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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Marc Elrich on the street

Elrich Running for County Executive (VIDEO)

Councilmember Marc Elrich announced Sunday he was running in 2018 for county executive, joining a field that already includes at least Councilmember George Leventhal on the Democratic side and Robin Ficker running as a Republican. He stepped outside the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday to discuss his campaign.

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March 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Attorney Says 17-Year-Old Was Injured in Assault at Rockville High School on March 7th (VIDEO)

A Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson confirms there were two “physical altercations” involving students inside Rockville High School (RHS) on March 6th and 7th, just ten days before a sexual assault was reported in the bathroom on March 16th. MCPS spokeperson Gboyinde Onijala said both of the earlier March incidents involved female students, and […]

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March 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories for March 17-23

Talk about a sad week for the news. Stories about Rockville High School — the rape allegations and their aftermath — dominated our web traffic reports. But the week also saw the horrific explosion of a home and the owner’s death.   Callers Threaten Rockville High UPDATED: Montgomery School Board Raises New Objection to Labor Day […]

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March 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

What to Expect During Kensington’s Day of the Book Festival on April 23 (VIDEO)

What started out as a side walk display with only 11 authors in 2005 has turned into a celebration of the arts, literature and music for the community. More than 100 authors are expected to join the community and other artists for Kensington’s 12th Annual Day of the Book Festival on April 23. “It gives […]

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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with County Council reaction to the county executive’s recommended fiscal year budget and concerns about President Trump’s proposed federal budget. There are also reports on a health care rally in Gaithersburg, the Capital Bikeshare network expansion in Wheaton, and summer jobs at […]

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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Weekend Planner, March 24 – March 26 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: ‘Domestic Pursuits‘ at BlackRock Center for the Arts is a three-person exhibit of hand-pulled prints and stitched and woven textile works. The artists include Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash, and Hillary Steel. The exhibit is on display in the Kay Gallery and runs through […]

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March 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Met with MCPS Superintendent Smith Today, DeVos Issues Statement (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met briefly with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith today during a visit at Carderock Springs Elementary School. Their meeting comes one week to the day that a 14-year-old girl reported she was raped at Rockville High School by two other students. “We are very concerned about the situation […]

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March 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Eastern Middle School Students Honored for Documentaries on Social Issues (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

More than 30 students at Eastern Middle School were recognized on Wednesday for winning C-SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition titled, “StudentCam.” “We’ve had a lot of winners from Eastern which is why we’re here to recognize them in front of their families, friends and peers,” Doug Hemmig, spokesperson for C-SPAN said. C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Local Leaders Cut the Ribbon for Satellite Capital Bikeshare Network in Wheaton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials celebrated the satellite Capital Bikeshare network in Wheaton on Wednesday morning. It may have been too cold for bike riding but local officials were beaming as they cut the ribbon at the bikeshare station adjacent to the Wheaton Metro station along Georgia Avenue. “My heart skips a beat every time I see […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA met Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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