Cardinal McCarrick resigns after allegations

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McCarrick COURTESYCardinal Theodore McCarrick. COURTESY PHOTOPope Francis on Saturday accepted a cardinal’s letter of resignation from the College of Cardinals following a child sexual-abuse allegation.

It is unclear at press time as to whether or not the Cardinal will face criminal charges.

The pope suspended Archdiocese of Washington Cardinal Emeritus Theodore McCarrick from ministering in public and ordered him to pray and do penance until his canonical trial is completed.

“Pope Francis accepted his resignation from the cardinalate and has ordered his suspension from the exercise of any public ministry, together with the obligation to remain in a house yet to be indicated to him, for a life of prayer and penance until the accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial,” the Vatican press office said Saturday.


Musical chairs on the county’s gridiron begins anew this holiday season

Montgomery County’s version of musical chairs has already begun on the gridiron.
Rockville graduate Jason Lomax has stepped down at Springbrook in order to accept the same position at his alma mater.
“It is with mixed emotions that I am stepping down as head varsity football coach at Springbrook to take the head coaching position at Rockville High School,” Lomax wrote in a letter addressed to the Springbrook Community. “This was a difficult decision that was made with my family in mind. The demands of coaching are very stressful and taxing on a family. This move allows me to spend more time with my family, coach at the school me and my wife graduated from, and coach in the community in which I live. This was a unique opportunity that my family could not pass up.”


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Somerset mayor resigns from country club after controversy with President Barack Obama

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Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin resigned his membership from Woodmont Country Club after a reported controversy over whether Woodmont would offer President Barack Obama an honorary membership.

The New York Post reported that some members from the predominantly Jewish Rockville country club do not want Obama to become a member because of his administration’s stance on Israel.

“Whether that’s a fact or not, it has put a stain on the country club this – wonderful institution,” Slavin said.


Maryland’s General Assembly gavels for 2017 session

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CNS General Assembly 011The Maryland House of Delegates room was filled with delegates, friends and family members for the first day of the legislative session on Jan. 11, 2017, in Annapolis. Del. Michael Vaughn (D) from Prince George’s County was absent, as he resigned from his seat. PHOTO BY HANNAH KLARNER OF CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland -- The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly began Wednesday amid confusion stemming from federal investigations plaguing Democrats and concern among Republicans over the possible override of several vetoes issued by Gov. Larry Hogan at the end of the 2016 session. The Senate is scheduled to begin to debate the vetoes on Jan. 18. 


BREAKING NEWS: Creighton resigns from the bench

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ROCKVILLE - Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Audrey Creighton has retired from her judicial duties effective July 3, officials confirmed.


She will apparently use accumulated vacation pay and/ or accumulated leave and will no longer be on the bench from now until her retirement date, according to sources.

 "I have just been informed she has retired effective July 3, but that it is her intention to use what leave she has between now and then," Administrative Judge John Debelius III said.

Creighton’s retirement announcement comes almost a month after multiple sources confirmed the Commission on Judicial Disabilities had serviced disciplinary charges against her for judicial misconduct. According to the Maryland Rules on Judicial Conduct, the charges can become public 30 days after the Commission notifies the judge in order to give the judge time to respond.


Starr resigns

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josh starrROCKVILLE – Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr will serve his last day on Feb. 16, the Board of Education announced Tuesday following speculation in the media about Starr’s contract. Chief Operating Officer Larry Bowers will serve as interim superintendent – pending approval from Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery – until Starr’s original four-year term ends June 30.

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