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Walton Police Brutality Trial Ends in Financial Settlement For Plaintiff By Lillian Browne DELHI - Two and a half hours after 57 potential jurors were summoned to the second-floor courtroom of the Delaware County Courthouse, five men and three women were sworn in as jurors to hear police brutality allegations against the Walton Police Department and three of its officers - two now employed elsewhere - resulting from a Feb. 1, 2013 arrest in front of Danny’s Restaurant on Gardiner Place in the village. Pre-trial negotiations have so far been unsuccessful following William J. Picinich’s lawsuit alleging excessive and unnecessary use of police force by Walton police officers Chris Erwin, John Cornwell and Dan St. Jacques, in

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an arrest which Picinich says he suffered severe permanent physical injuries. For those injuries, Picinich was seeking both punitive and compensatory damages, asserting unnecessary and malicious conduct by the officers.

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According to court documents and previous coverage of court proceedings, Picinich was placed under arrest on Feb. 1, 2013 by former Walton Police Officer John Cornwell, who left the Walton Police Department for a position with the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office, and charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, following Picinich’s wife Tina’s traffic stop for a loud muffler See Police Brutality page 4

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Landon Schultz, 3, of Delhi, dances as his family looks on during Delhi’s Fair on the Square on Friday (See story on the inside).

Eminent Domain for Highway Garage Fraught with Problems

Hamden Supervisor Dubs Move a Strategic Grab for Delhi’s McFarland Property By Lillian Browne

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The Walton Police Station located on Mead Street.

Walton Council Directs Highway Boss to Cut Chain Illegally Blocking Town Road Additional Roads to be Resurfaced By Lillian Browne WALTON - Walton Highway Superintendent Walt Geidel was directed to cut a chain prohibiting traffic on a portion of Bonnie Fond Road, off state Highway 206 - about one-half mile north of Delaware Sports Center - at a meeting of the Walton Town Council on July 9.

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Geidel reported that the town road was “blocked” with a chain and though he made attempts to contact the property owner where the chain was placed via telephone, he was unsuccessful. Upon the suggestion of Councilmember Luis Rodriguez Betancourt, law enforcement will be requested to be on hand when the chain is “cut” and a letter from the town will be attached to the chain, so the person who placed it there will know who removed it and why. Geidel advised the council that if all of the property owners along the road request that the road be abandoned by the town and it be privately maintained they must all contact the town. Until the ownership and maintenance of the road changes, Geidel said, “You can’t put a chain across a town road.” Rodriguez Betancourt stated that the road provides access to a “well known” fishing spot on the West Branch of the Delaware River. See Town Boad page 4

DELHI -On the heels of Walton Supervisor and Department of Public Works Committee member Charlie Gregory’s death on June 25, a non-prefiled resolution to authorize eminent domain proceedings to force Joyce and Robert Bishop of Hamden

into selling their property, for what Bishops say is a low-ball and unrealistic price, narrowly passed by a vote of 2175 to 2066 by the Delaware County Board of Supervisors on June 27. Walton, not represented in the vote, would have cast an additional 558 votes, which could have resulted in a vote not to proceed with eminent

domain. Hamden Supervisor Wayne Marshfield said the vote, which he strongly opposed, is nothing more than another avenue to attempt to purchase the McFarland property on County Route 18 in Delhi, for the relocation of the county’s highway garage. The legislative body has not See Eminent Domain page 6

Del. Opportunities Receives $7,500 State Grant said Senator Seward. “These agencies are lifelines and, in many cases, are all that stand between a domestic violence victim and further harm.” “I am committed to continuing to be partners with all of you to make sure you have

Officials from the above mentioned agencies were present: Opportunities for ONEONTA - “Nearly 20 Otsego Crisis Intervention people per minute are physiDirector Will Rivera, Catholic cally abused by someone they Charities of Delaware, Otsego know. Nationally, in one year & Schoharie Counties Executhat equates to more than tive Director Lynn Glueckert, 10 million men and Senator Seward, Delaware women. We all know Opportunities Executive right in our region of Director Shelly Bartow, Opthe state it continues portunities for Otsego CEO to be a serious, seriDan Maskin, Liberty Reous problem as well,” sources Help Restore Hope said State Senator Center Senior Advocate James L. Seward durJennifer Price. ing a visit to Oppor“I am happy to assist to tunities for Otsego help make victims stronMonday. ger, better and safer and Delaware Opporto make our communities tunities was awarded safer as well,” said Seward. $7,500 of a state grant Representatives from totaling $45,000 to each agency thanked Senahelp support victor Seward for his assistims of domestic tance and detailed how the violence. Other area funds will be utilized. recipients included From Delaware OpporOpportunities for tunities, Shelly Bartow inOtsego - $15,000; troduced Demetra Alberti, Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter Catholic Charities of community services direcDelaware, Otsego & Delaware Opportunities Executive Director tor who oversees the Safe Schoharie Counties Shelly Bartow and State Senator James L. Against Violence Program. - $15,000 and Liberty Seward. “Our agency does a numResources (Chenango ber of things for victims County) - $7,500. the resources to carry out your such as information referral, “Fortunately we have key and our vital mission,” he said. advocacy, assistance and we groups and entities right in “During my time in the senate have a safe and confidential our region to not only shine a I have supported increased shelter. We cannot tell you light on this crime, but to pro- funding for domestic violence how much we appreciate this vide real assistance to those programs and to make sure funding each year so we can who suffer from domestic vio- your agencies receive their See Grant page 4 lence and are in need of help,” fair share.” By Rosie Cunningham


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There will be a DVH Volunteers meeting on Wednesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. at the board room on West St. Remember to bring an item for the food bank. Music on the Delaware will present a special bonus summer Coffeehouse on Sunday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walton Theatre. The performance features cellist and teaching artist Nicky Swett in an exploration of classic and contemporary solo cello music. This performance is free, as are all coffeehouse events, with donations gratefully accepted. Coffee, tea and desserts will be available. The regular Coffeehouse at the Theatre 2018-19 season will resume on Sept. 16, with the appearance of “a capella” group, Eight is Enough. Annual Wilson’s chicken barbecue and bake sale to benefit the Matthew Tweedie Memorial Scholarship will be Saturday, July 21 at Walton Motors on Delaware Street, the new sitenext to Kraft from 9:30 until sold out. Monetary donations, baked sale donations, and/or time greatly appreciated too. Community Vacation Bible School for Grades UPK-6 July 23-27 at the First United Methodist Church in Walton. From 6:30-8 p.m. each night. Music, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories the church at 101 North Street. Free, but space is limited, so sign up early. Call the office at 607-865-5765 to pick up or have a registration form mailed to you. Volunteers appreciated! Due to popular demand, the William B. Ogden Library will re-screen the movie “Indian Summer” on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at the library. The movie is not a documentary

about the details of the construction of the Cannonsville Reservoir, but rather a snapshot of the community’s attempt to come to terms with having been given notice that they would have to leave their homes and properties. There are recognizable locals in many scenes, and a snippet of a barn dance featuring “The Songwriter of the Catskills,” Grant Rogers. “Indian Summer” is not a lengthy film and the room will be open to discussion and reminiscing after the showing until 8. Free admission. Come out and enjoy the second free Walton Chamber of Commerce “Concert In The Park” featuring Country Express. It will be held Monday, July 16, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Bassett Park gazebo on Griswold Street. Rain date Wednesday, July 18. Bring your chair, blanket and your dancing shoes. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy an evening with good music and friends. UHS Delaware Valley Hospital will sponsor its annual cutest baby contest during the Delaware County Fair. Fair participants will judge, at $.50 a vote, at the hospital booth in the #1 commercial tent. First place winner - $100 savings account, second place - $50 savings account and third place - $25 savings account. A current photo of your child, two years of age or younger, not larger than 4”x6”. No framed or mounted photos. Child’s name, date of birth, parent’s name, address and phone number must be on back of photo. Include a self-addressed envelope if you would like your photo returned. Photos must be received no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at Delaware Valley’s Finance

Office, 20 West Street, Walton, UHS Primary Care sites in Walton, Downsville or Roscoe or mail to UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, Community Relations, 1 Titus Place, Walton, NY 13856. Photos are not accepted at the fair booth. Call 607-8652409 with questions. I was proud to see people flying flags this weekend in Walton. We really have a lot of people who fly the flag year round here. Did you see the beautiful display on Bruce Street? Pat and Al Reed put up eight large flags that lined their walk, as well as their flagpole in the front yard. They always do a beautiful job decorating for all the holidays. Also, thanks to Town Clerk Ronda Williams for the extra effort with her husband Tracy, to light up the tree at Veteran’s Plaza for the July 4th holiday. Charlie Gregory had expressed his desire to do that, and they got it done. Amazing how much the tree has grown since December! There were not quite enough lights six months later to go all the way to the top. Thanks to Jessica Barnes who went live on Facebook with the East Branch fireworks Saturday night. All I can say is wow! I hear that they have been amazing for the last few years. I know we will head over next year. But thanks to Jess I enjoyed them right from my couch this year. Don’t miss the evening of ukulele hosted by Carmen Borgia and members of Jumbo Bungalow on Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.. at the Ogden Library. 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 had someone close to them

take their life. Group will be held the second Wednesday of every month, 6 - 7 p.m., at 103 North Street - the parsonage next to the United Methodist Church. This month’s meeting is Wednesday, July 11. Use the front entrance on North Street. The Walton Farmers Markets will be Fridays, July 6, 20, August 3, 17, 31 and Sept. 14 and 28 at Walton’s Veteran’s Plaza, 181 Delaware Street. Come for fresh produce from local farmers and get your nutrients in the best possible way. WIC F&V checks are accepted. Rain or shine, they will be there. Walton First Baptist Church Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School at the Walton Fairgrounds July 16-20 from 6-8:15 p.m. Free for all kids age three - fifth grade. Come meet new friends, do amazing experiments, creative games and have tropical treats. To pre-register call Suzanne Winghart at 607-643-4264. If you are you looking for childcare for your three-five year old child, the YMCA Jumpstart program has extended the deadline to July 31. The program can be tailored to your needs for your child. Full or half days, two or three days a week, or a full week, and it can wrap with UPK (before or after). Take a look at the handbook, contact Rebecca Banker (rbanker@ oneontaymca.org). The YMCA will work with you to create a program unique for your childcare needs. This year’s car cruise is Saturday, Aug. 4 and will end the day from an event at Veterans Plaza for vendors. The Walton Lions will be running the fundraising “Car Cruise and Veterans Plaza Marketplace” event and need vendors at $10 a table. Reserve your spot with me or Chrissy at Ren-Rest - tell us how many

tables you want to bring. Payment should be made in advance to hold your spot. The Lions will sell refreshments and the day will end with the car cruise coming back to the Plaza after cruising the regular route starting at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds. The 16th annual 4-H Duck Race will be Saturday, July 21 at noon. Contact a local 4-Her to purchase your duck. You have to be in it to win it. Don’t know any local 4-Hers? No problem stop by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Hamden. Proceeds from the Duck Race support the Delaware County 4-H Program. Tickets are $5 each or 5 ducks for $20. Prizes will be awarded to the first five ducks that cross the finish line, first place $500, second place $250, third place $150, fourth place $100, and fifth place $50. 2018 Walton Booster Club Wrestling Camp, July 16-19 from 9-11:30 and 12:30-3; $50 per wrestler and breakfast and lunch are available free in the high school cafeteria. Three out-of-town head coaches, and three former Walton wrestling champions will be on hand with the W/DA coaches to run the camp; Peewee wrestlers through high school. Elementary wrestlers in grades K-3 must be accompanied by a high school teammate, sibling or parent. Register at the door, but it will be helpful for planning to register early by calling John Jackson at 607-287-2639. Free breakfasts and lunch for all children 18 and under at either school this summer starting this week through Aug. 9. Parents or sitters over 18 can also eat for a small fee, $2 for breakfast, $3 for lunch. Stop by whichever school is most convenient for you and enjoy a good meal with friends.

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Meet Pistol Popp, The Reporter Pet of the Week.

Meet Pistol Popp, Unofficial Mayor of Stamford By Rosie Cunningham STAMFORD - Meet Pistol Popp, The Reporter Pet of the Week. Pistol is an English Bulldog and is owned by Matt and Amanda Popp and their three sons - Parker, Paxton and Pace from Stamford. “She was 11 weeks-old when we got her and she’s from Iris Farms in Pine Bush,” said Amanda. “She’s a complete mush and ball of love. She is great with our boys, completes our family - and it’s nice having another girl in the house.” Pistol has taken part in local parades, frequents area athletics and is very much a social butterfly. “I’m not even a dog person and I’m obsessed with her,” said Amanda. “She loves going and watching little league games and travel baseball games,” said Matt. “When she is there, she gets spoiled by everybody.” To submit a pet of the week, email r.cunningham@thereporter.net.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced the release of two flood-risk management guidance documents for public review. The documents were developed under the Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA), which requires applicants for some state permits, state funding and certain facility-siting regulations to consider future physical climate risk due to sea-level rise, storm surge and flooding. The proposed guidance also addresses the approval funding of public infrastructure, and CRRA added mitigation of these hazards to the state’s list of smart-growth criteria for public infrastructure. There will be three public meetings for public information and comment, to provide the public with opportunities to learn about and comment on these guidance documents. The meeting closest to this area will be on Thursday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at DEC Headquarters in Albany, 625 Broadway, room 919. At these meetings, DEC will present information on CRRA and review recommended flood-risk management guidelines. Attendees are required to pre-register by email: climatechange@dec.ny.gov, or call 518-402-8448. The Albany meeting will also accessible online via webinar. Instructions for accessing the webinar are available on the DEC CRRA webpage.

Del. Co. Public Health Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics • July 11, from 5-6:30 p.m., at Colchester Hwy. Garage, 6292 River Road, Downsville; • July 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Deposit Town Clerk Building, 3 Elm St, Deposit; • July 18, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Delhi Fire Hall, 140 Delview Terrace, Delhi. By law, every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies. Cats and dogs are eligible for their first rabies vac-

cine at three months of age. Bring your pet’s previous vaccination record to verify eligibility for three-year coverage. Dogs must be on a leash and under proper control. Cats and ferrets should be in carrying cases. Local organizations donate the use of their facilities for these clinics. It is the pet owners’ responsibility to clean up after the animals. It’s the law;

fines can be given. Veterinarians are only available at the advertised clinic time and no earlier. For questions or for more information, call 607-832-5200 or visit www.delawarecountypublichealth.com.

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Deadline for Community Impact Grants Extended To July 27

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced the extension of the application period for Environmental Justice Community Impact grants. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to Friday, July 27. In April, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $4.5 million in Community Impact Grant funding is available to help communities facing environmental justice challenges address environmental concerns. The funding is provided by the state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). Seggos stated, “At Governor Cuomo’s direction, DEC is partnering with community leaders across the state to identify environmental vulnerabilities in New York’s underserved and economically disadvantaged communities. Together, we are developing smart and sustainable solutions to serve and protect communities based on what we learn from these communities, and grants are being targeted to support initiatives in communities most in need.” Community Impact Grants fund programs that target environmental and public health threats in low-income and minority communities. Funding will be distributed to communities across the state, and for the first time in the program’s history, organizations can request up to $100,000. The grants are administered through DEC’s Office of Environmental Justice. Since the program’s launch in 2006, more that $5 million has been distributed to 145 Environmental Justice projects statewide. Not-for-profit community-based organizations are eligible to apply for Community Impact Grants to work on projects that address environmental and public health concerns of residents in impacted neighborhoods. Organizations are required to have their primary office located in the affected community, serve the residents of an area equal or smaller than a town or city outside of New York City, or an area equal to or smaller than one of the five boroughs within New York City, and have a total revenue less than $3 million. Further eligibility information is available online at the Grant Opportunity Portal. Projects must address a community exposure to multiple harms and risks and include a research component that will be used to expand the knowledge of the affected community. Previous projects awarded by DEC have included public participatory science, water/air quality monitoring, urban farming, alternative energy projects curriculum development, infrastructure installation and more. Questions regarding this grant opportunity will be accepted through July 20. All questions and answers will be uploaded in the Grants Gateway on a rolling basis. Applicants are require to register and prequalify in the Grants Gateway before applying. This web-based grants management tool is used to improve the way grants are administered by the state. Once registered and prequalified, organizations can apply for the grant in the Grants Gateway. Instructions and applications are available online at the Grants Gateway website. For a complete list of guidelines and more information, contact DEC’s Office of Environmental Justice at justice@dec.ny.gov, 518402-2600, or visit DEC’s Environmental Justice web page.

Walton National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities Major General Anthony P. German, state of New York Adjutant General, has announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Tyler Rubera from Walton, assigned to the Forward Support Company, 204th Engineers, received a promotion to the rank of Specialist. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.

Andes Store May Re-Open at End of July ANDES — On June 8, Andes residents were surprised to find that the Argyle General Store was closed. For some time, people wondered why, and if it would re-open again. The mystery continued, and when visitors to the community walked up to a closed building, neighboring businesses could not help. On July 6, Andes Chamber of Commerce Robyn Ciccone stated, “It is my understanding that the store may open at the end of this month. Evidently, corporation of ownership (not of the building but of the store business), permits, gas account, and the like are all being changed over, which takes time. Before closing, it was the only store in the hamlet that sold gasoline, pizza, milk, beer and other necessities.

SWCD Meeting The regular meeting of the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at the Walton office.

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Fireworks are seen over SUNY Delhi on Friday during Delhi’s Fair on the Square.

Fair-goers attend Delhi’s Fair on the Square on Friday.

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Delhi’s Fair on the Square, a Community-Minded Good Time

By Rosie Cunningham DELHI - Delhi’s Fair on the Square emphasizes not only entertainment and plain ‘ol good fun, it brings together the community and families. July 6 was the first official Fair on the Square of the season, which run every Friday through the month on Courthouse Square in the village. According to Maggie Reinmann, one of approximately 10 organizers, some if the highlights included a bounce house, a balloon artist and fireworks, in addition to multiple vendors. “It went so well,” she said. “The weather was absolutely perfect. There were a lot of activities to do and a lot of things that families could take part in and that is what it is all about. The children absolutely had a ball.” Following the Delaware County Community Band, Blues Maneuvers entertained the crowd and those in attendance both actively listened or simply, “milled about.”

Reinmann said this is the 45th year the event has taken place and added that it originally began as a fundraising event following a drastic flood. “I think it has remained because it is a great evening for the community to come together as well as a family event,” she said. “Parents can take their children to Fair on the Square and know they are safe while visiting with friends.” Reinmann said that one of the perks is that it is entertainment for families at no cost. On July 13, the second Fair

on the Square will kick off at 6 p.m. Eric Haight and “Off the Record” will perform following the community band. Children can enjoy themselves with entertainment such as the Bubble Circus, Kiddie Cars and Ross Park Zoo out of Binghamton. The last Fair on the Square of the year will feature the Pinewood and Soap Box Derbies, along with live music. For more information about Fair on the Square, check out the website: www.faironthesquare.org.

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In other highway department activity, Geidel received authorization to expend nearly $61,000 in CHIPS (Consolidated Highway Improvement Program) funds to resurface portions of additional roads throughout the town. Those roads include: Bill Finch, Wakeman Brook, Weber, Tom Denman, Miller and Beers Brook Roads in addition to the Industrial Park on-demand road and the roadway leading to the former radio station on top of Bear Spring Mountain. In total, approximately three miles of roadway will be resurfaced. In other business before the town, newly appointed Supervisor Joe Cetta thanked the town councilmembers for their vote of confidence in his ability to lead the town. “I am extremely humbled that the town council looked to me to replace a guy with the caliber and quality of Charlie,” Cetta said. Prior to the start of the meet-

ing, Cetta asked the council for a moment of silence to remember Charlie Gregory. Cetta encouraged the public to view town council meetings on the town’s YouTube channel or on the town’s website at townofwalton.org. In other business: • The town’s equalization rate is officially 100-percent. The town will consider undertaking additional steps to ensure the rate remains at 100 percent, which, Cetta said, will be to the town’s benefit. The last time a town-wide reassessment was undertaken was nearly 40 years ago, Cetta said. • The New York State Department of Transportation “pull off” on top of state Highway 206/Bear Spring Mountain, is undergoing prep-work for repaving. The rest-area will remained closed until it is repaved, Cetta advised. Cetta applauded the efforts of New York state to maintain its properties in Walton, saying “If you keep it nice, they

will come.” State Department of Environmental Protection property maintenance crews have recently mowed the multi-use trail system on the Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management area which Walton relies on as part of its tourism-driven economy. The town will strive to work with the state to keep the trail system mowed and maintained, Cetta said. “Maybe we can share equipment and do it (mowing) through the town. This is a plus for everybody,” Rodriguez Betancourt said. • Walton employee union, Teamsters, have notified the town that its contract expires Dec. 31 of this year and it would like to begin negotiating a new contract. The last employee contract was a three-year retroactive contract. • The council unanimously passed a resolution upon the request of Delaware Opportunities, which administers the federally funded small cit-

Grant... continued from front page enhance the programs we have in place to make them more accessible and implement them in the correct way.” Seward said he is also a proponent of strong laws to help protect women, curb domestic violence and assist victims. “Victims of domestic violence and sexual harassment are often dealing with both physical and emotional trauma. Throughout my time as a state senator, I have worked to enact laws to help protect individuals from violence and ensure that victims are not mistreated further and are able to start rebuilding their lives,” he said. According to a press release from Senator Seward’s office, this year, the state budget included several provisions to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Several bills

were passed by both the senate and assembly and will be sent to the governor for final approval and include preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, protecting taxpayer funds from being used for individual sexual harassment judgments. Preventing “Sextortion” and helping survivors of rape and sexual assault. “This year’s state budget included funding to support survivors of rape and sexual assault,” he said. “New requirements ensure that untested rape kits are now stored for 20 years, an enhancement from the current 30-day requirement. This will address serious concerns about the current lack of long-term storage for untested rape kits and will increase the ability of rape and sexual assault survivors to have the time they need to pursue and

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get justice. In addition, rape survivors will never have to pay any costs, including insurance co-pays, for a rape examination or hospital visit.” Seward also said he is working to create a “Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights.” In addition, he would like to work to prohibit sex offenders from driving for Uber and Lyft; Prohibit sex offenders from working with children in child care, recreational, entertainment and other similar settings; Protect victims by ensuring that victim and witness statements made to authorities regarding sexual abuse remain private and are not subject to disclosure to the general public through the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL); Create a registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony, also known as Brittany’s Law. “Key measures to increase community awareness and bar predators from vulnerable individuals and locations are needed to strengthen public safety. Going forward, I will continue to advocate for these and other bills to protect innocent victims, provide police and prosecutors with the tools they need to arrest and convict those who commit such heinous acts, and to increase the penalties imposed on the offenders,” Seward concluded.

ies Community Development Block Grant, to allow for applicants to the grant program to file complaints for discrimination, which will in turn be referred to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). • The Walton Chamber of Commerce will host its next concert at Basset Park on July 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. If the concert is rained out, it will be held on Wednesday, July 18. • The Walton Dog Control Officer received three complaints in June and of those complaints seized two dogs, which were turned over to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society in Delhi. The dog control officer drove 86 miles in June for related activity. • The Walton Town Code Enforcement Officer issued 13 building permits; completed one certificate of occupancy

inspection and completed 32 building inspections in June. During June, the code enforcement officer drove 321 miles. • The town approved the use of More Park for a wedding ceremony on Aug. 25 and the use of Veterans’ Plaza on Aug. 4 for vendors as part of an annual car-cruise event. There is a $50 refundable deposit for the use of Veteran’s Plaza, there is no fee for the use of More Park. Permits must be secured for use of either townowned park. • Kevin Armstrong was appointed as Deputy Supervisor. Armstrong has been a longserving deputy supervisor under the leadership of former Supervisors Charlie Gregory and Bruce Dolph. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Walton Town Council is scheduled for Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.

