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This Week at Connected Communities
August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene has passed. See PEPCO’s power outage map by zip code for power outage and restoration time information.

Pepco has launched its response plan in the wake of Hurricane Irene. A fleet of trucks was dispatched at 7 a.m. to actively assess storm damage across the system, allowing Pepco to strategically target power restoration efforts.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission reports that even though power outages are affect water treatment plants, the water is safe to drink.

Weekly Crime Summaries for all six county police districts, Rockville City, and Takoma Park were published August 22 to August 25.

On August 22 at approximately 5:50 a.m., a 24-year-old female jogger was running northbound on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda when she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect who grabbed her inappropriately.

Eighteen of the suspects involved in the Germantown flash mob theft on August 13 have been identified. The police department continues to investigate and the identities of the remaining suspects are being sought.

Montgomery County Public Schools will be back in session on Monday, August 29, and Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, along with the officers of the Montgomery County Police Department, want to encourage all community members to continue to make the safety of our children a top priority.

This week the Maryland State Highway Administration is beginning a safety and resurfacing project along more than one mile of I-270 from I-495 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda.

Brian Freiss, a math teacher at Highland Elementary School in Silver Spring, has been named a finalist for the 2011–2012 Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Montgomery County launched the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program that will provide incentives of up to $3,000 to owner occupants of single family homes and condominiums who make new energy efficiency improvements.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Junior Achievement Essay Competition, sponsored by David M. Rubenstein. This fall, Junior Achievement invites students from the Greater Washington Region to compete for $100,000 in scholarships.

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