Gaithersburg

June 23, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, June 23 – June 25 (VIDEO)

Celebrate the history of Montgomery County this weekend at the annual Heritage Days Celebration on June 24 and June 25. This unique, countywide festival, hosted by Heritage Montgomery, provides visitors the opportunity to explore more than 40 parks, museums, and historic sites all across the county. Special events are planned for many of the sites, including […]

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June 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Announce Plans to Set Up Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Montgomery County police officers have announced that they are setting up a sobriety checkpoint Friday night. Police said the checkpoint is a component of the department’s continuing effort to curb impaired driving and underage drinking. MCP Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight – have a plan, drive responsibly, and choose a sober driver: https://t.co/8GqsByTy7T — Montgomery Co Police […]

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June 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

“Difficult Morning” for Metro’s Red Line Commuters

It was a “difficult” morning for Metro riders commuting on the Red Line Friday. Metro officials said two separate incidents of arcing insulators resulted in rail service being suspended during the morning rush hour. The arcing, Metro officials said, was likely sparked by water infiltration into the tunnels overnight from heavy rains. WMATA spokesperson Richard […]

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June 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 23, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Weather Alert: The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are expected to move into our area today and tomorrow. 2. Books Alive: The city of Gaithersburg is launching a new preschool program that features theater, storytelling, music, crafts and the natural world to […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Offices and VEIP Stations to Close June 24 for System Updates

Maryland is temporarily closing its MVA offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations on Saturday for statewide computer upgrades. According to a news release, the temporary shutdown and upgrades are necessary to integrate new IT data based on legislation that goes into effect on July 1. Customers will not be able to conduct web or […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Awards Ten CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarships

Ten inspiring high school seniors were selected to receive a total of $9,750 in scholarship funds for the 2017-2018 academic year through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program. Presented in partnership with the W. Edward Bohrer Memorial Fund, Chipotle, City of Gaithersburg Student Union, Gaithersburg Rotary Foundation, Lakeforest Shopping Center, Montgomery […]

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June 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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

Here are your five things to know today, June 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Committees: Several County Council committees meet today in Rockville. On the agenda: campaign finance, the 2018-2023 fiscal plan, transportation and the Office of Legislative Oversight. For more details, visit the Council’s website, here. 2. Montgomery Plans: The Josiah Henson Special […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Police Call Death in Sandy Spring Suspicious

UPDATE: The victim is Andrea Mion Hawvermale, 56, from the 1300 block of Excaliber Lane in Sandy Spring, Montgomery County police said Wednesday evening. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore conducted an autopsy to determine Hawvermale’s manner and cause of death. The results of that autopsy are pending, police said. Original post: A […]

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June 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not on the Fourth of July in Montgomery County

Montgomery County offices are closed on the Fourth of July in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at what is open and what is closed: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – Indoor and outdoor pools are open. The Germantown […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Katz Finds Common Ground with Dogs

A bill offered by Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz would create canine freedom at dog parks established by county municipalities. Katz introduced the bill at the council’s meeting June 20. Dogs now can be off-leash (technically “at large”) in dog parks in Montgomery County established and overseen by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission […]

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