Articles by Suzanne Pollak

February 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Leticia Guzman to be Tried in March for Attempted Murder of Newborn Child

Leticia Guzman, the Silver Spring woman accused of abandoning her newborn child in a wooded area of Silver Spring, will be tried for attempted murder on March 16. According to Montgomery County Police, Guzman, 25, gave birth to a baby girl on Aug. 16 and then abandoned the newborn in a wooded area off Tenbrook […]

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February 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Prohibits Exotic Animals at Fairs

Gaithersburg council approved a compromise ordinance Tuesday night that prohibits the exhibition of exotic animals while not changing rules related to domestic animals, thereby allowing the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair to proceed as usual. The ordinance was approved by a vote of three to two, with Council Vice President Laurie-Anne Sales and Councilman Michael […]

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February 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Future Plans for Lakeforest Mall Still on Hold

Gaithersburg councilmembers reluctantly agreed Tuesday to give WRS Inc. Real Estate Investments another three months to negotiate with the anchor stores at Lakeforest Mall before moving forward with a yearlong study of how best to use the land. WRS, which owns the mall, originally was given 150 days to work out a plan in which […]

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February 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Amputee Returns from South Pole: ‘I Never Would’ve Dreamed of Doing This with Two Legs’

Cameron Kerr was lying in his hospital bed, thinking about his future after losing part of his leg to a mine in Afghanistan, when a fellow soldier stopped by. His visitor painted such a vivid picture of how great Kerr’s life could be that the self-described 5-foot-9-inch, 140-pound not very athletic guy set his goals […]

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February 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Future of Rockville’s RedGate Still Uncertain

Although RedGate Park in the City of Rockville has not been used as a golf course in more than a year, bird watchers and walkers continue to stop by. Last year, 125 different bird specifies were spotted at the 140-acre park on Avery Lane, according to the website Save RedGate Park, whose members want to […]

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February 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Five Clarksburg High School Students Arrested for Robbery, Handgun Possession at School

Five Clarksburg High School students were arrested following a robbery Monday afternoon of a fellow student at the school that involved a handgun. According to Montgomery County Police, on Monday at 1 p.m., a school administrator informed the high school’s resource officer that a 15-year old student had been robbed earlier in the day and […]

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February 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Justice Thurgood Marshall’s Rockville Roots

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s work to integrate schools began in Rockville, where he argued for equal pay for black teachers in the now-vacant grey courthouse at Courthouse Square in Rockville. “It was here, in some ways, that he started the quest,” said Ralph Buglass, a speaker with the Montgomery County Historical Society. “It’s […]

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February 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Pedestrian, Bicycle, Traffic Safety Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns

About 200 people filled Wheaton High School auditorium Sunday afternoon to offer suggestions on the best ways to reduce pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Montgomery County. County council members, along with officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation, held a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall as part of the county’s goal to eliminate […]

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February 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Collision in Germantown: One Fatality, Four Serious Injuries

Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a fatal collision early Sunday morning in Germantown that took the life of one driver and sent four people to the hospital with serious injuries. Resham Lal, 51, of Germantown, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only occupant in a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. According to MCPD […]

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February 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

BLOG: Saying Goodbye to the Sentinel

With a circulation that dwindled from a high of 200,000 in the 1990s to the current 5,000 – although now more readers peruse the free online version – the Montgomery and Prince George’s Sentinels officially closed their doors Jan. 30. With little fanfare, staff received Sentinel coffee mugs, folders and good wishes along with the […]

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