Hancock Division of Wagner Lumber to Close

Wagner Lumber announced the closure of its Hancock, NY division at 158 LaBarre Street in Hancock last week. The company anticipates to complete the shut down by mid-November. Shutdown Expected to be Complete by November By Cindy Ray Wagner Lumber announced last week...

College and Career Night

A large crowd of students, parents, and community residents attended the annual College and Career Night, sponsored by The Hancock Community Education Foundation (HCEF), held on Thursday, September 21 at the Hancock Central School cafeteria. Colleges including several...

UDC Holds Awards Banquet

Congratulations to Richard Lowe — Hancock Partners, Inc. Director of Economic and Regional Development Richard Lowe was awarded a Community Service Award at The Upper Delaware Council’s annual awards banquet held Sunday, September 10. From left Steve Zahler, Richard...

Celebrating Two New Hancock Families

Two new Hancock families were made official during the Delaware County Adoption Day at the Delaware County Courthouse in Delhi on Thursday morning, September 14. The courthouse lawn was a scene of celebration and excitement with many smiles and tears of relief and...

Championship Rings

2023 New York State Class D Softball Champions received championship rings during half-time at the football game in Deposit on Saturday, September 16. The team shows off their rings. (front) Kelsey Wank, Pagen Macumber, Olivia Johnston, Kadyn Appley, Kaitlyn Macumber,...

D-H Home Win!

The Deposit-Hancock Eagles Football Team was the victor of the season opener game held at the home field at Hancock Central School on Friday, September 8. The score was 44 to 14 against Whitney Point. Above, team members, flanked by coaches Devon Bedient, left, and...


Congratulations to Mason Karcher for his hole in one on hole #11 at the French Woods Golf Course during the Legacy of Honor Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 3. He won a $500 prepaid MasterCard gift card sponsored by Leonard Bus Sales and a $500 Best Buy gift card...

HCEF Hosts Employee and Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Hancock Community Education Foundation held an employee appreciation event on August 28 at the Robert W. Nichol Nature Preserve and Science Center. Staff was recognized for their dedication as they begin another school year working with kids in the Foundation’s...

Aircraft Crashes in Franklin on Aug. 26

A small aircraft had crashed near a residence in the Town of Franklin on August 26. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries. Delaware County Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced that on the evening of August 26th, 2023, Delaware County 911 took a call from the...

Tractor Trailer Crash and Fire Early Monday, Aug. 28 Results in Operator’s Death

Area first responders were called to the scene of a fatal crash and fire following a report of a tractor trailer that had gone off the roadway on Route 17. Hancock Volunteer Firefighters, Oralls Garage, and other assisting agencies helped with cleanup at the scene....

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Picture of the Week

Celebrity Sighting in Hancock—Norman Reedus AKA Daryl Dixon of The Walking Dead TV series stopped by The Hancock House Hotel over the weekend for some comfort food—pizza, wings, cheesesteaks, and beer. Maybe he needed Hancock House sustenance to get him through his trek of zombie-ridden France in the The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, released this month by AMC. It was reported that Reedus and a friend were riding bikes around upstate NY when they were caught in a storm and sought shelter at the hotel. Above Reedus poses with Hancock resident Mario Lozano of Zano HVAC/R & Plumbing. [Photo by Mario Lozano, Jr.]


Deborah Morgan

Deborah Morgan

January 2, 1955 to September 21, 2023 Deborah Jean Morgan, 68, of Hancock, NY, died on...

Thomas Gerow Gales

Thomas Gerow Gales

August 30, 1952 to September 6, 2023 T. Gerow Gales, 71, of Binghamton, passed away on...

Randolph Ripple

Randolph Ripple

August 20, 1963 to September 4, 2023 Randolph “Randy” Ripple, age 60, of Windsor, NY...

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Through the Years

100 Years Ago

From the Week of September 20

Fatal Accident at Preston Park Etsell the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Campbell of Preston Park, Pa., met with a mishap Sunday which resulted in the loss of his life. The lad, who had...

75 Years Ago

From Thursday September 23, 1948

Cauliflower Hits $3.45 For Year’s High Cauliflower hit the high market of the year on September 12 at the local GLF auction block at a price of $3.45. The cooler weather combined with a thunder...

50 Years Ago

From the Thursday September 20, 1973 Issue

HCS Bd. Of Edu. Votes to Demolish Swimming Pool With the exception of one member of the Hancock Central School Board of Education who voted negatively, the group at its September 10 meeting voted to...

25 Years Ago

From the Wednesday September 23, 1998 Issue

New HCS Superintendent Sees Bright Future for School District Story by Sharon Davis I met with the new school superintendent, Jeffery Roudebush, in my office last Thursday morning. He is brimming...

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