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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Maryam Shahzad

All Maryland Public Schools Closed Until April 24

All Maryland public schools are closed for an additional four weeks until April 24. State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced the decision at a press conference Wednesday. On March 12, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that schools would be closed through March 27 to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I know how incredible difficult this last couple […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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September 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half Staff

Flags to Fly at Half Staff on Sept. 11 (PHOTO)

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Sept. 11 in honor of Patriot Day. This action is in honor of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of […]

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April 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Maryland Education Officials Approve MCPS One Day Waiver, School Year Extended to June 20

Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students may be a little disappointed, the school year will be extended due to snow days. After initially rejecting a two day waiver request for the days lost due to winter weather, the Maryland education officials have approved a one day waiver. This means that MCPS will be implementing its […]

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April 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Education Officials Rejected MCPS’ Two Day Waiver Request

Remember all those snow days? Well, Maryland education officials have rejected Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) request for a waiver of two school days lost to the wintry weather. MCPS officials released this statement: “We are disappointed in the state’s decision at this point to deny our request for a two-day waiver. We are exploring our […]

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January 2, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Katz is Runnning For County Council

UPDATED It is official: Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz is running for the District 3 Montgomery County Council seat. Mayor Katz said he will make a formal announcement about his upcoming campaign later this month. ORIGINAL POST Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz has confirmed he is considering a run for Montgomery County Council. In a telephone conversation […]

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