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May 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Signs Legislation Aimed to Provide Tax Relief

Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill into law Tuesday that aims to provide “tax relief” for Marylanders, according to a news release. In response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that eliminates the federal personal exemptions individuals could claim, Maryland State lawmakers passed the Income Tax-Personal Exemptions bill during the 2018 legislative […]

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May 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Shooting in Germantown

Germantown police district detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred near Sage Way and Cinnamon Drive, a Montgomery County police statement said. About 8 p.m. Tuesday, a 21-year-old man arrived at the Germantown Emergency Center with a gunshot wound, police said. Calls had arrived of an assault and the sound of shots at Sage Way […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Magruder High School Takes New Flight with Aviation Program

A new program implemented at Magruder High School allows students to get a head start on careers in aviation. Out of the more than 70 schools selected to implement the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Aviation STEM curriculum in the 2018-2019 school year, Magruder is the only school in the school district that will offer […]

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May 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Surveillance Photos Released of Men Believed to Have Committed Burglaries

Germantown police district detectives believe the same two men committed the five residential burglaries between April 16 and April 23, and have released surveillance photos in hopes someone recognizes them. The burglaries took place in the Waring Station area of Germantown, police said. After the burglaries, the men then fraudulently used credit cards stolen during […]

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May 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery, Frederick Urge Hogan not to Drop I-270 Study

The Montgomery and Frederick county councils have sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan urging him to restart a study that would examine traffic relief options for I-270. Here Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer discusses the change in the project: And here’s the letter from the two councils: An attempt to get a comment […]

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May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What You Should Know About the Recall of Eggs

There are at least 35 reported cases of Salmonella infections reported in nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Food and Drug Administration linked some of the cases to Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana.  The company voluntarily recalled more than 206 million shell eggs due to a possible contamination […]

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May 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bloggers React to Post’s Endorsement of David Blair

The Washington Post upended the Montgomery County executive’s race with its Saturday endorsement of David Blair, a Potomac businessman who made a fortune starting a health-care company. Blair is the only one of the six Democrats seeking to succeed incumbent Ike Leggett who has no elected experience. Leggett is term-limited from seeking a fourth term. […]

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May 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Twenty-one MCPS Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

Twenty-one Montgomery County Public Schools students have earned  National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nation wide and were among 48 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. On […]

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May 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Receives Average Rating on School Breakfast Report Card

When it comes to how well Montgomery County Public Schools is ensuring that low-income students have access to a nutritious school breakfast, the school district is just average, according to a new study. The report was released by Maryland Hunger Solutions, a nonprofit based in Baltimore and includes a breakfast report for the 24 school […]

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May 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here Are 10 Restaurants to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Montgomery County

American’s will spend $23 billion for Mother’s Day this year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Most consumers will spend their dollars in department stores, shop online, head to specialty stores, but that’s not all. Nearly half of Americans will either dine out or order takeout for Mothers’s Day, and yes, this […]

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