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Frolicking in the snow in Fulton County

Julia enjoys the snow in Fulton County - Kelsi Morrison

Kelsi Morrison shared this photo of her daughter Julia enjoying the snow in Fulton County

Gloversville gets a blanket of snow

Chad M Cryzack Kryzak shared this shot of his yard in Gloversville Wednesday morning

Snow falls in Broadalbin

Broadalbin is seeing quite a few inches of snow Wednesday morning.

Alex Hitrick sent in this picture.

Montgomery County may have shared waste agreement with Fulton County

FONDA-  Montgomery County is hoping to announce a plan to team up with Fulton County on waste removal.

The County Legislature has called a special meeting for Tuesday evening to further discuss the issue.

The County Executive hopes an inter-municipal solid waste agreement will be reached.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Montgomery County office building

Environmental officials warn: Watch out for thin ice

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state environmental officials are warning winter fishing enthusiasts to watch out for thin ice.
    
The recent cold snap is expected to send anglers out early to frozen-over lakes and ponds. But the State Department of Environmental Conservation warns that the presence of snowmobile tracks or footprints on the ice does not mean the ice is safe.
    
They remind anglers to check ice conditions for themselves.
    
An auger is typically used to test the thickness of ice.

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Mayfield grad completes Air Force training

Air Force Airman Joshua R. Murphy graduated from basic military training - U.S. Air Force

Joint Hometown News Service

News Release

For immediate release.

     Air Force Airman Joshua R. Murphy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     Murphy is the son of Kimberly Murphy of Fultonville and grandson of Alton Poyfair of Mayfield. 

     He is a 2013 graduate of Mayfield High School.

Proposal allows educators to replace suspension with community service

ALBANY COUNTY -  Every year at Guilderland High School, between 35 and 40 students are suspended for five days or more.  That's five days or more that an at-risk kid is not in a classroom.

"As an educator that feels counter-intuitive and counter productive to what we're all about," explains Guilderland Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles.

A proposed amendment to existing education law would give school administrators the authority to assign suspended students to community service.  They would be out of school but not off the hook.

"What good does it do, especially for a child in need of supervision.  They are going to be home alone in front of a video game or in front of a tv," says Assembly Member Patricia Fahy (D-Albany), who introduced the act.

Besides the time fitting the so-called crime, the hope is also that a student realizes his or her mistakes and makes changes in the future.