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June 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 20, in Montgomery County

Happy Saturday! Here are five things to know today, June 20th, in Montgomery County: 1. Flash Flood Watch: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County from late today through Sunday morning. 2. A New Library: The Silver Spring Library opens today and we got a sneak peek on Friday. […]

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June 19, 2015 | Aline Barros

It’s Done. We Lost a Watchdog

It’s been a week. It’s done. We lost a watchdog. The Gazette Newspapers closed, and 69 employees lost their jobs. You probably read that somewhere, and it is not news at this point. What you may not know is how much that newsroom meant to a lot of people. I had the honor to work […]

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June 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gazette Publishes Final Issue in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

It’s the end of an era for readers of the Gazette newspaper in Montgomery County. Related:

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June 18, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery’s Historical Society Offers to Host Gazette Digital Archive

The Montgomery County Historical Society has offered to manage the digital archives of the now-defunct Gazette newspapers. Matt Logan, executive director of the Montgomery County Historical Society, said he has called officials at The Gazette to offer the society as a landing spot for the digital documents of the newspaper that published its last edition June 17. […]

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June 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

As Gazette Era Ends, Archiving Discussion Begins

As The Gazette hits driveways and front stoops for the last time today, questions turn to how to preserve what has already been published. Rockville Councilmember Tom Moore told MyMCMedia he has reached out to The Washington Post to find out plans to archive the issues, but he said he has not gotten a response. […]

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June 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Sends Legal Ads to Sentinel

The loss of the Gazette newspaper means a little more money for another community newspaper. A city of Gaithersburg spokesperson says legal ads scheduled to run this week in the Gazette newspaper will be running in the Sentinel newspaper instead. “We are conducting a cost analysis of the various publications that meet State requirements for […]

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June 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leventhal Says Absence of Gazette is a “Terrible Loss” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal shares his reaction about the news that the Gazette newspaper is closing. Shutting down The Gazette is a gigantic abandonment by The Washington Post Company of its responsibilities to the… Posted by George Leventhal on Friday, June 12, 2015

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June 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President George Leventhal News Briefing (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters on June 15th to discuss a variety of topics including the pesticide bill, earned sick and safe leave bill, public financing of elections, privatization of the Department of Economic Development and his reaction to news that the Gazette newspaper is closing. You can watch the briefing […]

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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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June 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 15, in Montgomery County

It’s going to be a steamy one and there are some showers in the forecast today. Here are five more things to know today, June 15th, in Montgomery County: 1. Last Day of School: You may see a lot of smiling kids today. That’s because today is the official last day of school for Montgomery […]

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