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The Daily Digest: Trash Strike, Brush Fire Lawsuit, Gaithersburg Blues

News you can use in Gaithersburg on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

(FILE | North Potomac-Darnestown Patch) A massive brush fire in 2011 scorched more than 400 acres of Montgomery County land.
(FILE | North Potomac-Darnestown Patch) A massive brush fire in 2011 scorched more than 400 acres of Montgomery County land.

News | Trash collectors strike in Gaithersburg
Potomac Disposal workers on strike are demanding a living wage and benefits, and disrupted trash pick up was for 12,000 Montgomery County residences on Monday. 

Courts | Brush fire lawsuit dismissed
A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking “secret files” and records tied to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service’s investigation of a massive brush fire in 2011, The Gazette reports. >>> See: Judge dismisses resident’s lawsuit over February 2011 fire at Gazette.net. 

Nearby | Vice President visits Port of Baltimore
Vice President Joseph Biden and state officials toured the Port of Baltimore Monday to highlight a $10 million federal grant that is expected to increase the amount of cargo handled at the facility.  >>> See: Port of Baltimore Held Up by VP Biden as Model for America at North Baltimore Patch

Transit | MARC: Meet the management
MARC managers, along with representatives from Bombardier Transportation Services will be at the Gaithersburg MARC station 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday to address customer concerns and answer questions. 

Concert | Gaithersburg Blues Festival date announced
The blues festival is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the City Hall Concert Pavillion. Debbie Davis, Bad Influence and Built 4 Comfort are among the performers. Free. Details are posted at the city’s website

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