November 21, 2015


The opening kickoff set the tone for the entire game for Seneca Valley. Damascus won the coin flip and deferred opting to get the ball in the second half. The kick was short and instead of going deep to one of the return men it was handled, or mishandled by an up-back. While Seneca Valley was able...

November 19, 2015


The Montgomery County Board of Education approved the boundary areas for the new Clarksburg/Damascus Middle School, which is slated to open at the beginning of the next school year.

   The school that will open in August 2016 will be populated by students currently attending Wilson Wims Elementary S...

August 8, 2015

Twice in 63 days the residents of the Germantown area were shocked to experience horrendous domestic violence in a public place. Murder in public.

   On Monday, June 1, 24-year-old Mariam Shadé Adebayo was shot and killed in the Milestone Target parking lot, allegedly by her former boyfriend, a convi...

June 29, 2015

Montgomery County Police have arrested a Germantown man in connection with an accident that took the life a Rockville woman last weekend.

   Police have arrested Ulices Chavez, 22, of the 11604 of Queen Nicole Terrace in Germantown, for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol....

June 12, 2015

The Gazette newspapers will shut down in August, according to reports.

   According to, the announcement was made in an all-staff meeting held Friday at the paper’s Montgomery County office in Gaithersburg, according to sources. The letter says the closure will mean the eliminati...

June 11, 2015


The 479 members of Northwest High School’s Class of 2015 were all dressed up and ready to greet the world as high school graduates on Tuesday afternoon at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, but they were encouraged to be open to getting messy by speakers during the ceremony.

   As they gathered wi...

May 30, 2015

A former substitute teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School and many other Montgomery County Public Schools to 10 years in prison on Friday for sexually abusing students.

Jose Pineda, 50, of Gaithersburg entered a guilty plea to one count of sex abuse of a minor and one count of third degree sex of...

May 28, 2015

The Board of Education has approved revisions to the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.

   The school year will still begin for students on Aug. 31, 2015, with teachers reporting the week prior to school.

   The changes came about because of the rescheduling of the presidential primary elect...


Former Montgomery County Public Schools Superintended and Germantown resident Dr. Paul L. Vance died at the age of 83 on Saturday, May 2.

   Vance served as MCPS superintendent from 1991 to 1999. Vance retired after eight years at the top post. He was the school system’s first black superintendent....

April 30, 2015



Catherine Hoggle, the mother of two missing Clarksburg children, was in court Thursday for what prosecutors called a “simple hearing,” but which ended with an excited exchange between the State’s Attorney and Hoggle’s lawyer on the courthouse steps.

   Hoggle is currently facing misdemeanor charges...

March 27, 2015


Seneca Valley High School Senior Tyatianna Johnson has officially accepted an appointment to, and will attend, the United States Military Academy at West Point.

   “We are so very proud of her,” said Seneca Valley Principal Marc Cohen.

   Johnson who has been a track stand-out at Seneca Valley w...

March 11, 2015



Montgomery County Police arrested a 16-year-old male Seneca Valley High School student for possessing a knife on school property on Wednesday morning.

   The teen was arrested on school property this morning after a school resource officer called in the incident at 8:39 am this morning, according t...

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