darnestown

May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

photo of car in rain

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 6:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Poolesville and Darnestown. Significant lightning may occur during the storm. Expect hail capable of producing damage. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors should take shelter inside. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has […]

Read more

May 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Election Judges Needed for June 26 Primary Election

Voters Needed to Work Polls for 2018 Gubernatorial Election The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is recruiting voters, particularly those who are fluent in two or more languages, to work at early voting sites and at polling places for the June 26 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Marjorie Roher, public information officer for the Montgomery County […]

Read more

March 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Comfort Cases Tries to Fill Need for Foster Children

Robert Scheer remembers when he was a foster child in Northern Virginia, he had all his possessions in a single plastic trash bag. Nearly 30 years later, he and his husband adopted four children from the foster program, all arrived with their possessions in plastic bags. The Darnestown resident took his own memories and the […]

Read more

March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Strong Winds Pound Montgomery County, Trees and Power Lines Downed Leaving Roads Closed

Thousands of Montgomery County residents are left without power as dangerous winds move across Montgomery County downing trees and power lines Friday. According to Pepco online outage maps, over 35,000 customers in Montgomery County are without power. Remember to report power outages, here are the phone numbers to call for the three companies that serve […]

Read more

February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Elections Needs Student Volunteers for ‘Future Vote’ Program

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking school-age students from grades 6-12 to participate in the “Future Vote” program. Future Vote students will serve as Election Day student aides during the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election on Tuesday, June 26. There is also an opportunity to participate in many other activities with the Board of […]

Read more

January 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Part Two

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 […]

Read more

January 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools Close Early Monday due to Winter Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools will end the school day early because of winter weather expected later today.  According to a note posted on the district’s website, schools will close two-and-a-half hours earlier than the regular closing time. Students in morning pre-kindergarten programs and morning half-day Head Start will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon pre-kindergarten and […]

Read more

January 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Leggett Invites Residents to Budget Forums This Month

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to hold five forums on the the fiscal year 2019 operating budget this month. The meetings will let residents voice opinions on county spending. The first budget forum is scheduled for Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. “Public forums are […]

Read more

November 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

9 Of the Top Places to Buy a Home in Maryland Are in Montgomery County

The Town of Chevy Chase has been named the best suburb to  buy a house in Maryland in 2017 by Niche, an online site that provides rankings, report cards, and reviews of cities, colleges, neighborhoods, and K-12 schools. Nine of the top 25 Maryland suburbs to buy a house are located in Montgomery County. They […]

Read more

October 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Three Taken to Hospital After Bees Attack

UPDATED, 10 a.m.: Thirty-two Quince Orchard High School students were evaluated at the school after a swarm of angry bees attacked them Thursday morning. Three were taken to a hospital. Update – Quince Orchard HS, 32 students evaluated for possible bee stings, 3 transported NLT injury, bee hive believed to be off campus pic.twitter.com/eHS7tZqX1M — […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter