament at the Delaware County Fairgrounds to benefit Walton/ Delaware Academy varsity, junior varsity and modified wrestling scholarships. Entry fee is $20. There will be Wilson’s BBQ chicken, $10 for a full dinner with all the fixings. A 50/50 raffle and gift basket raffles. Rain or shine. Sign ups at 12, tournament starts at 1 p.m. There will be a Red Cross blood drive Thursday, June 14 at the United Presbyterian Church, corner of North and East Streets. Times are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donors are needed and walk-ins are welcome. Come, donate and save lives. Get out your running or walking shoes. Walton Central School Student Council will be hosting their 1st Annual Color Walk/Run on Saturday, June 16. Start at the Walton HS Athletic Fields. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the Walk/Run will begin approximately at 9 a.m.  Early registration for the walk/run will be $10 for students and $15 for adults. Checks can be sent to Katie Cuomo in the high school, payable to “WCS HS StuCo” The morning of, prices will increase to $15 for students and $20 for adults, so get your early bird special. Wear a white T-shirt - best with the color powder that you’ll run through. The fundraiser will help the student council raise money for student and community activities for next year. The Walton First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will present “Songs of the Human Spirit” - a concert by local musicians on Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Admission is one non-perishable food item for the Walton Food Bank. Come hear them “Make A Joyful Noise” - you will enjoy it. Join FUMC for its 13th annual Street Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for live music all day and the famous dunk tank. There will be face painting, a clown show, balloons, and a watermelon eating contest. There will be crafts for kids, games and prizes; upscale yard sale and craft vendors. Enjoy sausage, peppers and onions and fresh baked apple pie or free hot dogs. The event will happen rain or shine and the street in front of the church will be closed so park on East Street or Union Street and walk to the church on North Street. The William B. Ogden Library and the Grant Rogers Project will present “Indian Summer,” the story of the building of the Cannonsville Reservoir, featuring local faces and places on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.; Walton Theater, free and open to all. Bring memories and your memorabilia to share. The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club will host a chicken and biscuit dinner  Sat-

urday, June 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Clubhouse, 1021 Covert Hollow Road, Hamden. Free will offering. The official 2018 summer reading program is called “Libraries Rock.” Our July 1 through Aug. 11 weekly children’s story sessions (Fridays, 10:30-11:30) will have music themes and geology themes, all with an over-arching reading theme - that there will be good books and fun craft projects goes without saying. Sign up for the Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading program at the Ogden Library, Gardiner Place, throughout June to start your reading roster and start earning prizes - readers of all ages are encouraged to sign up and take the reading challenge. The dates and times of the visiting artist miniconcerts and musical workshops will be posted as they approach watch for announcements- there are exciting programs coming this summer. Senator Boncic will sponsor his summer reading program again, and students and parents can log on to to create a profile, record reading progress, share books you’ve enjoyed via Facebook and earn a certificate. You can use the same books you have used for the Ogden Library and spread the word of which books you liked the most. Reading over the summer is crucial to keep your children sharp not slide back in their reading. There are lots of cool reading programs offered, but just curling up with your child and a book before bed will do wonders for their future learning. Kids at Townsend School were just given some free books to give them a head start. I know lots of kids bought books at the BOGO book fair. Give your children the gift that lasts a lifetime - the love of reading. The Walton Soccer Booster Club will provide transportation to the Headwaters Soccer Camp the week of June 25-28 again this year. The camp is for children age seven -17 at the Otego Elementary School and runs daily Monday-Thursday  from  9:30-4.  The cost is $60 or $75 if a soccer ball is desired. The transportation is only available the week of June 25-28 for Walton Central School students. You can sign up for soccer camp by going to the Headwaters Soccer Club website. Bus sign-up forms are available from Kelly Gates, 865-5220 or  You must turn in a bus form to ride the bus. Questions, contact Kelly Gates. The Congregational Church, across the street from elementary school, will hold its annual “last day of school” cookie sale on Friday, June 22 at 2. All of the school children that stop by, will receive a free cookie. It’s a wish for a happy summer vacation from the church congregation.

Registration Deadline Approaching For Walton Lawn Sales The Walton Chamber of Commerce reminds residents who plan to have a lawn sale on Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7 that registration is necessary to be included on the sale location maps prepared by the Chamber. The maps will be available in village stores so buyers can plan their shopping routes in advance. To register call the Chamber at 607-441-8040 by Friday, June 22. Residents who live outside the village can set up on Veteran’s Plaza on Delaware Street on Saturday. The plaza is not available Friday due to the Farmer’s Market - come and check out both events.

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Congressional candidate Gareth Rhodes on a listening tour of Delaware County speaks with Bovina residents. From left: Joan Foster, Rhodes, Annette Robbins.

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Delaware County Fairgrounds’ upgraded dairy cattle wash rack will feature a middle wall with room to tie several cattle at a time.

Congressional Candidate Cattle Wash Rack Upgraded for Fair Rhodes Speaks With Bovina Ladies By Melissa Johns

By Jesse Hilson Democratic primary candidate for New York Congressional District 19 Gareth Rhodes visited the town of Bovina Center on Friday, June 8 on his tour of all 19 towns in Delaware County. Rhodes is up against a full roster of other Democratic primary candidates, of which the winner will challenge Rep. John Faso in the general election in November. The primary is on June 26. Rhodes met with a group of Bovina residents at Russell’s Store on Main Street for about an hour, listening to their concerns and outlining his priorities should he win the House seat. The discussion ranged from healthcare to infrastructure to the opioid crisis plaguing the region. Rhodes promised to fight in Washington for recognition of Delaware County’s issues as well as to bring federal money to help solve them. “I want to take local issues, federal money, and make sure the state is focusing on them,” he said, outlining his legislative strategy. Delaware County is one of three counties in the 19th District that had no maternity wards, Rhodes said, and he further explained how this led to a “spiral” of young people moving out of the area, leading to an erosion of the tax base. One of Rhodes’ major focuses during the Bovina visit was infrastructure. He said that Delaware County should have a public transportation system to help people who had no car to travel over the county’s long distances to access good healthcare. He also mentioned that EMT services were struggling to get by and that they were consolidating and privatizing over time. Fire departments were also a concern. “One of my proposals is to bring federal funding to help rural municipalities to help fire departments find volunteers,” Rhodes said, as well as saving property owners from paying for essential services. Rhodes, who is from Kingston, gave his credentials to the Bovina citizens as a per-

son well-suited to represent the 19th District by giving his background. He started out as a water well driller and a volunteer firefighter after high school, went to CUNY in Harlem, before going on to intern at the White House and working in Governor Cuomo’s office as a senior communications staffer from 2010 to 2015. “Of all the primary candidates, I am the only one with government experience in the state,” Rhodes said. As to what sets him aside from other politicians, Rhodes said, “Politicians don’t show up. They use TV ads and mail pieces, but there’s no actual connection. You don’t hear politicians talking about the lack of maternity services - lack of public transit infrastructure - because those aren’t the issues that you see their consultants are throwing at them.” He also hit on the perennial issue of water and New York City, saying that while the city owns a lot of land up in Delaware County, “We need to make sure the city is paying their fair share of property taxes. You shouldn’t be paying the property tax for an undeveloped parcel of land. We need to change the formula so it reflects what the property could have been, the potential that has been denied.” When asked what he as a Congressman could do to reunite a country fractured by partisan anger, he said, “Ninety-five percent of what we’ve talked about today is not a partisan issue. We have an entire congress that doesn’t reflect the actual needs of the community.” Talking about real local issues that everybody could unite over would help heal the divide, he said. He described the trust that the people have lost in the government as something “it has deserved to lose.” The ladies who met with Rhodes seemed happy with the dialogue after he left, liking that he was well-prepared and especially that he did not attack other candidates. The venue was appreciated as well. “This was so small, he could really look you in the eye,” said Donna Dickson Noonan of Bovina.

WALTON- In preparation for this year’s Delaware County Fair agricultural guests, a new dairy cattle wash rack is being installed this month. Laborers from Ben Reynold’s Construction Co. poured and prepared the 36-inch by 80-inch concrete floor and middle wall last week and Cammer Construction, Inc. presumes to complete the timber work by the end of June, according to Jason Craig, fair board secretary. This project was funded by a $98,000 grant through New York State Department of Ag and Markets. According to Craig, “Each fair in the state qualified as a part of a five-million-dollar fair infrastructure grant package. This is the first of three rounds of funding from the state to help rebuild or promote agricultural related projects.” The wash rack renovations were needed, said Craig, as the previous one was in disrepair and too small for the number of cattle herded onto the grounds annually. The Delaware County Fair hosts one of the largest dairy shows in the area and features 4-H exhibits and more than 230 animals. This expansion will

provide more convenient accommodations for cattle exhibitors. Walton resident Ashleigh Murphy brings five to ten dairy cows from Shadow Valley Farm to the fair each year. She thinks, “A new wash rack will be extremely helpful. There is an astonishing number of dairy exhibitors, which is fantastic, but it gets a little tricky at the wash rack every morning.” Murphy went on to say, “We didn’t have much room

to work and we are on a pretty tight schedule in the morning - between cleaning the animals’ beds, feeding, milking and washing of course. Unless you get up at 3 a.m., it’s a fight to get a spot.” Other than general building and roof upkeep, Craig said no other projects are planned for the grounds this summer, however, possible water line replacements are on the horizon for next year.

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Charlie Prior, 2, is all smiles at the Meredith Dairy Festival Saturday.

Dairy Fest... continued from front page present. Shirley said committee and community members are already looking forward to next year. Niebanck explained that the festival took a hiatus of about 10 years after previous organizers retired. “I live right up the road and missed it,” she said. “The town supervisor Jim Ellis asked individuals about bringing the event back and we had a nice group of people who wanted to be a part of it.” Niebanck said particularly in the these challenging times for farmers, it’s important to showcase farming. “It’s a big part of life and a lot of people seem to be forgetting that. We want everyone to know farming is near and dear in Delaware County and in Meridale.” Niebanck said there were more than 20 individuals who volunteered, as well as numerous students from Delaware Academy and Charlotte Valley. “The area fire departments were great as well and after all of the bills are paid, we will be

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prehensive Recreation Plan information-gathering committee earlier in the day, along with plans for a river walk, boat launches and a possible R.V. park. The public is encouraged to complete a survey about outdoor recreation at The survey consists of 21 questions and is anonymous. A draft proposal, using information sourced from the public, will be presented to the DEP and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on July 20. Land use applications for two planned boat launches on the West Branch of the Delaware River, one on town-owned property on Water Street in the village of Walton and one on DEP-owned property at Beertson, near the intersection of state Route 10 and Beers Brook Road, have been submitted to the DEP, Gregory reported. The next steps, Gregory said, are site plans and environmental reviews for each location. Walton resident Bruce Dolph told the board that town-owned property on Water Street is not the best location for a

boat launch. The existing boat launches, Dolph said, were poorly designed, several feet above the water line, costing between $60,000 and $70,000 each. It would be more cost effective, Dolph said, to construct the boat launch on village-owned property on Water Street. Gregory explained that the boat launch will be constructed after soil is removed from near the cell tower as part of the unfinished flood mitigation plan, leaving the cell tower on an island of sorts - but leveling the slope for boat launch construction. Dolph also remarked that the overgrown Japanese knotweed near the DEC-designated public access fishing location below the Bridge Street bridge is an embarrassment to the community. There is no signage and no access, he said. Council member Luis Betancourt Rodriguiz stated that the public fishing access project was abandoned by the DEC and the location is not designated as public access. In other business: • Paul Wood was appointed to the town planning board as an

alternate member. • There will be a free rabies clinic at the town highway garage on state Highway 10 on June 13 from 6 - 8 p.m. • Discussion regarding the size and purchase of a generator for the town’s designated emergency evacuation center took place, with further study needed. • Regarding county matters, Gregory reported that a resolution to proceed with the purchase of the Delaware Street property for a consolidated mental health facility, was passed by the board of supervisors. The next steps, he said, are to complete an environmental review and move into phase two of the project which includes design and construction. The relocation of the county’s department of public works facility is being negotiated by the county attorney and the attorney representing Joyce and Bob Bishop of Hamden, who own the property the county proposes to purchase for the new garage. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Walton Town Council will be on Monday, July 9 at 6 p.m.

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Bryce Gardner, 3, of Delhi, showed off his new “tattoo” at the dairy festival in Meridale. giving a donation,” she said. For more information, visit

“We pay attention to when we are sick with a cold, but ignore when our brain is sick.” Stratton said locally, schools and the communities have come a long way in regards to suicide awareness. “Schools are participating and officials are becoming involved,” she said. “Three years ago, many schools did not want to discuss the matters of suicide and mental health.” Every two weeks the SPNDC releases information or individuals locally who talk about suicide. Emily Taggart of O’Connor Hospital, Jason Thompson of Delaware Academy and Maureen Burton of Roxbury Central Schools all define what “being there” means when supporting those in need around them. Stratton said she believes some of the reasons for Delaware County being the third highest county in the state for suicide is due to isolation and individuals do not have access to services which would be helpful. SPNDC created a presentation in May for National Mental Health Month. The presentation/ Public Service Announcement was funded by the NYS Center for Suicide Prevention, the O’Connor Foundation and Rural Alliance. In the presentation, Stratton pointed out that from 2011 to 2016, an average of nine people have committed suicide each year in Delaware County - mostly men between 39 and 54 years old. The organization focused on the elderly, veterans, officers and farmers due to high stress occupations and as for the elderly isolation. “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 about mental health problems. Stratton emphasized the importance of asking the question “Are you suicidal?”

“Even if it is uncomfortable, that question needs to be asked,” she said. “You could save a life.” Stratton said there are many great resources in the county that individuals should be aware of. “We have a great mental health clinic in Walton and we have MCAT (Mobil Crisis Action Team) available 24 hours a day,” she said. “A friend or loved one can call our counselor to do an evaluation. In some cases, it may not be a crisis and in others, we can get the person who needs help to a crisis center. Terri Korba is our coordinator and she is fabulous.” The SPNDC has a Facebook page which details how to identify when an individual is suffering and what he or she could do to help save a life. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on June 8 that New York will be the first state in the nation to launch an innovative pilot program aimed at reducing new suicide attempts among individuals who had previously attempted suicide. Funded through the $3.5 million federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant, the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program re-frames how suicide attempts are examined in order to develop individualized prevention strategies. In addition to the pilot program, the New York State Office of Mental Health is launching a new social media campaign to help connect people to suicide prevention resources. The campaign will also provide insights on how to recognize when someone might be experiencing a suicidal crisis and the steps you can take to help them through their crisis. “I think this is great,” said Stratton, who added that social media truly is a problem in regards to mental health and suicide. “I am 61 and if I got bullied in school, I came home and at least that was my safe haven.

Today, kids come home and the bullying continues. There was a case where a kid was bullied on social media and it was reported, but not to the parents and now, there is an initiative that it must be reported to both the bully’s parents and the victim’s parents.” She added that she is concerned with the level of details that were released in the deaths of Bourdain and Spade. “It can create a contagion and others could mimic the actions,” she said. Stratton said depression and anxiety are highly treatable and added that it is important to focus on coping skills for individuals. “When it gets to hard and coping seems impossible, that is when the high risk of suicide really kicks in,” she said. “I do think there should be more support groups for those who have thought of suicide, or have attempted it, or for friends or family members who have had an individual take their life.” Stratton added that in regards to children, do not take what seems like adolescent drama lightly. “If a girl or boy gets broken up with or have a life event that makes them depressed, don’t take it lightly,” she said. “We know it will pass, but in that moment, that is their world and it is devastating.” Stratton said SPNDC works closely with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County (ADAC). “Suicide is very tightly related to drug abuse,” she said. “ADAC has a great program and is very in tune with suicide locally and nationally.” The SPNDC has a wide variety of resources that can also be of assistance for loss survivors. For more information go to: www. delawarecountypublichealth. com or visit the SPNDC Facebook page.

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Grass Growth and Disposal Restrictions in Walton Village

By Melissa Johns A public hearing was held during the village of Walton board meeting on Monday, June 4 to amend a “Grass, brush and weeds” village code and enforce a new local law. The new law will restrict village landowners from allowing their grass to grow over seven inches high. Any resident that violates parameters will be subject to possible court fees, according to Local Law Number One of this year. It’s presumed that this new law will go into effect within the next few weeks, once appropriate paperwork has been filed with the secretary of state, according to Jody Brown, village clerk, treasurer and registrar of vital statistics. After recent resident debates, Mayor Ed Snow and Trustee Steven Sehen confirmed that it is against the law for post-mowing

grass remains to end up on the village streets. Snow asked that residents remain conscious of this and to take the necessary precautions while they mow to prevent any grass from reaching the streets, blocking the drainage grates and causing water back-up. Village of Walton Code Enforcement Official Stephen Dutcher canvassed the majority of the village in May and found around 29 un-mowed properties. Dutcher said most of those lawns have now been taken care of by property owners, but several still remain uncut. “Those (lawns) not yet mowed haven’t been mowed by the village yet because we have not had any responses from the ad we put in the paper for lawn mowing contractors,” said Dutcher. The village is still currently in need of contractors, and anyone interested can contact Stephen Dutcher at the village hall by calling 607-865-4358.

Dutcher then discussed the importance of local business’ maintaining their parking lots every spring. “New York State maintenance code requires that all sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas be kept in a proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous conditions,” said Dutcher. He continued, “The crux of the matter with potholes in driveways and parking lots is pedestrian safety,” said Dutcher. Despite this code, Dutcher said, pothole repair is an issue every year. He went on to say that several notices were recently sent out to businesses due to the condition of their parking lots and that there has been a lack of responses to his requests. The next village board meeting will be held on Monday, July 2 at 6 p.m. at the village hall on 21 North Street.

Hobart Fire Chief Weighs In on EMS Shortage By Rosie Cunningham HOBART - “EMS is falling all over the state and I hope something is done,” said Hobart Village Fire Chief Ken Muthig. “We have to go to paid services.” During the May Stamford Town Board meeting, supervisor Mike Triolo, said he met with representatives of the towns of Harpersfield, Grand Gorge and Gilboa, regarding plans for emergency transportation and EMT services and he is planning on moving forward. 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. “In our emergency squad, we are down to two or three of us,” said Muthig. Although there are 35 active members on the Hobart Department fire crew, that does little to help when an EMS is needed. “If CMT (Cooperstown Medical Transport) isn’t around, we have to call and call and call,” added Muthig. “We are all down. We are all in crisis.” Muthig owns his own business and operates it with his family. He said that when an accident occurs, business is shut down for the day and that option cannot continuously occur. “It takes hours (about 150) to be certified and to continue education,” he said. “I believe

people do need to pay for the service - otherwise, it can cost a lot of time and some lives.”

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Donna’s co-workers bid her farewell on her last day of work before retirement. Left to right: Megan Johns, Janet Hulse, Donna Bundy, Pamela Lakin and Sandy Butler.

Devoted CBNA Employee Retires After Nearly 50 Years By Melissa Johns

WALTONCommunity Bank, N.A. (CBNA) Assistant Vice President and Walton Branch Manager Donna Bundy retired on Friday, June 8 after a 47-year career. “The best part of the job was helping customers and working with the best staff,” stated Bundy, just days before the start of her retirement. Her banking journey began back on July 20, 1971, when the bank was called Delaware County Federal Savings and Loan. She worked as a part-time mortgage secretary while she simultaneously earned an associate’s degree in accounting from SUNY Delhi. Since she graduated from college in 1973, Bundy saw the name

of the bank change six times before it eventually became Community Bank, N.A. Bundy held several positions over the years including bookkeeper, teller, mortgage officer, registered representative, customer service representative and assistant manager. She was also involved in the bank’s annual toy drive, which has provided hundreds of children in need with toys and presents for Christmas. “The Walton toy bank started over 25 years ago and has grown over the years,” Bundy said, “It will definitely be carried on by the CBNA Walton staff.” Mutual bittersweet feelings filled the office during Bundy’s last day on Friday. She will be missed by her co-workers and members of the community.

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Trout were created by area artists and community members as part of the Catskill Trout Tails Tourism promotion. On June 3, some of the art pieces were taken from Bridge Street.

Margaretville Community Art Project Pieces Stolen By Rosie Cunningham MARGARETVILLE - Decorated fish in Margaretville were stolen June 3. According to Jess Olenych, the head of the Business Association of Margaretville, she is “disappointed” by the action. “It happened between 8:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. last Monday morning,” she said. “My initial thought when I found out this happened was that we are better than this.” As part of our Catskill Trout Tails Tourism promotion - the public and students were encouraged to create trout to line the village as a community art project. The pieces are to be auctioned Aug. 31. “We have 23 fish which were only recently established and the three fish were taken from Bridge Street,” said Olenych. “About 30 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the fish will go back to the artist. It’s so disappointing this happened and I am so sad someone would help themselves to something that others worked so hard to create.” The artists who created the stolen fish include Barbara Mellon, a student from the Margaretville Central School (MCS) art club and MCS art teacher Mary Kaspunisky. Olenych said the Wadler Brothers out of Fleischmanns donated lumber for the community art project. Tom Jeffers created the template for the fish. “The business association has a mission to foster and promote business opportunities and help Margaretville become more beautiful,” she said. Olenych added that the Margaretville State Police took a statement regarding the theft and individuals who have any information regarding the matter should contact the station at 845-5862681.

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Sidney Center Baptist Church Celebrates 190 Years

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Pastor and Mrs. Dennis and Lois Murray pose in period dress in front of the Sidney Center Baptist Church. The community will celebrate its 190th anniversary on Sunday, June 17. By Sara Andros The Sidney Center Baptist Church was founded June 14, 1828 when John Quincy Adams was president, and is thought to be the oldest continuous organization in Sidney Center, said Pastor Dennis Murray. On Sunday, June 17, the church will celebrate its 190th anniversary. Everyone is invited to the anniversary celebration. “The celebration is not just for our church, it’s for the community,” said Murray. From 1828 until the church building was completed in 1850, church members met at the local school and in people’s homes. The original church building is still in use and now serves as the sanctuary. The old tin ceilings and original pews are pieces of history still enjoyed by those who attend services at the church. A unique feature of the church are pocket doors that slide down into the floor rather than into the walls. On Sunday, additional historic elements will be added to the celebration. The Maywood Historical Group has supplied photos from the 1800s that will be projected onto a screen for everyone to enjoy. Old collection boxes will be used instead of the usual collection plates. The wooden boxes are on three-foot poles and were designed to accommodate coins rather than paper money and

checks. Murray theorizes that once paper money became more popular, the church moved to collection plates since the boxes were only four inches in height and depth. Murray also plans to use an 1828 Bible during the service. The anniversary celebration will include the dedication of new hymnals titled “The Celebration Hymnals”. The hymn book is a mix of old hymns and new choruses, but Murray said that they plan to sing hymns that would have been popular 190 years ago for the special event. Historic church memorabilia including a communion set purchased in 1888, a membership book from the 1800’s to 1920’s and church records from 1851 on, will be displayed in the church library. Everyone is encouraged to dress in period attire, but it isn’t mandatory. After the worship service, there will be a fellowship dinner and a special cake that will not only commemorate the anniversary, but Father’s Day and other anniversaries and birthdays in the congregation. It is hoped that the celebration will be a time to bring the community together to reminisce about the past and make new memories. There will be a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service will be at 10:30 on Sunday, June 17.

