Articles by Deirdre Byrne

February 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Storm Watch Starts Tuesday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a winter advisory alert starting Tuesday night. Expect “heavy snow, mixing with and eventually changing to sleet and then freezing rain.” According to NWS, “Snow accumulations of 5 or more inches and ice accumulations of a quarter-inch or greater are possible.” The alert is in effect through Wednesday evening. […]

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February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Librarian Returns Super Overdue Book

Meet Mora Gregg, the woman who mailed her overdue book to Silver Spring Library 73 years later. Gregg did a Skype interview with MCM’s Deirdre Byrne, where she explained why she decided to return a book checked out in 1946. Gregg believes her mother checked out the book “The Postman” when Gregg was a toddler. […]

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February 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bloomberg’s Wealthiest Towns List Includes Potomac, Travilah

Bloomberg News published its annual list ranking the wealthiest towns in the U.S. Wednesday. Both Potomac and Travilah rank on the list. Travilah, a census-designated place in Montgomery County, earned the 24th spot on the list (last year Travilah ranked 25th on the list). According to Bloomberg, the average household income in Travilah is $284,682. […]

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February 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Pays Tribute to Teenagers Killed By Guns

One year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School paid tribute to those killed by senseless acts of gun violence. As a memorial to those victims, 671 white T-shirts were hung on a fence outside of BCC’s campus, along East-West Highway in Bethesda. Each of these shirts had the […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

After 45 Years with Good Counsel, Pat Bates Announces Retirement

Good Counsel Athletic Director Pat Bates will retire at the end of the school year, according to a press release. Bates has worked at Good Counsel for 45 years and is also an alumnus. Paul Barker, the school’s president, said that Bates’s life has been devoted to serving the Good Counsel community. “Pat Bates has devoted […]

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 13 in Montgomery County

Happy Galentine’s Day!  Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13, meaning it’s Galentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day was started by the fictional character Leslie Knope on the show Parks & Recreation. Knope, played by Amy Poehler would celebrate her “lady friends” every year, the day before Valentine’s Day. The show had a number of episodes about Galentine’s Day, so now many women actually celebrate it […]

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February 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Silver Spring

Rep. Jamie Raskin’s staff announced they’ll be holding “mobile office hours” in Silver Spring the first Wednesday of every month. These office hours will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Raskin’s staff will be in the administration suite on the second floor. According to Raskin’s website, appointments are not […]

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February 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 12 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12. Schools are opening on time today. We’re supposed to be getting freezing rain all day. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets today from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. MCPS Board of Education Day Business Meeting: MCPS’s Board of Education is meeting today at […]

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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory, Hypothermia Alert Issued in Montgomery County

Update, Feb. 12, 10:15 a.m.: The winter weather advisory has been extended until Tuesday at 1 p.m. Expect accumulation of up to 0.25 inches of freezing rain. Be careful of downed trees, branches, and “live” wires. Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Up-County, Winter Weather Advisory for Down-County until 1:00 pm, Tues 2/12. Expect up […]

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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring’s Dave Chappelle Wins Grammy For Best Comedy Album

Comedian Dave Chappelle won the Grammy Award last night for best comedy album for the second straight year. Many know that Chappelle was born in DC, but he’s also no stranger to Montgomery County. Chappelle attended Woodlin Elementary School in Silver Spring. Last year, Chappelle campaigned for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous in Montgomery County. Chappelle’s […]

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