washington county

September 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hallie Wells Educator Named Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Madeline Hanington, a staff development teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, is a finalist for the 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year Award. Hanington, named the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year in April at the annual Champions for Children celebration, is continuing to earn recognition as an educator, as […]

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March 27, 2018 | Staff Writer


Troopers Arrest Laytonsville Man Armed with Gun and Knife

A 46-year-old Laytonsville man was arrested Tuesday in Washington County after he reportedly struck at least two cars on I-270 and I-70 and then confronted troopers while armed with both a gun and a knife, a Maryland State Police statement said. Ted A. MacDonald is being charged with reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, transporting/carrying a concealed […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Announces Four Appointments to Maryland State Board of Education

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced his picks to fill four vacancies on the Maryland State Board of Education. Hogan’s appointees are David Steiner, Dr. Justin Hartings, Michael Phillips and Kyle Smith. “These talented individuals represent our administration’s continued commitment to ensuring that our already strong education system continues to improve while providing a world-class […]

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December 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan: “Heroin Highway is Unacceptable” (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited Washington County on Tuesday to announce two grants to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Hogan said the state is awarding over $90,000 to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and $125,000 to the Maryland State Police Department to identify and prosecute drug traffickers, particularly on Interstate 81, which, he […]

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October 26, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Larry Hogan to Discuss State’s Heroin Epidemic

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is planning to discuss the state’s heroin epidemic on Monday at an afternoon news conference in Washington County, according to a statement released by his campaign. “Maryland has been called the heroin capital of the world, and it’s not just urban areas that are suffering from this epidemic,” said […]

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