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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Respond to Congressional Baseball Shooting

Following the shooting at a congressional baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and a few others injured, local and state-elected officials responded on Twitter. So grateful for our brave and dedicated @CapitolPolice. We thank them for their continuing devotion and commitment. — Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 14, 2017 […]

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June 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Inspector General Finds No Wrongdoing in Montgomery College President’s Travels

A review of travel expenses of the Montgomery College president found no wrongdoing, according to a report released Tuesday. Edward L. Blansitt, Montgomery County’s inspector general, said he believed a provision added to President DeRionne Pollard’s employment agreement was not fully implemented. The provision would have improved oversight over travel and other business expenses. The […]

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June 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Foundation Fund Raises $300K of $500K Sought

The Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund — established to help nonprofits working to support vulnerable communities during a period of federal policy change — has raised $300,000 of the $500,000 it hopes to raise by July 4, according to an email from the organization. The Community Foundation has set a goal of raising $500,000 for the […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Holding Meetings on New Rate Structure

Montgomery County WSSC customers will get two chances in June to hear about a new rate structure that is expected to take effect next year. The new structure follows an order in March by the Maryland Public Service Commission, which found that current 16-tier Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission rates, adopted 25 years ago, discriminated against […]

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May 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville City Police Crime Summary for the Week Ending May 7

Arrests On May 2, between 12:16 a.m. and 12:25 a.m., a 26-year-old man was arrested for trespassing, after an incident that occurred in the 1000 block of Rockville Pike. On May 2, at 1:42 a.m., an 18-year-old woman was arrested for violating an ex-parte/protection order, after an incident that occurred in the unit block of […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Progressing on Fiscal 2018 Budget (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council is in the middle of deciding the modifications it will make to County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. Council President Roger Berliner said he and his colleagues will be making changes on the margin that “reflect our values.” Among the changes could be restoring money to nonprofits that Leggett removed […]

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April 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

End of the Line for a Metro Car

What do you do with an old 80,000-pound subway car Metro doesn’t want anymore? If you’re building new development around the Grosvenor Strathmore Metro Station, you send it to a subway chop shop and build seven pop-up shops out of the steel husk. “It’s about trying to create great developments that are beautiful and are […]

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April 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police are Investigating Hate-Based Vandalism in Wheaton

Montgomery County police officers are investigating a hate-based vandalism that occurred at a residence on McMahon Road in Wheaton on Thursday. According to police, the preliminary investigation by officers indicates that the homeowner left the home in the morning and returned at approximately 3:20 p.m. that afternoon. That’s when police said the homeowner discovered that […]

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April 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gorsuch Takes Oath for Supreme Court; Graduated from Georgetown Prep in ’85

Judge Neil Gorsuch, confirmed Friday by the U.S. Senate, is expected to take the oath of office for the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Gorsuch has Montgomery County ties: He attended Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda. Graduating in 1985, Gorsuch served as Georgetown Prep’s President-of-the-Yard, the student body president, as a senior. He also […]

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April 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Fourth Person Charged in Montgomery Village Homicide

A Baltimore 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday, the fourth person charged in the Feb. 10 death of a Hyattsville man in Montgomery Village. Police said the shooting was part of an attempt to rob a drug dealer. Shiloh Young of the 4200 block of Willshire Avenue in Baltimore was arrested at his home on a Montgomery County arrest warrant […]

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