Articles by Sonya Burke

July 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro

Metrorail Red Line Commuters Are Advised to Seek Transportation Alternatives in August (VIDEO)

At a July 27th news conference at the Silver Spring Metro station, local officials advised Metro Red Line commuters to seek transportation alternatives next week as Safe Track repair work is expected to cause significant delays on the entire line. “This will be the first time Red line customers will experience Safe Track reductions slash delays,” said […]

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July 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Clarksburg Premium Outlets Prepares to Hire Hundreds at Job Fair Set for Aug. 19

Are you looking for a job? Clarksburg Premium Outlets is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road. The center is looking to fill more than 800 jobs from full and part-time management to sales and customer service positions. Stores looking for staffers […]

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July 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection investigates consumer complaints. Watch this report, below, for information about a recent investigation in Rockville involving unlicensed tree trimmers:

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July 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Back to School: Immunizations Reminder (VIDEO)

Montgomery County public school students head back to school on Aug. 29th and local parents are being reminded to make sure their children’s immunizations are updated. You can find out more, here. Immunization Requirements for the 2016-2017 School Year. Learn more here: https://t.co/QQWQp9BRUb — MCPS (@MCPS) July 16, 2016

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July 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery County Ag Fair Returns Aug. 12 – 20 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair returns to the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg from Aug. 12 – 20. Find out more in this report, below:

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July 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Official Says Pokemon Go Meeting in the Works

UPDATED The Pokémon Go phenomenon is not slowing down, in fact, it is the topic of an upcoming meeting of local recreation officials. Susan Hoffmann, communications and public outreach manager for Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation, is organizing the meeting. “We want to talk about impacts of people who might wander onto sites where young children […]

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July 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Montgomery County effective from now thru 10 p.m. Residents should note that heat advisory remains in effect for Montgomery County until 8 p.m. tonight as well. According to Metro officials, trains are operating at a 35 mph speed restriction at all above ground stations […]

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July 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Floreen, Leventhal and Rice Serving as Delegates at Democratic National Convention (VIDEO)

The Democratic National Convention takes place this week in Philadelphia and three Montgomery County Councilmembers – Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Craig Rice – have been elected to serve as delegates at the convention. “It is a great honor to be representing my community,” said County Councilmember George Leventhal. Leventhal says he has attended two […]

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July 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Local Leaders Celebrate the Launch of the BELL Program (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the launch of the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program this summer. The program will serve one thousand students a year for four years. Councilmember Nancy Navarro said this innovative program approaches the critical issue of the summer slide. MCPS-TV has more in this report, below:

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July 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Montgomery County that is effective from noon – 8 p.m. on Monday, July 25. According to the Advisory, temperatures are expected to be in the mid 90s to around 100. A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. The combination of […]

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