Scholar of the Month Program Celebrates 23 Years with a Second Generation of Scholars

Hancock Central School Kindergarten student Emalinne Davis was awarded the Scholar of the Month award for April during Morning Program at the Hancock Elementary School on Tuesday, May 23. She is the first student who is a second-generation Scholar of the Month. From...

D-H Softball Wins Big in Sectional Quarterfinals and Semifinals

Kaityln Macumber had a lot to celebrate. She hit two HRs in the Section IV, Class D Sectional Quarterfinal against Marathon on Tuesday. She also recorded her seventh win on the mound and second no hitter of the season, striking out 16 over seven innings. After getting...

HR Picture Perfect Walk-off Victory for Eagles; 5-2 Over Afton

Zech Begeal gets a 'good job' hand clap from Coach Ryan Smith. Begeal blasted one out of the park to bring in three runs in the seventh inning for a walk off victory against Afton in the Section IV, Class D Semifinal at home in Hancock on Wednesday May 24. Begeal went...

Local Diner Has New Owners

Shay and Jason Dufton are the new proprieters of the Circle E Diner. "Same great food. Same great service," they said. [Contributed Photo] By Cindy R Ray The Circle E Diner, in business since 1964, changed hands on Monday, May 8 2023, as long-time owners Stacey and...

Red Day

Keller Williams Real Estate’s national Red Day—a day of volunteer community service events across the country—took place on Thursday, May 11. Above, Jim Serio of Jim Serio Team real estate, wrangles a wheelbarrow at the Hancock Hounds Dog Park. Volunteers helped to...

Dutch Market Opens in Hancock at Old Bat Factory

Shoppers said they were "amazed" with the selection and "thrilled" that this type of merchandise is now in Hancock. Bulk Groceries and Deli Meat and Cheeses by Cindy R Ray Russell Bass stopped in the Herald office last week to let me know that he was opening another...

Spring Spruce Up

Joe D’Elia, owner of Triple D Pressure Washing LLC, gives a fresh coat of paint to the Village Hall on East Front Street in Hancock on Tuesday. Efforts to spruce up the village before the Memorial Day weekend are ongoing. Triple D offers interior and exterior...

Happy Birthday to Us —

Current Staff at The Hancock Herald is, from left, Columnist and Reporter, Judith Present, Assistant Editor, Kristin Barron, and Editor and Publisher Cindy Ray. The Hancock Herald Celebrates 150 Years of Publication This month, we mark the sesquicentennial of The...

A Brief History of The Hancock Herald

Linotype Operators — This photo, from the archives of the Delaware County Historical Association, shows the Hancock Herald office in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The woman is identified as Florence Mary Shaffer who worked as a Linotype operator at the paper prior to...

Blanche Louise Leahy: A Herald Spirit

Blanche Leahy started at The Herald in 1952 as a linotype operator and worked in many positions at the paper. She served as editor from 1980 to 1987. By Judith Present Blanche M. Leahy became a member of The Hancock Herald staff in October 1952 to learn the trade of...

Destination Hancock

Picture of the Week

Camden Ambrose, age 10 from New Freedom, PA, took this turkey in Equinunk, PA on May 12. Camden’s dad said he made a perfect 35-40 yard shot after stalking the bird and army crawling over 100 yards to get within shooting range. The turkey had a 9 in. beard. It is Camden’s first turkey ever.


Ralph Possemato

Ralph Possemato

December 16, 1953 to May 15, 2023 Ralph Van Possemato, 69 of Hancock, NY passed away...

Sheila B. Holbert

Sheila B. Holbert

Sheila B. Holbert (Stoutenberg), formerly of Hancock, NY died peacefully on May 8, 2023...

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Through the Years

100 Years Ago

From the Week of May 31

Little Mothers Leagues Publish Health Hints Prepared Each Week for the Readers of this Newspaper by the NYS Department of Health The statewide movement now under way for the organization of Little...

75 Years Ago

From Thursday June 3, 1948

Wayne Farmers Warn Off U.S. Field Engineers Flood Control of Lackawaxen and Dyberry Controversial Government To Explain Farmers Assent That 65 Families Will Be Displaced Farmers whose properties are...

50 Years Ago

From the Thursday May 31, 1973 Issue

Electrocardiography Service Has Been Expanded At Local Hospital A new service for the computerized electrocardiography machine at Read Memorial Hospital has been announced by Stewart Redman,...

25 Years Ago

From the Wednesday June 3, 1998 Issue

HCS Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian Jeffrey Pulchalski Named Valedictorian of the Class of ’98; Salutatorian is David Edwards Jeffery Paul Pulchalski has been named Valedictorian of the Class of...

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