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October 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

photo of two dogs at animal shelter

Settlement: Rockville’s Just Puppies Banned from Selling Dogs

Two Just Puppies pet stores must refund money to anyone who purchased a sick dog and are banned from selling dogs in the state. Just Puppies, which has locations in the Twinbrook Center on Veirs Mill Road in Rockville and Towson, agreed to a settlement with the Maryland Attorney General’s office. According to a statement […]

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October 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Seneca Valley Football Game Ends Early Due to ‘Series of Student Fights’

The principal of Seneca Valley High School in Germantown issued a statement concerning the Friday night football game with Northwest High School in Germantown in which there was “a series of student fights that created serious and significant interruptions to the safety and security of the event.” A 15-year-old student was hospitalized with non-life threatening […]

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October 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Refreshed Germantown Library Reopens to the Public   

The Germantown Library reopened Saturday after the building was closed for 19 months due to COVID-19 and then a refresh project. All Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) closed operations March 16, 2020 due to the pandemic. Residents could use virtual services and MCPL eventually allowed holds-to-go for contactless pickups. Around May 2021, construction began for […]

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October 16, 2021 | Travis Chase

Damascus Rushing Attack Swarms Rockville

It was pajama night at Rockville High School on Friday, but Damascus came into this game looking to put the Rams to bed early. The Hornets’ punishing running attack accounted for four touchdowns led by junior running back Dillon Dunathan who followed up a three touchdown game last week with two more scores on the […]

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October 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Former MCPS Middle School Teacher Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Maxwell Bero, 31, of Point of Rocks, Md., was sentenced to 50 years in prison, with all but eight years suspended, after he pleaded guilty to two counts of sex abuse of a minor. Friday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David Boynton sentenced Bero on the two felony counts. Bero will be on supervised probation […]

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October 15, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

‘It’s Really Disheartening’: Walter Johnson Students Stage Walk-Out In Response to Racist, Homophobic Graffiti

Students at Walter Johnson High School staged a walk-out Friday morning to protest graffiti with white supremacist symbols and hate speech that was found on school property early last week. The demonstration started as an outdoor assembly organized by the school. Students who attended the event said they disagreed with the graffiti at their school […]

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October 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Permanent Housing for County’s Homeless Set to Open in January

By the beginning of 2022, Montgomery County’s brand new permanent shelter for 200 homeless males will open on Nebel Street in Rockville. Currently, the county mostly houses its homeless in temporary shelters, some that are only available during very cold or very hot weather. Others are housed in area hotels and still others are moved […]

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October 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hispanos Tienen el Mayor Número de Casos de Covid-19 en Montgomery

Según la información en las tablas de recuento de casos de Covid-19, que se basa en los datos del Departamento de Salud de Maryland, publicados el 14 de octubre de 2021, los hispanos en el condado de Montgomery tienen el 31.5% de los casos positivos del coronavirus comparado con el 27.5% de los blancos no […]

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October 15, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Call for Entries in Gaithersburg Book Festival Poetry Contest

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is seeking entries for the annual poetry contest which is open to all high school students in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. The contest will recognize four poets for first through third place and a fan favorite poem at the Gaithersburg Book Festival […]

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October 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Actividades de Otoño para Toda la Familia en Montgomery

El Departamento de Recreación del condado de Montgomery está organizando eventos familiares para disfrutar durante la temporada de otoño. Los eventos se llevarán a cabo en centros de recreación comunitarios e instalaciones acuáticas ubicadas en todo el condado. Los eventos especiales incluyen: Viernes 22 de octubre y sábado 23 de octubre de 9:30 a.  7 […]

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