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August 7, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Vigila por el Tercer Aniversario de La Fatal Explosión de Gas en Flower Branch

Los miembros de la comunidad de Flower Branch realizarán una vigilia en la víspera del tercer aniversario de la fatal explosión de gas que cobró la vida de siete personas, incluidos dos menores de edad. El 10 de agosto de 2016, los inquilinos de los apartamentos Flowers Branch en Silver Spring se despertaron con una […]

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July 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, July 29. Mostly sunny today. Still hot. Here’s the forecast. 1. Council Committees: The County Council’s planning committee meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room. Topics include a report on housing, population and employment trends since 1990. The Public Safety and Education and Culture committees meet at 2 p.m. […]

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April 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Detour, Lanes Blocked Near Snouffer School Road

Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue tweeted that people should expect delays when driving on Snouffer School Road, between Flower Hill Way and Bonanza Way. Earlier there was a gas leak, which has since been shut down by Washington Gas. As repairs continue to commence, expect significant delays, as many lanes are […]

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January 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Offers Assistance to Residents Struggling During Federal Shutdown

Delayed Payment Available on Some City Bills The City of Rockville announced assistance for Rockville residents who are furloughed and experiencing financial hardship. Struggling federal employees and contractors may be eligible for delayed payment, with no penalties, on certain city services, such as preschool and before and after-school care, water bills and animal registration fees. […]

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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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October 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Council Approves Resolution Opposing Gas Utility Merger

Montgomery County Council is not in favor of a proposed merger between WGL Holdings, Inc. and the Canadian-based AltaGas Ltd. A majority of the council voted to reject the merger in a resolution sponsored by Councilmember Marc Elrich at its council meeting on Tuesday. Despite the council’s disapproval, Maryland’s Public Service Commission has the final […]

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September 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public Hearing on Possible Merger of Gas Utilities Set for Sept. 28

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing  on Sept. 28 for a proposed merger of WGL Holdings, Inc., and AtlaGas, Ltd. WGL Holding, the parent company of Washington Gas, has more than 400,000 customers in Maryland and employs 1,500 people. If the commission agrees on the $4.5 billion transaction, Washington Gas will […]

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August 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Gas Leak Repairs Underway on Nebel Street, Road Closures

UPDATED Repairs are now underway to a broken six-inch gas line in the 12800 block of Nebel Street, according to a Washington Gas company official. Washington Gas spokesperson Brian Edwards said the gas to the line was turned off at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. “The leak there was a result of a third party strike […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

NTSB Report Expected to Answer Key Questions About Silver Spring Explosion (VIDEO)

It is coming up on one year since the National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation of what ignited a natural gas leak at Flower Branch Apartments last Aug. 10. The federal agency is expected to provide some critical answers to questions about the explosion and fire that killed seven people, injured dozens of others […]

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July 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Police Offers Advice to Avoid Scams

Residents can protect themselves against scams, based on information from the Rockville City Police Department. Phone Call Scam A victim receives a call from someone claiming to be with their local utility company. The caller says that they’re about to cut off your service because of an overdue bill. The caller then tells the victim […]

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