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Upper Potomac River Advisory

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) urges boaters and other recreational users to avoid the Upper Potomac River, including its creeks and streams, this weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains for the region that will lead to a dramatic rise in water levels. At Point of Rocks in Frederick County, forecasters believe […]

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Black Bear Spotted in Germantown

A black bear has been spotted in recent weeks in Poolesville, Damascus and now Germantown. On Friday afternoon, Montgomery County Police reported a black bear sighting on Observation Drive in Germantown. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises residents on its website that black bears may be seen any time of day and are typically […]

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Heat Advisory Issued Today

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With a heat index predicted to hit about 105 degrees, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from 1 to 7 p.m. today. There is a risk of heat-related illness for those without air-conditioning or those outdoors for an extended period of time. A heat advisory means that a period of […]

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Four Cooling Centers in Rockville Open Today

The City of Rockville has opened four cooling centers for community members in need of a place to beat this week’s heat wave. The centers are located at the following city facilities: Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave. Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive Twinbrook Community Recreation […]

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Summer’s First Sunset in Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

The summer solstice is considered the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year. MyMCMedia’s Michael Walsh captured several photos (see below) on June 21st of summer’s first sunset in Montgomery County. Enjoy! #Sunset on June 21 #Summer #Solstice. The day in 2015 with the most daylight hours. #FirstDayOfSummer @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/rfKtg4Gtyd […]

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Capital Crescent Trail Work Could Impact Access

During June and July, Montgomery Parks will be making improvements to the Capital Crescent Trail that could impact accessibility and use of the trail. Tree work during June, between Dorset Avenue and Woodmont Avenue, should not limit trail access, but trail users are urged to be cautious around work areas, according to a release from […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General Refuses to Weigh in on Berliner Pesticide Measures

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General refused to give County Councilmember Roger Berliner advice on his provisions for reducing the use of pesticides in Montgomery County. In a letter dated May 28, Berliner asked Attorney General Brian Frosh to weigh in on whether four measures being proposed by Berliner would be preempted by state law. […]

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Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Competitions

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Nominations are being accepted for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) annual Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) Landscaping and Photography competitions. The 29th Annual Landscape Contest is open to community groups, businesses, public institutions and other organizations undertaking landscaping projects that enhance the appearance of commonly owned sections of commercial or residential properties in […]

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Gaithersburg Staffers Inspect Pond After Reports of Dead Fish

Gaithersburg city staffers inspected a storm water management pond in the community of Quince Orchard Park this week after reports by a resident of a fish kill. Neighborhood Services Division Chief Kevin Roman said he personally inspected the pond along Winter Walk Drive and noted “a few dead fish and tadpoles” but, he said, there […]

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Leggett Plans to Privatize County’s Economic Development Functions (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today announced that he will send legislation to the County Council on Friday that would transfer the major functions of County economic development and business promotion to a private-sector-led, non-profit entity. Under the proposed legislation, both the County’s Department of Economic Development (DED) and the non-profit Montgomery Business Development Corporation […]

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