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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Launches Car Free Challenge

In an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, the City of Takoma Park launched a five-month competition titled, “The Takoma Park Care Free Challenge.” The car fee challenge is open to anyone  living or working in Takoma Park and can be completed individually or on a team, according to a news release. […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Hometown Holidays Music Fest in Rockville Begins May 27 (VIDEO)

Hometown Holidays Music Fest in Rockville is set to kick off on May 27 in the streets of Rockville Town Center.  This year’s music fest will feature more than 25 local, regional and national performing artists on four stages across six city blocks, according to a news release. In addition to music, Hometown Holidays will […]

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May 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Senior Residents Are Changing the Stigma on Aging (VIDEO)

UPDATED Senior residents at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg are changing the stigma on what it means to age. “We do a lot of rollerblading, we do a lot of biking, we walk quite a bit, we hike, we swim and we both do yoga,” said resident Pam Parmer. Parmer and her husband Ron Stevenson […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Announce DUI Checkpoint in Montgomery County

UPDATED Troopers from the Maryland State Police Department’s Rockville barracks will be conducing a DUI checkpoint tonight in Montgomery County along with police from the Montgomery County Police Department, according to a MSPD news release. The location of the checkpoint is not being disclosed. In addition, police are planning to deploy saturation patrols on local roads […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Lets Streaming Bill Become Law Without His Signature

Gov. Larry Hogan criticized the Democrat-controlled General Assembly for lack of transparency even as he allowed a bill to become law to make a small step toward expanding transparency in the legislature. “It it not acceptable in this modern era that Maryland is one of only seven states which does not livestream video and audio […]

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May 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Flags for Our Heroes Exhibit on Display in Gaithersburg for Memorial Day Weekend (VIDEO)

More than 750 flags are flying in a field of honor at Bohrer Park in the city of Gaithersburg this Memorial Day weekend. It is the fourth year for the “Flags for our Heroes” exhibit. This red, white and blue display of 8-foot flags is hosted by the Rotary Club of Montgomery Village and the […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Planning Board Member Plans to Share Others’ Perspectives

Tina Patterson, the new member of the Montgomery County Planning Board, said people should expect her to sit in the back of the room just listening to the opposing sides on an issue. “I want to make sure I know the antecedents,” she said Friday. “I solely can’t do anything, but I can share others’ […]

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May 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Program That Gives Teens Second Chances Celebrates 20 Years (VIDEO)

Teen Court, a program aimed at giving teens second chances in the judicial system, is celebrating 20 years of service in the community. The program was created in March of 1997  for first or second time juvenile offenders who have pleaded guilty to committing misdemeanor offenses. As a result of the guilty plea, respondents appear […]

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May 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 10-May 25

Our top 10 news stories offer a mixed bag this week. Some police news, some high school sports, some business news, even some trash. UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road Westside at Shady Grove Developers Announce New Retailers and More Silver Spring Park in Line for $7 Million Upgrade UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags to be Lowered to Half Staff Until Noon on Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has declared a Memorial Day as a “day of prayer for permanent peace.” According to the President’s proclamation, flags on Memorial Day should be lowered to half staff until noon. You can find more information, here.

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