Articles by Mitti Hicks

October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Council Approves Resolution Opposing Gas Utility Merger

Montgomery County Council is not in favor of a proposed merger between WGL Holdings, Inc. and the Canadian-based AltaGas Ltd. A majority of the council voted to reject the merger in a resolution sponsored by Councilmember Marc Elrich at its council meeting on Tuesday. Despite the council’s disapproval, Maryland’s Public Service Commission has the final […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parents’ Council Discuss Achievement Gaps in School System (PHOTOS)

Addressing disparities with resources in education was the topic of discussion during the NAACP Parents’ Council kick-off event Monday night which is something parent Charles Casey is concerned about. “I’m getting my daughter ready for college and some of the challenges we face with the school system as far as meeting the needs of kids […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 17, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Voting Residency Deadline-Takoma Park residency must be met today (21 days prior to the election) in order to vote in the upcoming election. We’ve launched a handy page full of City Election 2017 information. Check it out: https://t.co/BXgwqA9zQk #TkPkVotes pic.twitter.com/wpdCz5ECFd — City of […]

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October 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland SoccerPlex Receives Proclamation From Comptroller (PHOTOS)

Staff from the Maryland SoccerPlex and Discover Sports Center were joined by Maryland State Senator Craig Zucker and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot early Thursday to receive recognition for the sports facility’s impact on the local economy. With more than 12 tournaments held at the facility each year, the SoccerPlex brings more than 650,000 visitors and […]

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October 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Officials React to Trump’s Executive Order on Health Care

President Donald Trump’s executive order Thursday will make it easier for consumers to buy across state lines and small businesses will be able to form a group to purchase insurance together. “Large employers often are able to obtain better terms on health insurance for their employees than small employers because of their larger pools of […]

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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boyfriend Indicted for Pregnant Teacher’s Death (VIDEO)

Tyler Tessier was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for the death of Laura Wallen. Wallen, 31, was a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.  Her family reported her missing and held a news conference at the Montgomery County Police Department’s headquarters in Gaithersburg. She was found dead just days later in a […]

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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 13, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Naturalization Ceremony: Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships will host a naturalization ceremony at 10 a.m. 2. Family Fun Night: Get the kids moving at Family Fun Night, Fri 7 to 9 pm, at Wheaton Sports Pavilion! Games, crafts, and more: https://t.co/CZQIXLZhtw. pic.twitter.com/RON5ZLMLmI […]

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October 12, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Newport Mill Middle School Receives $100K Fitness Center Makeover (VIDEO)

UPDATED: Students at Newport Mill Middle School are celebrating a new $100,000 fitness center thanks to the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils. Newport Mill was one of three Maryland schools selected as a “DON’T QUIT Fitness” winner this year for demonstrating innovative ways of promoting student wellness and the school’s prize was a fitness […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Tackle Immigration in New Documentary

Issues surrounding immigration reform hits home for Montgomery County Public Schools student Alyssa. “Most of my family came here from Mexico and El Salvador undocumented,” she said. “Them living here in the United States is an amazing feeling but all the hate that they get […] I don’t like it.” Which is why Alyssa teamed […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Faces Challenges for 2018-2019 School Year Calendar

The Montgomery County School Board will have to make a tough decision for the 2018 -2019 school year calendar if Governor Larry Hogan denies the board’s request to extend the school year calendar. An executive order by Hogan requires Maryland schools to start after Labor Day and end by June 14 with a minimum of […]

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