January 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Neighbor Rescues Grandparents, Grandchildren from Fire in Rockville

A man rescued his neighbors from a heavy fire around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in Rockville, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials said. A couple saw flames coming from their neighbors’ home on Sterling Terrace, said spokesperson Pete Piringer. George Totoreanu ran to help while his fiancée called 911. Inside the home were two grandparents and […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Takoma Park Wants to Spread Neighborly Love with Phone Calls to Seniors

The City of Takoma Park is offering a “Phone a Neighbor” program during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The program wants to spread neighborly love to senior residents by offering phone conversations with volunteers. The city said there are enough volunteers but it is still looking for more senior participants who would like to talk.  Sign-up […]

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February 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

House Fire in Dickerson Causes About $100,000 in Damages (PHOTO)

A house fire in Dickerson caused an estimated $100,000 in damages overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said dozens of firefighters responded to the blaze at around 2 a.m. at 19201 Martinsburg Road. According to Piringer, a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report the fire, and the […]

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September 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg House Struck by Lightning, Neighbors Launch Fund for Family (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED A Gaithersburg family is displaced from their Washingtonian Woods home after a lightning bolt ignited a fire at the three-level house Wednesday evening, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the Sept. 7th blaze occurred around 6 p.m. in the 200 block of Midsummer Drive, and it […]

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April 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Sink Pile Leads to Complaint on Water Street in Gaithersburg

The city of Gaithersburg recently tweeted out a photo of dozens of kitchen sinks piled up in a yard on Water Street. So what’s the story? Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Roman said the city received a complaint from a neighbor about the accumulation of the sinks, earlier this month. According to Roman, a city inspector […]

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