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August 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Friday, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery Planning leadership changes: Thursday, Planning Director Gwen Wright announced the appointment of two new Deputy Directors, Tanya Stern and Robert Kronenberg. 2. Seventh Grade Immunization Clinics Continue: With less than three weeks until the start of the school year, Montgomery County […]

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August 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Charity Changes Name in Wake of Cardinal’s Resignation

The controversy surrounding a high-ranking official in the Catholic church has led to a Montgomery County charity to change its name. The Cardinal McCarrick Center in Wheaton has changed its name to the Catholic Charities Center because of the controversy surrounding its namesake. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigned on Saturday, July 28, after allegations surfaced he […]

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August 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Police Accepting Applications for Sept. Citizen Academy

Montgomery County police is accepting applications for the 57th Citizen Academy class, which increases resident awareness of police department functions. The free academy is scheduled to begin Sept. 4, meeting on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The 15-week academy plans a graduation on or about Dec. 18. Participants are required to attend 12 […]

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August 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Thursday, Aug. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Military Day at the Fair: Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is offering free admission for active military in uniform or with a valid military id. The Monster Trucks are back today with rides from noon to 5 p.m. and a show […]

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August 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Aug. 15 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Family Day at the Fair:  To celebrate family day at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, there will be free admission for all youth ages 11 and under. Carnival Megapass one-day ride wristbands are $15 for all ages. 2. #CityHallSelfieDay:   The City of […]

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August 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police ID Pedestrian Killed on Georgia Avenue

Montgomery County police Tuesday identified the man killed in a weekend collision in Wheaton as a 58-year-old Silver Spring man. Leonel A. Reyes of the 14600 block of Glenhaven Drive in Silver Spring died trying to cross Georgia Avenue at Viers Mill Road about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was declared dead at the […]

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August 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Images in Connection with Bank Robberies

Montgomery County police have released surveillance images of a man wanted in connection for bank robberies that have occurred since March, a police statement said. Police hope someone can identify him. The following bank robberies and attempted bank robbery were reported to MCP: About 11 a.m. March 29, the man entered the Capital One Bank […]

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August 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Activists Consider Ways County Can Combat Climate Change

About 80 climate activists came together Tuesday to discuss ways Montgomery can take the next step in enacting policy changes in reaction to last year’s County Council resolution declaring a “climate emergency.” The activists broke off into smaller workgroups that then presented ideas to the larger body. “The theme that’s coming out of … the […]

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August 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Aug. 14 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Eviction Protection for Tenants: Montgomery County leaders are inviting residents to learn more about legislation underway that aims to protect tenants from certain evictions today. The study will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Center, located at 1 Veterans […]

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August 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Flash Flood Watch for Monday as NWS Expects Showers and Thunderstorms

The National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch The National Weather Service has put out a flash flood watch for Montgomery County Monday from noon to 10 p.m.  Rain and thunderstorms are forecast for this afternoon and evening. Flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall is possible. A flash flood watch is in effect from Noon […]

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