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November 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marilyn J. Praisner Library in Burtonsville to Reopen Saturday

Montgomery County Public Libraries announced that it’s reopening its Marilyn J. Praisner branch in Burtonsville on Saturday, Nov. 16. The branch had been closed since April for renovations. County officials say the refreshed library “includes new ergonomic sit-stand circulation, information, and self-checkout desks; renovation of the public restrooms; new painting and flooring; replacement of ceiling […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rita’s Celebrates Spring with Free Italian Ice Wednesday

Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard is celebrating the start of spring by offering free Italian Ice on Wednesday. The celebration is from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. The following Rita’s are in Montgomery County, and they’ll be participating in this event: Olney: 3233 Spartan Road Derwood: 7211 Muncaster Mill Road Silver Spring: 13621 Georgia Avenue Lakeforest Mall: 701 […]

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April 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

School Safety Training Session Takes Place Today and Tomorrow at Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring

The Maryland Center for School Safety and the ALICE Training Institute are holding a two-day Active Shooter Training session today and tomorrow at Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring, according to a news release. The training takes place all day, and it is designed for Maryland local public and private school system security/safety directors, […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Briggs Chaney Area

A 21-year-old Burtonsville man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Tuesday evening in the Briggs Chaney area, according to the Montgomery County Police Department. Police have identified the motorcycle operator who died at the scene as Addisu Mesfin. According to police, Mesfin was operating a Suzuki motorcycle when it collided with a Toyota Camry shortly […]

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December 28, 2013 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Accident in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Old Columbia Pike at 2:40 a.m. on Dec. 28. Patrol officers responded to the collision in the 11700 block of Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring. Upon arrival, officers observed a red 2003 Infiniti G35 and a gray 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe involved in a […]

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