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New Principals Named for Whitman, Churchill High Schools

School board unanimously approves appointments

Immigrant Legal Aid Group Withdraws Request for Montgomery County Funding

County Council plans to realign funding to enable other groups to apply for immigrant legal aid money

Churchill High Students Hang More than 250 T-Shirts To Memorialize Teen Victims of Gun Violence

Each shirt in the outdoor display carries the name and age of someone who has died in 2018

Business Notes: Bethesda-based Luxury Hotel Owner Purchased for $ 4.8 Billion

Plus: Montgomery County reached out to Apple about office space; Noodles & Co. closes in Silver Spring

Elrich Needs To Correct Record About Dealings with Chambers of Commerce

This letter was submitted by the leaders of the Montgomery County, Greater Bethesda and Greater Silver Spring chambers of commerce

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: May 14-20

Notable homes sold in the last week
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New Principals Named for Whitman, Churchill High Schools

School board unanimously approves appointments

Immigrant Legal Aid Group Withdraws Request for Montgomery County Funding

County Council plans to realign funding to enable other groups to apply for immigrant legal aid money

Churchill High Students Hang More than 250 T-Shirts To Memorialize Teen Victims of Gun Violence

Each shirt in the outdoor display carries the name and age of someone who has died in 2018

Business Notes: Bethesda-based Luxury Hotel Owner Purchased for $ 4.8 Billion

Plus: Montgomery County reached out to Apple about office space; Noodles & Co. closes in Silver Spring

Elrich Needs To Correct Record About Dealings with Chambers of Commerce

This letter was submitted by the leaders of the Montgomery County, Greater Bethesda and Greater Silver Spring chambers of commerce

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: May 14-20

Notable homes sold in the last week

Week Ahead: Immigrant Groups To Rally Monday as Deportation Defense Funding Faces Peril

Plus: County Council continues stormwater management work; two county executive candidate forums scheduled this week

One Killed, Six Injured in Rockville Crash

Single-vehicle incident happened Saturday afternoon

Inspection Report Finds Water-Logged Metro Tunnels; Ervin’s New Gubernatorial Campaign Faces Ballot Issues

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

County Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Raped Woman at Gunpoint in 2010

Law enforcement tied his DNA to Gaithersburg scene after he was arrested in Virginia

Brothers Behind Chevy Chase Supermarket Open Corner Market and Pharmacy in Rockville

The 3,000-square-foot store sells food, produce and home supplies

Tree Falls, Strikes Vehicle on I-270 Northbound

Some lanes were blocked Friday afternoon while emergency crews cleared the scene

R Family Kitchen & Bar Is Closing in Downtown Bethesda

Owners will convert space into expansion for 202 Donuts & Coffee

School Notes: Newport Middle in Kensington Named a Green Ribbon School

Plus: Rockville school to roll out aviation program; Smith calls on lawmakers to address school safety

Politics Roundup: Leventhal Unveils Superhero-Themed County Executive Ad

Plus: Several County Council candidates fail to qualify for public campaign financing before deadline; two incumbent delegates passed over by local union for endorsements

County Police: Man Used Credit Cards Stolen from Downtown Silver Spring Home at Area Stores

Detectives released surveillance photos Friday

Tree Falls Onto Bethesda House

No one was home at the time

Dale Drive Safety Walk To Raise Awareness on Road With Frequent Crashes

County and state officials to join organizers to walk heavily traveled Silver Spring road Sunday

Weekend Events: Beyoncé Versus Jay Z Headphone Party; Gaithersburg Book Festival

What’s happening May 18-20

Flooding Threat Expected To Continue Into the Weekend In Montgomery County

Area received less rain than expected Thursday night, but National Weather Service says saturated ground and continuing rain could create problems through Sunday

Blair High Principal Sends Letter Alerting Parents to New Season Release of 13 Reasons Why

Renay Johnson encourages families to talk about the show

Einstein High Brings in Baby Goats To Relax Stressed Students; MCDOT Wants To Link Shady Grove, Metropolitan Grove Stations

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

County Council Acts To Prevent Delay to Renovations at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle

Upgrades at Silver Spring school still slated for completion in September 2021

Montgomery County Council Gives Initial Approval to Fiscal 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets

Members expected to vote May 24 on final passage of operating budget that’s nearly $ 15 million higher than county executive’s proposal

Ervin Announces She’ll Run for Governor

Former Montgomery County Council member to replace deceased running mate Kevin Kamenetz at the top of the ticket

County To Gauge Developer Interest in Project on Waverly Garage Property

MCDOT says mixed-use development could add parking space at the site

Heckman’s Closes; Eritrean and Ethiopian Restaurant Will Open in Its Place

Owners quietly close Jewish deli in downtown Bethesda this week, transferring staff and food to nearby Caddies

Updated: ‘Strong Gas Odor’ From Leaking 1,000-Gallon Propane Tank in Rockville Causes Montgomery College Evacuation, Road Closures

