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November 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 8 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Annual Snow Summit: The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will hold a press conference for its annual winter preparedness “snow show” to demonstrate the latest technologies they’re using to combat winter weather. 2. Blast in Bethesda: Weather permitting, single controlled blasts […]

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November 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 7 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. City of Gaithersburg Elections: Voters will cast their ballots for Mayor and Gaithersburg City Council today. Polls open up at 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. 2. Takoma Park City Elections: Voting will take place in Takoma Park’s Community Center from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents will […]

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November 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Early Voting Results Are In

Early voting results for Takoma Park’s 2017 City Elections are in and according to Jeremy Dickey, spokesperson for the city, there was a “bit of an uptick this year” compared to the last election. As of Sunday, 841 votes were cast.  At this point in 2015, 780 votes were cast. “The most early votes cast, […]

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November 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Flag Will Be Lowered to Half Staff After President’s Order

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from now to sunset on Nov. 9 to pay respect to the victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff as well because no flag may fly higher […]

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November 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Election in Takoma Park

Voters in Takoma Park will head to the polls on Nov. 7, or before if residents choose to vote early. This year’s election will be different than before: voters will select their candidate of choice to serve for three years instead of two. Here’s what else voters should know: Voter Registration:  In Takoma Park, residents 16 […]

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November 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Things to Know for Nov. 6 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Booming in Bethesda: Weather permitting, single controlled blasts are planned to occur between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for the Md. 355/Rockville Pike Crossing Project near NSAB/Walter Reed, NIH and the Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda. A warning siren will sound approximately five […]

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November 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Minimum Wage and Safe Roads Are Concerns for Takoma Park’s Youngest Voters

In just a few days, Markeeta, a student at Montgomery Blair High School, will cast her first ballot in the upcoming elections in Takoma Park. Markeeta is only 17 years old. In 2013, Takoma Park lowered the voting age requirement from 18 to 16 which is why candidates for the city council and mayor’s office […]

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November 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 3 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 3, in Montgomery County: 1. Rockville Town Square Celebrating 10 Years : Join organizers for a night of celebrating from 6 to 9 p.m. 2. Tuskegee Airmen: Meet a member of the East Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII today at the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road in […]

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November 2, 2017 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

UPDATE: MCPS schools observe an early release day for K-8 grades on Nov. 10. Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule for Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County liquor stores – all retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – aquatic and community centers […]

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November 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Takoma Park

A 79-year-old Takoma Park man was killed Wednesday night crossing Larch Avenue, a Montgomery County police statement said. The death came just hours after County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled his Vision Zero plan to eliminate pedestrian and traffic fatalities by 2030. The man, James Sexton Byrne of Lockney Avenue, was taken to a local hospital […]

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