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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Part of ‘Retail Apocalypse’

News reports say national toy retailer Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday and a local blogger who watches retail industry says the year has had a record number of closings of stores across the country. Cheryl Kane Heimlich, who writes the Store Reporter blog, said, “People are calling this a retail apocalypse. This is […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

State Begins $100 Million I-270 Project to Relieve Congestion

Maryland is starting work on I-270, based on the $100 million innovative congestion relief project for the highway, restriping the southbound I-270 spur onto the Capital Beltway. This work will eliminate the existing left lane drop where I-270 meets I-495, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Transportation. The project should be […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Seventh Candidate Enters Democratic Primary for Governor

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Preparedness Fair Scheduled for Wednesday

September is National Preparedness Month, and Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus is sponsoring a preparedness fair to encourage families, businesses and communities to be ready for emergencies. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” The initiative will emphasize that everyone can help first responders by learning how to assist in an […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidates Who Want to Represent Montgomery County

Here is the latest list of the candidates who want to represent Montgomery County in Congress, the State House, County Council, Board of Education, the courthouse and the central committees taken from the Maryland State Board of Elections website. Candidates have until Feb. 27, 2018, to file a candidacy. The primary election is June 26, 2018. The general […]

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September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Sept. 19 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of what’s happening today, Sept. 19, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Public Hearing on Discharge of Bows: The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing today at 1:30 p.m. regarding Expedited Bill 30-17, Weapons – Discharge of Bows – Amendments. This would reduce the safety zone for archery hunters in […]

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September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Construction Set to Begin for New Seneca Valley High School

Dozens of students, teachers and local leaders gathered at Seneca Valley High School to celebrate the groundbreaking of the future school. Once completed, the new school’s capacity will increase from 1,300 students to 2,400. The school’s increased capacity will provide an opportunity to address projected over-utilization of Clarksburg and Northwest high schools, according to the […]

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September 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Stuff-a-Truck Donation Rally Will Benefit Hurricane Harvey Victims (VIDEO)

UPDATED 9.18.17 Top Dog Services’ staff have delivered a truck full of donations to Dickinson, Texas. @MittiMegan truck was unloaded today in Dickinson TX and they were blown away by the truckload of supplies pic.twitter.com/bgOCrgw50S — TOP DOG Services (@topdogservice) September 18, 2017 Original Post: In just a few days, weather permitting, two truck loads […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Health Officials Announce Flu Vaccination Campaign

Montgomery County Health officials have announced the dates for the county’s annual flu vaccination campaign. County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held beginning in late October, according to a news release. Below are the dates and times: Oct. 30 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Universities at Shady Grove 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville For anyone […]

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September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Family Displaced by Olney Fire (VIDEO)

ICYMI (745p 9/17) 17330 Macduff Av, house fire, 1 fam displaced, damage ~$350K, cause under investigation, ~80FFs OS, FFs rescued cat & dog pic.twitter.com/EqDjspmihF — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 18, 2017 A family was displaced in a Sunday house fire in the 17300 block of Macduff Avenue in Olney, according to a Montgomery County Fire […]

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