Richard ‘Dick’ Thornburgh, 1932-2020

January 7, 2021

The only Republican to serve successive terms as governor of Pennsylvania, Thornburgh provided principled and effective leadership during a major public health emergency.

In Wake of Rioting, Bowser Declares, Then Extends Public Emergency


The mayor authorized the city administrator to “implement such measures as may be necessary or appropriate to protect persons and property in the District of Columbia” for 15 days.

D.C. Braces for Joint Session of Congress, Protests

January 4, 2021

All eyes are on Tuesday’s Senate runoff in Georgia and Wednesday’s certification of electoral college votes in a joint session of Congress — expected to be both contested and protested.

Tech Tip: What to Do Before You Go to Starbucks


Make sure your IT department or provider is encrypting and backing up your data and has installed remote monitoring software on all mobile devices.

Next Print Issue of The Georgetowner: Jan. 13

December 28, 2020

The theme of our next issue will be Outlook 2021, featuring stories on what’s ahead in politics, business and the arts as the post-pandemic world begins to take shape.

Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted Freeware


PC manufacturers LOVE to stuff your brand-new PC full of “free” applications. You’ve got a slim chance of getting one without a side of spamware.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci!

December 24, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed today, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Anthony S. Fauci Day in Washington, D.C. It’s the good doctor’s 80th birthday.

Mayor Issues ‘Holiday Pause’ of Activities

December 21, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser encouraged residents to exercise extreme caution during the holiday season to keep the spread of COVID-19 from getting worse. 

Tech Tip: If You Installed It, You Must Update It — Right Away!


As soon as a known vulnerability is announced, hackers get to work to figure out how to use the vulnerability to access those users who are lazy about installing updates.

Tech Tip: Bookmark the Legitimate Websites You Frequently Visit

December 14, 2020

All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger one letter in a website’s URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to.