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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Frost Advisory:  Bundle up, a cold morning is on tap. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory, effective until 9 a.m. today, for some areas of Montgomery County. 2. Trash Talk:  Some Montgomery County residents are experiencing trash and recycling collection delays in their […]

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May 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Structures Set for May 9 in Rockville (VIDEO)

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will adopt a new rate structure just over a year from now in July 2018. The water and sewer utility has scheduled a series of public meetings to review the new rate structures. Montgomery County residents are invited to a May 9th public meeting where WSSC officials will present the various […]

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March 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Identify Resident Found in House After Explosion (VIDEOS)

UPDATED 4.20.17 3:30 p.m. Montgomery County police have identified the resident found in the Ashley Drive house following an explosion last Friday as 61-year-old Steven Beck. According to a police news release, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that Beck died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said a dog found near […]

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March 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Body Recovered from Exploded Rockville Home

Crews poring over the debris of a home that exploded near Rockville early Friday morning discovered the remains of an adult and a domestic animal, Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said at a news conference Saturday. The body, which was found sometime around noon, has been sent to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner […]

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January 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Proposes Rate Hike, Public Hearing Set for Feb. 1 in Rockville

Montgomery County residents are invited to a Feb. 1st public hearing to weigh in on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Operating and Capital Budget of $1.4 billion. The proposed budget is $10.8 million more than the utility’s FY17 Approved Budget, and includes a combined 3.5 percent average increase in water […]

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November 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

PSC Approves Partial Pepco Rate Increase Request

UPDATED If you are a Pepco customer, your electricity bill may be going up. That’s because the Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a Pepco rate increase request that’s effective as of Nov. 15. According to the PSC, the average Pepco customer will see a rate increase of about $6.96 a month. In its order, […]

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September 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

PSC Holds Hearing in Rockville on Pepco’s Request to Hike Rates (VIDEO)

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) held a public hearing on Sept. 6 in Rockville to hear from residents and business leaders about a Pepco request to raise rates. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. According to the PSC, the rate hike would increase the typical Pepco residential customer’s bill by about $13 a month. Montgomery County […]

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Overnight Crash Closes River Road at Partnership Road in Poolesville

An overnight crash on River Road and Partnership Road brought down a utility pole and wires in Poolesville shortly before 1 a.m., according to a Montgomery County fire and rescue official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said River Road is closed in both directions between Partnership Road and Hunting Quarter Road while emergency utility […]

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February 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

WSSC Warns Some Customers May Receive Higher than Normal Bills

WSSC says some of its customers are going to receive higher than normal water bills because the blizzard made it difficult to read some outside meters because they were covered in snow. As a result many customers will receive estimated bills. According to a WSSC news release, the billing period will be ten days longer […]

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January 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Water Main Break Repairs Complete at University Boulevard in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

UPDATED at 4:30 p.m. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews completed repairs to a 12-inch water main at 701 East University Boulevard in Silver Spring earlier this afternoon. At this time, only one eastbound lane of University Boulevard is open. Crews continue to repave the roadway, but commuters should be prepared for delays. UPDATED Washington Suburban […]

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