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September 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Planned Balloon Releases Banned In Montgomery County

Don’t let go of all those balloons. Anyone intentionally releasing a sky full of helium-filled latex or mylar balloons in Montgomery County can be fined a minimum of $500. Montgomery County Council unanimously approved legislation Sept. 29 that would prohibit the outdoor release of these balloons in an effort to prevent injury or death to […]

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August 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Ocean City’s Boardwalk Redecking Pushed Back A Year

Due to a nationwide shortage of treated lumber, a major redecking of the Ocean City boardwalk has been pushed back a year. Just like most everything else these days, the blame lies with COVID-19. Several major lumber mills reduced production when the global pandemic hit, partly to keep its workers safe and partly because of […]

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July 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Man Arrested For Sextortion

A Germantown man was arrested and charged with six incidents of sextortion. Montgomery County Police Detectives from the 5th and 6th Districts charged Michael Brendon Cooper, 22, of Sweetgum Circle, with sextortion, which involves a person threatening to distribute a victim’s private and sensitive material if that victim refuses to provide a suspect with images […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Southeastern Montgomery County Under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 4:15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. Winds may gust up to 65 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages may occur. The storms may also produce ail in […]

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May 5, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Las Playas de Ocean City Abrirán este Sábado

La playa, el paseo marítimo y el estacionamiento de entrada de Ocean City estarán abiertos el sábado 9 de mayo, luego de una declaración de emergencia del alcalde Rick Meehan, emitida el lunes por la noche. Esta por verse si los asistentes acudirán a la playa en masa o por el contrario rehuirán, a medida […]

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May 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Ocean City to Test the Waters, Open Beach Saturday

Ocean City’s beach, boardwalk and inlet parking lot will be open Saturday, the start of Mother’s Day weekend, following an emergency declaration by Mayor Rick Meehan Monday night. It remains to be seen whether beach goers will flock to the beaches or shy away as people stress over possibly lying next to someone who has […]

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April 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 2:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, Poolesville, Aspen Hill, Potomac and North Potomac. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed […]

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March 23, 2020 | Laura Rowles

BLOG: Good People Acupuncture & Wellness Brings Balance to Lives

Your mental and physical health is the top priority at Good People Acupuncture & Wellness. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and joined Good People Acupuncture & Wellness to celebrate their grand opening on March 13, 2020. They are now located at 8921 Shady Grove Court in Gaithersburg. At Good People […]

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August 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Aug. 22 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Aug. 22 . Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1.Ride Smart: Free public transit travel training for ages 50+ will take place today at the White Oak Senior Center in Silver Spring from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Attendees will learn how to read Ride On & Metro bus […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 2:45 p.m. for  portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Great Falls, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Wheaton. This storm may have wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and […]

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