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Honoring Stephen Miller, 66, Potomac

Community celebrates life of Stephen Miller, who served more than 50 years as firefighter, leader of Swift Water Rescue, and deputy chief

Stephen Francis Miller, 66, retired Deputy Chief of the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, died March 26, 2021.

Five-Year-Old Handcuffed for Hating School in Montgomery County

The five-year-old left his school building during the school day and was walking down the street when confronted by police officers who yelled at him that he wasn’t allowed to make his own decisions.

Getting the Numbers Right in Montgomery County

Potomac’s councilmember Andrew Friedson wanted to take politics out of estimating costs.

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Snow Falls Without Equity in Montgomery County

As cherry blossoms bloom, memories of winter linger for some, because snow storms, although occurring only a few times a year, cause frustrations, hardships, danger as plows push snow on top of sidewalks.

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Spring Break? Please Take a Break in Montgomery County

Back to school just in time — for Spring Break?

The school system opened just in time – for students to take Spring Break.

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Who Is Getting Vaccinated in Montgomery County?

Communities hardest hit by the pandemic have been last to get the vaccine

Black people make up 19 percent of the County’s population, but account for only eight percent of people pre-registering for vaccinations to combat COVID; Latino people also make up one-fifth of the county’s population, but make up just nine percent of people pre-registering.

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State of Montgomery County Under Covid

County Executive Marc Elrich chose to give his annual state of the county address last Friday, March 5, exactly one year since the first cases of Covid were reported in Montgomery County.

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Students Request Mental Health, Not Police in Montgomery County

Multiple concurrent, conflicting and overlapping proposals concerning police in schools

With a new initiative introduced by Councilmember Nancy Navarro last week, four different proposals on the School Resource Officer program are being considered concurrently.

Solar Permitted in Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Carefully

Areas with the soils needed for growing food are protected.

Hans Riemer voted against his own bill to permit industrial solar in the Agricultural Reserve.

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Evictions Imperil Thousands of Families in Montgomery County

Economic devastation of the pandemic has 14,000 eviction cases waiting to be heard for failure to pay rent, mostly held in check by a moratorium

A “tsunami of evictions is on the horizon,” said Gabe Albornoz, at-large councilmember, at a session on Covid Rental Relief and Eviction Prevention on Feb. 11, 2021.

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