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Police Blotter: Woodmont Triangle Businesses Burglarized

04/30/15

Police Blotter: Woodmont Triangle Businesses Burglarized

The following incidents were reported to Montgomery County police from April 13 to 21

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North Bethesda Doctor Participates in Record Skin Removal Surgery on Former 980 Pound Man

04/30/15

North Bethesda Doctor Participates in Record Skin Removal Surgery on Former 980 Pound Man

Paul Mason had lost 650 pounds but was still weighed down by 100 pounds of skin, so a team of doctors stepped up to help

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Montgomery County Planning Staff Recommends Brick or Stone Exterior for Police Station

04/30/15

Montgomery County Planning Staff Recommends Brick or Stone Exterior for Police Station

The new station is being developed by StonebridgeCarras on Bethesda’s Rugby Avenue as part of a deal with Montgomery County

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Figuratively Speaking: School Lunches by the Number

04/30/15

Figuratively Speaking: School Lunches by the Number

Every school day, thousands of Montgomery County students depend on Montgomery County Public Schools for their nutrition. It’s an enormous undertaking. Here’s a look at the MCPS food and nutrition program by the numbers.

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Spend the Night in a Lighthouse

04/30/15

Spend the Night in a Lighthouse

Photo by Ferrell McCollough BUILT IN 1828, Cove Point Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay. It sits on a 7-acre point of land in Calvert County, Maryland, on one of the narrowest parts of the Chesapeake—from the observation deck, visitors can see the Calvert Cliffs (well-known for their shark teeth fossils) and across the bay to the Eastern Shore. The keeper’s home was enlarged in 1925, making it a duplex that could house two keepers and their families. The 40-foot-high light tower and the adjacent keepers’ cottage were restored in 2012, and visitors can now rent either one side or both sides of the cottage (each side sleeps eight) year-round. The lighthouse and cottage are steps from a private beach, where fossils from...

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Student Elected to School Board

04/30/15

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Student Elected to School Board

Sophomore Eric Guerci will serve as the student member of the Board of Education for the 2015-2016 school year

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Car Overturns Injuring Two People in Rockville Early Wednesday

04/29/15

Car Overturns Injuring Two People in Rockville Early Wednesday

The collision happened at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road

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Council Committee Recommends Ending Private School Busing Program

04/29/15

Council Committee Recommends Ending Private School Busing Program

Move would end pilot program that bused students to private schools and hire a consultant instead

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Former Principal of D.C.’s Wilson High School to Lead Silver Spring Technical High School

04/29/15

Former Principal of D.C.’s Wilson High School to Lead Silver Spring Technical High School

Peter Cahall, who made headlines when he publicly came out as gay last year, was appointed principal of Thomas Edison High School of Technology

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Obama to Visit Walter Reed Today – Expect Delays

04/29/15

Obama to Visit Walter Reed Today – Expect Delays

The president is expected to arrive around 3:30 p.m. and leave at 5 p.m.

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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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