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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Training on Administering Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Montgomery County offers free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Residents concerned about a friend or family member can register to attend the training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses. The two-hour training will be offered: Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Department […]

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January 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Release Photo of Man Burglarizing Etchison Country Store in Damascus

Police have released photos of the man wanted in connection with a committed commercial burglary at Etchison Country Store in Damascus. According to police, the incident occurred on Dec. 28 around 3:30 a.m. Germantown police officers had responded to a commercial burglary alarm, but by the time they arrived at the Etchison Country store, the […]

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January 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know For Jan. 3 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Jan. 3, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Know Before You Go: Check out this guide to what’s open and what’s not during the partial federal government shutdown. 2. Student Board Member Nominations: Any student enrolled in a Montgomery County public school in grades 6 through 12 may nominate a sophomore […]

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January 2, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 2 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 2, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Rain in the Forecast: The National Weather Service expects rain to move in tonight. Keep your umbrella handy. 2. Students Return to the Classroom: Montgomery County Public School buses will be on the roads today, following the winter break. Motorists should be […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Poll: What is the biggest story in Montgomery County in 2018?

What do you think was the biggest story in Montgomery County in 2018? Let us know by selecting what you thought was the biggest news in the poll below. If you select “other” please leave a comment telling us what other stories you felt were important. What is the biggest story in Montgomery County in […]

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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 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Students Indicted on Eight Counts

The four 15-year-olds who face rape charges for an incident at Damascus High School have been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury, a spokesman for State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Friday. The four — Jean Claude Abedi and Will Smith, both of Clarksburg, Caleb Thorpe of Gaithersburg and Kristian Jamal Lee of Germantown — […]

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November 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools to Open on Time Friday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Friday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 4:36 a.m. the day after schools were closed due to the first November snowfall in 20 years. But the decision to close schools Thursday was problematic and upset many parents, who report their children […]

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November 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Superintendent Responds to Concerns over Damascus Varsity Football

In a letter addressed to the MCPS Community Friday, Jack Smith, Montgomery County Public School Superintendent, says there is no indication that any Damascus varsity football players were involved in last week’s hazing incident that resulted in second-degree rape and attempted second-degree rape charges against five junior varsity football players. Smith’s letter states that community members […]

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