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May 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 23 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 23 and here is a rundown of five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Celebrates Building Safety Month: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council will recognize Building Safety Month with a joint proclamation as they honor the educators, mentors and safety officials who keep our […]

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May 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Expected to Set Record for Washington Area

1.07 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 […]

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May 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 22 in Montgomery County

We’re officially halfway through the week! It’s Wednesday, May 22 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. 4Business Public Hearing: County Executive Marc Elrich and Council Vice President Sidney Katz are continuing their 4Business series tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Here’s more information. 2. Navarro […]

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May 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Rapist Gets Life; DNA Tech Helped Track Him Down

A Germantown father of four was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for two rapes of elderly women, the culmination of a case in which investigators used DNA evidence and a genealogical database. Facing 13 counts of sex and burglary charges, Marlon Michael Alexander pleaded guilty in February to one count of first-degree rape and […]

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May 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 21 in Montgomery County

Happy Tuesday! It’s May 21 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Dedication: There will be a one-year anniversary commemoration of the dedication of the Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at the Memorial Plaza in Rockville at 5 p.m. Sue Moats of Capital Cares Quilts of […]

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May 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five County Libraries Announce Extended Summer Hours

Longer Summer Weekend Evening Hours for Five Branches The county library system is extending the weekend evening hours at five branches from May 31 through Aug. 24. The five branches will be open Friday evenings and Saturdays during the summer. The extended weekend hours began in 2016 at the Rockville Memorial Library. Funding was added […]

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May 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Not in Montgomery County on Memorial Day

Montgomery County government observes the following schedule for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27. County Liquor stores – all County liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – all indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities are open; administrative […]

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May 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 20 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, May 20. Chance of rain today, Thursday and Friday. Here’s the forecast. 1. Municipal Monday: Rockville’s Mayor and Council meet at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. A District 17 wrap-up is on the agenda. Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave. The Poolesville Town […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Middle School Students Compete in Invention Challenge

More than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet Saturday during the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Summit. The invention challenge and competition was held at Gaithersburg High School. For a full year, the students worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, May 14. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. Fenton Street Pepco Update: Pepco is installing underground transmission lines between the Takoma and Sligo Substations. There’s construction on portions of Fenton Street […]

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