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Flower Branch residents issue a cry for help

09-12-2016 Hits:22 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

SILVER SPRING – From the day she moved into her Flower Branch apartment in June 2014, Blanca Morales says she has lived in a rodent-infested apartment. On the first night in her new apartment, located along Piney Road, Blanca said she could hear the sounds of small animals running through her apartment. The next day in her bathroom, she saw mice up close. “I saw that there were mice running through my feet and I screamed,” Morales said. “And I realized that there were mice.” About four months after a fire killed seven people and displaced about 100 others at Flower Branch, poor living conditions that have plagued tenants at the apartment complex for years still remain an issue.

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'How many more people have to die?'

08-12-2016 Hits:22 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

'How many more people have to die?'

Congress grills Metro managers on ills WASHINGTON – Members of Congress pointed fingers at witnesses called to testify about Metro’s SafeTrack program Friday, including a federal safety official, Metro’s board chairman and a Metro union representative. "How many more people have to die before we get you to act?" Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) asked Federal Transit Administration Executive Director Matthew Welbes.

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Higher fines coming if snow isn't removed

08-12-2016 Hits:31 Local Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Higher fines coming if snow isn't removed

Higher fines may be coming for business owners who do not remove snow or ice from sidewalks next to commercial properties. After a public hearing Thursday, the Montgomery County Council Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee (T&E) amended and approved a bill to increase those fines from $50 to $250. However, the County Council as a whole will have to pass the bill in order for it to take effect.

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Legislators examine police surveillance power

03-11-2016 Hits:229 State Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

The General Assembly House Judiciary Committee is revisiting whether police use of surveillance technology without a warrant is constitutional as delegates prepare for the 2017 legislative session. State Del. David Moon (D-20), who represents Montgomery County and sits on the committee, said the committee halted two surveillance bills marked “unfavorable” during the 2016 legislative session, to schedule a study, or briefing, which they held in Annapolis Oct. 25. Moon and state Del. Charles Sydnor III (D- 44B) of Baltimore County each sponsored one of the bills. Moon said he is concerned law enforcement officers can test new technology without notifying the public. “We know the trend is law enforcement is going to use it until they’re told not to or until (they’re regulated),” Moon said.

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Noah’s Law takes effect in Maryland

06-10-2016 Hits:679 State Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

  ROCKVILLE – A new law intended to curb drunken driving went into effect in Maryland on October 1, 10 months after a drunk driver struck and killed Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. “Noah’s Law” expands the ignition interlock installation requirements of those convicted of drunk driving. The devices require the driver to take a breathalyzer test prior to driving. If the driver has a blood alcohol level above a predetermined amount the vehicle will not start thus keeping an inebriated driver off the streets.

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New laws begin in Maryland

29-09-2016 Hits:490 State Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Starting Oct. 1, various laws will go into effect in Maryland, including laws to deter drunken driving, increase police accountability and public safety, promote workers’ rights, establish opioid addiction outreach programs and protect the freedom of the press. 

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Solving the "Fake News" problem

08-12-2016 Hits:43 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Solving the "Fake News" problem

  In an interview with The Sentinel this week incoming U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen said one of the greatest concerns facing the country is the “Fake News” currently spreading virally like a pestilence across the land – aided and abetted by a President-elect who acts like Typhoid Mary by tweeting factually inaccurate information gobbled up by the electorate as a sugar-freak gobbles twinkies.

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Trying to make my dad proud

01-12-2016 Hits:111 Editor's Notebook Mark Robinson - avatar Mark Robinson

Trying to make my dad proud

When my father was my age he had about three months to live. The lung cancer which cost him his life ravaged his body for close to two years.The doctors in their infinite wisdom had given him but three to six months to live when he was diagnosed, but pop was a contrarian by birth and it was joyful to see him in his element telling doctors to kiss his nether regions.He told me his greatest regret in life was spending too much time working and not enough time with his children – and that knowledge guided me in bringing up my own children.I want to apologize to them for that – they spent a lot of time with me growing up.Moreover I believe my generation as a whole should apologize to their children. The actions of the last few weeks, neigh the last few years have driven home a...

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Giving Thanks - Not Lip Service

22-11-2016 Hits:191 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Giving Thanks - Not Lip Service

  When I was but a wee lad and the extended family met for the holidays, most notably for Thanksgiving or a Christmas dinner, we’d separate into two camps.The adults had a long, extended table where my grandparents and their children and spouses ate dinner. The kids, well we were assigned a couple of card tables replete with paper plates, plastic cups and dishes while the adults ate from the fine china.While the kids constantly fought and argued about cartoons or football, the adults held discussions about art, literature and business – for my grandfather forbade any discussions on politics or religion.

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County Police team with local high schools for flag football

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – Montgomery County Police officers put on team jerseys and joined high school students from the Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles and the Watkins Mill Wolverines in a friendly game of flag football Thursday.

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Center Stage: Stuart Davis leaves lasting artistic impressions

Center Stage: Stuart Davis leaves lasting artistic impressions

An example of artwork created by modernist painter Stuart Davis, from the "Stuart Davis: In Full Swing" exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. COURTESY PHOTO   WASHINGTON – An exhibit of the early 20th century American modernist painter Stuart Davis just opened to the public at the National Gallery of Art. Entitled “In Full Swing”, this exhibit is a comprehensive examination of Davis’ career, including 5 rooms of his artwork and a short documentary created by the museum. Davis, as described in the background summary adorning the entrance, was born to artists in New Jersey and dropped out of high school to study painting in Manhattan under Robert Henri. Henri, among other things, encouraged his students to “find their own voices.”

Conger talks about some of his greatest wildlife

Conger talks about some of his greatest wildlife

Wildlife photographer Ken Conger displays his work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. PHOTO BY REECE LINDENMAYER   GAITHERSBURG – Ken Conger, wildlife photographer and author of the new book, “Wildlife’s Greatest Connection: A Mother and Her Young”, recently attended the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds to display his work. Conger is from New Kent County, a small county in Virginia 20 miles west of Williamsburg. This was Conger’s fourth visit to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.  “[The festival] has been great, today’s weather is blowy and cold, but we have a nice turnout,” said Conger. Conger showed affection for every natural place that he has visited. “Every place is special for different reasons. I love the big cats in Africa, I love the big bears in Alaska, I love the jaguars in the Amazon, and I love the tiger in India.” “But if I had to choose, I would...

Center Stage: An in-depth talk with Watkins Mill's Scott Tarzwell

GAITHERSBURG – Watkins Mill High School Theater’s “The Laramie Project” closed Saturday after a run in which students portrayed the stories about a tragic, real-life murder in Wyoming. They told the dramatic story of a gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was beaten and killed in the small town of Laramie, Wyo. in 1998, before most of the Watkins Mill students were born. The play is a series of vignettes based on hundreds of interviews following the murder, exploring the culture of the town and the nature of the murder, which was denounced as a hate crime. Scott Tarzwell, one of the two theater directors at Watkins Mill offered his perspective on directing high school students for a play with mature themes. “I like this play because it’s a true story, it’s about real people, and I like that it’s not a simple plot: it’s little vignettes,” said Tarzwell.

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