Community Shared Solar Program Explained By Tom Coddington SIDNEY ­ — Delaware and Chenango county residents who are interested in solar power gathered at Awestruck Cider in Sidney on Wednesday. Adam Flint, director of Southern Tier Solar Works (STSW) in Binghamton and Cindy Menges, director of Delaware River Solar (DRS) in Callicoon, explained their programs. “We are trying to get clean communities in Delaware and Chenango counties, like we have in Broome County,” Flint explained. “Southern Tier Solar is launching its 2018 Community Shared Solar (CSS) ‘Solarize’ non-profit which offers discounted solar power to people who cannot or choose not to install solar at home. We are looking for feedback. We are partnering with DRS on this project.”

Almost anyone qualifies for discounted solar, including renters and low-incom residents. “With Community Solar, there are no installation or maintenance fees,” Menges stated, “Those who sign up will receive 10 percent off their monthly electric bill from NYSEG. You have to be with NYSEG,” she remarked. Those who attended received information about DRS, which explained that its mission is to expand solar energy production in New York state and offer clean, renewable, local power to anyone who wants it, without installing solar panels on your roof or property. It noted that people can subscribe to a community solar farm with DRS. For more information on the program, visit www,southerntiersolarworks. org./css, email or call 607-873-9220.

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NYC Acquisition and Buyout Aggravates Hamden Town Board By Sara Andros

The acquisition of land by New York City continues to be a source of aggravation for Town of Hamden Supervisor Wayne Marshfield and members of the board. This contentious issue was on the agenda once again at the regular town meeting on June 6. “I’m not in favor of the city buying any more than they have to buy,” said Marshfield. The proposed Crystal Brook subdivision purchase has been a hot topic in the town and county ever since the town was notified that the city intended to purchase the parcels. The owner of the parcels is insisting that the city buy all nine contiguous parcels even though only a couple of acres have any impact on water quality. In isn’t clear whether or not the city can purchase just the parcels directly affecting the New York City water supply. “Over the years the city has purchased thousands of beautiful acres with no water quality issues at all. It just isn’t right,” said Marshfield. Attorney Kevin Young is in the process of responding to the proposed purchase on behalf of the town. In addition to discussions about the Crystal Brook subdivision, the board was set to

address the proposed New York City flood plain buyout of the Green Thumb Nursery property. “I’m opposed to it and I have been opposed to it from the start,” said Marshfield. He and the board are bothered by the fact that other mitigation options have not been considered prior to seeking a buyout. The property, owned by Chris and Leslie Mignier, was recommended for a buyout based on a hydraulic study. A previous buyout offer was made in 1996 after the flood, but was not pursued. There is a Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) agricultural easement on the property which could affect the sale, and the board has additional unanswered questions. They decided to table further discussion on the matter until they have more information. The board voted to move forward with the proposal to eliminate the Walton Fire Protection District and to transfer the town parcels served by it to the Walton Fire District. If the proposal is accepted, there will be no change to the level or quality of fire and ambulance services provided to the 191 affected parcels. There may be slight increases or decreases in landowner taxes, but all landowners will pay equally. Letters will be sent by the

town clerk to the owners of the parcels currently covered by the fire protection district to inform them of the proposed change and to notify them of the upcoming public hearing on the matter. Hearings will be held for both Hamden and Walton; nothing will be implemented until the residents of Walton and Hamden accept the proposal. The public hearing in Hamden will be held on July 11 at 6 p.m., prior to the regular town meeting. A public hearing in Walton will be scheduled after that date. If a decision is made to accept the proposal, the consolidation would take effect at the end of 2018. The board was pleased to announce the grand opening of the Schoolhouse Museum. An open house will be held on Father’s Day, June 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The public is invited to take a trip down memory lane at the Hamden Schoolhouse #1 at Hawley’s Station, which was meticulously restored with the help of grant funding and a lot of dedicated volunteers. In other business: • The town of Hamden was one of three communities in Delaware County to receive the $50,000 clean energy grant. The town is considering a solar project that would incorporate the town hall and highway department buildings. Also on the list of project ideas is the replacement of the 30 year-old town hall furnace, LED street lights, or an automatic door opener for the highway department bay. A final decision on the projects must be made and conveyed to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) by Aug. 2. • The revaluation contract

was signed by Emmiger, Newton, Pigeon and Magyar, Inc. (ENPM). The town has made the first payment to them, but the town has not seen the work they have done yet. They will be working with Town Assessor Tina Moshier on the revaluation. • The town received a letter from the office of New York State Senator Bonacic stating that the town is eligible to apply for another State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) grant. Marshfield received approval from the board to apply for a $100,000 grant. If received, the grant money will be used to purchase a 2013 or newer tandem dump truck with a plow and sander. • Grants of $10,000 for Delaware Opportunities and the Hamden Wastewater Treatment Plant were approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC). The money will be used to conduct floodproofing feasibility studies. • Superintendent of Highways Roger Dibble said that the 2008 Ford F 350 truck received a final bid of $15,200 and the sweeper a final bid of $220 on Auctions International. The board voted to accept those bids. Dibble also said that the department is about a month behind because of the late snow and inclement weather. • Water District #1 will hold its annual meeting on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. • Town Clerk Dennise Yeary collected $1,332.85 during May. This sum included fees for 36 new dog licenses, one marriage license, five building permits, the rental of the town hall and pavilion and other services. • Supervisor Wayne Marshfield reported that the reserve accounts for the town are

about the same as they were last month. A loan of $290 was made to Water District #2 and will be repaid in the near future. • Hanging of the baseball flags has been delayed because when the order arrived the flags were not right and had to be reordered. • The proposed purchase of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the town hall is still in process. Councilman Richard Smith, who is spearheading the project, said he would like to have a presentation made to the board by someone with extensive knowledge of AEDs so an informed decision can be made. • Marshfield said he has $8,000 budgeted to repair the town hall apron, but is waiting for an estimate from Don Tweedie to see if that will cover the cost. As it stands now, when it rains, water flows into the building. • Councilman Richard Smith will contact Hamden Hill Ridge Riders Catskill Snowmobile Club to see if a bridge on Chambers Hollow belongs to them. The bridge is built on an old railroad bed and is unusable because of a lack of access. Debris tends to collect under the bridge, which causes flooding, so the town would like to see it moved to another location if possible. • The board approved a septic build for Don Gibson at a cost of $13,379. The work will be done by Pardee Excavating. • The board approved the hiring of Tyler Dibble for the highway department through the Summer Youth Employment Program. The town would like to have one additional youth for the summer, if possible.

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Rachel James, owner of A Time to Heal Massage provided free chair massages. Here, Mary Torma Kelly enjoys a mini-session.

Healthy Choices, Lifestyles Focus of 2nd Annual Walton Wellness Day By Lillian Browne WALTON - Upward of 100 people attended the second annual Walton Wellness Day held at Veterans’ Memorial Plaza on Saturday, June 9, causing organizer Stacey Stevens, a certified personal trainer and owner of Empowered by You Fitness, to deem the event a success. Twenty-eight vendors gave demonstrations, sold health-related foods, products and wares. The purpose of the event, Stevens said, is to educate residents and surrounding communities about the abundance of health and wellness services available in the area. Stevens offered free body-scanning which measured body mass index, basic metabolic rate, body mass, body fat percentage, measurement of visceral fat and muscle mass, with a cellular device which was linked to a step-on-scale like accessory. Body scanning, Stevens said, is a great way to start people on their fitness journey, allowing them to compare ratios and calculate ranges to achieve weight, health and fitness goals. Knockerball, a plastic half-body cocoon which allows players to roll and bump with little impact, was a huge hit with children. Many other vendors, including Eagle Hollow Farm’s Christina and Mary Masciola sold alternative sweeteners like honey from their beehives and maple syrup tapped from their trees, at the event. The mother-daughter team also sold alpaca yarn sourced from their alpaca farm and hand-crafted dill lip balm, explaining that dill subdues sweet cravings. A Time to Heal Massage owner Rachel James provided free chair massages, explaining the health benefits of massage which include relaxation, which supports stress reduction and mental health. Other wellness advocates including reiki practitioner, Angela Porpora, owner of Reiki Reset located on Delaware Street, provided mini-session of the energy-based modality. Sponsors for the event included the Walton Big M, Danny’s Restaurant, TA’s Restaurant and Feather and Stone Restaurant.

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Dairy Industry Continues to Flounder

By Rosie Cunningham DELAWARE COUNTY - A farmer’s day starts in typical presunrise darkness, milking and feeding herds in barns across the state and the region. Just because farmers are struggling, does not mean they work less. There are cows to be milked, fences to be mended, birthing emergencies to be handled, chores to be done and hay to be mowed, tedded and planting to be done and much more, on repeat each and every day, multiple times a day. And dairy farmers are wondering, for what? The attraction of working the land and running a

Promote and Pass Proposals Next Time

I’ve given a lot of thought to the recent budget proposal voting in Delhi and the resulting outcome. It seems that a lot of the public views the procedure as an “Us vs. Them” scenario, with the “Us” being the taxpayers and the “Them” being the school board. Proposal One contained many sound maintenance projects ie: roof repair etc. But also included were lights for the field. Let’s face it, lights for the field were a bit of a long shot and seemed to jeopardize the remainder of the proposal platform. The lighting idea should have stood alone and I think the public perceived it as being slipped into the deal. The way to sway public sentiment on “sports” expenditures would be to gather a large showing of the booster club backing the proposal with even some fund raising to defray expenses. Once John Q. Public sees that his fellow townsfolk are enthusiastic over the idea, it becomes a bit of a plebiscite or rally for the cause. A showing of the general support of the public makes the idea much more palatable than one that is perceived as being handed down from the “ivory tower.” A good friend of mine feels that the new proposals went down in flames as the public is opposed to change, and this may very well be. Let us keep in mind that “change” many impact our lives in numerous ways. If time-honored foundations of the scholastic system, such as sports, are to be denegrated, what then may fill the void? A recent edition of The Daily Star, on the front page, above the fold, features the Delhi school club that endorses support for the L.G.B.T. community. Perhaps this will be the wave of the future for students. Instead of the kids involving themselves in athletic endeavors, it will be political and sociological endeavors that they follow. Let this observation not be construed as bigoted, I merely feel it

business independently to feed others is certainly losing its draw. Milk prices plummeted in 2015 and there seems to be no end in sight. Diversifying is the common theme, but with no overhead or investment money and mounting debt, this solution is hard to imagine for many. “The dairy crisis remains a concern for farmers,” said Delaware County Farm Bureau President Duane Martin. “Prices have risen slightly, but they are still far from the highs that we saw four years ago. And for many farms, the cost of production still outpaces the milk prices. Ultimately, it comes down to an oversupply of milk as world export markets have shift-

ed for the United States. There is some concern that new tariffs and a talk of a trade war with some key trading partners could make the situation worse for our farmers and drive the price back down.” On the plus side, New York cheese production is up, said Martin. Total New York cheese production in 2017, excluding cottage cheese, was 861 million pounds, four percent above 2016 production. “We are also seeing a resurging interest in butter and full-fat dairy products as a more nutritious option,” he said. “Other value-added products like yogurt selections and milk-based energy drinks are

much easier for a young family to observe a group of athletes that to try to answer embarrassing questions from the little ones as to what the L.G.B.T. thing is all about. I am an old fashioned guy admittedly, but my opinion counts as much as any other and I truly believe in live and let live, but I’m also very aware of (how) awkward it can be with children by your side when your in the midst of shall we say an indelicate situation. Sports fans, get of the couch, go to the board and informational meetings and rally your neighbors and friends to promote and pass any future proposals that will encourage our young athletes and provide a safe and modern venue for them to participate in. JOEL CANFIELD TREADWELL

safely if it is going to be in the house. Truscott’s 3 part plan to reduce the number of guns is not sound. He suggests “all guns with less than a 24 “barrel be banned”. Well there goes my Youth Henry.22. He does not want us hiding guns under our car seats; like most legal gun owners I would not do that anyway! The second part is to “ban guns that discharge more than one shot every 60 seconds”, what about the 35,000 NY duck hunters who legally use semiautomatic shotguns? I shot a deer last fall twice using 2 bullets in under 2 seconds with my bolt action rifle, that would be illegal. How can an older female gun owner defend herself with 1 bullet every 60 seconds? Does Sheriff Andy Griffith stand by and hand her 1 bullet at a time like he did with Deputy Barney? Then what do they do when they use all 6 and the criminal has 13 bullets? Thirdly he wants a buyback program, allowing only “conforming guns”; who decides that, him? The Sandy Hook and Columbine shooters could have been stopped long before they illegally obtained their guns or by adequate school security. The former 2 and Parkland shooter all showed violent and mental health red flags that were not dealt with. Unfortunately our USA has changed since I was a boy in the 1970s. God was legislated out of school in the 60s, TV Evangelists were taken off Primetime in the early 80s, Republicans and Democrats are at opposite ends of the spectrum. I am all for gun safety but let’s start with making laws that actually stop these psychopath school shooters and by enforcing the current gun laws before making new ones that only criminalize your friends and neighbors. God bless America, One nation under God, In God we trust. Please check out www. on June 10th. JOHN “JP” PASQUALE LIVINGSTON MANOR

Rebuts Dem of the Year

I am the NRA Chairman for the Federation of Sportsmans Clubs of Sullivan County. This is a rebuttal to the 5/30 article Dem of the Year issues call for Gun Control. The removal of God from school/government has created a godless generation of people who feel unloved and spend too much time playing violent video games. First fix is to publicly let the love of God transform us all. Mr. Truscott thinks “SROs in school will not deter school shootings” - maybe but metal detectors and limited access to the building along with highly trained armed guards using high-tech surveillance equipment is the rest of the solution; I do agree that bat wielding teachers won’t deter a school shooter. Yes, unfortunately thousands of people will be killed with guns in 2018, even children and that is terrible, however those numbers are skewed because criminals shoot each other as well as police and innocent victims. Legal gun owners need to follow the multiple gun laws to keep the guns out of the hands of children; and teens should be shown how to handle the gun

Wild Trout... continued from front page of Commerce President Maria Bivins, owner of Life Repurposed, a vintage upcycled retailer, said the parade and daylong events are one way the business community helps support elective school programs, which are often under-funded. Last year’s parade events netted $1,000 for the school’s music and art programs. This year’s parade was themed after the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” merged with the abundant wild trout that taunt anglers in the area’s two famed fishing streams - the Beaver Kill and the Willowemoc Creek. Various groups interpreted the theme, including the middle and high school marching band, whose members were outfitted as characters from the children’s classic. Trout puppets and costumes of all kinds continue to be annually popular. The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum

participated with a multi-person “float” with an angler unsuccessfully casting for a large, 6-person brown trout - which “swam” behind a boat-laden-tractor. Lisa Lyons, owner of Morgan Outdoors, and an avid hiker and Chamber member, said the parade is one way to celebrate the river town’s heritage as well as its pristine landscape. The parade was led by not one - but two grand marshals - Van Morrow and Bruce Shelton. The parade was emceed by Wade St. Germain, locally known as Cabernet Frank, whose microphoned voice could be heard echoing up and down Main Street through a crowd numbering upward of 1,000 people, chanting “Hip, hip parade!” For more information about upcoming events in Livingston Manor, visit the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce or Catskills Art Society’s Facebook page.

expanding as well. People are still interested in dairy despite all the competition. Schools can now serve one percent flavored milk and there is a push to bring back whole milk in schools.” Martin said he does believe that politicians and awareness helped the matter for farmers. “There were changes made in January which have opened up payments for farmers who are participating programs in certain programs. The Livestock Gross Margin Program is another risk management option that was recently expanded for dairy farmers. We are now focused on getting some of these changes in the Farm Bill as well. New York State

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There are many fine Democrats running for Congress in the 19th District but Pat Ryan rises above the rest. His selfless commitment to public service, authentic support for democratic values, and deep ties to our area make Pat Ryan the best champion for the working people and middle class families of our district. In 2014 and 2016, our nominees were caricatured as wealthy and liberal New York City elites out of touch with our moderate and rural district. If we want someone this year who will stand up to the president and do-nothing Congress, we must nominate an authentic voice like Pat Ryan, a Democrat who can win in November. In fact, a recent poll shows Pat Ryan is the only candidate who beats the Republican incumbent. Pat was raised in Kingston, where his mom was a teacher and his dad owned a small business. After graduating from Kingston High School, Pat Ryan attended West Point and served two tours in Iraq. There are many forms of public service to our country but few are more selfless than risking one’s life for our democracy. After Pat’s military service, he came home and, along with two women, co-founded a successful business. Of their 150 employees, over half were military veterans. Pat believes in universal health care, strong environmental protections, reducing gun violence, saving Social Security and Medicare, and building an economy that works for all of us. We live in a cynical age when too many politicians put their own interests before their country and when our democratic rule of law and values are under attack. It’s time to send someone with integrity to Washington who will selflessly fight for what’s right and make us proud. Let’s vote for Pat Ryan on June 26th and restore our democratic and American values. ANDREW STAMMEL ONEONTA

Hancock... continued from page 2 can be divided into two separate projects. With those funds a building measuring 10 feet by 10 feet will be constructed to house the pump that sits at elevation, above a 6-inch wide well casing. The town council approved a CBDG (Community Block Development Grant) phase two grant be submitted by the July 27 deadline. If successful, the grant will pay for the piping for water delivery to structures to be serviced by the new system. The next step in the East Branch water project is to complete an environmental review to be followed by the formalization of an East Branch Water District. If all goes according to plan, Vernold said, it is likely the construction on the new well and pump house will begin spring 2019. In other business before the town, Delaware River Solar in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, gave a presentation to the town on alter-

native, renewable energy benefits and how a switch of the town’s four accounts would count toward the requirements of designating Hancock as a Clean Energy Community, which in turn would enable the town’s eligibility for a sizable grant. Elsewhere in Delaware County, Meredith, Hamden and Middletown, have been designated Clean Energy communities. A community-wide solar energy education session has tentatively been scheduled at the Hancock Town Hall on July 10 at 6:30 p.m. The date and time can be confirmed via the town’s website at or by calling the town clerk at 607637-3651. In other business: • The town will collect tires for disposal beginning July 11. A six-tire maximum is allowed, with a permit issued by the Hancock Town Clerk. Permits will only be issued to transfer station permit holders. • There will be a bridge dedication ceremony of the Han-

Agriculture and Markets has also reinstated its milk marketing advisory committee.” Most farmers have already taken the steps they could take to improve efficiency, adjust production level, change their business plans and seek professional help from business consultants, among other things. “This is a real personal decision based upon each farm’s needs,” added Martin. “One option is to turn to places like PRO DAIRY and NY FarmNet for business advice.” Rosie Cunningham is married to a dairy farmer who owns and operates Lamport Farms in Hobart.

Vote for Flynn

Our current Republican congressperson, John Faso, has voted repeatedly to take away health insurance from millions of people including thousands in Delaware County. He even voted to take away millions of dollars of funding for CHIP in order to make a tiny dent in the deficit created by the Republicans’ tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. On June 26 registered Democrats can vote for candidates in the crowded Democratic congressional primary. Only one candidate has a long history of organizing for Medicare for All, Brian Flynn. It is nice that several others also now support that, but because we don’t have ranked voting, we need to coalesce around Flynn who has the best chance of defeating Faso in the general election and has a record. Otherwise we might get a flawed candidate who merely claims to be for “universal healthcare,” a euphemism for all are eligible – if you can afford it! Medicare for All is the least expensive proposal that covers everybody while letting you choose any health-care provider. And it keeps your boss and everyone else out of your private health issues and allows you not to be held captive to a job that might offer meager health insurance. Most developed nations offer it and have better quality care than our 37th ranking. Only one other candidate has signed the Off Fossil Fuels (quickly) pledge. But again, Brian Flynn has a history organizing for environmental protection. Please vote for Brian Flynn and keep the domestic internet spy, Ryan, and the lawyer for the largest US lobbying firm, Delgado, from being the Democratic candidate for the 19th Congressional District. MICHAEL KAUFMAN BOVINA

cock Veterans Memorial Bridge on June 21 at 10 a.m., with Assemblyman Cliff Crouch in attendance. The public is encouraged to attend. • Council member Pat O’Brien announced that the I-86 project to convert state Highway 17 will “skip” over the Hancock area and resume again in Windsor. “It’s a slap in the face to this area, as far as I’m concerned,” O’Brien said. A follow up interview with New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesman Dave Hamburg, revealed that the Interstate 86 project in Region 9, was abandoned before the design phase, though the interstate has been constructed in other areas of the state. Hamburg was not able to provide further information about future plans for the interstate. • The next meeting of the Hancock Town Council has been rescheduled from July 3 to July 10 at 7:30 p.m., due to the July 4 holiday.

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Senator James L. Seward speaks with newly-crowned Delaware County Dairy Princess Morgan Hungerford during the 2018 Legislative Dairy Day in Albany.

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State Senator James L. Seward met June 6 with dairy producers and advocates for farming during the 2018 Legislative Dairy Day in Albany. Newly-crowned Delaware County Dairy Princess Morgan Hungerford, a junior at South Kortright Central School, was on hand to dish out ice cream and promote dairy farming. Timothy James, a Delaware Academy sophomore, presented his state winning FFA agriscience fair project. James will be advancing to the National FFA Competition Oct. 25 in Indianapolis, Ind. Senator Seward is a long-standing member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and has consistently worked to ensure programs benefiting New York’s dairy industry receive state support. During this year’s state budget negotiations, Senator Seward led the fight to add more than $13 million to the governor’s budget proposal and restore budget cuts to dozens of programs that farmers depend on.

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Lamport Farms in Hobart June 10 as the sun begins to set.

The Electrification of Rural America With June designated as Dairy Month, it seems appropriate to reflect on the close historical relationship between dairy farming and the establishment of Delaware County Electric Cooperative, (DCEC). The predecessor of Dairy Month, National Milk Month, was first established in 1937. The primary intention was to promote the drinking of milk and to help stabilize the markets for dairy products in America. Dairy Month became an annual tradition. It’s now promoted by the National Dairy Council, a non-profit organization founded by dairy farmers and funded through the dairy check-off program. It seeks to celebrate the nutritional and health benefits that dairy foods provide. It was also during the decade of the 1930s that the Ag-

ricultural Marketing Act of 1937 was enacted during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). This Act provided the authority for federal milk marketing orders. As this Act went into effect, it led to the stabilization of milk prices in many of the milk sheds in America of that time, including that of New York. Although modified many times since then, these milk marketing orders exist to this day. During the 1930s, FDR’s administration also recognized that in order to enable increased productivity, efficiency and growth in the agricultural sector, electrification of rural America would be required. It was reported that only about twelve percent of American farms had access to central station electric service at that time. Therefore, in 1935, Presi-


dent Roosevelt issued an executive order establishing the Rural Electrification Administration which may be more well known by its abbreviated name, the “REA.” The order began the process of the establishment of electric cooperatives that would undertake the work necessary to bring electric service to farms and homes across rural America. DCEC was an early participant in this electrification effort, being organized originally as a membership association in 1942. The membership association began the noble task of building an electric distribution system to serve our rural area of New York. Since those early years, the system has been expanded so that DCEC continues to provide electric service to farms and homes in our rural area of New York.

