For teacher Gerry Amarillas, affectionately known as “Mr. A,” August 4th marked the official beginning of his life as a naturalized U.S. citizen.  In addition to Mr. Amarillas, a total of 76 people from 33 countries were granted citizenship at a ceremony held at Maplebrook’s Whalen Hall.   Congratulations to all of the new U.S. citizens!  Learn more about the event at:   http://www.twcnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2017/08/5/town-of-america-new-americans-naturalization-ceremony.html