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April 1, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, April 1. Maybe some rain on Wednesday, more on Friday, but otherwise a decent week coming up. Here’s the forecast. 1. Municipal Monday: Rockville meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, at 111 Maryland Ave. The Mayor and Council are expected to have a budget worksession and declare that April is World […]

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March 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

New Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Alarms for Rental-Dwelling Units

A law passed in 2016 by Maryland’s General Assembly will require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in the immediate vicinity of sleeping areas in rental dwelling units starting April 1 of this year. The previous law only required an alarm to be installed in a central location outside of each sleeping area within a dwelling unit […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job

UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Poolesville Celebrates 150th Anniversary with an Aerial Photo Shoot (VIDEO)

One week ago, thousands of residents in the Town of Poolesville showed up at Whalen’s Commons for an aerial photograph to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary. Take a look: We’re doing an aerial photo to celebrate our 150th anniversary! Join us at 9 a.m. at Whalen Commons to help us spell out 150. — Town […]

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March 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road Intersection Closure Planned for Saturday in Glenmont

Commuter taks note: the intersection at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road will be closed temporarily on Saturday while crews from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reconfigure traffic lanes. The work is part of the project to convert the intersection into an interchange by lowering Randolph Road 25 feet so it may pass […]

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March 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

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New Property Tax Credit for Elderly Residents and Veterans

The Montgomery County Council approved a bill that would create a new property tax credit for senior residents and retired veterans. Bill 42-16, sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Floreen, will allow qualifying residents to receive a 20-percent credit for the property tax imposed on their homes, according to a news release. Residents who are at least […]

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March 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Town of Poolesville Celebrates 150 Years (PHOTOS)

The Town of Poolesville is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The town was founded in 1867. On Monday night, local officials gathered to talk about some of the upcoming events planned to celebrate the town’s history. “Celebrating our 150 years of rich history is important as we reflect upon our great founders, their goals […]

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March 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Kojo Nnamdi Kicks Off MCPL’s New Contemporary Conversations Series (VIDEO)

In response to the community’s requests for a program where experts and journalists could talk about current issues facing our community and nation, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has launched a new series titled, “Contemporary Conversations.” “It’s about knowledge, it’s about community because communities really thrive on our ability to be informed,” Montgomery County Executive Ike […]

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April 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 1, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, April 1, in Montgomery County: 1. The Wheaton Community Recreation Center closes today at 5 p.m. for the last time. The new facility is scheduled to open in 2018. 2. The Gaithersburg Dog Exercise Area reopens today at Green Park. 3. The Meadowside Nature Center is passing […]

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March 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Meadowside Nature Center to Distribute Free Backyard Compost Bins on April 1

Spring is in the air, and Montgomery Parks officials are celebrating by giving away backyard compost bins on Friday, April 1, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Meadowside Nature Center (while supplies last). The public can use the compost bins to combine yard trimmings such as dry leaves, wood, grass and plant clippings, with kitchen […]

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