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Senator Seward Weighs in on Dairy Industry Crisis By Rosie Cunningham DELAWARE COUNTY - Senator James Seward weighed in on the importance of the dairy industry and addressed the current crisis farmers are facing locally, state-wide and on the national level. “Farming has served as the backbone of New York’s economy for generations, and dairy farming is a key component,” said Seward. “I have worked on the state level to enact programs to assist dairy farmers and encourage our next generation of farmers to continue this time honored tradition and business. One of the biggest difficulties dairy farmers must contend with is the federal milk pricing system. I am hopeful

that our representatives in Washington D.C. will better address this ongoing problem and help our farmers who are struggling to stay in business.” Seward said on the political level, the 2018-19 New York State Budget included recording funding - $54.4 million – to support a variety of farm programs. “I have also joined my senate colleagues to advocate for the Growing Strong plan which includes a number of initiatives to strengthen family farms and create new agriculture jobs,” he said. “The senate has already passed several bills that would help reduce operating expenses on the farm and additional bills, like one encouraging companies to buy New York-grown crops, are close to advancing.

I am hopeful the state assembly will join the senate and adopt these key measures before the legislative session concludes later this month so they can be sent to the governor for his consideration.” Dairy promotion programs are among the initiatives funded in part by the New York State budget according to the senator. “Certainly, they are helpful in alerting the public to new dairy products and reinforcing the importance of the dairy industry and the many health benefits dairy products offer,” he said Seward said there is no singular, one-size-fits-all remedy to ensure success for the agriculture industry in New York State and that it is important to remem-

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ber that despite some struggles, agriculture remains our state’s number one industry. “Farmers are resilient and creative. I will continue to support them and am optimistic that they will find success,” he added. “It is crucial that they can continue to look for new markets for their products and embrace industry changes that will allow them to thrive. I am currently working to pass new legislation requested by an ice cream manufacturer in Chenango County that would allow the sale of ice cream made with beer and

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hard cider. The sale of wine ice cream is already legal, and this variation would open up a new product line for dairy farmers, craft beer and cider producers, dairy processors, and food retailers. This is an isolated example, but it illustrates the need to explore new products and ideas. I am committed to doing all I can at the state level to lower costs, help open up new markets and opportunities for our diverse products, and support innovative marketing, education, sustainability, and research programs that will help grow our farms.”

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JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH Senator Supports Bills to Enhance New York’s Agriculture Industry

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Meet Lola, The Reporter Pet of the Week for the month of June.

Meet Lola, The Del. Co. Dairy Princess’ Pet Of the Week By Rosie Cunningham EAST MEREDITH - Meet Lola, a three month old Brown Swiss cow and The Reporter Pet of the Week for June, dairy month. Lola is owned by Morgan Hungerford, of East Meredith, the Delaware County Dairy Princess. Hungerford grew up around Holsteins and said she always wanted a Brown Swiss. “I just love their dopey ears - they are so cute,” she said. The dairy princess said Lola is “spunky.” “She loves to run and has so much energy,” she said.

State Senator John J. Bonacic was pleased to support three bills June 6 that protect New York’s family farmers and strengthen and preserve agriculture as one of the state’s most important industries. The bills’ passage coincides with the Legislature’s annual “Agriculture Day” which brought nearly 30 local businesses from across the state to the Capitol to highlight products grown in New York. The measures help support the agricultural workforce, invest in operations, and reduce costs and are part of the Senate Majority’s “Growing Strong” plan unveiled earlier this year. The bills build upon the Senate’s ongoing commitment to agriculture, including its role as the undisputed leader in restoring more than $55 million in Executive Budget cuts since 2011. This funding has helped support investments in cuttingedge agricultural research, education for the next generation of family farmers, environmental stewardship and protections for plant, animal and public health. The bill package would help further support the growth of agriculture in New York and create jobs by: · Doubling the existing Farm Workforce Retention Credit: S2905A, which would help farmers meet consumer demands with a strong and steady workforce. The bill would increase the Farm

Workforce Retention Credit enacted in the 2017-18 budget to $600 per eligible employee this year, and $1,200 per farm employee when fully effective, saving farmers an estimated $60 million when fully implemented; · Helping farmers invest in facilities and buy equipment: S7851; would provide a tax credit for dairy farmers to encourage investment in facilities and equipment that will allow them to take advantage of a growing demand for “value-added” dairy products, like flavored drinks, yogurts, and other products that can satis-

fy existing, wide demand, such as in growing ethnic minority communities within the state; and · Lessening the burden on small farm goods transportation: S890, would create a 10% discount on New York State Thruway tolls for trucks transporting food produced by farms. The legislation would help farmers struggling with rising costs by allowing single-unit trucks or other larger vehicles to transport food and other produce to grocery stores and dinner tables across the state at a lower cost.


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A New Del. Co. Dairy Princess Takes Her Post By Rosie Cunningham SOUTH KORTRIGHT Last year’s alternate has officially taken her post as the 2018-19 Delaware County Dairy Princess. Morgan Hungerford, a senior at South Kortright Central School, said she is excited for this year as dairy princess because she enjoys promoting products that the farmers of Delaware County work hard to make. “I enjoy agriculture and the dairy industry because I enjoy educating people about what goes into their food before it gets to their tables,” she said. Hungerford, an East Meredith resident, was a dairy ambassador for four years prior to her position as alternate. “Being an alternate helped me develop a lot of the skills that are crucial to being the dairy princess,” she said. “It will also will help me in life,

such as public speaking and interviews.” My grandparents (Kenyons) farm which is now owned by my uncle, has influenced me a lot,” said Hungerford. “Growing up around animals and the farm, teaches responsibility and hard work. Not only did my family start my love for the dairy industry, but they have supported me throughout the years at the events and places I attend.” Hungerford added that dairy promotion is “extremely important” because many people in the public consume ice cream, yogurt, milk or cheese and really don’t know where it comes from. “My goal is to educate as many people throughout Delaware County and the state about the industry,” she said. “I will do my best to simply make as many appearances as I can and reach as many people as I can this year.”

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Morgan Hungerford of East Meredith, right, is the 2018-2019 Delaware County Dairy Princess.

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JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH Faso Fashions Fix for Farm Bill Del Co Farm Bureau Pushes for Margin Overhaul, Flavored Milk in Schools

By Lillian Browne The recent failure of the federally funded Farm Bill has left many people - lawmakers, SNAP benefit recipients and farmers alike - frustrated. Delaware County Farm Bureau President Duane Martin, a South Kortright dairy farmer milking a small Holstein herd twice daily, is among those who are frustrated. The dairy industry is hurting, Martin said, especially in Delaware County, where almost every farm family has at least one member who works off the farm to supplement their income. He is no exception. Between milking shifts, Martin supplements his income as a writer. The state of dairy has changed, he said, with many farmers relying on milk checks which have plummeted to the $14 per hundred weight range in recent weeks - a low point for dairy. In order to break even, dairy farmers need to make between $18 and $22 per hundred weight. It’s a no-frills life that many generational farmers are hard pressed to leave though they have no control over the price they get for their product if they are participating in traditional dairying - which amounts to reliance on a milk check, over-saturated and disappearing markets and political hostage-holding by partisan lawmakers who have attached work requirements and income changes to the food stamp program and a hugely controversial immigration bill. Martin dubs the failure of a new Farm Bill as a “bipartisan manufactured crises.” One from which, he says, everyone suffers. Locally and statewide, the Farm Bureau has advocated for the reopening of international markets in Mexico,

Canada and Russia, who have retaliated against U.S. exports of dairy as a result of domestic policy on immigration, tariffs and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) policy disagreements. Farm Bureau’s goal, Martin said, is to increase trade by 5 percent. Other initiatives include removing the word “milk” from almond and soy milk labeling; getting full-fat or whole milk and flavored milk back into the public school system and a revamp to regulations of the Clean Water Act, which all negatively impact the dairy industry, he said. Farm Bureau is also opposing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirement that farmers report greenhouse gas emissions from their livestock. Congress is listening. Representative John Faso, representing New York’s 19th Congressional District and a member of the steering committee for the Farm Bill as part of his duties on the House Agricultural Committee, has proposed a fix that will make conditions conducive for passage of the stalled bill, which is likely to be voted on before July 4. In the revamp, Faso said, there are enhanced protections for the dairy margin program which more accurately reflect the costs of dairy production. The measure was changed in the 2013-14 Bill, but has not worked, he continued. The changes to the margin protection program were included in an earlier-this-year passed omnibus spending bill, Faso said. Holding up the passage of the Farm Bill, Faso said, were a small group of Republicans and many Democrats who tied immigration policy to a new bill. To address that issue, Faso

said, he will bring an immigration bill to the floor of the House for a vote, well in advance of a re-vote of a new Farm Bill, increasing the likelihood of the passage of the Farm Bill. Border security, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and other agriculture related issues will be addressed in his immigration bill. Included in the revamp, Faso said, are provisions to “crack down” on fraud in the organic dairy market. Many of the dairy products being imported to the country labeled organic, are not. Faso said he continues to support provisions in the proposed Farm Bill for ablebodied people who are unemployed and receiving SNAP benefits or food stamps, (which are governed by the Farm Bill) to work or meet

work training requirements in order to receive those benefits. The future of dairy remains uncertain, Martin said. “It’s definitely changing,” he continued. Many dairy farmers,

he said, are diversifying their operations to include an organic line and meat products. Relying on a milk check, he continues, provides no sense of security for today’s dairy farmers.

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Jericho Arts Council Announces Show Results

Artists from the area and beyond exhibited work in the JAC Gallery in the Bainbridge Town Hall April 28 through May 5 – 79 total were displayed for the 39th year of the annual fine arts show. Prizes were awarded in four categories – Oil and Acrylic, Watercolor and Gouache, Drawing, Graphics and Mixed Media and Photography; also Best of Show – The Daniel Tennant Award [for realism – and People’s Choice Award. Oil and Acrylic: first – Michael Price – “Der Flietermaus;” second – Robert Blanton – “Duster;” third – Paula Friedman – “Floral Glow;” Honorable Mention – Anthony Hanakovic – “St. Francis Embracing Sister Death.” Watercolor and Gouache: firstScott Higby – “The Back Forty;” second – Richard Price – “A Cool Place,” third – Alyssa Hardy – “Alejandro;” Honorable Mention – Barbara Bennett – “Backyard Sunrise.” Drawing, Graphics, Mixed Media: first – David Baxter “Stoneware and Wildflowers;” second

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Dann – “After the Last Paddle;” Honorable Mention – Kathy Hoy“Frank.” Best Of Show: Celia Clark – “Monolith;” Daniel Tennant Award – Johanna Lerwick – “The Night Visitor – Barn Owl.” Peoples Choice – David Geer – “Seasons Change.”

Writers In the Mountains Presents Writing Mountains Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Writing Mountains, a six-week long summer workshop with Dr. Bill Birns, July 2 – August 6. The class will be held Mondays, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roxbury Library, 53742 State Hwy. 30, Roxbury. Birns is the author of three Catskill-themed books: “A Catskill Catalog;” “The Myth in the Mountain;” and “I Was Corning a Beaver, Like You Do: Joe Hewitt, John Burroughs, Mountain Culture.” A Delaware County citizen for 45 years, Birns taught at Margaretville Central School and Onteora High School. A Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Linguistics, Bill’s 1986 dissertation is an in-depth study of Catskills’ dialect. To register, call Jean Stone at 607-326-4802, or email jtstone@ To register online, visit Class fee is $70 by June 11, and $85 after that. Writers in the Mountains is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization; its mission is to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. Learn more at

Painting Classes Planned At New Kingston Farm NEW KINGSTON — Two sisters who grew up on a farm in New Kingston are planning a series of painting classes during the end of June and through July. Tracy Taylor Foshkul, who lives in Ohio, and has taught painting

Walton Music House: 60 Years, Three Generations By Melissa Johns This month marks the sixtieth anniversary of The Walton Music House in Delaware County. Former Walton Central School band director Arthur “Art” Jamieson established the business in 1957 as a way to provide his students with the appropriate gear needed to participate in the school band. Art originally worked out of his home with an inventory that consisted of items from a music store that had gone out of business. His shelves were full of various instruments, marching equipment, reeds and more. He was able to offer his customers amenities like instrument repairs. His stock quickly became so plentiful that he had to eventually move his store and family - to a larger location. Through the years, the music

house relocated two more times and, now, currently stands on 208 Prospect Avenue in Walton. “My grandfather was completely self-taught on instrument repair. We do all of our stringed instrument repairs in-house,” said Art’s grandson Nathan “Nate” Jamieson, also of Walton. “My grandfather taught himself how to repair most anything on a violin or cello, and handed that knowledge down to my dad - he is teaching me. I have learned a lot but still have a lot to learn.” In the 80s, Art’s son, Lawrence “Larry” Jamieson, took over the business. With his extensive musical background, Larry continues to teach guitar lessons at the store, sing tenor in Walton’s United Presbyterian Church choir and play bass and pedal steel guitars in local bands. The Walton Music House is

now owned by Larry’s son - Art’s grandson - Nate, who sings tenor for the church alongside his father. His love for music goes even farther than that, though, as he also teaches voice lessons in-house. “It’s really an honor to be able to be part of a legacy like Walton Music House. Most people can only dream of the opportunity of taking over a three-generation business,” said Nate, SUNY New Paltz Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts graduate. “I’m proud to be able to carry Walton Music House onward into the future,” said Nate. There will be an ongoing anniversary promotion at the Walton Music House for the month of June. Although they aren’t marking clarinet reeds back down to their 1968 prices of fifty cents, they will have some of their bigger instruments on sale.


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there, will do the teaching and her sister, Andrea Elliott of New Kingston will provide the venue, on the farm. They now are trying to connect with people who might be interested. “This is a unique twist on the ‘Paint and Sip’ parties, in that we will be painting outdoors around the farm,” Foskuhl stated. “We will provide the materials and students will go home with a completed painting of a century-old dairy farm.” She added, “I will be providing instruction, We will have water available. As with any farm, there is plenty of food to purchase, such as eggs and beef. The classes are $30 per person. This is fairly standard for recreational painting classes.” Elliott noted, “Tracy has been teaching painting for several years, and this year, she thought that she would like to try it here.” The Elliotts’ Crystal Brook Farm is located off the New Kingston Road as one goes over the mountain to Bovina, and is in the towns of Middletown and Bovina.

Fifth Annual Civil War Reenactment at DCHA Will Feature 144 Volunteer Infantry Regiment, H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine Replica Plan to visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24 to celebrate the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they reunite to recognize, remember and reenact three Civil War battles. The 144th Regiment was the largest and best-known regiment mustered in Delaware County during the Civil War, composed almost entirely of Delaware County residents. The regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 and was stationed at different locations throughout the war. The bloodiest battle in which it was involved was fought in South Carolina at the end of 1864 – Honey Hill. Co-hosted by DCHA and the 144th New York Reenactment Group, the weekend events will include the battlefield reenactments, living history demonstrations, cannon fire, military horses, drills, a military surgeon, blacksmith, sutlers and much more. Participants will include re-enactors representing both Union and Confederate troops, some of the latter traveling to Delaware County from former Confederate States. An additional attraction this year is the traveling exhibit of the replica Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley. There will be no extra charge to view this piece of Civil War history. Lunch and other refreshments available both days. Saturday, June 23 9 a.m. Military Camps Open to Public 10 a.m. Battlefield Narrative (Honey Hill) 10:30 a.m. Battle of Honey Hill 11 a.m. Surgeon Demo from Wounded 12 noon Diary of Edward Hoyt readings 12:30 p.m. Kid’s Drill 1 p.m. Blacksmith/Farrier Demo 2 p.m. Battlefield Narrative (Manassas) 2:30 p.m. Battle of Manassas 5 p.m. Camps Closed to Public Sunday June 24 9 a.m. Military Camps Open to Public 9:15 a.m. Church Service (all welcome) 10 a.m. Women in the Civil War Talk 10:30 a.m. Artillery Demo 11:30 a.m. Kid’s Drill 12 noon Cavalry Demo (weather permitting) 1 p.m. Diary of Edward Hoyt readings 1 p.m. Battlefield Narrative (Culp’s Hill) 2 p.m. Battle of Culp’s Hill 3 p.m. Camps Closed to Public Admission: Adults $8; Military (retired or active) $5; children 12 and under, free. For more information, call DCHA at 607-746-3849; email:; website: DCHA is located at 46549 State Hwy. 10, Delhi, 2.5 miles north of the village of Delhi.

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Linocut Workshop at Kelly Hall The Roxbury Arts Group will host local resident and artist Gary Mayer in a linocut workshop Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Participants will cut and carve a personal piece of artwork using basic linocut tools under the guidance of artist Gary Mayer. They will then learn to ink and press the blocks to create a final piece of art. The workshop will

be held in the Hilt and Stella Kelly Hall at the Roxbury Arts Center. Participants do not need any prior experience to enjoy this hands-on, instructional class. Anyone age 16 and older are welcome. The cost is $50 per person and materials are included. For more information, visit or call 607-326-7908.

Jazz and Tap at the Hancock Town Square...

Summer Nights LIVE! on The Square performances are back in Hancock, beginning June 15 with the Leonardo Sandoval Quartet - jazz and Brazilian tap with dancer Leo Sandoval. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the free music in the Hancock Town Square. Visit events/ for a full schedule of summer performances and activities in and around Hancock.

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WindSync Performs in Stamford...

Friends of Music of Stamford NY will present WindSync, a Houston-based wind quintet Sunday, June 17, at 3 p.m. 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 and for a list of concerts planned for this season, visit

Sidney Center Baptist Church Celebrates 190 Years

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RAG Hosts Kern at Meade The Roxbury Arts Group will host a visit with artist Matthias Kern in the Walt Meade Gallery Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. At this time he will discuss the process and content of his work as seen in Fairy Tales and Castles: Between Reality, Imaginary Beings and Places, currently on exhibit at the gallery through Saturday, June 30. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www. or call 607-326-7908.

The Sidney Center Baptist Church will celebrate its 190th Anniversary on Sunday, June 17. The church was established June 14, 1828 when John Quincy Adams was president, and it is believed to be the oldest continuous organization in Sidney Center. Pastor Dennis Murray will share at the 9:45 Bible study and 10:30 worship service. As part of the 190th celebration, new hymnals titled “The Celebration Hymnal” will be dedicated. Old-fashioned clothes and special memories are welcome. A fellowship dinner will follow, and historic church memorabilia will be on display in the church library. All are invited to celebrate and reminisce. Questions may be directed to Pastor Murray at 607369 -9571.

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Meridale Fire Dept. Hosts Chicken Barbecue The Meridale Fire Department will host a chicken barbecue and boot drive at the fire house on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 from 11 a.m. until sold out. The fire house is located at the corner of state Highway 28 and county Route 10 in the heart of Meridale. Fire/EMS equipment will be updated with the proceeds. Chicken halves, $7, chicken dinners, $10 including desserts and beverages. Eat in or take out. Children under 5, free.

Answers From Preceding Week

Downsville Legion Plans Father’s Day Breakfast

Walton Auxiliary Having Drive-in, Fly-in Breakfast

On Sunday, June 17, the Walton Legion Auxiliary will have a “Drive-in, Fly-in” breakfast at the White Birch Field, just off Delaware County Highway 67 (Sands Creek Road) in the town of Hancock. All proceeds will be used to help send “Care Packages” to deployed military personnel.

Deposit Historical Group to Host Palumbo Lou Palumbo will speak Wednesday, June 20, at the Deposit Historical Museum at 7:30 p.m. His program, “The History of the New York State Troopers’ Mounted Police, Troop “C” of Sidney N.Y.” will provide a history of the mounted police as well as film footage of this era in the history of the New York State Police.

Downsville’s James S. Moore American Legion Post 167 will hold a Father’s Day breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon on Sunday, June 17. The meal features pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon and beverages. There will be a free-will offering. 


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June 13, 2018

The Reporter

Sidney CSD Summer Camp Registration is Underway

Registration for the eighth annual summer camps at Sidney Central School is underway Six weeks of camp will begin the week of July 9-12. Camp sessions will end the week of Aug. 13-16. Camps are for grades K-8, and run full days, MondayThursday. Optional educational

adventures are available Fridays in weeks 1-5. Tuition assistance is available for the camps. Camp themes and topics are include swimming, technology, athletics, photography, cooking,

robotics, art, science, drones, outdoor activities and others. If you are interested in signing your child(ren) up, visit: www. aspx.

Stamford Central School Honor Roll The guidance office at Stamford Central School has announced the third quarter honor roll. Cum laude is an average of 94.5 percent or higher; high honor is an average of 89.5 percent - 94.4 percent; honor is an average of 84.5 percent - 89.4 percent; merit is an average of 79.5 percent - 84.4 percent. Grade 12 Cum laude: Rebecca Curless, Sevran Kane, Maelea Mercado, Christopher Zelezniak. High honor: Kathleen Collins, Daniel Koerner, Lane Powley, Devon Tierney, Elizabeth Vlahakis, LeeAnne Williams, Raymond Wood. Honor: Kevin Clark, Giavanna DeGregory, Cassidy Fane, BJ Link, Erica Palmatier, Kyle Pickett. Merit: Destiny Bertram, Thomas Mead, Haley Steenland. Grade 11 Cum laude: Brent Ogborn, Derek Stahl. High honor: Antonio Davis, Remy Kane, Daniel McGrath. Honor: Caitlyn Bhend, Caeden Bray, Sarah Fox, Madison Hoyt, Teddy Miner, Emma Sanzone, Skylar Shafer. Merit: Daniel Olson. Grade 10 Cum laude: Rhiannon Foote, Claire Kletchka, Chelsea Lane, Tess Shader. High honor: Nicole Bryant, Angelina Caiazza, Ashley Clareen,

Michael Davis, Lauren Hartwell, Makayla Palmatier. Honor: Helen Zheng Merit: Jake Anderson, Evan Hager, Tyler Tierney. Grade 9 Cum laude: Michaela Lynch, Leanna McAuliffe, Gwenyth Tompkins. High honor: Mary Andrews, Melanie Hoyt, Emily Wilson. Honor: Christopher Divine, Riley Hitt, Jude Roderka. Merit: Allison Braun, Eric Fredenburgh, Samuel Drum, Mackenzie Marchesani, Brooke Milea, James Olson, Jisela Quintanilla, Krystal Villanueva. Grade 8 Cum laude: Earl Alberti. High honor: Lorgan Allen, Nicholas Bryant, Emily Clark, Georgia Lynch, Darin Mullen. Honor: Spencer Clareen. Merit: Christopher Henne, Christi Walsh. Grade 7 Cum laude: Shannon Hartwell. High honor: Madison Albano, Andreana Forhan. Honor: Tryhnati Donato, Bridgette Fox, Nia Morgan, Megan Schweichler, Alayna Stannard. Merit: Evie Gorke. The following is the elementary honor roll report for grades 3-6. Students must have rounded honor average of 90 or above to appear on the principal’s list and rounded honor averages between

85 and 89 to appear on the honor roll. Grade 6 Principal’s List: Joshua Anderson, Rylie Brewster, Jack Glenn, Kylee Hendrickson, Tyler Knapp, Alexa Tompkins. Honor Roll: Chloe Alberti, Brandon Harris, Kaitlyn Lawrence, Joseph Stoutenburg, Paige VanEtten. Grade 5 Principal’s List: Molly DiBenedetto, Connor Goodchild, Robin Henne, Isabel Hynes, Meliyah Kiel, Ava Mrozik, Liam Seeley, Madison Shepler, Suri Taylor, Mandy Zheng. Honor Roll: Amelia Morris, Payden Wright. Grade 4 Principal’s List: Liam Hanway, Alek Krom, Lola Shareski, Kaitlyn Stoutenburg, Abigail Villanueva. Honor Roll: Emily Eklund, Dezaraye Hillis, Brayden Sparkes, Hailey Temple, Caiden Tompkins, Cameron Tompkins, Gavin VanEtten. Grade 3 P r i n c i p a l ’s L i s t : D a r v i Blanchard, Conor Glenn, Mikayla Harris, Alexander Kosier, Eden McKenzie, Alyssa Merwin, Aryanna O’Bryon, Tyler Vasta, Madison Webster. Honor Roll: Liadian Coston, Aliyah Forte, Landon Lord, Anthony Oakley, Jaiden Stoesser.