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outside of the Walton eatery. She was driving there, she said in court documents, to pick up her husband. As she parked her vehicle outside the restaurant, court documents and attorney statements to the prospective jury revealed, that not one, but three police cruisers with emergency lights flashing - on the light bar and in the grill surrounded Tina Picinich as she parked her vehicle outside the eatery. The flashing lights, Picinich’s attorney Terry Hoffman said, drew the attention of many people. Some of those people were subpoenaed as witnesses for the Plaintiff. Those witnesses alerted William Picinich - Bill to those who know him - that his wife was being detained by police outside the restaurant. Court documents reveal that Picinich exited the eatery and approached the three law enforcement officers, demanding to know what was going on. A supporting deposition, sworn to by Cornwell, states that Picinich was told to remove himself from the scene by former Walton Police Officer Chris Erwin, who is currently employed by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. This is where police testimony and Picinich’s testimony diverge. Cornwell swears in his supporting deposition that Picinich became belligerent, swearing at them. Picinich makes no mention of swearing in his version of the events from justice court proceedings, and instead stated that he turned around and started walking back into the eatery when he was forcibly “taken to the ground” and placed under arrest. The way in which

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he was aggressively handled, Picinich said, resulted in a retear of a previous right shoulder rotator cuff injury. The issue to be tried by the Delaware County Supreme Court jury was whether excessive force was used in the arrest.

Criminal Charges Dismissed

Picinich was found notguilty of the criminal charges lodged against him stemming from his wife’s traffic stop, following a jury trial in Walton Justice Court on Oct. 29 and 30, 2014. In Supreme Court, following the village of Walton’s request to have the excessive use of force case thrown out, Judge John F. Lambert found that the village of Walton “may be held liable for injuries where a police officer uses excessive force in an arrest; and a police officer may be held liable for assault and battery even when performing an official duty if excessive force was used and the force used was not reasonable.” In order to recover damages, Picinich must convince a jury that there was physical contact and that the contact was ‘offensive.’” In a ruling prior to trial, the court determined that “The plaintiff’s injury is severe, while the charged crimes are relatively minor.”

He Said, He Said, He Said

In choosing a jury, Lambert began by telling assembled jurors that there was an “allegation of excessive use of force by police officers” that resulted in “alleged injuries to the plaintiff.” Picinich’s lawyer quizzed the first panel of 14 jurors by asking them questions: Are you familiar with Danny’s Restaurant? Have you ever worked for an insurance company or a municipality - a taxpayer funded entity? Are you intimidated by the Defendants - two of which are in uniform and carrying guns, though they have the right to wear uniforms and carry guns? Should police officers be believed simply because they are police officers? Have you ever suffered an injury that has been disabling? Would you weigh the testimony of a police officer like anyone else? Do you agree that police officers are tasked with de-escalating a situation and can sometimes exaggerate the truth or invent facts? Respondents’ counsel, Michael Cook of Ulster County, in turn told jurors that there is a different standard of proof in civil cases than in criminal cases. In civil cases, Cook said, like this one, jurors merely need to find “a preponderance of evidence,” which, he said, means “it’s more likely than not.” He told the jurors who had not yet heard about the criminal charges, that they could not consider the dismissal of the criminal charges during the trial. See Police Brutality 10


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The Fair Street Bridge in Margaretville is closed for construction.

Road Repairs, Improvements Underway

According to the Delaware County Department of Public Works (DPW) oil and stone operations began in the northern portion of Delaware County on Monday, July 9. The work will began on County Road (CR) 18, will move to CR 33, CR 16 and CR 14. Work will then move south to CR 21 and CR 23E before finishing on CR 28. The expected time for these repairs is approximately three weeks, weather depending. The Fair Street bridge over the East Branch of the Delaware River in the village of Margaretville, town of Middletown, was closed as of Monday, July 9 for bridge deck joint repairs. The bridge will remain closed for approximately two weeks depending on the weather. Drivers will be redirected first to Main Street, then to NYS Route 30. The county Route 28 bridge over the East Branch of the Delaware River at Fishs Eddy in the town of Hancock was closed for deck repairs on Monday, July 9. Work crews estimate the bridge will remain closed for two weeks. During the time of repairs, drivers will be directed to O&W Road to East Branch, then north on Bridge Street to County Route 17. The DPW asks the traveling public to exercise extreme caution - slow down and respect road workers and other drivers and expect significant delays during work periods. Suggested reduced speed limits will be posted for the roads, as the process will create loose stones that can be thrown and cause damage at normal speeds.

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Senator Seward tours the town of Middletown salt and sand storage shed after announcing a $70,000 state grant to fund a roof replacement project at the facility. From left, Superintendent of Highways John Biruk, Senator James L. Seward, Supervisor Patrick Davis.

Seward Delivers Funding For Town of Middletown

State Senator James L. Seward joined officials from the town of Middletown recently to announce a $70,000 capital grant secured by Senator Seward through the State and Municipal Facilities Program to fund a roof replacement for the town’s salt and sand storage shed. The current roof is approximately 20 years old and has developed numerous leaks and other structural issues.

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble To Perform in Stamford Friends of Music of Stamford will present the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, July 15. The group, consisting of four young jazz musicians, will play at the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street, starting at 3 p.m. The musicians, Martin Jaffe, Evan Atwell-Harris, Addison Frei, and Cameron MacIntosh will perform songs by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and others. Admission for the event is by donation, with the suggested donation being $12 per person, and $6 for seniors and students. There are no reservations or advance ticket sales for the event.

Crafts and Fishing: The DHS has a Program for Everyone The Delhi Historical Society (DHS) will host a day for crafting enthusiasts on Saturday, July 14. The event will start at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. at DHS, 47 Main Street. Artisans will demonstrate skills and display their wares. The next DHS program will be held Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library, 40 Elm Street. David Brandt will present the history of fly fishing in the area. He will demonstrate the fly fishing casting technique outside the library following the program if weather permits. David is a charter member of the Dave Brandt chapter of Trout Unlimited, a group of sports enthusiasts in the Oneonta area united by their love of angling. Future programs and exhibits can be found on the DHS website, www.delhinyhistory.org.

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actually filed eminent domain proceedings, but instead authorized the county’s attorney to do so. If legal proceedings are undertaken, according to Department of Public Works Commissioner Wayne Reynolds, it is likely that the court will not favor Delaware County, for a variety of reasons. Not only is a highway or maintenance garage not critical infrastructure though Reynolds said the building is public infrastructure and it is necessary - there are other locations that the garage can be built; a written offer to purchase the property was never made by Delaware County; and an option to purchase the property was never negotiated or offered. Reynolds said eminent domain proceedings can be stopped at any time, if the attorneys - Bishops’ and the county’s, can begin negotiations. The problem, Joyce and Robert Bishop said, is that negotiations never officially began in the first place. Though the county obtained an appraisal, it was never provided to Bishops - rather, the county verbally offered Bishops $400,000, followed by an increased offer of $600,000, presumably based on the unseen and undisclosed appraisal. Bishops were told that they should obtain their own appraisal, but have so far been unable to find a licensed appraiser who is willing to make a fair appraisal of their property. The Bishops dropped the sale price to a bottom line number - $1.2 million. Likewise, Bishops said,

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County highway equipment and trucks will be stored under cover in this shelter, which has been outfitted with electric to plug the trucks in during the winter months. they are not willing to subdivide their property - and why should they have to? they asked. The county was willing to purchase the entire McFarland property, Bishop said, and later subdivide it and sell the unneeded portions. Regard eminent domain proceedings, Reynolds said, a judge will look to see if there was an attempt by the government to purchase the

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property prior to eminent domain proceedings. “If there was no attempt, that doesn’t look good,“ Reynolds said. Likewise, Reynolds said, there was never an offer on an option for the purchase of the Bishop property. His preference, he said, would have been to enter into an option rather than hide behind eminent domain proceedings. Reynolds further clarified that although an option price for the McFarland property was discussed - including the value of the option - a check was never given to the property owner or authorized by the Board of Supervisors. Joyce Bishop took issue with the lack of an option offer. Unlike the McFarland property, which is used as a weekend or second home there are three businesses that operate on her property and she and her husband live there full time, she said. “We are not the ones who refused to negotiate,” Joyce

DELHI — The total number of Delaware County Democrats who voted in the primary for the 19th Congressional district is now final. There were 1,634 voters who went to the polls, and there were only nine blanks. The numbers after 167 absentee ballots were counted were 114 in Andes, 57 in Bovina, 66 in Colchester, 70 in Davenport, 184 in Delhi, 25 in Deposit, 118 in Franklin, 42 in Hamden, Hancock 62, Harpersfield 44, Kortright 62, Masonville 18, Meredith 82, Middletown 206, Roxbury 133, Sidney 142, Stamford 69, Tompkins 19 and Walton 121. Gareth Rhodes received a total of 340 votes, Brian Flynn 327, Antonio Delgado 292, Jeff Beals 265, Pat Ryan 192, Erin Collier 115, and Dave Clegg 94. Delgado, who won the district, also considerably boosted his numbers district-wide. At the district level, the totals were not available when The Reporter went to press.

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Bishop said, “The county has refused.” She was also shocked at how she found out about eminent domain proceedings - via the newspaper. “The county is simply not communicating anything with us,” she said. She characterized the county’s behavior as both rude and disrespectful. “We have been accommodating to Mr. Reynolds and his consultants since November and have gone above and beyond what most people would do. That he would blind-side us like this - I have no explanation.” The law is clear with regard to eminent domain, Reynolds continued, the property owner is entitled to fair market value for any property that is taken for a public project. The law, Reynolds continued, is very specific that you can not take any more land than what is necessary for the project. The first thing the county needs to do, he said, is to establish exactly how much property is needed to build a new garage. A lot of investigative work is needed, Reynolds said, in determining whether the property is suitable for the project. Environmental studies need to be done and a storm water project has to be designed to accommodate regulations and facility size. In order to do either one of those things, he continued, the county needs access to the Bishops property. Joyce Bishop was shocked at the suggestion that access was ever denied to begin with. She stated that Reynolds had called them

at 4:30 p.m., one afternoon and told them he needed access to the property the following day. Robert Bishop was out of state on business and Joyce Bishop had a prescheduled appointment and was unable to accommodate the request. Both Joyce Bishop and Wayne Reynolds have stated they are willing to negotiate, but it is up to their attorneys now. Meanwhile, demolition of a section of the current garage building on Page Avenue in Delhi, continues. A portion of the building is expected to be torn down by early fall. When asked why he would proceed with the demolition of a section of the building without having a new location to go to, Reynolds said that county hired consultants determined that the building was “unsafe.” If the building was determined to be unsafe, Reynolds was asked, why hasn’t it been condemned or employee safety organizations demanding that employees no longer work inside the building? The only person who can condemn a structure is the county code enforcement officer, Dale Downing, who said that he relied on the county consultants’ recommendations and has also found the building to be unsafe. There are 24 employees located in the Page Avenue structure, not including engineering or administrative personnel, who are housed in other space. There are 11 employees working in the former Wickham building.

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A ribbon cutting was held last week as the Great Delhi Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Shire Pub in an official grand re-opening in the village of Delhi.

The Delaware County Board of Elections advises that once a petition is filed, you have three days to file an objection. For designating petitions filed on Monday, July 9, general objections must be received by Thursday, July 12. For designating petitions filed on Tuesday, July 10, general objections must be received by Friday, July 13. For designating petitions filed on Wednesday, July 11, or Thursday, July 12 general objections must be received by Monday, July 16. You have six days to file specific objections, from the day a general objections was made. For general objections filed on Thursday, July 12, specifications must be received by Wednesday, July 18. For general objections filed on Friday, July 13, specifications must be received by Thursday, July 19. For general objections filed on Monday, July 16, specifications must be received by Monday, July 23.


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Shown here are several invasive species. Those who see them should report them to DEC, DAM. and other organizations listed here.

Invasive Species Awareness Week

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets have annouced, with a Governor’s state proclamation that July 8-14 is the state’s fifth annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW ). ISAW is an annual campaign that encourages New Yorkers to help protect the state’s land and waters from the negative impacts of invasive species. The theme of this year’s campaign is “What YOU can do to help stop the spread!”, focusing on simple actions people can take to keep these unwanted species from hitchhiking to new areas. During ISAW, citizens have ample opportunities to learn how to identify, survey, manage and map invasive species. There are morte than 100 ISAW events being held across the state. Invasive species are plants, Animals, insects and pathogens that are not native to an area and cause harm to the environment or human health, These pests are one of the greatest threats to New York’s biodiversity, and residents can help to stop their spread. Initiated in 2014, ISAW is one component of a larger invasive species education campaign, “Stop the Invasion:Protect NY from Invasive Species,” coordinated by the Invasive Species Council, Invasive Species Advisory Committee, and the Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs). Last year, more than 150 events were held statewide, attracting more than 6,000 participants. This year, such an event is being held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13 at the Shavertown Trail, in the town of Andes and close to the Pepacton Reservoir, along with the ribboncutting of the boot-brush station which is being installed by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and is in partnership with the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership.

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The Walton farmer’s market is up and running for the summer, one of the three CCE sponsored markets in Delaware County for 2018. By Anthony Morgano Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Delaware County will sponsor the Sidney, Walton and Deposit farmers’ markets for the 2018 season. These markets have been established for the convenience of local residents and participants in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) through WIC clients and Delaware County Office for the Aging. In addition to cash sales, WIC clients and income eligible senior citizens may redeem their farmers’ market nutrition program coupons at these local markets. Returning vendors for this year include Russell’s Products & Produce and East Brook Community Farm. Joining them is a new vendor, Fantasy Fruit Farm. The markets will

feature fresh produce including beets, strawberries, blueberries, chard, herbs, kohlrabi, melons, onions, peppers, spinach, beans, squash, tomatoes and other fresh fruits and vegetables. A new program has been introduced to the Walton Farmers’ Market this summer. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program was designed to help prevent and manage chronic diet-related diseases by increasing affordability and access to nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms. Russell’s Products and Produce, East Brook Community Farm and Fantasy Fruit Farm are all vendors included in this program. Enrolling in the program will grant participants regular meetings with a registered dietician, wellness coordinator,

or community health worker over six-to-eight months. The “prescription” patients receive from the meetings will be vouchers to redeem at participating markets. WIC participants are eligible to receive a $20 FMNP coupon booklet which will be distributed through Sept. 30 and expire Nov. 30, 2018. Contact Andrea Byrne at Delaware Opportunities - 607-746-1701 for more information. Eligible Delaware County senior citizens can pick up coupons at the Office of the Aging, 97 Main Street, Delhi, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other distribution sites include senior dining centers and senior housing units. Contact Yvonne Brock at Delaware County Office for the Aging - 607-8325750 - for more information.

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As You Wish...

A new store opened in Walton Saturday - “As You Wish Designs and Gifts” - is in the 38 West Street shopping complex near Feather and Stone Restaurant. The store is a personalized gift shop, candy store and party supply store. Promotional items and banners for businesses or pleasure, over 30 flavors of salt water taffy and other nostalgic candy, and pinatas and all the party supplies you could need - are available. Owners Scott Gleason and Christine Gonzalez will be happy to help with custom needs. Pictured are the owners, left to right, Christine and Scott, with Christine’s son Joey Sousa-Feraudo and Scott’s sister, Rachel Gleason.

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Dozens of onlookers found places along either side of the street to watch as the firefighters and various other floats made their way to Humble Park. By Anthony Morgano The East Branch Fire Department hosted its annual Fireman’s Field Days on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7. The event took place at Humble Park in East Branch, and offered food, vendors and live music to those in attendance.

Saturday night, the Fireman’s Field Day parade passed through East Branch and finished up at the park where the event was being held. Fireworks, another attraction of the Fireman’s Field Days, lit up the skyline both nights, giving patrons a show. Kevin Keesler, the event organizer for the past 17 years, said, “It was a great weekend.

We had great weather and a good crowd.” The event also featured a softball tournament, as well as a cornhole tournament, providing entertainment outside of the food and fireworks. In closing, Keesler said, “I just want to thank everyone that helped make the event such a success.”

Emergency Blood Shortage: Red Cross Issues Urgent Call For Blood Donors

An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross has added about 6,500 additional appointment slots at donation centers and community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks to accommodate more donors. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate. Upcoming blood donation opportunities through July 31: Delhi July 11: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., State University of New York Delhi O’Connor Center for Community Engagement, 2 Main Street; July 13: 1 - 6 p.m., Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 41861 State Highway 10. Margaretville July 20: 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., Mountainside Residential Care Center, 42158 State Highway 28. Sidney July 17: 1 - 6 p.m., Sidney Elks Lodge, 104 River Street; July 21: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saint Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 139 West Main Street; July 27: 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., A.O. Fox Tri-Town Campus, 43 Pearl Street West Walton July 16: 12 noon - 5 p.m., Watershed Agricultural Council, 44 West Street; July 23: 2 - 6 p.m., Pines Brook Church, 1444 Pines Brook Road.

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Antonio Delgado shares a lighter moment with a potential constituent during his meet-and-greet at Neahwa Park in Oneonta on the Fourth of July. Mr. Delgado, a Harvard-educated lawyer, erstwhile hip hop artist/executive and scion of upstate working-class parents, won the June 26 Democratic primary and will run against against incumbent Rep. John Faso in the November election, in a bid to represent the NY 19th Congressional District. He spoke briefly to the crowd that had gathered in the sweltering heat, calling for a return to “Dignity, Civility and Respect” in public life, but spent most of his time engaging one-on-one with park-goers and potential voters.


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Walton Central School District Announces Honor Rolls

Walton Central School has announced its eighth and final marking period honor rolls for the 2018-2019 school year for grades 9-12. Superintendents List 95-100 Average: Grade 12: Katie Brooks, Jordan Condon, Liliana DelBalso, Taylor Gardner, Nicholas Kilmer, William Kleisner, Cindy Lam, Shaelie McClenon, Hailey O’Dell, Joel Rhinehart, Diandra Smith, Alex Sorochinsky. Grade 11: Brett Charles, Brittney Closs, Sophia Elston, Vincent Escobar, Olivia Harby, Maranda Klinger, Samantha Layton, Madison LeBarge, Jordynn Palmatier, Camberly VanValkenburg, Christian Vitek, Sophie Wagner. Grade 10: Treasure Brooker, Chelsea Finch, Tianna Gladstone, Christina Goodrich, Mara Little, Brenden McCormack, Michelle Ritter, Isaac Vesterfelt, Lucas Walley, Kyle Wright, Natalie Wright. Grade 9: Ellissa Beach, Kali Bosket, Allison Charles, Riley Gancio, Emma Harby, Cael Howland, Kandra McGraw, Celestine Mingle, Katelynn Ostrander, Grace Rhinehart, Danielle Sebastian, Layla Sprague, Kora Young. Principals List - 90-94 Average: Grade 12: Chelsea Bakker, Rachel Carman, Tonia Copeland, Kylie Coviello, Kaelyn Foster, Molly Gavett, Claire Loker, Richard Stankiewicz, Caleb Stanton, Natasha Wayman, Anthony Williams, Bailey Wood. Grade 11: Madison Barnhart, Baylee Barringer, Meghan Bartlett, Raina Howe, Christina Huntress, Jordan Johnston, Ri-

ley McAdams, Hunter McGonigle, Chandler Merwin, Owen Pieper, Caleb Robinson, Kiara Scofield, Alaina Tweedie, Ethan Wood. Grade 10: Noah Aubin, Kathlyn Bakker, Carmella Cioffi, Noah Condon, Brooke Gerace, Max Jacobs, Nicholas Lamoreaux, Luisa Siniscalchi, Jewel Twyman, Emma Walley, MaKayla Whiteside. Grade 9: Anthony Cetta, Abigail Closs, Antonia McCormack, Mario Rosario, Courtney Russell, Dominick Siniscalchi. Honor Roll - 85-89 Average Grade 12: Jacob Beach, Damien Beers, Joshua Coffee, Dallas Crossman, Gretchen Decker, Michael Halstead, Abbie Hodges, Austin Ladd, Austin Merwin, Shane Merwin, Kesley Miller, Dakota Nichols, Lillian Schoch, Robert Swiatek, Olivia Taylor, Willow Underwood, Angel Wayman, Juilio Yokote. Grade 11: Anthony Armstrong, Payton Barnes, Dallas Carman, Nolan Church, Zachary Coviello, Carissa Crandall, James Gransbury, Madison Graupman, Olivia Haven, Kiara Kinch, Thomas Maguire, Alyssa McNeil, Jose Mirabal, River Reed, Justin Rolf, Hadassah Stafford, Jade Wright. Grade 10: Madison Barnes, McKenzie Clough, Morgan Condon, Camie Edwards, Hailey Gardner, Ryan Hanley, Rae Hodges, Jamie Klein, Stephanie Kole, Kennedy Williams. Grade 9: Brynne Backus, Damian Backus, Lauren Frank, Sarah Gladstone, Karissa Hawk, Jubilee Klimas, Rylee MacDonald, Cody Merwin, Evan Miller, Mallory Sprague, Sierra Tweedie.

College News Nicole Ann Smith, daughter of Rose and Scott Smith of Sidney, received an undergraduate degree from Providence College Sunday, May 20. Smith, a biology major, graduated with honors with a bachelor of science degree. Angus MacLeod, East Meredith, has earned a place on the Bard College at Simon’s Rock dean’s list for the Spring 2018 semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must carry 14 or more credits and achieve a grade point average of 3.5. Student’s earning a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.79 appear on SUNY Oswego’s spring 2018 deans’ list, including Rachel E. Smith of Walker Road in Hancock, a senior childhood education major, and Aedan J. Flaherty, East River Road, Walton, a senior zoology major. A total of 222 SUNY Oneonta students earned provost’s list honors for the spring 2018 semester. To qualify for the provost’s list, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more. Delaware County students include Abigail Dennis of Treadwell, Victoria Lent of Sidney, Elizabeth Niebanck of Delhi, Chrystal Savage of Delhi, Morgan Sullivan of Grand Gorge and Heather Van Zile of Walton.

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RCS Fourth Period Honor Roll

The Roscoe Central School has announced its fourth marking period honor roll for grades 7-12. Superintendent Honor Roll Grade 10: Alisha Trautschold; Grade 8: Zelda Adams, Jack Madera, Rebecca Stickle; Grade 7: Jacqueline Lambe. High Honor Roll Grade 12: Noah Steele, Elise Yamen, Desmond Lambe, Samantha Cruz, Michael Revicki, Daniel Clancy; Grade 11: Taylor Roseo, Cheyanne Ryder;

Grade 10: Carly Lawler, Breanna Kipp, Kia Haering; Grade 9: Cole DeRosia, Hunter Appley; Grade 8: Alaniz Ruiz Gongora, Annabelle Creamer, Paul Coman, Brodie Kipp, Gianna Ballard, Daniel Irwin, Loriann Herrera; Grade 7: Meagan McDoal, Anthony Teipelke. Honor Roll Grade 12: Stavros Niforatos, Erik Dusseldorp, Christian Mootz; Grade 11: Kathryn Hendrick-

son, Austin Magie, Connor Gartland, Madison Rhodes, Parker Rosencranse, Madison Ackerly, Erick Hill, Ty Engle; Grade 10: Kyle Summerson, Kyra Breihof, Damien O’Connor, Stephanie Kirk; Grade 9: David Diaz, Nathan Textor, Emily Tomah; Grade 8: Ashley Nieves, Benjamin Ackerly, Matthew Hogan, Olivia Cruz; Grade 7: Liam Haering, Ashlee Ladenhauf, Joseph Park.

Townsend School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll The following students are on the fourth quarter superintendent’s list, principal’s list and honor roll at Walton’s Townsend Elementary School. Grade 5 Superintendent’s List: Aiden Chambers, Riley Hyer, Eli Jones, Makenna MacGibbon, William Neske, Caragh O’Connor, Aurora Siniscalchi, Addyson Trimbell, Hannah Velardi, Addison Yetto. Principal’s List: Malachi Barringer, Jordan Covey, Acadia Gates, Olivia Hulse, Nicholas Loukasgiles, MaryClaire Mascioli, Brody Moore, Ivan

Richardson, Amelia Somers, Timothy Tweedie Jr., Emma Wood. Honor Roll: Peyton Pettit, Eli Prior, Anthony Soto, Landon Taylor, Reese Underwood, Damien Watson, Abigail Wright. Grade 4 Superintendent’s List: Gianna Armstrong, Chris Caffery, Nate Harrington, Carter McNamara, Kahrin Vesterfelt, Delana Wood, Kylie Wood. Principal’s List: Chasidy Constable, Abigail Doig, London Gardner, Gavin Harrington, David Hoyt, Delaney

Kilmurray, Angelas Mills, Grayson Palmer, Arwen Tracey. Honor Roll: Sierra Allen, Olivia Barnes, Olivia Bartlett, Aiden Branigan, Zachary Bullis, Lucas DuMond, Christian Faulkner, Kaleb Gaines, Katelynn Gregory, Trystan Haywood, Phade Lindsay, Maddox Little, Jaylynn MacRabie, John Napoleone, Anthony Navas, Lucas Rice, Hayden Robinson, Caden Scofield, Maddisen Scofield, Alyson Siar, Daniel Taranin, Layne VanValkenburg, Kyle Vetro, Hayleigh Weil, Elijah Williams.

