Articles by Sonya Burke

September 2, 2015

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Serious Motorcycle Collision, Parkland Drive and Aspen Hill Road

Montgomery County police are investing a serious collision involving several vehicles, including a motorcycle, at Parkland Drive and Aspen Hill Road. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer, the collision occurred before 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Piringer said the motorcycle driver suffered a serious injury. The police department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit […]

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September 2, 2015

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Veterans Affairs Department Searches for Outpatient Clinic Space in Montgomery County

A search is underway to find a Gaithersburg or Rockville area location for an outpatient clinic to serve veterans in Montgomery County. That’s the word from U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen, and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett who announced this week that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs […]

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September 2, 2015

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Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 2, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 2, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County firefighters are hoping you will support the Fill the Boot campaign, which begins today at intersections across the county. 2. There is a big demand for affordable housing in Montgomery County. Nearly 20,000 people have already filed applications since […]

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September 1, 2015

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Child Struck by Vehicle at Intersection of Georgia Avenue and August Drive

A child was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and August Drive, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said the boy, who is about 4-years-old, was transported to an area hospital as a priority two trauma patient. According to Piringer, the boy’s injuries […]

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September 1, 2015

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Collision Shuts Down I-270 Southbound Before Clarksburg Road (PHOTOS)

Two vehicles collided along I-270 just before the Tuesday afternoon rush hour shutting down all southbound lanes before Clarksburg Road, according to a Montgomery County fire rescue spokesperson. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported that one of the vehicles went into a wooded area and it took rescue crews […]

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September 1, 2015

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Big Demand for Affordable Housing in Montgomery County

The need for affordable housing in Montgomery County is great as seen by the response to a new portal that allows anyone interested in obtaining housing assistance to apply online. More than 7,000 people completed applications within the first 24 hours of the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) launching its new housing wait list (HOCHousingPath.com), and […]

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September 1, 2015

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Montgomery County to Host Purple Line Presentation on Sept. 17

The public is invited to attend a presentation by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) regarding recent changes to the Purple Line project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place. The Purple Line is a proposed light rail line […]

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September 1, 2015

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Governor Hogan Announces National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland (PHOTOS)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation announcing September as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland. In addition, the governor announced that on Tuesday, September 15, the administration will host an American Red Cross blood drive at the State House, where a Bloodmobile will be set up to take donations. “Going through […]

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September 1, 2015

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Trash Truck Fire in Lakelands Ridge Area of Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

It was a messy morning in the Lakelands Ridge community of Gaithersburg. That’s where a trash truck caught on fire while on its route off High Gables Drive at Shadow Glen Mews and Shadow Glen Court. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire started in the cab area of the […]

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September 1, 2015

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Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. Construction work will close portions of the trails around the Croydon Creek Nature Center at 852 Avery Road in Rockville beginning today. 2. A street party commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina takes place from noon – 3 p.m. today […]

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