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Sidney Central School students from Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter 2934 cleaned up a portion of state Route 8 on Saturday as part of a community service requirement. Pictures in the back row are D. Riesen, L. Pierce, A. Paternoster, J. Dewey, L. Cooper, H. Calkins, A. Neer; in the front row: K. Marquez, M. Phillips, H. Smith and H. Gray.

Students Donate Weekend Hours To Highway Cleanup By Melissa Johns

SIDNEY- Students involved in the Sidney Central School (SCS) chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society participated in a spring highway cleanup Saturday, June 9. The Tri-M Music Honor Society is a countrywide school program offered to musically gifted students in grades seven through twelve. As a requirement, members from all 2,000 of the country’s chapters are ex-

pected to participate in community service activities. It is projected that the 79,000 students involved in the program will volunteer about 750,000 service hours throughout the school year in their local communities. SCS instrumental music and music appreciation teacher, Gregg Norris, accompanied around twelve students from grades 10 through 12 to state Route 8 in Sidney, where it took around three hours to cleanup their portion of the road. “We are always looking for

College News Evan Gilbert of Stamford has been named to the dean’s list at Becker College for the Spring 2018 semester. Gilbert is pursuing a degree in interactive media design, with a game arts concentration. More than 2,000 Coastal Carolina University students were named to the dean’s list for the Spring 2018 semester. Students who make the dean’s list have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher during the semester. Among those named to the dean’s list: Daylon Barr, a marketing major from Sidney.

ways for our Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter to be actively engaged in community service. This can be an ongoing effort on our parts,” said Norris, who has taught at SCS for 33 years and originally initiated this project. To assure the students’ safety during the cleanup, New York State Department of Transportation supplied hard hats and neon, reflective vests, while garbage bags and other materials were provided by the school. According to Norris, the group became certified last fall when they did their first cleanup project as a certified adopt-ahighway chapter on the designated 1.5 mile stretch of state Route 8. “I enjoy seeing students giving back to their community in a real, tangible way. My hope is that it instills in them a sense of ownership, not only for the community they live in now, but wherever they live as adults in the future,” said Norris.

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Pictured from left are: Hannah Calkins, Matthew Hoskins, Christina Worden and Hilde Savino.

Four Sidney CSD Students Will Attend RYLA Four Sidney Central School District juniors have been selected to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference in June. The four are Hannah Calkins, Matthew Hoskins, Hilde Savino and Christina Worden. RYLA is a Rotary leadership training program for students, which emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth. The students were selected through an application and interview process, conducted by Rotary. Calkins is the daughter of Shawn Calkins; Hoskins is the son of Thomas and Susann Hoskins; Savino is the daughter of Benjamin and Maryanne Savino; and Worden is the daughter of Katrina Worden and Christopher Worden. Each year, the Sidney Rotary provides this chance to four juniors. The Sidney Central School District appreciates the support of Rotary in offering this leadership opportunity. The RYLA conference will be held at SUNY Oneonta from June 24-29.

Scholarships Awarded The descendants of Fritz and Meta Fedderke Ehlermann have set up scholarships to benefit and support the development of students of Delaware County. Students majoring in engineering are awarded The James L. Knak Engineering Memorial Scholarship. Students who are pursuing degrees in fields other than engineering are awarded The Ehlermann-Fedderke Descendants Foundation Scholarship. These individuals have been awarded the Knak scholarship: Peter DePierro (Andes), Jack Halberian (Delaware Academy), Nicholas Kilmer (Walton), Matthew Dixon (RIT), and Jessica Voorhees (SUNY Polytechnic Institute). These individuals have been awarded The Ehlermann-Fed-

derke Descendants Foundation Scholarship: Liliana DelBalso (Walton), Allison Heavey (Ithaca College). Kaitlynn Finch (Delaware Academy), Lindsay McGowan (College of St. Rose), Justin McMillan (Sidney), Kaileen Townsend (Ithaca College), Serena Bacon (Utica College), Kacie Aitken (St. Bonaventure), Brooke LaTourette (SUNY Delhi), Scott Lynn (Charlotte Valley), Kyle Pickett (Stamford), Joel Rhinehart (Walton), Jack Stanton (Delaware Academy), Emily Zukosky (Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences), Ian Todd (Hobart & William Smith), Chase Hoyt (Delaware Academy), and John Hultenius (Delaware Academy).

Youth Climate Summit Accepting Scholarship Applications Students in grades 7-12 who are interested in the environment and climate change – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County is accepting applications for the 2018 Catskills Youth Climate Summit which will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 9 - 10. The event includes an overnight stay at Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville. Students from Delaware County and Catskill area schools can apply; several students will be selected from each school to attend the Summit along with teacher advisors. The goal of the Youth Summit is to inspire young leaders by empowering them with knowledge and training. Participants will gain leadership skills, enjoy a tour of Frost Valley’s sustainable environmental projects, meet others interested in climate change and more. The first registration deadline is Friday, June 15 but applications will be ac-

cepted until Sept. 6 – apply early to secure your spot. Interested students must apply at Students must have a teacher advisor to accompany them to the Summit. Overnight stay is included; participants are responsible for travel to and from Frost Valley. Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607865-6531 or with any questions. Student and teacher scholarships to attend the Youth Climate Summit are funded by NOAA, the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District. To learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s community programs and events call 607-8656531 or visit

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Sports Reporter The Reporter


D/H Eagles Are First Area Baseball State Champions

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The Deposit/Hancock team is seen after winning the NYSPHSAA Class D championship game on Saturday By Tom Coddington

VESTAL —With the first five players in the batting order providing most of the punch, the Deposit/Hancock baseball team did something no area team in the sport has ever done before — win a state championship — on Saturday at Binghamton University. The Eagles defeated Section II champion Fort Plain, 9-3. In the first inning, Darren Shaver led off with a double and quickly scored on a single by Cole Russell. The Hilltoppers evened the score in the

bottom of the second, scoring on a wild pitch. Shaver also led off the third inning, this time with a triple, and again Russell singled him home. Luke Resti followed by drawing a walk, and Owen Wormuth reached on an error. Austin Lenio then singled to plate Resti, and Wormuth scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Caleb Walker. Fort Plain then cut the lead to 4-2 on a single by Jaxson Yacoweina, and a double by Bryce Thibodeau The Eagles pulled away to 6-2 in the fourth frame, when Shaver swatted

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THANKING THE FANS — D/H Head Coach Brandon Olbrys thanks the crowd after his team claimed the Class D state title on Saturday.

another triple, Russell reached on an error which also plated Shaver, and after a ground out, Wormuth walked, and Lenio singled, with Russell scoring. In the sixth stanza, Russell got an infield hit, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a balk. With one out in the bottom half, Fort Plain scored its last run on two walks, two wild pitches and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Zack Reid. D/H added two runs in the seventh frame on singles by Brody Soules, a walk to Ray Rynearson and a Russell double. Shaver’s two triples in the game gave him 12 for the season, making him second alltime in the state for triples in a season in history. D/H Head Coach Brandon Olbrys stated of Shaver, “Darren has been an incredible leader for us. I will always lean toward attitude that will make a team’s aptitude. Darren is one of many high flyers on this team when it comes to positive leadership.” The Eagles had 13 hits in the game. Russell went four-for-five at the plate and scored three runs, and Shaver all scored three runs. Lenio had two hits and Resti walked three times. Olbrys remarked, “All the credit goes to the players and coaches in making the commitment to make us better through the lineup. Our guys kept getting better every week, competing day to day, and learning from mistakes.” He added, “It means a lot to bring a state championship back to these schools and communities. It has been an awesome journey with a great group of kids. It is not only a great accomplishment for our players and also for all the former players that laid the foundation for the culture in our program.” The Eagles finished the year with a 23-2 record, marking the sixth time in Olbrys’ 10 years with 20 or more wins in a season.

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OVER THE CATCHER — Deposit/Hancock’s Cole Russell collides with Fort Plain catcher Brady Fureno, as he scores a run during Saturday’s NYSPHSAA Class D championship game. Russell scored three runs and had four hits in his team’s 9-3 victory over Fort Plain.

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D/H’s Luke Resti and Brody Soules celebrate after receiving their state championship medals on Saturday.

Athlete of the Year Designate 1 for First Choice, 2 for Second, 3 for Third

Logan Bruce, Delhi (Soccer, Basketball, Track&Field)...................... Kyra Martin, Deposit (Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball)................. Megan Palmatier, Bainbridge-Guilford (Soccer, Basketball, Softball)............................................................. Joe Serrao, Franklin (Soccer, Basketball, Baseball )........................... Darren Shaver, Deposit/Hancock, (Football, Basketball, Baseball)........................................................... Bailey Wood, Walton (Football, Wrestling, Baseball.......................... Write-in (Name, School, 3 sports)........................................................ ................................................................................................................ ................................................................................................................ Please mail to The Reporter Sports Department, or hand-deliver to The Reporter office at 97 Main Street, Suite 5, Delhi, NY 13753. Ballots must be received by Tuesday, June 26. Faxes, copies or any other kinds of reproductions WILL NOT be accepted.

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CELEBRATING — D/H players celebrate their Class D state baseball championship.


June 13, 2018

The Reporter

All Five DA Spring Sports Earn State Scholar/Athlete Honors By Tom Coddington DELHI — Delaware Academy

had five spring sports, and all five were qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholar/

Athlete recognition. In addition, the players who had each teams’ highest average received honors from the Mid-

state Athletic Conference. Those athletes and their teams are pictured here. The two track and

field teams are shown together and the tennis team is co-ed.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware Academy Central School

MAC SCHOLARS AT DA — From left are Josh Baxter (boys’ track and field), John Hultenius (tennis), Jillian Lees (girls’ track and field) and Jack Stanton (baseball). Kayleigh Verspoor (softball) was not available for photo.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware Academy Central School

DA CO-ED TENNIS — From left in first row are Anna Arehart, Maggie Demeo-Meres, John Hultenius, Paul Avila and Hunter Sanford. From left in middle row are Miles Philion, Alexis Guinta, Kelly Rolfe, Caranne Ingram, Brandon Bodo and Andrew Hilton. From left in back row are Assistant Coach Erin Haight, Alan Reese, Charlie Koota, Jesssica Davis, Hannah Baxter, Danny Rolfe, Alex Haight and Head Coach Jen Sanford. Photo Courtesy of Delaware Academy Central School

DA BASEBALL — From left in front row are Sean Carron, Michael Grisowkd, Tyler Bruce and Connor Ferguson. From left in middle row are Preston VanWie, Devin Kilmer, Alex Taylor, Bryce Bracchy, and Will Branigan. From left in back row are Head Coach Phil Neumann, Rich LaLosh, Erik Gullow and Assistant Coach Cody Brewster

Photo Courtesy of Delaware Academy Central School

DA GIRLS’ AND BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD — From left in front row are Emma Sulger, Megan White, Lauren Retallick, Sam Lees, Rachel Blocker and Lauren Davis. From left in second row are Coach Legg, Josh Baxter, Ty Saleman, Diego Aguirre, Ben Reinhardt, Jililan Lees, Caroline Grace, Sienna Dorr, Lucia Marsiglio, Autumn Dorr, Cella Schnabel, Garret Sargent and Head Coach Matt Albright. From left in third row are Bri Sohns, Katie Hadley, Chase Hoyt, Aoliani McCarthy, Mollie Arehart, Reagan Bracchy, Lauren Rosa, Sophia Wakin, Fiona O’Neill, Camille Mueller, Michel Paoli, Jonathan Hadley, and Kylie Holb. From left in fourth row are Corey Zwick, Chance Caffery, Warren Pardee, A.J. Aukstikainis, Paul LaLiberte, Teresa Ewing, Katie Dean, Stella Mueller, Lonnie Weiss and Dimitri Cash. From left in back row are Braxton Sohns, Ibrahim Raqib, Hans Hilson-Schneider, Mikayla Pernice, Ben Arehart, Logan Bruce, Olivia Wakin, Joe DeDominicis, Chris Hardy and Olen Knapp.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware Academy Central School

DA SOFTBALL — From left in front row are Kendra Ackerly, Felicia Sillitti and Hunter Hitchcock. From left in middle row are Cassidy Smith, Carly Bower, Sarah Ackerly, Shaie Vollkommer and Riley Davis. Frof left in back fow are Coach Kurt Spangenberg, Veronica Armstrong, Maddie White, Zoey Gardepe, Kayleigh Verspoor and MacKenzie Wilson.

Franklin Has Four Teams on NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete Lists By Tom Coddington FRANKLIN — For several years, Franklin Central School has been active in the New York State Public School Athletic Association’s Scholar/Athlete program. Until this season, it was one team that did not qualify with an average 90 or better. This time, the Purple Devils fielded four teams (baseball, softball, girls’

track and field and boys’ track and field) — all four did qualify. All four also had averages that were higher than those of other schools’ teams. The girls’ track and field was the highest at 94.567, the boys’ track and field average was 93.663, softball was 93.348, and baseball 92.387. Many of the athletes were competing in two sports at a time, which makes the figures remarkable.

Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School

GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD — From left are Gretcyn Ackley, Alexis Bellino, Kirsten Brownell, Lacey Cox, Maddie Ackley and Kirstin Cronk.

Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School

FRANKLIN BASEBALL — From left in front row are Bryce Davis, Matt Serrao and Brandon Gregory. From left in back row are Nick Carpenter, Collin Campbell, Tyler Gregory, Joe Serrao and George Machala. Peter Niebanck and Tim Peterson were not available for photo.

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Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School

FRANKLIN SOFTBALL — From left in front row are Leah Hyzer, Rachel Cobane, Molly McLaughlin, Zoey Warren and Niketa Utter. From left in back row are Alyssa Nolan, Kayla Campbell, Olivia Hyzer, Alexis Bellino, Kirsten Brownell, Marissa Campbell and Adrianna Ransom. Alyssa Nowhitney was not available for photo.

Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School

FRANKLIN BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD — From left in photo are Jeffrey Bullis, Nick Chase, Tyler Gregory, Joe Serrao, Nick McWeeney, Brandon Gregory, Matt Cox and Nate Dennis. Peter Niebanck was not available for photo.

June 13, 2018


The Reporter

Lumberjacks Come up Short of a Fourth State Title By Tom Coddington

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The 2018 Deposit softball team was looking for a fourth state Class D championship in as many years when it went to the Moreau Recreational Park on Saturday, but a late rally by Fort Ann, which before the Deposit run, had won in 2013 and 2014, gave the title back to the Cardinals. The two pitchers, Deposit’s Makenzie Stiles and Fort Ann’s Kayla Bailey controlled the game for the first five innings. The Lumberjacks scored the first run of the game in the top of the third inning on a two-out single by Erin Ballard and a triple by Bryn Martin. The score stayed at 1-0 until the bottom of the sixth inning. The first Fort Ann hitter

singled, and then everything went downward for Stiles, as the Cardinals were able to get their runs by another hit and walks and the ’Jacks finally induced force plays to get the needed outs. However, the Section II champions had a 4-1 lead. In the top of the seventh stanza, with one out, Mikayla led off with a single and scored on a Ballard double, and Ballard scored on a single by Bryn Martin. Bailey then got Kyra Martin to pop out, ending the game. Both Stiles and Bailey struck out 10 batters in the game. Ballard, Aubryn Smith and Stiles all had two hits. “This was a great game, showing how we never give up and fight to the very end. We got punched in the sixth when Fort Ann had the rally,

but we went down swinging,” commented Deposit Head Coach Dan Briggs. “That shows what kind of girls we have in Deposit, to still put up a fight after giving up the lead. Unfortunately we came up on the short end, but I could not be prouder of my team.” He added, “After we intentionally loaded the bases in the sixth, and then got two ground outs we needed. I thought we were in the clear. We have to give credit to Fort Ann, for a well-played game, and the got the hits when they needed to.” The first game of the day for Deposit was against Section VI champion North Collins. Neither team scored until the fifth inning, when the ’Jacks got on the board, and they finished with a 5-0 victory.

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FORCING OUT — Deposit catcher Bryn Martin forces out a Fort Ann player at the plate during the championship game. The Cardinals rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to overcome the Lumberjacks and win the state title. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

FINAL SCORE (left) — Deposit’s Erin Ballard scores what would be the final run in the state championship game on Saturday.

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CONSOLATION — Deposit assistant coach Megan Faulkner consoles Bryn Martin and Makenzie Stiles after their team lost, 4-3, in the NYSPHSAA Class D championship game on Saturday at the Moreau Recreational Park at South Glens Falls. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

ONE OF TWO — Deposit’s Aubrin Smith connects for one of her two hits in the NYSPHSAA Class D championship game on Saturday. It

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HEADED HOME — Deposit’s Erin Ballard runs to third base in the seventh inning of the Class D state championship game. She had doubled before going to third, and would later score.


The Reporter

June 13, 2018

Harby and Wood Are Most Outstanding Athletes at WCS By Tom Coddington

Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School

VARSITY CLUB WINNERS — The Walton Central School Varsity Club winners for 2017-18 are, from left in front row, Shaelie McClenon, Riley McAdams and Olivia Harby. From left in back row are McKenzie Clough, Bailey Wood, Joey Yambor, Joel Rhinehart and Jacob Beach.

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MOST OUTSTANDING ATHLETES — The recipients of the Most Outstanding Athlete award went to Bailey Wood and Olivia Harby. From left are Athletic Director Andy Gates, Wood, Harby and High School Principal Rob Knuschke.

Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School

SPECIAL AWARDS — Special award winners at the WCS are, from left, Kylie Coviello, Shaelie McClenon, Bailey Wood, Joel Rhinehart, Jacob Beach and Olivia Harby.

WALTON — Dozens of Walton Central School athletes were rewarded for their efforts during the 2017-18 seasons at the annual awards program on June 4. The top awards saw Olivia Harby receiving the Outstanding Female Athlete honor and Bailey Wood garnered the Outstanding Male Athlete honor. Harby participated in soccer, basketball and track and field, while Wood excelled in football, wrestling and baseball. The Royale Oasis awards for excelling in athletics and citizenship went to Willow Underwood and Joel Rhinehart. The Walton Country Store Athlete/Scholar Awards were presented to Wood and Shaelie McClenon. The Joan McGranaghan award was received by Kylie Coviello. The Varsity Club Senior awards went to Jacob Beach and, posthumously, to Destyni Twyman, Coviello earned the Breakey Motors field hockey award. The most dedicated award for softball went to Alyssa McNeil. The Lyle Rutherford awards for football went to Josh Johnson for offense and Caleb Stanton for

defense. The wrestling awards were as follows: Margaret Nichols Memorial awards, Kalean Smit and Cael Howland; John A. Tomao Memorial award, Scotty Barnhart; Jeremy Fletcher Memorial award, Tracer Howland; Chuck Hall Memorial camp scholarship, Kaylieb Stanton; Cuneen wrestling award, Chandler Merwin. The David C. Schmidt memorial track award went to Lucas Walley. The Walton Booster Club’s soccer camp scholarships were earned by Celestine Mingle and Isaac Vesterfelt. The Varsity Club awards for most valuable players went to Wood for football, to Beach for boys’ basketball, to Joey Yambor for baseball, and to Elizabeth DeFalco for volleyball. The Varsity Club awards for outstanding determination went to Harby for girls’ soccer, to Wood for wrestling, to Riley McAdams for softball, to Rhinehart for boys’ track and field, to McClenon for girls’ track and field, to Cindy Lam for field hockey, to Yambor for boys’ soccer, and to McKenzie Clough for girls’ basketball. Longtime coach Matt Chambers was also honored for his service to the district.

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ROYALE OASIS AWARDS — The winners of the Royale Oasis Award were Joel Rhinehart, at left and Willow Underwood.

DA’s Logan Bruce is the Pentathalon State Champ clinched the Division II pentathlon title. According to her track and DELHI - It’s been a senior field coach Matt Albright, the year for the books for Delaware squad as a whole had “a great season.” Bruce placed seventh overall in the girls pentathlon at 3,165 points over the two-day event. She placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 15.27 seconds. She also placed second in Division II long jump and ninth overall, reaching 16 feet, 7 ¼ inches for 576 points. She placed seventh in the high jump competition, clearing 5 feet, 1 ¾ inches. She earned 701 points toward her total and placed tied for second in division standings. “I love track,” said Bruce. “It allows me to compete at the pace and level that I am Contributed Photo Delaware Academy’s Logan Bruce is the 2018 Pentathalon State cham- at and it’s super fun.” pion. By Rosie Cunningham

The Reporter inaccurately posted the results from the Delhi Covered Bridge Run from 2017. Here are the correct top five results for men and women from 2018 and we apologize for the error. 5K RESULTS Place, Runner, Time, Residence 1 Diego Aguirre 17:11 Delhi 2 Ryan Delola 17:22 Baldwinsville 3 Hans Hilson-Schneider 17:24 Bovina Center

Academy’s Logan Bruce. This past basketball season, Bruce was key in leading the Bulldogs to a state championship title and on Saturday, she


4 Ty Saleman 18:18 Delhi 5 Sam Lees 19:56 Oneonta Women: 10 Sienna Dorr 20:56 Delhi 11 Celia Schanabel 21:14 Walton 12 Julie Hilson 21:15 Bovina Center 14 Camille Mueller 21:33 Delhi 24 Lonnie Weiss 23:00 East Meredith 10K RESULTS Place, Runner, Time, Residence 1 Nicholas Arnecke 35:10 Delhi

2 Michael Hamilton 36:13 Oneonta 3 Adam Lang 37:54 Delhi 4 Scott Hornung 38:50 Delhi 5 Wayne Allen, II 39:06 Oneonta Women: 13 Lydia Dillon 45:21 Oneonta 20 Jacque Schiffer 48:18 Olivebridge 23 Lauren MacDonald 49:19 Oneida 25 Teri Olcott 50:38 Montrose 26 Rachel Dillhoff 50:53 Meridale

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION — Longtime coach Matt Chambers received a special award. He is flanked by Athletic Secretary Rosie Greene and Athletic Director Andy Gates.

