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May 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Gaithersburg Book Festival

More than 100 best-selling authors and thousands of bibliophiles came to Montgomery County on Saturday for the ninth Gaithersburg Book Festival. The event also included workshops and a Children’s Village, as well as food and fun.

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May 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

#MoCoVotesMCM Primary

Comprehensive Candidate Information Available The Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election takes place June 26, 2018. Early voting for the primary will be available at 11 early voting centers in Montgomery County from June 14 to June 21. Montgomery Community Media’s comprehensive look at local races can be found here. We have candidate statements from the county executive, […]

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May 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Extends Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has extended the flood watch in Montgomery County until 8:00 Saturday night as periods of rain continue across the region.  A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on the current forecasts.  Residents should expect additional rainfall amounts up to half inch, according to officials. The primary concern […]

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May 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Upper Marlboro Man for 2010 Gaithersburg Rape

Montgomery County cold case detectives have arrested an Upper Marlboro man for a 2010 rape and robbery of an Asbury Methodist Village employee, police said Friday afternoon. Davon Gray, 30, of Georgian Drive is being held without bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to online court records. About 11 a.m. Dec. 7, 2010, […]

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May 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Cyclists Undeterred by Bike to Work Day Rain

Thousands of commuters ignored the rain and rode their bicycles to work Friday morning for Bike to Work Day, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments said. By its tally, more than 17,000 Washington-area commuters left their cars at home and pedaled to work. Nearly 100 pit stops in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia […]

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May 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Seek Man for Burglary, Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards

Montgomery County police seek a man who used credit cards stolen May 12 from a home in the Woodside area of Silver Spring. The cards were then used in stores in Wheaton and Silver Spring, police said. Police have released surveillance photographs of the man and hope someone among the public can help identify him. […]

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May 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County To Dedicate Memorial Wall in Honor of Vietnam Veterans Who Never Returned Home

County Executive Ike Leggett, local officials and Vietnam War veterans will dedicate the Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. The wall pays tribute to the 130 residents from Montgomery County who served in Vietnam but never returned home. The Office of Veterans Affairs maintains a list of County residents […]

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May 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Local officials from Montgomery and Frederick Counties send a joint letter to Governor Larry Hogan not to postpone the northern I-270 study; Maryland Larry Hogan signs the Free College Tuition bill; Executive […]

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May 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Night Services for Washington Capitals Game 4

Metro announced Thursday that the metrorail will remain open an additional hour tonight for fans attending the Washington Capitals Game 4 at CapitalOne Arena. The Capitals will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m.  Washington is leading the series 2-1. The total cost in keeping the metrorail system is $100,000 and is being […]

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May 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Grant Would Pay to Develop Route Connecting Shady Grove, Metropolitan Grove

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation received a $60,000 grant to prepare a short-range transit plan connecting the Shady Grove Metro Station to the Metropolitan Grove MARC Station. The grant comes from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. No bus lines connect Shady Grove and Metropolitan Grove, which are about 6 or 7 miles apart. The funding […]

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