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Pausing for Farmland in Montgomery County?

Council rejects task force, but sends solar proposal back to committee; vote by end of this year could allow solar in the Agricultural Reserve

Advocates on two sides of important long-term environmental goals: solar power for sustainable clean energy, and the preservation of farmland for food, have three council work sessions to get in sync.

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Vote Early; Election Day Will Bring Challenges in Montgomery County

County to begin early voting Monday, Oct. 26; your regular polling place will likely not be open on Election Day 2020

Early voting in Montgomery County for the 2020 Presidential General Election begins Monday, Oct. 26 and continues through Monday, Nov. 2.

C&O Canal Superintendent speaks at WMCCA meeting

The October meeting of the West Montgomery County Citizens Association (WMCCA) was held via Zoom Wednesday, Oct 14.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: We Are Not Better Off Now

Regarding this 2020 election… never mind that President Trump took children away from their parents at our southern border.

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Voters: Heroes of the Day

I am just short of 88 years of age and have voted in sixteen elections for president.

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National Book Month

Month-long celebration focuses on engaging families in reading, writing and literature

It’s a line from the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, that is at the heart of the literary philosophy of Anne Briggs, web services and communications librarian at Montgomery College Library.

The Buck Stops Here? Or Never Got Going in Montgomery County?

Millions in grant and relief funding to help residents and businesses in need have yet to be distributed by the county.

Montgomery County received $183,336,953 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help county residents and businesses survive the pandemic.

Potomac Home Sales: September, 2020

In September, 2020, 84 Potomac homes sold between $3,600,000-$555,000.

Potomac Home Sales: September, 2020

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U.S. Park Police Charged in Killing of McLean Resident

Family has waited for justice since November 2017 when Bijan Ghaisar was shot.

Latest: Police Officers Turn Themselves In

Opinion: Column: “I’ll Think About That Tomorrow”

What I'm thinking about – and being thankful for, today, is the disappearance of all the side effects I've been experiencing during the last four weeks or so since I began my pill regimen for my papillary thyroid cancer treatment.

Opinion: Column: “And Awaaay We Go!”

As Jackie Gleason would say as he segued from his monologue into the sketch comedy that followed on his Saturday night entertainment hour on CBS.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County began recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day annually on the second Monday of October, historically associated with Columbus Day.

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Disparities in Arrests Lead to Questions about Police in Montgomery County Public Schools

Black and Hispanic students twice as likely to be disciplined with suspension all the way back to elementary school.

Black and Latino students are disproportionately affected by routine school discipline, suspensions, and by arrests in Montgomery County Public Schools.

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Halloween Is Not Canceled in Montgomery County

But large groups are; county offers guidelines for safe Halloween while residents make plans to celebrate

Halloween, a witch’s brew of fun and fantasy, will need a new recipe for this year.

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Home Library Design

Designers offer ideas for spaces with style and comfort.

Once thought of as space for academics to smoke cigars and sip whiskey, the era of covid-19 has transformed home libraries into now cozy places of refuge.

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Exercising Inside as Weather Cools and Light Wanes

Fall brings with it the promise of change, falling leaves, shorter days, and cooler weather.

Opinion: Column: An Update About Some Down Time

Not that I want to give you a blow-by-blow concerning my treatment switch over to thyroid cancer from lung cancer, but the last two columns were written four weeks ago in the same week in expectation of a weekend away, so these observations will be new-ish in that they will be hot off the press, so to speak.

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Creating a Spooky and Safe Halloween in the Age of COVID-19

Ideas for frightful revelry abound even amid coronavirus concerns.

Cartoon character Marshall from Paw Patrol will be searching for chocolate while a tiny pop star tracks down toys as Arlington mother and teacher Becky Beach and her family celebrate the spookiest day of the year.

West Montgomery County Citizens Association

West Montgomery County Citizens Association

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Last Weekend was a Time to Trot with the Tigers in Potomac

Change is the way of life for 2020, and the Holy Child annual Tiger Trot changed with the times.

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