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September 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Four County Schools Earn National Blue Ribbon Title

Four schools in Montgomery County can proudly wave the National Blue Ribbon School flag as the newly-named 2020 winners of the award. The schools are Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School in Rockville, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Our Lady of Mercy School in Potomac and Saint Peter’s School in Olney. The U.S. […]

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September 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Frost Advisory Issued for Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Monday at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Tuesday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or killed if left uncovered. NWS […]

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September 18, 2020 | Staff Writer

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Early Voting Centers Open Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election at eleven Early Voting Centers from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2. The hours of operation for each early voting center is 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any registered voter may cast a ballot at any one of these sites using the […]

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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Teen Rescued from Drowning While Swimming Across Potomac River

A 17-year-old male was rescued Sunday evening while trying to swim the Potomac River. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer explained the situation and near-drowning. He said around 6:15 p.m. MCFRS received a call about a person in the river. Once rescue services arrived the teenager was already brought to […]

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September 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Charged for Assaulting Liquor Store Employee Over Mask Dispute

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced Thursday that they arrested and charged a man with assault in connection to a mask dispute incident at a liquor store in Potomac. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Donald Thomas-Gipson of Silver Spring. Thomas-Gipson faces first and second-degree assault charges, according to MCPD. Police say the incident […]

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August 27, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

First Day Of School Delayed At Bullis

The first day of school is being pushed back a week at Bullis School in Potomac to Sept. 8. After two employees tested positive for COVID-19, it became necessary to quarantine members of the technology and facilities team, thus delaying opening day preparations, explained Christian G. Sullivan, Head of School, in a news post on […]

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August 11, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Police Investigate Fatal Single-Vehicle Collisions in Potomac, Cloverly

Police responded to two fatal collisions between the late hours of Monday night and early hours of Tuesday morning: one in Potomac and another in Cloverly. The Montgomery County Police Department said it received a call around 10:51 p.m. on Monday reporting a single-vehicle, single-occupant fatal collision in Potomac on River Road near Luvie Lane. […]

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August 5, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Toy Castle in Cabin John Mall Closing After 41 Years

Toy Castle, a toy store that has been in the Cabin John Mall in Potomac for 41 years, is closing in a few weeks. The owners of the store posted a retirement message on Facebook thanking their customers and explaining their decision. “Because of the closure during the pandemic, mounting bills, mall construction, our advanced […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Southeastern Montgomery County Under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 4:15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. Winds may gust up to 65 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages may occur. The storms may also produce ail in […]

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June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Loose Batteries Cause Accidental House Fire

Two people have been displaced after loose batteries caused their two-story North Potomac home to accidentally catch fire. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to the house in the 14600 block of Settlers Landing Way at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS, the fire originated in the kitchen, started […]

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