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October 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Oct. 13-19

Public safety news once again dominated our Top 10 stories, based on web traffic, for the past week. But we also have a football game, Montgomery County Board of Education mulling a new calendar, gubernatorial candidates and the County Council’s thoughts on the merger of two gas companies. Guidance Counselor Charged With Committing Sex Offenses […]

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October 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Paint Branch Defeats Sherwood, 22-20, in Sandy Spring under Friday Night Lights (PHOTOS)

The Sherwood Warriors host the Paint Branch Blue Devils in week eight of the high school varsity football season, Friday, October 20. The two teams have an impressive 6-1 record and are in the top three schools for the 4A North region. Early in the first quarter, Paint Branch quarterback Norman Douglas throws to wide […]

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October 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Exhibit Shows Life in Montgomery County in the 1950s (VIDEO)

The 1950s was known for its “boom” across the nation but especially in Montgomery County, according to experts from Montgomery History. “You had not only this atomic era of the Cold War where people were worried about bomb shelters and that kind of boom, but we also had the ‘baby boom’ going on,” Montgomery History’s […]

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October 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Tessier Trial To Begin in April

A 10-day jury trial has been scheduled for Tyler Tessier, the Montgomery County man who has been accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend and burying her in a shallow grave outside Damascus. According to online court records, Judge Michael D. Mason will convene the trial April 9, 2018. Laura Wallen, 31, was believed missing over […]

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October 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Service Week Starts Sunday

Community Service Week starts Sunday, Oct. 22, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 29. Montgomery County residents are invited to give a few hours of their time to join the annual celebration of community service by volunteering for one or more of the many projects. Community Service Week is organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Tackles Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention With New Campaign

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett launched a new campaign titled, “BTheOne,” aimed to prevent substance abuse and suicide in teens, according to a news release. The new campaign includes a new website that provides resources an ways to help others that will be advertised and distributed throughout the county. “As a parent and a grandparent, […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Jets Flying Overhead for Capital Area Events

Takoma Park Police say that between Oct. 21 and Oct. 24, 2017, the following aircraft are scheduled for flyover events: Saturday, Oct. 21, 3:21 p.m. — Four F-18 aircraft will be conducting a flyover of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for a football game. Sunday, Oct. 22, 7:22 a.m. — There will be a […]

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October 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Green Honors Sustainable Businesses During Gala (VIDEO)

Bethesda Green, a local green business incubator, held its eighth annual Green Gala, in partnership with Bethesda Magazine, to honor organizations and businesses in the county for their sustainability initiatives. “Sustainability means acting in a way that provides for the needs of the current generation without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs,” Stu […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Witnesses Say Eliminate At-Large Seats on Council

Some 20 people offered Wednesday night how they would restructure the Montgomery County Council, many of them suggesting that the county should eliminate the four at-large seats and make the council have all district seats. “I would love to have a council member who understands the needs of my community,” said Pat Fenati of Damascus. […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Maryland Offering Billions to Amazon

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland’s bid to lure Amazon’s new headquarters will be measured in the billions of dollars. The story also says New Jersey has announced it’s bid will be $7 billion. Gov. Larry Hogan has made no secret on where he thinks Amazon should relocate — he favors the Port Covington […]

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