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October 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Ballot Drop Boxes Available in Montgomery County for 2020 General Election

Montgomery County is offering several ways to drop off mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. For those who request a mail-in-ballot, one option for returning the ballot is by placing it in one of the county’s secure ballot drop boxes. Montgomery County Board of Elections says, “Ballot drop off boxes are monitored and secured by […]

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May 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Memorial Day Weekend Marks the Start of the Summer Swim Season

It’s been a busy week at area pools as operators prepare to open their gates on May 27th for the official start of the summer swim season. In addition to Montgomery County’s four indoor aquatic centers, seven outdoor pools will open at noon on Saturday. Here’s a list of the seven outdoor pools in Montgomery […]

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August 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 16, in Montgomery County

The heat wave continues today with temperatures in the 90s and possible thunderstorms this afternoon according to the National Weather Service. Here are five more things you need to know today, Aug. 16th, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin are scheduled to tour the damaged buildings at […]

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August 15, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 15, in Montgomery County

Temperatures may be slightly cooler today according to the National Weather Service forecast. Here are five more things you need to know today, Aug. 15th, in Montgomery County: 1. The investigation into the August 10th Silver Spring apartment explosion continues. The police have recovered five bodies and believe eight people total are missing. 2. It’s Family […]

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May 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Pools Open for Summer Season (PHOTO)

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the official opening of the summer swim season in Montgomery County. On Saturday morning, the county’s Recreation and General Services departments celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Western County Outdoor Pool with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The pool is located at 20151 Fisher Avenue in Poolesville. According to a county […]

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May 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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County Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend (VIDEO)

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer swim season. In Montgomery County, seven outdoor pools will open at noon on Saturday, May 23rd. The outdoor pools include: –Bethesda Pool, 301.652.1598, Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road; –Germantown Outdoor Pool, 301.601.1690, 18905 Kingsview Road; –Long Branch Pool, 301.431.5700, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver […]

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May 21, 2015 | Betsy Freeman

The Seams of Our Town

Living in the shadow of a large, American city can be daunting. Living in the midst of two of them is as exciting as it is stressful. Highways, bridges, beltways, exit ramps, expressways, interstates, turnpikes, HOV lanes, toll roads…they get us where we need to go. We go to work, to dinner, to the airport, […]

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August 6, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, August 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, August 6, in Montgomery County: 1. The Upper County Pool on Emory Grove Road is closed for emergency repairs. 2. WSSC is holding a public meeting in Rockville today to discuss rates and customers bills. 3. Strathmore’s summer outdoor concert features Cathy Ponton King today and it is […]

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