Articles by Douglas Tallman

May 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 10-May 25

Our top 10 news stories offer a mixed bag this week. Some police news, some high school sports, some business news, even some trash. UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road Westside at Shady Grove Developers Announce New Retailers and More Silver Spring Park in Line for $7 Million Upgrade UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Lets Streaming Bill Become Law Without His Signature

Gov. Larry Hogan criticized the Democrat-controlled General Assembly for lack of transparency even as he allowed a bill to become law to make a small step toward expanding transparency in the legislature. “It it not acceptable in this modern era that Maryland is one of only seven states which does not livestream video and audio […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Planning Board Member Plans to Share Others’ Perspectives

Tina Patterson, the new member of the Montgomery County Planning Board, said people should expect her to sit in the back of the room just listening to the opposing sides on an issue. “I want to make sure I know the antecedents,” she said Friday. “I solely can’t do anything, but I can share others’ […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MCPS Graduation Season Gets Started Friday

An Olympic Gold Medalist, an ESPN sportscaster and the chairman of the Special Olympics are among the speakers who will address the graduating class of 2017 this year. And several schools will be holding ceremonies at the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, saving families the trek into the District to see […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, May 26, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 26, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Commencements: Two schools hold graduation ceremonies today: Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, will hold its graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. at the school. Stephen Knolls School, Silver Spring, will hold its graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, also […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Good Samaritan Pays Woman Who Was Scammed by Funny Money (VIDEO)

UPDATED: Montgomery County police say a good Samaritan heard about the woman who was scammed out of an iPhone and $500 and offered to repay her. The details are on the Montgomery County police Facebook page. Capt. Mark Plazinski describes “safe exchange zones,” which were set up to prevent robberies when buyers and sellers meet for […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Police Investigating Burglaries, Strong-Arm Robberies

A residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Park Avenue. Sometime between April 14 to May 17, someone entered the home and removed property. The investigation is ongoing. A commercial burglary was reported in the 500 block of South Frederick Avenue. Someone entered a shed and removed property. The investigation is ongoing. A […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

1 Night, 2 7-Elevens, Same 3 Men, Police Believe

Montgomery County police believe the same three men robbed two 7-Eleven convenience stores the same night. Police were called to the 7-Eleven at 15821 Frederick Road about 2:30 a.m. May 17, according to the police crime summary. The robbers displayed handguns and stole cash. Nine minutes later, another 7-Eleven was robbed at 15900 Shady Grove […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Selects Patterson as New Planning Board Member

In a short but productive session, the Montgomery County Council filled a vacancy in the county Planning Board, gave its blessing to a land-use document to guide future development in downtown Bethesda and formally approve a $5.4 billion budget for fiscal 2018. The new planning board member is Tina Patterson of Germantown, who provides an […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Talks About Learning from Failure (VIDEO)

Total Wine & More founder David Trone said Thursday too many businesses are afraid of failure. “We want failure,” Trone told the Small Business Network. “Because if we don’t have some failure, how are we going to learn. If we don’t learn, we’re probably not going to succeed.” Trone, who ran unsuccessfully for the 8th […]

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