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September 6, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Churchill Drops ‘No Zero Policy’ for Grades

Winston Churchill High School in Potomac has scrapped its “No Zero Policy” on tasks and assessments after realizing it did not comply with Montgomery County Public Schools’ grading and reporting policy. The “No Zero Policy” prohibited teachers from giving students zeros on assignments even if no work was done. This was different than the county-wide […]

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September 6, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Sept. 6 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, September 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. It’s National Read a Book Day! National Read a Book Day is the perfect opportunity to make some time in your life to read. Click here to see where your nearest public library is. 2. Gaithersburg City Elections Update: Absentee […]

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September 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss This September

If you are looking to attend some fun events, this is the right time of year. Several festivals are coming up this September in Montgomery County. Here is a list of some of our favorite festivals where you, your family and friends can enjoy food, music, art and culture: PawPaw Festival   Noon to 4 p.m. […]

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September 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Sept. 5 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, September 5 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board is back to work today after their August recess. They meet at 9:30 a.m. with a full day of agenda items.  Watch the meeting live, here. 2. Senior Forum and Resource Fair: Council Vice President Sidney […]

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August 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Reunited and It Feels So Good: Missing Support Dog Back with Best Friend

A support dog has finally been reunited with his best friend. Macks, a therapy dog for a four-year-old disabled boy, went missing in the area of Cold Spring Road in Potomac in May. After an extensive search and help from MCPD’s 4th District Special Assignment Team, members of the Special Operations Division K9 Unit and […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 2:45 p.m. for  portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Great Falls, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Wheaton. This storm may have wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and […]

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August 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Tuesday Night Storms Leave Damage Throughout the County

Severe thunderstorms caused flooded roadways, downed wires and significant damage throughout parts of the county on Tuesday evening. Stoney Creek Road off River Road in Potomac overflowed causing potential damage to the bridge and road surface, officials say. @mcfrsPIO #TurnAroundDontDrown!! pic.twitter.com/8BHvmCXiFf — Scott Glazer (@radioinstl) August 6, 2019 Update – Bradley Boulevard near Kendale Rd, […]

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August 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Thunderstorm and Flood Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning and flood warning for portions of Montgomery County. The flood warning is in place through 1 a.m. Wednesday, August 7.  About 2 inches of rain has already fallen. The locations that may experience flooding are Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, North Potomac, Great Falls and Darnestown. Remember, […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

No Major Injuries in Potomac School Bus Collision

A bus carrying 48 school-aged campers collided with a work truck, sending 14 children and the driver to the hospital. None of the injuries sustained were life-threatening, and the other 34 children were relocated from the accident. The accident occured on July 30 at 9:00 a.m. on River road, near Newbridge Drive and Persimmon Tree […]

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August 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for August 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, August 1. Here’s five things to know: 1. DOGust 1st, Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs: Thousands of sweet dogs land at animal shelters until they can find a forever home. If you’ve ever visited a shelter, you know the heart wrenching looks on their faces. Click here to learn more about the […]

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