Communities

November 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Weather Causing Closings and Cancellations Across the County

In addition to closing Montgomery County Public Schools today, the weather is forcing other closings and cancellations across the county. Montgomery College campus are closed today. MC ALERT: Montgomery College is CLOSED today, Thursday, November 15 due to hazardous weather conditions. — Montgomery College (@montgomerycoll) November 15, 2018 Officials from Montgomery County Department of Recreation […]

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November 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

FBI Reports Shows Increase in Hate Crimes for Third Year in a Row

New data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program revealed that hate crimes increased by 17 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year. According to the data, a total of 7,175 hate crimes were reported to the more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies that participated in the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics Program compared with 6,121 […]

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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

County Issues Hypothermia Alert Through Wednesday Afternoon

Montgomery County activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Wednesday at noon. Hypothermia Alerts are issued when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Be sure to wear layers and warm clothing during this time. County residents should be cognizant of children, senior citizens, animals, and homeless individuals during the cold weather. The […]

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November 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Hogan Reelected, Elrich to Lead Montgomery County

Casey Aiken is the host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss Governor Hogan’s reelection, County Executive-elect Marc Elrich, and the 2020 Presidential elections. This week’s panel of political observers includes Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, William Askinazi, and Cynthia Rubenstein. You can watch the show in […]

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November 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Veterans Day Freebies and Deals

Many businesses in Montgomery County are honoring those who have served our county on Veterans Day with deals and freebies. Often, a military ID, dressing in uniform, or other proofs of service is required to access these deals. Here is a list of places that are offering deals: Sunday, Nov. 11: Applebee’s is giving out […]

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November 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus’ Varsity Game Against Century Was Clouded By the JV Team’s Controversy

Damascus’ varsity football team maintained its winning streak last night, beating Century High School 42-3. The varsity team’s victory came as the school and the community dealt with the fallout from rape allegations involving the junior varsity team. During the day on Friday, the school received a “concerning call,” threatening administrators if the varsity game […]

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November 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

From Tragedy to Triumph: Vietnam War Veteran on Overcoming Invisible Wounds

Certain dates remain engraved in your memory forever. For Wayne Miller, that date is July 4, 1969. While many back home were celebrating the American holiday, it was a day Miller thought would mark dependency on others for the rest of his life. Miller had graduated from Albert Einstein High School in 1968 and had […]

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November 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know About Veterans Day

We celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday — Nov. 11 — a date that marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Here are a few things you might not know about Veterans Day: 1. For Living Veterans: The holiday officially recognizes living veterans of all wars. Originally called Armistice Day, the date […]

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November 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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November 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

New Effort Hopes Virtual Reality Helps End Pedestrian Accidents

A high-tech effort to educate drivers about pedestrian safety kicked off Thursday in Silver Spring where motorists can don a virtual reality visor to see how quickly they can react to unexpected pedestrians and bicyclists in the roadway. It’s a problem Montgomery County has been fighting for years. “I think a lot of it is […]

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