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04/21/16

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In 1801, this town changed its name to Rockville, per request of the U.S. Postal Service, which contended delivery problems resulted from having too many towns with the same name. What was Rockville’s original name?   ANSWER: C: Williamsburg

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Nuclear Agency Will Remain in White Flint; Chelsea Clinton to Campaign in Silver Spring; Last Day of Early Voting

04/21/16

Nuclear Agency Will Remain in White Flint; Chelsea Clinton to Campaign in Silver Spring; Last Day of Early Voting

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

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Rockville Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Distributing Child Porn

04/21/16

Rockville Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Distributing Child Porn

Federal prosecutors said the 29-year-old collected and shared more than 12,000 sexually explicit images of children

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Jeff Black to Resurrect Addie’s at Park Potomac

04/20/16

Jeff Black to Resurrect Addie’s at Park Potomac

The longtime Rockville Pike restaurant that closed in 2013 will reopen at a new location in Potomac

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Board of Education To Ask County to Delay Moving Shady Grove Bus Depot

04/20/16

Board of Education To Ask County to Delay Moving Shady Grove Bus Depot

Decision came as Rockville residents continued to oppose moving some of the buses to school system parking lot

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Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy Has Cancer

04/20/16

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy Has Cancer

He recently learned of the diagnosis and expects to recover by this summer

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County Council Staff Recommends Against Full Pay Increases Scheduled for School Staff

04/20/16

County Council Staff Recommends Against Full Pay Increases Scheduled for School Staff

Analysts say school system should channel more funds to reducing class sizes and solving achievement gap

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County Police Warn of Stranger in Van Who Attempted to Pick Up Bannockburn Elementary Students

04/20/16

County Police Warn of Stranger in Van Who Attempted to Pick Up Bannockburn Elementary Students

The Bethesda incident was reported earlier this week

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Kabob Bazaar, Other Connor Building Businesses Searching for New Homes in Bethesda

04/20/16

Kabob Bazaar, Other Connor Building Businesses Searching for New Homes in Bethesda

Businesses need to leave by the end of July to make way for a new hotel project

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County Council Urges Montgomery County to Fight Pepco’s Proposed Rate Increase

04/20/16

County Council Urges Montgomery County to Fight Pepco’s Proposed Rate Increase

Members say rate hike would be an ‘unwarranted raid on ratepayer pockets’

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Education Matters will discuss the news and issues affecting both public and private schools in Montgomery County. We want to talk about what’s happening inside—and outside—the classroom, who’s making the grade and who isn’t.

Julie Rasicot is a former newspaper reporter and managing editor who’s been writing about education for 25 years. She’s a veteran PTA and classroom volunteer who’s the mother of two girls—an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader—attending MCPS schools. None of that seems to matter, though, when she’s struggling to help her kids with their math homework.

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