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Stamford Man Charged With DWI After Dropping Child Off At School

Written By Editor on 2/7/17 | 2/7/17

Brenten R. Bryan, 37, of Stamford, was charged Feb. 6 under Leandra’s law after state police stopped him along state Route 10 in the town of Stamford.

He is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger less than 16 years old (Leandra’s law), the misdemeanor of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a B.A.C. result of .24 percent and other traffic violations.

The arrest occurred after Bryan was observed speeding and then pulling into the South Kortright Central School parking lot on state Route 10 at 8:35 a.m., according to the release.  The trooper waited down the street and conducted a traffic stop just after the vehicle left the school.  An investigation determined that the Bryan was driving while highly intoxicated and had just let a child less than 16 years old off at the school.
He was issued tickets to appear in Kortright Town Court on Feb 21.

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Stamford Man Arrested after a Domestic Incident

Written By Editor on 2/3/17 | 2/3/17

On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, at approximately 11:21 PM, Delaware County

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and charged Brandon Ortiz, 20, of Stamford, for the violation

level offense of Harassment in the Second Degree. The arrest occurred during the course

of an investigation of domestic incident that transpired in the Village of Stamford. Ortiz

was served a criminal summons, to appear before the Town of Harpersfield Court at a

later date.

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Stamford Woman Arrested for Alleged Child Endangerment

Written By Editor on 2/2/17 | 2/2/17

On Wednesday February 1, 2017 Delaware County Deputies arrested Samantha J.

Rich, 34 of Stamford for 1 count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child a class “A”

misdemeanor in violation of the New York State Penal Law. It is alleged that during the

summer of 2016 Samantha let a child who was 7 years old smoke marijuana with her at

her residence in the Town of Stamford. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to

the Town of Stamford Court on February 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM to answer the charge.

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DOT Funds Buntline Culvert

Written By Editor on 1/29/17 | 1/29/17

By Liz Page

STAMFORD – The Village of Stamford has received a $158,000 grant from the state

Department of Transportation to replace a culvert along Buntline Drive.

The funding has been made available through DOT’s Bridge NY Grant Program,

according to Linda Stratigos, grant writer.

The Village has been researching water tanks, steel versus concrete, to replace the

existing concrete storage tank on Kirkner Hill Road. The Village has received a state

grant for replacement of the tank along with a subsidized loan through the

Environmental Facilities Corp. revolving loan fund. Bell Engineering has been providing

engineering services for the project.

Trustees approved a motion to allow the Village attorney to pursue information about

providing Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs as a way of offering tax

incentives to entice new businesses. The incentive would be part of the economic

development program.

Minutes of a special Jan. 3 board meeting indicate the Comprehensive Planning

Committee has been established and has met with the planning consultant, Nan

Stolzenburg of Community Planning, to begin work on the plan. They have established

focus groups and the committee is currently in the data gathering phase. Once that phase

is complete there will be a public meeting inviting the participation of village residents

sometime over the next two months.

Code Enforcement Officer Tomi Tompkins reported his is ready to begin fire inspections

with 145 properties, which doesn’t include multiple units on some of those properties. He

said he would be doing the inspection on both Robinson Terrace facilities, the one on

state Route 23 partially located in the town of Harpersfield.

Trustees moving into an executive session to discuss public safety.

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Girls Delaware League Hoop Gets Back In Full Swing

Written By Editor on 1/21/17 | 1/21/17

By Liz Page

DELAWARE LEAGUE— Hunter-Tannersville, Margaretville, Stamford and South Kortright all picked up wins in the new year as league action got back on track after the holiday break. 

H-T defeated Jefferson 55-17 as they took an overwhelming lead early and never looked back.

Audra Rossignol led the charge with 19 points, while teammates Jordan Jacobs and Cameron Radcliffe added 12 and 11 points in double figures.

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Jessica Pochily led Jefferson with 11 points on the night.

 Jordan Finch led the charge for the South Kortright Lady Rams with 20 points as they brought home a 53-18 victory over Windham.

SK led early and WAJ was unable to recuperate.

Justine Drum led the Lady Warriors with 10 points on the night.

The Stamford Lady Indians defeated Gilboa 62-33 as Melanie Hoyt led the way with the game high of 24 points and teammate Haley Steenland chimed in another 14 points in double figures.

Stamford held Gilboa to single digits in all but the third quarter to bring home the win.

