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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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February 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Garrett Park Councilman: Straw Ban Is ‘Simple Place to Start’

Just under 1,000 people, only one full service restaurant, and now, a straw ban. Although Garrett Park is a small town between Kensington and North Bethesda, they are leading the state in banning single-use plastic straws. Town Councilman Dan Simons believes doing without plastic straws is a step in the right direction, and he hopes […]

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February 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Garrett Park Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws

Garrett Park became the first town in Maryland to ban single-use plastic straws, plastic stirrers, or plastic “splash sticks” for all businesses and permitted events. The ordinance, which creates a fine for violators, was passed unanimously by the town council. This ordinance comes from a worldwide effort to cut down on plastic waste, particularly in single-use items […]

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January 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 24 in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service’s flood watch continues through the afternoon. Here are five things to know Thursday, Jan. 24, in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Board of Education Meets: The Board of Education meets today for a work session on the operating budget. The agenda may be found here. 2. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board meets today […]

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September 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Man Dies After His Scooter Collides with Police Cruiser

Updated, 11:30 a.m.: The 74-year-old man killed when his scooter collided with an unmarked police cruiser has been identified Loreto Andal Canubas of Dewey Road in Kensington, according to a notice posted on the Montgomery County police news website. The police officer has been identified Officer Robert Farmer, who has been an officer for about eight-and-a-half […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate 11 Thefts from Employee’s Purses at Nine Area Schools

Montgomery County police officers are investing 11 thefts of purses that occurred in May and June from nine area schools. Two of these thefts occurred in the city of Rockville and Montgomery County police detectives are working with the Rockville City Police Department regarding those incidents. Investigators believe that multiple thefts were committed by the […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Judge Patricia Mitchell Named District Administrative Judge in Montgomery County, Effective July 1st

Montgomery County District Judge Patricia Mitchell has been named Administrative Judge for District 6 (Montgomery County) of the District Court of Maryland. She begins her new role on July 1, following the retirement of District Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. Mitchell knows Montgomery County well. “It is a unique honor to serve Montgomery County because this […]

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March 3, 2017 | Jennifer Kahn Barlow

The 411 on Local Art Shows

Noticed posters around town promoting local art shows and exhibitions?  Have you wondered what these are all about? Art shows are a great way for art to meet an audience and the public to take in local art.  Art shows typically take place in a community venue, a gallery, or even outside festival.  A specific organization, […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

A Reminder from Pepco on Valentine’s Day about Foil Balloons

Pepco officials are reminding residents to hold onto their foil-coated or metallic balloons when outdoors this Valentine’s Day. According to a Pepco news release,  these free flying balloons result in power outages impacting thousands of customers each year. When foil-coated balloons contact a power line or other electric equipment, their metallic properties can cause a […]

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December 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Preventing Package Theft this Holiday Season

As people shop and purchase gifts online and have them delivered to their home during the holiday season, the Montgomery County Police Department reminds residents of ways to ensure their packages are delivered to them safely: Choose A Delivery Address Wisely Choose to Have Package Delivered to An Attended Location When you order something online, […]

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