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County installs rain gardens to reduce runoff

Rain gardens are saucer-shaped gardens in which water from inclines can flow where grasses, flowers, and bushes are planted. The pool will collect the water for a short bit of time before absorbing back into the surrounding soil. They are designed to reduce stormwater runoff from an individual’s…

Rockville Confederate statue scheduled to be removed

In 1913, a monument was erected to honor Maryland Confederates. Since then, the statue of a Confederate Cavalryman given to Montgomery County by the United Daughters of the Confederacy has become a source of controversy. It currently stands right outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Rockville Town Center.…

MoCo proposes to stock vending machines with healthy options

The Montgomery County Council is currently considering a bill that would increase the amount of healthy foods found in vending machines in Montgomery County. Councilman George Leventhal is the lead sponsor of the bill, which has the support of a majority of the board. Leventhal states, “We want…

Lyttonsville protests Talbot Avenue Bridge relocation

The Talbot Avenue Bridge, built in 1918 by the B&O Railroad, has a huge historical significance to the…

Montgomery County officials react to Trump’s muslim ban

On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump announced that he would enact measures to help prevent domestic terrorism. Soon…

The origins of Valentine’s Day

Every year on February 14th, thousands of bouquets, chocolates and cheesy cards are bought to give to loved…

Erwin’s Story: the Tale of a Holocaust Survivor

Erwin’s Story: the Tale of a Holocaust Survivor

Mr. Robert Hines, an IB History teacher at Richard Montgomery High School, tells the poignant and relevant story…

Trump’s inauguration sparks Women’s March protest

Trump’s inauguration sparks Women’s March protest

After many months of debating, protesting, and fighting, inauguration day has finally arrived. On January 20, 2017, president-elect…

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