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September 18, 2020 | Staff Writer

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Early Voting Centers Open Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election at eleven Early Voting Centers from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2. The hours of operation for each early voting center is 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any registered voter may cast a ballot at any one of these sites using the […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 22 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, July 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Sandy Spring Museum Series: Sandy Spring Museum is holding virtual conversations on race each Wednesday in July. Today’s 6 p.m. panel will discuss creating change in police departments and includes Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones. 2. Commission Meeting: The City […]

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July 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Takes Financial Hit As County Wrestles with Racist History

Since 1988, visitors of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery have learned about Sandy Spring’s Quaker history and its ties to the underground railroad. The museum has been temporarily closed since March because of the coronavirus and it hasn’t hosted any in-person tours. Its closure comes at a time when Montgomery County […]

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June 18, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Honors Juneteenth with Virtual Celebration

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery is hosting a virtual Juneteenth celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday. Those who attend will enjoy special performances, and learn about the day’s significance from the museum’s team of historians. Special guests include retired NBA small forward Walt Williams and Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby, […]

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June 12, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Adventure Park at Sandy Spring To Reopen Saturday

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School announced plans to reopen Saturday. In order to visit, people must reserve tickets in advance on the park’s website. In lieu of COVID-19, The Adventure Park has taken several measures to ensure the park is a safe environment for both visitors and staff. Guidelines are now set […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

24 Montgomery County Students Earn National Merit Scholarships

24 Montgomery County students have earned National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Awardees were selected from more than 15,000 students nationwide and were among 50 awardees chosen in Maryland. The awards provide recipients with a one-time award of $2,500 for college tuition. The winners and their […]

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May 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Teacher is a Contestant on JEOPARDY!

A Sandy Spring teacher is a contestant in the 2020 JEOPARDY! Teachers Tournament, according to a news release from the long-running TV game show.  Anne Pulju is a 10-12th grade English teacher at Sandy Spring Friends School. The tournament was filmed in early February, and will air beginning May 25 to June 5. 15 K-12 instructors […]

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April 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Greater Olney Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Greater Olney area is the new MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. Another resource for […]

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April 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Coronavirus Update: 10 Nursing Homes with Cases, 6 Deaths

Montgomery County released a statement Thursday with an update on the spread of covid-19 in the County. At this time, there are six confirmed deaths due to the virus and multiple nursing homes have confirmed cases of covid-19. Deaths reported Thursday by the Maryland Department of Health included two men in their 70s, one man […]

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March 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former DHS Acting Inspector General Indicted for Government Theft and Defrauding Scheme

The former acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), who lives in Sandy Spring, was indicted March 6 for his alleged theft of software and confidential databases from the U.S. government. Charles K. Edwards, 59, along with Murali Yamazula Venkata, 54, of Aldie, Virginia, were indicted by a federal grand jury in […]

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