Sierra Perry scored 11 points to lead the Lady Wildcats.

Margaretville defeated Roxbury 36-21 behind Kristena Westerfeld, who scored the game high of 12 points as the team put in a balanced effort.

The Lady Blue Devils led 10-6 in the opening quarter and went on from there. Roxbury was led by Kaitlyn Balcom, who scored 11 points on the night. 

The Downsville Lady Eagles fell to non-league Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, 32-27. Kenzy Hammond led Downsville with 11 points and teammate Jocelyn Duncan added eight points.

Stamford Pop Up Farmers' Market Seeking Vendors

Written By Cicero on 4/16/15 | 4/16/15

STAMFORD, NY- The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its next Holiday Pop Up Farmers’ Market, which is a Pre-Memorial Day market.  The market is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st, from 3:30pm until 6:00pm. The location will be the historic Stamford Railroad Station at 21 Railroad Avenue in the Village of Stamford.  This will be an outdoor market, with some spaces available under a covered platform.
This GSACC Holiday Pop-Up Farmers’ Market is timed to precede the long Memorial Day weekend.  It’s the perfect time to celebrate the unofficial start of the summer farmers’ market season.  This local market gives shoppers a direct connection to producers and an opportunity to learn more about locally produced goods and the people who make them. 
GSACC is especially seeking vendors who sell Catskill-made products- food items, crafts, artwork, and more.  Vendors do not need to be Chamber members, but members receive a discount on the vendor fee.  All vendors must provide proof of liability insurance which covers their participation in this event.  If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Market Manager- Solveig Comer at or

Stamford Resident Named to Hartwick Dean's List

Written By Cicero on 3/5/15 | 3/5/15

Sophomore Chelsea Joyce of Stamford, New York has been named to the Dean's List at Hartwick College for the fall 2014 semester. Ms. Joyce is majoring in the university's nursing program.

Inclusion on the Hartwick Dean’s List is an indication of excellent academic work, including the completion of a full course load with at least a 3.5 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. 

Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. 

A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Open Mic/Jam Event to be Hosted Monthly in Stamford

Written By Editor on 7/22/14 | 7/22/14

STAMFORD, NY – After having two well-attended community forums to discuss uses for the building, Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) is pleased to announce that a long-standing community event has been booked at the Western Catskills Community Arts Center located at the carriage house at 76 Main Street in the Village of Stamford. 
The event, formerly known as Open Mic Jam! and held in the storefront of 76 Main Street , is moving up the hill to the carriage house theater at the same location.  The event will still be generously hosted by local musicians Kevin Prior and Mike Herman, but will have a new name - Live From the Carriage House – Open Mic / Jam.   
This popular event will continue to be held the first Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  Musicians are encouraged to sign up quickly, by contacting Mr. Prior at  The public is welcome to attend and enjoy some of the region’s best musicians as they show off their talent in the open mic format.  There is plenty of parking available on Main Street and in the Village parking lot across the street.

WCCRC will be holding an open house at the Western Catskills Community Arts Center on Saturday, August 9, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Tours of the building will be available, as well as more information about renting the venue. 

Attend the open house and you will have a chance to win a pair of dinner tickets for the TP’s Cafe Block Party which will start at 5 p.m. on the same day.  The block party will spotlight:  MC/DJ Patrick Michael del Rosario, Logan's Express, featuring Jim Kopp, and the 20-piece Leather Stocking Jazz Band at 7:00 p.m.

WCCRC’s mission is to cooperate with local, state and federal governmental and civic bodies in aiding, assisting and fostering the planning, development, renewal, and improvement of housing and other buildings in the counties of Delaware, Schoharie and Greene, State of New York, for the primary purpose of revitalizing communities and in securing improved housing, commercial buildings and community facilities.

