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May 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Gaithersburg Book Festival

More than 100 best-selling authors and thousands of bibliophiles came to Montgomery County on Saturday for the ninth Gaithersburg Book Festival. The event also included workshops and a Children’s Village, as well as food and fun.

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May 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Extends Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has extended the flood watch in Montgomery County until 8:00 Saturday night as periods of rain continue across the region.  A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on the current forecasts.  Residents should expect additional rainfall amounts up to half inch, according to officials. The primary concern […]

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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Family Displaced After Tree Falls on Home

Two people have been displaced after a tree fell on their home in Bethesda Friday afternoon, Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service confirmed. The incident happened on the 4500 block of Chelsea Lane.  There is significant damage to the home but no injuries were reported, according to Piringer. Power to the […]

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May 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Cyclists Undeterred by Bike to Work Day Rain

Thousands of commuters ignored the rain and rode their bicycles to work Friday morning for Bike to Work Day, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments said. By its tally, more than 17,000 Washington-area commuters left their cars at home and pedaled to work. Nearly 100 pit stops in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia […]

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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

As Rain Continues in the Region, Flooding Concerns Grow

As rain continues in the region, the National Weather Service has issued flood watches and warnings until Saturday morning.  This is at least the fourth weather alert this week regarding the rain, and officials said residents can expect 3 to 5 additional inches of rain. With more rain in the forecast, safety officials from Montgomery […]

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May 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

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State Won’t Reprint Ballots That Bear Kamenetz’s Name

Ballots for the June 26 primary will not be reprinted replacing Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s name with Valerie Ervin, an official with the Maryland State Board of Elections said Friday. “The state administrator [Linda Lamone] determined there is not sufficient time to reprint the ballots in advance of the primary election,” said Donna Duncan, […]

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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Leaders Respond to Santa Fe High School Shooting

Following a high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Maryland leaders reached out to Twitter to express their condolences. According to the Associated Press, officials responded to reports of a shooting at Santa Fe High School where at least eight people have died. One person is in custody and a second person has been detained. […]

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May 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Images From Montgomery College’s Graduation

#MCGrad2018 speaker Imam Yahya M. Hendi gives a passionate, inspiring, and inclusive commencement address. @montgomerycoll pic.twitter.com/G6alWZb5cQ — Tammy Peery (@Profteaspoon) May 18, 2018 #MCGrad2018 600 DACA students graduating today. They are productive, successful members of our community – we are proud of them & support them. @montgomerycoll #IAmMC — Tammy Peery (@Profteaspoon) May 18, 2018 […]

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May 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

#MoCoVotesMCM Primary

Comprehensive Candidate Information Available The Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election takes place June 26, 2018. Early voting for the primary will be available at 11 early voting centers in Montgomery County from June 14 to June 21. Montgomery Community Media’s comprehensive look at local races can be found here. We have candidate statements from the county executive, […]

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May 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Ervin to Run for Governor

Update, 7:30 p.m.: Former Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin entered the governor’s race Thursday, taking the place of her deceased running mate, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz died of a heart attack last week. With Ervin running for governor, her lieutenant governor would be former Baltimore County school board member, Marisol Johnson, the […]

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