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November 2, 2017 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

UPDATE: MCPS schools observe an early release day for K-8 grades on Nov. 10. Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule for Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County liquor stores – all retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – aquatic and community centers […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gang Activity Blamed for Two Recent Deaths

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday that the two men whose bodies were found in county parks died as a result of gang activity. Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the office, provided little about the case. He said prosecutors are still awaiting information on the cause of death. “As the cases get further […]

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September 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 5 in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 5, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Summer’s Over: It’s the first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools. And motorists should remember the fine has increased for passing a stopped school bus. 2. Good Eats in Silver Spring and Takoma Park: It’s restaurant week in Silver […]

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September 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Ready for an Emergency: September is the start of Emergency Preparedness Month. A seminar on personal emergency preparedness runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. 2. Vaccination Clinics: Montgomery County has several immunization […]

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June 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Committees: Several County Council committees meet today in Rockville. On the agenda: campaign finance, the 2018-2023 fiscal plan, transportation and the Office of Legislative Oversight. For more details, visit the Council’s website, here. 2. Montgomery Plans: The Josiah Henson Special […]

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June 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Parks Staff Battle Poison Ivy and Rash of Other Weeds at Little Bennett Campground and Area Parks

When Florida residents Washburn and Courtney Wear pulled their motorhome into a campsite at Little Bennett Campground this past week in Clarksburg, the first thing they noticed was a large patch of poison ivy. The Wears said they were concerned about the proximity of the poison ivy to their campsite because they had their dogs […]

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May 30, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Lone Dissenter Explains Objections to Downtown Bethesda Development Plan (VIDEO)

The newly approved Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan is moving forward without the backing of one Montgomery County Councilmember, Marc Elrich. The lawmaker is known for taking a stand against building more more homes and businesses without guaranteeing the infrastructure will keep pace with increased density and traffic. Elrich was the lone dissenter when the County […]

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May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Ashman Looks to Expand City’s Park System, Requests Meeting with CE Leggett (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is asking for a meeting with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett to discuss acquiring access to the 4.79 acres of existing parkland behind the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters at 100 Edison Park Drive. This property is adjacent to Lakelands Park in the city limits of Gaithersburg. “The City is requesting […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planning Chair Casey Anderson on the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan: ‘We are at the End of the Road’ (VIDEO)

Casey Anderson, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, answered some questions (see video above) about the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, shortly before a work session on the plan with the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday morning. The sector plan is a blueprint for development in Bethesda over the next 20 years or so. “We […]

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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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