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January 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 26, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 26 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Winter Weather Advisory:  Montgomery County is under a winter weather advisory this morning until 10 a.m. Remember to drive safely if you’re commuting. 2. Council in Session:  The Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look […]

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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Bill Would Hasten Replacement of Indoor Mercury Service Regulators

Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday afternoon on a bill that is designed to replace indoor mercury service regulators more quickly. This is the device that has been blamed for causing the explosion and fire at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring that resulted in the deaths of seven people, injured dozens […]

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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Woman Named Acting Director of Peace Corps

Carol Spahn of Silver Spring has been named acting director of the Peace Corps. President Joe Biden named her as acting director on Jan. 20. She is expected to serve in that capacity until the President selects someone to permanently fill the position. “It is an honor to serve the Peace Corps and our country,” […]

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January 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Student from Montgomery County Designs High Heels for LGBTQ Community

A senior at Savannah College of Art and Design from Montgomery County has earned national recognition and a scholarship for her project creating high heel shoes designed for LGBTQ people who cannot fit into the normally-slender dress shoes for women. Sophia MacMaster, who was born in Gaithersburg and lives in Silver Spring with her grandmother when […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 22, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Jan. 22 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Vaccine Survey: Montgomery County would like your feedback during a continuous effort to provide residents with the most useful information and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic while developing a plan for vaccine outreach and distribution. The survey is completely […]

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January 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hombre de Silver Spring Arrestado por Presunta Participación en el Ataque al Capitolio

Un “supremacista blanco autoproclamado” de Silver Spring fue arrestado el domingo por cargos relacionados con el asalto al Capitolio el 6 de enero. Bryan Betancur enfrenta cargos que incluyen ingresar a terrenos restringidos y actividades ilegales en terrenos del Capitolio, según una declaración de un agente especial del FBI. Betancur estaba en libertad condicional luego […]

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January 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 21, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Jan. 21 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Powerball Winner:  The winning $731.1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Maryland. This is the fifth-largest in Powerball history. 2. Planning Board Meets:  The Planning Board meets today starting a 9 a.m. The agenda includes a work session for […]

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January 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

Glenmont MVA Office Moves to Larger Kemp Mill Location

Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) announced that it has relocated its Silver Spring branch office in Glenmont to a larger office space in the Kemp Mill area. MDOT MVA cut the ribbon for the new Kemp Mill office, located at 1327 Lamberton Drive in Silver Spring, on Tuesday. The new office space […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Man Arrested for Alleged Participation in Capitol Mob

A “self-professed white supremacist” from Silver Spring was arrested Sunday on charges related to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. Bryan Betancur faces charges including entering restricted grounds and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds, according to an affidavit from an FBI special agent. Betancur was on probation following a fourth-degree burglary offense. He received […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 13, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Conversation About Recovery: Montgomery County invites residents to join a community conversation focused on addiction and recovery at 6 p.m. You can join on Teams Live or watch live on County Cable Montgomery and the county’s Facebook page. More […]

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