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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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 19, Christmas is six days away, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Jingle Bell Breakfast: The Long Branch Senior Center in Silver Spring has a free Jingle Bell Breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be two craft tables with supplies so seniors can make holiday […]

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November 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Warning Residents About Utility Scam

Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department are warning residents about a utility scam after receiving multiple reports of  scammers calling county residents, identifying themselves as Pepco employees, and asking for payment. According to police, a call was made to a resident on Oct. 30 and a person identified himself as a Pepco employee before […]

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September 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Tractor Trailer Pulls Down Wires in Rockville

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials said no injuries were reported after a tractor trailer pulled wires down in Rockville Wednesday afternoon. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, crews responded to the 15800 block of Frederick Road around 4:30 p.m. after reports of downed wires on a tractor trailer, vehicles, and pole damage near the […]

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August 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Wednesday Will Be a Peak Savings Day for Pepco Customers

Pepco customers will have an opportunity to save energy and money by reducing their electric use, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday. An increased demand for electricity throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for the day. While the region’s power supply is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Pepco customers are encouraged […]

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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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June 29, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Image of a wooden horse with the words "Pepco help" sprayed painted in it at ebd of street in Aspen Hill, MD

A Look Back At Derecho 6 Years Ago

It’s been six years since a violent storm that raged across the Mid-Atlantic coast that killed dozens of people, caused millions of dollars in property damage, and left more than 480,000 residents in Montgomery County without power for nine days. The time it took for Pepco to restore power to residents created tension among Marylanders, […]

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June 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

More than 2,000 Without Power Along I-270

Rockville and Bethesda areas are the most affected by Tuesday’s rainstorm, as shown on a Pepco Outage Map. Over 1,000 power outages were reported in the Redland and Derwood areas of Rockville as recently as 2:26 p.m. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 people are without power in a residential swath of Bethesda between Seven Locks and […]

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