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Board of Education member sued

  ROCKVILLE - An attorney is suing Montgomery County Board of Education member Christopher Barclay (D -4) for unpaid hourly services from his divorce in 2013. Donna Rismiller, a family lawyer, is suing Barclay for $9,824.72, according to court documents. As of April 21, Barclay owes Rismiller $11,666.74, including more…
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Community leaders angry with education budget

ROCKVILLE - Community organizations are not happy with the proposed Montgomery County Public School operating budget for the 2013-2014 school year. At the “Book Club Budgetpalooza,” members from the Montgomery County Civic Federation, the Parents’ Coalition of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Tax Payers League went through the proposed $2.2…
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Canadian Geese population in county rises

ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources released its 2013 midwinter waterfowl survey last week, showing the Canada goose population has increased by more than 25 percent since last year.Canada geese comprise more than half of the total population of waterfowl in Maryland.“The goose population is greater than the…
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Josiah Henson to be honored

BETHESDA - Josiah Henson, the inspiration for George Harris in Harriet Beecher Stover’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabinet,” will be honored with a museum here called the Josiah Henson Park.Last week, Ellen Emmett of Montgomery Parks, Larissa Hallgren, exhibit designer for Experience Design, and architect Robert Kinsley laid out preliminary plans at…
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Rockville takes in more than planned

ROCKVILLE – Real property tax assessments in Rockville for 2014 increased by approximately three percent from 2013, according to the fiscal year 2014 budget preview presented to the city’s Mayor and Council Monday evening.The three-percent increase of $950,000 was not anticipated, as properties reassessed in January 2012 decreased in value…
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Local businesses seek county help

ROCKVILLE – Local businesses, still reeling from the recent recession are looking for help from government to help them stay fluid.For Dave O’Connor, owner of O’Connor’s Paint Service in Gaithersburg, the main hurdles he faces are getting licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and making sure he is keeping…
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They’re Back!

They stink and their numbers are growing.The brown marmorated stink bug is a pest that has plagued Marylanders for the past several years. They are found in homes and gardens and while the bug doesn’t bite, it can produce a foul odor if you step on it or otherwise handle…
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