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February 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Statue Nobody Wants Had Little Luck on Craigslist

Need a statue of a Civil War soldier? Check Craigslist. For more than a year, the county has been trying to find a place to locate a statue of a Confederate Civil War soldier that has stood outside the Rockville Red Brick Courthouse since it was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in […]

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February 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Robbers (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police sought the public’s help Thursday in finding the people responsible for three armed robberies in recent weeks. A robbery in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 11, occurred at a 7-Eleven, at 8619 16th St., Silver Spring. A male employee had been in the store’s office and exited when he heard […]

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February 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

High School Students Explore STEM Careers for National Engineers Week (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Students from across the country including students from Montgomery County Public Schools are participating in National Engineers Week to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With safety gloves on, lab coats snapped tight and goggles to protect their eyes, students from Albert Einstein High School are learning about the sewer system […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Employment Agency Recognized for Best Staffing and Talent Award

Sparks Group, a temporary staffing and recruiting service provided headquartered in Rockville, was recognized as a winner in the 2017 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards. Less than two percent of staffing agencies in North America receive this award, according to a news release. “We are honored to receive this recognition from the larger […]

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February 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Mayor Jud Ashman Says There’s No Need to Call Gaithersburg A Sanctuary City

Gaithersburg was recently ranked number one by WalletHub as the most diverse city in the country, which is why one resident expressed his concern over the recent executive orders on immigration signed by President Donald Trump at last night’s mayor and council meeting. “We celebrate the fact that we are the most diverse city in America […]

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February 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Hogan Administration Proceeds with Watkins Mill Interchange

The Hogan administration has released contract documents for the Watkins Mill Interchange, a long-sought connection along Interstate 270 that had been the subject of jockeying between local politicians and the governor’s office. The project, which could have a total cost of about $130 million, is the subject of legislation that would take the unusual step […]

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February 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Check out the latest in MyMCMedia: Immigration. Union leader Jaime Contreras condemns the latest deportation plan from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 2. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is having a business networking lunch at Senor Tequila’s, starting at 11:30 a.m. 3. […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

DHS Secretary Signs Memos Cracking Down on Immigration Laws

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, John Kelly, has signed two memorandums to implement the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on immigration and border security. In his memos, Kelly describes in detail how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Citizenship and […]

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February 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Spokesman Mulls Run for Montgomery Council Seat

A longtime Montgomery County employee could be among the candidates running for county council in November 2018. Neil Greenberger, who serves as the council’s spokesman, said Tuesday he was considering a council campaign. “I would chance to say I know as much about county government as anybody in the county,” said Greenberger, who plans to […]

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February 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s National Engineer Week and WSSC is hosting some Montgomery County high school students for a discussion about sewer science from 9 a.m. –  2 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Germantown. 2.  Bestselling author Dwight Watkins is talking about his new […]

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