Cod’s Corner By Tom Coddington In last week’s story about the teams that earned state Scholar/Athlete honors, we were wrong at one spot. Instead of four teams from Delaware Academy, there were five that qualified. It was, probably, because the track and field teams in the spring (and also cross country in the fall) always get their photos taken together, so we had four photos. That means that 28 area teams qualified, rather than 27 as reported. We regret the error and any confusion that it might have caused. It has been fun to follow the teams that have had so much success throughout the year, especially those that went “all the way.” We have had local girls’ teams that won state championship in the first two seasons — Bainbridge-Guilford for volleyball and Delaware Academy bas-

ketball. On Saturday, the Deposit/Hancock baseball team became the first area squad ever to win a state title. The Athlete of the Year ballots are starting to come in. We wish that those who are voting would vote for first, second and third, and don’t forget a write-in if they feel that someone not on the ballot would be their choice. We prefer that your favorite be a graduating senior, but if not, he or she might have a chance for the top choice when they are seniors.

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Resti Lifts Eagles to Semifinal Win

By Tom Coddington BINGHAMTON — The Class D semifinal baseball game between Deposit/Hancock and Section VI champion Brocton on Friday was a “barn-burner.” The Section IV champs were the visiting team and went down 1-2-3 in the first inning. The first Brocton batter reached on an error, but the Eagles hurler, Luke Resti, set down the next three batters. D/H’s Owen Wormuth, who led off in the second stanza, singled up the middle and stole second. One out later, Caleb Walker reached on a throwing error and Wormuth raced home for the first score in the game. Resti shut out the Bulldogs in the second. In the top of the third, Cole Russell singled with one out, but got no further than second base. In the bottom half, Brocton’s Gabe Rosas walked and Caleb Chelton reached on an error, but Resti got the next three batters on two infield grounders and a strikeout. In the third inning, Cole Russell singled with one out but was stranded there. Resti set three batters down in order in the bottom half. Neither team had anyone on base in the

fourth and fifth innings, as Brocton pitcher Ronald Brown and Resti kept on in the pitchers’ duel. Things got better for the Eagles in the sixth inning. Russell walked and Resti scored him with a double. Wormuth was hit by a pitch and Austin Lenio walked, scoring Jackson Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Miller, who D/H’s Ray Rynearson reaches into the dugout to make a catch in front of his teammates ran for Resti. on the bench during his team’s 3-0 state semi-final win over Brocton on Friday. It was the final run of the game. Charlie Rexford got Brown struck out eight Ea- was a lot of fun calling pitches, the only hit off Resti as he led gles allowed only five hits, and Luke executing them like off the bottom of the seventh two of them by Brody Soules. a machine.” Of Soules, he said, stanza, but Resti struck out the Resti struck out 10 Bulldogs. Brody put in a lot of work in the next batter, and the next one D/H Head Coach Brandon Ol- winter months this year. His hit a foul pop-up, which D/H brys commented of Resti, “I hard work toward being a betfirst baseman Ray Rynerason was impressed. Luke’s ability ter hitter has helped our line caught in front of his own dug- to lock in every pitch and hit up fill out.” out. Resti walked the next bat- his spots was off the charts. It ter, but then struck out the last hitter to end the game.

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D/H's Caleb Walker connects with a pitch during his team's Friday win.

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DH’s Owen Wormuth crosses the plate to score a run in front of Brocton catcher Jordan Krystofiak on Friday.

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D/H’s Luke Resti reacts after finishing his complete game shutout win over Brocton.

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D/H’s Jackson Miller reacts after scoring during his team’s win over Brocton on Friday.

DEC Announces 2018-19 Waterfowl Season Dates

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Watershed to Wales: We’re closer than you think A team of watershed protection partners from the Catskills traveled to Wales in March to share their experience in preserving water quality with staff members and directors of Welsh Water. Catskill Watershed Corporation Communications Director Diane Galusha, Watershed Agricultural Council Chairperson Sally Fairbairn,

and Adam Bosch, Public Affairs director for the NYC DEP Bureau of Water Supply, made the trip at the invitation of the non-profit company which supplies water to three million people. The company is seeking to change its focus from water treatment to source protection and is searching the globe for international best practices.

The NYC watershed protection model is famous around the world, and Welsh Water was anxious to learn how it might adapt some practices to its own operations. Watch a six-minute video on our visit Watershed to Wales: www. videos/393829497764933.

UDC to Meet June 19

The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold the next monthly meeting of its Water Use/Resource Management Committee (WU/RM) on Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in the UDC office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg. The agenda will include new and old business, updates on ongoing projects, reports of recent meetings, and notices of

upcoming events. All committee meetings are open to the public. For further information, call the UDC office at 845-252-3022 or visit www. Working together to conserve the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Town of Hancock • Town of Fremont • Town of Delaware •

Town of Cochecton • Town of Tusten • Town of Highland • Town of Lumberland • Town of Deerpark • Berlin Township • Damascus Township • Lackawaxen Township • Shohola Township • Westfall Township • State of New York • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania • Delaware River Basin Commission • in partnership with the National Park Service

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced its 2018-19 waterfowl and migratory game bird seasons and water hunting seasons. All dates are not final until published in the federal register in mid-summer, so hunters should check the DEC website prior to going afield in the fall. The Northern Pintail limit has increased from one to two birds per day. The American black duck bag limit will remain at two birds per day for the upcoming season. For more information on black duck regulatory decisions and frequently asked questions, see the black duck regulation change informational handout. The Eastern Long Island Can-

Trap and Pistol Shoot BAINBRIDGE — The Bainbridge Sportsmen’s Club will have a trap shoot, starting at 9 a.m. and a pistol shoot at 11 on Sunday, June 17. The club is also planning a free youth trap shoot at 10 a.m. on July 29. For more information, call Richard Palmatier at 607-9672222.


ada goose area season length and bag limit was reduced from a 70day, three-bird limit to a 60-day, two bag limit season. The reason for the decrease was a multi-year decline in the breeding population of North Atlantic population Canada geese. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset; see exceptions for Canada geese during September, and for snow geese from Jan. 16-April 15. Non-toxic shot is required and you must register with DEC’s Harvest Information Program (HIP). There are five zones for waterfowl in the state, and this area is in the Southeastern zone. The other four are Northeastern, Lake Champlain, Western and Long Island, and each will have youth hunting days. In the Southeastern zone, for the species listed here, that will be Sept. 22 and 23, and junior hunters may take three Canada geese per day. The daily bag limit for snow geese is 25 and there is no possession limit. For ducks, sea ducks and mergansers, the daily limit is six, possession limit is 18. For coot, the daily limit is 15, possession limit is 45. For brant, the daily limit is two and the possession limit is six. For Canada geese, the seasons are still to be determined. For ducks, coots and mergansers, the seasons are Oct. 6-14 and Nov. 10-Dec. 30. For snow geese, the season is from Oct. 1-Apr 15. For brant, the season is from Oct. 6-Dec. 4.

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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1918

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

ALL RAILROAD FARES HIGHER Chautauqua Course July 20 − Women Voters Enrolling − Death of a Child − Other Notes. J. J. Farrell has been elected a director of the Walton fair association in place of H. W. Knight, who resigned. Arthur D. Hale recently received the permanent appointment as carrier on rural route No. 1 from the Walton post office. William Holley had the index finger of his right hand nearly severed Saturday while he was operating a buzz saw. Dr. W. R. Gladstone dressed the injury. James Chambers of West Brook had two cows and heifer killed by lightning Wednesday on his farm, the Benedict place, at Northfield. The stock was valued at $250. The loss is partially covered by insurance. The Launt lot on Griswold street, adjoining the property of Myron DuBois, has been selected as the site for the Redpath Chautaugua which opens here Saturday, July 20th. The program this year is a most attractive one. The National Y. M. C. A. War Work council will conduct a campaign in the fall to raise $100,000,000 to carry on its work in France and in the army cantonments in this country. Delaware county’s allotment of this sum will probably be $20,000 or more. Members of the Philathea class of the Baptist church, who were entertained Friday afternoon at the home of Miss Hazel Baxter, St. John street, were made ill with ptomaine poisoning from eating dried beef sandwiches. Several were critically ill for a time. The food administrator has issued an order that hereafter no person in a city or village may buy over two pounds of sugar at a time and in rural communities not over five pounds at a time. This order does not affect the amount allowed householders for canning, for which a maximum of 25 pounds may be obtained on certificate from the food administrator. The eclipse of the sun Saturday evening attracted much attention and smoked glass with which to observe the eclipse was in much demand. In New York state the sun was eclipsed 68 per cent at 7:32 p.m. by the moon coming between the earth and the sun. Another eclipse occurs next year and then


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there will be none for sixty-one years, according to astronomers. All women who wish to identify themselves with a political party and thus be able to vote in the primaries in September, should see that they are enrolled. Enrollment blanks must be filed with the board of elections in Delhi not later than Saturday of this week, June 15. Enrollment blanks will be witnessed at the Reporter office, irrespective of party affiliations, and forwarded to Delhi. It is estimated that about 300 women have already enrolled in the town of Walton. James Leighton, the three months old son of Mrs. and Mrs. Jacob M. Radeker, died Monday morning, June 10, at the family home on Ogden street, after an illness of about ten days. The funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. B. L. Bixby, pastor of the Baptist church. Burial was in the Walton cemetery. There are six other children in the family. Mr. Radeker moved here from Colchester two years ago and is employed in the Breakstone creamery. A well attended meeting of the Walton Chamber of Commerce was held in Walton Hall Tuesday evening. At this meeting plans were formulated to increase the membership and canvassing teams to secure new members were appointed. It is particularly desired to secure members in the rural sections in order that the interests of the village and town may be made one. The matter of a half holiday closing of Walton stores during July and August was brought up, but no action taken, the consensus of opinion being that this is a matter for the business men to settle between themselves. Action on having a Fourth of July celebration or picnic was also postponed until a meeting to be held Friday evening June 21st. The new passenger rate of three cents a mile went into effect on all railroads in the United States last Monday, June 10. The fare from Walton to New York city, with the tax included, it is now $5.83. The old rate was $4.59 with the tax included. When the O & W raised its rates a few years ago from 2 to 2 ½ cents a mile the fare from Cornwall to Weekhawken was left at 2 cents a mile, the rate fixed by the West Shore charter. The government order abrogates the charter provisions and a flat charge of three cents is now made. The old rate to New York city was $3.60. A few instances of the increase under the new fare, including the government tax are as follows. Walton to Sidney, from 59 to 68 cents; Walton to Cadosia, from 54 to 65 cents; Walton to Liberty, from $1.67 to $1.98; Walton to Binghamton, from $1.89 to $2.01; Middletown from $2.75 to $3.30. A charge of 10 cents is made between the two stations in Walton village.

MOVING VAN OVERTURNS George Eltz of Middletown, formerly of Monticello, has a fractured skull and Philip Neuberger of Middletown, his employer, has a fractured hip, as a result of Neuberger’s moving van motor truck, which they were driving, turning over on the state road between Monticello and Liberty, about noon Thursday.

OUR SOLDIER BOYS NOW “OVER THERE” Eight-eight Walton Boys Overseas or on the Way

HOW TO WRITE TO THEM Town Has Sent More Soldiers Than Any Others − Total of 160 in Service. Eighty-eight men from the town of Walton have arrived overseas, or have sailed. A large percentage of this number is with the 27th Division, comprising the New York National Guard. Regular army units and units of the 77th Division, trained at Camp Upton, L. I., and the 78th Division, trained at Camp Dix, N. J., are also represented. Word of the arrival of all men in the 78th Division has not yet been received, but the various units have gone from camp from one to two weeks or more. The 106th Field Artillery, the 102nd Supply Train, and one or two units were last heard from at Camp Stuart, Virginia, and are believed to have sailed by this time. The town of Walton has about 160 men in service, and the number overseas is as large, with one or two exceptions such as the town of Sidney, as the total in service from any other Delaware county town. The names and addresses of the Walton men in overseas services are given below. In writing to them the address should read in this style, “Private John Jones, Co. F., 107th Inf. American E. F., care of Postmaster, New York” Three cents postage is required on soldiers’ letters. Unless otherwise indicated, the men rank as privates, though there are doubtless some not indicated, who hold noncommissioned offices. Walton Boys Overseas. Baker, Russell, W., Co. F., 107th Inf. Berray, Donald S., Bugler, Co. G., 107th Inf.. Baker, William L., Co. K., 61st Inf. Barnes, Frank, Supply Co. 106th F. A. Beagle, Axford, L. Co. F., 102nd Eng. Budine, Leon Charles, Co. D., 308th M. G. Batt. Bogart, Frank, 47th Inf. Brown, Howard, Hdqtr. Co. 307th F. A. Brainerd, James E. Hdqts. Co. 105th F.A. Beers, Olin, Battery A, 106th F. A. Caden, Martin. Co. F., 102nd Clark, Harry, M. G. Co., 107th Inf. Cooper, Robert T., Cook, Co. F. 107th Inf. Clark, George, C. Battery C. 207th F. A. Conklin, Frank S. Battery A. 106th F. A. Coats, Truman, Co. F, 107th. Closs, John T., Co. F. 107th. Cole, Harvey Co., F. 107th Inf. Craw, Wm. A., Co C., 102nd Supply Train. Cranston, Wm. J., Major M. C. N. G. Advance School Detachment, 27th Div. (permanent address 102nd Sanitary Train.) Doig, Earl M. (S) Co. B., 329th Inf. Darling, Charles Co., M. 30th Inf. Davis, Erwin, (C) Co. F. 107th Inf. Davey, Claude M. Co. F., 107th Inf. Dann, Willard W., Co. D. 305th M. G. Batt. Dow, Monroe, Sup. Co., 106th F. A. Drake, George A. Co., D. 305th M. G. Batt. Dow, Joseph, Co. F., 107th Inf. Eells, Frank M., (S) Co. F., 107th Inf. Eger, Bernard Co., C. 10th Eng. (Forestry) A. P. O. 717 Flynn, Leo F. (S) Co. F., 107th Inf. Gladstone, Homer, (M) Co. F. 7th Inf. Gray, Howell J. Hdqtrs. Co., 107th Inf. Griffin, Glendy, Co. A. 303rd Eng. Gillette, James, (C) Hdqrt. Co., 17th F. A. Gramento, Frank J., Co. F., 107th Inf. Houck, Leon, 303rd Eng. Hinckley, Maurice, M. G. Co., 107th Inf. Holmes, Robert B., (C) Co. F. 107th Inf.

Hoye, Bernard, Hdqrt. Co., 107th Inf. Holley, Miles, Naval Aviation, Frances, care Postmaster, New York. Hall, Harry, Co. F., 107th Inf. Houck, Herbert, Co. I, 106th Inf. Hoyt, June, Co. B. 18th Inf. Jones, Paul, Co. F, 107th Inf. Johnson, Leroy S. (C) Battery A. 106th F. A. LaFrano, Nicholas, 309th Field Hospital. Leighton, MacDonald, 10th Eng. Laidlaw, Howard G. (C) Co. F., 107th Inf. Loushay, David, Hdqrt. Co., 107th Inf. Launt, Alex, Co. F., 107th Inf. McLean, Floyd S. (S) Co. F., 107th Inf. MacGibbon, Doanld, Co. D., 305th M. G. Batt. Misner, Olan, (C) Co. F., 107th Inf. Misner, Judson, (C) Co. F., 107th Inf. McCook, Lee, Bugler, Co. F., 107th Inf. McCook, Frank, (C) Co. C. 108th Inf. Moore, Donald S., Wagon Co., No. 5, 23rd Eng. Neer, Thomas, Co. F., 107th Inf. Northrup, Legrand, (C) Co. F., 107th Inf. Neer, Irving, C. F., 107th Inf. Osborne, Melvin Co. K. 311th Inf. Ostrom, Arthur E., Co. D., 305th M. B. Batt.

SEEK TO BREAK UP FARMERS’ MOVEMENT Politicians Fear Influence of Federation of Agriculture

PLAN IN DELAWARE COUNTY Failure to Send Back Assemblyman Would Put Kibosh on Non − Partisan Movement. There is a determined effort to discourage and break up the movement of farmers for a larger share in state affairs. In fact, from the time the dairymen won the milk strike and demonstrated what united action could do a certain clique of politicians have been doing everything possible to queer the farmers. Prior to the strike there was no talk of Farms and Markets Councils, State Food Commissions. Wicks’ bills, and so on, and all these measures were designed to make it harder sledding for the farmers in any attempt to organize, and carry out their plans. The politicians had always ignored the farmers, and they figured they could safely continued to do so. The farmers opposed these bills, but when they were passed, asked to have the commissions made up largely of real farmers. In reply Governor Whitman tried to put over George W. Perkins as head of the State Food Commission, and ignored the farmers by appointing politicians to the places on these commissions instead of farmers. The attitude of the governor aroused the farmers of the state, and as an outcome, it was proposed to form a State Federation of Agriculture embracing all of the various agricultural associations in the state. In fact such an organization was formed in Albany last Friday. Just before this meeting two of the temporary officers of the proposed federation resigned, one of them having been promised a state job, it is claimed. R. D. Cooper of the Dairymen’s League, S. J. Lowell, Master of the State Grange, A. L. Brockway, president of the State Dairymen’s Association came out with a statement against the formation of the State against the formation of the State Federation of Agriculture, taking the peculiar ground that concerted action that was not needed. It is charged that the statement signed by these officials was the work of George A. Glynn, chairman of the Republican state committee, who is managing Whitman’s canvass. John J. Dillon refers to these officers, who seek to squash the movement as “being under the thumb of the state administration.” The old scheme

of seducing the heads of farmers organizations seems to have again worked. If these officials did not believe in the organization they should have attended the meeting last Friday and there expressed their views. Instead they tried to kill the meeting by issuing a circular giving their opinions, but in no way representing the farmers. It is in this roundabout and underhand way that the attempt to is being made to undermine the farmers’ movement. The plan to break up the farmers movement before it goes further is not confined to state politicians. The same plan is being developed in the counties. J. Clark Nesbitt was elected to the assembly from this county last fall as representing the nonpartisan farmers’ movement. The proposition was made that both parties endorse him, but the Republican machine refused to do so, and ran J. S. Allen, who was defeated by Nesbitt. The organization didn’t want a farmer, although they had previously promised the nomination to J. J. Thomas, a farmer. Some months back Prof. L. R. Long of New Kingston announced his candidacy for the assembly in the Republican primary. Prof. Long is a first-class man; there are no better, but the Republican organization has not taken him up for his good qualities, but simply as a means to beat Nesbitt in the Republican primary. Prof. Long has been an available candidate for years, but the organization did not discover this until they began to look around for the means to beat Nesbitt, and put the kibosh on the whole farmers’ movement in Delaware county. If Long can be elected, he will last just as long as it takes to bury the non-partisan farmers’ movement, and then the organization will go back and take their usual type of candidate. Delaware county was the first in the state to elect a farmer to the legislature on the nonpartisan basis. Other counties are planning to follow her example. If Delaware county flunks now, it will be a state wide advertisement of the failure of the farmers to pull together. The politicians are determined to disrupt and disarm the farmers, but they cannot do so unless the farmers fall for the clever schemes they are trying to put over. If they do they, themselves, will be the only sufferers.

COUNTY RED CROSS CONVENTION Over Three Hundred Workers From all Sections Attended Sessions. (From our Delhi cor.) The County Red Cross convention held in Delhi on Tuesday was pronounced one of real help and inspiration in going forward with the noble mission entrusted to this organization. Each of the twelve speakers brought a message of practical helpfulness. Frank Farrington, the chairman of the Delhi chapter, largely initiated and promoted the convention, but he has numerous able and willing assistants. The inspirational address given in the forenoon by Mrs. Frederick DePeyster Townsend of Cooperstown was a fine start. The New York speakers, Mrs. Ralph X. Jones, Miss Hildebrand, and Miss Wilcox, each came with a special message of help and cheer, and right well did they deliver them. At the mass meeting in the evening the opera house was packed. Capt. Burke Hamilton told a harrowing but interesting story of tribulation and danger while with the American Red Cross Commission to Rumania, from which he has recently returned. The Huns made life miserable by their usual style of warfare. Editor Roy F. Soule of “The Hardware Age,” New York, gave an address of unusual force and convincing power. Patriot address and the applause was most pronounced. He made friends with his audience and evidently felt the power of the support to his flights of eloquence.


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330 NOW “OVER THERE” Additional Names Added to List of Men Overseas. The Reporter published in its issues of April 27 and May 25 the names of 282 Delaware county boys, including the members of the 107th Infantry, who have arrived overseas. The following list comprising over fifty names are the men not mentioned in the previous lists, who have arrived safely overseas, most of them in the past two or three weeks. Correspondents of the Reporter and relatives of men in the service are requested to send in at once for publication the names of any soldiers, who have arrived safely “over there,” giving the regimental and company designation when known. There are now over 330 Delaware county boys in France and England. Azzolli, Frank S., Bloomville. Budine, Leon C., Walton. Bogart, Frank, Walton. Bussey, Stanley, Margaretville. Cowan, Hector, Hobart. Coons, William A. Arena. Crook, Atwood, Arena. Day, Roland M., Hancock. Esolen, Charles, Hancock. Ellis, J. Alton, Sidney Center. Fuller, Ralph J. Gregorytown. Goodrich, George, Franklin Depot. Harris, Theodore, Roxbury. Hinckley, Norman, Fish Eddy. Hymers, Kerr, Masonville. Haynes, Claude, Cannonsville. Harris, Clyde, Sidney Center. Horton, Leland, Delhi. Houck, Herbert, Walton. Kittle, Hiley, Arena Infusine, Horace, Delhi. Mahon, Claude, Hancock. Mead, Charles, Arkville. Moran, Thomas, Hancock. Marks, Raymond, Margaretville. Miller, Joseph D., Downsville. McCook, Frank, Walton. Murphy, Lee S., Treadwell. Nemire, Burton L., Deposit. Norton, Guy D., Meredith. Ostrom, Arthur E., Walton. O’Neill, Leo, Hancock. Osborne, Melvin, Walton. Peck, Harry, Hobart. Peaslee, Irvin B., Kelsey. Rosa, Ralph, Cooks Falls. Rhinenhart, Louis, Walton. Rice, Earl, Hobart. Rich, Arthur, South Kortright. Sprague, Ichabod, Walton. Shea, Thomas, Long Eddy. Shepard, Howard, Walton. Spickerman, Mark, Delhi. Silvernail, Clayton, Franklin R. D. Simpson, Clyde S., Deposit. Smith, Ivan L. Lieut., Harpersfield. Snyder, Irving, Rock Valley. Snyder, Fred, Long Eddy. Staples, Floyd, Rock Valley. Sanford, Morris, Deposit. Smith, Iva L., Lieut., Harpersfield. Snyder, Leland, Walton. VanKuren, Victor, Fleischmanns. Vigus, Edwin, Deposit. White, William N., Walton. Young, Robert, Barbourville.