Delaware Academy CSD at Delhi Quarter 4 Honor Rolls Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi has released its fourth quarter honor rolls for its 2017-2018 school year. Principal’s Honor Roll Grade 12: Logan Bruce, ZoeMarie Fuentes, Katelynne Hadley, Jack Halberian, Chase Hoyt, John Hultenius, Adam, Hyduk, Emily Kollig, Meredith Mable, Kelly Rolfe, Jack Stanton, John Vickers. Rose Wake, Olivia Wakin. Grade 11: Raegan Bracchy, Jessica Davis, Kate Davis, Jasper Koota, Jillian Lees, Aileen Nealis, Miles Philion, Anna Post, Sarah Roberts. Grade 10: Hayley Angus, Lizette Bishop, Rachel Blocker, Rija Francisco, Michael Griswold, Renzo Guevarra, Ani Kollig, Aolani McCarthy, Morgan Rynkiewicz, Ty Saleman, Kayleigh Verspoor. Grade 9: Diego Aguirre, Logan Aikens, Molly Arehart, Joshua Baxter, Isabella Cecce, Lauren Davis, Katie Dean, Magdalena DeMeo-Meres, Bailey Ernst, Asa Giles, Jonathon Hadley Jr., Fiona O’Neill, Gina Reinhardt, Rachel Schnabel, Sadie Tucker, Paul Vickers, Sarah Wake, Corey Zwick. Grade 8: Sienna Dorr, Garrett Fitch, Abbriele Leahy, Sylvia Liddle, Lucia Marsiglio, Camille Mueller, Amanda Nealis, Lorelei Ogden, Marco Shaw, Annaliese Taylor, Anna Tessier, Lonnie Weiss, Thomas Worden. Grade 7: Lane Ackerly, Julia Baxter, Tyler Branigan, Grace Burczak, Zachary Finch, Alyssa Gioffe, Owen Haight, Lucille Menke, Logan Nealis, Vidya Samudrala, Luke Schnabel, Ysa Shaw, Carter Tarrants, Elianna Tarrants, Izabella Tucker, Vincent Van Maaren. Grade 6: Tanner Bracchy, Bryce Burrows, Ryan Burrows, Samuel Davis, Noah Dungan, Alethea Ferrara, Olivia Finkle, Kara Fitch, Meghan Hadley, Gretel Hilson-Schneider, Erin Kenefick-Coppersmith, Eleanor Lees, Brianna May, Rose McPheely, Risdon Muther Reed, Tabor Muther Reed, Sofia Olson, Evelyn Potrzeba,

Samantha Robert, Elodie VanNostrand, Victoria Verspoor, Natalie Vredenburgh. High Honor Roll Grade 12: Benjamin Arehart, William Branigan, Julia Burns, Delmar Crim III, Morgan Ehrhard, Jacob Finn, Brenna Gioffe, Ava Green, Erika Guevarra, Hunter Hitchcock, Caranne Ingram, Kayla Komosinski, Megan Merrill, Alex Mullenix, Johannes Ramboll, Faith Savage, Evan Storrs.

Grade 11: Conor Aikens, Paul Avila, Hannah Baxter, Adrionna Cecce, Skylar Costello, Autumn Dorr, Teresa Ewing, Victoria Hunt, Craig Reese, Benjamin Reinhardt, Molly Sherman, Alexander Taylor, Lindsay Whitbeck, Nathan Wood. Grade 10: Sarah Ackerly, Carly Bower, Tyler Bruce, Carly Burczak, Cecil Davis III, Gerilyn DeDominicis, Richard Lalosh III, Stella Mueller, Emilia O’Neill, Morgan Robert, Kaitlyn Sutliff, Preston VanWie, Megan White. Grade 9: Lucas Branigan, Jodean Bray, Chance Caffery, Katerina Charlton, Jessica Coleman, Arista Elderkin, Alexander Haight, Adriana Merino, Madison Miller, Aidan Paoli, Melody Riggs, Lauren Rosa, Hunter Sanford, Ava Sprague, Emma Sulger. Grade 8: Cecelia Finn, Abigail Kievit, Mya Kollig, Ashley Komosinski, Elizabeth Lamport, Samuel Lees, Breanna Lowe, Shaina Mondore, Lauren Packard, Elise Raponkus, Joelle Smith, Georgiana Verspoor, Cadence Wakin. Grade 7: Justin Bender, Benjamin Blocker, Hallee Bodo, Jared Coleman, Emily Davis, Ryan Doenges, Sage Eagle Road, Alton Francisco, Amber Gardner, Sofia Ghersi, Matthew Griswold, Kirstin Lalosh, Jayle Leonard, Brock Mattice, Rieley Merino, Rose Merwin, Lana Miller, Nicole Noeth, Jude Riggs, Rowan Walsh, Samantha White, Ryan Wilson. Grade 6: Elizabeth Charlton, Perrylee Eubanks, Angelo Krzyston, Jasmine Layton, Andrew Liddle, Meredith McCann, Lawrence McCumiskey,

Luke Pringle, Isabelle Starr, Eleanor Wagner. Honor Roll Grade 12: Kendra Ackerly, Brett Anderson, Michael Cardillo, Nathaniel Craft, Erik Gullow, Mikayla Pernice, Gaige Sawyer, Noah Vohs. Grade 11: Sarah Benecke, Connor Ferguson, Timothy Hebbard, Rose Murray-Hand, Tristan Olson, Elysia Shampine, Owen Solorzano-Eighmey, Shaie Vollkommer, Madison White. Grade 10: Anthony Aukstikalnis, Sean Carron, Riley Davis, Xavier Gardepe, Destiny Hook, Timothy James, Brodie Leahy, Kolby Polomcean, Lauren Retallick, Daniel Rolfe, Alanna Ruchar, Rune Stegemoller. Grade 9: Anna Arehart, Brandon Bodo, Nathan Gielskie, Christian Imperi, Kyle Kalfa, Kaylee Marschilok, Sean McCumiskey, Joshua Mostert, Dangerous Newton, Kyle Pagillo, Garrett Pinney, Alexander Stanton, Trevor Swart, Sophia Wakin, McKenzie Wilson, Lindsey Wright. Grade 8: Brandon Armstrong, Julian Eagle Road, Dakota Hoyt, Julian Olson, Karter Small. Grade 7: Orion All, Taylor Amatuccio, Sarah Fisher, Laila Gancio-AbdulJalil, Gavin Little, Joseph Nash, Gavin Reichert, Lucas Riera, Luke Sanford, Isabella Sillitti. Grade 6: Aiden Anderson, Beatrix Bowser, Cooper Cohen, Lilly Hand, Peter Kleisner, Corey McCumiskey, Shannon Monahan, Waren Moxham, Justice Sawyer, Cooper VanWie.


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Denver Man Accused of Concealing Evidence

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An accident involving one car and one individual took place in the village of Sidney July 9.

Driver Airlifted in Sidney MVA Accident

By Anthony Morgano UNADILLA - A one-car motor vehicle accident involving a lone male took place in the village of Sidney on Monday afternoon. The vehicle was heading west on state Highway 357

and the operator had to be airlifted for medical attention. According to New York State Police, the driver’s injuries were believed not to be life threatening. The Jeep SUV ran over a mailbox and guard rail before stopping in the trees along the

side of the road, causing the road to be shut down. The Unadilla Fire Department, Unadilla Emergency Squad, Franklin Fire Department and Sidney EMS were on the scene according to Unadilla Fire Chief Kyle Short.

Aaron C. Dumond, 28, of Denver, was arrested by Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies on July 7, and charged with tampering with physical evidence and fifth-degree conspiracy in connection with a reported assault incident in May 2018. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond, scheduled to answer the charges at a later date in Roxbury Town Court.

Aaron C. Dumond

Hancock Man Accused of Possessing Stolen Property Matthew C. Mason, 28, of Hancock, was arrested by Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies on July 6 and charged with fifthdegree criminal possession of stolen property, following a stolen trailer complaint. Mason was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $2,500 cash bail to answer the charge in Hancock Town Court at a later date.

Matthew C. Mason

Sidney Man Shoots and Kills Dog, Violates SAFE Act SIDNEY - On July 8, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and charged 29-yearold Donald A. Kern, of Sidney, with the class E felony crime of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals following a lengthy investigation. On March 26 Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the Hancock Village Po-

lice Department responded to the area of the Hancock Village Wastewater Treatment Facility, located in the town of Hancock, for a report of a dead dog in the Delaware River. The dog was removed from the river with the assistance of the Hancock Fire Department and was determined to have been shot several times prior to being dis-

Donald A. Kern

carded in the river. With the assistance of community members, deputies were able to identify the dog’s owner as then village of Hancock resident Donald A. Kern. Subsequent investigation by Deputies later led to the recovery of a rifle that was sold by Kern. Further investigation revealed that Kern had inten-

tionally shot and killed his dog, disposed of it in the river and later sold his rifle in a private sale transaction in violation of the New York SAFE Act. Deputies were also assisted in their investigation by members of the village of Hancock and Walton Police Departments.

Police Brutality...continued from page 4 “Mr. Picinich is going to allege that he has a shoulder injury,” Cook told the jurors. “My clients dispute everything he says.” Cook then questioned the panel whether they had ever experienced any negative interaction with authority figures, police officers or agencies. One woman who stated she felt the media “villainizes” police was dismissed as a potential juror, as was a former Suffolk County Corrections Officer who stated that sometimes situations escalate quickly and immediate action needs to be taken by officers.

Judge Cautions Jurors

Upon their selection, Lambert cautioned jurors not to discuss the trial with anyone, until directed to do so by the court. He further directed that jurors should not read or listen to any newspaper or media accounts of the trial, stating that any reports were merely the view of one person who has their own interpretation of events. Opening statements and witness testimony were scheduled to begin in the case of William J. Picinich against the Village of Walton, the Village of Walton Police Department, Village of Walton Police Officers Chris Erwin, John Cornwell and Dan St. Jacques, as police officers and individually, on Tuesday, July 10 at 9 a.m.

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Without fanfare, Lambert dismissed the jurors from service, telling them that the case had been settled and that they were excused from jury service, with the thanks of the court.

A Financial Settlement Awarded to Picinich

On the courthouse lawn following the trial, Pi-

Despite the incident and the settlement, Picinich said he has no fear of police or retribution. “They are here to serve and protect us. Just like any profession, though, there is good and bad. It turned out this time we got some bad ones. Hopefully at some point down the road they will be disciplined.” Hoffman said that police officers, wherever they are employed, should be trained and directed not to do anything intentionally to escalate a situation in which they are involved. “In this case, they did several things, in my opinion, to escalate the situation,” Lillian Browne/The Reporter Plaintiff William Picinich, right, talks with his attorney Terry Hoffman outside the Delaware County Court- Hoffman said. house following the settlement of the case. Additionally, Hoffman continued, police officers cinich’s attorney Terry tlement neared what he legally required to do to have a corresponding duty Hoffman said that the Re- thought the jury might perform their functions.” to de-escalate a situation The punitive or punishspondents had offered to award as “damages.” financially settle the case The agreed-to settle- ment aspect of the case if they can do so safely and several times prior to the ment on Tuesday morning, was rolled into the finan- reasonably. Picinich has advice for trial. Those offers, Hoff- Hoffman said, was a more cial settlement, Hoffman others. “People shouldn’t man said, were not accept- acceptable number - one continued, adding that tuck their tails,” Picinich the police officers’ curable or reasonable. that reached “well into six rent employers or future said. “They should stand Both parties to the law- figures.” suit, Hoffman said reflecThe respondent officers, employers should bear in up for what’s right.” tively, would have had a Hoffman said, also made a mind that there is a subNo Comment from degree of difficulty in get- last minute request to the stantial financial settleRespondents ting the jury to understand court that the dollar figure ment based upon their Attempts to get comwhat the facts were. of the financial settlement conduct. ments from the responThe police officers in“In most situations not be disclosed to the dents’ attorney about the volved in the case, Hoffwhen police officers get public. However, Hoffman resolution of the case were man said, “...should cerinto legal difficulties, they continued, respondents’ let their egos take control attorney Michael Cook, tainly think twice before unsuccessful as Cook and over their good judgment. did not seem concerned acting like this toward an- the police officers exited the courthouse via a backAnd I think this happened with whether it was dis- other citizen.” door. Though he didn’t request in this case,” Hoffman closed or not. that the police officers resaid. Admission of Wrong ceive any type of retrainHoffman shared his * Subscribers can read ing in de-escalation techDoing? larger view. “Certain poprevious related coverniques, he is hopeful that “They wouldn’t have oflice officers, when given a age at: the-reporter.net/ the financial settlement fered a substantial settlebadge and a gun, get carried away with what they ment in this case, unless suggests just that to the news/2015-11-24/News/ can do irrespective of a they felt there was a lot of police officers’ employers. Walton_Man_Cleared_of_ citizen’s Constitutional or exposure combined with No Fear of Retribution Criminal_Drug_Charges. the-reporter.net/ the liability,” Hoffman statutory rights.” The financial award was html; When asked why he said of the offer to settle. irrelevant to the case, Pi- news/2015-09-22/News/ agreed to a settlement un- Should the case have gone cinich said, following the A n o n y m o u s _ Ti p _ L e a d s _ der those circumstances, forward, Hoffman said he trial with his attorney t o _ A r r e s t _ o f _ W a l t o n _ Man.html and the-reportHoffman said that though would have produced wit- close at hand, listening. he thought the liability ness testimony that would Picinich said he is disap- er.net/news/2013-06-25/ aspects were favorable to have shown that the three pointed in the settlement, News/Pistol_License_RePicinich, a last-minute police officers went be- because, he said, justice voked_after_Scuffle_with_ increased financial set- yond what they should be was never really served. Walton_P.html


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Police Blotter Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

• Beth L. Czerniak, 42, Walton, was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, operation of a unregistered all terrain vehicle, unlawful operation of an all-terrain vehicle on a public highway, operation of an all-terrain vehicle without a helmet, permitting operation of an all-terrain vehicle on a highway by a minor and leaving the scene of an allterrain vehicle accident without reporting on July 2, following police response to Delaware Valley Hospital when the hospital notified them of an ATV accident. Czerniak was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to answer the charges in Tompkins Town Court at a later date. • Phyllis Brown, 71, Denver, was arrested on July 3 and charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain lane and failure to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of an address change, following a report that Brown was driving erratically in Margaretville. New York State Police and New York State Department of Environmental Protection Police assisted at the scene of the arrest. • Jamison B. Galietta, 31, Hancock, was arrested on July 8 and charged with petit larceny as a result of a reported theft of a utility trailer in early June. • Donald DeBrock, 34, Delhi, was arrested on July 9 on a bench warrant for his failure to pay a fine in connection with previous charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $405 cash bail, scheduled to reappear in Walton Village Court at a later date.

Walton Police Department

• James M. Roemer, 35, Walton, was arrested on June 24 and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, trespass and unlawful possession of a hypodermic instrument. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond, scheduled to answer the charges at a later date in Walton Village Court. • Tabbatha L. Irwin, 36, Walton, was arrested on June 24 and charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, trespass and unlawful possession of a hypodermic instrument. She was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond, scheduled to answered the charges at a later date in Walton Village Court. • George R. Barber, 66, Walton, was arrested on July 1 and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in nonoriginal container and driving while ability impaired by drugs. He was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charges in Walton Village Court at a later date. • Peter M. Coan, 62, Walton, was arrested on July 5 and charged with failure to keep right, imprudent speed, moving from lane unsafely and driving while intoxicated. He was released on his own recognizance to answer the charges at a later date. • Deborah S. Jacobson, 65, Walton, was arrested on July 6 and charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was released on an appearance ticket to answer the charges in Walton Village Court at a later date. • James Loberto, 55, East Meadow, was arrested on July 6 and charged with speed in zone, operating a motor vehicle without an inspection, unlawful possession of marijuana and thirddegree aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. He was released on $250 cash bail to answer the charges at a later date.

• Jordan R. Wood, 32, Walton, was arrested on July 7 and charged with violating a village ordinance prohibiting an open container of a alcoholic beverage on a public street. He was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge at a later date. • Joel Monroy, 25, Port Washington, was arrested on July 7 and charged with inadequate plate lamps and refusal to take a breath test. He was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond, scheduled to answer the charges at a later date. • Donald A. Kern, 29, Hancock, was arrested on July 8 and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop. He was turned over to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office as part of a separate investigation.

Sidney Police Department

• Chellie Warner, 30, Walton, was arrested on July 2 and charged with two county of second-degree criminal possession of a forged item and two counts of petit larceny. • Shane Jones Sr., 46, Sidney, was arrested on July 2 and charged with petit larceny. • Travis Hughs, 25, Sidney, was arrested on July 2 and charged with second-degree harassment. • Stephen J. Novak, 69, Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested on July 4 and charged with thirddegree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. • Shawn Forster, 44, Sidney, was arrested on July 5 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and public lewdness. • Jennifer Langer, 39, Sidney, was arrested on July 8 and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. • Sebastian J. Catanzaro, 31, Norwich, was arrested on July 9 on a warrant.

A fire broke out at the Walton Solid Waste Center on June 30.

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Fire Breaks Out at the Walton Solid Waste Center on June 30 By Rosie Cunningham WALTON - A fire broke out at the Delaware County Solid Waste Facility as a result of chemicals in scrap metal. According to Solid Waste Director at Delaware County Department of Public Works Susan McIntyre, on June 30, fire departments from Walton, Delhi, Trout Creek and Bovina responded to a fire at the Solid Waste Management Center. She said although there were no serious injuries, one individual suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. “The fire started in the scrap metal pile and was quickly contained by fire personnel,” she said in a statement. The cause of the fire is believed

to have been a reaction of incompatible chemicals that resulted in an instantaneous ball of flame, creating extreme smoke and heat in a very short period of time. Prompt response by area firefighters contained and quickly subdued the fire. “I am very thankful for the rapid and thorough response of our local firefighters and emergency service personnel,” stated McIntyre. “They serve our community well and we appreciate and value them highly. Because the fire started from a chemical reaction, it is a strong reminder of why is so important that unused chemicals and flammable substances be kept out of your recyclables and your garbage. This is exactly why we host Clean Sweep every year - to keep these materials from mixing unintentionally

and causing safety hazards.” McIntyre continued, incompatible chemical fires happen unexpectedly and they can be prevented. “While an empty container is generally safe to dispose of, any residual liquids should be kept separate, in their original containers,” she said. “This includes oils and gasoline in the engines that go for scrap metal recycling and any containers that hold flammables, caustics or pesticides. Do not throw full or partial chemicals or flammables away with your recycling or your garbage. Take liquid chemicals, gasoline, and other flammables to Clean Sweep.” Information on this year’s CLEAN SWEEP can be found at: www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/sw/cleansweep.html.

New York State Police

• Tyler Gano, 20, Davenport, was arrested by Oneonta State Police on July 2 and charged with second-degree criminal contempt. • Jose Cristobal Macias, 40, Arkville, was arrested by Margaretville State Police on July 2 and charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. • Brett D. Brooks, 40, Unadilla, was arrested by Sidney State Police on July 3 and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs. • Kyle R. Wood, 31, Walton, was ticketed by Oneonta State Police on July 6 following a traffic stop on Delaware Street for prohibited use of studded tires and unlawful possession of a marijuana. • Tyson D. Robb, 33, Delhi, was arrested by Stamford State Police on July 7 following a traffic stop on state Highway 10, and charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana. • Jennifer L. Hewitt, 30, Delhi, was arrested by Stamford State Police on July 7 following a traffic stop on state Highway 10 and charged with driving while intoxicated. She was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charges in Harpersfield Town Court. • Matthew J. Valenzano, 45, Hewitt, N.J., was issued an appearance ticket by Norwich State Police, following a traffic stop on Townsend Street on July 6, and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. • William A. Caiti, 25, Tompkins, was arrested by Deposit State Police on July 5 and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal mischief, fourth -degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and aggravated family offense. • Daniel K. Buteau, 34, Deposit, was arrested by Deposit State Police on July 8 and charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the

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The aftermath and cleanup of the damage the Walton Solid Waste Center sustained on June 30. welfare of a child. • Stephanie M. Shaw, 22, Walton, was arrested by Oneonta State Police on July 9 and charged with petit larceny. She was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge at a later date. • Jeremy J. Shaw, 42, Walton, was arrested by Oneonta State Police on July 9 and charged with petit larceny. He was issued an appearance ticket to answer the charge at a later date.

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

Two Hancock Men Charged With Stealing Trailer

HANCOCK - Jamison B. Galietta, 31, of Hancock, was charged July 8 with the class A misdemeanor crime of petit larceny. This arrest stems from an investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Deputies into the theft of a utility trailer from a residential driveway in the town of Hancock community of Cadosia in early June. The trailer was recovered at a crime scene in Rock Lake, Pa., on June 10 by members of the Pennsylvania State

Police. On Friday, July 6, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and charged Matthew C. Mason, 28, of Hancock, with class A misdemeanor of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree in relation to this stolen trailer. Galietta was issued an appearance ticket and released to appear in the Town of Hancock Court at a later date to answer the charges.


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Brian and James Reese were the perfect pair as they fished together for July 4 festivities at Hanford Mills in East Meredith.

More Than 400 Visit Hanford Mills for a Hot and Festive July 4 By Rosie Cunningham

EAST MEREDITH - More than 400 Hanford Mills visitors turned out on July 4, for an afternoon full of old-fashioned fun. This is the 45th anniversary of the location operating as a museum. ​“Personally, the highlight of the day for me was the little boy who told me that blowing the steam whistle was the best thing he’s ever done in his entire life,” said Liz Callahan, executive director for Hanford Mills. The Independence Day Celebration features a kids’ fishing derby on the Mill Pond, frog-jumping contests, field games, live music, local food, steam-power demonstrations, and the chance to sample ice cream made on a steam-powered churn chilled with ice cut during February’s Ice Harvest Festival.” “Visitors enjoyed 24 gallons of ice cream,” said Callahan. “We had 72 participants in the fishing derby with a total of 142 fish caught (reported), a crayfish and a dog toy.” She added, that what makes

Ceramic Vase by Peter Yamaoka

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AMR – Open Studios Art Tour

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Frankie Graham and Peg O’Dell were hard at work greeting visitors at Hanford Mills on July 4. the day special is “watching kids and families slow down, unplug and bond over ​ ice cream, traditional music, frog​ jumping and​ ​catch-​and​-release​ fish​ing​.” “​ ​ The Museum’s small staff was assisted by ​ 26 awesome volunteers w ​ho help with many aspects of the event - including the rigorously trained Steam Team,” said Callahan. The museum’s 70-acre site was open to explore, and tours were offered throughout the day at the water-powered sawmill and woodworking shop,

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Cade Sanford of Elk Creek, took time out to hit the pond during Hanford Mills July 4 festivities.

AMR – Andes, Roxbury, Margaretville – Open Studios Tour 2018 will be Saturday and Sunday, July 28 – 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with close to thirty artists participating in the Central Catskill Mountains. All artists will show works in progress and finished works, sell, and give lectures and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.amropenstudios.org and www. facebook.com/amr openstu-

as well as the historic Hanford House, which recreates home life in the 1920s. Hanford Mills is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as holiday Mondays (Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day). “Upcoming events include two, Free Family Saturdays (July 28 and Sept 1), the Sept 8 Antique Engine Jamboree, and​ the Woodsmen’s Festival in OcThe Open Eye Theater will tober,” said Callahan. present “Midsummer MadFor more information, visit ness,” a comedy written and www.hanfordmills.org. directed by Tania Myren, from Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 22. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and Sundays are at 3 p.m. The opening night audience is invited to a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:15, hosted by the theater trustees. For reservations, call 845-586-1600.

dios/. The is funded by the Delaware County Department of Economic Development – Tourism Advisory Board and The Lindsay A. and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, and by the 29 participating artists and their 35+ community business sponsors. Additional community support from the Longyear Gallery (Margaretville) and the MARK Project (Arkville).

