Five Things to Know Today, August 20, in Montgomery County

fivethingsyouneedtoknowHere are five things to know today, August 20, in Montgomery County:

1. The town of Poolesville is pushing for a grocery store.

2. Master Chef Peter Chang is preparing to open his first Maryland restaurant in Rockville.

3. MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr has taken the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS and he’s challenging some other local officials to do the same. (VIDEO)

4. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is circulating a petition in hopes of delaying the start of school until after Labor Day. (VIDEO)

5. Montgomery County officials have produced a two-minute public service announcement about school bus safety and the video warns drivers about the dangers of passing a stopped bus. You can watch the PSA here. (VIDEO)

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Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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