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2 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Media vet Pete Piringer returns to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service

Pete Piringer, the returning public information officer for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service, at a rural house fire in Dickerson.

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Related Topix: Dickerson, MD

4 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Thames looks to checkmate rivals in Montgomery District 5 race

Jeffrey Thames grew up playing chess with his father in Gary, Ind., learning the finer points of the game and the life lessons they can convey.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, White Oak, MD

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wired

Here's What Drone Attacks in America Would Look Like

"Baseball practice in Montgomery County, Maryland. According to records obtained from the FAA, which issued 1,428 domestic drone permits between 2007 and early 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Navy have applied for drone authorization in Montgomery County."

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Related Topix: National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Military, US Navy, Science / Technology, Robots, Photography, Arts

Gazette.net

Some Sherwood High seniors might miss prom

Some Sherwood High School students and parents are feeling like some seniors got stood up for prom - by their school.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Sandy Spring, MD

CBS Local

Teenage Girl Missing in Montgomery County

A teenage girl is missing from Montgomery County and police are asking for the public's help in locating her.

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

WMAL-AM Washington

Search Continues for Missing Silver Spring Teen

Police in Montgomery County continue to search for a missing teenage girl from Silver Spring.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Patch.com

House Fire Causes $100,000 Damage, No Injuries

A Bethesda house sustained about $100,000 damage from an early-morning fire Wednesday, according to Montgomery County firefighters.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Gazette.net

Spiegel looks to capitalize on Gaithersburg council experience in Montgomery County Council race

When Montgomery County Councilman Philip M. Andrews of Gaithersburg announced that he would be leaving the council seat he has held since 1998 to run for County Executive, it set off a flurry of activity among politicians in the district to see who would fill the seat.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Derwood, MD, Rockville, MD

Gazette.net

Montgomery budget process moves into home stretch

From public officials to schools advocates, to groups for seniors and people with mental illness or physical disabilities - many of the real people behind Montgomery County's nearly $5 billion proposed operating budget appeared before the County Council to advocate for their respective causes last week.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD

Gazette.net

Rockville leaders vote 3-2 to support current ethics disclosures

The Rockville City Council is taking a stand against any attempt to soften statewide ethics requirements for public officials, even though the Maryland General Assembly took no action this year.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Takoma Park, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide

"If terminally ill, mentally competent adults choose to end their life, they should be able to seek a life-ending dose of medicine from their physician," Mizeur said in a policy proposal released late Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

TBD.com

Corrina Winston, suspected mail thief, is arrested

Police call it a safe kind of theft, but it's sure hurting bank accounts across the Metro area.

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Related Topix: Derwood, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

The Washington Post

Developers target Montgomery County construction fees, surpluses

The group representing Montgomery developers has accused the county of accumulating large cash surpluses through excessive fees for building permits and inspections necessary to complete construction projects.

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Gazette.net

Man sentenced in Thanksgiving Day heist in Burtonsville

A Montgomery County Circuit Judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to 25 years for robbing a Burtonsville home on Thanksgiving 2012, the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office announced.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Burtonsville, MD, Thanksgiving

Gazette.net

Arbor day in Takoma Park

Kai McMahon, 6, of Takoma Park pulls herself up a tree with the help of a harness and a rope as part of the activities for children at the Arbor Day celebration held by the City of Takoma Park and Montgomery County Parks at the Takoma Park Community Center on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Takoma Park, MD

Gazette.net

Bear sighting reported near Damascus

A bear was reported near Damascus along the Magruder Branch Trail on Monday, said Lt.

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Related Topix: Damascus, MD

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Gazette.net

Power tool spark causes Rockville industrial fire

A fire ignited by power tool sparks caused an estimated $1 million in damage to an industrial building in Rockville on Monday, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Gazette.net

Annapolis confrontation adds tension to Montgomery County Council race

A confrontation in a Maryland delegate's Annapolis office on the last day of the General Assembly session has links to two candidates running for the Montgomery County Council's 5th District seat.

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Related Topix: Annapolis, MD, Maryland, Silver Spring, MD, Hyattsville, MD

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bloomberg

Maryland Agency Pipe Investment Averts Water Rescues

In 2008, a water main break caused River Road in Montgomery County, Maryland , to live up to its name.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets

The Baltimore Sun

Search for the next Anne Arundel superintendent down to final three

The search for the next superintendent of Anne Arundel County's public schools has been an exercise filled with numbers.

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Related Topix: Anne Arundel County, MD, Education Etc.

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