April 3, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Capital Improvements Coming to Historic Tobytown (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The people living in the 26-townhouse community of Tobytown can expect some new capital improvements in their historic neighborhood. The Housing Opportunities Commission has already made progress on the cleanup of the Tobytown cemetery established by former slaves and their families. HOC’s Director of Legislative and Public Affairs says more work is planned for the […]

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March 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Serious Collision Involving Tractor Trailer Closes Ridge Road

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a serious collision that occurred Monday afternoon in Damascus. According to police, the three vehicle collision occurred on Ridge Road near Gue Road. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that a 1994 GMC Sonoma was traveling northbound on Ridge Road when for reasons still under investigation, the Sonoma crossed […]

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January 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

Digging Out in Downtown Kentlands (PHOTOS)

Things are slowly getting back to normal in downtown Kentlands as area merchants and residents continue to dig out from under over two feet of snow. Photographer Phil Fabrizio captured these photos, below, on Monday afternoon that show the narrow Gaithersburg streets are outlined with snow piled high. The Market Square Plaza also greets visitors […]

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December 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Reminds Residents to “Can the Grease” (VIDEO)

Are you cooking on the grill or fryer this holiday season? If so, the folks at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) have some clean up tips for you when it comes to disposing of hot grease and cooking oil. In order to avoid an overflowing kitchen sink or flooded basement due to clogged pipes, […]

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April 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

A Cold and Costly Winter in Montgomery County

It was cold and costly. The total costs for snow removal operations this winter cost Montgomery County over $32 million, according to County Executive Isiah Leggett. “During the winter of 2014-2015, Montgomery County experienced 27 snow/ice events with total accumulation of approximately 46.6 inches,” wrote Leggett in an April 24 memo to Council President George […]

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April 6, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Green Up Day (PHOTOS)

Nearly two dozen residents of all ages took part in the Quince Orchard Park (QOP) community “Green Up Day” from 9 a.m. to noon on April 5 in the city of Gaithersburg. Organizers report that QOP volunteers picked up enough garbage to fill 18 trash bags and five additional bags full of recyclables. “Green Up […]

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April 17, 2013 | Staff Writer

Shady Grove Road Cleanup (Photos)

In prepartion for Earth Day, Gaithersburg City Councilmember Ryan Spiegel was joined by a dozen enthusiastic employees of Home Depot who volunteered to clean up Shady Grove Road. These volunteers ventured into the brush to pull out discarded car bumpers, hubcaps, street signs and more. Working together they filled approximately 20 large garbage bags. Take […]

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April 7, 2013 | Staff Writer

Twinbrook Extreme Cleanup (Photo)

Dozens of volunteers participated Saturday, April 6 in a cleanup of the Twinbrook portion of Rock Creek Park—a site organized by The JBG Companies as part of the Fifth Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup held by the Rock Creek Conservancy. About 50 volunteers hauled an estimated 4,000 pounds of trash and other debris from the […]

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March 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

photo men removing trash

Wanted: Earth Day Volunteers (Video)

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring a clean up day on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon to celebrate Earth Month. Volunteers must register prior to the event by sending an email to or calling 240.777.7780. Students may earn SSL hours. The cleanup will take place in the White Oak […]

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