North Potomac

April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Electric Blanket Causes House Fire in North Potomac

An electric blanket left on a bed in a North Potomac home caused a fire and $150,000 worth of damage, said Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. According to Piringer, MCFRS received a call about the house fire on Dunleith Place from neighbors at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Piringer said […]

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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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March 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Police Chase With Alleged Carjacker Ends In Crash

A 19-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a carjacking that occurred in North Potomac early Wednesday morning, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Police did not name the woman, from Alexandria, Virginia, because she was waiting to appear before a District Court Commissioner, according to the statement. The incident occurred about 12:03 […]

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February 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rabid Raccoon Found in North Potomac

Authorities say a raccoon was captured Monday near Jones Lane and Quail Run Drive in North Potomac, and has tested positive for rabies. Anyone who believes they have been in contact with the animal is asked to call 240-777-1755. A rabid raccoon was found in January in the Kentlands.

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Helping Furloughed Federal Workers

One of North Potomac’s youngest residents, Bella Berrellez, 11, has one of Montgomery County’s biggest hearts. Bella, a fifth-grade student, is devoted to helping furloughed federal workers struggling from the government shutdown. Bella became interested in helping furloughed workers because her mother, a Food and Drug Administration employee, is furloughed. Seeing her mother not receiving a paycheck inspired […]

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November 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. County liquor stores – All retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – Aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; senior […]

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August 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 5 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, North Potomac, Redland, Darnestown, Derwood, Cabin John and Washington Grove. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Power outages may […]

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July 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Developing Story: Animals Removed in Suspected Hoarding Situation

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Hazmat crews are assisting Montgomery County police officers with removing cats from a suspected hoarding situation in North Potomac. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, crews responded to the 12300 block of Sweetbough Court Wednesday evening. HazMat crews are on the scene to evaluate ammonia levels and exposures in […]

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June 24, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

North Potomac House Fire Consumes Garage

A quiet North Potomac neighborhood was awaken early Sunday morning at 2:15 a.m. as Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at 14900 Keeneland Circle.  Neighbors watched as MCFRS first responders lined up along Triple Crown Road to attend to the blaze.  Flames could be seen from two hundred yards away up and […]

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May 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Three of the 10 Best Places to Live for Families in Maryland are in Montgomery County

WalletHub released a study that ranked three Montgomery County places in the top 10 best places for families to live in Maryland. The finance website placed North Potomac, Clarksburg, and Bethesda in its top ten “2018’s Best Places to Live in Maryland for Families” list. According to the 2018 findings, Columbia in Howard County is the […]

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