Communities

October 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Telecommunications Towers Limited Usage Discussed by County Council

Montgomery County Council introduced a Zoning Text Amendment for Telecommunications Towers throughout the county on Tuesday. The proposed amendment would do many things including allowing certain telecommunications towers as limited or conditional use in certain residential zones. Officials with the Federal Communications Commission [FCC] believe that greater capacity is needed to meet future demands of […]

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October 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.  

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October 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

First Fully Electric Vehicle Charging Station Comes to Montgomery County

The first fully electric vehicle charging station in the United States is in Montgomery County.  Depeswar Doley has owned RS Automotives on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park since 1997, and converted it from a petroleum station to an electric vehicle station. He shut down his gas station in 2017 because he wasn’t happy with his […]

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October 4, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Cientos de Mujeres Participaron en el Encuentro “Latinas USA 2019”

El domingo 29 de septiembre, más de quinientas mujeres latinas se reunieron en Bethesda, Maryland para participar del 6o Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres Latinas USA 2019. Sus organizadoras, las lideres y conferencistas Angela Franco y Claudia Campos convocaron a este encuentro nacional para crear un movimiento de empoderamiento y transformación de la mujer latina.  

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October 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Rockville City Election Candidates Participate in Debate

Candidates in the 2019 city of Rockville election participated in a debate during a forum presented by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. Rockville voters will decide between two candidates for Mayor, and 13 candidates for four Council seats in the first-ever Vote by Mail city election. Rockville City Hall will be the only […]

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October 4, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

FedEx Truck Hits Damascus Home

A FedEx delivery truck hit a single family home in Damascus Thursday afternoon. The driver of the truck, who is presumed to have swerved to avoid a deer, was ejected from the vehicle due to the impact from the collision. The driver was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. There was some structural damage […]

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October 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Prohibits Flavored E-Cigarettes in Certain Stores

Montgomery County continues to combat the national vaping crisis through legislation. A newly introduced set of bills is aimed to reduce the access county youth have to e-cigarettes. This week, Bill 32-19, Health and Sanitation-Flavored Electronic Cigarettes was introduced, and officials say it would prohibit manufacturers from distributing flavored e-cigarettes to certain retail stores. This […]

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October 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Billionaires From Montgomery County Make Forbes Richest List

Five Montgomery County men show up on Forbes magazine 2019 list of the 400 richest Americans, and if they wanted, they could carpool. All five are downcounty residents who live only a few miles from each other. Here are the five: Ted Lerner and family, who ranks 128 on the Forbes’ list, with a worth […]

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October 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Coyotes Spotted — And Heard — Around Poolesville

The unmistakable howls of coyotes have been heard in the Poolesville area. The distinctive sounding varmints have been spotted in and around the town, residents say. “There are some around here I believe,” said Jerry Klobukowski, president of the Poolesville town commissioners. And one showed up on a camera used to spot deer movements. In […]

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October 3, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Your Guide to Some of MoCo’s Best Oktoberfest Events

Every fall, the annual German beer festival brings Oktoberfest to life. The 186th Oktoberfest celebration is an autumn tradition not to be missed. The annual celebration held in Munich, Germany celebrates beer, German cuisine, and Bavarian culture. Festivities usually kick off in late September and continue through mid-October.   Montgomery County’s breweries create German-inspired suds and throw street festivals, […]

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