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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Bill Would Hasten Replacement of Indoor Mercury Service Regulators

Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday afternoon on a bill that is designed to replace indoor mercury service regulators more quickly. This is the device that has been blamed for causing the explosion and fire at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring that resulted in the deaths of seven people, injured dozens […]

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August 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 31, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Back to School: Montgomery County Public Schools welcome back students virtually today for the first day of the new school year. Check out our back to school stories, here. 2. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is holding three free testing clinics today, […]

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August 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Records 360 new COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths Since Friday

The Maryland Department of Health on Monday reported 18,489 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County since the pandemic started, up 360 from Friday. The number of new cases each day has been increasing since Thursday. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in the county remained just below 90 patients for last week, and the percentage of positive tests has […]

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August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Until 6 P.M.

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert 1-6 p.m. on Monday.  The alert means that the heat index is predicted to be at least 95 degrees. In other words, when it feels like it is 95 degrees due to a combination of actual temperature and humidity. A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County […]

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August 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 10, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County 1. Municipal Monday:  Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. for a work session. On the agenda is a discussion on the options for the next steps for Lakeforest Mall. The Kensington Town Council is scheduled to meet at 7 […]

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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Vigil Planned at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring

Flower Branch Community Members to Hold Vigil Friday Evening On Aug. 10, 2016, the tenants of the Flowers Branch apartments in Silver Spring woke up with an explosion that took the lives of seven people and destroyed two buildings. Three years after the tragedy, the victims continue to suffer the physical, emotional and economic consequences […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Returns Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 9 through Aug. 17, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests.  The fair is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 9 and then is open from 10 […]

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August 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 8-11

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 8 – 11. Carpe Diem! Silver Spring Dance: On the second Thursday of every month, enjoy the fun as well as the mental and physical health benefits of dancing with others. No experience required. Each session starts at 7 p.m. with a 30-minute lesson, […]

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August 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky Wins Five Medals at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

Keeping Up with Katie: The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. After her final race at the Pan Pacific swimming championships held in Tokyo, Katie Ledecky increased her medal count by five. She won three gold medals in the individual 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle races, a bronze […]

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August 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Friday, Aug. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Human Trafficking: Governor Larry Hogan joined officials in Rockville Thursday, Aug. 9, to announce increase efforts to combat human trafficking in the state. 2. Fair Day: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens at 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg and runs through […]

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