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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Trash Hauler’s Contract Restricted; New Hauler to Serve Silver Spring

Montgomery County has cut back the pickup area to a trash hauler that has failed to fulfill its meet its contract and hired another contractor to take its place, County Councilmember Tom Hucker said Monday. Potomac Disposal had served the Bethesda and Silver Spring areas, but because of a lack of help, the company was […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Hogan Calls Purple Line Ruling ‘Baffling’

The judge considering a case to halt the Purple Line project has issued a ruling siding with opponents of the light rail link between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. In his ruling, Judge Richard J. Leon expressed doubt Metro ridership trends would reverse, and the downward trend would affect Purple Line ridership. […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Political Fundraisers Around Montgomery County

With the 2018 political season already started, here are a number of upcoming political fundraisers for the area: Del. Charles Barkley is holding his 16th annual omelet brunch from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 3 at the MCEA Conference Center, 12 Taft Court, Rockville. Cost from $39 (for District 39 residents) to $1,000. Barkley […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road

UPDATED: Montgomery County police have released the name of the woman killed in the pedestrian accident. Her name is Yuzhi Wang, 76, of Gaithersburg. Original post: A pedestrian was killed Thursday night in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said in a statement. About 6:27 p.m., a woman was traveling westbound on Emory Grove Road and was crossing […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Judge Patricia Mitchell Named District Administrative Judge in Montgomery County, Effective July 1st

Montgomery County District Judge Patricia Mitchell has been named Administrative Judge for District 6 (Montgomery County) of the District Court of Maryland. She begins her new role on July 1, following the retirement of District Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. Mitchell knows Montgomery County well. “It is a unique honor to serve Montgomery County because this […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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

Here are your five things to know today, May 22, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bus Fire: Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools depot on Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend in Derwood. 2. Berliner Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is scheduled to meet […]

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May 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 12 to May 18

Education news dominated last week’s top stories based on web traffic. Our top story was about two local elementary schools getting major state honors. A follow-up about them receiving the award also made our Top 10 list. Plus, plenty of public safety news in our Top 10 as well. Two Local Elementary Schools to be […]

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May 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Wheaton Bank Robbed

Montgomery County police report that the M&T Bank at 12041 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, was robbed about 11:15 a.m. May 8. The perpetrator entered the bank with a scarf concealing his face, police said. He gave the teller a note demanding money, and he received an undisclosed amount of money. He then fled the bank, and […]

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May 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Wheaton Man Gets 6 Months for Animal Cruelty

A Wheaton man will spend six months in jail for animal cruelty, a judge ruled this week. James Edward Jones, 31, also is barred from owning or living with animals, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. Jones is serving a yearlong term in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm in the […]

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May 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Bike to Work Day: It’s Bike to Work Day and there are pit stops across the county, including in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, North Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring. 2. Community Coffee: Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart is holding a community coffee from 8 a.m. […]

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