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State Expands Program to Assist Veterans with Home Ownership

Governor Larry Hogan has expanded the “You’ve Earned It!” initiative with a $20 million dollar allocation to assist veterans to  purchase a home. The original  Maryland Mortgage Program initiative announced May 4 was designed to assist potential homebuyers with $25,000 or more of student debt. This new initiative offers a 2.75 percent fixed-rate, 30-year mortgage and $10,000 […]

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Aviation Threat Called into Maryland State Police

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Maryland State Police say they received an anonymous call threatening commercial aviation early Monday morning. Troopers say the call was received at the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack in Garrett County at 6:30 a.m. today. According to a Maryland State Police news release, the caller made a bomb threat involving commercial aviation. Troopers said they […]

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Near Drowning Reported at Community Pool in Rockville

UPDATED A seven-year-old boy was transported to the hospital on Memorial Day after nearly drowning at a community pool in the 1600 block of Yale Place in Rockville, according to a county fire official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that a bystander initiated CPR on the boy. Piringer […]

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Deck Fire Displaces Two Clarksburg Families (PHOTOS)

A two-alarm fire at a four-level townhouse in Clarksburg has displaced two families and caused an estimated $500,000 in damages, according to a county fire spokesperson. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said 100 firefighters responded to the blaze at 22187 Fair Garden Lane on Sunday evening. Piringer said smoke alarms alerted […]

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County Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend (VIDEO)

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Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer swim season. In Montgomery County, seven outdoor pools will open at noon on Saturday, May 23rd. The outdoor pools include: –Bethesda Pool, 301.652.1598, Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road; –Germantown Outdoor Pool, 301.601.1690, 18905 Kingsview Road; –Long Branch Pool, 301.431.5700, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver […]

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Emergent BioSolutions Celebrates its New Gaithersburg Headquarters (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Emergent BioSolutions is conducting important life-saving life sciences work and on Tuesday, the company celebrated the brick and mortar of its operation. County, state and local officials helped Emergent BioSolutions officially open its new corporate headquarters in Gaithersburg on Professional Drive. Krista Brick has the story. Emergent BioSolutions is a leading vaccines and therapeutics company that […]

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Drivers’ Test Fail Rate Almost 50 Percent at Montgomery County’s MVAs (VIDEO)

Almost half of all the drivers who took the Maryland drivers’ license roads test in Montgomery County over the past year failed it, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Krista Brick has the story about a change to the test that might reduce that fail rate.   Related:

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Gaithersburg Releases Election Candidate Packets Early

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Gaithersburg residents looking to enter the race for city councilmember or mayor are now able to pick up candidate packets a month early. Starting June 5, potential candidates can pick up the candidate packets that had formerly been unavailable until July 6. The Board of Supervisors of Elections decided to make that change on Wednesday. […]

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Memorial Weekend Closings

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If you are staying in town for the Memorial Holiday weekend here are some things you need to know about what is open and what is closed. All Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration offices are closed today through Monday. Montgomery County libraries are closed Sunday and Monday. Parking at public garages, lots and curbside meters are […]

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Five Things to Know Today, May 22, in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily look at the events and stories that people are talking about today, May 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Starting today through the Memorial Day holiday the Flags for Our Heroes display will be up at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. 2. It’s a long weekend and we have a long list of ideas for activities […]

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