Bovina audit calls for tighter controls

By Brian Sweeney
The Town of Bovina needs to exercise tighter internal controls over its bookkeeping practices, a state audit has determined.

The audit, released last week by the NYS Comptroller’s Office, listed four recommendations for the township to improve bookkeeping methods.

The findings included:
• The board should adopt written policies and procedures that include segregating incompatible functions over the cash receipts and disbursements, where possible, or implement compensating controls where segregating incompatible functions is not possible.

Bovina Library plans Farm Fest


Bovina — The Second Annual Bovina Public Library Holiday Farm Feast will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at LaFever Excavating, located at 3135 county Highway 6, just outside of the hamlet of Bovina Center.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Bovina Public Library with assistance from Farming Bovina, will feature locally raised and produced beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, veal, pork, cheese, vegetables and more including Burnett Farms, Fieldstone Farm, Crystal Brook Farm, Sunflower Farm of Bovina, Webcrest Farm, Maple Shade Farm, Breadfellows and many more.

Bovina planning Farm Day events for Sept. 2

Bovina — The Fourth Annual Bovina Farm Day will be held on Crescent Valley Road in Bovina on Sunday, Sept. 2.  

BoVendors selling local produce, meats, honey and other goods will be available. There will be a petting zoo, hayrides, a corn maze and other activities for children of all ages.  Food will be available for purchase.  Admission will be $5 per vehicle.

Delhi's FireFest headed to Maple Shade

Delhi — The first-annual FireFest will be held at Delhi’s Maple Shade Farm, July 21-22, and will be hosted jointly by the Delhi and Bloomville fire departments.

Fund-raiser farm dinner supports Bovina Library

By Jennifer Kabat
This Saturday, Dec. 3, a fund-raiser and farm dinner in Bovina will support the community’s public library and celebrate local pride and farm produce.

‘Virtue’s Reward’ melodrama plays Friday in Bovina

The Bovina Public Library is presenting the continuing story of 19th-Century Bovina and its virtuous (and some not so virtuous) inhabitants in Brushland Melodrama Part 3: “Virtues’ Reward!” this coming Friday, July 16 at 7 and 8 p.m.

Vintage teams "play ball" on Saturday

Roxbury — Summer’s coming early to Roxbury’s Kirkside Park, where three Delaware County vintage baseball clubs will launch a season of summer fun and fierce competition on Saturday, May 22.
At noon, a doubleheader begins with the veteran Roxbury Nine facing the hard-hitting battery of the Bovina Dairymen. Then the Nine will take on their neighborly rivals from Fleischmanns, the Mountain Athletic Club.

Bovina Holiday House Tour Dec. 13

Bovina — The Bovina Historical Society will presents a Holiday House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy first-floor tours of some of Bovina’s historic homes, as well as some new constructions, new additions and an inn.

Bovina dedicates new town highway garage

Approximately 50 guests turned out late Thursday afternoon as Town of Bovina officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open their new highway garage. The new garage was built on the Main Street location of the town’s former garage that had all but fallen down prior to being demolished in the early summer.

Local election results

One of the two seats up for grabs on the Middletown Town Council will be decided by the absentee voters. After votes were tallied from Tuesday's election, counts showed incumbent Michael Finberg had won one of the two seats available on the town council; Democratic candidate John Bernhardt and Republican Jacob Rosa were tied for the remaining seat.

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