Montgomery County fire departments officials declare gas contained by early Thursday afternoon; Metro and train service resumes

Rockville Approves $ 136 Million Budget

Property tax rate remains the same in fiscal 2019

Man Injured in Shooting Near Germantown Vigil; The Washington Post Endorses Candidates in Council, School Board Races

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

Former Student Candidate for School Board Says She Was Target of Islamophobic Messages, Threats

Rockville police have launched an investigation into the hateful emails

Winery Owners, Some Farmers at Odds Over Loosening Zoning Rules in Agricultural Reserve To Allow More Farm Alcohol Production

Black Ankle Vineyards and Old Westminster Winery founders, who are opening new wineries in Clarksburg, welcomed the proposed changes

Bethesda Metro Escalator Stopped for Medical Emergency

One man was taken to local hospital Wednesday afternoon

Inside One of the D.C. Area's Largest Newly Built Condos

The roughly 4,600-square-foot unit is priced at about $ 3.95 million

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Adds Two New Ambulances

Vehicles cost $ 325,000 each

Business Notes: Co-Working Company Industrious Arrives in Bethesda

Plus: Median home prices continue to rise in Montgomery County; hedge fund pressures Bethesda hotel ownership company to sell

Hometown Holidays Festival Returns to Rockville

Memorial Day weekend event includes concerts, food vendors and parade

Accused Brookeville Shooter Was Charged in 2014 with Threatening To Kill Then-Girlfriend; Democratic Gubernatorial Hopefuls Struggle for Attention

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

County Council Unanimously Approves Zoning Changes for Small Cell Antennas

Move will enable more antennas to be installed in mixed-use, commercial and industrial zones

Freezer Malfunction Causes Fire in Rockville Home

Medics evaluated two occupants who got out

Gaithersburg-based Academic Program To Offer ‘Fresh Start’ to Students Recovering from Addiction

Program backed by MCPS, service providers could get up and running over the summer

Outdoor ‘Beach’ Area at Pike & Rose To Open For Summer

Community space will offer cocktails and host events

Two Takoma Park Homes Struck by Lightning

Both families were displaced after thunderstorm

Local Theaters and Performers Win Big in Helen Hayes Awards

Round House, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre and Olney Theatre receive awards

Robin Ficker Faces Midnight Deadline To Qualify for Public Financing

Republican county executive candidate said he was unaware he had to meet the requirements 45 days before the June 26 primary election because he doesn’t have a primary opponent

Supreme Court Knocks Down Barrier to Legalized Sports Betting; Ervin Encouraged To Join Gubernatorial Contest

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

Concept Released for Restoring Farm Women’s Market, Building Neighboring High-Rises

Two developers have formed a partnership to turn the historic property into a civic space

County Council Votes Against Leggett’s Plan To Change Stormwater Project Contracting

Divided members decide to keep method that environmental agency officials described as costly and inefficient for now, but do agree to reduce capital budget for stormwater projects

Pykosh Drops Out of the Running To Replace Durso on School Board

His departure means candidate Brenda Wolff will run uncontested

SUV Drives Through Multiple Yards, Strikes Parked RV and Crashes into House

Medics took driver and passenger to local hospital

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: May 7-13

Notable homes sold in the last week

Politics Roundup: Blair Lands Washington Post Endorsement; Frick Nets Backing of Realtors

Plus: Blair, Trone continue spending on network ads; Hashimi begins running ads on cable

Building Fires in Silver Spring, Gaithersburg Displace Residents

No one was injured in weekend incidents

Week Ahead: Public Hearing on Amazon-Related Zoning Change

Plus: Bethesda summer concerts kickoff Thursday; county executive candidate forum Thursday

Some in D.C. Area Wonder if Region Could Handle an Amazon Headquarters; Metro To Extend Rail Service for Caps Game

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

County Trying To Work Out Agreement With National Park Service To Maintain Control of Glen Echo Park

If deal isn’t worked out, local officials fear it would be unclear who is responsible for managing the park

Man Dies of Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Rockville Home

Another adult was injured in incident that Montgomery County fire officials say was likely caused by generator running in house

Dean & DeLuca Announces It No Longer Plans To Open Store in Downtown Bethesda

The high-end grocery chain has paused its market expansion, a spokeswoman says

Police Blotter: Masked Man Assaults Woman in Her Home; 500 Gallons of Vegetable Oil Stolen

Crimes reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from April 18-May 1

One Taken to Local Hospital After Car Crashes into Tractor Trailer on Beltway

First responders blocked several lanes of highway in Bethesda

Students From Seven MCPS High Schools Win National Merit Scholarships

Winners attend schools in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring and Poolesville

Report: Richard Montgomery High Student Charged with Armed Robbery of Classmate Near Campus

MCPS defends against criticism that it should have publicized the February crime report

Mother’s Day Brunch Options in and Around Bethesda

What local restaurants are offering for the holiday

Pepco Requests Rate Decrease This Year

Move comes after Montgomery County forced a settlement agreement with the utility

