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SMOB Candidate’s Petition to Close School for Week Reached 10,000 signatures

A petition started this past Tuesday to close school for the rest of the week reached 10,000 signatures on Friday.  This is one of the first massively coordinated attempts a…

Weathering the Weather: Major Winter Storm Friday – Saturday

On Friday, a strong cut-off upper level low will approach the area from the east and pop a surface low off cape Hatteras. This is a very similar setup to…

Birthday Cakes 4 Free Sweetens up the County

Cutting cake on birthdays is a tradition most of us follow without a second thought. But every year, there are many with the social or financial disadvantages who do not have…

Rockville Rally to End Gun Violence

On Dec. 20, The City of Rockville, local government officials, and anti-gun interest groups sponsored a rally against gun violence at the Old Gray Courthouse. The large number of shootings…

Police Body Cameras Soon to be Used in Public Schools

In light of recent tragedies taking place in U.S. public schools, the Montgomery County Police Department has arranged a pilot program for school resource officers which will allow them and…

Overwhelming Input on Eid Rocks Board of Education

Last year, the Board of Education voted to wipe off all religious references from the official school calendar. The decision was made in response to the popular appeal for the…

Replacing Semester Exams: The Options

In response to the various students and members of the community who voiced their opinions about reducing testing and increasing instructional time, Montgomery County Public Schools reached a game-changing decision: the…

Montgomery County Bans Use of all EPA Registered Pesticides in Lawn Care

The Montgomery County Council passed Bill 52-14 on Tuesday Oct. 6 to ban the use of EPA-registered pesticides in lawn care for most public places. “Today’s action is another step in…