A ‘Fair’ Farewell, Gaithersburg Waterways Get Check Up, Another Highway Birth: The Daily Digest

News you can use in Gaithersburg on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The 2013 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair wrapped up last week in Gaithersburg, MD. (Credit: Andy Jones)
The 2013 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair wrapped up last week in Gaithersburg, MD. (Credit: Andy Jones)

Photos | A “fair” farewell
Scenes from the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, which wrapped up in Gaithersburg last week. >>> See: Montgomery County AgFair: Night Lights, Rides, Monster Trucks and More


Environment | Gaithersburg streams will get a check up
The City of Gaithersburg has hired a firm to evaluate the health of the waterways in Gaithersburg’s Lower Great Seneca Creek Watershed. >>> See: How Healthy Are Gaithersburg’s Streams?


Crime | Reward offered for Verizon equipment thefts
Verizon is offering a $10,000 reward for a spate of equipment thefts—to the tune of $300,000—at facilities in Maryland, including one in Rockville. >>> See: Report: Verizon Offering $10K Reward for Maryland Thefts


Film | Beltway Sniper attacks chronicled in upcoming film
“Blue Caprice” premieres in select theaters Sept. 13. The movie details the sniper attacks that killed 10 people in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Will you be going to see this movie? >>> See: Movie Based on Beltway Snipers to Be Released Next Month

News nearby | Woman Gives Birth on Route 100
First the Metro, then I-270, and now a woman has given birth on Route 100, Anne Arundel Patch reports. According to the state trooper who helped out:

"I picked (the baby) up, turned her over and started massaging her back and the bottoms of her feet to get her to breath. At one point, I flipped the baby over and attempted to clean as much mucous as I could from the baby. By the time the fire department got there, she had started to turn pink; she was still struggling to breathe but was doing well enough to get her skin tone back."

>>> Check out the story at AnneArundel.Patch.com



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