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May 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

After-School Program Employee Charged with Texting Students Inappropriate and Sexual Content

A Germantown man who worked at an after-school program has been charged with having inappropriate and sexual communication with two boys that began when the boys were in elementary school and continued through their middle school years, a Montgomery County police statement said. Christopher Steve Escobar, 27, of Port Haven Drive has been charged with […]

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May 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Local Restaurant to Host Royal Watch Party in the Other Kensington

American Actress Meghan Markle is expected to marry Britain’s Prince Harry Saturday May 19 and if your invitation to the royal wedding was either lost in the mail or in cyberspace, The Dish & Dram Restaurant in Kensington has you covered.  Staff is hosting a royal wedding watch party Saturday where customers can dress in […]

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March 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in February

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to determine the most popular titles in February. For the month of February, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Woman Trapped after Destructive Winds Topple Tree on Kensington Home

Two residents are displaced after a large tree fell on a Kensington home early this morning around 2 a.m., according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Officials say a 100-year-old woman was trapped underneath the debris. She was transported to a hospital after firefighters freed her. Fire and rescue services continue to tweet about more […]

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February 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Public Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month With Film Screenings, Presentations

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of programs to celebrate social, cultural and political achievements of women. The free programs, suitable for all ages, will take place as follows: March […]

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February 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Albert Einstein High School Students Take on Fake News

A recent study published by researchers at Stanford University regarding young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet was summed up in one word: “bleak.” In other words, middle school, high school and college students were unable to identify reliable information sources and Standford researchers stated, “at present, we worry that democracy […]

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February 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hagerstown Man Arrested for Bias Incidents Against Housing Opportunities Commission

A 69-year-old Hagerstown man has been charged with telephone misuse and harassment of a person because of the person’s race, Montgomery County police said in a Tuesday statement. Jerome Want of the 1600 block of Langley Drive posted $3,500 bail and was released, according to online court records. About 5 p.m. Jan. 23, officers responded […]

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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in January

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to determine the most popular titles in January. For the month of January, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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January 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 12 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Friday, Jan. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber and Launch Workplaces present a training session on sexual harassment in the workplace today at 8 a.m. The event is free to attend with advance registration at www.ggchamber.org. 2. Name That Park: The deadline to […]

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January 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in December

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to determine the most popular titles in December. For the month of December, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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