Pennsylvania

May 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Influential Authors Stop By 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival featured 140 authors who are celebrated at the local and national level. “This year is the one that I think matches the City of Gaithersburg the most in terms of its diversity,” Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said. Some in attendance include Sarah McCoy, author of “Marilla of Green Gables”; […]

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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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December 18, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Jesuits Release Names of Priests ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Maryland Province Jesuits released the names of 24 priests—former, deceased, and current Jesuits “no longer serving in ministry”—who were “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a letter, Fr. Robert M. Hussey, who oversees Maryland Province Jesuits said he apologized to the victims of the named priests. “We view the disclosure today of our shameful […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Warm Weather & Rain Forces Special Olympics Maryland to Cancel 2018 Winter Games

Nearly 200 Maryland athletes will not be competing in the Winter Games this year which were scheduled to start Sunday, Feb. 25. Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) announced Thursday the games would not take place. Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) was set for its annual Winter Games at Whitetail Resort to begin Sunday Feb. 25 and continue […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Joins Governors for Bipartisan Appeal to Congress to Pass Affordable Health Insurance

Gov. Larry Hogan is one of 11 governors who want Congress to reject the latest maneuvers by the Republican-led U.S. Senate and work with Democrats to pass affordable health care. In a letter, the governors call on both parties in Congress to “do what we can all agree on: fix our unstable insurance markets.” And […]

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November 30, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Robert DiSpirito Named New Rockville City Manager

Robert DiSpirito was named the new city manager in Rockville , the Mayor and Council announced Tuesday. DiSpirito is a Florida resident with three decades of service in local government leadership, He currently serves as the interim senior manager of the Sarasota County (Florida) Planning and Development Department, served as the city manager of Dunedin, […]

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April 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Warn Residents About Speed Camera Scam Emails (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers are warning residents about a possible speed camera violation email scam. According to a Facebook post, the department received reports from law enforcement agencies in California and Pennsylvania about a scam involving fraudulent automated speed camera violation emails. For more, watch the County Report This Week video, below. Police say that […]

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October 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg City Hall

Gaithersburg Orders City Flag to Half Staff for Gina Roman

By order of Mayor Jud Ashman, the city of Gaithersburg flag will fly at half-staff on Friday, October 2nd in honor of Gina Roman, a former City of Gaithersburg employee who passed away on September 25 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Gina served as the Senior Accountant in the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture for 25 […]

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May 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

official photo of Larry Hogan

Governor Larry Hogan Releases Statement Regarding Amtrak Train Derailment

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has released the following statement about the Amtrak train derailment: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic Amtrak crash that occurred in Pennsylvania last night. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the first responders who are working hard to save and […]

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March 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision on I-270

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred overnight on southbound I-270 north of Germantown Road involving a tractor trailer. Troopers said they were alerted to the collision shortly before 1:30 a.m. on March 18. According to a Maryland State Police account, the driver of the tractor trailer told troopers that he […]

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