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June 18, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Developer Reconsiders Removing Popular Chevy Chase Tree

Remember that maple tree in Chevy Chase we told you about yesterday? The one that neighborhood kids like to hang out under and wait for their school bus. The one that a developer planned to take down along with the house next to it. Well, it’s not final yet but the public outcry and petition […]

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June 17, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Children Start ‘Save the Tree’ Campaign for Popular Chevy Chase Maple

A playtime landmark in Chevy Chase is in danger of being torn down, and several children in the neighborhood are campaigning to have it stay. On June 16, several young residents gathered at a maple tree in the Rolling Wood community and protested against its planned removal, hanging signs on the chain link construction fence […]

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March 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Germantown Man Dies When Pickup Hits Tree

A 27-year-old Germantown man died when the pickup truck he was driving left Great Seneca Highway and struck a tree, a Montgomery County police statement said. Matthew Dirienzo Klopfer, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which took place about 4:16 a.m. Saturday at Darnestown Road, police said. The collision remains under […]

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Program Provides Free Trees to Property Owners in 19 Urban Areas

The Montgomery County Planning Department is offering free trees to qualifying property owners in certain urban areas of Montgomery County. The Shades of Green program, which was launched in 2012 as a pilot program, is expanding to additional areas of the county with a high level of impervious surfaces. The goal of the program is […]

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February 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Strong Winds Toppled Trees and Wires Across Montgomery County

Strong winds toppled trees and power lines across Montgomery County on Sunday night and Monday morning, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer said several Chevy Chase homes were damaged by falling trees near Thornapple Street and Chestnut Street in Chevy Chase. A tree also fell onto a […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: 93-Year-Old Woman Dies From Injuries in Car Crash

UPDATED A 93-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained in a one vehicle collision on Dec. 5 in Bethesda, according to Montgomery County police officers. The car crash happened around 9 a.m. at 8015 Whittier Boulevard. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of a 2003 Buick Century was making a left turn […]

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November 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues Wind Advisory for Montgomery County

UPDATED The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Montgomery County, effective from now thru midnight on Sunday, as a cold front is moving into the area. According to the NWS, the winds are expected to blow out of the west from 15 – 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. These […]

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September 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Fatal Collision in Poolesville

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday night in Poolesville. It happened around 7:40 p.m. at 16001 Partnership Road near White’s Ferry Road. For reasons still under investigation, police said the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. According to police, the driver of the vehicle died at […]

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June 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Randolph Road

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday morning in the Colesville area. Police officers are also investigating a second, single-vehicle collision that occurred in the same area, at approximately the same time. According to a police account, shortly before 7 a.m. on June 17, the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) […]

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June 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Three Teens Killed in Pickup Truck Crash (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers say three teenagers were killed in a pickup truck crash last night in Damascus. It happened at 11:36 p.m. in the 25300 block of Burnt Hill Road. In a news release, police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the Ford F-250 was traveling southbound on Burnt Hill Road, approaching Kingstead Road, […]

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