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June 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Blair Ewing Principal Communicates to Families Regarding Teacher’s Death

A Montgomery County school teacher was discovered deceased at her home in Clinton, Md. Monday night. Anika Browne taught at the Blair Ewing Center in Rockville. The Prince George’s police are investigating Browne’s death as a “domestic-related murder/suicide.” In a letter sent home to the families, Principal Damien Ingram described Browne as a teacher who […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Respond to Council’s Call for More Body Camera Footage

Montgomery County police released a statement May 16, in response to the county council’s letter requesting more information about the May 9th incident involving an officer using a racial slur in Silver Spring. All nine councilmembers signed a letter on May 15 calling for the police to release body camera footage from all officers involved […]

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January 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

USPS Taking Another Nickel to Send a Letter

It’ll cost an extra nickel to send a letter. The U.S. Postal Service raised rates from 50 cents to 55 cents — a 10 percent increase. Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail also increased by almost 10 percent, the biggest price increase in USPS history. The increase went into effect Sunday. According to USPS, price […]

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October 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Senators Support Legal Action Against FAA on Flight Noise

U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen on Thursday expressed their support for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to pursue legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise near large airports. Residents have complained about the excessive noise from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood International Airport in Hanover and Reagan National Airport in Washington. In […]

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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Washington Gas Delivered Update Letter to Customers Following Explosion

The Washington Gas company provided an update in the form of a letter to some of its Rockville customers on Friday following a house explosion on Ashley Drive. Brian Edwards, a spokesperson for Washington Gas, said the letter, dated March 17, was distributed to nearby neighbors and shared with the utility’s call center in case […]

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February 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Asks PSC to Enforce Reliability Requirements in Pepco/Exelon Merger (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, who chairs the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee, is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to enforce the reliability requirements in its order approving the Pepco/Exelon merger. According to Berliner, a key element of the PSC’s approval, back in 2015, “was that Pepco’s reliability performance […]

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January 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: FCC Extends Timeline for Public Comment, Berliner Asks Leggett for Input on Telecommunications Facilities

UPDATED The FCC has revised the deadline for public comments about small cell infrastructure until March 8, following a request by several national organizations. You can find more information about the timeline, here. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner has written a letter to County Executive Ike Leggett about telecommunications facilities. The letter […]

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October 17, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

Harry sounds off on government in letters to Post

It stands to reason that retirees have more time to pursue other interests. In Harry’s case, he loved to express his opinions and share his knowledge through writing. So, if you thought you couldn’t learn any more about him, check out these letters I found to The Washington Post – two to journalist David Broder […]

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September 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Robert Frost Middle School Principal Describes Bus Incident as “Offensive” and “Inappropriate”

Some middle school students were chanting on a Montgomery County school bus this week, and that chant included a racial slur.  The chant was recorded on video and shared on social media. The principal of Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville has written a letter to parents, students and staff to notify them of the […]

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April 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Posts Open Letter on Westbard Sector Plan (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner has posted an open letter about the Westbard Sector Plan on his Facebook page. “I believe this plan will enhance the Westbard area, not degrade it,” he writes on his Facebook page as as a preface. He also notes that the plan has been “reduced in half from […]

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