MATTERS BEFORE SURROGATE Three Wills Admitted to Probate by Judge Raymond. Estate of Thomas Reville, late of Walton. Will admitted to probate and letters issued to Sarah Reville. Estimate $540 personal; bequeathed to Sarah Reville. Estate of Andrew A. Chisholm, late of Franklin. Will admitted to probate and letters issued to Frank W. Chisholm. Estimate, $5,000 personal, $500 real. The use of the estate is given to the wife with so much of the principal as may be necessary for her maintenance; at her death, $100 to Bernard A. Chisholm and the residue to Frank W. Chisholm Estate of Catherine Henderson Mabon, late of Hamden. Will admitted to probate and letters issued to John H. Scott and Elizabeth F. Tweedie. Estimate, $5,000 personal. To Mary Bell Scott, Mildred Emily Scott, Ivan Scott Tweedie and Wilda Elizabeth Tweedie each the sum of $1,000 at the age of twenty-one. Residue to John H. Scott and Elizabeth F.

Tweedie equally. Estate of Esther M. Raymond, late of Walton. Decree and distribution ordered.

COUNTY COURT TERM PROVED SHORT ONE Deposit Horse Case Only Action That Was Tried

$150 VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF Fleischmann’s Water Case Again Up in Surrogate’s Court − Will Try Matter in July. (From our Delhi cor.) Monday afternoon, at two o’clock, Judge Raymond opened the June term of the Delaware County Court, and of the meagre four cases noted in the calendar, but one was ready for trial. That cause occupied the time of the Court for a day and a half, while the other three were sent over the term. This case was an action brought by Charles A. Cook of the town of Deposit to recover the value of a horse which had been taken from his premises under an alleged chattle mortgage. The cause of action and the intricacies of the deals involved made the action quite difficult to understand. The attorney for plaintiff was H. C. Kibbe and C. R. O’Connor conducted the trial for him. A. E. Connor was attorney for defendant. While the defendant named in the case was Merton Finch, a constable, who made the levy, the actual defendant was Alexander Austin, who was the owner of the mortgage under which the levy was made. From the evidence it was shown that in 1911 Alex. Austin sold a farm in the town of Deposit, including personal property to Claude C. Dewey, on contract, for $4,500, he to pay at least $100 of principal each year. It appeared that Dewey had quite a free hand in handling the property, selling and buying much as he wished, and when he needed feed for the cattle, at one time, he went to the store of Henderson & Seeley in Masonville and asked for credit. In order to get such credit he made a signed statement stating that he was worth at least $500 free from incumbrance and wished a credit of $300. After the feed bill had become much overdue the dealers brought an action to recover the debt which was $191, at the time, July, 1917. Austin appeared and the trial and counseled Dewey, finally suggesting that a jury be demanded. This delayed the trial for a few days and plaintiff alleged that during this interval Dewey executed a chattle mortgage to said Austin on all his personal property, which was alleged to be fraudulent. The jury awarded Henderson & Seeley the amount of their claim and they secured an execution and sold the certain property which Dewey had claimed to own. Among this property was the horse for which this plaintiff seeks recovery, bought at the sale by Mr. Foot. Mr. Austin was at the sale and forbid that it take place as he held a mortgage on the property. The plaintiff, however, testified that Mr. Austin told him to bid on the horse buy it if he wished because Henderson & Seeley were responsible for the amount. He bought the horse and took it home, and the constable took it away. The allegations and evidence of the plaintiff was based on the claim that the mortgage was fraudulently obtained and void, giving Austin no claim to the horse. The defendant introduced many papers, such as notes, mortgages and evidences of debt to establish his title to the property and Mr. Austin was examined at length as witness for himself. The plaintiff testified that the horse was worth $150 and the witness for the defense but the price at $125 to $130. Another point made by the plaintiff was that the chattle note did not spec-

ify the horse in question so that it could be identified. The jury was given the case for decision at six o’clock, Connor and O’Connor having presented the evidence to the jury and the Court given a comprehensive review of the evidence and the law in the case. A judgement of the amount claimed, $150 was awarded by jury after a rather short session in their room. The case of Allen Hunt against Bert McIntosh went over the term because of the absence of the defendant’s attorney, Leo N. Simmons, on the payment of $10 and the costs. Court adjourned until next Monday when some criminal matters will be brought up. The case of the Charles Crosby estate, of Fleischmanns, and the bank and water company was heard briefly for the eighth time in Surrogate’s Court Monday. The estate is owning the bank and the bank wants its money, the undertaker wants his money, and while the estate is perfectly solvent there is no cash available to pay further claims. The administrators allege that they cannot make an accounting and dispose of the real estate until the claims of the estate against the Griffin Corners Water Company are adjusted and the value of the stock of the company owned by the estate is determined. They cannot even make an inventory. They allege that there is $3,500 due from the Water Co. for payment on a note and also the one-half of the profits of the company for three years. A tentative agreement was reached by the attorneys that the case in the Supreme Court be heard some time in July before Justice Kellogg, and the hearing in County Court was then adjourned until September 3, at which time Judge Raymond insisted that all parties should be ready to proceed with a settlement of the estate.

IN THE FEDERAL SERVICE William E. Hinckley, son of Mrs. John Warner of Hancock, has enlisted in the army. Mrs. Amos Mead of Arkville has received word that her husband has arrived safely overseas. Mr. and Mrs. Briggs of Cooks Falls have word of the safe arrival of their son, Stamford, overseas. Mrs. Rosa of Cooks Falls has received a letter from her son, Ralph Rosa, announcing his safe arrival in France. Frederick Canfield of Hobart has enlisted in the quartermaster’s corps of the regular army and John J. Stokes, also of Hobart, in the cavalry. Mrs. B. J. Rothwell of Walton received word of the safe arrival overseas of her husband, Private B. J. Rothwell. Private Rothwell was with the 71st Regiment, which was doing guard duty along the O. & W. last summer. Word has been received by Mrs. and Mrs. John Crook of Arena of the safe arrival overseas of their son, Atwood. His address is Private Atwood Crook, Co. C. 308th Machine Gun Batallion, American Expeditionary Fraces.

RESCUED BOY FROM DEATH Edwin Palmer Saves Little Nephew From D. & N. Train (From our Corbett cor.) Clarence, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burdick of Corbett, narrowly escaped death at last Saturday. The little fellow had been playing on the opposite side of the D. & N. track from his house and he started to cross the track just as the mail train came around the curve not twenty rods away. The lad came to the crossing and seeing his uncle, Edwin Palmer, working in the garden a little distance below, he started to go down the track. Edwin Palmer heard the whistle for the crossing and on looking up saw the boy on the track. He shouted to the child to get off and at the same time ran to his assistance. The boy was drawing a toy express wagon and

had fallen between the rails, and when Edwin Palmer snatched him from the track the engine was not ten feet away. Mr. Phillips, the engineer, threw on the air brakes as soon as he came in sight of the boy, but the distance was so short that the engine and one car passed the spot where the child was before the train was stopped.

WOMEN MAIL CARRIERS Ladies Are Now Eligible to Try Examinations. The United States Civil Service Commission has announced an examination for the County of Delaware, N.Y. to be held on July 13, 1918, at Stamford, Delhi, Walton, Sidney and Deposit, to fill the position of rural carrier at DeLancey and Roxbury and vacancies that may later occur on rural routes from other post offices in the above-mentioned county. The examination will be open only to citizens who are actually domiciled in the territory of a post office in the county. Application blanks may be obtained from the offices mentioned above or from the United States Civil Service commission at Washington, D. C. Women are eligible to rural carrier examinations during the continuance of the war.

WATER CO. WORTH $390,000 Testimony of Engineers for Sidney Water Co., Taken Last Week. The hearings conducted in Sidney last week by the commission in the condemnation proceedings of the Village of Sidney against the Sidney Water Works Company, where adjourned Friday to July 16, after a three day session. The evidence of the engineers in behalf of the Water Company has so far been presented. The three engineers who were examined last week placed the value of the property at about $390,000. The village of Sidney appropri-

ated $150,000 to purchase the property.

FIRE ENGINE FOR SIDNEY Taxpayers to Vote on Appropriation of $12,000. The village of Sidney will vote at a special election on Tuesday, July 2, on a proposition to appropriate $12,000 for the purchased of a fire engine and 3,000 feet of hose. A modern fire engine will cost $9,225, it is expected, and if the appropriation is carried the balance will be used for the purchase of the hose.

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LEGAL 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. 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. 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.

We accept Elm St., Delhi, NY 13753. General Purpose. 69 Maple Avenue LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/1/17. Off. loc.: Delaware Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail proc.: 170 Old Country Rd., #310, Mineola, NY 11501. Purp.: any lawful purp.

STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF DELAWARE WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, v. COURTNEY L. SAGE A/K/A COURTNEY SAGE, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Delaware County on March 26, 2018, I, Kelley M. Eckmair, Esq., the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on June 22, 2018 at the Delaware County Courthouse, Front Courthouse Steps, 3 Court Street, Village of Delhi, County of Delaware, State of New York, at 9:30 A.M., the premises described as follows: 3178 East Terry Clove Road Delhi, NY 13752 a/k/a Delancey, NY 13752 SBL No.: 214.-1-16.3 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in the Town of Delhi, County of Delaware and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 2017-78 in the amount of $117,667.18 plus interest and costs. Tammy L. Garcia-Klipfel, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF DELAWARE EVELYN FLANNERY and PENSCO TRUST CO, CUSTODIAN FBO DANIEL A. LIDDLE, IRA, Plaintiff, - against PAPA’S FAMILY DINER, LLC, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, Defendants. Index No. 2017-701 RJI No. 17-0338 REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale in the above-captioned action, dated March 26, 2018, and entered in the office of the Clerk of the County of Delaware, I, Ryan Miosek, Esq., the undersigned Referee named in said judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on June 21, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Delaware County Courthouse at 3 Court Street, Delhi, New York, the premises described in said judgment and set forth below. (Said sale was originally scheduled to take place on May 11, 2018 as was adjourned.) The premises shall be sold subject to any state of facts an accurate survey would show; and to covenants, restrictions, reservations, easements and agreements of record, if any, and any violations thereof; and to building restrictions and zoning ordinances of the town or municipality in which said mortgaged premises are situate, if any, and any violations thereof; and to conditional bills of sale, security agreements and financing statements filed in connection with said mortgaged premises, if any, but only to the extent that any of the foregoing are not barred or foreclosed by this action; and to existing tenancies, if any, except such tenants who are parties Defendant to this action; and to assessments, water charges and sewer rents, if any, affecting the premises, to the extent permitted by law. The premises also shall be sold subject to the rights, if any, of the United States of America pursuant to Title 28, Section 2410 of the United States Code. The purchaser shall be required to pay all applicable local and State transfer taxes, deed stamps or other taxes or recording fees due in connection with the transfer of the mortgaged premises. Current real estate property taxes shall be adjusted as of the date of closing. Dated: May 8, 2018 Ryan Miosek, Referee Location of property: 209 Delaware Street Village and Town of Walton Delaware County, State of New York Tax Map Nos. 273.7-7-6 and 273.7-7-8 Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. Attorneys for Plaintiff P. O. Box 2039 Binghamton, NY 13902 Tel. 607-723-9511 THIS ACTION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

31 Elm LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/22/2018. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process Matthew Krzyston, 26

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: TROPICAL DREAMS, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/25/18. Office loca-

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. Paladin Veterinary Services PLLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/06/2018. Office Location: Delaware County. SSNY has be designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O the PLLC, 400 Gladstone Hollow Road, Andes, 13731. Purpose: Any lawful purpose Sofjac LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/2/2018. 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.


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** All Vehicles NYS Inspected & Fully Warrantied** 6610 State Hwy 23 • Oneonta 607-434-8540 604-386-8572 tion: Delaware County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 13563 State Highway 28, Delhi, New York 13753. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Egg Whites Holdings LLC with SSNY on 2/02/18. Office: Delaware. SSNY desg as agent for process & shall mail to: 605 Third Ave, New York, NY, 10158. Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: DELAWARE COUNTY. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-7, Pltf. vs. GEORGES ABOUEID, et al, Defts. Index #2015-579. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated April 29, 2016 and order dated January 27, 2017, I will sell at public auction at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court St., Delhi, NY on June 27, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. prem. k/a 6 Van Dyke Avenue, Stamford, NY a/k/a Section 41.17, Block 6, Lot 7. Said property located in the Town of Harpersfield, County of Delaware and State of New York, being Lots Nos. 82 and 83 in Granthurst Park as surveyed by Edwin B. Codwise, Civil Engineer, dated 1892, duly filed in Delaware County Clerk’s Office, and more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point on Van Dyke Avenue marking the northwesterly corner of Lot 82; running thence in a southeasterly direction along Van Dyke Avenue a distance of 130 ft. to a point marking the center line of former Edison Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center of Edison Street a distance of 150 ft.; thence in a northwesterly direction along the line of Lots 83 and 82 to the northeasterly corner of Lot 82; Thence in a westerly direction along the bounds of 82 to the point or place of beginning. Approx. amt. of judgment is $235,775.27 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. STEPHEN F. BAKER, Referee. THE MARGOLIN & WEINREB LAW GROUP, LLP, Attys. For Pltf., 165 Eileen Way, Ste. 101, Syosset, NY. #94881 Berry Brook Farm LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/9/2018. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to P.O. Box 182, Hamden, NY 13782 General Purpose. Notice of formation of INTO THE SKILLS LLC. Articles of Incorporation were filed with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) on 04/24/2018. Location: Delaware County. SSNY is designated as agent to LLC upon whom process it against maybe served. SSNY shall mail process to 74 Main St, Box C, Delhi, NY 13753. Purpose: any legal activity. The Annual Meeting of the lot holders of the Riverside Cemetery, 422 River Street, Bloomville, NY 13739, will be held at 7pm, June 15, 2018 at the Kortright Town Clerk’s Office. Marc Haynes, Secretary The Art Docent Co., LLC Filed with SSNY on 3/1/2018. Louis R. Federico as Designated Agent for process and shall mail to: 336 County Highway 6, Margaretville, NY 12455. Delaware County. Purpose: Art Education NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT- COUNTY OF DELAWARE REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, AGAINST ELIZABETH DITTLOFF, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered on June 20, 2017 I the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Courthouse steps, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY on June 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM premises known as 366 Raeder RD, Roxbury, NY 12474 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Roxbury, County of Delaware and

State of New York. Section 157, Block 3 and Lot 8.54 Approximate amount of judgment $115,213.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #2016-144. DOLORES G FOGARTY ESQ, Referee, Aldridge Pite, LLP - Attorneys for Plaintiff - 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747 Notice of Qualification of Umicore Precious Metals NJ, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/21/18. Office location: Delaware County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 5/30/03. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. NJ address of LLC: 820 Bear Tavern Rd, W. Trenton, NJ 08628. Cert. of Formation filed with NJ Secy of State, POB 252, Trenton, NJ 08625. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. INVITATION TO BID The Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District, 44 West Street, Suite 1, Walton, NY 13856 is seeking bids from qualified contractors for the Beers Brook SL 3.3 Grade Control project. Work items include, but are not limited to: mobilization/demobilization, traffic control, pollution control, de-watering, clearing/grubbing, fill, stream channel excavation & grading, step pools, live stakes-post, topsoil, seeding and mulching. Work within the stream and floodplain or which could affect water quality shall be completed between the dates of June 15 and September 30, 2018 and/or in accordance with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s permit. A Mandatory Site Showing will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the property located near 1977 Beers Brook Road in the Town of Walton approximately 1.8 miles from the of State Highway 10 intersection. Minority and women’s businesses are encouraged to apply. Bids will be received by the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District’s office at 44 West Street, Suite 1, Walton, NY 13856, until Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM, prevailing time, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Bidders are responsible for the timely delivery of their Bid Proposal. Bidding and Contract Documents, including Plans and Specifications may be obtained at the DCSWCD office or at the mandatory site visits. Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those companies whose name and address are on record as having obtained Bidding and Contract Documents. The Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or waive informalities in the Bidding. Technical questions should be directed to Ben Dates or Gale Neale and administrative questions directed to Graydon Dutcher at the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District, 44 West Street, Suite 1, Walton, NY 13856, 607-865-5223 (phone), 607-8655535 (fax) or e-mail: ben-dates@, gale-neale@dcswcd. org, Delaware County SWCD 44 West Street, Suite 1 Walton, NY 13856 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF DELAWARE JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Christopher Brown a/k/a Christopher M. Brown; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated December 23, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, NY on July 10, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 46 Bruce Street, Walton, NY 13856. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Walton, County of Delaware, State of NY, Section 251.20 Block 2 Lot 23. Approximate amount of judgment $115,245.34 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2016-274. John Wadlin, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff

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175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: April 23, 2018- #94743 For sale information, please visit or call (800) 280-2832 NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF VILLAGE TAXES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I have received the tax roll for the Village of Hobart for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019. Taxes will be received at the Village office daily from 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. except for Saturdays and Sundays until and including July 2, 2018 without interest. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that on all taxes remaining unpaid after July 2, 2018, 5% will be added for the first month and an additional 1% for each month thereafter until paid. Tax Collector Village of Hobart Notice of Accompanying Summons Publication To Naphtali J Campbell: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Family Court of the State of New York, County of Delaware, dated May 17, 2018, and filed in the office of the Family Court Clerk of the County of Delaware, at Delhi, New York. The Object of this action is to obtain a modification of the custody / visitation order dated June 17, 2016 against respondent, and such other, further and different relief as may be just and proper. Dated: May 23, 2018 Gilbertsville, New York Yours, etc. ROSEMARIE RICHARDS Attorney At Law Mailing and Postal Address P.O. Box 326 Gilbertsville, NY 13776-0326 Phone: (607) 783-2929 FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF DELAWARE In the Matter of a Custody/Visitation Proceeding Jodi E. Babcock, Petitioner, - against Mildred Babcock, Naphtali J Campbell, Ralph Babcock, Respondents. File #: 7495 Docket #: V-01184-15/17A SUMMONS (Publication) IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: To: Naphtali J Campbell 160 Parkside Ave, Apt. 2M Brooklyn, NY 11226 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: July 12, 2018 at 10:15 AM Purpose: Continuation of Initial Appearance Part: GAR Floor/Room: Floor 1/Room 1 Presiding: Hon. Gary A. Rosa Location: Courthouse 3 Court Street 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: May 17, 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. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF DELAWARE FAREVERSE LLC I/L/T/N FINANCE OF AMERICA REVERSE LLC, Plaintiff, -againstMARIANNE KARAVASIAN AS HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT S. GIUSTO; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT S. GIUSTO , any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving inter-

est in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. INDEX NO. 2017-1056 Plaintiff designates DELAWARE as the place of trial situs of the real property SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 220 CABIN ROAD EAST BRANCH, NY 13756 Section: 406 Block: 1 Lot: 7 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 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) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; 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. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $322,500.00 and interest, recorded on February 6, 2015, at Liber 1965 Page 23, of the Public Records of DELAWARE County, New York, covering premises known as 220 CABIN ROAD EAST BRANCH, NY 13756. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. DELAWARE County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 the mortgage company will not stop the 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: February 19, 2018 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: DANIEL GREENBAUM, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of Education of the Walton Central School District, Walton, NY hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for the lease of three (3) IC CE 65 Passenger School Buses for a term of five years. All bids must be on Walton Central School District Bus Lease Bid Forms and must conform to written instructions to bidders and lease specifications which are available from the Business Office. Bids must be received at the Business Office, 47-49 Stockton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856 by 2:00 P.M. on Monday June 18, 2018, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read. Specifications and Bid Forms will be available in the Business Office, 47-49 Stockton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856, 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Board of Education of the Walton Central School District S. Corey Phraner, District Clerk

Walterna Holsteins LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/16/2018. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to P.O. Box 405, Grand Gorge, NY 12434. General Purpose. Delaware County is currently accepting applications for Commissioner of Watershed Affairs. The position is accountable to the Delaware County Board of Supervisors. Position includes full benefit package including the NYS Local Retirement Service. Applications and full job description can be obtained from the Delaware County Personnel website @ . Submit completed applications to Linda Pinner, Personnel Officer, One Courthouse Square, Suite 2, Delhi, NY 13753 post marked by June 18, 2018. Delaware County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NOTICE TO BIDDERS FIRE APPARATUS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, sealed bids for the purchase by the Bovina Fire District of one new commercial chassis water tender fire fighting apparatus will be received up to and until August 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm, at which time bids for the vehicle will be publicly read aloud. Bids may be mailed to Bovina Fire District, PO Box 39, Bovina Center, NY 13740. Specifications for this vehicle may be obtained by interested suppliers free of charge by contacting Dana Sluiter, Bovina Fire District Secretary at 607-832-4783 or A bid bond or certified check in the amount of at least 10% of the amount bid must accompany bids submitted. The Bovina Fire District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept the bid best suited for its specific needs. Bids will be binding for 30 (thirty) days subsequent to bid opening. Bidding shall be in accordance with the instruction to bidders. Dated: June 4, 2018 Dana Sluiter, Secretary Board of Fire Commissioners Bovina Fire District LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Sale The Delaware County Department of Public Works is offering the items for sale: DPW #59 2007 Chevrolet Pickup 2GCEK190071660370 DPW #97 2005 Chevrolet Pickup 1GCEC14VX5E200497 DPW #380 1999 Mack TA Dump 1M2P267C7XM043809 DPW #730 1988 Champion Grader 720A1874761881088 DPW #87 2017 PJ Trailer 4P5F82228H3023264 DPW #869 1999 International Rolloff 1HTGLAET4XH557989 Wisconsin V4 Gas Engine Sioux Valve Reamer Brake Reamer, Disc Brake Rivet Machine, lot of tool boxes and jack stands, 12 volt propane heaters, chainsaws, demo saws, aluminum rims, lot of miscellaneous cabinets, barrel stand, 6 Water pumps, various tools, hand equipment, miscellaneous engineering office equipment and tools and other items too numerous to list. All items are sold as is where is. This equipment is being sold for the County by Auctions International. Interested parties can go to www. to bid. The auction will run from June 15, 2018 through June 29, 2018. Delaware County Employees cannot bid on these items. The County of Delaware reserves the right to reject any and all bids submitted. Date: June 15, 2018 Wayne D. Reynolds Commissioner of Public Works NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Hamden, New York (the “Town”), will meet at the Hamden Town Hall, 20 Covert Hollow, Hamden, New York on the 11th day of July, 2018, at 6:00 P.M., for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the proposed dissolution of the Walton Fire Protection District, and consolidation of that district into the Walton Fire District, at which time and place said Town Board will consider and hear all persons interested in the matter. Dated: June 7, 2018 Hamden, New York By Order of the Town Board of the Town of Hamden Dennise Yeary, Town Clerk Town of Hamden INVITATION TO BID W.B. Farms (Andy & Betty Post), 11611 Co Hwy 18, Hobart, NY are seeking bids for the construction of concrete roofed barnyard, concrete waste storage facility, waste transfer, agitation pump, access road and milkhouse waste transfer to be funded by the Regional Conservation Partnership Program and 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 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 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 Monday, July 9, 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. 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 Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be followed by the regular June meeting of the Board of Trustees at 6:30 p.m. Please note: The June 19th date is a change from the regular scheduled meeting night. NOTICE TO BIDDERS HEATING SYSTEM CONVERSION The Bovina Fire District is accepting bids for conversion of current oil fired hot water heating system to a propane system. Contact Donn Carlton, 607-832-4885, for details. Bids can be received at or at Bovina Fire District, PO Box 39, Bovina Center, NY 13740. Dana Sluiter, Secretary Board of Fire Commissioners Bovina Fire District FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF DELAWARE In the Matter of Sierra Kirkland (DOB: 10/24/2004), A Child under Eighteen Years of Age Alleged to be Neglected by Randy Kirkland, Respondent. File #: 11028 Docket #: NN-00439-18 SUMMONS (Publication) IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: To: Randy Kirkland 20 Grace Dr., Apt. D2 Greene, NY 13778 A petition under Article 10 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court requesting the following relief: Neglect; YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court on Date/Time: July 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM Purpose: 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 peition and to be dealt with in accordance with Article 10 of the Family Court Act. On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. Dated: June 1, 2018 Lori L. Metzko, Clerk of Court TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to and 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. SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF DELAWARE NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff against AXEL F. MOORE AKA AXEL MOORE, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on January 29, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Delaware County Courthouse, 3 Court Street, Delhi, N.Y. on the 12th day of July, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town and Village of Sidney, County of Delaware, State of New York. Said premises known as 76 Campmeeting Street, Sidney, N.Y. 13838. (Section: 115.19, Block: 13, Lot: 6). Approximate amount of lien $55,936.95 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 101-16. Larisa Obolensky, Esq., Referee. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 420 Lexington Avenue – Suite 840 New York, N.Y. 10170 (347) 286-7409 TOWN PLANNING BOARD TOWN OF WALTON Public Hearing PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Walton Town Planning Board will hold a public hearing, pursuant to Section 276 of the Town Law, on the application of Richard Robinson for approval of a Special Use

