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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Power Outages in Montgomery County Top 100,000 Customers

More than 100,000 customers in Montgomery County are without power Friday evening at 8 p.m., according to Pepco outage map. Pepco continues to work around the clock and wants customers know they are committed to restoring service to customers as quickly and safely as possible. To report downed power lines and outages, call 1.877.737.2662 or […]

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March 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: The renaming ceremony of the great hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building; Councilmembers hold a media briefing in support of county employee unions; Councilmember Craig Rice hosts an education forum […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Woman Trapped after Destructive Winds Topple Tree on Kensington Home

Two residents are displaced after a large tree fell on a Kensington home early this morning around 2 a.m., according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Officials say a 100-year-old woman was trapped underneath the debris. She was transported to a hospital after firefighters freed her. Fire and rescue services continue to tweet about more […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Weather Causing Power Outages, Closures

In addition to closing Montgomery County Public Schools today, the weather is forcing other closings and cancellations. Red Line trains are operating at slower speeds above ground due to the high winds and running approximately every 12 minutes on each line. Riders should expect delays. There are reports of power outages due to downed lines […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPS Officials Announce Schools are Closed Friday

Montgomery County Public Schools officials have announced that the schools and administrative offices are closed today, March 2, due to emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings are canceled.   Montgomery County Public Schools and all administrative offices are closed today (March 2, 2018) due to emergency weather conditions. All school […]

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March 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Gun Safety Rally Canceled; Five Things to Know in Montgomery County for March 2

UPDATE: The gun safety rally hosted by Councilmember Sidney Katz has been cancelled. The National Weather Service expects the strongest winds from today’s storm to occur between now and noon with gusts to 65 mph. Here are five things you need to know today, Friday, March 2 happening in Montgomery County: 1. Schools Closed: Montgomery County […]

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February 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rev. Billy Graham Lies in Honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda, President Trump Orders Flag to Half Staff Friday

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on March 2 in honor of Rev. Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher than the […]

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February 28, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for March 2-4: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, March 2-4. Friday, March 2  VisArts Art Exhibits  Artist Hsin-Hsi Chen’s ‘Liminal’ exhibit is on display in the Kaplan Gallery through April 1. Mary Anne Arntzen’s ‘Solitary Bees’ exhibit is on display in the Gibbs Street Gallery through March 18. Sobia Ahmad’s ‘Small Identities’ exhibit […]

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August 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Songwriting Contest in Bethesda to Award Local Songwriter $10,000

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the fourth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards. The adjudicated competition is seeking the best, up-and-coming, local songwriters and will award one talented songwriter a grand prize of $10,000 and 25 hours of recording studio time with Innovation Station Music. The award also includes a young songwriter category for which […]

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March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Homeowner Died from Smoke Inhalation from March 2 Fire (PHOTOS)

Larry Joseph Pagliai, 71, whose Willow Lane home in Rockville was destroyed by fire March 2, died from smoke inhalation, according to an autopsy completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Montgomery County police say. The manner of death was ruled as accidental, police said. Pagliai could not be accounted for during the fire, […]

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