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November 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s How MDOT is Preparing for Winter Weather (VIDEO)

As the winter season approaches, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration officials said they are ready to combat winter storms. “We have an expert team that thinks about snow year round, working to continually improve our strategies for managing snow and ice,” said Gregory Slator, administrator for the State Highway Administration. Together with the […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Youth Invited to Voice Concerns with County Council During Town Hall

Youth in the county will have the chance to voice their concerns with the Montgomery County Council during the seventh annual Youth Town Hall meeting scheduled for Nov. 29. A pre-meeting reception will begin at 6 p.m. where student will have a chance to meeting with councilmembers in an informal setting first. Following the reception, […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Quince Orchard Branch Library Reopens Dec. 16

Montgomery County Announces Date for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Reopen the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Quince Orchard Branch The grand reopening of the Montgomery County Public Libraries’Quince Orchard Branch will be held on Dec. 16. Over the past few months, the library has been closed for enhancements which includes new flooring and painting throughout the […]

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November 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor Slain Baltimore Police Officer

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half staff on Thursday Nov. 16 following the death of Baltimore City Police Detective Sean Suiter. Suiter was shot in the line of duty on Wednesday evening, according to the Baltimore City Police Department. One of our officers was shot this evening. Please say an […]

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November 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here’s a List of Road Closures for the Thanksgiving Parade in Silver Spring

Montgomery County’s Thanksgiving parade is set for Nov. 18 in downtown Silver Spring which means a portion of Georgia Avenue will be closed. Organizers are encouraging residents who are planning to attend the festivities to take the Red Line to the Silver Spring Station. All the northbound and southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue will be […]

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November 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Thanksgiving Travel Expected to Hit 12-Year High

The number of Americans traveling this Thanksgiving is expected to hit a 12-year high, according to AAA. More than 50 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more which is a 3.3 percent increase compared to last year. In the Washington D.C. area, at least 20 percent of residents are expected to travel and experts […]

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November 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Former Obama Staffer Enters Race for County Council At-Large

When Ashwani Jain was fighting for his life as a teenager, he didn’t realize how it would influence his career in politics. He was diagnosed at the age of 13 with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the white blood cells, and didn’t think he would make it. “I felt like I was […]

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November 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s How You Can Find Your “On-Time” Metro Score

Last year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a program that allows customers to track their own personal on-time trip scores with an online tool titled, “MyTripTime.” The program works first by calculating how long it actually took commuters to travel from Metro Station A to B after tappin in and out with a […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Announces New Program Aimed to Serve Ambulance Callers Better

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced a new initiative early Wednesday aimed to serve frequent callers for the county’s ambulance service better. The new program titled, “The Montgomery County Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program,” was designed to reduce the growth rate of system demands on the County’s Emergency Medical Services while providing effective heath care for frequent […]

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November 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Cardin to Discuss Tax Reform, Health Care During Town Hall

Tax reform, health care, immigration and gun safety will be the topics of discussion during a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD). The meeting will take place on Saturday Nov. 18 at the I.B.E.W Local 26 located at 4371 Parliament Place in Lanham and begins at 1:00 p.m. Residents interested in attending […]

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