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September 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 for Sept. 8-14

Public Safety stories dominate the MyMCMedia Top 10 for the week including Tuesday’s guilty plea by Lloyd Lee Welch and our coverage of the Laura Wallen case. Other stories include Governor Hogan’s comments on pitching Maryland for the new Amazon headquarters, and an odd story about a naked man running around a Rockville park.

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September 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPS Launches Fundraiser to Help for Students Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Montgomery County Public Schools is partnering with the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc to help raise money for students and families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The campaign titled, “Hurricane Relief Fund,” officially kicked off on Sept. 7 and will end on Oct. 7. The district’s goal is to raise at least […]

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September 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 12 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 12, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Lyons Sisters: Lloyd Lee Welch goes on trial in Bedford County, Virginia, for the deaths of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, who were last seen leaving the Wheaton Plaza in 1975. 2. Re-entering the Work Force: One of four seminars that […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Record MCPS Enrollment, Pepco’s Rate Increase Request (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the new school year with record high enrollment, Pepco’s rate increase request, construction begins on the Purple Line light-rail transit project, and more. This week’s panel of political observers includes Cynthia Rubenstein, Mark Uncapher, Dan McHugh, and Susan Heltemes. You can […]

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September 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with school news. County schools began the new school year on Sept. 5 with record enrollment. There are also reports on mass shooter training for Montgomery College students and faculty, improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg, and more. Watch the show in […]

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September 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Sept. 1-7

Our stories Top 10 stories over the past week ran the gamut: From Dr. Jack Smith’s salary increase to a political story involving Republican county executive candidate Robin Ficker and the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce.

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September 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 7 in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 7, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Power Women: The Power Conference: Women Doing Business runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road. 2. Apartment Inspections: County Executive Ike Leggett announces a county effort to step up apartment […]

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Advice for Students From Montgomery County School Board Members (VIDEO)

The first day of school is often the most memorable. For some students, it’s the start of a new educational journey. And for other students, it’s a day filled with anticipation as they begin to count down the days until graduation to embark on their next venture. “There’s nothing quite like the first day of […]

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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know for Sept. 6 in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 6, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Purple Line Challenge: Opponents of the Purple Line transit project are back in court today to request a restraining order to halt construction on the light-rail project. 2. Coffee with a Cop: Meet 4th district (Wheaton) police officers at Westfield Montgomery […]

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September 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New School Year Starts with Record Enrollment (VIDEO)

The start of the 2017-2018 school year kicked off  Tuesday for Montgomery County Public Schools with more than 2,000 new students, two new language immersion programs, 950 new teachers and 26 principals, and record enrollment. According to Dr. Jack Smith, superintendent for MCPS, more than 161,000 students are enrolled this school year: the largest enrollment […]

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