What’s Open and What’s Not on Labor Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Labor Day on Sept. 5: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all County liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6...

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County: 1.  Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot are scheduled to make a “major announcement” about the state public...

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Maryvale ES Off to a Good Start (VIDEO)

Students at Maryvale Elementary are back to learning after spending Monday making friends, reuniting with former classmates and getting oriented to a new academic year.  The school in Rockville has a new principal and a diverse...

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Poolesville Day Organizers Seek Sponsors for Sept. 17 Celebration (VIDEO)

The Town of Poolesville will host its 24th Annual Poolesville Day celebration on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Fisher Avenue in Poolesville. The free celebration features activities for the whole family,...

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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...

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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...

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August 31, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County: 1.  Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot are scheduled to make a “major announcement” about the state public school calendar today. 2. It’s International Overdose Awareness Day. A Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at Justice Plaza at Montgomery […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Will the Governor Change the School Calendar? (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Ocean City “to make a major announcement regarding the starting date of public school systems in Maryland.” According to a media advisory, the two will be joined by other state officials, business owners and area residents […]

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August 30, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Maryvale ES Off to a Good Start (VIDEO)

Students at Maryvale Elementary are back to learning after spending Monday making friends, reuniting with former classmates and getting oriented to a new academic year.  The school in Rockville has a new principal and a diverse student population. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports the MCPS superintendent stopped by to meet parents and children at the end […]

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August 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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El Golfo Restaurant to Host Flower Branch Apartments Benefit Wednesday

El Golfo restaurant located in Silver Spring is hosting a benefit for those affected by the tragic Flower Branch Apartments explosion this Wednesday. The event will feature music performances by Lilo Lea Gonzales and Family, Maureen Andary with special guests The Carpe Diem UkeBeats. The benefit is presented by El Golfo and Carpe Diem Arts […]

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August 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Metro Launches Free, Public Wi-Fi Pilot Program at Six Metro Stations

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has announced the launch of free public Wi-Fi at six Metrorail stations as part of a limited pilot program. The six stations selected for the pilot are: Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station, Archives and L’Enfant Plaza. According to a news release, the free service will be available […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Pepco Rate Case Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 6 in Rockville

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has scheduled a Sept. 6th public hearing in Rockville on a request by Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) to increase its electric distribution rates by $104 million (an increase of about $13 a month for the typical residential customer). According to the PSC, Pepco provides electricity to about 560,000 […]

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August 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County: 1.  Maryland State Highway recently began constructing safety modifications at the intersection of River Road and Braeburn Parkway. The intersection is the site of the tragic roadside accident that killed three Whitman High School family members. 2. The National Intrepid Center of […]

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August 29, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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Families Face 1st Day at Maryvale ES with Excitement & Purpose (VIDEO)

The first day of the 2015-2016 school year is over for some 650 Maryvale Elementary School students and their parents. Dr. Jack Smith, the superintendent of MCPS, greeted students and parents at the end of the school day in Rockville. It is his first year as the head of Maryland’s largest school district with more […]

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August 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Poolesville Day Organizers Seek Sponsors for Sept. 17 Celebration (VIDEO)

The Town of Poolesville will host its 24th Annual Poolesville Day celebration on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Fisher Avenue in Poolesville. The free celebration features activities for the whole family, including a morning parade, an electric vehicle car show, rides and games, food and vendor booths, and live entertainment. […]

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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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