Community Begins Discussion on Proposal to Buy Point Mountain Property

Packed House — Area residents gathered Tuesday, January 11 at the Hancock Town Hall to discuss a proposal for the Town’s possible purchase of a Point Mountain property. The meeting was held to gauge public support for the project and share information. [Photo by...

It’s a boy!

From left to right are Mary Jeanne Joyal, RN, Damian Burrows, Brantley, Anastasia Dunlap, and Dr. Angela Tang. [Contributed photo.] Brantley Burrows is the first baby of the New Year born at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s New Beginnings Birthing Suites in Honesdale, PA....

Students Receive State Championship Rings Following 2022 Baseball Success

D-H Baseball Team players were presented with rings last week celebrating their Class D State Championship win last June. The D-H Girls’ Softball team was also recognized during a ring presentation last fall for their Class D State Championship win. [Contributed...

DH Wrestling Tops Sidney in “The Den”; Senior Night

Landyn “Bones” Shaffer took his opponent in 1:15. [Photo by Cindy R Ray] by B. Wormuth In what was described as “perfectly old school”, the Deposit-Hancock wrestling team beat Sidney at Hancock High School, in front of a packed crowd on Tuesday, January 10. It was the...

Hancock Town Board Tables Action on Point Mountain Proposal

Specially Scheduled Point Mountain Public Meeting Set for January 11 By Kristin Barron The Hancock Town Board agreed to table action on a proposal to pursue purchase of two Point Mountain properties for 30 days at their first meeting for 2023 held on Tuesday, January...

Hancock Telephone Company Sold

The Hancock Telephone Company, the 122 year old Hancock business owned by the Wrighter family, has been sold to Archtop Fiber, an internet and phone service company headquartered in Kingston, NY. Archtop Fiber will provide Broadband and phone services to customers...

County Supervisors Reelect Chairman Tina Molé for Seventh Term; Reorganize for 2023

County Supervisors held their reorganziation meeting on Jan. 4. Pictured (l-r)are Supervisors Jeff Taggart (Franklin), Wayne Marshfield (Hamden), Jerry Vernold (Hancock), James Eisel (Harpersfield, and George Haynes (Kortright) Hear Presentation About Delaware County...

Elementary Slam Dunk

(l-r) Addison Mills, Cora Possemato, Liah Chapman, Tobias Chaplin, Lucy Albrecht, Landon Emerich, Xaiver DuMond, Bentley Wignall, Onyx Morgan. Hancock Central School held an Elementary Basketball Tournament for Hancock, Walton, and Deposit students from the first...

New Delaware County Deputy Sheriff Graduates

Delaware County has a new Deputy Sheriff following the graduation of Officer Brenden Cairns as part of the Ulster County Law Enforcement Training Group. On December 21, 2022, Sheriff Craig DuMond, Undersheriff Kim Smith and Major John Demeo attended the Graduation...

Hancock on Ice

The new ice rink is a hit with local residents and visitors alike. Before the warmer weather arrived, many people came out to try the rink which opened on Monday, December 26. On Tuesday, December 27 about 30 people came out to skate. Alaina Pape, pictured in the top...

Picture of the Week

Hancock’s historic Point Mountain is shown here in a postcard circa 1910.  A proposal to purchase a property on the mountain for public benefit is currently under consideration in Hancock.


Gordon R. Giles

Gordon R. Giles

September 28, 1942 to January 7, 2023 Gordon R. Giles, 80, of Lakewood, PA, died on...

Michael Kapschar Jr.

Michael Kapschar Jr.

January 26, 1969 to December 8, 2022 Michael Kapschar Jr., 53, of Lakewood, PA, died on...

Ann G. Elwood

Ann G. Elwood

January 26, 1929 to January 3, 2023 Ann Guild Elwood, 93, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday,...

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Through the Years

100 Years Ago

From the Week of January 18

A Hudson Sedan Takes 75 Foot Plunge Brakes Applied too quickly Car Turns Around and Skids Through Guard Rail Last Monday forenoon, a seven passenger Hudson Sedan, occupied by a New York City couple...

75 Years Ago

From the Thursday January 15, 1948 Issue

Blacks Have First ’48 Hancock Baby Son of Ernest Black Has Two Great Grandparents Mr. Stork got somewhat behind in his 1948 deliveries and as a result the first birth of the New Year recorded by the...

50 Years Ago

From the Thursday January 18, 1973 Issue

Cadosia Family Of 4 Left Homeless By Saturday Night Fire A Cadosia family of four was left homeless late Saturday night when flames, believed caused by defective wiring, gutted their seven-room...

25 Years Ago

From the Wednesday January 14, 1998 Issue

Sidney Federal Credit Union Opens Branch In Hancock The Hancock Branch of the Sidney Federal Credit Union was officially opened on Friday, January 16. SFCU’s James Doig addressed attendees at the...

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