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December 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Wheaton Resource Fair Features Food Pantry, Medical Screenings

A family resource fair has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 7, at the Wheaton Recreation Center, 11701 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. The fair will provide free flu shots, medical screenings, a pop-up food pantry and resource tables on child care vouchers, utility bill assistance, aging and disability services, youth development programs, voter […]

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December 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Missing Aspen Hill Girl Found, Police Say

Update, 11 a.m. Dec. 6: Asucenia Martinez-Benitez has been located safe and unharmed. Original post: Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding a missing Aspen Hill girl. Asucenia Martinez-Benitez, 13, of Arctic Avenue, was reported as missing by her family on Nov. 22. She has contacted her family since that time but […]

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December 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

D.C. Man Arrested in Connection With Coin Store Burglary

A Washington, D.C., man has been charged with the Aug. 30 burglary of a Silver Spring coin store, a Montgomery County police statement said. Tony Arrington, 49, is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bail, according to online court records. The burglar took about $6,500 worth of coins and […]

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December 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Economic Development Group Picks New Leader

Barely two weeks after the Montgomery County Council passed a new economic development platform, the nonprofit corporation in charge of attracting and retaining new businesses in the county has a new leader. Benjamin H. Wu, who is the current deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Maryland Department of Commerce, will take over Montgomery […]

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December 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Olney Ale House Closes After Fire

The Olney Ale House has closed after a fire, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman said. The cause of the fire was combustibles that overheated, according to a tweet from Pete Piringer. Damages were estimated at $250,000. ICYMI (12/3) Olney Ale House CLOSED for business https://t.co/OlFFjGr0M6 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 4, 2019 The […]

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December 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Delegates Seek Delay in Beltway/I-270 Widening Vote

Sixty-nine members of the House of Delegates have asked the Board of Public Works to postpone action on the I-495/I-270 widening project. The project is scheduled to be up for a preliminary vote at the board’s Wednesday meeting. The Board of Public Works is a three-member body consisting of Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot […]

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December 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

100 Chickens Seized: Silver Spring Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Silver Spring man faces 22 counts of animal cruelty charges after Animal Services Division officers seized 100 chickens on his Burtonsville property, a Montgomery County police statement said. Raymond Romig, 59, of Clement Place in Silver Spring, was arrested Monday and was released after posting a $10,000 bond, online court records say. Specifically, Romig […]

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December 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Cyclist Struck by Dump Truck in Bethesda

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services say an adult cyclist was struck by a dump truck on Monday around 7 a.m. in Bethesda. This happened near the Cedar Lane and Elmhurst Parkway entrance of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Officials say the truck was going at a slow speed at the time of the […]

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December 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

Woman’s Body Found Near Dickerson

The body of a 19-year-old woman, slain by an apparent gunshot, was found in the woods near Dickerson, a Montgomery County police statement said. The woman, identified as Sara Gutierrez-Villatoro of Washington, D.C., was found about 12:30 p.m. Friday in the 25700 block of Old Hundred Road by a passer-by, police said. She was found […]

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November 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Giving Thanks by Giving Back: Events Happening Around the County

Looking for charitable things to do on Thanksgiving? MyMCMedia has a few suggestions: 7th Annual Turkey Chase: The Turkey Chase is an annual fundraiser for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.  The Turkey Chase is a 10k, 2mile, Tot Trot on Thanksgiving Day that runs from the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase and back.  Proceeds from benefit our […]

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