January 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Schools Cancel Evening Activities

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announce all MCPS school-sponsored after-school activities must conclude by 6 p.m. due to the pending winter weather. MCPS-sponsored evening activities after 6 p.m. are canceled. Childcare programs in schools may remain open as scheduled. The school district posted the message on their website at 1:52 p.m. Due to pending inclement […]

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Video Released of Man Entering a Darnestown School Over Holiday Break

Montgomery County Police released surveillance footage and photos of a man who burglarized a school in Darnestown over the holiday break. On Thursday, Dec. 28, police responded reports about the burglary at the Butler Montessori School located on 15951 Germantown Road. Police believe the incident occurred on Dec. 27 between 10:44 and 11:23 p.m. According […]

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November 27, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Activates Extreme Cold Plan Through Wednesday

Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert until 12 p.m. on Wednesday due to extreme wind chill. Make sure you keep warm and keep your pets indoors if they aren’t supervised. Montgomery County has extended the Hypothermia Alert until 12pm on Wednesday 11/28. Expect the wind chill to be in the teens and 20s. Wear […]

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November 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Schools to Open on Time Friday Morning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are opening on time Friday morning. The school district posted the message on their website at 4:36 a.m. the day after schools were closed due to the first November snowfall in 20 years. But the decision to close schools Thursday was problematic and upset many parents, who report their children […]

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November 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Damascus Man Charged in Darnestown Home Invasion

A 25-year-old Damascus man has been charged with an Oct. 27 home invasion robbery that occurred in Darnestown, a Montgomery County police statement said. Sheraz Shoukat Shah of the 28400 block of Kemptown Road in Damascus also faces firearm-related offenses, police said. Online court records say Shah is being held without bail at the Montgomery […]

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August 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, North Potomac, Redland, Darnestown, Derwood, Cabin John and Washington Grove. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Power outages may […]

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May 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Memorial Day Travel Expected to Set Record for Washington Area

1.05 Million Washington Area Residents Expected to Travel Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting a record number of  Washington area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more this […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 6:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Poolesville and Darnestown. Significant lightning may occur during the storm. Expect hail capable of producing damage. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors should take shelter inside. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has […]

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May 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Election Judges Needed for June 26 Primary Election

Voters Needed to Work Polls for 2018 Gubernatorial Election The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is recruiting voters, particularly those who are fluent in two or more languages, to work at early voting sites and at polling places for the June 26 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Marjorie Roher, public information officer for the Montgomery County […]

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March 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Comfort Cases Tries to Fill Need for Foster Children

Robert Scheer remembers when he was a foster child in Northern Virginia, he had all his possessions in a single plastic trash bag. Nearly 30 years later, he and his husband adopted four children from the foster program, all arrived with their possessions in plastic bags. The Darnestown resident took his own memories and the […]

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