May 24, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Libraries Add Hours at Five Branches During Summer Months

Longer Summer Weekend Evening Hours for Five Branches Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) hours increase at five branches from June 1 through Aug. 25.  The five branches will be open Friday evenings and Saturdays during the summer. The extended weekend hours began in 2016 at the Rockville Memorial Library.  Funding was added to expand the […]

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May 23, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Three of the 10 Best Places to Live for Families in Maryland are in Montgomery County

WalletHub released a study that ranked three Montgomery County places in the top 10 best places for families to live in Maryland. The finance website placed North Potomac, Clarksburg, and Bethesda in its top ten “2018’s Best Places to Live in Maryland for Families” list. According to the 2018 findings, Columbia in Howard County is the […]

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May 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

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

Here is a look at what’s open and what’s not on Memorial Day in Montgomery County: Montgomery County government will observe the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28. County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – all […]

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May 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

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NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 4:15 p.m. for Montgomery County. Significant lightning may occur during the storm. Expect hail capable of producing damage. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors should take shelter inside. Outdoor activities should be postponed and those outdoors should take shelter […]

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May 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 22 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, May 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session:  The Montgomery County Council is expected to vote on a special appropriation to the County Government’s Fiscal Year 18 Operating Budget on  funding legal representation for residents detained for deportation proceedings. 2. Congressional Forum on Election Security: U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin […]

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May 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 21 in Montgomery County

Mostly sunny today with highs in the upper 70s. Here are five more things to know for Monday, May 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Vietnam Veterans Remembered: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will unveil the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at 1 p.m. at Memorial Plaza, which is adjacent to the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., […]

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May 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Family Displaced After Tree Falls on Home

Two people have been displaced after a tree fell on their home in Bethesda Friday afternoon, Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service confirmed. The incident happened on the 4500 block of Chelsea Lane.  There is significant damage to the home but no injuries were reported, according to Piringer. Power to the […]

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May 18, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 18 in Montgomery County

Heavy rainfall is predicted today, many roads close to rivers and streams are expected to flood. Here are five things to know for Friday, May 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Bike to Work Day: It’s Bike to Work Day and there are pit stops across the county, including in Bethesda, Gaithersburg, North Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring. 2. Montgomery […]

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May 17, 2018 | Marisa Fried

All-Pedestrian Traffic Signal Improves Pedestrian Safety in Downtown Bethesda

A new traffic signal in downtown Bethesda stops car traffic on all sides so pedestrians can cross in all directions at once. The all-pedestrian traffic signal was installed this month at the intersection of Arlington Rd. and Bethesda Ave.  It is part of a larger plan to make the entire Arlington Rd. corridor more pedestrian-friendly, said MCDOT spokeswoman Esther Bowring.   After three reported pedestrian-car […]

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May 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, May 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Flood Watch: The National Weather Service is predicting more rain through Friday and has the area under a flood watch from now through Friday evening. 2. Budget Work: The County Council is scheduled to reach agreement on the fiscal year 2019 […]

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