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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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August 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Plans to Spray for Mosquitoes Tonight In Gaithersburg and Wheaton

UPDATED The Maryland Department of Agriculture is expanding its mosquito control services in two areas of Montgomery County tonight due to a public health concern over the potential for mosquito-borne diseases, including the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. Julie Oberg, the agriculture department’s communications director, said that mosquito control truck-based spraying will take […]

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April 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Budgets $250,000 to Promote Zika Prevention (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has authorized $250,000 from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene budget to fund the continuation of the state’s Zika virus prevention efforts. “Our administration’s first and main priority is keeping Marylanders safe, and we want our citizens to know that all levels of government are working together to respond to […]

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