‘Midsummer Madness’ At Open Eye Theater There is handicap parking in front of the theater, and general parking in the rear, with a walkway to the entrance. For those who are hearing impaired, there is open captioning at the Sunday matinees. For disabled assistance before performances, call 845-5862727. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for youth to age 26.

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Matt Griswold of Delhi, was all smiles as he fished on July 4 at Hanford Mills.

‘Views and Vistas’ Garden Tour Saturday in Andes

The Andes Public Library is holding its “Views and Vistas” garden tour on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The 11 gardens on the tour showcase a variety of garden styles, breathtaking views and opportunities for strolling by ponds, wildflowers, woodland shrubs and expansive lawns. Tour maps are available at the library, 242 Main Street, next to Bohlmann Park. The suggested donation is $10. For more information, call the library at 345-676-3333 or an.ill@4cls.org.

Art Auction in Roxbury Celebrate the region’s arts community in the Catskills with work from over 60 local, regional, and internationally recognized artists. Artwork will go to the highest bidder at For Arts’ Sake, the Roxbury Arts Group’s fine art auction on Saturday, July 21 at

3 p.m. at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. The annual fundraising event benefits both the participating artist as well as the Roxbury Arts Group. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit roxburyartsgroup. org or call 607-326-7908.


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Andes-MargaretvilleRoxbury Open Studios Tour Is on July 28-29 On Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, the annual AndesMargaretville-Roxbury Open Studios Tour will be held from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Twenty-nine artists, working in all artistic disciplines and styles will open their studios to the public and show their working spaces. This will be a self-guided tour, and the locations are marked with black and orange roadside signs. In Andes are Ken Hiratsuka on 34325 state Highway 28 and Roshan Houshmand at 495 Main Street. In Arkville are Amy Masters and Ted Sheridan at 222 Chris Long Road. In Fleischmanns are Alan and Lesley Powell at 993 Main Street, In Halcott Center is Anthony Margiota, 355 Greene County Route 3. At Halcottsville are Robert Axelrod at 261 Halcottsville Road, Rosamond Welchman at 266 Halcottsville Road, Sharon Suess at 239 Halcottsville Road, and the Wawaka Grange Hub of Agnes Freas, Oneida Hammond, Rebecca Andre and Simona David. In Margaretville are Barbara Alyn at 806 Main Street, Gary Mayer at 40 Church Street, Gary Mead at Fruitful Furnishing at 1289 Southside Road, Patrice Lorenz at 359 East Hubbell Hill Road, and Lisbeth Firmin at 785 Main Street. In Roxbury are Adam Conen at 53856 State Highway 30, Deborah Ruggerio and Gail Freund at 54096 State Highway 30, Ellen Wong at 121 Shephard Lane, Esther deMong at 50 Maple Lane, Frank and Helene Manzo at 54091 Main Street, Berda van Leeuwen and Peter Yamaoka at 777 Carroll Hinkley Road, Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes at 424 Carr George Road. Visitors may buy directly from the artists, and witness the creation of new works of art. The event is funded by the Delaware County Department of Economic Development and the Tourism Advisory Board, the Lindsay A. and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the 29 participation artists and their 35 community businesses. Additional community support is from the Longyear Galley in Margaretville and the MARK Project.

France Comes to Andes - Wine & Dinner Pairing Educational Series Delaware County FoodWorks+, 27905 State Highway 28, Andes, has partnered with SUNY Delhi for an educational four-part dinner and wine pairing series open to the public. SUNY Delhi Chef Instructor Victor Sommo will take dinner guests across the globe using contrasting and complimentary tastes. The focus of each dinner will be the wine. The first event is Saturday, July 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests will explore various wine-making regions, culture and history and wine. On the menu for the July 14 seminar: Beef Bourguignon with potato puree; choucroute garnie with spaetzle; Mediterranean seafood stew,

and a selection of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and garnishes. The collaborative partnership, according to Dr. David Brower, dean of hospitality management at SUNY Delhi, will allow people to interact with college programming and staff by bringing the educational series off campus and into the community, making the university more accessible than ever. Tickets are $65 per person, per event and can be purchased online at dinnerwinepairings.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited. For more information or questions email delcofoodworks@gmail.com.

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IN THE SKY — The Margaretville Fire Department’s Field Days concluded on the Fourth of July with a fireworks display.

Fourth of July Is Best Day for Margaretville Fire Department’s Field Days By Tom Coddington

MARGARETVILLE — The Margaretville Fire Department’s annual Field Days did not draw as large crowds as usual during the period of June 28-July 4. “It has just been so hot, every day,” department members agreed. “The Fourth was the best day. We had a big crowd for the fireworks and it did cool up at that time,” commented Fire Chief Gene Rosa. “The crowd wasn’t as big as usual, but it was a good year, and we can’t complain,” he added.

Reunion 106th Budine Family Reunion, Sunday, July 29, 1-4 p.m. at Yendes Pavilion, Walton. Bring one main dish and one dessert to share. Watermelon and beverages provided. Remind family members to attend! It will be a great event this year! See you all there - rain or shine! Theme: Sports Teams. Call Julie North with questions: 609-781-8264.

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ON THE SLIDE —Scott Hayes slides down a slide with his fourth-year-old daughter Ellie during the Margaretville Fire Department’s annual field on Wednesday.


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Celebrate Roxbury Draws Big Crowd on Saturday By Tom Coddington ROXBURY — The Celebrate Roxbury activities were many in that community on Saturday. Before the always-expected parade, dozens of vendors lined both sides of Main Street with a wide selection of hand-made items from as far away as Thailand. Numerous food vendors from barbecued chicken to tacos to ice cream lined all sides of the entries to Kirkside Park. There was a variety of activities for children in the park, as well. Many area organizations were on hand, as well. The weather was not too hot on Saturday, and everyone appreciated that. Local businesses were open, and also were kept busy.

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SCOUTS PARADE — Scouts from Margaretville Troop 80 were near the head of Saturday’s Celebrate Roxbury parade.

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PONY RIDES — A tradition of celebrations in Roxbury has always been pony rides. These horses are seen moving off Main Street to Kirkside Park after the Celebrate Roxbury parade. After taking riders on Main Street, their owners also gave individual rides to children.

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HOME TOWN FIRE TRUCK — The Roxbury Fire Department had most of its equipment in Saturday’s Celebrate Roxbury parade.

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GOLF, ANYONE? — Frank Adamiak, owner of Roxbury’s Shephard Hills golf course, rides one of his carts in the Celebrate Roxbury parade on Saturday LADDER TRUCK — The Stamford Fire Department brought its ladder truck to the Celebrate Roxbury parade on Saturday.

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Daughter of the American Revolution Discusses Benefits of Group By Anthony Morgano

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Peg Possemato, a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) member since 2001, expressed how the organization has positively affected her life. “Meetings are very interesting,” Possemato explained, “There are so many topics and every member has the opportunity to put on an educational program.” Possemato became a member of the Koo Koose chapter of DAR in Deposit after attending a family reunion and learning that her great-

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Peg Possemato has served as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 2001.

great-great-grandfather served in the Revolutionary War. While only 12 years old at the time, Possemato’s ancestor served at the Siege in Yorktown, Va. “I have belonged to many organizations,” Possemato said, “but DAR has been the most rewarding one.” DAR and the Koo Koose chapter offer a Revolutionary War ancestor search, programs, events and fellowship. Contact Carolyn Denys at 607467-2081 for more information or to express interest in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution.


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D’ville’s Emily Brown Refuses to Let Cystic Fibrosis Slow Her Down By Rosie Cunningham EAST BRANCH - Despite having Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a Downsville Central School student-athlete refuses to let the disorder slow her down on the track. Emily Brown, now a senior, ran the New York State High School championship on June 8 and came in eighth overall in the 400 meters. CF is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up mucus as a result of frequent lung infections. Other signs and symptoms may include sinus infections, poor growth, clubbing of the fingers and toes, and infertility in most males - different people may have different degrees of symptoms. “Personally, I wish I could feel how it would feel to run without cystic fibrosis,” said Brown. “I feel I’d be a much better athlete, but I’ve been blessed with the health I have for having CF. I take an inhaler as necessary to open up my airways as I play. I always remember not

to compare myself to others no matter what race it is. Whether it’s a dual meet, or state championships, I just go out there and tell myself to ‘run my race’ and ‘do my job.’ Many kids my age with cystic fibrosis struggle a lot in the shadows. It’s a lot of pressure having to be responsible with your pills and it depicts your future. It can often be overwhelming and even sometimes I find myself in my doubts.” Despite having CF, Brown said her outlet is running. “It puts me in the mindset that I’m unstoppable and strong,” she said. “It’s such a mental sport, and I feel that’s why I’m so passionate about it.” When the East Branch resident was in eighth grade, she made the goal to leg her way to states and said it was her parents who taught her to refuse to let CF stand in the way of her ambitions. Brown was diagnosed with CF at 3 years old and added that mid-distance running is her strong point. She said next up, her goal is to run the 800 meter as a main event. “But, I listen to what my coaches tell me and stick mostly to the 100, 200 and 400,” she

said. ”I plan to compete in the 800 at an invitational just to challenge myself. And, I may potentially try to learn how to compete as a pentathlete. Overall, states was the pinnacle.” Brown said her track coach from the 2017 season, Timothy McNamara, was vital in her confidence building. “He’d tell me ‘you belong here, run your race’ and I felt at home.” Brown is a three-sport athlete at Downsville - she has played soccer since seventh grade onwards and decided to give basketball a try her junior year. “CF inspires me every time I step onto the track, to work harder than I did the day before,” she said. “Each season to prepare, I work out vigorously a lot of heavy weighted squats and repetitions to build muscle. Then, I throw in plyometric workouts as well at repeats on the treadmill. Training can be difficult because I have to eat 7,000 calories a day.” CF is genetic and the disorder runs in both sides of her parents family’s medical history. “Competitive training sessions, as well as my daily treat-

Emily Brown ments and endless pills ... it’s so easy to become worn out,” said Brown. “Balance is a huge role in this system. I’m not ever

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prepared to let cystic fibrosis prohibit me from my hopes and dreams. I try to keep very positive.”

Post 190 Patriots Swept in Doubleheader Despite No-Hitter By Tom Coddington DELHI — The Delhi team in the Otsenango PONY League, sponsored by American Legion Post 190, almost earned its first win of the season in the first of two games against Worcester on July 3. In the first game, when the Patriots played as the visiting team due to an earlier rainout,

pitcher Luke Branigan did not allow a hit. He set down the first seven batters in the game, but then walked the next two, and because of passed balls and other throwing errors, both scored. In the Patriots’ second inning, Preston VanWie doubled, and he singled in the fourth inning for the only hits of the game.

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HERE IT COMES — Delhi’s Logan Nealis, a relief pitcher in the second game of the doubleheader gets ready to deliver a pitch. Worcester had multiple hits and won, 9-0.

Session II of Summer Youth Lessons at SUNY Delhi Starts July 16 DELHI — SUNY Delhi’s second session of youth swimming lessons will begin on Monday, July 16 and will close on Friday, Aug. 3. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 12. The lessons will be offered from 8 a.m.-noon at the Kunsela Hall pool each Monday-Friday. The classes include an infant/toddler/pre-school program and American Red Cross Levels I-VI including personal water safety, fitness swimmer and fundamentals of diving. Town residents of Bovina and Meredith should contact their respective town clerk to register for free enrollment in one three-week session. Proof of residency will be required. Delhi town and village residents should contact the village clerk and proof of residency will be required. Town of Hamden residents should contact the town clerk to register for one three-week session with a cost of $15 per child payable to the clerk. Proof of residency is also required. Youth who are not residents of Delhi, Bovina, Meredith and Hamden and want to participate in a second session may register at a cost of $55 per person per three-week session by calling 607-746-4545 for registration information. Open swims will be available Mondays-Fridays from noon-1 p.m. until Aug. 3. Pool passes are available. Daily use fees are $3 for youth up to age 18, $4 for seniors and alumni and $5 per adult. For more information, contact Outreach and Workforce Development at the number above or email outreach@ delhi.edu.

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HEADING FOR SECOND — Delhi’s Preston VanWie races to second after hitting a double into the outfield in the second inning of last Tuesday’s doubleheader against Worcester. The Patriots’ pitcher, Luke Branigan, threw a no-hitter, but lost, 2-0. VanWie started on the mound in the second game and set down the first three batters in order. In the bottom of the first with one out, Branigan and VanWie walked, but the Worcester defense clamped down and they could advance. In the second inning, the visitors got two runs after a walk and a hit batsman, with the runners scoring on a passed ball and an error. The third inning saw Worcester plating five runs on five hits, a hit batsman and errors. In the fourth frame the visitors got two runs on two errors and two singles. The Patriots got a single from Branigan in the fifth inning, but could not score.

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PONY League Baseball

Thursday: First Round of Playoffs, sites of highest seeds. Saturday: Playoff Semifinals, sites TBA. Tuesday: Championship Game at TBA. Next Thursday: All-Star Game at Doubleday Field, Cooperstown.

Cod’s Corner

By Tom Coddington We try every week to get as much as we can in our sports pages, but it would be easy to do only when lots of sports are happening. Again, we ask people to tell us when there is a golf tournament, a running event or another sport that might be covered. We are preparing for the 52nd Delaware County Men’s Amateur golf tournament, which begins on Friday and concludes on Sunday. As this column is being written, many entries are coming in, and the tourney committee is hoping that there will be the maximum number of 144 in the six flights. As of Friday, there were 111 who had signed up and on Monday morning, the number was 127. Five former champions will be in the field — 2017 winner Joe Burgin, Matt Moyse, Dave Anderson Jr., Len Govern and Rich Meade. Burgin stated on Friday that 12-time champion Brad Anderson is not expecting to play, nor is another former winner, Jon Barber.


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Schooled in Hoops Camp Celebrates 10 Years By Rosie Cunningham

SOUTH KORTRIGHT South Kortright Central School’s (SKCS) “Schooled in Hoops” basketball camp kicked off July 3 and ran through July 6 and celebrates 10 years of operation. Schooled in Hoops is a unique basketball training program for young student

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athletes, and is taught by director SKCS alum Joe Triolo, who played ball at Plattsburgh University and has coached at the collegiate level. At Schooled in Hoops, emphasis is placed on the development of fundamental skills in a fun, safe and challenging environment. The clinic provides overall skill development with a focus on: Offensive moves,

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Cody Hager and Addy Licalzi working hard at Schooled in Hooped basketball camp July 5 at South Kortright Central School.

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Clyde VanBuren, of Kortright, worked on his lay-ups during hoop camp at South Kortright Central School.

defensive strategies, ball handling, shooting form, passing and rebounding. The camp is available to both boys and girls ages 8-13 during the day, as well as a night camp for participants 14-17. “It’s all about the fundamentals,” said Triolo. According to the camp director, about 25 kids turned out for the first week of a “successful week” of camp. “We have two volunteers Seth Ashline and Lila Shafer. And, we have Coach Tim McIntosh and his daughter Allyce as well. I haven’t changed

the format of the camp much since it began. The core is focusing on fundamentals,” said Triolo, who lives in New Rochelle. “It’s very important to instill basketball fundamentals at a young age. The younger, the better.” Schooled in Hoops was originally created out of Triolo’s love of the game. “Basketball is in my blood and teaching is my passion,” he said. “I also enjoy coming back to my home town to teach it because it is also a way to give back to a community I have always loved.”

A typical day at the camp is as follows: 9:00-9:30 a.m., warm up and ball handling; 9:30-10:30 a.m., fundamental stations; 10:30-11:15 a.m., small group instructional stations; 11:15 a.m. to noon, games and from noon to 1 p.m., the campers will break for lunch supplied by the program. From 1-1:30 p.m., shooting form breakdown; 1:30- 2:30 p.m., basketball basics; 2:30-3:20, games and 3:30 p.m. signifies the end of the day for the tired players. Visit www.schooledinhoops. com for more information.

Stamford Golf Club to Host K. of C.’s Father Whelan Tournament By Rosie Cunningham STAMFORD — The 16th annual Knights of Columbus Father Whelan Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at the Stamford Golf Club (SGC) Saturday, July 14. According to George Bergleitner, organizer of the event, Father Whelan was a man “who was loved by everybody” and the tournament was started by the Knights in his memory. The tournament has a

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“The best way to predict the future is to implement it.” David Heinemeier Hansson Here on the Farm much hay has been done. Round bales wrapped and stored in the fields, much more to do with the second cutting. On Friday the milk tester came to test the cows for production and samples were taken to determine the butter fat and protein values of each cow good to do before the very hot weather comes. Make sure you watch the roads for the trucks and wagons traveling back and forth from the fields to the farms carrying hay or chopped grasses and be care-

ful also of road construction while you are traveling. Keep farmers in your thoughts and also keep buying dairy products to keep our farmers in business - we are losing too many farms. Farming is an exciting life but is also a challenge because you don’t know what can happen from one day to the next - the weather can stop any progress that has been made. Tolstoy: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” The first Masonville community Kickball game will be Friday, July 20, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the old Masonville school playground. Refreshments - hot dogs and watermelon - will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Patti Rude at 265-3439 for further

“shotgun” start at 1 p.m. with multiple prizes and sponsors. Vasta’s will serve a roast beef dinner following the tournament. The Stamford resident said the day would not be possible without generous donations and advertisers. “There will be door prizes, a goodie bag, raffles, skins, contest prizes and more,” said Bergleitner. “There will be a car on hole 14 if someone can get a hole-in-one.” Proceeds from the benefit

go towards scholarships of six are schools - Charlotte Valley, Jefferson, South Kortright, Stamford, Roxbury and Gilboa, as well as the local EMT, fire department and food pantry. The money also sponsors potential young priests who are looking to serve. “It’s a great day,” said Bergleitner. To register for the tournament or to inquire, contact George Bergleitner at 607652-3311.

Best Dam Race Slated for July 21 DOWNSVILLE - Rain, shine or snow, the Best Dam Race will take place July 21. The event entails a 5K Color Run or Walk, 6K Paddle Race or/and an 11K Paddle/Run Relay Race. Start times: 8:30 a.m. 6K Paddle/Paddle leg of relay race, 5K Walk 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K Run. 6K PADDLE RACE or 11K PADDLE/RUN RELAY $45 Individual (18 & over) 10 percent off Team registration (2-3 racers, 13 & over

allowed but 1 person must be 18 & over) 5K RUN or WALK $35 FOR 13 YRS. & OLDER $25 FOR CHILDREN 12 & UNDER No special group price ​6K PADDLE or 11K PADDLE/RUN RELAY $50 PER PERSON (13 & over) $50 PER PERSON IN TEAM (2-3 racers, must be 13 & over) ​RACE PARKING: ​American Legion Post 167 1 Legion Lane Downsville, 13755

Register early to learn about the starting time locations. Proceeds from the race will stay local and help fund community projects that promote the health and wellness for the area residents, visitors and environment. This is a charitable event and no refunds will be given (501c3 and tax deductible). For inquiries, e-mail at bestdam5k@gmail.com or visit www.bestdam5k.com for further details.

information. Other games are scheduled for July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10; help is needed for all of the games. If you find time let Patti know. Here on the Farm the fellas have been doing more wrapped bales and have had some weather so they can get some dry hay done also. The corn is growing well here and around most everywhere you travel. Take some time and observe this progress. Make sure you watch the roads for the wagons and trucks traveling back and forth with the bales and chopped hay to the farms in the area. The second cutting is getting ready to be chopped or baled and wrapped also there should be a good crop for farmers. Keep purchasing dairy products to keep all dairy farmers in business. Most of the vegetables are do-

ing well and there are open markets around the area make sure you check them out - fresh vegetables are always good. Keep farmers in your thoughts for a good crop season and good weather to get everything done on time. The weather has been good and many people celebrated the 4th of July with picnics and fireworks. Birthday greetings: Elizabeth Kleingardner on July 13, Barrett Howland, Chris Pritchard and Brady Reilly July 16, Becky Rivenburgh July 17 and Barbara Longwell, Jim Warner, Justin Glatt and Mary Hager July 18; Ondrea Lent Northrup, July 19; Grace Wright July 20; Michael Pritchard July 21, Bob Ostrander, Jeff Rude and Justin Burpoe July 22, Mary Murray Steele and Brigadier General

Peter Palmer July 23, and John Wilcox and Ken Ryan July 25. Masonville Federated Church Sunday services are at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Gatji Pulpit Supply and Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday - Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with the theme Shipwrecked. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. will be Bible study is postponed until July 19 for the Vacation Bible School at the church. Friday evening July 13 will be the closing program for the VBS followed by the annual ice cream social for all. Monday July 16 at 5 p.m. there will be an exploratory committee meeting - bring your own sandwich; chips and beverages will be provided; church council at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Sunday church service to be led by the Dunneman’s.


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Grant Funding for Trees for Tributaries

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced $525,000 in grant funding to improve water quality and increase resiliency. This is the first round of statewide competitive grants for the Trees for Tributaries program. The program is designed to support riparian tree planting projects for communities throughout the state, and the funding will allow trees and shrubs along streams to improve wildlife habitat, water quality and storm resiliency. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos remarked, “Streamside plantings are critically important for stabilizing streambanks, decreasing erosion, slowing flood waters and protecting water infrastructure.” He also noted that DEC and its partners have planted more than 112,000 trees along streams. The grant funding is supported by the state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and is available to municipalities, academic institutions and not-for-profits. Projects must involve planting native trees and shrubs along steams, and projects must occur within eligible funding locations. Grants range from a minimum of $11,000 to a maximum of $100,000. Priority will be given to projects that engage community partners and volunteers in tree planting activities, as well as those that create a stream buffer with of 35 feet or more. The state budget for 2017-18 includes $300 million for the EPF, a record amount. The funding supports state land stewardship, agriculture programs, invasive species prevention and eradication, water quality, municipal recycling and an aggressive environmental justice agenda. In addition, the EPF is establishing new programs to help communities adapt to climate change, through resiliency planning and capital projects, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Applications are due by 3 p.m. on Sept. 7. All grant applicants are required to register in the state Grants Gateway system before applying. Non-for-profits are required to “prequalify” in the system, so it is recommended that the process be started well in advance of the grant application due date. A “how to” webinar is schedule on Wednesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. to educate potential applicants on the grants process. Visit the Trees for Tributaries grant program webpage for details. General questions about the Trees for Tributaries grants application process may be directed to Mary Hegarty, DEC’s program coordinator at NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-4250 or treesfortribs@dec.ny.gov.

SWCD Taking Orders For Bass And Minnow Stocking Program The Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District will take orders for its annual bass and minnow stocking program. This year’s program includes 3” - 4” largemouth bass @ $215/hundred and 1” - 2” fathead minnows @ $18/hundred. Interested pond owners may purchase bass and minnows in multiples of ten with

no maximum quantity. All orders must be prepaid and received by Monday, July 16. The pick-up date is Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. sharp in the SWCD parking lot, 44 West Street, Walton. For more information, order forms, or pond stocking permit applications, call 607-8657161 or visit www.dcswcd.org.

Trap and UDC Committee to Pistol Meet July 17 Shoots At Bainbridge Club

The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold the next monthly meeting of its Water Use/Resource Management Committee (WU/RM) on Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. in the UDC office at 211 Bridge Street, 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.upperdelawarecouncil.org.

BAINBRIDGE — On Sunday, July 15, the Bainbridge Sportsmens Club will hold a trap shoot at 9 a.m., and a pistol shoot at 11. On Sunday, July 29, the club will host a free youth trap shoot at 10 a.m., with free birds and shells, and there are guns to use. For more information, call Richard Palmatier at 607-967-2222.

Shown here is a Blacklegged Tick, also known as a “deer tick.”

