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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Middle School Students Compete in Invention Challenge

More than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet Saturday during the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Summit. The invention challenge and competition was held at Gaithersburg High School. For a full year, the students worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, May 14. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at today’s agenda. 2. Fenton Street Pepco Update: Pepco is installing underground transmission lines between the Takoma and Sligo Substations. There’s construction on portions of Fenton Street […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmembers Reimer, Rice, Albornoz and Jawando Announce Presentation Award Winners

At the culmination of the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Saturday more than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet. For a full year, the students had worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from MOAA, NIST, Pepco, Emergent BioSolutions, University of Maryland, […]

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May 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 9.  Just a friendly reminder that May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s a great time to raise awareness on how to avoid potential electrical hazards. Here’s what’s happening in Montgomery County today: 1. Planning Board Meeting: There will be an E-Bikes and E-Scooters Parks Directive Presentation from 9:00 am […]

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May 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Pepco Rate Increase Hearing in Rockville on May 9

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has scheduled a public hearing this month on a request by Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) to increase its electric distribution rates by $29.99 million. This is an increase of about $3.51 monthly for the typical residential customer. Pepco provides electricity to about 568,000 customers in Montgomery and Prince […]

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April 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 24 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 24. In addition to the Caps playing a deciding Game 7 against the Hurricanes at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m., here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Ribbon Cutting for Montgomery Community Media’s Silver Spring Media Lab: Today MCM is cutting the ribbon for our new Silver Spring Media […]

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April 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Pepco Announces Utility Work in Gaithersburg Area Until Late June

Pepco sent out a press release about utility work that’s going to be conducted in Olde Towne Gaithersburg from “early April to late June.” Read the press release below for more details: “Pepco has announced that significant utility work will be taking place in the vicinity of Frederick, Summit and Diamond Avenues in Olde Towne […]

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March 22, 2019 | 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 4:15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, and Poolesville. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages may […]

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January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cold Weather Means More PEPCO Phone Scams

As the weather gets colder, phone scammers are using it to their advantage. According to Montgomery County Consumer Protection, we should “expect an uptick in PEPCO phone scams threatening to shut off [our] power.” The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has been alerted of energy scams like these. On OCP’s website, they say that county residents have […]

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January 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Offers Assistance to Residents Struggling During Federal Shutdown

Delayed Payment Available on Some City Bills The City of Rockville announced assistance for Rockville residents who are furloughed and experiencing financial hardship. Struggling federal employees and contractors may be eligible for delayed payment, with no penalties, on certain city services, such as preschool and before and after-school care, water bills and animal registration fees. […]

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