News in brief — 09/01/2020

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Dog walk to benefit K-9 Unit on Oct. 31
BROADALBIN — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 337 dog walk to benefit the Fulton County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31 starting at 10 a.m. Registration from 9 to 10 a.m. at the VFW, 19 Pine St. The walk begins at noon.
Everyone is welcome; participants can dress their dog up (optional) and there will be a prize for the best dog costume.
This year’s K-9 walk is in honor of Ruthann Coons, for her years of dedicated service to the Fulton County K-9 Unit, a news release said.
Pledge forms are available at American Legion Post No. 337, or by contacting Carla at [email protected]

Changes to garbage pickup for holiday
AMSTERDAM — The city of Amsterdam Department of Public Works announced that Monday (Labor Day) will be a holiday for its employees.
As a result, there will be some changes to garbage pickup.
Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Sept. 8, and garbage normally collected on Sept. 8 will be collected on Sept. 9 along with the normal collection on Wednesday. There will be no bulk pickup this week and no recycling pick up, a news release said.

Students graduate from SUNY school
ONEONTA — More than 1,000 students graduated from SUNY Oneonta.
Students who completed the requirements for bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and certificates of advanced study include:
– Sarah Ambrosino of Gloversville — Bachelor of Science in Psychology with the following honors: Cum Laude, Psychology;
– Julianne Broadwell of Sprakers — Bachelor of Science in Biology;
– Samantha Edgar of Broadalbin — Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with the following honors: Dietetics;
– Leigha Hall of Sharon Springs — Bachelor of Science in Digital & Studio Art;
– Laci Nellis of Johnstown — Bachelor of Science in Psychology with the following honors: Psychology, Summa Cum Laude;
– Alana Phelps of Hagaman — Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with the following honors: Cum Laude;
– Abbie Richardson of Amsterdam — Bachelor of Science in Digital & Studio Art with the following honors: Cum Laude;
– Leslie Sawyer of Broadalbin — Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with a minor in Chemistry with the following honors: Dietetics, Summa Cum Laude.
SUNY Oneonta is a public, four-year college enrolling about 6,000 students in a variety of bachelor’s degree programs and several graduate certificate and degree programs. For more information, visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/.

Program offers furnace switch
The Fulmont Community Action Agency is partnering with National Grid on a program that could help eligible applicants get a free high-efficiency furnace or boiler.
The limited-time program provides free replacement of heating units whose source of fuel is other natural gas to an upgraded unit that heats with high efficiency natural gas, a news release said. This offer is only for HEAP qualified applicants who reside in Fulton or Montgomery counties, the release said.
Applicants can receive a natural gas furnace and have it installed in their home, provided they meet other qualifications — including, but not limited to, being a current National Grid customer and living on a route with existing natural gas availability, the release said.
For more information, call Fulmont’s Energy Services Department at 518-853-8359.

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