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February 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Riemer: ‘Lunacy Has Moved to Mainstream’

In his regular meeting with the media, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer called President Donald Trump’s idea to arm teachers to combat school shootings a “low moment” in the discussion.

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July 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Flag Passing Ceremony in Bethesda Honors Wounded Warriors (VIDEO)

“As an amputee every day is hard,” Captain Christy Wise,co-captain for Invictus Games Team USA 2017, said. “I trip all the time. I always have extra hardware. I have to carry legs with me everywhere I go.” A tragic boating accident in 2015 is why Wise, a pilot in the United States Air Force, had her right […]

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June 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Losing Its First Innovation Officer

Montgomery County is losing its first innovation officer. Dan Hoffman, who had been in the job since 2012, is leaving to become an assistant city manager for Gainesville, Florida. The position is responsible for creating and maintaining strategies and programs that generate innovative ideas. The programs Hoffman oversees try to improve service delivery and create […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job

UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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January 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Meet Rockville’s New City Manager on Jan. 9 (VIDEO)

Rockville’s new city manager, Robert DiSpirito, began working at City Hall this week. “My first objective is to go out and meet Rockville’s employees and residents, listen intently, and learn all I can about this great community, reaching out and hearing what matters to our residents, civic groups, schools, businesses, and other partners,” said DiSpirito. […]

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November 30, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Robert DiSpirito Named New Rockville City Manager

Robert DiSpirito was named the new city manager in Rockville , the Mayor and Council announced Tuesday. DiSpirito is a Florida resident with three decades of service in local government leadership, He currently serves as the interim senior manager of the Sarasota County (Florida) Planning and Development Department, served as the city manager of Dunedin, […]

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June 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

President Obama on Mass Shooting in Orlando: “We Will Not Give into Fear” (VIDEO)

President Obama delivered a statement on the mass shootings that occurred in Orlando, Florida on June 12. “This was an act of terror and an act of hate,” said President Obama. “We will not give in to fear or turn against each other. Instead, we will stand united, as Americans, to protect our people, and […]

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March 9, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

A Snowbird View of Spring Training (PHOTOS)

Ok, so it is my first visit to Florida during Spring Training. I admit it, I have become a snowbird and like most wintering birds here on the West Coast of Florida, vacation plans during March revolve around baseball. Spring Training is in full bloom and I am a casual visitor rather than the working […]

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November 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

Washington Spirit Signs Goalkeeper Kelsey Wys

The Washington Spirit has re-signed goalkeeper Kelsey Wys to a new contract for the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wys, 24, started eleven games for the Spirit in 2015. The Coral Springs, Florida native made 35 saves and recorded three shutouts. […]

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July 14, 2014 | Gabriel Leonard

He’s Coming Home

Lebron James is the best basketball player in the world right now and will probably stay the best until the end of his career. King James has two NBA Finals MVP Awards, five NBA Finals appearances and two championship rings. Most of his success is found in South Beach playing for the Miami Heat but […]

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