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Dabney set to retire from Bethesda Urban Partnership post

23-08-2016 Hits:62 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Dabney set to retire from Bethesda Urban Partnership post

Retiring BUP Executive Director Dave Dabney. When Dave Dabney steps down as executive director of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, it’s the long-time relationships he’ll miss the most. First assuming the position in 1999, the 69-year-old BUP head will retire in November, leaving behind 35 full-time employees and beginning his retirement with his wife Janet in Bethany Beach, Del. “I’m going to miss the people,” Dabney said. “I enjoy every single day going to work. I’m a people-pleaser at heart, and it’s just been a joy and an honor to have been given this opportunity that I grew up in.”

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Rockville Acting Police Chief jumps into the fray on increasing size of force

23-08-2016 Hits:94 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Rockville Acting Police Chief jumps into the fray on increasing size of force

  Rockville Acting Police Chief Bob Rappoport.  FILE PHOTO  ROCKVILLE –Acting City Police Chief Bob Rappoport says the municipal police department needs more money to retain staff and add police officers to help with schools, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations and preventing street crimes. “Well, the first thing we have to do is maintain our staff. With retirements and resignations, it’s always an ongoing battle to maintain our staff,” said Rappoport, noting department officials can “look ahead to the future” but need to “fill what’s open” before expanding staff.

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Metro Transit Police investigating East Falls Church derailment

19-08-2016 Hits:187 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Metro Transit Police investigating East Falls Church derailment

  Metro Transit Police are investigating the July 29 derailment on the Silver Line after Metro’s general manager expressed concerns about findings from the internal inquiry.  Metro Board of Directors Chairman and DC Council member Jack Evans said conflicting interviews led Metro General Manger Paul Wiedefeld to have Metro Transit Police begin their own investigation of two Silver Line train cars derailing while switching tracks last month. “I talked with Paul (Thursday) and essentially what he told me... he’s getting inconsistent and contradictory information from this investigation to the point he found it was necessary to bring in criminal investigators,” Evans said.

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Sarbanes pushes back against public cynicism of government

15-08-2016 Hits:150 State Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Sarbanes pushes back against public cynicism of government

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-3)  PHOTO BY DANICA ROEM   ROCKVILLE – “I wish the country wasn’t so angry at the government right now.” Public cynicism about politics and people spending more time online than outdoors at events has made it harder for public officials to communicate with their constituents, according to Rep. John Sarbanes (D-3). “The public is so cynical. They’re so turned off,” said Sarbanes Monday at the office of the Montgomery County Sentinel.

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Legislator takes aim at guns

15-08-2016 Hits:150 State Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

State Del. Luke Clippinger (D-46) said he is planning to reintroduce a bill that would prevent people on the federal Terror Watch list from purchasing a firearm in Maryland. The bill by the Baltimore delegate would use the federal terror watch list, which bans people from boarding airplanes, from purchasing a firearm in Maryland.  After the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, a similar bill was introduced in the United States Senate that would have banned anyone on a federal watch list from purchasing a firearm.  Many congressional Democrats argued such a ban would have prevented Orlando shooter Omar Mateen from purchasing a firearm.

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Hoffberger dead at 91

10-08-2016 Hits:158 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Hoffberger dead at 91

  To some he was a visionary, an artist, a writer and a developer. But to Montgomery County residents, he remains one of the guiding influences behind what is now Germantown. Leroy Hoffberg died last week at the age of 91.

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Rockin' in the Free World

18-08-2016 Hits:186 Editor's Notebook Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Rockin' in the Free World

  For those visiting the beautiful Washington D.C. area there is much to offer the casual tourist. The right time of year and you can see the wonderful cheery blossoms. There is always the Smithsonian and the Nation’s toy box of museums down on the mall that can keep you busy for a week. Then there’s the seat of Democracy – a little bar that offers great deals on bourbon – just kidding. But besides Congress, the White House and the usual history, you can branch out and take day trips to a variety of historical locales that show the First World splendor of the Capital of the Free World. Just don’t look too closely at the worn varnish and rusted metal.

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Newspapers and the Cosmic Future

10-08-2016 Hits:174 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Newspapers and the Cosmic Future

Moving forward beyond the GOP and Democratic Conventions we are forced to once again evaluate the effectiveness of our media in presenting news we can use. As we wrote last week the short answer is we’re not doing so well. We are producing news you want rather than news you need. The bottom feeding, bottom-line nature of our business has become so overpowering even John Oliver on Last Week Tonight mentioned it on his HBO series this week. It was part of his declaration that local newspapers are in trouble and without them we’d all be reduced to watching Wolf Blitzer bat around a ball of yarn.

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The question of the moment

04-08-2016 Hits:238 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

The question of the moment

The convention I saw on television was not the convention I attended in Philadelphia. Many pundits talked about how the Democrats teetered and careened nearly off track from the beginning of their convention after another email controversy led the party to dump the DNC chair. Since my first convention was in 1984 and it featured Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins and a Democratic Party shouting at the wind against Ronald Reagan, I really couldn’t see the point.  The 2016 Democratic Convention appeared much different to me than to the television reporters and pundits – many of whom weren’t on the planet in 1984.

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Rockville’s Helen Maroulis brings home wrestling gold from Rio

Rockville-native Helen Maroulis won the first-ever gold medal for an American woman wrestler at the Olympics Aug. 18, defeating Japanese three-time gold medalist Saori Yoshida 3-1 in the 53kg freestyle.

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Center Stage: An exhibition of Romaine Brooks' revolutionary style

Center Stage: An exhibition of Romaine Brooks' revolutionary style

Romaine Brooks' Ida Rubinstein.  PHOTO BY MARK POETKER   WASHINGTON DC — The Smithsonian American Art Museum is holding an exhibition of Romaine Brooks, an early 20th century painter notable for her revolutionary depiction of women. Unlike traditional paintings that depict female subjects with bright, flowery colors, Brooks’ paintings are characterized by her use of muted tones and portrayal of women in androgynous attire. Brooks’ later works are notable for the bold outlines of her subjects mixed with lightly blended colors, giving her paintings a uniquely modern feel. These techniques emphasize the assertive poses taken by many women in her paintings, allowing her subjects’ features to carry a distinct vibrancy that carries throughout her later works.

The Powers of the midway

The Powers of the midway

Life on the County Fair's midway is the main attraction for some fair-goers.     PHOTO BY JAKE BRODSKY   GAITHERSBURG – The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair would be vastly different without Powers Great American Midways, who has been the fair’s midway provider for the past 11 years. “[The Montgomery County Fair] has just grown and grown,” said Marc Janas, the GM of Powers. “We have a great rapport with the folks that run the fair, they’re good friends of ours and that’s really important. It just keeps getting better every year. Weather permitting, knock on wood, the attendance just keeps going up.” The Montgomery County Fair is part of what Janas calls "big fair season," meaning Powers carries around 400 employees to the event.

Milk a cow and gain a new appreciation for animal husbandry at the fair

GAITHERSBURG –How does a 13- year-old girl without a farm end up taking care of a cow at the Montgomery County Fair? An opportunity came for Addie Tallman when she paid $1 to milk a cow by hand at the fair three years ago. Then she saw a stack of flyers for a 4-H Club informational meeting on a nearby table and took one. Later, Addie told her now 16-year-old sister named Emmie about milking the cow. They both attended the meeting and joined the 4-H Club in Sept. 2013. Addie helped Christina Bennett, 12, care for her family’s cows on the week of the fair the following year. “I got up every morning at like 6:30 and I helped out with feeding the cows,” said Addie. “So that’s how we became friends (with Christina).”

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