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Civilians Practice Using Firearms for Proficiency, Protection By Patty Lollot DELHI - “At a distance of 21 feet, it only takes an assailant a few seconds to reach you,” stated Delhi Police Dept. Captain James Small to the 10 shooters who came to take his civilian pistol training course on Saturday, June 2. Ranging from beginners to former military, eight men and two women spent three hours learning or reviewing safety precautions, firearm handling and most of all, practicing on stationary targets. Most shot semi-automatics, others revolvers, with each shooter discharging approximately 100 rounds during the session. A review of safety procedures preceded the actual hot fire. “Safety is foremost,” noted Small, which included holding a pistol with the forefinger on the rail (parallel to the barrel), not the trigger, facing the barrel to the ground; correct stance and the best way to get the firearm into play. “It’s the basic stuff,” he explained. Demonstrating, he showed the correct steps in

Permit entitled “#2018-02Z Robinson Special Use Permit.” Said permit is for property located at Walton Woods Road, Walton, NY. SAID HEARING will be held on the 18th day of June 2018, at the Walton Town Hall, 129 North Street, Walton, NY at 7:30 p.m., at which time all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. By Order of the Planning Board Gale Sheradin, Chairman TOWN PLANNING BOARD TOWN OF WALTON Public Hearing PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Walton Town Planning Board will hold a public hearing, pursuant to Section 276 of the Town Law, on the application of David Stanton for approval of a Special Use Permit entitled “#2018-01Z Stanton Special Use Permit.” Said permit is for property located on Armstrong Road, Walton, NY. SAID HEARING will be held on the 18th day of June 2018, at the Walton Town Hall, 129 North Street, Walton, NY at 7:30 p.m., at which time all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. By Order of the Planning Board Gale Sheradin, Chairman NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF ANNUAL RETURN OF THE G. CRAIG RAMSAY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TRUST To Whom It May Concern: TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Return of THE G. CRAIG RAMSAY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TRUST for the tax year ending December 31, 2017 required by Section 6033 of the Internal Revenue Code, is available for inspection at the priciple office of THE G. CRAIG RAMSAY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TRUST c/o G. Craig Ramsay 197 Church Street P.O. Box 409 Margaretville, NY 12455 during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it with 180 days after the publication of this notice of its availablity. Requests to inspect the said Annual Return should be made to the undersigned Trustee of THE G. CRAIG RAMSAY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TRUST at its principle office as above stated. Dated: 6/13/18

drawing a weapon from its holster, to its holding position to the actual pulling of the trigger. The sequence must be practiced to be fluid, comfortable and accurate, he stressed. Shooters lined up facing targets and followed commands for either single fire, double tap, or rapid fire practice. Initial targets were the numbers 1 to 4 with Small calling out at which number to take aim and fire. Later, human shaped silhouettes were substituted. Distances from the targets increased as the practice progressed. Participants were later able to walk up and examine their targets with Small making constructive comments on how to improve. In addition to physical elements, Small talked about the defensive mindset needed. Is the need for the lethal use of a weapon “reasonable and necessary?” he asked. Faced with a life threatening situation constitutes the use of lethal force. Still, “You must be responsible for your weapon.” Further, each shooter has to determine his or her ability

G. Craig Ramsay Trustee INVITATION FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids are sought by THE VILLAGE OF WALTON, NY For: WWTP GRIT SCREW REPLACEMENT CONTRACT No. VW1-G-18-GENERAL The project entails installation of a bypass piping system to direct wastewater flow to the equalization tank, removal of existing Grit Screw System, and replacement in kind. Remove and replace existing stainless-steel trough grouted at Grit Screw. Base Bid Work for project generally includes, but is not limited to: • Demolition, removal, and disposal of the existing Grit Screw Conveyer at the Village WWTP. • Installation of a new Grit Conveyer System in the same alignment as the existing, including electrical terminations. • Installation of permanent bypass piping, with valves, to direct the flow to the Equalization Tank from the Grit Screw Tank. • Remove and replacement the existing stainless-steel liner grouted at the Grit Screw. • Replacement in kind of existing sluice gate. On-site construction shall be completed by November 30, 2018. Village anticipates awarding the work at its July 9, 2018 Board meeting. This project is being funded by the Village of Walton. The estimated construction cost for this project is $80,000 based on 2/15/2018 estimates. Bidders are advised that Labor and Material and Performance Bonds, each in the amount of 100% of the contract price, as well as a Certificate of Insurance demonstrating required coverage, shall be provided by the successful bidder. In addition, the successful bidder shall provide a one-year maintenance bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price upon completion of the work. Bids will be received by the Village Clerk at the Village Hall, 21 North Street, Walton, NY 13856, until July 5, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., 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 department as indicated in this “Invi-

to actually shoot and possibly kill another human being in defense of self, or others. This practice came on the heels of two earlier active shooter classes hosted at New Hope Community Church in Walton, where Small gave comprehensive guidelines on how to prevent or mitigate an active shooter incident at historic soft targets such as schools, churches, offices, concerts and other venues. Participant Ron Lynn of Walton shared why he took the course: “I believe in the right to defend myself and friends and family. Today, we live in trying times and I wished to be more proficient with a firearm.” Another participant, Kim LaTourette of Trout Creek, who took the course with her husband, Tim, was asked if she would actually be able to shoot at someone in self defense, or in the defense of loved ones. Unequivocally, she replied, “Yes, without a doubt.” For more information on the next course, scheduled for June 20, contact the Delhi Police Department.

tation To Bid”. 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. Contract Documents, including Drawings and Specifications, will be on file at the Village Hall, 21 North Street, Walton, NY 13856 and at Delaware Engineering, DPC’s Oneonta office, (8-12 Dietz Street, Suite 303, Oneonta, NY 13820 on or before June 15 or 55 South Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820 after June 15) on June 13, 2018. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained by visiting www. in either electronic or hard copy formats (fees apply) Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those companies whose name and address are on record with the plan service as having obtained the Contract Documents. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for June 20, 2018 at 10 A.M. at the Village WWTP, 54 South Street, Walton, NY. All interested bidders are strongly encouraged to attend or to contact WWTP Chief Operator Shane Boice at 607-865-6993 or Delaware Engineering’s Bill Brown at 607-432-8073 to arrange for a site visit at another time. The Contractor must also be aware that he must comply with the State Wage Rates under New York State Department of Labor PRC# 2018001732 (www.labor., as well as Labor Law 220, section 220-h, which requires that on all public work projects of at least $250,000.00, all laborers, workers, and mechanics on the site be certified as having successfully completed the OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health course. Technical questions should be directed to Bill Brown at Delaware Engineering DPC. Owner: Village of Walton 21 North Street Walton, NY 13856 607-865-4358 607-865-4327 (fax) Contact Person: Jody Brown, Village Clerk Owner’s Engineer: Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. 55 South Main Street Oneonta, NY 13820 607-432-8073 (phone) 607-432-0432 (fax) Contact Person: Bill Brown, P.E. wbrown@delawareengineering. com NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Name of the LLC: Hancock Golf And Country Course LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NYS Sec. of State on 05/22/2018. Office location is Delaware County. United States Corporation Agents, Inc., designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNYS shall mail process to The LLC, 522 Golf Course Rd, Hancock, NY 13783 Purpose: any lawful activity. Pickhardt Painting LLC, Arts of

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Practicing proficiency.....Some of the shooters from the civilian pistol training course strike a pose with silhouette targets on Saturday, June 2. Pictured, from left to right, Jonathan Loveland, Reiner Lollot, Joe Cetta, Ron Lynn, instructor Delhi P.D. Capt. Jim Small, Kim LaTourette, Tim LaTourette and Rob McLaughlin.

No Injuries as Car Plunges 30 Feet Over Embankment By Rosie Cunningham SOUTH KORTRIGHT - An unfortunate accident resulted in no injuries Tuesday in South Kortright. At about 12:15 p.m. the Hobart Fire Department was toned out following a 911 call regarding a lone man whose car

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Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/18/2018. Cty: Delaware. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 198 Frank Slawson Rd., Oneonta, NY 13820. General Purpose. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Notice of Complete Application Date: 06/04/2018 Applicant: SHANE STALTER Facility: STALTER PROPERTY SR 357 & 28 FRANKLIN, NY 13846 Application ID: 4-123200051/00017 Permit(s) Applied for: 1 - Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance 1-Section 401-Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification Project is located: in FRANKLIN in DELAWARE COUNTY Project Description: The applicant proposes to conduct a stream stabilization project on Ouleout Creek. The project consists of 500 feet of rock rip rap to be placed on the left eroded bank of the stream, relocating an agricultural stream crossing downstream to a stable riffle, and grade stabilization rock rip rap will be installed 26’ wide above and below the new crossing location to prevent headcut. The project is located on mile southwest of the State Highway 28/357 intersection, approximately 3,800 feet downstream of Ouleout Creek Bridge. Availability of Application Documents: Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of the inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person. State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is an Unlisted Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was not preformed. SEQR Lead Agency None Designated State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination Cultural resource lists and maps have been checked. The proposed activity is not in an area of identified archaeological sensitivity and no known registered, eligible or inventoried archaeological sites or historic structures were identified or documented for the project location. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required. Availability For Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than 06/28/18 or 15 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later. Contact Person: MARTHA A. BELLINGER NYSDEC 65561 St Rte 10 Stamford, NY 12167-9503 (607) 652-7741

plunged approximately 30 feet just beyond the driveway of his residence on Roses Brook Road. According to Hobart Fire Chief Ken Muthig, a lone male driver pushed the gas pedal rather than the brake which resulted in his vehicle going through a wooden fence and continued on next page

New York City Department of Environmental Protection Natural Resources Division CANNON HOLLOW FOREST MANAGEMENT PROJECT # 5074 NOTICE OF PROJECT AVAILABILITY Description: The City of New York will sell an estimated 123 MBF (International ¼” Rule) of hardwood sawtimber and 39 cords of hardwood pulp through Cannon Hollow Forest Management Project #5074. The products included in this sale are located near the Cannonsville Reservoir off County Road 67 (Sands Creek Road), Town of Tompkins, NY in an area locally known as Cannon Hollow. More detailed bid solicitation information is available by contacting Collin Miller, DEP Forester. Show Dates and Location: Prospective bidders should attend one of the public showings in order to receive a bid package necessary to submit a valid bid. The showings will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM, and Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM local time. Showing attendees should park and gather at a parking area in the Cannonsville Cemetery. The cemetery entrance is 3/10th mile south of the intersection of NYS Hwy 10 and County Rd 67 (Sands Creek Road) in the Town of Tompkins near the Cannonsville Bridge. Bidding: All bid proposals must be received by Collin Miller, 20 NYC Hwy 30A, Downsville, New York 13755, NO LATER THAN Thursday, June 21, 2018 AT 3:00 PM, local time. Sealed bids will be publicly opened at the DEP Office, 22 NYC Hwy 30A, Downsville, NY on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM, local time. The projected date for awarding the bid is on or about Friday, June 29, 2018. Contact Collin Miller, DEP Forester at 607-363-9010 or with any related questions you may have.

Notice of formation of Kaybirds LLC. in Delaware Cnty. Arts. of Org. filed w NY Dept. of State on 5/16/18. SSNY as designated agent copy of process may be mailed to: 5 West Main St Hancock NY 13783. Purpose: Any lawful activity. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Notice of Complete Application Date: 06/06/2018 Applicant: Delaware County SWCD 44 West St Ste 1 Walton, NY 13856-1217 Facility: South St Restoration South St & Stockton Ave Walton, NY 13856 Application ID: 4-125600649/00001 Permit(s) Applied for: 1 - Article 15 Title 5 Stream Disturbance 1-Section 401-Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification Project is located: in WALTON in DELAWARE COUNTY Project Description: The applicant proposed to conduct a stream stabilization project on the West Branch of the Delaware River at South Street in Walton. The existing streambank suffers from erosion, denuded of vegetation, exposed roots of remaining vegetation, several trees tipping towards river, and signs of distress. The purpose of the project is to address hydraulic and geotechnical causes of bank failure to arrest erosion, mass wasting and rotational failure, protecting infrastructure including private utilities, public utilities, and publicly-owned roads. The project consists of regrading, rock rip rap placement, and installation of sheet piling. Total length of project is 600 linear feet of the streambank of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The project is located near the intersection of South Street and Stockton Avenue in the Village of Walton. Availability of Application Documents: Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspec-

tion during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of the inspection, it is recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person. State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action. SEQR Lead Agency None Designated State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination A cultural resources survey has been completed and cultural resources were identified. Based on information provided in the survey report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has determined that the proposed activity will have no adverse impact on registered or eligible archaeological sites or historic structures. No further review in accordance with SHPA is required. Availability For Public Comment: Comments on this project must be submitted in writing to the Contact Person no later than 06/28/18 or 15 days after the publication date of this notice, whichever is later. Contact Person: MARTHA A. BELLINGER NYSDEC 65561 St Rte 10 Stamford, NY 12167-9503 (607) 652-7741 LEGAL NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Walton Board of Trustees adopted Local Law #2018-1 to amend Chapter 22-11.1, “Grass, Brush, and Weeds”. Dated: June 5, 2018 by: Jody L. Brown, Village ClerkTreasurer The Westfield Flats Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on June 20 at 7pm at Mary Austin’s home at 9 Rockland Rd, Roscoe. Mary Austin (607) 498-4757


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continued from privious page over an embankment. “He is lucky he hit a tree or else he would have dropped right into the river,” said Muthig. “He had his seatbelt on which is probably why he has no injuries.” Muthig added that the man was wearing a Five Star Medical Alert Pendant, which he pushed and 911 alerted the fire department to the scene. “When we arrived, he was standing on the side of the bank next to his open door and we helped him get back up the bank,” he said.

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A vehicle went over an embankment on Roses Brook Road in South Kortright Tuesday. State Troopers attended the scene but no other mutual aid was called.

Police Blotter

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Michael J. Fiske, 31, John-

• son City, was arrested on May 29 on a Davenport Town Court warrant on charges of first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense. He was further charged with second-degree aggravated harassment. He was released on his own recognizance scheduled to answer the charges in Davenport Town Court at a later date. • Daniel S. Jutrzenka, 39, Hunter, was arrested on June 7 on a Delaware County Family Court child support warrant. He is being held at the Delaware Coun-

ty Jail for six months or until the child support is paid, pursuant to the warrant. • Jessica Palmatier, 34, of Margaretville, was arrested on June 6 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies accuse her of neglecting the appropriate care of a child while smoking marijuana. She was issued appearance tickets to answer the charges in Middletown Town Court.

Walton Police Department

• Brandon M. McCumber, 24, Gilbertsville, was arrested on a Walton Village Court war-

rant on June 4, issued for failure to appear to answer charges of second-degree harassment and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. He was released on his own recognizance to answer the charges at a later date. • Herbert K. Norton, 40, Walton, was arrested on June 4 and charged with second-degree criminal contempt, accused of violating and order of protection. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond, awaiting a further court appearance. • Jason A. Simpson, 40, Walton, was arrested on June 8 and charged with disorderly conduct, He was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge at a future date. • Vincent J. Giovinazzo, 23, Hewitt, N.J., was arrested on June 10 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop. He was issued a ticket to answer the charge at a future date.

Sidney Police Department

• Christian T. Ross, 21, Sidney, was arrested on May 25 and charged with unlawful possession of marihuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance. • Delphina T. Vance, 38, Sidney, was arrested on May 29 on a Sidney Village Court arrest war-

rant. • Sabrina Hetrick, 34, Bainbridge, was arrested on May 29 on a Sidney Village Court arrest warrant. • David C. Thomas, 28, Oneonta, was arrested on May 30 on a Sidney Village Court arrest warrant. • Kurk J. Dunkleman, 35, Sidney Center, was arrested on May 30 on a Sidney Village Court arrest warrant. • Lucinda L. Cirigliano, 50, Bainbridge, was arrested on May 30 and charged with petit larceny. • Nathan P. Lanner, 25, Binghamton, was arrested on May 30 and charged with petit larceny. • Christopher Schoonmaker, 23, Sidney, was arrested on June 6 on a probation warrant.

New York State Police

• Daniel P. Schultz, 56, Margaretville, was arrested on May 23 by Stamford State Police on May 23 following a traffic stop on county Route 3 and charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana. • Brooke E. Klinegardner, 21, Sidney Center, was arrested on June 5 by Oneonta State Police and charged with petit larceny. She was released on an appearance ticket to answer the charge at a later date. • Christopher J. Craft, 21, Stamford, was arrested on June 5 by Margaretville State Police and

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charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. • David E. Bailey, 57, Sidney, was arrested on June 7 by Sidney State Police and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. • Charles A. Walsh, 24, Sidney, was arrested by Sidney State Police on June 7 and charged with second-degree assault, fourthdegree criminal mischief, unlawful possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. • Chad M. Ostrander, 33, Roxbury, was arrested by Margaretville State Police on June 8 and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree fleeing in a motor vehicle from a police officer, two counts of failure to obey a police officer, failure to obey a traffic control device, windows tinted too dark, failure to keep right, failure to stay in lane, speeding, reckless driving, unsafe turn, failure to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle, driving to left of pavement markings, crossing a road with hazardous markings and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway. • Brandon M. Ortiz, 22, Stamford, was arrested on June 9 by Margaretville State Police and charged with second-degree harassment and second-degree aggravated harassment.

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Registration for summer camp is open. 4-H Camp Shankitunk is accepting camp registrations for summer 2018 for all girls and boys from 8 to 16. Visit to find the online form or paper registration form to sign up. There is also day camp for children aged six and older. Week 1 - July 1 through - 6, and is Magic Week; Week 2 is July 8 through 13, Mountaineers Week; Week 3 starts on July 15 and ends July 20, Footloose Week. Week 4, is July 22 through 27, Superhero Week. The final week of camp, Week 5, runs July 29 through Aug. 3 and the theme is Masquerade Week. Overnight camp fee is $285 per week for Delaware County residents, and $395 per week for all other campers. A camper may attend more than one week, but is limited to 2 weeks and is not allowed to stay over the weekends. For day camp, cost is $200 per week, and $25 extra per week for extended stay until 5:30 p.m. Fees for overnight and day campers includes lunch and two snacks per day. A $100 deposit is required with each type of registration. If you want to pay your camp fees by credit card call 607-865-6531


The Reporter for details; more information at The Civil War re-enactment will held June 23 and 24 at DCHA. The replica Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley, is coming. Celebrating the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they reunite. There will be a living history exhibit, kids’ drill, kids’ spy camp, artillery demo, and Civil War Battlefield re-enactments. The event is Saturday from 9 a.m.5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Last week’s trivia question: on June 19, 1886, about 1,300 baskets of strawberries were received and sold by Menzie for how many cents a basket? Menzie sold them for nine cents a basket. This week’s trivia question: what Delaware Academy Alumni is featured in a “Why I build” video on www.finehomebuilding. com? Community volunteer of the week is Tracy Anderson. She organized the first annual De-Stash Bonanza held at the legion last weekend. Thanks to Tracy for all her hard work to make this event a success. Bible basics for “Beginners” at St. John’s Episcopal Church will be Tuesday, June 12 from 10 until 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 13 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 14 from 7 until 8 p.m. Each Bible study can be attended as a

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stand-alone lesson or as part of an ongoing series. Easily accessible. Medicare 101 hosted by CDPHP will be held at the Delhi Public Safety Building, 280 Phoebe Lane, Thursday, June 14 at 3 p.m. Learn the basics of Medicare such as how it works, what the coverage options are, and how much it may cost you. Plus, a Medicare expert will be on-site to answer questions. Registration is not required. For additional information or to reserve a seat (optional) call 518-641-3400. There is a bicycle repair café on Friday, June 15, at the Hobart Farmers Market from 4 until 7 p.m. at 101 Maple Ave., Hobart. Bring your bike and get a free tune-up. Bike to sell? Bring it along and find a buyer. More info can be found at New York State 4-H STEM Camp will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15 through 17 from 6 p.m. until 12 p.m. at 4-H Camp Shankitunk, 2420 Arbor Hill Road. Children 10-18 can attend. Science camp has six tracks to choose from - rocketry, sustainable energy, robotics, geocaching, or outdoor adventure. Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 607-865-6531 to register. Create a Backyard Nature Habitat workshop Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Natural

The Cooks Falls/Horton Fire Department will hold a chicken barbecue on June 30, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the fire house. Tickets are $10 per person. Takeouts will be available; walk-ins are welcome. Call 498-4396. This event helps support the Cooks Falls and Horton Community Youth Club. Farmers Market June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pepacton Park in Downsville. East Branch Fire Dept. will hold its annual field days July 6 and 7 at Humble Park. Fireworks both nights; vendors are wanted. Contact Kevin Keesler at 607-363-7751 for more details. The Downsville Fire Dept. will hold its annual field days July 20 and 21 with fireworks both nights; vendors wanted. Contact Tammy Ryan for more details. Mary and Don Charles enjoyed vacationing with their son Barry and Brenda Charles and their daughter Heather and kids for a few days in South Carolina. On Thursday my sister Mary Charles of East Branch took me to Johnson City to see my heart doctor. I had a good report. We stopped at a few other places on the way home. Last Friday afternoon my good friend Joan Geer of Hancock came to my house and took me to Monticello to shop. I want to thank two good police officers for their help when i got home - Ernie and Kevin, thanks for your help. Fathers’ Day is coming, don’t forget.

