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January 21, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Maryland Resident Wins $731 Million Powerball Jackpot

The Maryland Lottery announced Thursday that someone bought the winning ticket worth an estimated $731 million – an all-time record for the state of Maryland and the 5th largest in U.S. lottery jackpot ever. The winning ticket was sold at Coney Market in Lonaconing in Allegany County in northwestern, Md. The store gets a $100,000 […]

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January 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman Will Join Montgomery College for Poetry Reading

Amanda Gorman, who made history Wednesday as the youngest inaugural poet ever in the U.S., will read her poetry at a virtual event with Montgomery College on Feb. 2. Gorman, 22, became the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the U.S. in 2017. The Harvard University graduate is from Los Angeles and mesmerized viewers as […]

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January 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Bernie Sanders Inauguration Meme Makes its Way to Montgomery County

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is getting a lot of national attention – in the form of meme treatment – after he was photographed at President Joe Biden’s inauguration looking warm, relaxed, and perhaps a little grumpy in a winter jacket. Now the sitting Bernie meme has made its way to Montgomery County… Bernie Sanders […]

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January 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

8-Year-Old from Gaithersburg Featured in Prime Time Inauguration Celebration

Cavanaugh Bell, an eight-year-old from Gaithersburg who has been providing food packages and other supplies to those less fortunate than him during the pandemic, will join with celebrities including Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and musicians Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake during tonight’s Inauguration special. […]

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January 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville Join in National COVID Memorial

The cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville are joining in a memorial Tuesday to remember and honor lives lost to COVID-19 by illuminating their City Halls starting at 5:30 p.m. The memorial is organized by the Presidential Inauguration Committee (PIC) that is encouraging cities and towns to join Washington, D.C. in illuminating buildings in amber light […]

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January 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Most Popular Montgomery County Public Library Books of 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2020. Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” In 2019, “Little Fires Everywhere” and “A Gentleman in […]

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January 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Rep. Raskin y su Esposa Publican una Emotiva Carta en Memoria a su Hijo

El representante Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) y su esposa Sarah Bloom Raskin publicaron un emotivo ensayo recordando a su hijo de 25 años, Tommy, quien murió en la víspera de Año Nuevo. Los Raskins describen a su hijo Tommy como “un corazón perfecto, un alma perfecta, un sentido del humor desbocado e implacable, y una mente […]

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January 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Rep. Raskin, Wife Pen Essay on Son: ‘A Radiant Light in This Broken World’

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and his wife Sarah Bloom Raskin published an emotional essay on Medium Tuesday, remembering their 25 year-old son Tommy who died on New Year’s Eve. The Raskins describe their son Tommy as having “a perfect heart, a perfect soul, a riotously outrageous and relentless sense of humor, and a dazzling radiant […]

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January 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Family Launches Memorial Fund in Son’s Honor

On New Year’s Eve, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and his wife Sarah Bloom Raskin announced the death of their son, Tommy who was 25. Tommy Raskin was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts. He attended Takoma Park Elementary School, Pine Crest Elementary, Eastern Middle School, […]

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January 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Six Inducted into County’s Human Rights Hall of Fame

Six people, including Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones, Montgomery County Park Police Chief Darryl McSwain and MyMCM’s President of the Board of Directors Jeffrey Slavin, were inducted into the county’s 2020 Class of Human Rights Hall of Fame. Also inducted were Bruce Adams, a former county councilmember and founder of the Sister Cities program; Marcine […]

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