July 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

County’s Chief Administrative Officer Facing Ethics Violations

Montgomery County Chief Administrative Officer Andrew Kleine is facing ethics violations for allegedly maintaining conflicts of interest through business relationships with outside companies while serving as a government employee. On Tuesday, Council President Sidney Katz made the following statement on behalf of the Montgomery County Council about the July 1 Ethics Commission agreement with Kleine: “Our system of […]

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July 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Summer Camps Starting July 20 but with Fraction of Participants

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation’s summer camps will begin July 20, but will serve fewer than 10 percent of the children it accepted last summer. Last summer, about 8,000 young people participated in the Department of Recreation camps. This summer, they are planning for 750 campers. The camps will last from three to five […]

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July 3, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Silver Spring Immunization Clinic to Open Monday

COVID-19 may be dominating the current medical conversation, but county health officials want to remind parents about the importance of vaccinating their children. To aid this, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Immunization Clinic is set to reopen Monday, July 6. Located at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring, the clinic offers […]

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July 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Hosting Virtual Dry Ice Adventure Event for Children

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual fantasy and adventure event with dry ice effects called “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” on Wednesday, July 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) event created for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary age children. “A long […]

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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Recreation Will Reopen 10 Pools Monday

Summer swimming is back! Pools operated by Montgomery County Recreation will reopen on July 6. As part of Phase 2 reopening plans, the department’s seven outdoor pools and three indoor centers will be available to pass holders seven days a week, starting Monday. Outdoor facilities will operate from noon to 8 p.m. each day for […]

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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

MCPS Superintendent Writes Letter Addressing Allegations of School Sexual Assault

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith sent out a letter Wednesday addressing recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment within the county’s schools. The letter, directed at parents, students and MCPS faculty, was the second sent by Smith in the past week. In it, he talks about procedures already in place through MCPS […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

MCPL ‘Holds to Go’ Service Begins July 6

Montgomery County Public Libraries will start contact free pick-up services beginning July 6 at all branches with the exception of the Noyes and Long Branch libraries. “We’re so excited our customers can once again get the physical books they want,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “The process is easy while being as safe as possible […]

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July 1, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Rising Senior Will Become Newest Member of Montgomery County Board of Education

The newest member of the Montgomery County Board of Education will be sworn in Thursday at the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville. Nicholas Asante, a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School, will become the 43rd Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Asante was elected […]

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June 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Feel Sick’: MCPS Officials Express Disgust About Sexual Assault, Harassment and Racism Allegations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expressed their disgust at a board meeting Monday toward recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and racism made by current and former students. “When I read things by our African American students at schools where they have had really negative experiences and I read a lot of them over […]

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June 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former Students Urge BOE to Focus On Racial Equality

Three Montgomery County Public School graduates urged members of the Montgomery County Board of Education to expand anti-racism and racial justice materials, hire more Black staff members, require bias and equity training and increase cultural awareness programs and trips. Their four requests are:  include and expand anti-racism and racial justice material in social sciences and […]

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