Gardens, 304 Sutherland Road, East Meredith. Participants will learn the essentials of a nature habitat, food, water, cover and space. The seminar will cover the 16 components of a nature habitat and how you can landscape to incorporate them into your design. Call 607-746-2028 to register. Saturday, June 16 is Family Saturday at Hanford Mills Museum from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., 51 county Highway 12, East Meredith. Come enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids. Guided tours and demonstrations of the mill’s historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. Call 607-278-5744 for more information. There is also a Coopering Workshop on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. Make a bucket with traditional cooper Bob Allers. Materials will be provided and participants will have access to tools and training in order to complete a reproduction early 19th century household bucket. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register for the workshop by calling 607-278-5744. There will be a Father’s Day French Toast breakfast Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton Street. DC CAN will be serving French toast, sausage, home fries, fruit and beverage. Dads eat free.

On Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m., the Cannon Free Library will host Toddler Rhyme Time and on Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m., there will be Preschool Storytime. There will be a Centennial Celebration of the 1920s on Tuesday, June 19, at 3:30 at the Cannon Free Library at 40 Elm Street. Did you know that Charles Lindbergh flew the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in 1927? Join us at the library for paper airplane folding activities and contests. Call 607746-2662. The Ethan-Jon Harold Sackett (EJHS) scholarship golf scramble hosted by EJHS Memorial Scholarship Ride Will be Saturday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at The College Golf Course at Delhi, 85 Scotch Mountain Road. There will be prizes, giveaways, and the annual gun raffle items. A chicken & biscuit dinner hosted by Hamden Hill Ridge Riders will be held Saturday, June 16 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 1021 Covert Hollow Road, Hamden. A freewill offering will be accepted. A Day in the Life of a Honeybee, hosted by the Delhi Historical Society will be held on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library. Jim and Deb Corcoran of Delhi will be presenting “A day in the life of a honeybee in Delhi, New York”.

Flag Day is June 14 - fly the flags. Happy birthday to Carol Birkel on June 6. Thursday, June 14, is the monthly meeting of the Downsville Ladies Auxiliary at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. Thursday, June 21 is the monthly meeting of the Downsville Senior Citizens Club at noon, at the Legion hall.

We hope all farmers have gotten their corn planted or are getting it done soon with the weather getting better this week. The fields are getting dried up more so the fellas can mow some hay and chop it to be stored in the bunk for winter feeding. Keep buying dairy products - we need to keep the farmers around. So many are selling their farms with the stress of low milk prices and ongoing expenses. Keep farmers in your thoughts that things may improve over time and remember, farmers feed us daily. Birthday greetings this week to Norma Jean Jump Osborn on June 22, Marjorie Dean and Eric Archambault on June 23, Harold and Anne Scott - Happy Anniversary! June 23; Keith Scott and Joseph Woolsey June 24, Bea Mott June 25 and Shawn Forster on June 27. Masonville Federated Church Sunday Services are at 11 a.m.; adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. There will be Bible study at 12:30 p.m. - Unlocking the Bible and at 6:30 p.m., How’s Your Soul? both at the church. Saturday June 16, at 9 a.m. - strawberry hulling for the strawberry festival at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. - welcome all for good ice cream and strawberry treats. Sunday, June 17 is Father’s Day - the service will be conducted at 11 a.m. by the Youth After School VBS. Sunday, June 24 will be at 11 a.m. with Baptism. Sunday, July 1, worship at 11 a.m. with a dishto-pass luncheon to honor Pastor Thomas Vance for his service to the Federated Church of Masonville.

Confucius: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Graduation is close and we wish you good luck for a great future, whatever you choose to do. Good Luck students with your regents exams. The fourth marking period ends Thursday June 21. There will be a senior breakfast 9 a.m. on Friday, June 22 and graduation rehearsal at the Transportation Center at 10 a.m. Graduation will take place at the Transportation Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23. Summertime kickball games are being organized. Children age five to 18 are invited to sign up for the games at the town hall Wednesday, June 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The games will be Fridays at 4 p.m. - July 20, 27, August 3 and 10. Hot dogs and watermelon will be served on game days from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Pattie Rude at 607-2653439 for signups for the games. Here on the Farm the fellas have gotten the corn all planted and reported to the Farm Service Agency in Walton and the new seedings and the hay fields to be harvested for 2018 and 2019.

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Get well wishes go to Bonnie Francisco and Jane Burgin. Hamden Game Day is Monday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at the Hamden Town Hall. All are invited to come play a game or two and stay as little or as long as you like. Snacks are available. Game Day is held each first and third Monday of the month at the Town Hall. Hamden Senior Citizens meet for the monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, June 27, at noon at the Hamden Town Hall. Loretta Foster, town historian, will talk about baseball in Hamden as well as the new Schoolhouse Museum which will open sometime this summer. All are most welcome to come and join us for lunch and the talk. Just bring a dish to pass and table service. Beverage is provided. Looking to Hamden activities in August: the annual Chambers Hollow Picnic will be Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Chambers Hollow Schoolhouse which is now the residence of Dave Palmer. Alice Blackman attended the school and can tell many stories of those days. All current and former residents and friends are welcome to come, renew acquaintances, and tell stories of things that have happened over the years up the “Hollow.” Alice will have pictures of previous picnics which have been held annually since the 1980s. At that time Ralph and Lydia LePinnet had the first picnic at their farm on the Hollow. Since then, this yearly picnic has been held at various places on the Hollow. For further information, call Alice at 607-746-6810. Hamden will celebrate Baseball in Hamden with a reunion for previous players, family, friends and interested people at the Hamden Town Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m. Pictures and memorabilia of various teams will be on display. At this time we know of the Hamden Hawks, Polecats and Heifers. If you have information about other teams, call Loretta Foster at 607-8657892. Any family members of the original 1825 team of Eli Bagley, Edward and Harry Chase, Ira and Walter Peak, H.B. Goodrich, R.F. Thunsen (sp), Asa Howland and M.L. Bostwick with information and stories are encouraged to share them with Loretta. We are specifically looking for information about teams in the late 1880s and early 1900s. T-shirts with the baseball logo and commemorative bats, raffle tickets for a stained-glass piece depicting a fisherman casting his line in a river will be for sale along with food. The drawing for the stained glass will be at 5 p.m. The annual Crawford baseball game will be played at 1 p.m. at the Crawford field. All are welcome to come, just bring a lawn chair. Church services for the Hamden, DeLancey and West Delhi Churches for Sunday, June 17 will be held in the West Delhi Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Connie Stone will lead the service.

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Edward E. Stanton

Edward E. Stanton, 71, of Downsville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. Edward was born April 3, 1947, in Walton, son of the late Clayton and Genevieve (Barnes) Stanton. He was an Ironmaster weightlifter and played football in high school, college, and semi-pro. He was known for being fast on his feet. He was a graduate of Parsons’ College, Fairfield, Iowa and Kingston Culinary Institute. Edward worked at Hartwick, Edgewood Manor and for Walter Rich as a personal chef. He enjoyed catering small parties and ice carving. Edward is survived his loving family, siblings, Kenneth Stanton of Downsville; Clayton Jr. (Patricia) Stanton of Walton; Marilyn (Gerald) Townsend of Downsville; Deborah Barnes of Oneonta; David (Rhonda) Stanton of Walton; Randy (Tina) Stanton of Walton, Susan Gregory of Walton; Dawn (James) Armstrong of Downsville; Todd Stanton of Mount Upton; Katrina Stanton (Cody) of Bainbridge; his aunts, Margie (Cliff) Burgin of Bovina and Martha (Hoyt) Stanton of Walton, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Genevieve B. (Barnes) Stanton, Clayton Stanton Sr., brothers, Gerald Stanton, Donald Stanton, Sr., and his sister, Regina Stanton. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at his home, 339 Knox Avenue, Downsville on Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. Memorial contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to New Hope Community Church, 45 Stockton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.

Barbara J. Youngs

Barbara J. Youngs, 84, of Unadilla, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at home following a short illness. Barbara was born on July 1, 1933, in Deposit, the daughter of the late Clayton and Isa (Neff) Houck. On July 1, 1951, she married Robert L. Youngs in Hancock. He died on May 30, 2014. Barbara was a beautician. She was the social director for three years in Pankin, Fla., organizing bus trips where she was a tour guide. She loved to travel with Robert and their little companion “Cookie.” They traveled to every state in the United States, except Alaska, which Robert said was “too cold to visit.” On their 50th wedding anniversary they went to Hawaii, a trip which was a truly memorable experience. Barbara enjoyed bowling in leagues, NASCAR and snowmobiling. Barbara is survived by her loving family, grandchildren,

Marcus Saylor of Johnson City; Merritt Guinane and fiancée Corey Coony of Pennsylvania and Mikky Adams and fiancée John Homan of Pennsylvania; greatgrandchildren Emily and Macey Guinane; sisters, Sandra Sarafine of Sidney and Doris Gransbury of Walton; a special nephew, Irving, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, daughter, Sharon Yvonne Youngs Saylor, brothers, Clarence, Vincent and Floyd ad sisters Marjorie and Betty. A graveside service will be held at the Gregorytown Cemetery, town of Colchester, on Sunday, June 17, at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Wilkie, officiating. A r r a n g e m e n t s a re w i t h Courtney Funeral Home, Walton Memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to American Red Cross, Eastern New York Region, 33 Everett Road, Albany, New York 12205. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.

Hubert M. Brink

Hubert M. Brink, Lt. Colonel, USAF, 93, a resident of Prattville, Ala., and a native of Walton, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 4, 2018. Hubert was born April 11, 1925, in Walton, the son of the late Sheldon and Alma (Taylor) Brink. He was a graduate of Walton High School, class of 1942 and Buffalo State College, 1946-1950 where he was in the Kappa Delta Pi and Epsilon Pi Tau National Honor Societies. Colonel Brink entered the military service in July 1943 and served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a B29 Bombardier. He was recalled to active duty in 1951 and after a combat tour in Korea he completed Air Force Pilot training in 1954, spending 10 years as a pilot and aircraft commander in the Strategic Air Command. His last assignment before retirement was at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base where he was director of Non Air Force Service Schools. Colonel Brink was a command pilot and received numerous awards and decorations during his 26-year career. After retirement Colonel Brink taught school for 10 years in Montgomery, Ala. and earned a masters degree from Troy University. His last five years of teaching were at Capital Heights Junior High School in Industrial Arts. Hubert is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Doris Scofield Brink, also of Walton; two sons, Robert W. (Debbie) Brink, David E. (Suzanne) Brink, and a daughter Deborah A. (Tom) Knowles; six grandchildren: Chris, Shannon, Chad, Jeremy, Brittany and Brian; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Ruth and brother Earl. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, Walton, where services will be held at 1 with Lt. Colonel Shannon Smith, officiating. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery

with full military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo State College, Foundation Office, Cleveland Hall 511, Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 or First Methodist Church of Prattville, 100 E. 4th Street, Prattville, AL 36067. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.

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Leonard J. Parkinson, 55, of Walton, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family. Leonard was born on Dec. 12, 1962, the son of Robert L. and Beverly (Palmer) Parkinson Sr. On Aug. 18, 1985, he married the former Lynn Benincasa in Malone. Leonard was a self-employed building contractor for many years in Walton. He enjoyed fishing, working, playing with his grandchildren, and going on cruises. Leonard was always on the go - he couldn’t sit still. He was a jokester and liked to keep everyone laughing. Leonard is survived by his loving family: his wife, Lynn, children, April (Chaz) Epps of Walton; Lenny (Sarah) Nash, Valley Cottage; Candice Parkinson, Goshen; Jeremy (Natasha Breen) Parkinson, Otego; stepchildren, Elaine (Scott) Perri, Washingtonville, Jimmy Otte, Florida and Richard Otte, Walton; grandchildren Keygan, Tyler, Derek, Bella, Jake, Jamie, Jessica, Rachael, Savanah, Evan and Amber; brothers Bobby Parkinson Jr., Rochester, John and Joan Parkinson, Buckeye, Ariz., Leon and Laura Parkinson, Middletown and Leland and Lisa Parkinson, Newburgh; sister, Ruth and Dudley Boycott, Walton, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Beverly, and a stepson, Tony Otte. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, June 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, Walton, where services will be held at 3 p.m. with Ray Bartlett, lay leader, officiating. The family will also be present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 or the First Baptist Church, 59 Townsend Street, Walton, NY 13856.

Robert D. Kaufman

Robert D. Kaufman, a lifelong local area resident, passed away on Feb. 24, 2018. Burial with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Bovina Cemetery, Bovina Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Robert may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care. Please visit www.hallandpeet. com to share a condolence with the Kaufman family.

Elinor Jones Kellett, 91, passed away on June 9, 2018, at home. She was born August 4, 1926, in Deposit, the daughter of Earl D. and Mina (Seely) Jones of China Road. She married John G. Kellett on April 5, 1947 and they had four children. She was predeceased by her husband, John; her parents; her brothers, Earl and Donald Jones; her sisters, Louise Axtell and Helen Jump, and her great-grandchild, Sean Chambers. She is survived by sons John Jr. and Thomas; daughters Mary Hogan and Sally Chambers (William); nine grandchildren: Scott Hogan, Amanda (Mike) Ciani, Nick (Meg) Hogan, Mark (Kat) Chambers, Kevin (Rochelle) Chambers, David (Sarah) Kellett, Timothy Chambers, Tyler Kellett; and four great-grandchildren. Elinor grew up on her family farm on China Road and after graduating from Deposit Central School in 1943, she worked at the Farmers National Bank in Deposit. Elinor moved to Beebe Hill Farm when she married John, and their focus became farm, family and friends. They worked the farm together with her doing the bookkeeping, cooking, feeding calves and chickens, as well as other chores. Elinor was a valuable asset to the farm and was a partner and co-owner. Elinor was very involved in the Deposit Baptist Church women’s group for many years, and in recent years attended the Deposit Presbyterian Church. She was a longtime member of the Cold Spring Homemakers, Farm Bureau, and the Delaware County Holstein Association. Elinor was a 4-H leader for many years, starting the Deposit Kings and Queens 4-H Club. She developed many close friendships through these groups. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling to farms and gardens, and being outside. Her greatest loves were her family and the farm. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 13, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Deposit Presbyterian Church, with a funeral service to follow at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elinor’s memory to the Deposit Presbyterian Church or Delaware County 4-H Cooperative Extension, 34570 State Hwy. 10, Ste. 2, Hamden, NY 13782. Arrangements are through the Zacharias Funeral Home, 78 Second St., Deposit, NY. Condolences may be expressed at www.zachariasfuneralhome. com.

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Shrub Care The early rains have helped boost an extraordinary amount of growth on some spring flowering shrubs. This is the time to finish up pruning many of these. Pruning not only promotes better blooming next season, it also helps shape and keep shrubbery under control. The rule of thumb when pruning most shrubs is to perform the task after it finishes blooming. Now is when spent blooms on lilacs and rhododendrons should be removed. Remember, both these shrubs may be cut back just above a leaf node or where there is a branching “y.” Radical pruning will not hurt either of these shrubs. Remove any old or diseased wood, and any suckers at the base. If your burning bush is out of control it also may be cut way back. Done in the early spring, while it is still dormant will not interrupt the fall cycle of the leaves turning bright red. Although it will not hurt to prune it now, it may not get all its fall color. One should not be afraid to prune. It not only helps rejuvenate shrubs, it will help to bring them under control. Keeping planting a desired size will promote their beauty for years. If using chips make sure to hot push them up to the trunk or crown of trees or shrubs. This will promote disease and the appearance of borers, which will drill into trunks and eventually kill the plant. Keep chips back six to 12 inches from the trunk, leaving bare ground. Send specific questions to: Country Grown Perennials LLC, Peggy Bolton, 4801, Pine Brook Road, Walton, NY 13856. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a personal reply. Visit us online at

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches during June will be held in West Delhi Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Connie Stone. The DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi Churches thank Rev. Patty Wolff for having served as our minister for the last few years. With Rev. Wolff’s leaving, we now welcome Rev. Connie Stone from Nebraska as our minister to serve our three churches. Our prayers and hope you’re feeling better soon George Bolles, Donna Gorsch and Liz Bowie. Florence Grill had a great time celebrating another birthday last week. For lunch she went to Brook’s in Oneonta where she met her college friends Marion Walsh, Ellen DeSimone, Mary Lauries and Carol Green, all from the Albany area. They had a good time catching up. That evening Florence attended the last of grandson Franklin Metlicke’s soccer games. Then the next night, who came to her door but Wayne, Pam and Franklin and little Franklin was all excited to present his grandmother with a chocolate birthday cake that he had made. Florence was so very happy with that cake and loved the baker. June will be a busy month for birthday folks. Jim Burczak, Doug Liddle, Jeremy Schriver, Kayla Schriver, Isaac Schriver, Kayra Schriver, Kim Avery, Frances Oliver, Rebecca Sayman, Jane O’Dell, Amanda Schriver, Aiden Jones, Paul Moody, Kara Fitch, Aiden Anderson,

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Bret Miller, Sonia Miller, Mike Yeary, Steve Reed, Sylvia Reed, Channing Gielskie, Kyle Eckert, Jennie DeBrock, Brenda Flemming, Derrick Hoyt, Deb Rose, Irene Buel, Hailee Bodo, Anna Reynolds, Karl Bender, Jean Groth, Bracen MacDonald. Happy June wedding Anniversary to Paul and Ann Moody, Bill and Sue Troost, Shane and Tina Moshier, Doug and Jean Liddle, Josh and Katrina MacDonald. Our condolences to the family and friends of Jo Dayton on her passing. Our condolences to the family and friends of Paul Lynck on his passing. The Hamden Hill Ridge Riders will have a chicken & biscuit dinner at the Covert Hollow Clubhouse Saturday, June 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. Free will offering will be taken. If you like to fish but don’t want to buy a license, a free weekend of fishing without a license will be held on June 23 and 24. Try fishing for the first time or take the whole family out for a fun time together. The town of Hamden Senior Citizens will have its June dish to pass dinner and meeting at the town hall at noon on Wednesday, June 27. Loretta Foster, town historian will talk on baseball in the town and the soon-to-open Hamden Schoolhouse Museum. Delhi Farmers Market has started and will be held on Wednesdays during the summer months. Vendors will be on site to sell local foods and other homemade products 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Delhi Courthouse



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of the barrel to a warm cellar in the winter and out of doors in summer. The process may be hastened still more by adding compressed yeast (one cake, softened with lukewarm water to each five gallons) to the fresh cider and after the yeast has finished working, from two to four quarts of good vinegar containing some “mother.” In this way it is possible to get good, marketable vinegar in from six to twelve months. Now if you understand all of this, now days, its easier to go to the store and buy a bottle of vinegar. Fun and Wacky Days: June 10, 1610, Dutch colonists settled on Manhattan Island; Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a lightening storm and discovered electricity June 10, 1752; In Argentina, Laslo and Georg Biro filed a patent for the ballpoint pen June 10, 1943; June 10 is national iced tea day. June 11 is national corn on the cob day, June 12 is national peanut butter cookie day, and red rose day, and John Lee Richmond pitched baseball’s first perfect game June 12, 1880. June 13 is National Weed Your Garden Day; June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army was formed; June 14 is Flag Day; June 15 is Smile Power Day; George Washington was appointed the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army June 15, 1775; June 16 is World Juggler’s Day; June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day, Father’s Day; The Statute of Liberty arrived in New York City June 17, 1885; King John signed the Magna Carta June 17, 1215; June 18, the first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica in 1861 and Women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in Rochester in 1873 Sally Ride became the first woman in space in 1983, it’s Go Fishing Day and International picnic day; June 19 is National Kissing Day. Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached Natchitoches, they started arguing about the pro-

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The Reporter Square. Free rabies clinics coming up in Delaware Co. on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walton Hwy Garage, St. Hwy. 10. By law, all dogs and cats are required to have rabies vaccinations. Sunday, June 17, a Father’s Day french toast breakfast. Fathers eat free at the First Presbyterian Church on Clinton St. in Delhi - 8-11 a.m. Come to the Cannon Free Library in Delhi for paper airplane folding activities and contests at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. My thoughts of the week: June is Dairy month and we thank all who farm in any way to bring food to us. Farmers are very hard workers and we do appreciate them. My wishes to all fathers on their special day - June 17 - Father’s Day. Even though we have to wait a couple more days to receive our Reporter in the mail, it will be coming so we can wait. The change had to be made due to a printer change - its a changing world, you know. But, like they say, better late than never. After reading my articles from the old American Agriculturists with interest Billy Cash brought me some other very old farmers news papers called The Furrow put out by John Deere. From the 1914 issue of the Furrow put out by Chas. T. Telford of Delhi I found a very interesting article on Making Cider Vinegar. I’ve told people that I remember making our own vinegar in a big old crock when I was a kid on the farm. They say vinegar is very easy to make. There are two separate changes which take place during the conversion of apple juice into vinegar. (1) The sugar in the cider is changed to alcohol, and (2) the alcohol is converted into acetic acid. The alcoholic fermentation is caused by yeast bacteria, and the acetic fermentation by the bacteria which are present in immense numbers in the Mother of vinegar. Both of these changes require plenty of air and go on most rapidly at a temperature of about 75 degrees F. Failure of vinegar to make is usually due to lack of air or a too low temperature, or to the addition of vinegar, fresh cider before the sugar in the cider has had time to be changed into alcohol. The casks in which the fermentation is to take place should be filled not more than three-fourths full, in order to leave plenty of air space. The bung must be left out, but a loose plug of cotton may be placed in the hole to keep dirt from falling into the cider. The closing of the bunghole of the barrel with an empty bottle or any other stopper is not only useless, but injurious as it prevents the free entrance of air. In a cool cellar it will take about six months for all the sugar to change to alcohol and nearly two years for all the alcohol to change to acetic acid. By keeping the cask where the temperature remains at from 60 to 70 degrees the first change may be completed in about three months and the second in a year or less. This requires the moving

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nunciation of the city’s name. They bickered back and forth until they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the cashier, “Could you settle an argument for us? Would you pronounce where we are very slowly?” She leaned forward and said “Burr-gerr Kiiing.” It’s great to have brothers and sisters because there’s always someone dying to tell you the end of the movie you’re about to see so you don’t have to waste your time being surprised. A cute saying: Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it. Helpful Hint: With the summer grilling season with us try this with your burgers: Add mayo to keep the burgers moist, plus add a packet of onion soup mix and a tablespoon of pickle juice for more flavor.


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