March 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

More than 80,000 Without Power Across the County

Thousands of households and businesses are without power as Friday’s wind gusts powers through Montgonery County. More than 80,000 power outages were reported to Pepco at 5:09 p.m. Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal said that all “crews are working around the clock to restore power quickly and safely.” Meanwhile, Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order […]

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March 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What to Do If You See a Downed Power Line

Friday’s heavy wind gusts have resulted in power outages and damages across Montgomery County including downed power lines which can be dangerous, according to Pepco Spokesperson Marcus Beal. “When you have wind gust like this, they can cause trouble with overhead lines and equipment,” he said. Since the National Weather Service predicts that the winds will […]

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February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Takes Up New Rules for Solar Panels

Montgomery County residents and businesses could have greater access for solar arrays creating electricity from sunshine. Councilmembers Tom Hucker, George Leventhal and Marc Elrich have introduced a zoning text amendment that will allow solar installations with a capacity of up to 2 megawatts — enough electricity to power 200 nearby homes. “Nearly everyone agrees we’re […]

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February 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Registration Open for County’s Energy Summit

Montgomery County’s Fifth Annual Energy Summit is scheduled for April 4 and registration is officially open. The energy summit, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Green Building Council, will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring. The theme this year, “The Slight Edge: Incremental Steps […]

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January 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

NASA Streams the Super Blue Moon Total Eclipse Live

Update: The livestream is complete. The first “Super Blue Blood Moon” in 166 years takes place today. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) are streaming the event live. Related post: What Does a Super Blue Blood Moon Even Mean?

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January 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What Does a Super Blue Blood Moon Even Mean?

Skywatchers are in for a rare occurrence. After 166 years, a lunar event called a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” will take place early Wednesday morning. But what does that even mean? According to Geoff Chester, public affairs officer at the United States Naval Observatory, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar […]

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December 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here’s How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Montgomery County officials are urging residents to recycle their Christmas trees at the curb for recycling. Cut Christmas trees are accepted year-round for residents who receive Montgomery County-provided collection service, according to a news release. Those interesting in recycling should place trees curbside by 7 a.m. on their regularly-scheduled day. Tree must be free of […]

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December 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Places Third in Energy Reduction Competition

The City of Takoma Park, Maryland ranked third place in the final round of Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) competition. GUEP is a two-year competition nationwide that evaluates how communities utilize energy. In the final round, 10 top performing cities and counties were evaluated by a panel of judges on their energy-saving approach, performance, and […]

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December 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Is Snow in the Forecast this Weekend?

There is a small chance we may see some snow over the weekend. But don’t panic, Capital Weather Gang is only predicting flurries Friday night and again Saturday night. D.C.-area forecast: Colder weather takes control as we watch for season’s first flakes https://t.co/a7fX02T14x — Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) December 6, 2017 Mon, 12/4: 57🌤Tue, 12/5: 60🌦Wed, […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Another Dockless Bikeshare Company Comes to Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has teamed up with Spin, a dockless bikeshare company based in North America, to place 100 Spin bikes in Silver Spring starting Dec. 7. Spin is the third company to participate in Montgomery County’s dockless bike demonstration project along with LimeBike and Ofo, according to a news release. “The […]

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