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

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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