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Kentlands Community Foundation Although we are sad to see Carrie Dietz go, the Kentlands Community Foundation made an excellent choice in hiring the Town Courier staffer as its next executive director. We believe Dietz will do a stellar job, although…

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Raises for Some To the Editor: It was with dismay that I read [the] article, [“Raises for Some at City Hall,” Vol. 7, No. 17, Sept. 10, 2010, page 1]. The September 12, 2007, Sunday Washington Post “Business” section (page G3) stated that…

Let’s Simplify to Clarify Politics

At election time, I am finding the harder I try to be thoughtful and educated in my choices, the harder it is to vote. As you read this (but not as I write it), Maryland’s primary elections are over. Perhaps…

The Miracle of Family Reunion

When I was a child and learned that some kids were adopted, I did not understand why anyone would want to find their biological parents. My world was one of fantasy and the happily-ever-after dramas of children’s literature. I’d never…

Walk to Break the Silence

I’ll be the first to admit that when I was 21 years old, I thought I was invincible. Not just me, but my family. As a junior in college, I was having the time of my life and had no…

Fear of Dancing

Last Saturday, a friend invited my husband and me to join her for a swing dancing lesson followed by an evening of dancing at the Black Rock Arts Center. I have never learned to dance, but I know many people…

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Pepco The power company’s response to the power outages in Montgomery County was slow-going while communication with customers was incredibly poor. Pepco’s outage maps should be accurate, its reporting system should be reliable, and information about what is going on…

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Say No to Lakelands Antenna To the Editor: Please do not allow the installation of this T-Mobile antenna at Lakelands. Every time we turn around, someone is proposing something which will destroy the character of the neighborhood. The existing lighting…