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Streets Are For People in Montgomery County

Get outside and play…and eat.

For less than a month, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has had a program in place that allows residents to close their streets to through traffic, allowing neighbors to use the street for walking, biking, visiting or just wandering about free of [most] traffic concerns.

Covid Week in Potomac

FIREWORKS? NEXT YEAR: Fourth of July celebrations; “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” have been cancelled.

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Montgomery County Minimum Wage Increases on July 1

The minimum wage will increase in Montgomery County on Friday, July 1, in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Need to Intervene in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich presented his vision and plans to “Reimagine Public Safety.”

Opinion: Column: Mourning, Afternoon and Evening

We had to euthanize Biscuit, our oldest cat, on Saturday, June 20th. He would have been 14 on September 20th.

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Using Holistic Practices

How Yoga and Meditation can help ease anxiety over racial injustice.

Before the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent stay-at-home orders, Kesha Davis’s weekday evening routine included picking up her fifteen-year-old son at a bus stop in Old Town Alexandria.

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Pools In For Summer in Potomac

Pools allowed to open as county enters Phase 2 of Covid recovery.

The good news came just hours before the actual beginning of summer. Public swimming pools in Montgomery County could open.

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Signs of the Times in Potomac

We suspect that graduation signs are probably here to stay, even if graduations are able to go forward in person next year. Here’s a sampler from a neighborhood walk.

Three Suspects Charged for Vandalism to Walt Whitman High School

Officers from the 2nd District of the Montgomery County Department of Police have charged a 17-year-old male juvenile for the June 13 and the March 1 racist vandalisms that occurred to Walt Whitman High School.

Covid-19 Response in Potomac

Metro announced that 15 rail stations that had been closed as part of the transit agency’s Covid-19 response will reopen on Sunday, June 28.

Opinion: Column: Masking My True Feelings

For those of us living in states where mask-wearing is mostly mandatory (indoors: yes, outdoors: not nearly as much), it is very easy to hide one's emotions.

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Seniors Join Protests for Racial Injustice

Remembering the past to inform the future.

Long before there was a Black Lives Matter movement and smart phones that captured police brutality on video, and long before throngs of people filled streets around the world to protest racial injustice, there were smaller crowds of pioneers fighting to tear down barriers imposed by Jim Crow laws.

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Virtual Ceremonies for Churchill, Whitman Graduations

As with graduates from all Montgomery County public high schools, Winston Churchill and Walt Whitman students celebrated graduation virtually this year.

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Stand Up for Racial Justice

More than 400 members of several churches and synagogues in Potomac, Bethesda and Chevy Chase gathered for concurrent peaceful, interfaith vigils on June 7 to stand in support of racial justice.

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Danger in and Around Potomac River at Great Falls

Observe the warnings, come prepared, enjoy the Potomac River.

Swift Water Rescue Crews and National Park Service Rangers have observed many people putting themselves in danger in and around the Potomac River the last few weeks, while area rescue crews have already responded to several drownings this year.