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Keep an Eye Out for Ticks

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminds people to enjoy the outdoors safely, and that includes checking themselves for ticks during and after outdoor recreation. Ticks can transmit diseases, including Lyme disease, which is carried by the Blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick. The chances of being bitten by a deer tick or other tick are greater during warmer months. Avoid ticks by wearing light-colored clothing, long sleeve and pants, and keeping your clothing tucked in. When hiking, stay on clear, well-traveled trails. Walk in the center of trails and avoid contact with vegetation such as high grass, bushy areas and leaf piles. Be sure to check clothes and any exposed skin frequently for ticks while outdoors and tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing after you go indoors. Before you head out, learn how to be safe from ticks.

DEC Has Rules for Public Lands Regular outdoor recreation provides social, physical and mental health benefits for free or at low cost. The New York State Department of Conservation and Environmental (DEC) has rules for its public lands. State lands are available for everyone to enjoy, but DEC reminds users to recreate in a sustainable way. To minimize negative environmental impacts to public lands, camp, hike or swim in smaller groups to avoid

degrading wildlife areas, trampling plants, compacting soil and disturbing wildlife. To do your part to protect outdoor spaces and reduce environmental damage: • Remember to leave no trace; • Observe, but do not engage wildlife; • Report damage that you see; • Restrict your hiking and camping to designated areas; • Avoid moving firewood camping or spending time out-

doors; • Avoid high use areas and overcrowding by visiting alternative sites; • A temporary revocable permit (TRP) is required for groups of 20 or more individuals. DEC has a list of regulations for the public to follow while enjoying state lands. These rules are in place to protect not only our forest environment, but all those who enjoy access to it.

Boot-Brush Station to Be Unveiled at Hike at Shavertown Trail Friday

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will co-host a community hike, and will also unveil its new boot-brush station at the Shavertown Trail near the Pepacton Reservoir at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13. The other co-host is the Catskill Mountain Club (CMC), which will lead the hike of just more than two miles, and it is free and open to all. The hike will take participants along a new section of the trail, about two-thirds of a mile that was recently constructed by volunteers. The event will begin at the trailhead on County Route 1 in Andes, just north of its intersection with Route 30. Earlier this month, DEP installed a boot-bush station at the trailhead to help minimize the spread of invasive species. The station is among the first

of its kind in the Catskills. It includes a mounted brush on which hikers can clean their boots, information to help identify several invasive species that are approaching the region, and a gravel pad that is intended to trap any seeds that might get brushed off. The boot-brush station will help prevent the spread of invasive species, especially plants such as bittersweet and barberry, Invasive plants cannot move far on their own, and even wind-dispersed seeds do not blow too far. Most new infestations are started by people who unintentionally move the seeds, through recreational activities such as hiking, hunting and fishing. That is why boot-brush stations are becoming more common throughout the state, especially in the northern and western parts of the state where out-

door recreation is popular. The new section runs about two-thirds of a mile through the woods, winding its way around the mountain to a pond that includes a beautiful view of the Pepacton Reservoir. Hikers could previously reach the pond by following an old woods road that was part of the trail, but that road had been closed while DEP finishes an ongoing forestry project. The woods road and new trail will be used to create a loop hike once the forestry project is complete. Thousands of local residents and visitors have enjoyed the Shavertown Trail since DEP and CMC partnered to open it in 2013. Parking is available in the lot by the Shavertown bridge. More information about the trail, including driving directions, can be found at the CMC website.

DEP Announces Proposed Update To Watershed Recreation Rules The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a proposal to update rules that govern access and activities on more than 135,000 acres of water supply properties that are open for recreation in the watershed. The proposed rules will be the subject of a public hearing on Thursday, July 26 at 6 p.m. at the Margaretville Telephone Company office. Some of the most significant changes that are proposed include: • The season for recreational boating will be expanded by approximately six weeks, running from May 1-Oct. 31. It currently begins on Memorial Day weekend and ends on Columbus Day

each year; • The use of sailboats will no longer be permitted on reservoirs that allow recreational boating; • The term for fishing boat tags will be extended from two to four years; • DEP has always recommended that fishing boats should not be stored within 10 feet of the high water mark at any reservoir or lake. This will now be a requirement; • Rules related to the transfer of fishing boats will be updated; • The proposed rules will also allow DEP to set limits on the number of fishing boats that one person can store alongside the reservoirs. While the vast majority of anglers own one or two

boats for reservoir fishing, about one percent own eight or more boats that are stored alongside the reservoirs. The rules contain a “grandfather” provision for existing owners of multiple boats. Nobody will be asked to remove their boats as part of this particular rule. This change is meant to improve access for more visitors, as some of the most popular boat storage areas currently have a waiting list of nearly 500 people; • Hunters will now be allowed to use trail camera for scouting game; • DEP will require that hunters wear blaze or safety orange for both big and small game hunting, with limited exceptions; • Anglers who use some eastof-Hudson reservoirs for ice fish-

ing would be allowed to use electric augers. Previously, only hand augers were permitted; • Service dogs will be permitted on recreational lands; • School-issued identification, IDNYC and passports will now be accepted as forms of identification to receive a DEP access permit; • Prohibits the launching and landing of drones from city property, target shooting, and horses; • Prohibits smoking, including electronic cigarettes on city property to promote public health, safety and cleanliness of our natural resources. The city’s watershed recreation rules apply to water supply properties in Delaware, Sullivan, Ulster, Greene, Schoharie,

Dutchess and Westchester counties. Over the past decade, DEP has worked in partnership with local government officials, nonprofits and outdoor recreation groups to improve and expand access for recreation. DEP currently owns more than 135,583 acres of land and are open for recreation in more than 400 locations throughout the watershed. A DEP access permit is required for recreation on the reservoirs and their immediate buffer lands. That permit can be obtained and printed from home by using DEP’s online system at www.nyc.gov/accesspermit. Thousands of acres are open for recreation without a permit.


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100 Years Ago, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1918

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

KAYSER CO. WILL EMPLOY MEN Freights in Rear End Collision − Post Office Employees Raised − Two New Election Districts. The annual inspection and meeting of the Walton Fire Department will be held next Wednesday evening, July 17, at 7:30 o’clock. Rev. N. B. McClung, pastor of Mundale church has received a call to the United Presbyterian church at York, Livingston county. Mr. McClung is a native of Ohio and has served in Delaware county for seven years, and in case he accepts this call, will depart with the good wishes of numerous friends and acquaintance. J. J. Viega, who came from Havana, Cuba, some months ago, and with W. Winn of Lewbeach, bought the Hanford farm on the Mountain, has given up his contract and left on Tuesday for Boston to visit his father before returning to Havana. Mr. Viega is a newspaper man. Mr. Winn returns to Lewbeach for the present. Post office employees have been granted an increase in salary of $200 a year, effective after July 1, 1918. The increase makes the salary of the clerks and carriers in the Walton office $1,300. The rural carriers receive an increase of 20 per cent, making a minimum of $1,440, with extra compensation on routes over twenty-four miles in length. The town board met Friday and increased the number of election districts in the town from four to six. The change was made necessary by the addition of the women’s vote. Voting in the primaries, September 3, will be in the present district divisions, but at the general election in November the redistricting will be effective. The district boundaries will be found on page two. Banks at present have the double burden of carrying loans for their customers and handling their allotment of government bonds and treasury certificates. The natural result of the bond sales would be to reduce the deposits, and yet the report of the First National Bank of Walton, printed on the third page, shows deposits of $1,115,667.66, or well over the million mark. The bank declared the usual dividend of ten per cent

on July 1st, and after its payment had $55,341.66 remaining as undivided profits. The Ford automobile driven by Daniel Martin, sawyer in the mill at Plymouth church went over the steep bank in front of C. G. Thomson’s house, West Brook road, one day recently, and landed in the barnyard fifty feet below. The accident happened when Mr. Martin got into the ditch on the upper side and in swinging the car back lost control. The machine went straight down the bank and did not upset, but plunged through a wire fence and was stopped in the barnyard. The front of the machine was badly smashed up. The Julius Kayser Silk company, which recently located a branch factory in the Munn building, Walton, had intended when it opened the factory here to employ only female help. Since the closing of the Borden factory and the consequent release of male employees, the company has decided to install weaving machines on the first floor which will furnish employment to some sixty men at very good wages. To do this it is necessary to lower the floor two feet and put in a concrete floor. The estimated cost of the change is $2,000. At a special meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Monday evening it was unanimously voted to raise the sum of $500 among the business men and houseowners in Walton to help defray the cost of the improvements as an evidence that the village residents wish to co-operate with the Kayser company in every way possible. The Kayser branch here is now employing nearly one hundred girls and women. The caboose and a gondola on extra freight No. 220, southbound, were derailed when freight train 32 ran into the rea of the extra about one o’clock Saturday morning near the McClennon place south of Northfield. The extra was running about ten minutes ahead of No. 32 out of Northfield, but the crew of the latter had received no orders relative to train 220 and did not know it was ahead of them. About a mile south of the Northfield station train 220 had engine trouble and stopped. A flagman was sent back to signal No. 32, but not in time. Engineer Rider of train 32 saw the danger on rounding the curve, and after applying the brakes he and the head brakeman jumped. Fireman Fisher stayed in the cab and was uninjured. The collision occurred on a cattle trestle and the right side of the engine on train 32 was tilted up two feet, and only the fact that the pilot was held in the wreckage kept it from overturning. The caboose of the extra freight was badly wrecked. It was piled up on top of the gondola ahead, which was

thrown off the tracks and over the bank. It was not until nearly noon that the wreckage was cleared by the Mayfield crew and the Utica flyer and Mountain Express were each delayed over four hours. The collision seems to have been one for which no one was responsible. Had anyone been in the caboose of the extra freight he would probably have been killed.

CHAUTAUQUA OPENS HERE NEXT SATURDAY Redpath System Has Arranged Fine Program for this Season

BIG TENT ON GRISWOLD ST. Tickets Should be Purchased at Once From Local Committee − What Each Day Will Bring. The Redpath Chautauqua in Walton opens Saturday of next week, July 20th. The big tent will be located on the Launt lot, Griswold street. The Chautauqua program this season is exceptionally good and probably is the strongest all-around program the Redpath Chautauqua has brought to Walton. Robert K. Toaz, superintendent of schools of Huntington, Long Island, is superintendent of the Chautauqua this year. The morning speaker is Dr. Thomas C. Blaisdell, former president of Alma college, Michigan, and Dean of the State College of Pennsylvania. Miss Aline Murphy is the children’s supervisor. The Junior Chautauqua will be organized Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. All children must have season tickets costing one dollar, good for all stories, games, special features and also all regular sessions of Chautauqua. The Williams-MacNeil Company, Scotch singers in costume, are the musical feature the opening day, both afternoon and evening. The afternoon address Saturday will be by Dr. William A. Coolidge, explores, author and orator, whose subject will be, “The Road to Victory,” Roscoe Gilmore Scott, the Indiana poet, will lecture in the evening. Monday afternoon George L. McNutt will lecture on “The How of Food Conservation.” The Melting Pot,” Israel Zangwill’s great American play, will be presented. Miss Grace Halsey Mills, so well and favorably known as leading lady of the “Ben Greet Players” will feature the part of “Vera Revendal.” The third day of the Chautauqua will bring the Boston Opera Singers in the afternoon. The Boston Opera Singers stand out as a splendid group of well-known operatic singers which comprises first rank soloists and beautifully blended ensemble. Ernest H. Baynes, authority on birds and their habits, will give an illustrated lecture in the evening on "Our Feathered Friends." Dr. Ng Poon Chew, the "Chinese Mark Twain," will lecture Wednesday evening on the subject, “China Safe for Democracy.” Wednesday evening, one of the big features of the Chautauqua, the comic opera, “The Mikado,” with J. K. Murray and more than thirty others. Some real atmosphere will surround Patriotic Day, Thursday, when the Bugle and Drum Corps, composed of invalided Canadian soldiers, will appear. The program will consist of bugle and drum selections, songs as sung in the trenches. This will be one of the very interesting features of the week. Sergeant Norman Knight, secretary of the Great War Veteran’s Association of Canada, will give an address in the afternoon and in the evening United States Senator William S. Kenyon of Iowa will give a patriotic address. For the children this year there will be a distinctly new feature. Especially for them will be the entertainment Friday afternoon by the magician and entertainer,

Frank Ducrot. On the last evening, Friday, Katherine Ridgeway comes back for another of those great evenings of interpretation and first-class entertainment. The price of the season tickets remain the same as in former years. The local committee will sell only 750 season tickets for $2. After that $2.50. The Redpath Chautauqua System will sell no tickets for the less than $2.50. Single admissions for the week aggregate $6. A season ticket is good economy. Children’s tickets cost $1 and are good for children from 6 to 14 years of age. On the opening day of the Chautauqua the government war tax of ten per cent, 20 cents on adult tickets and 10 cents on children’s tickets, will be collected at the box office and the tickets stamped.

THE 1918 DRAFT CLASS WILL BE CALLED SOON Forty-eight Registrants in Walton District in First Class

MANY AGRICULTURAL CLAIMS Number Held for Service May be Increased by District Board Decisions − Physical Examinations. Tuesday, July 9, was the last day for the return to the local boards of the questionnaires mailed to the men of the 1918 draft class, who registered on June 5th. The official order sheet from Washington was received the first of the week, and the men in the 1918 class have been assigned their order numbers. The new registrants are placed at the foot of each class to which they are assigned, but as Class I of 1917 registrants in the Walton district is practically exhausted, men who registered in June, who were placed in Class I will be called soon, and the class will doubtless be exhausted again before the first of the year. The Walton board has placed the following 48 registrants in Class I and they will be called for a physical examination next Thursday and Friday. Class I. Order No. Name 1 Ford, Robert M. Jr., Sidney. 7 Sutton, Thomas J. Sidney. 8 Cole, Floyd, Walton. 9 Daniels, Elmer B., Sidney. 10 Howard, Eugene E., Beerston. 11 Brinkman, Elmer Otis, Franklin. 12 Begeal, Harold G., Deposit. 16 Norton, Merritt E., Sidney. 17 Bartow, Howard, Walton. 18 Wayman, Charles W., Sidney. 19 Cable, Theodore W., Deposit. 21 Elmore, Harry G., Sidney. 25 Baxter, Ralph B., Walton. 27 Wood, Henry L. Woodford. 33 Monsanto, Carlos M., Franklin. 39 Gladstone, Kenneth V., Walton. 40 Seaman, Horace P., Sidney. 45 VanDusen, Floyd, Harpersfield. 46 Garlow, Floyd A., Sidney. 70 Beebe, Cyrus S., Deposit. 50 Gransbury, Floyd, Walton. 51 Gerowe, Ray L., S. Kortright. 72 Tooley, Roderick W., Stamford. 77 Roney, Charles Stanley, North Franklin. 79 Guild, Marshall T., Walton. 78 Chamberlain, Floyd B. Franklin. 84 Rice, Harold A., Sidney. 87 Combs, Frank A., Walton. 90 Chisholm, William C., Delhi. 92 Torre, Raphael de la, Walton. 97 Begeal, William M., Deposit. 98 Haynes, Earl W., Stamford 101 Lyon, Charles J., Stamford 104 Taylor, Clifford H., Apex. 109 Stewart, Thos. H., Davenport. 111 Jenkins, Burnett N., Trout Creek. 113 Cutting, Harry E., Barbourville. 113 Dolan, John F., Jr., Stamford 118 Allen, Charles A., Franklin.

120 Cook, Stephen R., Hambletville. 121 Patrick, Lu Dean, Sidney. 124 Covey, Albert Leon, Sidney. 126 Drumm, Alfred, Walton. 121 Shaw, Marvin G., Meridale. 134 Cuyle, Clyde M. Deposit 137 Fancher, George H., Stamford. 133 Wadin, Edware G., Sidney. 139 Ballard, Arthur M., Hobart. Class IV-A These men have been placed in Class IV, subdivision A., on dependency grounds. 2 Ford, Elmer V., Trout Creek. 22 Abrams, Louis A, Cannonsville. 30 Robinson, Clinton J., Franklin. 114 Ruff, George H., Readburn. 117 McClellan, Robert P., Sidney. Class II-B. The two registrants following have been classified in Class II on dependency grounds. 95 Schloss, Wallace E., Walton. 130 Chandler, Crvil L., Jefferson. Class V-D. Three men in the district are already in the naval service, and go into Class V-D. They are: 23 Zieman, Leroy G., Sidney. 26 Clark, James L., Sidney. 100 White, George F., Walton. Most of the remaining registrants have filed agricultural or industrial claims, and their questionnaires will be forwarded to the district board in Albany for action. The men, who registered June 5, 1917, now remaining in Class I, general service, are as follows, the names followed by an asterisk (*) being men reclassified by the local board, and called for physical examination today, Friday: Order No. Name 8 Shaver, Edward J., Kingston.* 39 Wood, Samuel, Franklin. 444 Hall, Cyril A., Norwich.* 932 Bouton, Claude, Meridale. 1176 Gifford, Leon E., Deposit.* 1188 Cook, Howard E., Franklin. 1214 Seeley, June, Sidney.* 1222 Fitch, Everett, Walton.* 1288 Silvernail, Henry, Illion. 1318 Runk, Raymond, Deposit. 1352 Belcher, Clinton, Hamden. 1354 Hulbert, Harrison T., Hamden.* 1385 Bailey, Floyd L., Deposit.*

WHEATLESS LOAF IS FOUND Specialists of United States Food Administration Make 100 Per Cent Substitute Bread. The wheatless loaf has been found. While the whole country has been seeking the 100 per cent wheat substitute yeast bread, a recipe has been developed in the experimental kitchen of the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food Administration that may mean the saving of millions of pounds of wheat flour before flour from the next harvest is available. The recipe is soon to be published by the Office of Home Economics, United States Department of Agriculture, on a new food card which carries directions for making three new wheat substitute breads; the half wheat load, the one-fourth wheat loaf and the wheatless loaf. The directions for making wheatless bread are as follows: All of these: 1 ¾ cups liquid, 1 tablespoon corn syrup, ¼ cake yeast, 2 tablespoons salt, 1 whole egg. With one of these: 3 3/8 cups barley, 2 ¾ cups ground rolled oats. One of these: 2 ½ cups corn flour, 2 1/8 cups rice flour, 2 3/8 cups sweet potato flour, 2 1/8 cups (scant) tapioca flour. Make a sponge of the materials under 1 (except egg) and ½ of ingredients used from 2 and 3. Sponge should stand in warm place until very light, at least two hours. Work in balance of substitute mixture when sponge is light. Work in egg beaten slightly. Shape into loaf. Place in pan. Brush top of loaf with melted fat. Let raise to double bulk and bake in loaf pan in hot oven for one hour.


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IN THE FEDERAL SERVICE Items of Interest About Men in the Army and Navy. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shea of Long Eddy have received word of the safe arrival in France of their son, Guy. Second Lieutenant Charles N. Peake was at his home in Walton the first of the week, on a short furlough from Camp Lee, Virginia. Drexel Clapper of Stamford enlisted in the quartermaster’s corps of the regular army at the Oneonta recruitment station this week. Dr. Edward F. Briggs of Bedford Hills, N. Y., son of Mrs. Elizabeth Briggs of Franklin, has enlisted in the service as an army surgeon. R. Place of Margaretville has received word from his son, John Place, that he is about to sail for France. Young Place is at Governor’s Island. Sergeant Lloyd Clark of Company C, 64th Infantry, stationed at Waco, Texas, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Clark, in Sidney this week. Curzon Scott, boatswain’s mate in the United States navy, spent a brief furlough last week in Deposit with his parents, Attorney and Mrs. C. E. Scott. B. A. Ellsworth, a former resident of Worchester, Otsego county, who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, was recently killed in action in France. Joseph Goulden, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Goulden of Long Eddy, is at Fortress Monroe, Va., where he is in training in the coast artillery – Long Eddy cor. Howard Smith, son of George Smith of Franklin, a passenger engine fireman on the D. & H., has recently entered the army service, and is now at Camp Upton, L. I. Carl A. Lynch of Stamford, who recently enlisted as a musician in the army, and Earl Brower in the cavalry, are now stationed at Fort Slocum awaiting further orders. Harvey Holbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holbert of Syracuse, formerly of Hancock, left last week for Buffalo to enter a technical school as a machinist in the army. William P. Bruce of Walton, who went to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., with a recent contingent of selected men, has been promoted to corporal in Co. M., 52nd Pioneer Infantry. Wyatt Frisbee, in the United States service, spent a brief furlough last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Frisbee, in Delhi. He is now located at St. Paul, Minn. Rev. Walter D. Cavert, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Stamford, went to New York Monday to take examinations at Fort Jay, Governor’s Island for a chaplaincy in the United States army. Lieutenant Arthur E. Welch, youngest son of C. F. Welch of Hobart, was married on June 17th at Portland, Oregon, to Miss Amy Olmstead. Lieutenant Welch is stationed at Vancouver, Wash. at present. Charles Hoffman, a brother of George Hoffman of Long Eddy, has enlisted in the navy. This makes the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hoffman of Hancock to enlist in the navy. The three sons are their all. – Long Eddy cor. The following men in the Delhi district have been inducted into services and sent to the Buffalo Technical school: Howard Graham and Harry Delamater, Delhi; Ralph George, Arkville; Clarence E. Rickard, Grand Gorge. Private Monroe E. Dow is not in France as stated in the Reporter last week. He was disabled by an attack of diphtheria at the time the 106th Field Artillery sailed, and is now in the 104th Artillery at Camp Stewart, Newport News, Va. Clyde Schermerhorn of Davenport has arrived safely overseas. He has been in the service since last September. He is now with Co. E., 4th U. S. Engineers, as a private. He first went to Camp Dix, N. J., then to Camp Gordon, Ga., and was later transferred to

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Camp Green, where he was placed with the engineers. Stanley Clayton, the nineteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Clayton of Walton, went to Fort Slocum Monday, where he enlisted in the infantry division of the regular army. He has had eight months training in the state guard at Elmsford and held the rank of corporal. Roy Schley of Gregorytown accompanied him and has also enlisted. News was recently received of the promotion of First Lieutenant Robert F. Humphrey, O. O. R. C., to the rank of captain in the national army. He is stationed at Pittsburgh where he has charge of munitions inspection at the two plants of the Westinghouse Electrical company. Captain Humphrey is a Roxbury boy, graduating from the high school there and completing his education at Cornell University. Henry Coulter and son, Lieutenant Waldron Coulter, spent a part of the past week in Margaretville. Waldron has the rank of first lieutenant. He recently took the degree of master gunner from a U. S. artillery school. He has orders to report at San Francisco on July 15 and will go from there to Honolulu. Another son, John, is a first lieutenant in the dental corps and is now in France. Mr. Coulter and sons are former Margaretville residents. Lloyd H. Silvernail of Bainbridge, Chenango county, a seaman on the U. S. transport “Covington” was one of the six men reported missing when the “Covington” was torpedoed in the war zone last Monday night. The “Covington” was homeward bound with a fleet of troop ships convoyed by American destroyers. The ship kept afloat until the next day when it sank while an effort was being made to tow her to port. No particulars of how Silvernail lost his life have been received, but it is presumed that he was killed by the explosion of the torpedo. The “Covington” was the first American transport to be sunk while in convoy.

DON’T LIKE ENGLISH TOBACCO Treadwell Boy Doesn’t Know Brother Is Also in France. Copy of letter received Saturday by Mrs. Julia A. Murphy from her son, Private Merton L. Murphy, Co. G, 107th U. S. Infantry, now in France: June 16, 1918. Dear Mother and all: I guess by the time that you get this that you’ve given up all hopes of ever hearing from me. We had a very pleasant trip coming across and didn’t even see a sub. We left the U. S. on my birthday and if we are back next year at that time I’ll think that we’ve had our share. I like this country first rate all but the air raids, and we have one of them nearly every night. We landed on Brest but we are a long way from there now and don’t expect to stay here long, and as we have to carry everything on our back when we move, I can’t carry any writing material along, so if you don’t hear from me very often, you don’t want to worry, for you must remember that no news is good news. You can write to Lee and tell him that he doesn’t want to be in too big of a hurry to get over here, for if Sherman thought that the war was “hell” in the south, he couldn’t find words strong enough to express himself over here. I’d like to be on that side long enough to buy some American tobacco. All that we get is some English preparation and it tastes like chaff to me, but I may learn to love it after some time. There’s a lot I would like to write, but am not allowed to. I’ll try and write again before I leave here. I haven’t had any mail in this country yet. Love to all, MERTON. The writer of this letter enlisted

in April, 1917, and his brother, Lee, referred to in the letter, in June, 1917, both being sent south to different camps, and consequently have not seen each other since enlisting. Both sailed from different ports May 11, 1918, and each is unaware of the other’s arrival overseas, unless by this time they have received mail.

