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July 30, 2021 | Staff Writer

LaFond on Representing Dominica in Olympics: ‘We Are Proud and Full of Culture’

Before she left for Tokyo to represent the country of Dominica in the Olympics, Thea LaFond, a John F. Kennedy High School teacher, spoke to MyMCM about what it takes to prepare for the women’s triple jump competition while educating students: LaFond competes in the triple jump finals on Sunday at 7:15 a.m., Eastern Standard […]

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July 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Hogan’s I-270 and I-495 Plan Gets a Boost

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: It appears that Gov. Hogan’s push to expand the Capital Beltway and I-270 is gaining support. ( 0:57 ) Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a bill to extend pandemic limits on rent increases for a year. ( […]

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July 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

Man Facing DUI Charges After Striking Family of Six Walking on Sidewalk in Gaithersburg

A man is facing charges after police say he struck a family of six that was walking on a sidewalk in Gaithersburg over the weekend. Officers say it happened near N. Summit Avenue on Goshen Road and Girard Street on Saturday shortly before 8:00 p.m. An investigation revealed that a vehicle lost control after turning […]

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July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

County Board of Education Appoints Four New Principals

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved several administrators during a July 15 meeting including the appointments of four new principals: Scott E. Smith as principal of Northwest High School John W. Taylor as principal of Winston Churchill High School Jennifer A. Seidel as principal of Greenwood Elementary School Alicia M. Deeny as principal of Richard Montgomery […]

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July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Montgomery County’s Draft Land Use Plan

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Montgomery County is working on a new 50-year plan for land use titled Thrive Montgomery 2050. A coalition of 29 neighborhood associations wrote to the County Council requesting significant changes to the initial draft plan. Special […]

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July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Derwood House Fire Displaces Family, Nearly 90 Firefighters Respond

A large house fire in Derwood displaced a family over the weekend. They were not home at the time but the 5000 foot home suffered an estimated 1 million dollars in damage, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS). Officials say it happened on Saturday morning. The dispatch call went out shortly […]

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July 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

Detectives Investigate Shots Fired in Germantown Neighborhood

Montgomery County Police are investigating a report of multiple gunshots fired on Thursday at midnight in a Germantown neighborhood. No injuries were reported, and detectives do not believe that this was a random incident. Officers responded to Summer Oak Drive for the report of a possible shooting. During the investigation, officers located evidence of shots […]

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July 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

Police: Guardian Located After Unattended Toddler Found in White Oak

The parent or guardian of a young boy has been located after he was found unattended in White Oak on Thursday night, according to Montgomery County Police. Officers say the child is believed to be three or four years of age and was found alone in the 1700 block of January Drive around 10:30 p.m. […]

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July 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

MCM Celebrates Emmy Winners

Due to the pandemic, the 63rd Capital Emmy Awards were presented virtually this year rather than an in-person event. Montgomery Community Media held their own version of the Emmy Awards at the MCM studios in Rockville this week to celebrate winning four Emmys – the most in MCM’s 37-year history.

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July 15, 2021 | Staff Writer

Thursday Marks Start of Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments

The first monthly payment of the expanded federal child tax credit has started to hit some eligible families’ bank accounts this week. Most parents will automatically receive monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child beginning Thursday. The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides historical relief to the most working families ever. […]

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