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Barve picks up endorsement from union

12-02-2016 Hits:8 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Barve picks up endorsement from union

State Del. Kumar Barve (D-17) ROCKVILLE – UNITE HERE International Union released its endorsement of state Del. Kumar Barve (D-17) in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District Monday.

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A case of "Pure Politics"...

12-02-2016 Hits:15 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

A case of "Pure Politics"...

Rockville's peace between warring factions comes to an abrupt end over the fate of one planning commissioner Don Hadley, Rockville's volunteer planning commissionerROCKVILLE – In what turned out to be the most contentious vote of the new term, the City Council voted 3-2 against reappointing five-year Planning Commissioner Don Hadley to his city post Monday night.

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Water main leak on Veirs Mill Road

12-02-2016 Hits:19 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Water main leak on Veirs Mill Road

WSSC has shut down 19 valves since Thursday, Feb. 11 due to a water main leak on Veirs Mill Road between Connecticut Avenue and Ferrara Avenue. Click on Image Gallery for more photos. PHOTOS BY KATHLEEN STUBBS & MARK POETKER

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The final battle against the nutria is engaged

24-04-2014 Hits:11452 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

The final battle against the nutria is engaged

WICOMICO RIVER - On the wall of the nutria eradication team’s drab office at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, there’s a large whiteboard with names and numbers on it. They’re bets for a long-running pool: How many nutria will the team find in the marshes of the Wicomico River?

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Candidates line up to challenge for the June primary

21-04-2014 Hits:9997 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

ROCKVILLE- It’s time to elect new officials or keep the old ones. With little more than three months until the June 24 primary election, campaigns are in full swing. Congressional candidates for Montgomery County districts, 3, 6 and 8 are gearing up their campaigns or began their campaigns as early as summer 2013. 

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Sarbanes readies for fifth attempt

21-04-2014 Hits:9853 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Sarbanes readies for fifth attempt

BURTONSVILLE- It’s time for U.S. Representative John Sarbanes to take the fifth – his fifth term, that is. Congressman Sarbanes recently announced he is running for his fifth term as District 3 Congressional Representative. Congressman Sarbanes is one of three congressmen with jurisdiction in Montgomery County and represents parts of East County such as Brookville, Burtonsville, parts of Olney, White Oak, Silver Spring, and other neighborhoods on the route 29 corridor. 

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Killing us softly with their song

11-02-2016 Hits:105 Editor's Notebook Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Killing us softly with their song

  State Senator Nancy King says she loves her newspapers, but a new day is dawning and she wants to kill the few remaining independent newspapers left in our state.  

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It's not about cost - it's about control

09-02-2016 Hits:160 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

It's not about cost - it's about control

  Make no mistake about - County Councilman George Leventhal claims to be the driving force behind two bills under consideration in the legislature that could destroy the last few remaining independent newspapers in this state - including The Montgomery County Sentinel. The bills are being sold as cost saving measures and needed because public notices, at least in the eyes of Leventhal are a “vestige of last century and big cost to taxpayers as fewer newspapers are published,” Leventhal said in a tweet Tuesday. He also said "The Sentinel has tiny readership and the Post is prohibitively expensive." He has never inquired as to the size of our readership, so one must ask him how he decided our circulation size. And if we are small and growing to fill the gap left by the demise of the Gazette - why would he not support an independent press?  He has also never asked us...

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The mentally ill hypocrisy

04-02-2016 Hits:217 Editor's Notebook Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

I walked into District court Tuesday to testify in a burglary case. Back in October someone broke into my car and took cash and some private items – but thankfully left behind my credit card and driver’s license. A Rockville police officer found my personal property and some of the cash when he was investigating another burglary. The plain clothes officer and his partner rousted a homeless man found asleep under an overpass on Gude drive near Rockville Pike and during the course of questioning the young man they got consent to search and found my property. According to the defense attorney assigned to the case and according to police officers, the young man has an arrest record and has mental health problems.

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Sports update!

Brandy Simms gives you the latest in sports for The Sentinel:  

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Local comedians bring you Newly Dead

After having “The Last Laugh,” a group of top local comedians-turned-playwrights is giving a second life to interactive murder mysteries with “The Newly Dead.”

Celebrating Black History in Montgomery County

Several organizations and institutions recognize the significant contributions of African-Americans during February, Black History Month. According to Lisa MacLeman of Montgomery County Parks, here is what Montgomery County has planned this month. More information can be found online at www.montgomeryparks.org.

Davis honors musicians

BETHESDA – Local musicians are set to perform at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club Friday in the first annual Thanks for the Memories concert to honor 67 world-famous musicians who died in 2015. Gone but never forgotten is the theme of the tribute, as top musical artists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area come together to pay homage to these artists.

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