Category: Views

Summer Scoop

I’m not too proud to say it. I was in Rockville, I was having a bad day and I needed an ice cream cone. I spotted an ice cream place up the street and had a sudden, triumphant vision of myself…

The Power of Silence

Few events spark greater terror in the hearts of suburbanites than the loss of that precious stream of electrons that sustains nearly every aspect of our modern lives. Around here, we’re perhaps more sensitive since it seems we live through…

MedImmune Security

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the letter to the editor published in the July 9 issue of The Town Courier in which the author had, in part, written that her opinion of MedImmune had been “greatly…

The Argument for CCT as Light Rail

This week a civil engineer from the state of Maryland gave a presentation in the Lakelands Clubhouse updating us on the Corridor Cities Transitway project. The CCT is a vital project to our region, and there is a key decision…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Main Street Music Festival After two weeks of rain delays, the Main Street Music Festival finally got off the ground on June 23 and again on June 30 with dozens of people in the crowd, including City Council members Ryan…

MedImmune Idea

To the Editor: I awaken to the sounds of construction coming from the ever-expanding MedImmune across Great Seneca Highway. Normally it doesn’t bother me as I always thought of MedImmune as a friendly company whose expansion brings both career and…

Oil Industry Oversight Is A Job For Everybody

From 1975 through 1978, I worked for a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation designed to (among other things) prevent disasters like the tragic loss of human life and human injuries — and the ongoing, incalculable other losses that continue…