To learn more about WCCRC’s programs, call 607.652.2823 or visit

Stamford Awarded Housing Rehab Grant

Written By Editor on 7/10/14 | 7/10/14

STAMFORD, NY – The Town of Stamford is pleased to announce that the Office of Community Renewal has awarded the Town CDBG funds for an owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program. The program pays to rehabilitate homes owned by residents at or below 80% of the Delaware County median income which is: for a household of 1, $32,200; 2 people $36,800, 3 people, $41,400, 4 people, $46,000. The Town has elected to give the elderly and disabled at or below 50% county median income preference. The program will be administered by Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC), which is a 501(c) 3 not for profit Rural Preservation Company headquartered in Stamford, NY. 
Meetings will be held for homeowners interested in applying on Monday, July 21st at 10:30 AM and again at 6:30 PM at the Town Hall, on 101 Maple Avenue, Hobart, NY. Fact sheets and applications will be available at those meetings.  The Town of Stamford is an Equal Employment Opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap and they encourage the participation of minority and women-owned businesses. 
Velga Kundzins, WCCRC Executive Director says “We’ve run very successful CDBG programs in Fulton, Summit, Gilboa, and Jefferson and look forward to working with the Stamford community on this one.  We hope that all eligible residents will attend one of these meetings.”
WCCRC and the Town of Stamford do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).
For more information on this program, please call Program Manager Sheleigah Grube at 607.652.2823 or visit

Stamford Residents Invited to Attend Forums on Performing Arts Center

Written By Editor on 5/7/14 | 5/7/14

STAMFORD - In 2009 Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) acquired the property formerly known as the Stamford Performing Arts Center, located at 76 Main Street in the Village of Stamford.  At the time, WCCRC believed strongly that having an arts venue in the center of the Village was important to the Village’s continuing revitalization and economic growth.  Five years later, WCCRC believes that this is still true,
The arts center will once again be available for community use as of July 1, 2014.  The complex includes two venues:  a two-story Carriage House, which includes a 99-seat performance theater on the first floor and a workshop / studio space on the second floor, and what is locally referred to as, “the coffee house.” The coffee house is a small performance venue in the Main Street storefront and can accommodate up to 50 people. 
WCCRC is inviting residents of the region to attend a series of community forums to discuss ideas about how these special performance venues can be used to benefit the area in the future.  Community members have many fond memories of performances that have been held at the site over its long history as an arts center, including plays, concerts, workshops and art shows. 
There are two forums scheduled and everyone is invited to attend to share their thoughts.  Both will be held in the Community Room at the Stamford Village Apartments at 125 Main Street in the Village of Stamford.  Join the staff of WCCRC on Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. or on Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. to contribute your ideas.  An open house at the venues will be scheduled for the month of July, where community input will be shared.
WCCRC is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit Rural Preservation Company with a mission to cooperate with local, state and federal governmental and civic bodies in aiding, assisting and fostering the planning, development, renewal, and improvement of housing and other buildings for the primary purpose of revitalizing communities in their service area.  WCCRC’s service area covers the towns of Harpersfield, Kortright, Middletown, Roxbury and Stamford in Delaware County; Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie County, and Ashland, Halcott, Hunter, Jewett, Lexington, and Prattsville in Greene County.
For more information on other WCCRC projects visit

Stamford's Historic Rexmere Claimed by Flames

Written By Editor on 3/26/14 | 3/26/14

After standing for over one hundred and fifteen years, hosting thousands upon thousands of guests at its height, the historic Rexmere Hotel stands no more in Stamford after being engulfed by flames yesterday morning. It took only a couple of hours for the seven story structure to succumb to the fire, despite the gallant efforts of hundreds of firefighters. 

The Watershed Post was on the scene, capturing haunting photographs of the once prized mansion and offering extensive background information about the structure, which was recently put on the market after being utilized for years as administrative offices by BOCES

Photo credit: Lissa Harris, Watershed Post
Among the estimated three hundred area firefighters on scene, several companies responded from Schoharie County, but little could be done to save the wooden tinderbox from the destructive flames that brought upon the official end to what was once a thriving network of wooden, majestic 19th century hotels that will never be seen again.

Stamford Chamber of Commerce Sponsors Holiday Farmers Market November 23

Written By Editor on 11/12/13 | 11/12/13

The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a holiday pop-up farmers' market on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Frank W. Cyr Center, where the former Rexmere Hotel was located, on 159 West Main Street in the historic Village of Stamford.

With over 35 vendors expected, and countless items available for shoppers on the eve of Thanksgiving, it is encouraged by the local chamber of commerce for consumers to "think local FIRST" when considering their preparations for the upcoming holiday. 

Not only will a variety of local flavors and creations be available, ranging from New York State maple syrup products to farm-fresh meats and a touch of marmalade, but you will get to the know the farmers and other vendors that represent the financial backbone of the greater Stamford community and to support their efforts. 

For more information, including a complete list of vendors, please visit 

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