feb. 7

February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Update: County Extends Hypothermia Alert Through Friday Morning

Update: The county has extended the hypothermia alert through Friday at 1 a.m. Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Wednesday starting at 1 a.m. continuing through Thursday at 1 a.m. The County advises residents to be prepared for wind chill values below 20 degrees. During these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite are likely to […]

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Montgomery County Schools are Closed Wednesday

UPDATE: Montgomery County Public Schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 7, due to weather. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. Administrative offices remain on a two-hour delay. Day care programs in school buildings may open at 9 a.m.. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and administrative offices will open two hours late […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today Feb. 7 in Montgomery County: 1. Freezing Rain: The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for our area from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Public schools and federal agencies open two hours late due to the weather. 2. Speaking of the weather: The Storm Operations Center will activate […]

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February 6, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Update: Sleet and Freezing Rain Could Affect Wednesday Commute in Montgomery County

Update: The National Weather Service updated the earlier advisory to expect light sleet and freezing rain to begin between 1 and 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. Precipitation will change to rain by 10 a.m. and temperatures will rise well above freezing. Drivers should be prepared for slippery roads during the morning commute. The National Weather Service has issued […]

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February 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council meets today and one of the action items on the agenda is the proposed Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan that would redevelop this historic section of Silver Spring. Also on the agenda, a public hearing about a $4.2 million supplemental […]

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February 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students to Discuss Public Policy Issues at Emerging Leaders Public Policy Forum on Feb. 7 & Feb. 8

Staff from the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE) are inviting residents and school leaders to the Student Emerging Leaders Program (SELP) Public Policy Forum on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. More than 70 sophomores across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will discuss proposed solutions during the two-day event. “The Student Emerging Leaders Program […]

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February 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. In Silver Spring, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is promoting Maryland’s Energy Tax Free Weekend at an appliance store today and he’s expected to be joined by County Executive Ike Leggett. Tax-free weekend is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 18 – 20. […]

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February 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Provide Input on BRT Planning Study on Feb. 7, Feb.8

Officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) are inviting residents to attend two open houses for input on a study for developing the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along a portion of the MD 355 corridor, according to a news release. The open houses, in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of […]

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February 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Bridge Work to Close Lanes on Beltway Beginning Sunday Night

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel on University Boulevard or I-495 in Silver Spring that upcoming lane closures will impact overnight travel for the next month. A 161-foot, 175-ton crane will be used to lift the steel beams for the new bridge and crews will work above […]

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February 3, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Discussion Against Violent Extremism Planned for Sunday

The World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE) will host a discussion titled “Is Someone Recruiting Our Kids?” focused on ISIS inspired operatives and homegrown extremism on Sunday, February 7. Speakers include Christian Picciolini, author of “Romantic Violence” and “Memoirs of an American Skinhead” and Mubin Shaikh who wrote “Undercorver Jihadi: Inside the Toronto 18” and “Al […]

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