January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Virtual Budget Forum: The City of Gaithersburg wants your input as part of the FY19 budget process. ?oh the weather outside is frightful … but #civicengagement is so delightful? Take our FY19 virtual #budget survey without even getting up! — […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

AAA Offers Driving Tips for Icy Roads

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Monday afternoon that could likely affect the commute home for drivers. According to the advisory, drivers in Montgomery County and the Washington D.C. areas should expect freezing rain and snow from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hazardous storms and inclement weather cause more than half […]

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December 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

AAA Says Thursday is Worst Day for Holiday Travel

AAA is estimating that more than seven million people will be traveling by car heading to their Christmas and New Year’s Eve holiday destinations in the Washington metro area. Drivers can expect the biggest delays Thursday afternoon, according to AAA. “In superlative terms, this afternoon’s rush hour will be pretty bad, and tomorrow afternoon’s rush […]

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December 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

AAA Offers Winter Driving Tips

The National Weather Service has issued a winter advisory for Montgomery County and said residents should be prepared for at least 1 to 3 inches of snow. Since severe weather conditions can be both frightening and dangerous for drivers, AAA is reminding motorists to be cautious while driving and has a few tips: AAA Winter […]

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November 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Thanksgiving Travel Expected to Hit 12-Year High

The number of Americans traveling this Thanksgiving is expected to hit a 12-year high, according to AAA. More than 50 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more which is a 3.3 percent increase compared to last year. In the Washington D.C. area, at least 20 percent of residents are expected to travel and experts […]

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October 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

AAA Urges Motorists to Prepare for Winter Season

As temperatures begin to cool, AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to prepare for the winter by conducting a seasonal car check-up. More than 1.7 million AAA roadside assistance calls were recorded so far this year and approximately 450,000 were in Maryland.  A seasonal checkup, according to AAA staff, could minimize breakdowns. “AAA recommends motorists use […]

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October 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County’s Bond Rating Stays at AAA

Montgomery County has maintained its AAA bond rating — the highest available — from all three Wall Street bond rating agencies, county Executive Ike Leggett said Tuesday. The agencies called the outlook for Montgomery County as “stable.” “The County’s budget management demonstrates a strong commitment to bolstering its reserve cushion in preparation for the next […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Over 48-Million Expected to Travel 50 Miles or More on Thanksgiving Weekend

AAA is projecting that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, […]

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November 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Commend County’s Triple-A Bond Rating

Montgomery County has maintained its Triple-A bond rating for 2016 from three Wall Street bond rating agencies, according to Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. “What is remarkable about this is that Montgomery County has continued to receive a Triple-A bond rating from all three bond rating agencies even during these past few years when other […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Advised to Look Out for Deer and Bears on Maryland Roads

AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be alert for roaming deer as it is mating season. The mating season, also known as rut, typically runs from late Oct. through Nov in the fall, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). But that’s not all. If you are driving in western Maryland, you should […]

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