Walton

Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities for Walton Non-Profits

The Paul G. and Miriam B. Mattern Fund Accepting Applications

 The Community Foundation for South Central New York announced a grant opportunity for organizations serving Walton, NY.  Read more

Seven arrested in Walton meth lab; three children rescued

Top row: Tammy Lewis, Amanda Bicknell and Emily Uhl. Middle row: Johnny Uhl, Brooklynn Alford and James M. Klinegardner. Bottom: James J. Nash. Photos via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

Seven people were arrested in a raid on a meth lab operating in a home in the Delaware County village of Walton on Tuesday, Jan. 26, according to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. Three children were rescued from the scene and were placed into immediate foster care, police say.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division has been investigating the sale and manufacture of methamphetamine in Walton, and on Tuesday morning the division obtained a search warrant for a property located at 116 East St. in Walton.

Thirty-one-year-old Amanda Bicknell, 35-year-old James J. Nash and 38-year-old James M. Klinegardner were all living at the residence, police say. 

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Teachout to run for 19th district, putting political spotlight on Catskills

Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout ended weeks of speculation on Monday, Jan. 25 by announcing her candidacy for outgoing Republican Congressman Chris Gibson’s 19th congressional district seat, which represents the Catskills and the Hudson Valley in New York.

Left: Zephyr Teachout. Photo by Digital Media, via Wikimedia Commons. 

Teachout’s announcement puts the Catskills region, formerly a gerrymandered political backwater before a judicial redistricting effort in 2012, at the center of New York State politics.  Read more

"Not your grandfather's Catskills:" Forum crosses county lines to talk tourism

Above: Tom Joyce of Andes in Delaware County, Lisa Lyons of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County and Robert Eggleton of the town of Rockland in Sullivan County talk about a map of the Catskills at a Jan. 23 forum about tourism and economic development in the region. Photo by Rebecca Andre.

At a forum at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in the Delaware County town of Arkville on Saturday, Jan. 23, officials from four Catskills counties agreed that tourism is key to the economic future of the Catskills region.

"This is not your grandfather's Catskills," said Geddy Sveikauskas, who led the discussion. Sveikauskas is the founder of the Woodstock Times newspaper and a member of the board of the Catskill Center.

In front of an audience of 23 people, representatives from the town of Andes in Delaware County, the town of Hunter in Greene County, the hamlet of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County and the town of Woodstock in Ulster County brainstormed ways to work together to attract more tourists to the Catskills.  Read more

Walton man dies after being hit by car

Above: The intersection in the village of Walton where a man was killed after being hit by a car last Thursday. Image via Google Maps. 

A 31-year-old man was killed on Thursday, Jan. 14 after being hit by a car in the Delaware County town of Walton, police say. 

Chad Stadler of Walton was in the roadway around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Route 10 and Prospect Ave. in the village of Walton when he was hit by a car driven by 51-year-old Bryan Mead, according to a press release from the Walton Police Department. 

Stadler died of his injures after being transported to Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton and then Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, police say.

The New York State Police, the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the Walton Fire Department all assisted at the scene, the press release reports. 

Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) Announces Membership Information Meeting for Proposed Rate Revisions

The DCEC Board of Directors invites all interested Members to attend a Member Information Meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7 pm at the Public Safety Building at 280 Phoebe Lane in Delhi, NY to discuss the proposed April 2016 rate structure revisions. Please attend the Member Information Meeting, ask questions, and provide input.

For more information please call the office at (607) 746-2341 or review DCEC’s Catskill Hi-Line January/February edition newsletter.

Delaware County Electric Cooperative

The Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC)  is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative in Upstate NY serving Delaware, Schoharie, Otsego and Chenango counties. We were established by members in 1942 to bring safe, reliable and cost effective electricity to rural families, farms and businesses. Today, we deliver electricity to over 4,600 members. We are your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative, and promise to serve with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

(607) 746-2341

Zephyr Teachout greets Delaware Co. Democrats, mulls run for Congress

Above: Zephyr Teachout, right, a potential Democratic candidate for the 19th U.S. Congressional District seat, spoke with town of Andes Supervisor Bud Gladstone on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at a gathering in Delhi. Photo by Robert Cairns. 

Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham University professor who ran an unsuccessful primary campaign against Andrew Cuomo for governor of New York in 2014, is eyeing a run for the 19th U.S. Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Chris Gibson.

Teachout, a Democrat, greeted about 50 supporters on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Shire Pub in Delhi. Despite a social media campaign by organizers of the event, Teachout said she had only expected to meet with Delaware County Democratic Committee Chairman Tom Schimmerling and “one or two other people.”

“I'm trying to decide whether I'm going to run for Congress,” she said.

She said, however, that she has not made that decision. “I have a timeline in my head which I'm not going to tell you, but I'll promise I'm going to decide within the next couple weeks.”  Read more

Police: Responders foil plot to blow up Walton home

Above: 52 Burton St. in Walton. Image via Google Street View, August 2014

Police and firefighters narrowly avoided being trapped in an intentionally-set explosion in a house in Walton on Monday, Jan. 11, according to a press release from the Walton Police Department. 

First responders discovered a fire in the house, 52 Burton St. in the village of Walton, at 11:15 p.m. on Monday night. Officers from the Village of Walton Police Department and the Delaware County Sheriff's Office extinguished the fire as soon as they discovered it, and called in the Walton Fire Department for help, police say.

The first responders were then forced to flee the structure because they were "nearly overcome by smoke inhalation," according to the press release. As they were leaving the building, they noticed a hissing sound.  Read more

Squalls, wind and lake effect snow forecast for Catskills

Above: Radar shows a band of nasty winter weather heading for the Catskills on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12. Image via NWS Binghamton.

Snow squalls, lake effect snow, high winds and general weather nastiness are forecast for portions of the Catskills this afternoon, Tuesday, Jan. 12, and into tonight and early tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

Three to six inches of lake effect snow may fall in the Schoharie Valley between 7 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service in Albany

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour may hit through the Catskills region between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. tomorrow, according to NWS Albany

Snow squalls bearing gusty winds and up to an inch of snow may appear throughout the entire Catskills region tonight, NWS Albany reports

Clearly, it's not a great night for travelling. We're already getting reports of crashes and overturned vehicles on Route 28 in Ulster County. Are you seeing crashes and trouble out there? Let us know. Email us or comment on this story. 


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