WALTON PICNIC AT LOS ANGELES Annual Gathering of Former Residents Now Living in California. On Thursday June 27, the same date as the annual meeting of the High School Alumni Association in Walton, was held the 8th annual picnic of the Walton people now living in or near Los Angeles. This picnic was held in Sycamore Grove, where most of the state picnics are held. About 30 were present. The day was spent in recalling many pleasant memories of life in Walton in olden times. About noon the company sat down to a bounteous repast brought by the different families present. Excellent coffee was made and furnished to all. After lunch Ralph Twaddell, the vice president, called the assembly to order and asked for the reading of the minutes of the meeting one year ago. Election of officers for the company year followed. Mrs. Catherine Pierce Wheat was elected president; Mary Fitch Pierce, vice president; Katherine Patterson, sec. and treas. The following persons were called upon for after dinner speeches, and many interesting reminiscences and accounts of days gone by were given by the president, Mrs. Wheat. Herbert Pierce, who has lately visited Walton, spoke of the beautiful scenery about the old town, and mentioned many names of people prominent in days gone by, but how have nearly all passed away. The names are more familiar, I imagine, to some of the people now living out there than to many now living in Walton. Other speakers were, R. B. McClenon, Elizabeth McFadden Hoy, Rev. C. C. Pierce, Mrs. C. C. Pierce, Erastus Seeley, Fannie Twaddell Berray, Addie White McClenon, Frank T. Wheat and E. P. Kellogg. Resolutions of sympathy were passed to be sent to the president, as well as several others not able to be present on account of sickness. Touching tributes to the memory of Hattie Bostwick Kellogg, who has been present at most of the picnics in the past, were given by several of the speakers. Like the preceding reunions of Waltonians, this was a very enjoyable day and most of those present lingered in the beautiful grove until the afternoon was nearly gone. All former residents of Walton, who may be in this vicinity the last Thursday in June next year, are urged to attend the annual picnic in the same place. At the suggestion of several I give the names of those present in addition to those already mentioned. . Many of these people are working for the Red Cross out here as those still living in Walton are doing, as I see by a list of contributors and workers published in the Reporter: S. P. Olcott, Alfred Bagley, Anna M. Bagley, Nellie Pierce Beckley, Mrs. Geo. Bourdon, Isidore Silver, Mary E. Seeley, A. F. McFadden, Mrs. Emma Patterson, Bert Thompson, Mrs. Ralph Twaddell, Mrs. Mayette Jenks, M. A. Pierce, William M. Patterson, Everett Twaddell. R. B. MCCLENON

FELL FROM BARN ROOF Fred Turner of Cannonsville Has Leg Fractured. (From our Cannonsville cor.) While repairing the roof of his barn last Monday Fred Turner of Cannonsville had the misfortune to fall from same, breaking one

leg twice just below the knee, and also sustaining numerous other bruises.

BAINBRIDGE CREAMERY CLOSES Friction Over Contract Leads to Wildi Company Action. The John Wildi Evaporated Milk company has notified its Bainbridge patrons that the plant in that village will close on August 1. There has been friction between dairymen and the company since July 1 regarding prices and contracts. The Wildi management made a contract with the league management about ten days ago for the July price of milk, but the farmers had not been notified. Most of the farmers struck on July 1. These farmers who did not strike had their milk taken care of by the company, but the milk furnished later by the others was refused. No settlement was reached, and finally the company notified all farmers to deliver milk for the month, but that on August 1 the plant would close. This puts about 100 men out of employment.

KILLED BY LIGHTNING Robert Lovell of Manorkill, Schoharie county, was killed by lightning last Wednesday, July 3. He had left the house for the barn with a couple of pails of water to give to his horses. When he failed to return his wife went to the barn and found him prostrate on the floor with portions of his clothing afire. Mr. Lovell died a short time after being removed to the house. His wife and one child survive.

Bone Lodged in Throat. (From our Cannonsville cor.) Mrs. Mary T. Durfee, who is with her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Eells, at Hartford, Conn., while dining at a restaurant with Mr. and Mrs. Eells a few evenings ago, had the misfortune to swallow a piece of turkey bone about an inch long and needle sharp. She was rushed to a hospital, and from there to a throat specialist, who extracted the bone, which had lodged in the tubes leading to the lungs. He used a tube with an electric light at the end of the forceps.

RUNNING INTO COWS COSTLY Jury Find $100 Verdict Against Kortright Matron. (From our North Kortright cor.) The lawsuit of J. A. Rowland vs. Mrs. Wm. Smith, to recover damages for cows injured by the latter’s automobile, was tried Saturday, before Justice T. E. McCulley and a jury, and resulted in a verdict for plaintiff for $100. Chas. O’Connor was the attorney for Mr. Rowland and Walter Scott appeared for Mrs. Smith. The jurymen were composed of E. C. Sturges, Foreman, A. M. Henderson, J. I. MacLaury, Wm Lee, John Rice and Geo. Bright. The house was full of spectators.


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WANTED Always buying…Movie costume company looking for large quantities of old store stock. Also buying upscale mens, womens and childrens 1970s and earlier clothing and accessories. Cruise wear, workwear, eveningwear, business and casual daywear. Please, no polyester and condition is very important. 607-4985750. E-mail: righttothemoonalice@yahoo.com BTFWT Buying Diamonds, gold, silver, antique and modern jewelry, better furs, U.S. and foreign coins, paintings, bronzes, complete estates. Highest prices paid. Call 914 260 8783 for appointment. 28WT

LEGAL 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. 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. 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 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. 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. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Articles of Organization of R. A. Tait, LLC (“LLC”) filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on April 13, 2018, effective on the date of filing. Office Location: Delaware County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at PO Box 44, Grand Gorge, New York 12434. 37267 NY-23, Grand Gorge, New York 12434 shall be the principal business location. The purpose for which the LLC is formed is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the NYS Limited Liability Company Law. Notice of formation of BRUSH BROOK FARM, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on May 3, 2018.The office of the LLC is to be located in Delaware County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to: The LLC, 3258 County Hwy 5, Bovina Center, NY 13740. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. CHRISTINA JONES FAMILY HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/21/2018. Office in Delaware Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 12957 State Highway 30, Downsville , NY 13755. Purpose: To practice the profession of Nurse Practitioner In Family Health.

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF DELAWARE HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-2, V. NAILA UDDIN A/K/A NAILA A. UDDIN, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 1, 2017, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Delaware, wherein HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSETBACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-2 is the Plaintiff and NAILA UDDIN A/K/A NAILA A. UDDIN, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the DELAWARE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 3 COURT STREET, DELHI, NY 13753, on July 30, 2018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 393 DIDDISH HILL ROAD, DAVENPORT, NY 13750: Section 17, Block 2, Lot 1.13: ALL THAT TRACT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF DAVENPORT, COUNTY OF DELAWARE AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 209/2012. Marvin D. Parshall, Jr., Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 1. PROJECT INFORMATION Notice to Bidders: bidders may submit bids for project as described in this Document. Submit bids according to the Instructions to Bidders. Project Identification: Catskill Watershed Corporation Headquarters. 1. Project Location: County Road 38, Arkville, New York. Owner: Catskill Watershed Corporation, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, New York 12455. Architect: Keystone Associates, Architects, Engineers and Surveyors, LLC, 58 Exchange Street, Binghamton, New York 13901. Project Description: 2. Construction of new Headquarters Building, which includes, site work, general construction, plumbing, mechanical and


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electrical work. Construction Contract: Bids will be received for the following Work: 3. Single Contract Project consisting of the following prime contracts: a. Contract No. 1 - Site Construction. b. Contract No. 2 - General Construction. c. Contract No. 3 - Roofing Construction. d. Contract No. 4 - Plumbing Construction. e. Contract No. 5 - Mechanical Construction. f. Contract No. 6 - Electrical Construction. 2. BID SUBMITTAL AND OPENING Owner will receive sealed lump sum bids until the bid time and date at the location given below. Owner will consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders issued by Owner, and delivered as follows: 1. Bid Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 2. Bid Time: 4:00 p.m. 3. Location: Catskill Watershed Corporation, P.O. Box 569, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, New York 12455. Bids will be thereafter publicly opened and read aloud. 3. BID SECURITY Bid security shall be submitted with each bid in the amount of 5 percent (5%) of the bid amount. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 45 calendar days after opening of bids. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities. 4. DOCUMENTS Procurement and Contracting Documents: Obtain copy of said documents by contacting Dataflow, Inc., 19 S Washington Street, Binghamton, New York 13903 (Phone 607-7722001 / Fax 607-772-3595). 1. Digital Download: Bid documents can be downloaded for a $50.00 nonrefundable fee payable by credit card from www.godataflow.com 2. Hard Copy Documents: One (1) set of hard copy bid documents may be obtained by Prime Bidders only. a. Deposit: $100.00, made payable to Owner. b. Shipping: Documents will be sent UPS Ground upon receipt of a separate, non-refundable shipping and handling payment of $25.00 for each set payable to Dataflow, Inc. Bidders have the option to provide Dataflow with Bidder’s UPS or FedEx shipping account number to expedite delivery of documents. Online Procurement and Contracting Documents: Obtain access by contacting Dataflow, Inc., (607) 772-2001. Online access will be provided to all reg-

istered bidders and suppliers. Viewing Procurement and Contracting Documents: Examine at the locations below: 3. Associated Building Contractors of the Triple Cities, Inc., 15 Belden Street, Binghamton, NY 13903; (607) 771-7000. 4. Catskill Watershed Corporation, 905 Main Street, Margaretville, New York 12455. 5. ConstructConnect Co., 30 Technology Parkway, Suite 100, Norcross, GA 33092; (800) 424-3996. 6. Construction Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley, 330 Meadow Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550; (845) 562-4280. 7. Dataflow, 19 S Washington Street, Binghamton, NY 13901; (607) 772-2001. 8. Dataflow, 71 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12205; (518) 463-2192. 9. Dodge - Documents can be viewed at www.dodgep ro j e c t s . c o n s t r u c t i o n . com. 10. Eastern Contractors Association, 6 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205; (518) 869-0961. 11. Keystone Associates Architects, Engineers and Surveyors, LLC, 58 Exchange Street, Binghamton, NY 13901; (607) 7221100. 12. Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange, Inc., 10 Main Street, Suite 202, Whitesboro, NY 13492; (315) 736-2441. 13. Syracuse Builders Exchange, 6563 Ridings Road, Syracuse, NY 13206; (315) 437-9936. Bidders who have paid the aforesaid deposit for an entire hard copy set of Bidding and Contract Documents; have submitted a Bid with required bid security; and return such sets including all addenda, to Dataflow, Inc. in GOOD CONDITION within thirty (30) days after the opening of Bids, shall receive a refund of the full amount of such deposit for one (1) set. 5. TIME OF COMPLETION If retaining option in paragraph below, coordinate with the Contract Documents. Liquidated damages are typically listed in the Supplementary Conditions. Successful bidders shall begin the Work within fifteen (15) calendar days of the Notice to Proceed and shall complete the Work within the contract time. 6. BIDDER’S QUALIFICATIONS Retain and revise first paragraph below if prequalification of bidders is allowed and advisable for Project. Bidders must be properly licensed under the laws governing their respective trades and be able to obtain insurance and bonds required for the Work. A Performance Bond, separate Labor and Material

Notice of formation of SCHULTZ BURNS HOLDING COMPANY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the NY Secretary of State on June 11, 2018. The office of the LLC is to be located in Delaware County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC server upon him/her to: The LLC, 3258 County Hwy 5, Bovina Center, NY 13740. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. Renovative Solutions LLC. Filed with SSNY on 4/12/18. Office: Delaware County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 155 Water St Brooklyn NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful 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 East Brook SL 5.68 Road Shoulder Stabilization project. Work items include, but are not limited to: mobilization/demobilization, traffic control, pollution control, de-watering, clearing/grubbing, stream channel excavation & grading, rock wall, hardened riffle, brush layering, live stakes-post, 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 Monday, July 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM at the property located near 57 East Brook Road in the Town of Hamden, approximately .35 miles from the intersection of East Brook and Fish Hollow road. 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 Monday, July 23, 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, 607865-5223 (phone), 607865-5535 (fax) or e-mail: ben-dates@dcswcd.org, gale-neale@dcswcd.org, graydon-dutcher@dcswcd. org. Delaware County SWCD 44 West Street, Suite 1 Walton, NY 13856 Notice of form. of LLC Joeseppis Restaurant Café & Pizzeria, LLC filed arts. of org. w/ SSNY on 5/18/2017. Office location: Delaware County. SSNY Designated owner of LLC upon whom process may be served as Margaret Chester, P.O. Box 24 53657 St. Hwy. 30 Roxbury, NY 12474. Purpose: Restaurant. 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 Town Brook SL 4.78 Streambank Stabilization project. Work items include, but are not limited to: mobilization/ demobilization, clearing/ grubbing, pollution control, de-watering, traffic control, stream channel excavation & grading, rock riprap, live material transplant, 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 Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the property located near 359 Reservoir Road in the Town of Stamford, approximately 0.4 miles from the intersection of Town Brook Road and Reservoir Road. 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 Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:30 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), 607865-5535 (fax) or e-mail: ben-dates@dcswcd.org, gale-neale@dcswcd.org, graydon-dutcher@dcswcd. org. Delaware County SWCD 44 West Street, Suite 1 Walton, NY 13856 Corner House BBQ Express LLC. Filed 6/13/18. Office: Delaware Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 97 Lincoln Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306. Purpose: General. LEGAL NOTICE FOR APPLICATION OF CABLE FRANCHISE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that DTC Cable, Inc. has filed an application for a Cable Franchise in the Village of Walton, Delaware County, New York. The application and all comments filed relative thereto are available for public inspection at the Village of Walton office during normal business hours. Interested parties may file comments regarding the application with the Public Service Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the Notice. Comments should be addressed to Office of the Secretary, NYS Public Service Commission, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223. Emminger, Newton, Pigeon and Magyar, Inc. was awarded the town-wide equity reassessment project by the Hamden Board in a recent Town Board meeting. There will be a townwide meeting to review, discuss and answer questions on the 2019 townwide assessment equity project. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17th. For your convenience, there are two available times the meeting will be held, 3 pm and 6 pm. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall located at 20 Covert Hallow Road, Hamden, New York, 13782. The purpose of the meeting will be to explain why the town is conducting the reassessment project, the process of doing it, how values are determined, when to expect your initial value, and the process of challenging your value if you do not agree with it. In addition, we will review the timeline and process for exemptions and answer any other questions the public may have. If you cannot attend the meeting, but have questions, please call 607-3861200. NOTICE: The Town of Kortright Board is asking the Bloomville Water District patrons to please check that you do not have water running or dripping from the winter months. Kortright Town Board Treestead LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/21/2018. Office: Delaware County. United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 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: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Filing Completed Assessment Roll Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law, Notice is hereby given that the Final Assessment roll for the Town of Delhi, County of Delaware, for the year 2018 has been completed by the undersigned Assessors. A certified copy

thereof will be filed in the office of the Town Clerk on the 1st day of July 2018, where the same will remain open to public inspection. Dated July 1, 2018 Frank Bovee D. Joe Gifford James Corcoran Assessors, Town of Delhi NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF DELAWARE Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, Plaintiff AGAINST Steven Young a/k/a Steven B. Young; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 21, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Delaware County-Office Building, 111 Main Street, Delhi, NY on August 6, 2018 at 8:30AM, premises known as 50 Pines Drive, Cluster 3, Unit 4, Roxbury, NY 12474. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Roxbury, County of Delaware, State of NY, Section 201.17 Block 3 Lot 4. Approximate amount of judgment $80,545.52 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 2017-335. Dennis B. Laughlin, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: June 25, 2018 Masters Stump Removal, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/22/18. 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 the LLC, 65 Campmeeting Street, Sidney, New York 13838. Purpose: 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 August 2, 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


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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. #95149 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF COLONIAL MOTEL OF GRAND GORGE, LLC under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law 1. The name of the limited liability company is: COLONIAL MOTEL OF GRAND GORGE, LLC 2. Articles of Organization of COLONIAL MOTEL OF GRAND GORGE, LLC were filed with the Secretary of State on June 18, 2018. 3. The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: Delaware County 4. The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: COLONIAL MOTEL OF GRAND GORGE, LLC, 37283 State Highway 23, PO Box 389, Grand Gorge, NY 12434 5. The Company is organized to carry on all lawful activities. PASTURE PRIME LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/14/18. 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 the LLC, c/o Martin Pontecorvo, 9 Lynnfield Drive, Morristown, NJ 07960. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the NYSDOT, Contract Management Bureau, 50 Wolf Rd, 1st Floor, Suite 1CM, Albany, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using www.bidx.com. A certified cashier’s check payable to the NYSDOT for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, form CONR 391, representing 25% of the bid total, must accompany each bid. NYSDOT reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Electronic documents and Amendments are posted to www.dot.ny.gov/doingbusiness/opportunities/ const-notices. The Con-

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tractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into its bid. To receive notification of Amendments via e-mail you must submit a request to be placed on the Planholders List at www. dot.ny.gov/doing-business/ opportunities/const-planholder. Amendments may have been issued prior to your placement on the Planholders list. NYS Finance Law restricts communication with NYSDOT on procurements and contact can only be made with designated persons. Contact with non-designated persons or other involved Agencies will be considered a serious matter and may result in disqualification. Contact Robert Kitchen (518)457-2124. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where subcontracting is not expected, and may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to D/W/MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title IV Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. Please call (518)457-2124 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. Region 09: New York State Department of Transportation 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY, 13901 D263764, PIN 909601, FA Proj ZS30-9096-013 , Delaware Co., Route 10, Town of Walton, Safety Improvements Including Paving & Slope Flattening., Bid Deposit: $50,000.00, Goals: DBE: 0.00% REQUEST FOR BIDS The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) is accepting sealed bids for three (3), 2011 Dodge Ram trucks and two (2) 2011 Chevrolet HHR wagons. Vehicles are being sold as-is. Specific details of each vehicle and bid sheets are available immediately and can be obtained by contacting Leslie Deysenroth at 607865-7790 ext. 115 or via email atldeysenroth@nycwatershed.org. Vehicles can be viewed at the WAC Office located at 33195 State Highway 10, Walton, NY 13856. Bids will be accepted until the bid opening on Friday, July 27 at 10:00am. All bids must be sealed and clearly labeled “Sealed Bid for Vehicle”.

Late submissions will not be considered. All vehicles must be paid for with a certified check or cash and picked up by August 3, 2018. WAC reserves the right to reject any and all bids received. EOE. TOWN OF MEREDITH CITIZENS: YOUR COMMUNITY INPUT IS NEEDED: THURSDAY, JULY 12TH COMMUNITY PUBLIC WORKSHOP AT TOWN HALL at 6 PM. The Town of Meredith is holding another public workshop on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 6 PM to get input for the community project on the Town’s 14 acre Honest Brook property. The proposed project would be funded, in part, by a potential Clean Energy Community grant of up to $50,000 through NYSERDA. NYSERDA has designated the Town of Meredith as a Clean Energy Community that enables the Town to take advantage this grant funding opportunity. All interested persons please come. VILLAGE OF WALTON BY ACTION IN REM STATE OF NEW YORK DELAWARE COUNTY COUNTY COURT: In the Matter of the Foreclosure of Tax Liens By Proceeding in Rem Pursuant To Article Eleven of the Real Property Tax Law by the Village of Walton Index No.: 2018-568 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 11th day of June, 2018, the Clerk/Treasurer, hereinafter the “Enforcing Officer”, of the Village of Walton, hereinafter the “Tax District”, pursuant to law filed with the Clerk of Delaware County, a Petition of Foreclosure against various parcels of real property for unpaid taxes. Such petition pertains to the following parcels: 68 Townsend Street, Walton, NY 13856 162 Delaware Street, Walton, NY 13856 22 Benton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856 119 Delaware Street, Walton, NY 13856 73 Griswold Street, Walton, NY 13856 11 Benton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856 38 North Street, Walton, NY 13856 64 Delaware Street, Walton, NY 13856 30-35 Williams Street, Walton, NY 13856 42 Harby Street, Walton, NY 13856 Effect of filing: All persons having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in such petition are hereby notified that the filing of such petition constitutes the commencement of the Tax District of a proceeding in the Court specified in the caption above to foreclose each of the tax liens therein described by a foreclosure proceeding in rem. Nature of Proceeding: Such proceeding is brought against the real property only and is to foreclose the tax liens described in such petition. No personal judgment will be entered herein for such taxes or other legal charges or any part thereof. Persons affected: This notice is directed to all persons owning or having or claiming to have an interest in the real property described in such petition. Such persons are hereby notified that a duplicate of such petition has been filed in the office of the Enforcing Officer of the Tax District and will remain open for public inspection up to and including the date specified below as the last day for redemptions. Right of redemption: Any person having or claiming to have an interest in any such real property and the legal right thereto may on or before said date redeem the same by paying the amount of all such unpaid tax, liens thereon, including all interest and penalties and other legal challenges which are included in the lien against such real property, computed to and including the date of redemption. Such payments shall be made to Village of Walton Clerk/Treasurer, Jody Brown, at 21 North

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Sale Delaware County is offering the items for sale: Veh. # Year Make Model VIN Dept 383 2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 1GAGG25U661237265 BOE 57 2008 Chevrolet Impala 2G1WB58N581238131 DCSO 61 2009 Chevrolet Impala 2G1WS57M791279743 DCSO 82 2006 Ford Taurus 1FAFP53U76A246232 DCSO 87 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 3ABF458BX8T126492 DCSO 374 2005 Chevrolet Malibu 1G1ND52F15M231698 DSS 390 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 1G1ZS57F37F272387 DSS 393 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 1G1ZS57F597F272488 DSS 394 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 1G1ZS57FX7F273228 DSS 400 2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2G1WB58NX81273540 DSS 409 2010 Ford Fusion 3FAHP0GA1AR110219 DSS 407 2010 Ford Fusion 3FAHP0GA8AR110217 DSS 411 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1J4GR48K86C341634 DSS 404 2008 Chevrolet Impala 2G1WB58N981279717 DSS 355 2003 Chevrolet Van 1GAGG25U031204340 DSS 46 2006 Jeep Liberty 1J4GL48K06W217325 ECO DEV 79 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 1G1ZS57F37F271157 PROB 25 2009 Ford Fusion 3FAH90GA7AR110225 PROB 92 2009 Ford F250 1FTSX21519EA84811 DPW 581 2008 Chevrolet Impala 2G1WB58NX81238996 DPW This equipment is being sold for the County by Auctions International. Interested parties can go to www.auctionsinternational.com to bid. The auction will run from July 18, 2018 to August 1, 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 29, 2018 Wayne D. Reynolds, Commissioner of Public Works Street, Walton NY 13856. In the event that a person other than the record owner of such real property pays such taxes, the person so paying shall be entitled to have the tax liens affected thereby satisfied of record. Last day for redemption: The last day for redemption is hereby fixed as the 30th day of September, 2018. Service of answer: Every person having any right, title or interest in or lien upon any parcel of real property described in such petition may serve a duly verified answer upon the attorney for the Tax District setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his or her interest and any defense or objection to the foreclosure. Such answer must be filed in the office of the county clerk and served upon the attorney for the Tax District on or before the date above mentioned as the last day for redemption. Failure to redeem or answer: In the event of failure to redeem or answer by any person having the right to redeem or answer, such person shall be forever barred and foreclosed of all his or her right, title and interest and equity of redemption in and to the parcel described in such petition and a judgment in foreclosure may be taken by default. Enforcing Officer: Jody Brown, Clerk/Treasurer Village of Walton David S. Merzig, Esq. Attorney for the Village of Walton Kehoe & Merzig, PC 8-12 Dietz St., Suite 202 Oneonta, New York 13820 Phone: 607-432-4242 Notice of Filing Completed Assessment Roll Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law, Notice is hereby given that the Final Assessment roll for the Town of Meredith, County of Delaware, for the year 2018 has been completed by the undersigned Assessor. A certified copy there of will be filed in the office of the Town Clerk on the 1st day of July 2018, where the same will remain open to public inspection. Dated July 1, 2018 Diane Lutz Assessor, Town Of Meredith TO THE VOTERS OF DELAWARE COUNTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 9-212.2 OF THE NEW YORK STATE ELECTION LAW, the following is a Statement of Canvass of the Votes Cast in Delaware County in the Democratic and Women’s Equality Party Federal Primary Elections, June 26, 2018: REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS - 19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEMOCRATIC PARTY Brian Flynn 327 Erin Collier 115 Gareth Rhodes 340 Pat Ryan 192 Antonio Delgado 292 Jeff Beals 265 Dave Clegg 94 WOMEN’S EQUALITY PARTY - OPPORTUNTITY TO BALLOT No Votes WE, the undersigned, have compared the foregoing with the original statements remaining on file in the Delaware County Election Office and certify that the same is a true and correct transcript.

