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NSC spreads Christmas cheer
StarDem.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:15:00 -0500
EASTON — “We really do this for the children, to keep up their spirits,” Marilyn Neal said on Tuesday, Dec. 16. She pointed to a room on the top floor of the Neighborhood Service Center filled with pr

DART bus rider steals driver’s backpack
NewarkPostOnline.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:45:00 -0500
A DART bus driver is missing her backpack after working a shift earlier this week in Newark, police say.

UMass president leaving for post in Maryland
StarDem.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:31:00 -0500
BOSTON (AP) — University of Massachusetts president Robert Caret is leaving to become the chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

D.C. Jail health care contract raises activists’ ire
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:02:09 -0500

The ACLU of the Nation's Capital and inmate advocates are encouraging the D.C. Council to reject a contract that would place a for-profit corporation they say has a history of providing poor care in charge of health care at the D.C. Jail.

The District's Office of Contracting and Procurement recommends ...


Former Gunston Headmaster Paul M. Long Sr. dies
StarDem.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:30:00 -0500
CENTREVILLE — A long-serving headmaster of the Gunston School, who was instrumental in growing the school’s enrollment and establishing several cherished traditions, has died.

Sandy Spring Bank opens Bethesda branch
Gazette.net / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:01:57 -0500
Sandy Spring Bank of Olney last week opened its new downtown Bethesda branch at 7550 Wisconsin Ave.

Historic commission approves Front Street home
Cape Gazette / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:45:00 EST
It may have taken four meetings, but Evergreene Companies Inc. finally got the go-ahead to build a new home in the Lewes historic district. The bumpy road to approval began in May, when Evergreene's President of Coastal Division Josh Mastrangelo presented his first plan before the historic preservation commission to build a new home at 238 Front St. When two more appearances did not result in an approved home, ...

Thompson answers wakeup call
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
An athletic, undefeated opponent was not the toughest foe Jaik Thompson had to contend with Tuesday.

Adaptable Pitts, Bears top Middletown
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Senior center Liz Moormann went down with an ankle injury in late October, putting several members of Oakdale’s girls basketball team out of their comfort zone.

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide, police say
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead of self-inflicted knife wounds Tuesday in the woods, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt

Nonprofit wins Germantown bank bid
Gazette.net / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:43:03 -0500
Historical Society hopes to buy for 1

Matsui to team up with Jeter for charity in Japan
StarDem.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:04:00 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Frederick Motor Co. opens separate Subaru showroom
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Frederick Subaru has opened at 1417 W. Patrick St.

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