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August 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MCPS Welcomes Largest Enrollment in the District’s History (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed the largest enrollment in the district’s history today. According to MCPS officials, the enrollment is now over 159,000 students which is 2,500 more students than last year. MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith began the first day of school at the Clarksburg Bus Depot on Aug. 29. That’s where 204 buses […]

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August 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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MD SHA Begins Constructing Safety Modifcations on River Road Intersection (PHOTO)

The Maryland State Highway Administration recently began construction of safety modifications at the intersection of River Road and Braeburn Parkway. The intersection is the site of the Feb. 27th tragic road side accident where three members of a Whitman High School family were killed. According to SHA officials, engineers analyzed the intersection in the spring […]

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August 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Back to School Captured in Photos

The first day of school in our county started early as the buses left the depots to transport students. Here are photos from around the county:

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August 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Exhibit Closing Early Due to High Temperatures

The Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Exhibit will close early today. According to the Montgomery Parks Twitter page, the last tickets will be sold at noon and the exhibit will close at 1 p.m. due to high temperatures and humidity. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in the region are expected to hit highs […]

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August 29, 2016 | Michelle Queen

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 29, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Aug. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s the first day back to school for more than 159,000 students in Montgomery County. Officials and police are reminding all of us to stop for school buses and keep safety a top priority. Send us your #backtoschool photos at […]

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August 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Officials Remind Motorists to Stop for School Buses (VIDEO)

Summer is over for 159,000 students who head back to class for a new school year on August 29th in Montgomery County. Local officials say their top priority is keeping those students safe. This week, county officials have announced the expansion of the school bus camera enforcement program because motorists passing stopped school buses continues […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Gaithersburg Leaders to Tour School in Laurel to Learn About Construction Costs

Monday may be the first day of school in Montgomery County but it is also the day several Gaithersburg city officials, and at least one Board of Education member, are touring a school in Laurel at the suggestion of a state senator. Gaithersburg City Council member Neil Harris said local officials were told that the […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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State Crews Spray for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The state of Maryland used a truck to help eradicate mosquitoes in two areas of Montgomery County last week. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said the spraying took place in a section of Gaithersburg and in a section of Wheaton. According to Anderson, residents in the spray area received reverse 9-1-1 […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leggett Declares His Support for Harriet Tubman Statue in State Capital

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to see a statue of Harriet Tubman erected in the state’s capital, and he’s written a letter to the governor about it. In a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dated Aug. 9, Leggett describes Tubman as “far more than an abolitionist.” “She was a maverick; and the reverberation […]

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August 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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MCPS Hosts Open House at Hallie Wells Middle School (VIDEO)

Hallie Wells Middle School is the newest middle school in Montgomery County, and parents and students toured the state of the art facility at an open house last week. MCPS-TV reports, below:

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