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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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  • Maryland senior citizens defrauded out of $1.1 million in dating scams

    Maryland senior citizens defrauded out of $1.1 million in dating scams
    Authorities say a Montgomery County man defrauded several senior citizens of thousands of dollars using online dating sites. Krist Koranteng, 32, of Burtonsville and Laurel was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy, mail...
  • The high cost of schooling immigrant children [Letter]

    The high cost of schooling immigrant children [Letter]
    There are so many unanswered questions here, I don't know where to start. Maryland has welcomed thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the border this summer and now it's time taxpayer are told how much this will cost ("Maryland schools see...
  • Violations of school bus stop law in Carroll decrease slightly

    Violations of school bus stop law in Carroll decrease slightly
    While drivers continue to ignore the stop arms on school buses at an alarming rate in the state, those in Carroll County are getting slightly better, according to a Maryland State Department of Education-sponsored survey. Of the total of 3,505...
  • Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

    Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America
    With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas. Every few days,...
  • Laurel hosted educational experiments in the 1970s [History Matters]

    Laurel hosted educational experiments in the 1970s [History Matters]
    Student activism in the late 1960s spawned a wave of educational reform, and students were emboldened by the new national attitude inviting their participation. One of the initiatives created during this period was the Experiment in Free Form Education,...
  • Marriotts Ridge golf chasing place in history

    Marriotts Ridge golf chasing place in history
    The first time was the breakthrough. The second time was validation. Now, this fall, as the Marriotts Ridge golf team attempts to win its third consecutive state championship, it's about grabbing a piece of history. Should the Mustangs, who won last...
  • Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time

    Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time
    When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
  • Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants

    Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants
    Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America as part of an effort to see that unaccompanied minors find shelter in homes rather than in barracks. Faith leaders who met with Gov....
  • Howard Co. teachers' union is being unreasonable [Letter]

    As a former teacher and as a teacher educator who has observed classrooms in almost every school system in Maryland, I feel I'm qualified to make the following comments, even though negativity toward Howard County Public School System and its teachers...
  • Q & A with Howard Co. Police Chief Gary Gardner

    Q & A with Howard Co. Police Chief Gary Gardner
    On July 1, Gary Gardner replaced Bill McMahon as Chief of the Howard County Police Department. Gardner, 55, has been with the department since 1984, and has served in a variety of different roles: patrolman in West Columbia, researcher in the research...
  • Democrats schedule unity rally

    Democrats schedule unity rally
    Maryland Democrats have scheduled an "unity" rally to for next week mend fissures exposed by the party's rancorous primary contest. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is expected to attend. Gansler finished second in the acrimonious fight for theĀ ...
  • Hayes, Lierman and McCray new faces of city politics

    Hayes, Lierman and McCray new faces of city politics
    Cory McCray spent his 18th birthday in a Baltimore jail cell. Antonio Hayes was raised by his grandmother when his mother's drug addiction got too bad. Brooke Lierman grew up in the affluent suburbs of Montgomery County, the daughter of a renowned...