Maria E. Kelso Judith L. Garrison Commissioners of Elections Dated July 6, 2018 Delhi, New York 13753 Delaware County LEGAL NOTICE TO: The last known owner or owners of the following burial lots located in the Walton Cemetery, town of Walton, in Delaware County, New York, and all persons having or claiming to have an interest in said burial plots: 1. Louis P. and Rose Williams; John P., Helen Payne, and Robert Williams 2. Thomas Lafrano 3. Nancy and Maria Serge 4. Hawley Denio 5. William E. and Kathryn Golden 6. Albert Osborne 7. Lauren and Sallie Rood 8. Nelson Wilber 9. Nellie Boyd 10. Asa, Burton, Ethel, Fannie, Mary and Robert Budine 11. Harvey Morton 12. John, Thomas and May Northcott 13. George and Lydia Gould 14. Henry Corwan 15. Burr and Harriet Gould 16. Estella Dicks 17. Adam Dicks 18. Patrick Sanderson 19. Timothy Sanderson 20. Aaron Seely and Carolyn Seely (2 side by side) 21. Roy and Rev. Robert Doig 22. Harmon and Antoinette Barnhart 23. John and Katherine Williams 24. Alice, William, Johnnie, Madeline, and Joseph Launt 25. Gibson and Georgiana Sanderson 26. Benjamin and Antoinette MacCall 27. Stephen J. Griffin 28. William E. Gould 29. Daniel Whittaker 30. George Goodrich 31. John C., Helen A. and Ernest Wilson 32. Burr, David, Eliza and Anna More (4 side by side) 33. Philo and Matilda Olmstead 34. Julia, Harriet, and Nathaniel White 35. Albert, Ana and John Alexander 36. Harry C. and May N. Bartlett 37. Ruth, Elizabeth, Isaac, Polly and Thomas Heath PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: That (1) the monuments or markers are so badly out of repair or dilapidated

as to create a dangerous condition. (2) the persons to whom this notice is addressed must repair or remove said monuments or markers after the third publication of this notice or by September 23, 2018, the Walton Cemetery Association may remove or repair said monuments without further notice to the persons to whom this notice is addressed. If you have questions they can be directed to Ruth L. Houck at 607-865-4348 prior to September 23, 2018. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING INCLUSION OF AGRICULTURALLY VIABLE LAND INTO CERTIFIED AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS DURING THE 2018 THIRTY-DAY PERIOD FOR ANNUAL DISTRICT REVIEW PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Delaware County Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 3:45 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Room of the County Office Building, 111 Main Street, Delhi, NY, concerning the inclusion of land(s) into Agricultural District No. 17. This hearing shall be held to consider the requests and recommendations of the County Agricultural Farmland Protection Board on the inclusion of the following properties into certified agricultural districts: Davenport: Agricultural District No. 17 Tax ID #23.-1-19.1 (12.11 ac) Dutch Hill Road Tax ID #24.-1-34.14 (8.6 ac) Dutch Hill Road A map and list of properties is available for inspection in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at 111 Main Street, Delhi, NY. All persons desiring to comment on any Agricultural District inclusions shall be heard at the aforementioned time and place. Disabled citizens who require assistance in attending said public hearing or in furnishing comments or suggestions should contact the Clerk of the Board at (607) 832-5110. Dated: July 10, 2018 Christa M. Schafer Clerk of the Board Delaware County Board of Supervisors


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a.m. premises described as follows: All that parcel of land situate in the Hamlet of Arkville, Town of Middletown, County of Delaware, State of New York. Said premises known as 54 Johnson Lane, Arkville, N.Y. 12406. (Section: 307.1, Block: 2, Lot: 2.3). Approximate amount of lien $183,191.56 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 769-16. Dolores

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NOTICE The Annual Financial Report Update Documents, for the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been filed with the State of New York, Office of the State Comptroller. They are avail-

PUBLIC NOTICE The regularly monthly meeting of the Bovina Fire Commissioners will be rescheduled for Wednesday, 07/18/2018, at 7:00. Dana Sluiter Secretary Bovina Fire District

Every single workshop, viewing, seminar, or literature that mentions addiction offers what I and many see as lack of hope and despair. They don’t offer concrete solutions toward sobriety. Yes, there’s limited counseling. Yes, recovery is hard. But you can do it by connecting with the right people (they don’t come knocking on your door either). And you can expect giant pushes back at you, for several reasons that one struggling already knows about. When I got sober, I, like many could not wait to shout from the rooftops “I’m sober!” I was young and I told my first boss while in recovery. She got mad at me one day and said, “I don’t get paid to care about your feelings.” (be careful with your social media posts). From that moment on, I went underground and would only tell a select few about my recovery. It was the best thing I ever did. I was able to learn what people from all walks of life thought about addiction, their approaches in supporting people that struggle, and I remained safe from harm, well bias harm, anyways. Bottom line, you need a good therapist. You have to make that connection of trust and build on that. Your therapist is your lifeline and your comfort as you start rebuilding your life, making healthy decisions toward healing, and developing positive relationships. As a therapist, one hundred percent of the individuals suffering from addiction that I know and have treated, also suffer from depression and/ or anxiety (mental illness), including having thoughts of suicide. Your therapist should be a qualified mental health professional that HAS addiction experience and is credentialed with NYS to treat mental illness. Interestingly, Bill Wilson (the founder of AA) suffered from panic attacks and depression. Bill sought weekly psychotherapy sessions (from a qualified mental health professional) to help him through his depression for four years. Some AAers were outraged, thought he was using and not working his program (sound

familiar?). Additionally, Bill discovered and promoted his Niacin (vitamin B3) therapy experiences. While he had his critics, he persisted. In fact, he would have preferred to have been remembered for his discovery of Niacin therapy and not Alcoholics Anonymous. With that said, therapy in conjunction with 12-step programs offer invaluable support. If you’re tired of your inner critic’s ruminating thoughts of shame, low-self esteem, and judgment, Google Psychology Today and connect with a therapist that understands and can help you out of the darkness. Here’s the link to the press release: www.health. n y. g o v / p r e s s / r e l e a s es/2018/2018-06-18_opioid_ use.htm Break the rules and LIVE sober. You can do it! DOTTI HOWE HAMDEN

DELHI JOINT FIRE DISTRICT NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Please take notice that the Delhi Joint Fire District of the towns of Delhi, Hamden and Meredith, County of Delaware, New York, will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 12th, 2018. The meeting will be held at 8pm at the Delhi Fire Department, 140 Delview Terrace Extension, Delhi, NY. All meetings of the Delhi Joint Fire District are open to the public. This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York. By order of the Board of

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2018 QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association) Report based on 2016 hunting season statistics. Top 6 states with highest percentage of yearling bucks in buck harvest: Wisconsin 65%, New Hampshire 51%, New York & Virginia 49%, Maryland & Michigan 47%. 2018 QDMA Top 5 states with lowest percentage of 3.5+ year old class bucks in buck harvest: Tennessee 16%, Wisconsin 16%, New York 19%, Vermont 20%, New Hampshire 24%. Top 5 states highest percentage of 3.5+ year old class

Fire Commissioners of the Delhi Joint Fire District Fire District. Notice of Filing Completed Assessment Roll Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law, Notice is hereby given that the Final Assessment roll for the Town of Kortright, County of Delaware, for the year 2018 has been completed by the undersigned Assessor. A certified copy there of will be filed in the office of the Town Clerk on the 1st day of July 2018, where the same will remain open to public inspection. Dated July 1, 2018 Diane Lutz Assessor, Town Of Kortright

bucks in buck harvest: Mississippi 78%, Arkansas 77%, Louisiana 72%, Oklahoma & Texas 59%. New York harvest percentage per weapon type 26% Bow, 65% Rifle/Shotgun, 9% Muzzleloader. PA Bow 33%, Rifle/shotgun 61%, Muzzleloader 6%. New York had 574,606 hunters and 2.3 bucks per square mile with total 107,006 1.5 year and older buck harvest and PA 700,000 hunters with PA having 2nd highest buck population per square mile: 3.3; and antlerless at 4.1 and total 1.5 year and older buck harvest 149,460. JOHN “JP” PASQUALE LIVINGSTON MANOR

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After reading The Reporters’ article entitled “Marijuana Deemed Treatment for Opioid Use”, I wanted to offer some clarity for people that are either super happy or super concerned with what NYS has just proposed. New York State Department of Health’s (DOH) revised 2018 press release reads a bit confusing as well. Here is a verbatim sentence from that press release: (NYSDOH 2018) Adding prescribed opioid use as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana will allow individuals who use opioids to instead use medical marijuana for pain relief. What this means is, instead of being prescribed opioids for pain, a person will be prescribed medical marijuana. Thus, it’s a treatment for pain, not opioid-use disorder and reduces prescriptions for the use of opioid pain medications, which reduces addiction (despite the confusing wording in both articles). Medical marijuana has worked amazingly well for individuals that I have monitored for pain management. Some may envision someone sitting down and smoking a bowl or doing bongs, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. While there are various forms of medical marijuana and varying degrees of it that are with and without THC, the form for pain does not have TCH. So, you’re not getting high, but you’re living pain free. In an effort to offer hope, recovery is real and so is happiness. It is obtainable, but it doesn’t just wander into someone’s home. It’s about connecting with healthy people, maintaining healthy boundaries, and always, and I mean always working on yourself…..and never giving up. I fault no one out there who is struggling, there is a significant amount of misinformation everywhere. I have been sober from drugs and alcohol for over 28 years. There’s a bunch of us out here. While I didn’t want to write about me, it’s important to offer hope in such a hopeless-filled environment.

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More Than 120 Attend Halcottsville Cemetery Tour

knows the truth behind it and returns to tell her story. Tour-goers were led in small HALCOTTSVILLE - The sixth groups to meet these folks and Living History Cemetery Tour others who talked about their presented by the Historical families and friends, struggles Society of the town of Middle- and joys, and the events that town (HSM) took place Satur- shaped their lives. day, July 7 at the Halcottsville “All 11 actors were outstandCemetery; 124 individuals ing,” said Galusha. “They turned out for the event. breathed life into their characAccording to Diane Galu- ters guided by directors Frank sha, president of the Historical Canavan and Joyce St. George. Society of the town of Middle- Bertha Williams (played by town, the day is well attended Anne Hersh) returned to Haleach year. cottsville to tell her side of the “Earlier in the week, reser- 1913 scandal known as the vations were way down and elopement of the ‘Faithless we thought the stifling heat Four.’ People loved hearing and competing events would the darker side of small town seriously reduce our usual life -- then as now, it was not attendance of 120-130,” she all hard work, church picnics said. “But after July 4, with a and happy ever after. Three great weekend weather fore- actual Kelly Brothers -- who cast, the calls came in fast and rehearsed via conference call furious. We were so grateful to with director Frank Canavan, have full tours to hear these as they live in the Adirondacks Dan Flanagan/The Reporter wonderful stories. And we and Vermont - portrayed their Bertha Williams (Anne Hersh) makes a pointed statement about how she wound up in Pierre, S.D. People made just under $2,000 for the great-granddad George Kelly in the hamlet are still talking about it. historical society.” and his siblings, David and The tour highlights some Norman. It’s always great to individuals who rest in the have descendants playing cemetery, have shaped the their ancestors. And these community in one way or an- guys rose to the occasion. Eli other and have a rich and/or Taylor, at 11 years-old, played interesting story to share. a little boy named Winfield “We try to choose charac- Bussy, appearing with Win’s ters who can tell a unique sto- grandfather, Sherman Bussy ry about an era, an event, the (played by John Bernhardt). specific community, or a fam- Who wouldn’t choke up at ily tale that will resonate with Winfield’s question, after people,” said Galusha. “What drawing a picture of his famjumps out is the universality ily: “They won’t forget me, will of experience - we all rejoice they, grandpa?’” and laugh and grieve and fail The script writers took raw and wish for something bet- information based on reter in life. No doubt they felt, search into the lives of these like we do, that they had all folks, and turned it into comthe time in the world. The les- pelling 8 to 10-minute preson is that life is, in fact, very sentations for the actors to short.” deliver. During the event, attendCharacters in this year’s ees met actors who portrayed tour, and the actors who porsome of the subjects, such trayed them, included Jenas the trio of brothers who nie McKenzie Hewitt Doland, shaped commerce and com- schoolteacher, seamstress and Dan Flanagan/The Reporter munity in the hamlet; the diarist (Agnes Laub); the Kelly “Sherm” Bussy (John Bernhardt) and grandson Winfield (Eli Taylor) recounted moments in their lives. diarist who recorded the com- Brothers – George, Norman ings and goings of her neigh- and David – who ran a large keepers of a general store, post hotel proprietor, and his people from the past, ‘They bors for 50 years; the railroad farm and several businesses office and restaurant (Dave grandson Winfield (John Ber- are us in other clothes.’ Histostation agent haunted by a in the hamlet (Rich, Tim and Truran and Amy Taylor). nhardt and Eli Taylor); and ry is really only an arm’s length horrific train crash; the hotel Terry Kelly, great-grandsons of Also, Andrew Moldovan, George W. Hubbell, factory away. Getting to know our ankeeper who was witness to a George); Ed and Aurelia Grif- Russian immigrant farmer owner and jack of all trades cestors, and the communities scandal, and the woman who fin, railroad station agent, and (Erwin Karl); Sherman Bussy, (great-nephew Burr Hubbell). they lived in, and the stories Bertha Williams (Anne behind the buildings, street Saxon Hersh), who shocked names and the local instituthe community in 1913 when tions, helps us realize we are part of a continuum. It puts she ran off with a local man and made a new life in South our own lives in perspective,” Dakota, floated on the cem- she said. Galusha said the historical etery’s periphery, bending the ear of tour-goers to set the re- society heard about a similar event in Kentucky several cord straight. Tour guides were Tina years ago, and contacted the Greene, Sydney Asher and organizers to learn what it entailed. Barbara Funck. “We were looking for a sigScripts were written by Anne Saxon Hersh, Mary Bari- nature event that no one else le, Beth Sherr, Mack Oliver, was doing in this area,” she Jenny Liddle and Terry Brad- said. “It has been a real winshaw, as well as Frank Cana- ner, allowing us to research van and Joyce St. George, who individual and community also serve as directors of the histories and drawing in folks who wouldn’t normally be inevent. Galusha discussed why she terested in history. We’ve done believes it is important to this at six cemeteries now, keep local history in the fore- each one holding surprises front and for individuals to- and memorable moments. We day to keep a firm grasp on the are grateful to the HalcottsDan Flanagan/The Reporter ville Cemetery Association for history that The Kelly brothers told their tale of farming, entrepreneurship and building the round barn on Route 30. “Someone once said about embracing this event.” The portrayals were made by actual Kelly descendants. By Rosie Cunningham

The Value of Tradition Pastor Marv Root “Tradition!” opens the production, Fiddler on the Roof. As Tevye sings, he proclaims that “tradition” is what keeps the balance for the people in his little village. Our villages, towns and counties maintain numerous traditions, which help “keep our balance.” Jumping into freezing water in January, riding tractors in our village street parades, exhibiting produce and livestock at the county fairs are some of the cherished traditions in many communities across our land. Other traditions keep us in touch with relatives and friends. Family reunions,

class gatherings, annual picnics, Friday night “Happy Hour,” bring folks together who might otherwise not keep regular contact. Since many of us have been separated from family and friends through relocation due to education, work or change of climate, our traditional gatherings become more challenging to plan. Distance and time constraints prevent key people from participating. As a result, many of these timecherished events dwindle and die. Another valued tradition in the history of our Nation and

our world finds people coming together on a regular basis to share their faith through worship, study, and fellowship. Traditional faith practices are also falling by the wayside, as we allow other activities to take precedence. Over the years I have found that I keep a much better balance in my life when I make the time to engage in the tradition of participating in regular worship experiences, and traveling to reconnect with long-time friends and cherished loved ones. My spiritual life is my anchor. Sharing faith through worship and service helps me “keep my balance.” Staying in

touch with family and friends supports and strengthens my sense of identity, reminding me from whence I came and where I have traveled. What traditions do you value and maintain in your life? Are you passing the meaningful ones along to the next generations? Do you sense that your faith and your relationships with others help keep your life in balance? As a pastor, I have shared the joy with countless individuals and families, who in returning to regular participation in a faith community, have regained a sense of wholeness and balance which is so easily lost in our

busy, impersonal, electronically-consumed world! Others who have continued to be part of the religious community have found much deeper faith through the study of biblical foundations underlying essential practices, while laying aside some of the empty humancrafted traditions. Whether you hold on to tradition or go with the flow, enjoy the journey! God will lead one step at a time! Pastor Marv Root serves the Northfield Community Church and can be reached at 353-2443.


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Jillian E. McLaughlin

Jillian E. McLaughlin, 27, of Walton, passed away unexpectedly early Saturday morning, June 30, 2018, at the home of her grandmother in New Jersey. Jillian was born on July 19, 1990, in Walton, the daughter of Joseph McLaughlin and Debra (Perkins) McLaughlin. She was a graduate of Walton Central School, class of 2009. Jillian worked as a waitress at The Ivy League in Howell, N.J. She enjoyed origami, making people laugh and using makeup in new and exciting ways. Jillian is survived by her loving family, her parents, Joseph McLaughlin and Debra M c L a u g h l i n ; s i s t e r, Ke l l y McLaughlin; grandparents Robert and Irene Perkins of Staten Island and Gerry O’Connell of Howell, N.J.; Aunts and Uncles, Glenn and Maggie Perkins of Staten Island, Robert and Susan Perkins of Staten Island, Carol Perkins of Loveland, Ohio, Marianne and Dan Casanno of Old Bridge, N.J.; Gerry and Danny O’Dowd of Point Pleasant, N.J., John McLaughlin of Staten Island, Erin O’Connell of Howell, N.J.; niece and nephew, Aliyah and Regan; cousins Daniel, Nicholas, Carly, Katie, Nicole and many friends. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, John McLaughlin and Robert O’Connell. Friends and relatives were invited to call on Friday, July 6, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton, where services were held on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with Father Edward J. Golding, officiating. Burial followed in Walton Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Jillian’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences to the family may be made online at www. courtneyfh.com.

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Alyce Nesbitt Dyer, 98, of Berkeley, Calif., formerly of the local area, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Alta Bates Hospital. Mrs. Dyer was born Nov. 18, 1919, the daughter of George Earl and Blanche Marie (Whipple) Nesbitt. She was formerly married to William J. Dyer (divorced). She was employed as a secretary with the Social Security Administration in Oneonta, until retiring. She then worked several years for the department of transportation in Binghamton. Her early years of employment were in the legal secretary field. She worked for lawyers in Delhi, Unadilla and Otego. Mrs. Dyer was a member and former matron of the Order of Eastern Star (Freedom Chapter 179, Unadilla), a chapter member and former historian of the Otsego County Legal Secretaries, a Cub Scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America in Unadilla, a member of the Unadilla Women’s Club, an active participant in the Delaware County Historical Association, a former secretary-treasurer of the Valley View Cemetery Association (South Kortright), and a former participant and leader in Delaware County 4-H. After World War II, she attended Russell Sage College, Troy. Later in her life she accomplished a “bucket list” wish when she graduated from SUCO Oneonta. Surviving her are two sons, James W. Dyer of Norman, Okla., and Donald G. Dyer (Elizabeth), of Roscommon, Mich. There are also two nieces: Betty Ann Post of Hobart and Christine Martin of Binghamton. Also surviving are grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Dyer is predeceased by

a son, Ronald E. Dyer, a brother William E. Nesbitt (South Kortright), a sister, Vivian E. Nesbitt (Berkeley, Calif.), nephew Iain McKendrick (Berkeley, Calif.), and her parents. A memorial ser vice will take place at South Kortright Community Church on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Garrett Schindler officiating. Mrs. Dyer will be interred at the Valley View Cemetery (South Kortright). A reception will follow at South Kortright Community Church. Sh e w ou l d n o t a s k f o r contributions in her memory. Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home in Hobart. Visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Dyer family.

Raymond Burghart

Raymond C. Burghart, 78, of Tompkins, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at home, following a long illness. Raymond was born April 2, 1940 in Walton, the son of the late Robert and Christina (Budine) Burghart. He was a graduate of Walton High School. He first worked as a surveyor for many years and later as a tool and dye maker at Del-Met in Walton. He also made many things of wood, like tables and other things for people over the years. He took pride in his work, whatever the job and always did his best. He was a member of the Walton Vets Club, and the Club Royale Oasis. Ray enjoyed working in his veggie and posie gardens. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved his doctors at the Cancer Institute at FoxCare and his family would like to thank everyone for the outstanding care he received. Ray is survived by his loving family, children Peggy (Ken) Grimsley of Maryland; Thomas

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Burghart of North Carolina; Richard Simpson of Walton; Janice (Josh) Garcia of Virginia Beach; Tina (Jack) Kokoszka of Walton and Raymond Burghart Jr.; grandchildren Ashlie, Sierra, Richard III, Cortney, Christina, Tiffany, Brianna, Chelsey, Kenzie, Dallas, Zoey and Jersey; greatgrandchildren Victor, Landon, Elizabeth; brothers Robert and Rita Burghart of Michigan; Janice and Richard Hoag of Otego; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. He was predeceased by his son, Pat Burghart, granddaughter, Kaitlyn Simpson, former wife and mother of his children, Geraldine Rose, and significant other, Suzy DeVost. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton where services will be held at 1. Burial will follow in the Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton. Memorial contributions in Ray’s memory may be made to Bassett Cancer Institute, 1 Foxcare Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1 Marcus Blvd., Suite 104, Albany, NY 12205. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.courtneyfh. com.

Rev. Robert W. Hoag

The Reverend Robert W. Hoag of Middletown, a life-long area resident, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. He was 91. The son of the late William F. and Augusta E. Terwilliger Hoag, he was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Delhi. He was a beloved pastor and humanitarian who lived a simple life, serving as a teacher and volunteer.  Pastor Hoag retired from the Scotchtown Presbyterian Church but had served as a pastor in various locations. Friends and relatives will gather on Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at the Scotchtown Presbyterian Church to celebrate a life welllived. Judy Anderson will officiate. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave. Roscoe; 607-498-4929 or 845-4395200; www.Harris-FH.com.

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The family of Ann Moody would like to thank everyone for their prayers. We would like to thank everyone that sent food, messages, flowers and cards. Also, thank you to all who attended her service. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Larry Cairns

Memorial service for Larry Cairns will be held July 14 at 11 a.m. at 173 Meehan Road, (old Gilboa Road) Stamford.

Kenneth Stratton

Kenneth LeRoy Stratton Jr., 81, died at his residence on July 3, 2018. He was born Sept. 16, 1936, at Pepacton, the son of Kenneth L. and Edith (Misner) Stratton. Ken served in the U.S. Army from May 18, 1955 to April 25, 1957. He was employed as a machine operator at Oneida Limited in Oneida. He worked as a mechanic and for other construction companies. He is survived by children: Wesley and Connie Hall and Cathy and Andrew Warner: grandchildren Cheryl (Jeff ) Drumm, Dylan Hall, Chad (Veronica) Trombley and Brett (Jessica) Trombley; great-grandchildren Madison, Kelsey, Paisley, Johannah, Dominic, Ashley and Jackson. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by his wife Cheryl Stratton on June 1, 2018; also by his parents, brothers Bob, David, John, Tom and sisters Vera and Karen. Visitation will be held at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, on Wednesday, July 11, at 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Committal will follow at Shavertown Cemetery, Andes. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.


