PatchCast Feb. 17: Borders to Close/New Principal at Hardy MS/G.A. Debates Immigration/Edison Hosts Competition/Firefighters Go Hungry

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Here's what happened in the towns around you over the last 24 hours. Brought to you by our team of editors, reporters, photographers and videographers.

  • : Thomas Edison High School hosted the regional competition of Skills USA, a national organization that focuses on technical, career and other skills. Edison students placed in the top three in nearly all categories.
  • : Rockville tuned its ear to Annapolis and the Maryland General Assembly, which is currently debating a bill that would let students who graduate from Maryland high schools but do not have legal status, pay in-state or in-county tuition.
  • : A new Hardy Middle School principal met with parents for the first time on Wednesday. Daniel Shea's predecessor was ousted last month.
  • : Volunteer fire fighters will no longer have the benefit of a complimentary meal while working after the county suspended volunteer food budgets for the remainder of the fiscal year.
  • : The Borders bookstore in Friendship Heights will close, along with other branches across the country, after the business filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


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