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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Clarksburg Students Trek to D.C. for Gun Control Walkout

Clarksburg High School students missed a day of school to march to D.C. and advocate for stronger gun safety measures. MCM’s Doug Tallman spoke Clarksburg students about what legislation they’d like to see come out of this walkout. The students include Alexis Carter-Steward, a junior; Aamna Siddiqui, a senior; and Zoe Tishaev, a junior. Watch […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Magruder Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day

Chloe Appel, a sophomore at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood, served as an honorary Montgomery County Councilmember Tuesday. Appel is the third student to win Councilmember Craig Rice’s annual “Councilmember for a Day” contest. The contest calls for students to submit either a video or written essay reflecting on important policy issues facing young […]

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February 4, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

MCPS Bocce Division IV Championship

DARNESTOWN, MD; February 2, 2019 STOP!  A whisper, lowly delivered, was aimed at a green ball arching across a curvaceous gymnasium floor as it headed towards the pallina.  Simultaneously, cheers could be heard from the adjacent court. A hitting shot dislodged a cluster of green and red balls confronting the pallina. Subsequently, there is a […]

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Glass Discuss Shutdown Resources for County Residents

Rep. Jamie Raskin teamed up with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass on Facebook Live this morning to discuss resources for Montgomery County residents impacted by the federal government shutdown. Raskin said that he decided to take to social media to talk about resources for those hurting from the government shutdown because he’s been hearing directly […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

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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November 30, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Six Honorees Inducted Into Montgomery County’s Human Rights Hall of Fame

Montgomery County’s Department of Human Rights inducted six new honorees into the Human Rights Hall of Fame at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Indeed, the award recognizes individuals who made sacrifices to combat discrimination and promote inclusion. The theme for this years celebration was “Diversity is Working For Our County.” The inductees […]

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November 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Six Residents to be Inducted into Human Rights Hall of Fame

Recognized for their visionary leadership, achievements and their efforts to eliminate discrimination, six residents will be inducted to the 2018 Human Rights Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights at a reception on Nov. 29. The theme for this year’s event is Diversity is Working for Our County. The event, which […]

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November 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Happy Friday! Here are five things to know today, Nov. 2, in Montgomery County 1. Mobile STEM Lab: The Curiosity Cube™ will be making three stops in Montgomery County through Monday, Nov. 5. Today the lab will be at the Boys and Girls Club in Germantown from 3 to 6 p.m. 2. MCM Football Coverage: MCM’s Friday Night […]

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October 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

President Trump Orders U.S. Flag to Half Staff on Oct. 27 to Honor Pittsburgh Victims

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from Saturday, Oct. 27 to sunset on Oct. 31 in solemn respect for the victims of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff […]

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