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September 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Proposes to Relocate Confederate Monument to Beall-Dawson Property

Montgomery County officials are proposing to relocate the Confederate soldier monument from the Red Brick Courthouse property to the Beall-Dawson Historic Park at 103 West Montgomery Avenue in Rockville. You may remember that just last week, the Rockville Historic District Commission (HDC) approved the county’s request to move the statue from its current location at […]

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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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September 9, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Founder’s Day (PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett joined in the annual celebration of “Founder’s Day,” recognizing that on Sept. 6, 1776, the Maryland Constitutional Convention passed a bill, introduced by Thomas Sprigg Wootton, that divided what was then Frederick County into three counties: Frederick, Montgomery and Washington. This created the first counties in […]

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