Articles by Deirdre Byrne

November 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Clarksburg Student Ambassadors Donate 60 Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Clarksburg High School’s Student Ambassadors program is giving back to families in need this Thanksgiving. School counselors at Clarksburg identified 30 families in need at the school, as well as 30 families in need at Rocky Hill Middle School — and the Student Ambassadors Program raised enough money to donate Thanksgiving meals to these families. […]

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November 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Nov. 26 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Nov. 26, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 9 a.m. in Rockville. Here’s a look at the agenda for the meeting. 2. Free Naloxone Training: Montgomery County Health and Human Services is hosting a Naloxone training at their office located […]

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November 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Gym Name Would Honor County’s First Black Head Coach

A petition was started to name Sherwood High School’s gymnasium after history-making basketball coach, Warren Crutchfield. Crutchfield, who died at 82 years old in July, worked at Sherwood for 32 years, teaching and coaching basketball and track and field. He was the first black head coach of a major high school sport at Montgomery County […]

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Magruder Teacher Charged with Sexually Abusing Student

Montgomery County police arrested a Magruder High School teacher for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old female victim who was a daily student in his class. A police statement identified the teacher as 42-year-old Peter Mason of New Market. Mason teaches special education at Magruder and has been employed by Montgomery County Public Schools since 2011. […]

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rita’s Permanently Closes in Olney

Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard has permanently closed its location in Olney. On Tuesday, the Olney Chamber of Commerce confirmed the news on social media. “We’ve recently learned that Rita’s, long time Chamber member, has not renewed their lease and is now closed,” Olney Chamber of Commerce said in an Instagram post. The franchise […]

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Nov. 20 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 20 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Updates on 495 and 270 Managed Lanes Study: At 10 a.m., The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) will be briefed about updates to the Interstates 495 and 270 managed lanes study by the Maryland Department of Transportation State […]

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November 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Pelosi Packs House for Political Fundraiser in Gaithersburg

More than 1,200 people showed up at Gaithersburg High School on Sunday to hear from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi was in Gaithersburg to speak at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Rep. David Trone (D-Md.). In Pelosi’s speech, she took aim at President Donald Trump, touted the diversity of the Democratic party, and discussed […]

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November 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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November 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville to Reopen Saturday

Montgomery County Public Libraries announced that it’s reopening its Marilyn J. Praisner branch in Burtonsville on Saturday, Nov. 16. The branch had been closed since April for renovations. County officials say the refreshed library “includes new ergonomic sit-stand circulation, information, and self-checkout desks; renovation of the public restrooms; new painting and flooring; replacement of ceiling […]

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November 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Nationals Tattoos Make Historic World Series Victory Permanent

Two weeks after an iconic World Series Championship victory, some Nats fans are celebrating by getting Washington Nationals tattoos. Once the Nats officially finished the fight, tattoo artist Tarun Kumar “TK” Rajkumar announced on his Instagram that he was offering clients discounted ink at Capitol Tattoos in Silver Spring. Luis Majano of Hyattsville is one […]

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