Five Things You Need to Know Today, March 17

march17UPDATED Top of the morning to you. Here’s a quick look at five things you need to know today, March 17, in Montgomery County:

1. Montgomery County public schools are closed today because of the winter storm. The federal government is also closed. Montgomery County government offices are opening at 10 a.m. but senior centers are closed today. We have posted a rundown of the latest snow closings and delays on the MyMCMedia website.

2. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will present his 2015 recommended operating budget at noon today. You can watch the budget presentation live on Montgomery Channel 21.

3. Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice canceled his weekly briefing today because of the winter weather.

4. A Gaithersburg police officer is recovering from serious injuries received during a dispute call this weekend.

5. It’s St. Patrick’s Day but the festival planned for Silver Spring later today has been canceled because of the winter weather.

Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!  Stay with MyMCMedia for the latest headlines in Montgomery County.

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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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