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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Fundraising Effort Ends on High Note: the National Philharmonic is Back

The National Philharmonic will stay at Strathmore for the 2019-20 season after far exceeding their fundraising goal. The orchestra took to an online fundraising campaign, stating “We need $150,000 by July 31, 2019.” On July 30, the organization announced that they have raised over $200,000 since first opening the fundraiser last week. Leanne Ferfolia, president […]

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July 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Three Pedestrians Struck in Separate Incidents Wednesday Morning

Three pedestrians were struck by vehicles on Wednesday morning. This news comes a day after Bethesda Beat reported that pedestrian crashes are up 14% so far this year, compared to this time last year. According to Bethesda Beat, as of June, six pedestrians have died since they were struck by vehicles. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Members Divided Over Montgomery School Boundary Analysis

More than 100 Community Members Offer Feedback on School Boundaries at Kennedy High School Montgomery County Public Schools’ second boundary assessment community conversation at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring brought out students activists, parents, and teachers. Derek Turner, a spokesperson for MCPS, estimates that between 65 to 70 people attended the first […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Principal Responds to List Circulated ‘Rating’ Senior Girls

Last week, the principal of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High emailed parents about a list that ranked senior girls. Principal Donna Redmond Jones said in an email on March 9 that “the administrative team received a report that several students had created and circulated a list of approximately 18 senior girls’ first names with a ‘rating’ beside […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Address Committee for Montgomery at Legislative Breakfast

Maryland and Montgomery County officials spoke at the Committee for Montgomery’s 2018 Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Committee for Montgomery consists of county leaders who promote policies to increase opportunities for county residents. More specifically, they support education policies and promote economic and infrastructure development that would benefit the county. At the breakfast, Senator Chris Van […]

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February 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

David Trone Announces Candidacy for Congress (PHOTO)

Maryland’s 8th Congressional District race has a new candidate, David Trone, co-founder of Total Wine & More, Trone announced his candidacy this past week. And on Wednesday, Trone announced that he is naming Andrew Friedson as a senior adviser to his campaign. According to a news release, Friedson is a longtime aide to Comptroller Peter Franchot and […]

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June 15, 2015 | Merlyn Reineke

Digital Disruption and the Loss of the Gazette

No one can replace the Gazette. With the sudden announcement that the Montgomery County’s newspaper of record will print its last edition this week, there has been an understandable amount of shock and loss. The skilled staff of nearly 70 individuals (greatly downsized over the years of nearly-constant cutbacks) is the biggest loss of all. […]

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February 24, 2015 | Krista Brick

Water Shooting Like Geyser from Main Break in Bethesda

UPDATED- Water has been shut off and repairs are underway to a break in a 36-inch water line on Fernwood Road. (1245p) #mcfrs FS26 units on scene of a water main break in the 10400 Fernwood Rd btwn Rock Spring & Democracy Blvd — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) February 25, 2015 Tree branches along Fernwood […]

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January 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

Leggett Talks Dashboard Cam Video Encounter With Park Police (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett talks about the dashboard cam video of an encounter involving him and the Park Police on the evening of Election Day at a recreation center in Silver Spring. “We haven’t seen all of it,” he said. Leggett talked about this incident on Good Hope Road in detail […]

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