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Former BCC teacher convicted on sex abuse charges

Former BCC teacher convicted on sex abuse charges

By Andie Silverman
January 17, 2017
Filed under Local, News

Former BCC science teacher Todd Scriber was convicted of two counts of sex abuse Dec. 6 at Montgomery County Circuit Court.  Each count carries a maximum 25-year prison sentence. Read More »...

Regal closes: building to make room for Purple Line

Regal closes: building to make room for Purple Line

By Carmen Molina
January 6, 2017
Filed under Local, News

It’s time to roll the credits on Regal Bethesda; the staple movie theater in downtown Bethesda closed Dec. 16 in anticipation of the Apex building’s upcoming demolition this spring. Read More »...

Administrative attempts to discourage protests unsuccessful at some high schools

Administrative attempts to discourage protests unsuccessful at some high schools

By Carmen Molina
December 10, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Despite MCPS and school administrations’ attempts to prevent future school walkouts, some Watkins Mill and Gaithersburg students were still determined to make their voices heard. Read More »...

Hate vandalism prompts county council response

Hate vandalism prompts county council response

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
November 30, 2016
Filed under Local, News

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution reaffirming its commitment to upholding diversity and denouncing hateful actions Nov. 15 in response to recent defacements to public schools and churches. Read More »...

River road intersection safety concerns continue after student accident

River road intersection safety concerns continue after student accident

By Julie Rosenstein
November 27, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Four cars containing six Whitman students on their way to school were involved in a car accident at the intersection of  River Road and Pyle Road Nov. 17. Though the students involved sustained only minor injuries, two were taken to the hospital. Read More »...

3 new BOE members elected

3 new BOE members elected

By Andie SIlverman
November 25, 2016
Filed under Local, News

While the highly publicized presidential elections dominated media coverage, residents of Montgomery County also elected three new MCPS Board of Education (BOE) members: Jeanette Dixon, Rebecca Smondrowski and Shebra Evans. Read More »...

Community assembles at Westland, unites against hate

Community assembles at Westland, unites against hate

By Lily Friedman
November 25, 2016
Filed under Local, News

“Hate cannot defeat hate. Only love can do that,” a woman read as she stood among a crowd of candles and blanket-wrapped community members. Her audience cheered as she quoted one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic sermons. Read More »...

Q&A with author Laurie Halse Anderson

Q&A with author Laurie Halse Anderson

By Carmen Molina
November 18, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Uncategorized

Laurie Halse Anderson is an award-winning author known for shining light on difficult, contemporary topics. Read More »...

Spray-painted swastikas at Burning Tree Elementary investigated as hate crime

Spray-painted swastikas at Burning Tree Elementary investigated as hate crime

By Valerie Akinyoyenu
November 1, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Images of swastikas and male genitalia were spray-painted onto a banner advertising a school-wide event outside Burning Tree Elementary School Sunday. Read More »...

Administrators attend community town hall on underage drinking

Administrators attend community town hall on underage drinking

By Lily Friedman
October 9, 2016
Filed under Local, News

Administrators, parents and students from Whitman, BCC and Walter Johnson united for a town hall meeting Sept. 30 at Walter Johnson high school to discuss and condemn underage drinking. Because of upcoming homecoming dances, panelists and administrators alike stressed the importance of students making safe choices....

UPDATED: Police arrest armed carjacking suspect after five hour stand off near Churchill HS

UPDATED: Police arrest armed carjacking suspect after five hour stand off near Churchill HS

By Luke Graves
October 5, 2016
Filed under Local, News

After a five-hour standoff with police, an armed carjacking suspect who had barricaded himself inside a townhouse in Potomac peacefully surrendered Tuesday evening. Read More »...

Warning lights to be installed at River and Braeburn

Warning lights to be installed at River and Braeburn

By Julie Rosenstein
September 19, 2016
Filed under Local, News

The State Highway Association (SHA) began installing overhead flashing lights at the River Road and Braeburn Parkway intersection, where three Whitman community members were killed last February. Read More »...

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