Articles by Alex Argiris

August 5, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Damascus Cougars Youth Football Coach Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Damascus Cougars youth football coach tested positive for coronavirus on August 2 after practicing with the team in the days leading up to his diagnosis. The unidentified coach is now quarantining and the entire football team is self-monitoring for coronavirus symptoms. In a statement to MCM, the Damascus Sports Association Board of Directors confirmed […]

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August 5, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Raskin Proposes Removing Name of Segregationist From Chevy Chase Circle

Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced on Tuesday that he will introduce a bill to remove the name of Francis G. Newlands from Chevy Chase Circle. Newlands is a late U.S. senator from Nevada who held openly racist views. His name appears on a plaque and the fountain in the circle. Raskin is introducing the bill […]

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August 3, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Retailers Lord & Taylor, JoS. A. Bank’s Parent Company Declare Bankruptcy

Struggling to turn a profit amid the coronavirus pandemic, two more major retailers have filed for bankruptcy. Lord & Taylor, America’s first high-end department store, and Tailored Brands, the parent company of JoS. A. Bank, filed for Chapter 11 protection. The two large retailers are the latest casualties of COVID-19, as economic shutdowns forced non-essential […]

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July 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Hogan Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Wicomico County Executive

Maryland flags across the state will be lowered to half-staff in memory of Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver, Governor Larry Hogan announced. Culver passed away on July 26 after a monthslong battle with liver cancer. Culver, 67, had served as County Executive since 2014 after joining the county council in 2010. In a Facebook post, […]

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July 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Rep. Raskin Grills Barr over Trump Administration’s Handling of Coronavirus, Protests

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) questioned Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday over the federal government’s response to protestors in Washington D.C. last month, as well as the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus. Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time since he was confirmed as attorney general in 2019. The attorney […]

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July 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Bethesda Big Train Name Permanent General Manager

The Bethesda Big Train announced Wednesday that Chris Rogers has been named the team’s new general manager. Rogers has spent the last two seasons as the Big Train’s assistant general manager. Rogers, who graduated from the University of Maryland, began working for the Big Train in 2015 as an intern before joining the front office […]

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July 27, 2020 | Alex Argiris

MCM Board Member Honored as one of Top 100 Women in Maryland

Dottie Li, Founder and CEO of Transpacific Communications, will be recognized by The Daily Record as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland. Tuesday night will be the second time Li is honored, as she became the first Chinese American woman to receive the award in 2015. Li is being honored for her work […]

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July 27, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Orioles’ Game Postponed Due to Marlins’ Coronavirus Outbreak

The Baltimore Orioles game scheduled for Monday night against the Miami Marlins has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak. The Marlins received 13 positive coronavirus test results, only a day after four other players were sidelined with the virus. 11 of the newest positive COVID-19 tests were players, in addition to two coaches on […]

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July 23, 2020 | Alex Argiris

What’s in a Name? DC Franchise Goes With ‘Washington Football Team’

Washington DC’s NFL franchise will now be called the “Washington Football Team,” pending a permanent new name, the team announced Thursday. The name change is temporary, as the team continues to evaluate potential options for rebranding the franchise. It begins here… pic.twitter.com/CHCCZ64W81 — Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 23, 2020 The team officially updated its […]

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July 22, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Fall and Winter High School Sports Become Latest COVID-19 Cancellation

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Tuesday that all fall and winter sports are cancelled for the upcoming season.  The decision coincided with the announcement of a virtual-only semester for public schools across the county. Fall and winter sports were notably cancelled, as opposed to being postponed until the spring. The decision includes all high school […]

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