Raskin, Gold Medalist Haley Skarupa Among MCPS Commencement Speakers

May  8, 2018

Olympic gold medalist Haley Skarupa, romance novelist Nora Roberts and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will be among the commencement speakers for Montgomery County Public Schools graduates this year.

MCPS on Tuesday added the speaker list to its website, where officials had already posted information about the school system's 32 graduation ceremonies.

Skarupa, who was part of the U.S. Women's Hockey team that won gold...

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Raskin Honors Retiring Whitman Principal Dr. Alan Goodwin

May 8,  2018

The visiting Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets varsity baseball team closed the regular season Monday night with a statement and a shutout against the Whitman Vikings, 10-0.

A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to celebrate Whitman’s Senior Night and Community Night. The Vikings’ final regular season game was the culmination of an afternoon that featured a raffle and games played by the Montgomery County Little League.

However, the Swarmin’ Hornets...

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MD Lawmakers Respond to Trump's Violation of Iran Deal

May 8, 2018

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal is a choice that will “destroy America’s credibility.”

During his announcement Tuesday, Trump stated “this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never been made.” He went that the deal “didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.”

In 2015, the United States reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan...

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Bethesda Beat - Democrats Fire Up Base at Town Hall Meeting in Silver Spring Event doubled as a political rally and attack on the Trump agenda

March 1, 2017

February 27, 2017

By: Andrew Metcalf


Hundreds of people cheered Democratic national, state and local officials Sunday night at a town hall-style meeting in downtown Silver Spring  that doubled as a progressive political rally where chants of “sanctuary state” broke out multiple times and congressmen cast President Donald Trump as a man out to destroy American democracy.

The event at the Silver Spring Civic Center was billed as a town hall and organized by the...

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