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FMCC

Early admission a win-win for many students

Kelly Montanye, a Mayfield native, graduated from Mayfield Central School in 2013; the same school from where her parents and grandparents graduated.Like many peers, Kelly chose to attend Fulton-Montgomery during her senior year of high school as part of the college's early admission ...

Safe spaces and difficult discussions

College campuses all across the country are wrestling with the balance between "safe spaces" and open discussions that may challenge students, and others, to move out of their comfort zone. The viewpoints that have been expressed on both sides of the argument have ranged from a collegial ...

The changing face of intellectual curiosity

As my wife, Jen, was frying eggs last Sunday morning, she wondered aloud why bubbles were forming in the egg whites."Usually," she said, "the egg whites remain solid and uniform in texture. Would you mind Googling that for me?"This sparked a discussion between us about how, when she was a kid, ...

FMCC: local land of opportunity

It's election year where "we the people" decide who will lead us into the future. Republicans and Democrats are rarely in agreement, however, those labels don't change the American desire for a strong leader. Everyone has their own idea of what makes a leader. My perspective regarding ...

FM offers ways to enter job market more quickly

The job market is getting increasingly more competitive. Employers are seeking new employees who can demonstrate they have experience and a strong work history.So how does a college student get this experience and demonstrate performance? Isn't that what entry-level jobs are for?The answer for ...

Knox teachers have role in program at PTECH

JOHNSTOWN - Two Knox Middle School teachers have been selected to participate in a yearlong teacher residency program at the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School.Jennifer VonderHeide, a history teacher, and Amy LaMena, a science teacher, are teaching ...

Nifty Needles set at library

ST. JOHNSVILLE - Nifty Needles will convene at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library on Sept. 28.The group, which is open to anyone who enjoys handicrafts, will meet at 10 a.m. Thereafter, Nifty Needles will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.Margaret Reaney Memorial Library is ...

Story time slated in St. Johnsville

ST. JOHNSVILLE - Margaret Reaney Memorial Library Director Dawn Lamphere announced Family Story Time will begin Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.The program is open to children 4 and younger.Finger plays, nursery rhymes, songs and stories will be shared in addition to time set aside for play.Family Storytime ...

Council plans Tuesday meeting

NORTHVILLE - The Northville-Northampton Community Collaboration Council will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Bradt Municipal Building at 412 S. Main St.The meeting is open to the public.

The right fit makes all the difference

Chantel Vactor, a sophomore at FM, grew up in Harlem and attended Cascades High School."I chose FM because, as a student, I thrive better in smaller classroom sizes. Individualized attention not only helps you feel more confident, it also makes you feel like more than just a number," said ...

A journey from truck driving to teaching

My life plan began upon graduation from high school in 1995. Of course, something peculiar got in the way of my life plan - life.I wanted nothing more than to become the conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, so I entered Bowling Green State University to pursue my music degree. Once the ...

Area news in brief

Lioness Club dinner meeting plannedGALWAY - The Galway Lioness Club of Lions District 20-Y2 will hold its September dinner meeting Wednesday at the Galway Lions Club building on East Street, a news release said.The dinner meeting will be held at 7 p.m., according to the release.The guest ...

Compassionate care at home

High school students are thinking about where to go and what to do after graduation. In small communities such as Amsterdam, many students overlook educational opportunities for advancement locally.For both of us, staying close to home was important; FM's radiologic technology program was the ...

Honoring those who gave all with memorial

Beginning on Sept. 9, marked by an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., FM will host the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. The Wall is a 3/5 scale model of the memorial on permanent display in Washington, D.C., and will be available for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until the early afternoon of ...

Home gets handicapped-accessible van

ST. JOHNSVILLE - St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center announced that as of Aug. 12, its facility acquired a handicapped-accessible van to expand transportation options for both its inpatient residents, as well as its therapy outpatients within the local community, a news release ...

Area news in brief

Board to hold meeting on garageBENSON - There will be a Town Board special meeting Aug. 22 in the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Town Highway garage progress, a news release said.Chicken and rib barbecue plannedBROADALBIN - Kennyetto Masonic Lodge No. 599, 2 Bridge St. is having a ...

Students can start four-year degree at FMCC

What if your goal is a four-year college degree? What if you want to earn a master's degree? What if you aren't ready for a large university or your personal life makes it difficult for you to leave the area? Finding a college that is a good fit can be challenging, but that doesn't mean you ...

FM’s daycare responds to community needs

Frozen water pipes caused by subzero temperatures on Feb. 14 had devastating effects on the Fulton County YMCA child care facility at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.The pipes froze in the early morning, burst and flooded the building making it uninhabitable. The 30 children entrusted to ...

It’s time to end the hatred

We're in trouble, my friends - and that starts with "T" - and that rhymes with "P" - and that stands for politics. Watch a few nights of the daily news or one night of either party's national political convention and you will see that we are brimming with hatred all across the country. Whether ...

FM prepares students for health care careers

The health care industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in America today. There is an increasing demand for health care services as the Baby Boomer generation ages and Americans enjoy a longer life expectancy. At the same time, more Americans are coping with increased medical needs due ...