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October 18, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, October 20-23

Friday Sugarloaf Crafts Festival The festival features local and national artisans and performers with live art demonstrations, hands-on workshops, live music, children’s entertainment and food vendors. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg. sugarloafcrafts.com. Tickets are good for the entire weekend; $8 online, $10 at the gate; Free parking. Teen […]

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October 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Manger Announces New Acting Assistant Chief, District Commanders

Capt. Laura Lanham has been appointed active assistant chief of the Investigative Services Bureau, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger has announced. Lanham had been commander of the Wheaton District station. Her name has been sent to the County Council for confirmation. The date of the confirmation hearing has not been finalized. Replacing Lanham as […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Oct. 28

Montgomery County residents can safely dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, a day set aside as the 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Residents are encouraged to bring in medications containing controlled substances but will accept any medications brought for disposal. All sites will […]

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October 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, McCarthy Describe How They’ll Use New Anti-Gang Funding (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s law enforcement agencies will monitor prison phone calls, scour social media posts and tap phone lines in its renewed effort to combat gang violence. State’s Attorney John McCarthy detailed the efforts Tuesday as police agencies and Montgomery County Public Schools signed a memo describing how they will use nearly $844,000 to fight a […]

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October 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Traffic Shift Planned for Georgia Avenue, Randolph Road

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, the State Highway Administration will temporarily close travel lanes at the Md. 97 (Georgia Avenue)/ Randolph Road intersection in Silver Spring. The lane closures are necessary to continue the interchange project there. All travel lanes will open by 7 p.m. Saturday. In case of inclement weather, the work […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 17, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Voting Residency Deadline-Takoma Park residency must be met today (21 days prior to the election) in order to vote in the upcoming election. We’ve launched a handy page full of City Election 2017 information. Check it out: https://t.co/BXgwqA9zQk #TkPkVotes pic.twitter.com/wpdCz5ECFd — City of […]

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October 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 16, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bethesda Booming: Weather permitting, folks in Bethesda could hear controlled blasts from 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The explosions are part of the Rockville Pike Crossing Project near Walter Reed and the Medical Center Metro Station. A warning siren will sound […]

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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 13 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 13, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Naturalization Ceremony: Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships will host a naturalization ceremony at 10 a.m. 2. Family Fun Night: Get the kids moving at Family Fun Night, Fri 7 to 9 pm, at Wheaton Sports Pavilion! Games, crafts, and more: https://t.co/CZQIXLZhtw. pic.twitter.com/RON5ZLMLmI […]

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October 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 12 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 12, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Special Populations: The Board of Education Committee on Special Populations meets at 10 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36). Here’s the agenda. Working closely with the superintendent, the committee may provide initial […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Oct. 11 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 11, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1.Crime Prevention Basics: The Montgomery County Police Third District will host a training seminar to discuss current crime trends and best practices on preventing crime at the Third Police Precinct, 1002 Milestone Drive in Silver Spring. Seminar begins at 7 p.m. 2. Open […]

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