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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Road Projects Could Tie Up Traffic

Motorists should be on the lookout this weekend for major construction projects in Montgomery County. A resurfacing project on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway (I-495) between Seminary Road and I-270 could mean single-lane and shoulder closures Sunday beginning at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will be replacing a […]

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June 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Man Killed Crossing Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill

A man died early Friday morning trying to cross Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill, police said. He was struck by two cars, and both fled. The hit-and-run incident occurred before 4 a.m. on southbound Georgia Avenue at Hewitt Avenue. Wheaton police district officers were summoned to the area because of a person in the roadway, […]

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March 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Sector Plan Aims to Alleviate Congestion Along Georgia Avenue

Montgomery County’s Planning Department is working with the Maryland State Highway Administration to create alternative modes of transportation along Georgia Avenue. The Forest Glen Montgomery Hills Sector Plan, launched back in 2017, aims to alleviate congestion along the corridor while making the road more attractive to pedestrians and cyclists in the Montgomery Hills and Forest […]

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December 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Two-Car Crash in Aspen Hill Kills One Driver, Police Say

Update, 7:30 a.m.: Two pickup trucks collided at Georgia and Hewitt avenues, killing one driver, a Montgomery County statement said. The crash occurred about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said. A man driving a 2007 Nissan Frontier was traveling northbound on Georgia Avenue when, for reasons still under investigation, he struck a 2017 Toyota Tacoma, which […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pedestrian Stuck Crossing Georgia Avenue at International Drive

A 68-year-old was struck and hospitalized after she was hit crossing Georgia Avenue on Monday, a Montgomery County police statement said. Zinash Gedamu of the 15000 block of Georgia Avenue was crossing Georgia Avenue at International Drive an eastern direction (toward the entrance to Leisure World) when for reasons still under investigation, she was struck, […]

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October 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Traffic Shift Planned for Georgia Avenue, Randolph Road

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, the State Highway Administration will temporarily close travel lanes at the Md. 97 (Georgia Avenue)/ Randolph Road intersection in Silver Spring. The lane closures are necessary to continue the interchange project there. All travel lanes will open by 7 p.m. Saturday. In case of inclement weather, the work […]

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September 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hundreds Turnout for Wheaton’s First Arts Parade

UPDATED: Organizers with Wheaton Arts Parade said it wasn’t easy to convince the Maryland Department of Transportation to shutdown a portion of Georgia Avenue but in the end, they succeeded. Hundreds of residents and artists from the community gathered in downtown Wheaton on Sunday for Wheaton’s first arts parade. “You never know when you do […]

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May 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 Stories from May 5 to May 11

Education news was the top story of the week, with Quince Orchard High School students remembering classmate Austin Cohen who lost his battle with bone cancer May 7. Other top stories include Rachel Carson’s Principal Larry Chep is headed to Clopper Mill Elementary School, police conduct sobriety checkpoint on Cinco de Mayo, and developments in […]

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April 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Hundreds of People Attend Funeral Services for Firefighter Rick Gentilcore (VIDEO)

UPDATED Hundreds of people, including County Executive Ike Leggett and County Councilmembers Marc Elrich and Sidney Katz, attended funeral services for firefighter Rick Gentilcore at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg on Wednesday afternoon. It was an emotional goodbye for his colleagues, family and friends. “We honor him for his service,” said Leggett at the service. “He […]

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April 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

State Urges Drivers to Slow Down in Work Zones

Roadway workers risk their lives every day servicing the many highway construction projects in progress. But with increased traffic, fatal crashes are on the rise in work zones, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Federal and state officials gathered at an active construction site at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road on Tuesday to mark Work […]

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