Number of Homeless People Counted in Montgomery County’s Annual Census Falls by 6 Percent

Point-in-time survey found 840 homeless individuals on a night in January

Candidates Remember Kamenetz at Debate Turned Tribute; Purple Line Train Tests Set for 2020

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

Weekend Events: Rob Lowe Shares Hollywood Stories at Strathmore; Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Returns

What’s happening May 11-13

Ervin Faces Decision on Whether To Run in Kamenetz’s Place

In case of candidate’s death, Maryland law permits running mate to assume the candidacy for governor or designate someone else to do so

County Activates Bethesda’s First All-Pedestrian Intersection To Improve Safety

Light at Arlington Road and Bethesda Avenue will stop cars in all directions for pedestrians

Several Injured After Vehicles Crash at River Road and Braeburn Parkway

Intersection near Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is site of ongoing safety efforts after other incidents

Hogan Was ‘Front and Center’ in Efforts To Keep Discovery in Silver Spring

This letter was submitted by Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Mike Gill

Mike Isabella Still Leads Restaurant Group After Sexual Harassment Settlement; José Andrés Considers Eventual Senate Run

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Kamenetz Dies

Baltimore County executive and Democratic primary front-runner was 60 years old

Montgomery County To Test Pop-Up Bike Lane in Downtown Bethesda

Officials will set up the lane on May 18 for Bike to Work Day

New Evidence Raises More Questions About Vignarajah’s Eligibility To Run for Governor

A published report Wednesday noted the candidate from Gaithersburg used a D.C. address on her Maryland marriage license

Documents Offer More Details About Redevelopment Plan for Auburn Avenue Office Complex

Proposal for up to 180 housing units in downtown Bethesda heads before county planners

County Police: Woman Received $ 36,000 from Fraudulent Checks She Deposited at Rockville Bank

Detectives released surveillance photos Wednesday of February fraud

Gaithersburg High School Employee Charged With Sexually Abusing Three Family Members

Man allegedly touched two juvenile girls over course of years

Police Blotter: Woman Tries To Rob Rideshare Driver Near Westfield Montgomery; Barking Dogs Scare Away Burglar

Crimes reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from April 11-17

Berliner, Hucker Block Leggett’s Plan To Reform Stormwater Project Contracting

Council members want environmental department to use traditional contracting method, despite comments from county executive and environmental agency director who say it’s inefficient and costly

MCPS Earns C+ Grade on Healthy School Food Report Card

School system came in 10th place among Maryland’s 24 public school districts

Hogan Signs Bill Defraying Community College Tuition for Some Students; Police Amp Up Pedestrian Enforcement

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

Winston Churchill High Leads Ranking of Maryland Public Schools for Second Year Running

U.S. News and World Report list also recognizes Poolesville, Wootton high schools

River Road Reopened in Potomac after Prolonged Closure Due to Gas Leak

Portion of road was closed to traffic for about three hours Tuesday afternoon

Police Identify Three Victims Killed in Brookeville Shooting

Six people were inside the home when shooting began, police said

Gold Medalist Haley Skarupa, Romance Novelist Nora Roberts Among MCPS Graduation Speakers

Details about 32 graduations are available online

Business Notes: Nuclear Plant Services Company Consolidating in Bethesda

Plus: Audi Bethesda rolls out bike loaner program; new medical business opens in Rockville

Chef Mike Isabella Reaches Settlement with Employee; Police Locate Bel Pre Area Man Wanted in Killing

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

Q&A With County Executive Candidate George Leventhal

This is the sixth in a series of interviews with the six Democratic contenders

Update: Police Say Brookeville Man Shot Himself After Killing Three in Neighbor's Home

Man's wife had fled to home across the street after being held captive by her husband over the weekend

School Notes: Deadline Approaching for Offering Input on MCPS Academic Calendar

Plus: MCPS ranks 45th on Forbes list of America’s Best Employers; registration opens Wednesday for regional summer school for high schoolers

WSSC Wins Preliminary Approval From County Council for 4.5 Percent Rate Increase

Move will mark the 15th straight year the agency has raised its water and sewer rates

Montgomery County Inmate Accused of Using Homemade Weapon To Attack Correctional Officer

The 26-year-old man is charged with attempted first-degree murder

County Planners Approve Initial Plans for Residential Tower on Wisconsin Avenue

Project would generate more than 100 affordable housing units, some retail space

County Council Weighs Adding $ 21.6 Million More to Next Year’s Proposed Budget

Members also recommended just $ 1.6 million in cuts from County Executive Ike Leggett’s spending plan, significantly less than in previous years

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: April 30-May 6

Notable homes sold in the last week

Week Ahead: County Council Continues Budget Work; District 1 Candidates Scheduled To Meet at Three Forums

Plus: Affordable housing conference Friday in North Bethesda draws big names

Greenbelt Woman Killed in Northeast Montgomery County Crash

Driver arrested at the scene for alleged drunken driving; five others injured

Q&A With County Executive Candidate Rose Krasnow

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with the six Democratic contenders
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