July 11, 2018

Congratulations to Larry Kelly and Bug Carpenter, who were awarded with certificate of continuous membership in the American Legion for 50 years at the meeting on Monday, July 2. Larry was in the army and served from 1953 - 1955 during the Korean War. He was stationed in Yokohama, Japan for a year. Bud served in the Navy in World War II. Thanks to Bud and Larry for their service to our country and their work with the Delhi American Legion. Last week’s trivia question: What was the name of the woolen mill, established in Delhi around 1820? Locals brought their raw wool to the Delaware Woolen Factory Company and got it back as a finished cloth. According to The History of Delaware County, 1797-2007 by Tim Duerden, around this time, a small weaving industry developed in and around Delhi and a number of jacquard weavers settled in the area. During this time, the well-known “Delhi coverlets” were produced. Another fun fact is that in 1835 the mills of Delaware County together produced 55,000 yards of domestic cloth, 77,000 yards of flannel and other woolen cloth, and 86,000 yards of linen and cotton cloth. In 1840, according to the federal census, there were four times as many sheep in Delaware County as people and by mid-century Delaware County was the leading wool producer in the state. This week’s trivia question: How many Christmas stockings has Betty Bell knitted? The Delhi Historical Society has two upcoming programs that may be of interest to you.

Worship services for the DeLancey, Hamden and West Delhi churches during the month of July will be held in DeLancey Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Connie Stone. Our prayers and hope you’re feeling better soon Liz Bowie and Jane Burgin. Our sympathy to the family and friends of Jim Newkerk who passed away Saturday. Concern and sympathy to our neighboring town of Walton on the passing of its Supervisor Charles Gregory. On Saturday, Gert and Cindy Mostert, Linda Shepard, Cathy Roloson, Margie Tweedie went to Jan and Milt Ballard’s in Grand Gorge for lunch. While there we got to greet our niece/cousin, Jan’s sister and Margie’s daughter Tracey and Steve who had just arrived from Utah and whom we hadn’t seen in about 15 years. We all had a great time visiting and catching up on all those years. The Oliver family arrived on the Peaks Brook family farm for their annual Oliver Pow Wow last weekend. On Thursday an open house was held in memory of Brian Oliver, son of Bill and Corky Oliver who passed away earlier in the year. Corky enjoyed her birthday on Monday, spending the day with her family. On Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Delhi Historical Society at its Main Street Cannon House will present an exciting day for artisans. Ria Silber will be demonstrating the art of spinning on her spinning wheel. Kiki (Chiara) Ruggerio will be making jewelery and showing how its done. Betty Bell will be there with some of her knitted items. She has knitted 1,162 Christmas stockings for families through the years. Maddy Gaffney will be showing her talents with crocheted items

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The Reporter Saturday, July 14 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Cannon House, 47 Main Street, will host several crafters. Ria Silber will demonstrate the art of spinning on her spinning wheel. Kiki (Chiara) Ruggiero will make jewelry. Betty Bell will be there with knitted items. Maddy Gaffney will show her talents with her crocheted items. Alex Robinson will display his functional sculptures made from stone and wood collected from his farm along the Little Delaware River. Eloise Henault will create a quilt with the children in attendance. On Tuesday, July 17, David Brandt of Oneonta will give presentation on the history of fly fishing in the area at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Free Library. David is a charter member of the Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a group of sportspersons in the Oneonta area united by their love of angling and protecting the outdoors. Weather permitting, Dave will demonstrate how to cast a fly rod outside the library following the presentation. Community volunteer of the week is Amber Buel. Amber Buel and her family have created a Little Lending Library. Community members can take a book or a Highlights magazines and bring it back or replace it with a new one. The lending library is also a Kindness Rock exchange. Paint a rock of your own, then trade it for another. The Little Lending Library is at 269 Main Street, between Vintage Valley Farm and Green Thumb. Thanks to Amber and her family for doing this for our community. Delhi Alliance Church offers a summer study for women. If you are tired of letting everyday issues steal your joy and keep you from living a fulfilled and fearless life, this study group is for you. Morn-

ing study will be from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Delhi Alliance Church on Meredith Street. Evening study will be at the Sohn’s residence on Wednesdays from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Both groups will meet for seven weeks. Email delhialliancechurch@ gmail.com to sign up and for directions to each location. The studybook is available at amazon.com, thriftbooks. com or tyndale.com BINGO & popcorn on Wednesday, July 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Cannon Free Library. On Tuesday, July 17, the library will host Pet Rocks from 3 until 4 p.m. There will be book reading - “Charlotte and the Rock” by Stephen Martin - craft and community service. Bring an item to donate to the Heart of the Catskills animal shelter. Grades 3-6. Call 607-746-2662 for more information. Fair on the Square will continue on Friday, July 13, at the Courthouse Square on Main Street from 5 until 9 p.m. The Rotary Club will be there for games for children from 6 until 8 p.m. Bring an item for the food bank for a free game. The Bubble Circus with the Bubble Man will be on site from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Kiddie Cars from 6 to 8 p.m., and the Ross Park Zoo will be there from 7 until 9. The American Legion will perform the Presentation of Colors at 5:45 p.m., followed by the Delaware County Community Band from 6 until 7 p.m. and “Off the Record” will perform in the gazebo from 7 until 9. The 16th annual 4-H Duck Race is scheduled for Saturday, July 21 at noon. I’m sure there will be 4-Hers at the Fair on the Square to sell tickets. Ducks will sell for $5 each or five ducks for $20. Proceeds support the Delaware County 4-H program. Music in Translation, a Solo Cello Concert Friday, July 13 at

4 p.m. at the Delaware County Historical Association, Frisbee House, 46549 State Highway 10. Nicky Swett will perform works from a wide range of musical styles. Solo cello works by J.S. Bach and Alfredo Piatti will be paired with works by Gyorgy Ligeti, Krystof Penderecki, Marc O’Connor and others. There will be opportunities for the audience to participate in activities and ask questions. Admission is free. Call 607-746-3849 for more information. The first Honest Brook Music Festival Concert of the summer will be Saturday, July 14, from 8 until 10 p.m. at the Honest Brook Music Festival Barn at 1885 Honest Brook Road. Yevgeny Kutik on violin, Randall Hodgkinson on piano, will perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Wieniawski. Call 607746-3770 or visit hbmf.org. On Sunday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The West Kortright Centre will hold its 27th annual Landscape and Garden Tour, featuring outstanding properties in the Cooperstown area. Travel beautiful country roads for an insider’s look at how others have enhanced their outdoor environments with gardenplanning schemes - strategies incorporating flowers, shrubs and trees, stonework, water elements, mass plantings, artwork, vegetable beds and homes for livestock and wildlife. Tickets for this event are $18, to benefit The West Kortright Centre. Pre-registration is required to receive directions to the first garden. For more information, call 607-278-5454, or visit www. westkc.org to purchase tickets before 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13. Everyone must begin the tour before 1 p.m. and end by 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Thicker Than Water, a read-

ing of a new play by Eleanor Reissa at SUNY Delhi Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. The play revolves around three strangers who meet for the reading of a will. Part suspense, part history lesson on how the past continues to impact the present. Eleanor Reissa is a Tony-nominated director, international concert artist, award-winning playwright, and Broadway actor. Her work is unique, honest, authentic, and reflects who she is; the Okun Theatre in the Farrell Center at SUNY Delhi. On Tuesday, July 17, there is a free Essential Oils 101 course at the Delaware County eCenter, 5 1/2 Main Street. Food, fun and giveaways. Call Donna Bass for details at 607-8654611. WIC Outreach program on Wednesday, July 11 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Saint John’s Episcopal Church at 134 1/2 Main Street. Anyone wishing to apply for WIC can pick up an application during this information session or by stopping by their office at 35430 State Highway 10, Hamden. Call 607-746-1700 for more information. The Mended Hearts Support group meets Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. at O’Connor Hospital in the medical library. Call Trudy Barlow at 746-3385 for more information. Hepatitis C or B Support group meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, also at O’Connor Hospital. The meeting is open to those living with Hepatitis C or B and family or friends of people living HCV or HBV. Parkinson’s Support group that meets on Thursday, July 12, at 12:30 p.m. in O’Connor Hospital conference room. For information contact Pat Cleary at 607-7460329.

and Alex Robinson will display his functional sculptures made from stone and wood collected from his farm along the Little Delaware River. Eloise Henault will be creating a quilt with the children in attendance. It will be a day of fun for everybody. On Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. The Delhi Historical Society will present a program at the Cannon Free Library when David Brandt of Oneonta will speak on his being a charter member of the Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a group of sports persons in the Oneonta area united by a love of angling and protecting the outdoors. He will talk about the history of fly fishing as it applies to our area. After the talk Dave will demonstrate how to cast a fly rod outside the Library, weather permitting. Friday, July 13 will be the second week of the Delhi Fair on the Square and will be held on every Friday night during the month of July from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on the Main Street Courthouse Square. There will be entertainment, lots of food, games for the kids, vendors and more. Its a great place to meet your friends and spend the evening with your family. Delaware Co. Public Health will be having free rabies clinics on Wednesday July 11 at the Downsville Highway Dept. 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tues. July 17 at Deposit Town Clerk’s Office, 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 at Delhi Fire Hall, 6 to 8 p.m. In order to have a three years vaccination you must bring a previous up to date slip with you. Its a state law to have all dogs vaccinated for rabies. Red Cross Blood drives for our area. All kinds of blood needed. July 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SUNY Delhi O’Connor Center for Community Engagement, July 13 1 to 6 p.m. at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center My thoughts of the week:

The near 100 degree weather we had was really rough. Thank goodness for air conditioners. Here in our community were saddened on the passing of Jim Newkerk. Jim was a great asset to our area. For as long as I have lived here Jim was on hand to help anyone. If you needed electrical work, call Jim. In the winter early in the morning Jim was out plowing everybody’s driveways, he was a great member of our church always serving on positions and keeping the church in tip top shape, he also served as our town of Hamden Supervisor and for many more things he did for all here, he was just a great all-around guy and always there to help out. We will all miss his not being here. Something unusual - last week we lost three present and past town supervisors: Charles Gregory present Walton town supervisor, past town of Colchester Supervisor Bob Homovich and past town of Hamden Supervisor Jim Newkerk. From The Furrow newspapers put out over 100 years ago by The John Deere Co. that Billy Cash gave me: “The Pivot Axle Cultivator that does ordinary field work and truck cultivation equally well. Just the tool for the man who wants a general purpose cultivator for corn, potatoes, beans, cabbage and truck farming. It has superior points that will appeal to the farmer. Light Draft New Deere Sulky. The plows that work right under conditions is easy running because of the special material and shape of the bottoms. It is so constructed that the harder the ground the more securely the plows are held to their work. Both machines are pulled by horses with farmer sitting on the machine seat.” From The 1913 Household: article about an indoor, odorless and sanitary closet... as a most desirable feature of any home. Everyone knows what the outside closet means

in discomfort in hot, cold or stormy weather, what it means to small children, old people or invalids, how disagreeable its publicity is and worse than all else, its menace to health from flies and from seepage into wells. Odorless, sanitary, needing neither water system nor plumbing, they may be set up in any room in the house. These closets are not built of material to make new ones needed every little while and they cost a fair price. They are much better than the outside closets. The farmer can have no greater convenience and but few things which will give him more comfort than a bathroom and toilet in the house, but a system of sewage disposal must be provided. While the sewage may in some instances be emptied into a stream or ravine, it is dangerous for the reason that the stream will be contaminated. Nothing yet has been devised as a sewage disposal for the farm home equal to a septic tank. Now if you haven’t guessed the closet they are talking about is the bathroom with a toilet. Now as a very small kid I remember going out to the backhouse (what it was called back then). It was the only bathroom house we had then and yes, old catalogs were saved for wiping. When we moved here to our home in DeLancey there was a backhouse in back of our garage, we never used it but it was used years previous. Having a inside bathroom nowadays sure is a great luxury for us. Fun and Wacky Days: July 6: International Kissing Day, National Fried Chicken Day. In the very first All Star Baseball game, The American League won 5-2 in 1933; July 7, 1898: The United States annexes Hawaii; National Strawberry Sundae Day, International Cherry Pit Spitting Day; July 8- National Blueberry Day, Video Games Day, 1796 - The U.S. State Department issued the first passport; July 9 - National

Sugar Cookie Day, 1956 Dick Clark hosts American Bandstand for the first time; July 10 - Teddy Bear Picnic Day; in 1985 after an unsuccessful attempt to change its formula, Coca-Cola brought back the original formula as Classic Coke; July 11 - Cheer up the Lonely Day, National Blueberry Muffin Day and in 1792 Robert Bailey Thomas published the first issue of the Farmers Almanac. It is now called the Old Farmers Almanac; in 1804, Former Vice President Aaron Burr killed Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel; July 12, Pecan Pie Day; in 1960 Etch-a-Sketch went on sale; July 13, 1898, the radio was patented by Guglielmo Marconi. Lynn Kinch’s joke of the week: A motorist on his first visit to traffic court grumbled as the police clerk handed him a receipt for his fine. “What am I supposed to do with this?” he asked. “Keep it,” the clerk replied. “When you get four of them, you get a bicycle.” Brother: “Why did Mom give us this for lunch? I hate cheese with holes.” Sister: “Just eat the cheese and leave the holes on the side of your plate!” A cute saying: Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do. Helpful Hint: Those sweet red cherries are now in the markets. Sweet cherries peak in July and wind down in August. Look for firm, blemish-free cherries that feel heavy for their size. The fruits fade quickly at home, usually within four days, so keep them cold and dry to help them last longer. Refrigerate them in an open container and rinse just before eating. If you want to pit the cherries for baking, pluck the stem off and place the cherry on the opening of a thin-necked container such as a soda or tea bottle. Then push a straw or chopstick through and “pop!” - the pit will come right out.


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Condolences to the family of Jim Newkerk. It was his wish to reach 90 years of age. He fell short by less than a month. Continue prayers for Liz Bowie. Folks at Hamden Game Day on Monday, July 2, were cool and comfortable in the town hall in spite of the heat wave striking our area. Enough people were there to have a six-handed pinochle table and then two tables of Hand and Foot. All are welcome to the next Game Day on Monday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at the Hamden Town Hall. Come and stay as little or as long you can. Snacks and drinks are provided. People from Walton, Delhi, Hamden and DeLancey are there - come and join them in some fun and good conversation. Summer is certainly here as the recent heat wave showed us. Summer is also the time when friends and family come to visit. Our area offers many fun activities to share with visitors. Many family reunions happen between now and the end of September. For those who live, have lived, or know people who live on

Chambers Hollow, remember the annual Chambers Hollow picnic which will be held this year at the home of Dave Palmer on Chambers Hollow. At one time family member Amos Chambers lived there. The house is the old Chambers Hollow Schoolhouse- a white structure on the left going up the Hollow. Alice Blackman and other residents of Chambers Hollow attended that school. She will have lots of stories to tell. The picnic is at 1 p.m. Bring a dish to pass, table service, and a lawn chair. Alice will have pictures of former Chambers Hollow picnics which began at the Ralph and Lydia LePinnet farm in the ‘80s. This is a good time to see what everyone looked like years ago, and through pictures watch the Chambers Hollow families of Wilcoxes at the foot of the Hollow, the Brydens in the middle and the Merrills at the top and all the families in between grow up from being small children to adults. Another activity for visitors to remember is the Celebration of Baseball in Hamden and the Reunion of players from former Hamden teams at 4 p.m. at the Hamden Town Hall Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 11. The event includes food of hot dogs and hamburgers, Cracker Jacks and peanuts,

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Summer Gardening The super hot weather may have taken a toll on some of your annual plants. Many hanging baskets are in need of some TLC. Cascading petunias that may have been purchased as a self-cleaning variety, will still need to be trimmed. The spent buds may not have fallen off, instead they have formed seed heads. These plants will also benefit from a pruning, helping them to get fuller, rather than spindly. Give planters a shot of liquid fertilizer. This will help container plants to green up and begin to bud again. New Guinea impatiens may also need some deadheading. Trim back any annuals that have lost their energy. Most will start to rebloom in a couple of weeks. In the vegetable garden, think about planting another crop of radishes and lettuce. The crops may be sewn until late fall, as they only take a few weeks to mature. Make sure tomato plants get a good amount of water each week. Keeping weeds out from around the stem will help them get more moisture. If there is an over abundance of fruit on your trees, begin thinning it. Apples should only be one every six to eight inches. Too much fruit will break the branches. The fruit that is left will become much bigger after thinning. Weed around the base of fruit trees. This helps prevent disease and rodent damage. Send specific questions to: Country Grown Perennials LLC, Peggy Bolton, 4801 Pines Brook Road, Walton, NY 13856. If you wish a personal reply enclose a stamped, selfaddressed envelope. Visit us on the web at countrygrownperennials.com.

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cake and cold drinks. A celebration wouldn’t be complete without playing some baseball ... those wanting to play in a three or four inning softball game will have a chance to play. If you aren’t wanting to run, just bring a child or teenager to run for you. For more information about the game, contact the game organizer Jamie O’Donnell at 607-4355926 as he will umpire it. If you are moved to play that day, you sure can. Town Supervisor Wayne Marshfield will throw the first pitch. Also, if you have memorabilia to show others, tables will be available at the Pavilion. Teams will have pictures taken. A video has been developed showing the extent of Hamden’s passion for baseball, beginning with the named 9-man Hamden team mentioned in the Delaware Gazette in 1825 to a picture in the Walton Reporter showing the 1896 team wearing dark uniforms with the word Hamden across the front. This team played on Crawford Field on Launt Hollow where baseball has been played there since. Today the field sees the an-

Happy 70th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 5 to Barbara and Phil Lavorgna of Horton Brook. The Colchester Community United Methodist Church (CCUMC) will host Vacation Bible School July 16-19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The closing program will be July 19. This year’s theme is Rolling River Rampage. Activities will include Bible stories, music, crafts, science projects and snacks. The mission project will be the collection of items for health kits for New York annual conference. Children in grades K-12 are welcome, preschoolers may come if accompanied by an adult. Adult helpers are needed in all areas - call codirectors Amelia Foote, Marcia Edell or Pastor Kent, if your child plans to attend or if you

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den, and the Hamden Schoolhouse Museum can be found by turning at that blinking light and staying on that road going towards Walton. The museum is open from May to September every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon and the last two Sundays of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If these times don’t work for you, just call the Town Historian Loretta Foster at 607-865-7892 to make arrangements for a personal showing. This is a good time for some genealogy search if your family is from this area. Loretta can help with that. And of course, there is the Delaware County Fair in Walton the week starting Aug. 12 and Delhi Fair on the Square in Delhi each Friday night in July. Church services for the Hamden, DeLancey and West Delhi churches for Sunday, July 15, will be held in the DeLancey Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Connie Stone will lead the service.

can volunteer some time. The CCUMC will have a chicken barbecue on July 14 at the Farmers Market at the Pepacton Market in Downsville. Everyone is invited on July 15 to the Downsville Firemen’s field at 10:30 a.m. for a worship service led by Pastors and followed by a parish picnic and activities for young and old. Churches from East Branch/Harvard UMC, CCUMC, United Church of Roscoe and the First United Methodist Church of Walton will attend. Come and bring a dish to share with friends.

Happy belated birthday to John Soran, Downsville. I hope you had a special day on the fourth, your house was lit up beautifully. Happy belated birthday Carol Davies of Gregorytown. Sympathy to the family of Bob Homovich of Downsville. Sympathy to the family of Barbara Young of Downsville. This weekend the annual Tompkins family reunion will take place at Corbett Community Field starting at noon; bring a dish to pass, a gift for the penny social table and any drink you want.

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Real Estate Transactions Grantee

Transfer Tax

Haug, Andrew Jonathan

100.00

Puberl, Liselotte Greenberg, Anthony Wolf & Keiko I. Berried Treasures, LLC Waage, Robert P. Zocchia, Lisa M.

2.00 460.00 80.00 360.00

Strauss, Jacob Klein

800.00

Keller, Thomas G. 0.00 Dunow, Esti Hancock Marino-Jones, Mary (TR) 0.00 Daniel J. Marino Irr Living Trust (BY TR) Roxbury HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (TR) 492.00 Lehman Mortgage Trust (BY TR) Meredith Fisher, Linda J. 0.00 Stamford Weinmann, Eric (TR) 0.00 Weinmann-Ashline, Laura (TR) Weinmann Family Trust Dated April 20, 2018 (BY TRS) Stamford Oakley, Ryan & Amanda 374.00

Middletown Meredith Masonville

nual Crawford game which is played at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of August each year. This video can be seen at the celebration at the pavilion. Bats and T-shirts commemorating baseball in Hamden in 1825 will be sold as well as raffle tickets for a stained glass hanging depicting a man fly fishing in a river. The drawing is at 5 p.m. Of course, by now everyone has seen the ten blue flags depicting baseball in Hamden in 1825 flying from poles lining Route 10 as it passes through Hamden. Boating is available from the boat launch near the Covered Bridge. The Covered Bridge is still used and is one of several in this area. A kiosk which shows pictures of Hamden is there at the Covered Bridge park as well as picnic tables. The Lucky Dog on Route 10 is reminiscent of an old country store selling baked goods, candy, postcards, etc. Meals, spices, pottery, vintage clothing, and other items are sold there. The Octagon House at the blinking light towards Walton is one of several houses of interesting architecture in Ham-

Skolnick, Seth Bach, Karl US Bank Trust, N.A. (tr) LSF9 Master Participation Trust (by tr) Dorvillier, William Gioffe, Peter (tr) Nancy J. Lee Family Irr Trust (by tr)

1556.00 54.00 524.00

T-P of New York, Inc Kociolek, Elzbieta Bialy, Leszek Wilson, Dustin W.

280.00 30.00

1000.00 56.00

200.00

Grantor

McClenon, Edward James Millman, Christopher (admin) Millman, William P. (estate of/admin of) Watson, Robert Brian (exr) Lambrigger, Robert J. (estate of/exr of) Pesout, Jennifer & Louis Pesout, Louis John & Jennifer Lynn

JULY 6, 2018

Location Walton Stamford

Colchester Delhi Delhi

Backstrom, Klaus W.

Middletown

Searle, Patricia Sanford, John J. & Carol J. Sanford, John J. & Carol J. Pike, Michelle R. Whalen, Michael S. Goodwyn, Lauren N. Castellitto, George

Middletown Middletown Middletown Hamden Middletown

Hitczenko, Pawel Wojcika-Hitczencko, Malgorzata Nash, Robert & Diane Giardina, Louis & Julia Bank of NY Mellon (fka)(by atty) Bank of NY (Tr) CWABS, Inc. New Penn Financial, LLC (atty)(dba) Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing (atty) Youngs, Ronald A. & Lynne C.

Olosen, Lillian M. Hidden Waters Holdings Co., Inc.

Middletown Franklin Roxbury Deposit Stamford

Masonville

Grantee

Volk, George H. Jr. & Charleen L. Harned, Brad W. Leon, Noah Morisse, Laurent D. DiPrima, Cynthia Pesout, Louis Pesout, Jennifer Lynn

Transfer Tax

Backstrom, Klaus W. (Tr) Klaus Backstrom Revocable Trust (by Tr) Wickham, Joshua Bouton, Jennifer Roberts, Cheryl Crawford, Malcolm G. & Susan D. Casellitto, George Whalen, Michael S. Goodwyn, Lauren N. Carbone, Thomas Joseph DNR Nash Properties, Inc. Giardina, Krystal (Co Tr) Giardina, Domenick (CoTr) Giardina Family Irrevocable Trust (by Trs) Fine, David

Steets, Deblyne (Tr) Youngs, Chance (Tr) Ronald Youngs Family Irr Trust Agreement (by Trs) Lynne Youngs Family Irr Trust Agreement (by Trs) Kortright McLean, Constance H. & Keith R. Middletown McDermott, Lauren

900.0 72.00

662.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 236.00 0.00 0.00 264.00 0.00 0.00 120.00

0.00

0.00 500.00

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