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1 hr ago | Gazette.net

County re-evaluating sites for Clarksburg fire station

The area served since 2005 by the temporary fire station on Gateway Center Drive in Clarksburg covers 21.5 square miles on both sides of Interstate 270 in Clarksburg and Boyds.

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Related Topix: Clarksburg, MD, Boyds, MD, Germantown, MD

4 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Montgomery council sounds off on Metrorail unreliability

Montgomery County Council members grilled Metro representatives about complaints they have received from residents concerning the reliability of rail service during a committee meeting Monday.

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Related Topix: Garrett Park, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Takoma Park (Washington, DC), Takoma Park, MD, Friendship Heights (Washington, DC)

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Area high schools named among nation's best

Half of Fairfax County public high schools have been named to a list of the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Gazette.net

Richard Montgomery student charged with having sex in a school hallway

An 18-year-old Richard Montgomery High School student has been charged with fourth-degree sex offense for allegedly skipping class to have sex with another student in a school hallway, Montgomery County police said.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Gazette.net

Montgomery Village couple sues SunTrust Bank over missing college money

In a lawsuit, a Montgomery Village couple accuses SunTrust Bank and Education Systems Federal Credit Union of not preventing thieves from using a bogus bank account to swipe more than $80,000 meant for their daughters' college funds.

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Related Topix: Montgomery Village, MD

Patch.com

Gas Leak Closes Downtown Bethesda Street Over Lunch Hour

A gas leak briefly closed Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda Tuesday just before lunchtime.

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Related Topix: Fire

Daily Record

Gansler criticizes Brown on leadership, service in Iraq

A political action committee that endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for Maryland governor is demanding an apology from a Democratic opponent over comments made about Brown's service in Iraq.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WJLA-TV Arlington

MPD officer investigated after allegedly leaving service weapons out in the open

A Metropolitan Police Department officer is facing jail time; the 23-year veteran of the force, turned into authorities by his ex-girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Gaithersburg, MD

Gazette.net

Montgomery County school advocate seeking at-large board position

Jill Ortman-Fouse said she's running for a spot on the Montgomery County Board of Education to lend her advocacy experience, grow the county school system's partnerships and improve the system's responsiveness to voices in its community.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Patch.com

Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day

The Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs invites all County residents to attend the 14th Annual Montgomery County Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day to be held on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bohrer Park Activity Center, Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Gazette.net

Volunteers come together for a a oeGood Deeda

On Sunday the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington hosted their third annual “Good Deeds Day,” a day of service where the local Jewish community can volunteer at work sites within the metropolitan area and perform a “good deed” for the day.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daily Record

In rural Md., few doctors but plenty of health woes

In Somerset County, where she owns and operates the Crisfield Clinic, she comes face to face with the everyday challenges of providing health care in a rural area.

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Related Topix: Somerset County, MD, Crisfield, MD, Maryland, Caroline County, MD, Talbot County, MD

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Police investigate stabbing in Montgomery County

Montgomery County police officers are investigating several assaults and stabbings that occurred early Saturday morning outside a home in Potomac.

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The Washington Post

Kelly: A visit to the Montgomery County Historical Society's local history library

The first question out of Answer Man's mouth when he arrived at the Jane C. Sween Library in downtown Rockville was: "Who was Jane C. Sween, anyway?" The answer was unexpected.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Rockville, MD, Silver Spring, MD

CBS Local

FBI Searches For Serial Bank Robber

The FBI is searching for the man they say is responsible for three bank robberies in DC and Montgomery County.

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WUSA-TV Washington

Robbery at Lord & Taylor store in Md.

Montgomery County Police are at the scene of the Lord and Taylor in Rockville Pike in Rockville to investigate a report of a robbery.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Gazette.net

Awards honor neighbors who cleared sidewalks, driveways

Spring may finally have sprung, but Montgomery County Councilwoman Nancy Floreen of Garrett Park wants to honor county residents who helped out their neighbors and communities during the long, brutal winter.

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Related Topix: Garrett Park, MD

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Gazette.net

Neighbors say theya ll continue push to preserve Kensington park

Opponents of a plan to build a middle school in what is now a neighborhood park say they're not giving up.

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Gazette.net

Montgomery begins to tally costs of energy proposals

As a package of environmental bills works its way toward a vote in the Montgomery County Council, county departments say some of the measures could cost millions.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

CBS Local

Parents' Suit Against Md. Private School Dismissed

A Montgomery County judge has dismissed a couple's lawsuit alleging that a top private school jeopardized their son's college career by not doing enough to help him.

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Related Topix: Potomac, MD

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