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On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Delaware County Sheriff Deputies arrested a 14 year old female juvenile from the Village of Stamford for Petit Larceny, Grand Larceny 4th degree, and Identity Theft 3rd degree. Deputies say the juvenile suspect stole another person’s credit card, and used that credit card and the owner’s identity to make unlawful purchases from an internet based vender. […]

Deputies make numerous arrests

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, at approximately 8:43 a,m., Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Teresa Fairchild-Wacha, age 58, of Sidney Center, on one count of Trespass. The arrest occurred during the course of an investigation of complaint filed by a property owner, alleging that Fairchild-Wacha had remained unlawfully on such property in the Town of Walton without having the right to […]

Drug bust nets seven arrests

Seven Delaware County people were arrested last Thursday, Sept. 5 in a major drug bust in Sidney. According to an announcement by Delaware County Sheriff Craig S. DuMond, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and K-9 “Ozzie” executed a search warrant and dismantled a large scale Methamphetamine trafficking operation. The execution of […]

Remains of missing man found in Sidney

Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond announced last week that utility line employees had discovered human remains, later identified as those of Byron J. Furman, in the Town of Sidney. Furman, who had been reported missing from his Lawton Hill Road, Franklin, residence June 27, 2019, was found by the utility workers in a wooded area near the intersection of Lawton […]

Museum to host 30th Anniversary party

The Shandaken Historical Museum will host a party to celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 14. Refreshments, balloon animals, and a scavenger hunt will be on tpa along with updated exhibitions and tours. The museum’s own permanent collection of everything Shandaken, from every hamlet, will be the featured attraction, but the building itself it a treasure as well. The […]

BOS establishes $13m DPW fund, hears update on census


The Delaware County Board of Supervisors (BOS) appears ready to address the dire need for a new Department of Public Works (DPW) facility as it voted to establish a capital project fund of $13 million when it met on August 28. Kortright Supervisor George Haynes, Chair of the Public Works Committee, noted that the money is coming from reserve funds […]

Missing Franklin girl found unharmed

Franklin five year-old and her puppy who were reported missing last week in the Town of Franklin were located safe and sound by New York State Police after a widely disseminated alert to local media. On Friday, Aug. 23, at approximately 11:12 a.m., New York State Police at Oneonta were dispatched to a complaint that a five-year-old named Destiny and […]

Vandalism in cemetery generates reward fund

Memorial stones in the Margaretville Cemetery were vandalized last week and having reported the issue to police, the owners are now offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal or vandals. Bruce Soules, who purchased the stones so they would be there for his wife and his family when needed, told the News […]

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On Thursday, Aug. 9 at approximately 2:28 a.m., Delaware Count Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 49 yearold Thomas H. Newman Jr, of Hancock for two counts of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. It is alleged that Newman violated the terms of an Order of Protection issued by Delaware County Family Court on two separate occasions in August 2019. Newman was arraigned […]

New York State Police

On August 3, at approximately 10:00 p.m., New York State Police at Sidney arrested Sabrina M. Hetrick, age 36 of Guilford for the misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated. Troopers responded to a one-car accident on State Route 51 in the Town of Butternuts. As troopers interviewed Hetrick they were able to observe that she appeared to be intoxicated. Hetrick was […]


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