September 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Governor Says First Part of Purple Line is Installed

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that the first part of the Purple Line has been laid.  “In Maryland we are proud to be setting an example for the rest of the nation and the Purple Line is at the heart of our state’s infrastructure success story,” he said.  The $5.6 billion project is the […]

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December 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here’s How to Check on Family Members and Friends on Derailed Amtrak Train

Several people have died and others are injured following an Amtrak Train that derailed onto an interstate in Washington State. Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland derailed south of Tacoma. There were approximately 78 passengers and five crew members on board, according to a statement from Amtrak. Individuals with questions about friends and family […]

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September 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Community Memorializes Four Fallen Clarksburg High School Teens (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Family and friends came together at the Clarksburg High School football field on Thursday night for a memorial dedication ceremony in honor of Cary Greene, Jacob Dennis, Patrick Shifflett and John DeReggi. It was an emotional scene as a memorial rock engraved with the teens names was unveiled. Greene, Dennis, and Shifflett were tragically killed in […]

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September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Memorial Dedication to be Held for Clarksburg High School Teens

The Clarksburg High School community will be holding a memorial dedication in honor of Jacob Dennis, Cary Greene, Patrick Shifflett, and John DeReggi tonight at the school’s football stadium. According to a Facebook event created by the Clarksburg Parent, Teacher, and Student Assosication (PTSA) a memorial will be unveiled in the teens names. Dennis, Greene, […]

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May 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Rockville

A 39-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Rockville on Wednesday afternoon, according to Montgomery County authorities. It happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of Bou Avenue. Montgomery County police officers said the investigation indicates that the man was in the area of the tracks when, for reasons […]

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September 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

“He Was So Loving” Says Friend of Teen Struck and Killed by an Amtrak Train

UPDATED: Sept. 16, 9:46 a.m. — They met through Instagram and were friends for more than three years. Evelynn Santos, a Damascus High School student, said John Martin DeReggi Jr- the teen struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Boyds on Monday afternoon- was a loving and affectionate person. “We ended up dating, and […]

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September 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 15, in Montgomery County

One week from today, Pope Francis arrives in the Washington, D.C. area. Here are five more things to know today, Sept. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. A community is grieving after a 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by an Amtrak train late Monday afternoon in Boyds. 2. The Silver Spring Jazz Festival was a […]

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September 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Teen Struck and Killed by an Amtrak Train in Boyds (PHOTOS)

UPDATED A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Boyds on Monday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Police. It happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the area of Boyds Market, located at 15110 Barnesville Road. According to police, the initial investigation indicates the teen was walking along the tracks with two […]

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May 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Meet the Authors of “Dragons Love Tacos” (VIDEO)

I spent a good portion of the weekend covering the Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF) and it’s an assignment I enjoy because of the extraordinary people I get to meet at this popular literary event. At the authors’ reception on Friday night at Asbury Methodist Village, I met the author and illustrator of a popular children’s […]

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May 14, 2015 | Krista Brick

Amtrak Derailment Could Impact Gaithersburg Book Festival Authors

The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is creating a hurdle in getting some authors expected to the Gaithersburg Book Festival this Saturday. According to Mayor Jud Ashman up to ten authors or 10 percent of the authors on the program may be having issues getting to the Saturday festival because Amtrak has cancelled service. “Obviously the Amtrak […]

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