Bethesda Magazine

Community coalition opposes ballot question proposing change to county tax policy

Referendum would ‘strangle’ MCPS, essential services, group says

Council interviews Madaleno for top administrative position

Former budget director says top priorities are pandemic response, recovery

Construction on Purple Line has halted, state official says

Contractors expect to hand over project within next two weeks

School board to consider ‘mental health days’ as excused absences

Increased stress during COVID-19 pandemic cited as a reason for review

Armed robbers steal delivery driver’s car in Silver Spring

Two males with handguns confronted man

Montgomery County COVID-19 cases increase by 0.31% in one day

No new confirmed deaths recorded Wednesday


Police investigate shooting in Gaithersburg

Man’s injuries not considered life-threatening


Maryland Senate committee holds hearing on police reform legislation

Plus: Mural to protect Maryland’s watersheds unveiled in Wheaton; With COVID stopping rehearsals, Olney Theatre produces stage play using Zoom


County loosens COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings

Exception on mask use granted for children playing sports

Number of MCPS students opting for homeschooling, private school up this year

In-person SAT administration next two Saturdays

Protesters urge Montgomery County Public Schools to reopen for in-person instruction

Group argues that virtual lessons hurt students, families

Microsoft to acquire Rockville-based parent company of video game developer for $7.5B

Deal expected to close in second half of fiscal year

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: Sept. 15-22

Notable homes sold in the past week

Making weaves

Rattan and cane are not just for the porch anymore

On the front lines

Meet 13 local medical heroes who are fighting to save lives as the pandemic rages on

From a distance

Montgomery County Public Schools scrambled to provide remote learning last spring when the pandemic forced schools to close. With instruction continuing online this fall, many question whether the district can meet the challenge.

Bethesda interview: Police Chief Jones

The chief of the Montgomery County police talks about George Floyd’s death, what he told his own kids about dealing with law enforcement, and one of his proudest moments

Extraordinary educators 2020

Six local teachers who are making a difference—from sharing life lessons with fifth graders to instilling confidence in high school students struggling with algebra

The fixer

As director of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s district office, Kathleen Connor recently found herself helping worried parents whose kids were stuck overseas

New eats

Three local spots that opened during the pandemic

Book report

An adventure story for kids, a book on college basketball, and more

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