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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Leggett Disappointed with Purple Line Decision; Hogan Finds It ‘Baffling’

UPDATED: County Executive Ike Leggett described his disappointment with the Purple Line decision Tuesday morning. The judge considering a case to halt the Purple Line project has issued a ruling siding with opponents of the light rail link between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. In his ruling, Judge Richard J. Leon expressed […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus Fire at MCPS Depot

UPDATE 5.22.17 Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said there is nothing suspicious about the school bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) bus depot at Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend. Piringer said investigators believe the fire was electrical in nature and it may have originated in the dashboard. He […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road

UPDATED: Montgomery County police have released the name of the woman killed in the pedestrian accident. Her name is Yuzhi Wang, 76, of Gaithersburg. Original post: A pedestrian was killed Thursday night in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said in a statement. About 6:27 p.m., a woman was traveling westbound on Emory Grove Road and was crossing […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 22, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Bus Fire: Montgomery County firefighters are investigating what sparked a bus fire at the Montgomery County Public Schools depot on Crabbs Branch Way over the weekend in Derwood. 2. Berliner Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is scheduled to meet […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Superintendent Discusses School Security Concerns (VIDEO)

School security is a hot topic this year in Montgomery County after the arrest of two school security officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. “We certainly do take it very seriously,” said Karen Salmon, who is the State Superintendent of Schools in Maryland. In fact, Salmon who chairs the Maryland Center for School Safety, said her […]

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May 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Ronald McNair, Farmland Elementary Receive Blue Ribbon Honor (VIDEO)

“It’s like winning the Oscars,” said Ronald McNair Elementary School Principal Sherry Moses. Moses response comes during a special ceremony at the school early Wednesday featuring Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon. Out of 1,500 schools in the state of Maryland, Ronald McNair and Farmland […]

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May 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Park in Line for $7 Million Upgrade

Woodside Urban Park in Silver Spring is in line for a $7 million renovation, with about $1 million coming from the state. The 2.34-acre park, first developed in the 1970s, is at 8800 Georgia Ave. — the site of the former Woodside Elementary School. The park has a fountain, seating areas, a playground, pavilions, lighting, […]

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May 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Judges Order Answer to Purple Line Writ

UPDATED: U.S. appeals court judges ordered Wednesday a response to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s writ of mandamus, a legal document ordering U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon to rule on the Purple Line lawsuit. Frosh filed the writ last week. Gov. Larry Hogan asked him to file the writ of mandamus shortly before. […]

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May 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Fenton Village Restaurants Will Show Off Silver Spring’s Cultural Diversity

More than 30 local businesses representing dozens of cultures around the world will participate in what organizers call the “largest restaurant crawl in the D.C. area.” Taste The World in Fenton Village will take place on May 21 in downtown Silver Spring where attendees will have the opportunity to try various food from local restaurants […]

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May 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 17, in Montgomery County

1. Heat Wave: The National Weather Service is predicting the start of some hot days with temperatures expected to rise into the 90s today. A code orange air quality alert has also been issued for Montgomery County. 2. Assignment Education: Farmland and Ronald McNair elementary schools will be honored today by State Superintendent Karen Salmon as part of her […]

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