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Hoover school program conflicts with Hanukkah
Several parents of sixth-graders at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac were surprised to learn this month that their Outdoor Environmental Education program is scheduled for Dec. 17-19. Although Hanukkah is not a major religious holiday, parent Michelle Benaim said, it is a family holiday and one that school planners should be sensitive about when making up the schedule.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
The Washington Post
Montgomery County seeks more money for still-unopened Silver Spring Transit Center
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett plans to ask the County Council for more money to cover the cost of repairing the Silver Spring Transit Center, already nearly $30a General Services director David Dise, the lead county official on the troubled project, offered no specifics at a council briefing Tuesday. He said a request for a "supplemental appropriation" would be submitted in two to three weeks.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Newest Whooping Cough Case Reported at Gaithersburg School
The number of students not current on their vaccinations has dropped significantly, say Montgomery County health officials, even as a Gaithersburg High School student with whooping cough boosts the total number of cases in the county to 16 students. There are still nearly 1,500 seventh-graders who do not have the required proof of immunizations to be allowed to continue to go to class at Montgomery County Public Schools .
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Potomac girl collects art supplies for Montgomery Village school
Flora Ginsburg, 12, of Potomac on Friday delivered these art supplies, which she collected for her bat mitzvah project, to Emily Dematatis, an art teacher at South Lake Elementary School in Montgomery Village. Almost a year ago Flora Ginsburg, now 12, decided she wanted to do something “good” as a bat mitzvah project.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Whooping Cough Cases Increase in Montgomery County Schools
The newest confirmed case of whooping cough in Montgomery County has sickened a student at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 15. Montgomery County Health and Human Services Spokesperson Mary Anderson told MyMcMedia Friday that a student at the school is being treated for pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Originally 12 kids with connections to a summer camp in Pennsylvania had been confirmed with pertussis, an extremely contagious respiratory disease.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
The Washington Post
Montgomery County wants answers from Uber
Montgomery County has entered the war over Uber , demanding that the popular ride-sharing service explain why it is not complying with rules governing the county's established taxi companies. The San Francisco-based company, which connects passengers with taxis and upscale limos through a phone app, has drawn legal challenges from traditional cab companies across the Washington region.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Potomac Republican eyes District 15 delegate seat
Ed Edmundson thinks that the political system is broken and dysfunctional. Now, he's taking action to solve the problem.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Housekeeper pilfers $33K in fine jewelry from Potomac, Md. homes, police say
A well-known and well-liked housekeeper is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in fine jewelry from homes she was hired to clean.
Students at Four MoCo Schools Exposed to Whooping Cough
Students at four Montgomery County schools may have been exposed to pertussis, or whooping cough, a contagious respiratory disease that has sickened 12 children to date.
Silver Spring man dies while hiking near Potomac
Police say a Silver Spring man who died Sunday while hiking near the Potomac River was likely killed by falling rocks.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Kids' Inventions Could Save Lives, Change Others
While many students across the United States spent their vacation swimming and playing with friends, a select group of scientifically minded kids have been hard at work honing inventions that could improve the lives of others -- oh, and possibly win them $25,000.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Whooping Cough Outbreak Reported in Montgomery County
A dozen children in Montgomery County have been diagnosed with pertussis, better known as whooping cough, and hundreds more may have been exposed, according to a Montgomery Community Media report.
Rescue underway for injured Billy Goat Trail hiker
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials are on scene of a technical rescue along the Billy Goat Trail Friday morning.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Former Benny's Restaurant Worker Charged in Hate Crime
A former employee of a Potomac restaurant has been charged with a hate crime for reportedly making threatening and anti-Semitic phone calls to the owner of Benny's Bar and Grill.
15-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing From Potomac, Md.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department Special Victims Investigations Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Allegany bridge over Potomac reopens
A Potomac River toll bridge linking Allegany County to Green Spring, West Virginia, is back in business.
Former restaurant worker charged in hate incident
Phone records helped identify a caller who threatened a restaurant owner and made anti-Semitic remarks as a former restaurant worker, say Montgomery County Police Former restaurant worker charged in hate incident Phone records helped identify a caller who threatened a restaurant owner and made anti-Semitic remarks as a former restaurant worker, say ... (more)