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‘An Unmitigated Disaster which Is Entirely Avoidable’ in Chantilly

Plan to build homes under flight path sparks outcry.

Yet another controversial residential project is being proposed for Chantilly’s Westfields area.

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Chantilly Woman Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

With her family and balloons, Chantilly’s Juanita Brill celebrated her 100th birthday on June 19.

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‘Ugly Consequences’ in Montgomery County

West Montgomery seeks to stem incidents of illegal deforestation that some say is on the rise.

A member of West Montgomery County Citizens Association noticed forest clearing on a lot in the Glen Hills area of Potomac, and reported the incident to County regulators.

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Bees, Birds, Photographers Flock to Fields of Sunflowers

Fields of sunflowers will be in full bloom this week off River Road in Poolesville.

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Trailer in Potomac Library Parking Lot So You Can Get Involved

Montgomery County Executive Elrich Requests additional time for residents to respond to Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Toll Lanes Study for I-495 and I-270.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, in a letter to Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Greg Slater, said that the community needs more time to review and respond to the complex and lengthy Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the proposed managed lanes project for I-495 and I-270.

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Church Damaged By Flood in Potomac

Historic Scotland AME Zion Church hopes to rebuild for the future.

Driving by Scotland AME Zion Church on Seven Locks Road, the building looks pretty much the same as it has for the last 50 years.

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Your Discards, Their Treasure

Handheld devices keep older people in contact with healthcare providers, family and friends.

On a recent summer morning, a group of college students gathered to sort and sanitize handheld devices ranging from smartphones to tablets.

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To Vote by Mail, You Must Request Your Ballot in Maryland

Your ballot to vote by mail will NOT be mailed to you automatically for November’s Presidential Election. You must request your ballot.

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Meetings Move Outside in Time of Covid-19 in Potomac

Potomac Elementary School PTA meets to end one year, and to begin another.

As if anyone needs to be reminded that times are different, consider the Potomac Elementary School PTA meeting Thursday.

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Grab Your Library Card and Keep Reading in Arlington

You can keep on reading during the brave new world of coronavirus rules and restrictions.

Arlington Launches Review of Police Policies and Practices

• Fifteen-member citizen group to report back by end of the year

Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Aurora Highlands in Arlington

The Arlington County Police Department’s Critical Accident Team (CAT) continues to investigate a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday, July 15 in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood.

Police Investigate Triple Shooting in Arlington Heights, Make Arrest

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit announces the arrest of two suspects for their involvement in a fatal shooting in Arlington Heights.

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At the Crossroads

Lawmakers to slash the state budget and consider criminal-justice reforms.

The threadbare Franklin and Armfield office on Duke Street stands at the crossroads between racial injustice and economic crisis. It’s a ramshackle building now, but it was once the headquarters for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States, present at the creation of the systemic racism that plagues Virginia cops and courts. It’s also the city’s latest acquisition, and the state budget was to include $2.5 million to help transform it into the Freedom House Museum. But then the pandemic hit, and the governor hit the pause button on that line item as well as all the other spending priorities of the new Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

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Fairfax County Pivots Back to Virtual Learning

Superintendent sought Board consensus.

Members of the Fairfax County School Board reached a consensus during its July 21 Work Session and accepted Superintendent Scott Brabrand's recommendation to begin the 2020-21 school year 100 percent virtually.