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June 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Feel Sick’: MCPS Officials Express Disgust About Sexual Assault, Harassment and Racism Allegations

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials expressed their disgust at a board meeting Monday toward recent allegations of sexual assault, harassment and racism made by current and former students. “When I read things by our African American students at schools where they have had really negative experiences and I read a lot of them over […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board and Officials Discuss Two Options for Fall: Hybrid and Fully Remote Learning

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board and other officials discussed two options for back-to-school at a meeting Monday evening.  The first is a hybrid option based on school capacity. Students would rotate into school for face-to-face learning while other students learned remotely, and switch.  The second option is a fully remote learning plan, […]

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June 16, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Montgomery Parks to Hold Community Meeting on Renovation of Hillwood Manor Park

Montgomery Parks will hold a virtual community meeting to discuss the renovation of Takoma Park’s Hillwood Manor Neighborhood Park. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 23, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The project comes as a result of the Playground Renovation Program. Within the program, six playgrounds are updated each year. According […]

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October 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Meeting Set for Public Input on Small Cell Antennas

A community meeting has been set for Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett to receive public comments on small antennas on streetlights and lower-height buildings. The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Third Floor Hearing Rom at the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. The meeting will focus […]

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October 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 4, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 4, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Walk to School Day: Montgomery County Public Schools will celebrate International Walk to School Day today. 2. National Coffee with a Cop Day: TOMORROW is National @CoffeewithaCop Day! Join us for coffee & conversation at any of the 8 event locations! […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police and MCPS Officials Address Rockville High PTSA Following Rape Report (VIDEO)

UPDATED: The Rockville High PTSA met Tuesday night receiving a presentation from Montgomery County Police officers and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials about safety and security at Rockville High School. Principal Billie-Jean Bensen began the meeting and she explained that it would be structured in three parts. She said parents were going to hear from […]

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March 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Town of Poolesville Celebrates 150 Years (PHOTOS)

The Town of Poolesville is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The town was founded in 1867. On Monday night, local officials gathered to talk about some of the upcoming events planned to celebrate the town’s history. “Celebrating our 150 years of rich history is important as we reflect upon our great founders, their goals […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Veirs Mill Corridor Plan Meeting Takes Place Tonight in Silver Spring

A community meeting to discuss the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan takes place tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Sargent Shriver Elementary School in Silver Spring. According to a news release, the Montgomery County Planning Department’s discussion will focus on the purpose and goals of the plan, and major planning topics that will be analyzed in […]

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January 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ethics Complaint Filed at Gaithersburg City Hall

The Gaithersburg Ethics Commission plans to meet behind closed doors on Thursday to review a complaint filed that alleges a violation of the city’s ethics ordinance. Gaithersburg City Attorney Lynn Board said it’s the first ethics complaint on record, going back as far as 35 years. Board would not disclose any information about the complaint, […]

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December 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Harris Elected Vice President of Gaithersburg City Council

Gaithersburg City Councilmembers have elected Neil Harris as the new vice president of the City Council. Harris succeeds Councilmember Michael Sesma who served as Council vice president this past year. It was Sesma who nominated Harris at the Council meeting on Monday night. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Rob Wu, and the vote passed […]

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