November 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 13 in Montgomery County

The day will start cloudy in the morning and then become sunny in the afternoon with a high temperature of 62 degrees, check out the weather forecast. Here’s your Friday the 13th edition of the five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free testing is available today in Silver […]

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November 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Demolition Begins at Old Seneca Valley High School Building

On Monday, demolition began at the old Seneca Valley High School building in Germantown. The new building, which sits on the same site, was set to open this school year, however Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has remained all-virtual so far this semester. On Tuesday, the county board of education tentatively approved a phased-in plan […]

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November 10, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

$13,000 Worth of Apple Products Stolen from 3 T-Mobile Locations in County

Apple products, worth approximately $13,000, were stolen from three T-Mobile stores located in Montgomery County on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 and detectives are asking for help. The thefts are believed to have been committed by the same three suspects. The following is a summary of the crimes: Suspects forcefully pulled products from security wiring […]

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November 9, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Germantown House Fire Causes Floor to Collapse

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service responded to a major house fire in Germantown Sunday, according to fire officials. At approximately 5:25 p.m., emergency services responded to a call about a house fire on White Sands Dr. in Germantown. Upon arriving at the scene, fire fighters observed the fire coming from the front door, according to […]

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November 2, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Police Investigating Fatal Collision Involving Pedestrian In Germantown

The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a fatal collision in Germantown. The collision, which involved a pedestrian, happened the afternoon of Oct. 30. Kenneth Zirkle, 61, was crossing Germantown Road onto westbound Middlebrook Road when a 2012 Toyota Camry struck him. Vera Dydson-Dzissah, a 43-year-old who was driving the vehicle, did not suffer any […]

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November 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Severe Winds Cause Damage Throughout Montgomery County

Severe winds Sunday night and Monday caused damage all over Montgomery County. Due to the extreme wind gusts, several trees and power lines have gone down, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesman Pete Piringer. Late Sunday night, a large tree fell in Poolesville and crushed a car underneath it. No one […]

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November 2, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: We’re Here for You, Your Team, and Your Business!

We are often asked what does a Chamber of Commerce do? In short, a Chamber is a form of business network, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Essentially, we create an environment in which businesses can prosper. One of the many benefits from being associated with the […]

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October 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Arrancó este Lunes la Votación Anticipada en Montgomery

Los votantes del condado de Montgomery pueden emitir su voto para las elecciones generales del 3 de noviembre de 2020 en once centros de votación anticipada desde el 26 de octubre hasta el 2 de noviembre. El horario de atención de cada centro de votación anticipada es de 7 a.m. a 8 p.m. Cualquier votante […]

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October 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

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Early Voting Centers Open Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election at eleven Early Voting Centers from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2. The hours of operation for each early voting center is 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any registered voter may cast a ballot at any one of these sites using the […]

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October 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Insurance Agent Sentenced for Defrauding 77 People

Kevin Prescott Dunn, 36, of Germantown, was sentenced Oct. 22 on one count of felony theft in connection to his work as an insurance agent. While working in his own agency, Dunn Insurance Group, Dunn “used his position of trust to steal premium monies” valued at $200,000 from at least 77 victims, according to a […]

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