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May 17, 2018 | Marisa Fried

All-Pedestrian Traffic Signal Improves Pedestrian Safety in Downtown Bethesda

A new traffic signal in downtown Bethesda stops car traffic on all sides so pedestrians can cross in all directions at once. The all-pedestrian traffic signal was installed this month at the intersection of Arlington Rd. and Bethesda Ave.  It is part of a larger plan to make the entire Arlington Rd. corridor more pedestrian-friendly, said MCDOT spokeswoman Esther Bowring.   After three reported pedestrian-car […]

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May 17, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Churchill Repeats as Regional Lacrosse Champion

Churchill Boys lacrosse repeated as the 4A West Regional Champions by defeating Quince Orchard 20-5, Wednesday at Wootton High School.  The Bulldogs are headed to the final four playoffs scheduled to begin on Friday, May 18th hosted at Gaithersburg High School.  Churchill will play Howard while Eleanor Roosevelt will face Severna Park.  The potential for […]

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May 16, 2018 | Marisa Fried

750 Flags to Honor Personal Heroes this Memorial Day Weekend

Seven hundred and fifty flags will fly at Bohrer Park to honor community heroes on Memorial Day Weekend in a Flags for Our Heroes event.    Individuals are invited to honor their personal heroes by sponsoring a flag bearing a medallion with their hero’s name.   “I’m glad Rotary held this celebration in Gaithersburg. My son is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. It’s difficult for me, at […]

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May 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Warns of Severe Weather Tuesday with a Flash Flood Watch

It’s going to be a rainy Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County effective from 3 p.m. Tuesday through 1 a.m. Wednesday. According to the NWS, thunderstorms are expected in late afternoon Tuesday. Heavy rainfall and lightning with the potential for high winds and hail may occur. Heavy […]

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May 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Wootton Girls Lacrosse Advances in Playoffs

The Wootton High School girls lacrosse program is moving on to the next round of the Class 4a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association playoffs. The girls varsity team ousted Northwest Friday night with a 8-4 win. The team moves on to face Quince Orchard High School on Monday in the next round. Here’s a look […]

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May 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Changes to Ride On Service Start on May 13

Ride On will make schedule changes to 18 bus routes beginning Sunday, May 13, according to a news release. Ride On regularly assesses the need for service improvements and makes those changes every year in January, May and September. Changes include new Route 129 Service along Route 29, temporary rerouting of Route 2 during reconstruction […]

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May 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

How Much Is That Doggie in the Database? County Adoption Center Puts Pooches Online

Data Montgomery — the county’s website that publishes information about food inspections, 311 requests and employee salaries — has gone to the dogs. And the cats. And the turtles. And just about every other adoptable creature. The website now includes a database of all the creatures, great and small, the Montgomery County Animal Services and […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

D.C.-Area Ozone Exceeds Healthy Levels for First Time This Year

As predicted, the air quality in the Washington region has fallen this week, marking the first “Code Orange” days of 2018. Ozone levels exceeded EPA air quality standards Wednesday, and Thursday is expected to be a “Code Orange” day as well, according to data from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and Clean Air […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

photo of Downtown area of Silver Spring in Maryland

Three of the 10 Most Diverse Cities in America are in Montgomery County

According to a study by Wallet Hub, three of the top 10 most diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, outranking Boston and Los Angeles. Wallet Hub recently released a final study in their diversity study series that ranked three Montgomery County cities as most diverse in the Country. The finance website placed Silver […]

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May 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

What You Need to Know This Pollen Season

Runny eyes? Sneezing? It’s pollen season. The Washington, D.C., area registered as the fourth highest pollen “hot spot” in the country Wednesday, according to The Weather Channel Dr. Rachel Schreiber, an allergist in Rockville, has what you need to know about fending off allergies during this pollen season. Here’s our interview:

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