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UPDATED: Gayles rescinds order to keep private schools from in-person classes

Instead, advises nonpublic schools not to reopen; Congressman wants federal investigation
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Montgomery County COVID-19 cases increase 3.9% over past week

121 cases added Saturday; Daily growth stays under 1%

Smith says MCPS reopening could happen sooner if health conditions drastically improve

School board shares concerns, hopes about plan for online fall semester

Opinion: In times of profound unease, crisis intervention services save lives

Social isolation, fear of the coronavirus have taken a huge toll

Opinion: This is wrong time to push I-495/I-270 highway expansion project

Pandemic’s effect on traffic patterns is unknown

Opinion: An inspirational piece on Churchill High School name

Is George Washington immune from debate?

Support workers union ‘reimagining’ MCPS employees’ roles for the fall

They could help with emotional well-being, reading to young children

Thai Pavilion in Rockville has closed

Business closed at end of May due to COVID-19 financial challenges, owner says

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Police investigating break-in at Bethesda Target

D.C. police say same person might have broken into T.J. Maxx in Friendship Heights

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MCPS surpasses 4 million meals provided during pandemic

Meals are provided at about 100 sites in county

County records 107 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, four deaths

County continues daily case growth less than 1%

‘We are not asking for money’: Teachers union wants to go back to bargaining

School board extends union contract until Sept. 30, unless new agreement reached

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Man accused of spitting on restaurant worker over mask dispute faces charges

Plus: Shots fired at two people in front of Takoma Park restaurant; County creates guide on accessing sexual assault services during pandemic

Changing direction

Artistic Director Chil Kong is putting his spin on Adventure Theatre MTC

‘Miracle man’

When Mike Lavorel developed a rare infection, likely from something he ate, it didn’t look like he would survive. Less than a year later, the Bethesda dad was coaching soccer again—and adjusting to challenges he never expected.

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How the pandemic is changing the way a Chevy Chase pediatrician connects with her patients

Ruff times

When we asked local residents to tell us about the pets they’ve added to the family during the pandemic, the adorable photos came rolling in

Porch life

Enjoy the ultimate outdoor staycation with great local finds

Stuck at home

With little warning, local residents had nowhere to go so they tried to make the best of it. We checked in with 12 of them in April and May to see how the pandemic was affecting their lives.

Spreading kindness

A new book by a Potomac mother and daughter offers kids 52 ideas for how to make the world a nicer place

Beach memories

With many summer plans still up in the air, six local families reflect on why Bethany, Rehoboth, Dewey and Ocean City are so important to them

Bethesda Interview: Riccardo and Roberto Pietrobono

The brothers who own Olazzo, Gringos & Mariachis and Alatri Bros. talk about the stress of the pandemic, pivoting to takeout, and how they’re handling the county’s phased reopening

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