Articles by Sonya Burke

April 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Poolesville Scraps Plans for Synthetic Ice Rink Because of Costs

The Town of Poolesville is not moving forward with plans for a synthetic ice rink, according to Town Manager Wade Yost. You may remember that Montgomery County was hoping to partner with the town on a rink after a backyard rink, “Mel’s Rink,”  made national headlines when the county shut it down for public use […]

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April 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Releases Music Video to Promote Book Festival (VIDEO)

“Save the date, and know your job is to read, read, read,” are some of the lyrics in a new music video produced by the City of Gaithersburg to tout the Gaithersburg Book Festival, which takes place on May 20th on the grounds of City Hall. The two minute video features members of the Gaithersburg […]

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April 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 28, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 28, in Montgomery County: 1. Government Shutdown: Leaders are expected to pass a one week funding bill to keep the government open. 2. Metro Service: Metrorail officials were preparing for a possible “sick out” today, but, so far, service does not seem to be impacted. For the latest information, […]

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April 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Orders Disparity Study of Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered a disparity study of Maryland’s regulated medical marijuana industry. According to a news release, the governor’s directive is responsive to concerns expressed by the Legislative Black Caucus, regarding diversity in this emerging industry. The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs will oversee the study, which the governor has directed to […]

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April 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 27, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Top Teacher: Richard Montgomery High School teacher Nancy Shay has been named MCPS  “Teacher of the Year.” 2. SMOB: Sherwood High School student Matt Post has been elected as the 40th Student Member of the Board (SMOB) of Education. 3. Work Life: […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County to Now Study School Bus Parking Districtwide, Shady Grove Bus Depot Not Moving Anytime Soon

UPDATED Montgomery County officials plan to help the Montgomery County Public Schools district with a growing problem: school bus parking. That’s the word from General Services Director David Dise, who said instead of relocating the school buses from the Shady Grove depot to a different site the county will now be studying the problem of […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

A Warning from Health Officials: Don’t Pick Up that Wild Animal, No Matter How Cute and Cuddly

Montgomery County health officials are warning residents to resist the urge to touch wild animals, including baby squirrels, raccoons and baby foxes. According to Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for Montgomery County, there have been several instances in the last few weeks of county residents bringing young wild animals into their homes and then calling animal […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 26, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 26th, in Montgomery County: 1. Police Beat: Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new role on May 1st. 2. Best Schools: Churchill High School is one of the […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Plazinski Named New 5th District Commander, Gillespie Takes Melbourne Police Chief Job

UPDATED 4.25.17 Montgomery County Police Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been named the police department’s new 5th district commander. He begins his new assignment on May 1st, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Plazinski takes over for Captain David Gillespie who is leaving the department […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

World Champion Brother-Sister Ice Dance Team Recognized by County Council (VIDEO)

Rockville residents Rachel (19) and Michael (21) Parsons are the first brother-sister duo to win the ice dancing gold medal at the International World Junior Figure Skating Competition. On Tuesday, the siblings were honored for their accomplishments by the Montgomery County Council. Watch the ceremony in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: “It was great because […]

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