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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke, Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MoCo Snow Blog: Nor’easter 2017 (VIDEO)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain from now thru 2 p.m. for Montgomery County. This is your source for the latest wintry weather news in Montgomery County. We hope you will contribute your snow updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County

UPDATED 3.14.17 The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain until 2 p.m. for Montgomery County. The Winter Storm Warning has been canceled. Winter Storm Warning downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory in the immediate DC Metro and points south. @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/xIeML0tWR0 — Alex Liggitt (@ABC7Alex) March 14, […]

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March 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 7, in Montgomery County: 1. County Council meets starting at 11 a.m. Among the topics on the agenda is legislation that would provide tax credits to urban farms. 2. County Executive Ike Leggett seeks funding to increase security at Jewish community centers. 3. More than 80 people testified Monday on […]

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Program Provides Free Trees to Property Owners in 19 Urban Areas

The Montgomery County Planning Department is offering free trees to qualifying property owners in certain urban areas of Montgomery County. The Shades of Green program, which was launched in 2012 as a pilot program, is expanding to additional areas of the county with a high level of impervious surfaces. The goal of the program is […]

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February 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Officer Helped Evacuate Neighbors During Clarksburg House Fire

A Montgomery County police officer is credited with saving lives after he alerted neighbors to a house fire on Sunday morning in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road in Clarksburg. Officer Jon Roark, a 14-year veteran, said he was on patrol just five minutes away when the call was dispatched shortly after 2:30 a.m. […]

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February 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Dozens of Firefighters Battle House Fire in Clarksburg Overnight (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 2.19.17 11:55 a.m. About 75 Montgomery County firefighters battled a house fire in Clarksburg overnight, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire was reported in the 23100 block of Persimmon Ridge Road at 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 19.  A Montgomery County police officer, he said, […]

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February 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Plans to Schedule School Bus Depot Meetings in Mid-to-Late March

A Montgomery County official says community meetings are expected to take place in mid-to-late March to discuss potential sites for parking hundreds of Montgomery County school buses. That’s the word from General Services Director David Dise, who said the county has been working with officials from the school district about the suitability of any potential […]

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February 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Traffic Study Shows County Moving Slower

Motorists coursing through Montgomery County traveled 4 mph slower in 2015 than in 2011, according to a new study from the county Planning Board. And if anyone had trouble guessing, most of the speed reductions are in down county areas and along the I-270 corridor, the mobility assessment report says. County planners drafted the report, […]

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February 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

For the Love of Theatre (VIDEO)

Thespians and drama department students from 13 middle and high schools gathered this month at James Blake High School to hone their skills and share their talents at the sixth annual MCPS Theater Festival. MCPS-TV has the story, below:

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February 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Get Update on Md. 355 Bus Rapid Transit

More than 50 people showed up at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus for an informational event on the latest proposals for a bus rapid transit system that will carry commuters up and down Md. 355. “At this point, we’re trying to figure out what the alternatives are,” said Joana Conklin, rapid transit system development manager for […]

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