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June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Judge Rules That Former Damascus School Officials Can’t Be Sued

A civil lawsuit against four Damascus High School officials and coaches concerning sexual assaults in their football locker rooms was dismissed June 23. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Jeannie Eun Kyung Cho ruled that former junior varsity football coach Vincent Colbert, former varsity head coach Eric Wallich, former Principal Casey Crouse and former athletic director […]

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June 26, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Damascus Girl’s ‘Make-A-Wish’ Makes Splash Thanks to Permitting Services Department

Hannah, a 6-year-old Damascus girl with a neurological condition, will soon have the backyard swimming pools she’s been wanting. Make-A-Wish Mid Atlantic’s spring plans to build a backyard swimming pool for Hannah were held up because her family was having issues obtaining much needed property records. However, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) offered […]

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June 5, 2020 | Staff Writer

Flood Warning for Northwestern Areas of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for portions of Montgomery County until 8:30 p.m. Friday. The warning includes Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Damascus, Poolesville, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Redland, Mount Airy, and Boyds. According to the warning, more than one inch of rain fell Friday with additional rain of one inch expected during […]

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May 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, May 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m.  Here’s a look at the agenda for the meeting. 2. Free Donuts for 2020 Grads:  Krispy Kreme Donuts is giving a dozen free doughnuts to any high school […]

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April 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for April 29 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, April 29 it’s International Dance Day! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County while you get your groove on. 1. Online Course for Small Businesses: The Small Business Administration is offering an online course on legal requirements for owners. 2. County Council Seeking Testimony: The Montgomery County Council is accepting testimony […]

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April 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 28 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, April 28 and on this day in United States history in 1788, Maryland ratified the U.S. constitution. Maryland was the seventh state to do so. Now that you have a fun fact, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:35 […]

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April 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Upcounty Restaurants to Participate in Take Out Tuesday

Restaurants in the Upcounty area of Montgomery County will be open every Tuesday for “Eat Up: Upcounty Take Out Tuesdays” as they cannot use their dining rooms during the COVID-19 health crisis. Although restaurants in Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village and Poolesville are keeping various hours during the health crisis, many are joining the […]

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March 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

American School of Inspiration in Damascus Bows Out

The American School of Inspiration in Damascus is no more. The school had been operating as part of the Druid Theater Arts in Damascus and was in talks to have Druid take it over, according to a March 28 letter from Druid’s board of directors. But those discussions took place prior to COVID-19. “The world […]

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March 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Restaurants Open for Carry Out, Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many Damascus restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. Montgomery Community Media’s Carolyn Raskauskas contacted many of the restaurants in and around Damascus to determine their status. Here are some Damascus area restaurants offering carry out, pickup, or delivery services: […]

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March 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 78 degrees and isolated showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon, check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know for March 20 in Montgomery County: 1. Coronavirus Latest: Click here to see the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County. 2. Walter Johnson High School Fundraiser:  […]

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