June 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Absenteeism Soars on the Last Day of School in Montgomery County

The last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students was June 20th but 33,496 students did not go to class that half day, according to information obtained by MyMCMedia. You may remember that the last day of school was pushed back from June 17 to June 20th because of the number of […]

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June 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, June 16, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Networking Breakfast: Antonio Doss headlines the Small Business University event at Montgomery Community Media’s studios today. He will be talking about world trade as it pertains to small business. 2. Let’s dance! The city of Gaithersburg’s Thursday morning concert series for […]

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June 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke


Metrobus Crashes into Tree Along East-West Highway in Silver Spring

A Metrobus crashed into a tree on East-West Highway near Grubb Road in Silver Spring late Monday afternoon, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. According to Piringer, one person was trapped and had to be rescued. He said paramedics were treating over a dozen patients at the scene. Piringer said the […]

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April 12, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Ride On to hold “Give and Ride” Program in April (VIDEO)

From April 24th to April 30th Ride On will hold its “Give and Ride” program. During the week, Ride On customers who donate canned and non-perishable food items get a free trip. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Council Reacts to Executive’s New Bus Rapid Transit Plan (VIDEO)

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) would bring bus routes on some of the counties busiest roads. Recently, County Executive Ike Leggett proposed additional funds for planning BRT in one of the counties most congested corridors. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports on the County Council’s reaction. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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March 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Berliner on BRT: “It Will Be Like Rails on Wheels” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has unveiled plans to move forward with Bus Rapid Transit in certain corridors of the county. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, County Council Vice President Roger Berliner talks about the BRT experience, noting, “it will be like rails on wheels.” Related:

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March 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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CE Leggett Unveils Plans to Move BRT Forward in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to get a Bus Rapid Transit system up and running in Montgomery County sooner than later. At a March 2nd news briefing, Leggett unveiled his recommendations for MD 355, US 29, Veirs Mill Road and his continued support for the Corridor Cities Transitway. “The future economic vitality of our […]

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February 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MCPS to Announce Opening Status at 5 a.m. on Tuesday

Set your alarms for an early wake up call. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials are reporting that a decision on the district’s opening status will be announced at 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning. .@MCPS will make an announcement regarding school operating status for Tuesday, February 16 at 5am Tuesday morning. — MCPS (@MCPS) February […]

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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More Snow Days Mean Longer School Year for MCPS Students

It’s too early to know if the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) district will be impacted by tomorrow’s wintry forecast. “We will make a decision by 5 a.m. tomorrow,” said Derek Turner, MCPS spokesperson, when asked Monday morning if any decisions have been made to date. According to Turner, the decision to delay or close […]

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February 5, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Piles of Snow Hinder Commute for Bus Riders (VIDEO)

Over 30 inches of snow fell during the blizzard of 2016 making it difficult for commuters to get around town. In this video,  residents talk about their commuting experiences after the blizzard. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman reports. Across Montgomery County commuters are having a hard time getting to bus stops. @mymcmedia #blizzard2016 pic.twitter.com/DlyOh1qzoP — Willie […]

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