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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Aftermath of Wednesday Evening Storm: Downed Trees, Power Outages

A severe storm swept across Montgomery County on Wednesday evening, causing a significant amount of lightning—leaving lots of downed trees and hundreds of homes without power. There were several downed wires and trees, especially in the Rockville and Kensington area, as well as the Bethesda and Colesville area. There were also numerous reports of lightning […]

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July 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Fourth Employee at Darnestown Liquor and Wine Tests Positive for COVID-19

A fourth employee at Darnestown Liquor and Wine has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the county. On Monday, Montgomery County announced that the store would be temporarily closed after three employees tested positive: one on June 30 and two others a few days later. The store is planned to reopen on […]

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June 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Lighting Strike Causes House Fire in Darnestown

A house caught fire after being struck by lightning in Darnestown on Monday around 4:45 p.m. It happened on the 13400 block of Haddonfield Drive near Darnestown Road, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials. Although the home was occupied at the time, everyone got out safely with no injuries but the family […]

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April 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Parents Raise $92,000 to Save Darnestown School from Closure

Families and staff are working together to raise over $750,000 to keep a Darnestown private school, Seneca Academy, open. As a result of unexpected withdrawals and COVID-19 financial strain, Seneca Academy announced that it would close its doors at the end of this academic year. In response, families and teachers are working to raise enough […]

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March 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

Remember to Check Your Clocks Daylight saving time starts Sunday morning, March 8 at 2 a.m. Remember to check your clocks and set them ahead by one hour before going to sleep Saturday night. Many electronic devices automatically adjust when daylight saving time begins or ends. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology […]

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March 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Recuerde Adelantar el Reloj el Domingo

Recuerde Cambiar la Hora de su Reloj El horario de verano comienza el domingo por la mañana, 8 de marzo a las 2 a.m. Recuerde revisar sus relojes y adelantarlos una hora antes de irse a dormir el sábado por la noche. Muchos dispositivos electrónicos se ajustan automáticamente cuando comienza o termina el horario de […]

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August 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Flood Warning for Central Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning until 9 p.m. for central Montgomery County. According to the warning, up to two inches of rain have already fallen over a large area. Additional rainfall amouts of one to three inces are possible. The locations that will experience flooding include Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, North […]

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August 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Thunderstorm and Flood Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning and flood warning for portions of Montgomery County. The flood warning is in place through 1 a.m. Wednesday, August 7.  About 2 inches of rain has already fallen. The locations that may experience flooding are Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, North Potomac, Great Falls and Darnestown. Remember, […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

No Major Injuries in Potomac School Bus Collision

A bus carrying 48 school-aged campers collided with a work truck, sending 14 children and the driver to the hospital. None of the injuries sustained were life-threatening, and the other 34 children were relocated from the accident. The accident occured on July 30 at 9:00 a.m. on River road, near Newbridge Drive and Persimmon Tree […]

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July 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Despite Olney Protests, Council Approves 10 New Radio Towers

The Montgomery County Council approved a plan Tuesday to install 10 new radio towers in the county, which completes a new emergency communication system. In total, the county will have 22 radio towers. One of the towers will be built in Olney on Georgia Avenue near the Intercounty Connector. Before the vote, State Sen. Ben […]

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