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City to spend $58K on police SUVs
NewarkPostOnline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:48:00 -0400
City council voted unanimously Monday night to replace two police cruisers in the city's fleet with new Chevrolet Tahoes that Chief Paul Tiernan explained are a more practical upgrade for the departme

Technology Institute says Montgomery is ‘savvy’
Gazette.net / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:22:39 -0400
Montgomery County is one of four local governments in the country to receive a x201cTech Savvyx201d designation this year from the not-for-profit Public Technology Institute.

County addresses lapse in drinking water monitoring at five parks
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Five area parks reliant on well water went without required tests for E. coli and coliform bacteria in recent months because of a county staff oversight, according to officials.

Olney Civic Fund accepts grant applications
Gazette.net / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:15:34 -0400
Based on the success of Olney Days' fundraising efforts this year, the nonprofit Olney Civic Fund is offering a one-time 1,000 community grant to a qualified local nonprofit.

U.S. appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
StarDem.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:08:00 -0400
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could alwa

Career firefighters association warns residents of phone scam
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0400
A phone scam is circulating throughout Frederick County as solicitors call residents, claiming to be collecting funds for “the Association of Firefighters and Paramedics,” according to a news release.

Sykesville man charged with pot possession
StarDem.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:15:00 -0400
EASTON — A Sykesville man was stopped in Easton for a traffic violation on Saturday, July 26, and later charged with possession of marijuana.

Police charge woman in car without tire
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0400
A woman faces charges after being stopped by Frederick police for driving a car without a tire in the 200 block of West Patrick Street.

Three juveniles charged with bike theft and burglary
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Three juveniles face charges of stealing bicycles from a garage in downtown Frederick, according to Frederick police.

Park Service reduces Assateague horse herd to 100
StarDem.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:00:00 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — Technically speaking, horses are as foreign to the sands of Assateague Island as phragmites, the reedy marsh plant that covers hundreds of the barrier island’s acres.

Montgomery County Council approves new White Oak master plan
Gazette.net / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:09:18 -0400
One member abstains, saying proposal is x2018out of balance'

Virgin Mobile FreeFest music event not returning this year
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:39:00 EDT
Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year.

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