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December 11, 2018

MCPS Middle School Rankings Based on Maryland Report Card Scores

Last week, every school in Montgomery County received a Maryland School Report Card, which serves as an education “accountability system” for Maryland’s public schools. The report cards measure test results, curriculum access, absenteeism rates, school climate, college and career readiness, and student growth. Schools receive three scores: Star Rating (based on point percentage). Percentile Rank (school’s performance compared […]

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December 11, 2018

County Starting ‘Savings Plan’ in January to Cover Shortfall

Montgomery County will start a savings plan in January of about 1.5 percent to balance its books, county officials said Tuesday. In closing out fiscal 2018, which ended June 30, the county’s projections on expenditures and revenues were off by about $40 million. Although small in comparison to the county’s overall $5.4 billion spending plan. […]

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December 11, 2018

Human Remains Found in Rockville

Update, Dec. 11, 5 p.m.: The body found in Rockville is a white male, at least 60 years old and between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The Medical Examiner estimates the individual has been dead for at least a year, police […]

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December 11, 2018

What Watkins Mill Interchange Looks Like from the Air

Gregory Slater, administrator of the State Highway Administration, shared aerial photos of the Watkins Mills interchange project with Gaithersburg city officials. Motorists drive past the work every day on I-270. Here’s what it looks like from the air (click to enlarge):

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December 11, 2018

World’s Largest Selection of Beer Now at Yard House Gaithersburg

The world’s largest selection of beer is now available in Gaithersburg, Maryland, as Yard House is now open for business. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Yard House on the grand opening of their new restaurant on Monday, Dec. 10. They are located at 211 Rio Boulevard in Gaithersburg. At Yard House Gaithersburg, you […]

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December 11, 2018

Council to Receive Update on County Revenues at Tuesday Meeting

The Montgomery County Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. The Council meets in the third-floor hearing room of the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The meetings are open to the public. The Council will be briefed on County revenues by the Department of Finance and Office of Management and Budget. The […]

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December 11, 2018

#MYDM: Ben Carter and Malcolm Ethridge Discuss Black Friday

Ben Carter and Malcolm Ethridge co-host the Manage Your Damn Money (MYDM) show with conversations about money management. The show includes stories to help viewers gain more confidence in what they know or should know about personal finances. “Manage Your Damn Money” airs on Channel 21 on Mondays at 10 p.m. and again on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Here’s […]

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December 11, 2018

Five Things to Know for Dec. 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 11., Christmas is in 14 days, and here’s five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich Listening Session: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a listening session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Poolesville High School. Watch the session live, here. 2. Toy Drive: The Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an […]

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December 10, 2018

Montgomery County Approves $200,000 Grant For Faith-Based Communities Targeted By Hate Crimes

Montgomery County has approved $200,000 for the Faith-based Facilities Security Operating Grant. The grant aims to cover security costs for faith-based communities―such as churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.―experiencing hate crimes. The county has officially opened the application for faith communities to apply for a grant of up to $20,000. Not only does the grant cover the cost […]

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December 10, 2018

County Executive Elrich to Meet with Poolesville Residents Tuesday (Live Stream)

County Executive Marc Elrich Visits Poolesville on Listening Tour County Executive Marc Elrich is holding a series of listening sessions in communities throughout the county. He wants to hear from residents about the most important issues. The next listening session takes place Tuesday at Poolesville High School which is located at 17501 W. Willard Road. […]

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