safety

May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

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Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

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County Officials to Unveil Stringtown Road Improvements in Clarksburg on Aug. 31

Montgomery County leaders are slated to cut the ribbon on $8 million in improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg on Aug. 31. Once a winding two lane road, Stringtown Road is now four lanes and safety improvements have been made to turns and hills along the roadway. “Since taking office in 2010, I’ve advocated on […]

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August 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Gaithersburg Planning Commission Approves Motion for Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Kentlands Boulevard

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission has unanimously approved a motion to recommend fiscal year 2018 funding for pedestrian safety improvements along Kentlands Boulevard. Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting asked the Commission to make a formal motion for the funding at the Aug. 2nd meeting. “What we are looking for tonight is just your advocacy […]

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July 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 20, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Heat and Humidity: The National Weather Service is predicting excessive heat thru the weekend. For heat safety tips and resources, visit here. 2. On the Agenda: Several Montgomery County Council committees meet today and some of the issues local leaders are discussing […]

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April 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Council Approves Funds for Security Improvements at Jewish Community Centers (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Montgomery County Council has unanimously approved a $225,000 supplemental appropriation to fund security improvements at Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The elected leaders also approved an amendment to the resolution so additional organizations or faith groups can also receive county […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Responds to Durso’s Request About Extending School Calendar End Date

When it comes to the school calendar, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has some advice for the president of the Montgomery County school board. “Considering the series of recent troubling incidents reported in Montgomery County schools, I suggest you and your colleagues consider shifting your focus from arguing over which 180 days class is in session […]

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April 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Council Unanimously Approves Security Checkpoints for Council Office Building (VIDEO)

UPDATED Soon, visitors to the Council Office Building (COB) at 100 Maryland Avenue in downtown Rockville will have to pass thru a security checkpoint to enter the building. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. On Tuesday, Councilmembers unanimously approved a special appropriations request of $302,000 for the installation and staffing for security checkpoints at the COB entrances […]

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March 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Attorney Says 17-Year-Old Was Injured in Assault at Rockville High School on March 7th (VIDEO)

A Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson confirms there were two “physical altercations” involving students inside Rockville High School (RHS) on March 6th and 7th, just ten days before a sexual assault was reported in the bathroom on March 16th. MCPS spokeperson Gboyinde Onijala said both of the earlier March incidents involved female students, and […]

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March 23, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message from the Universe: Love Will Always be Present, NO MATTER WHAT!

“Explaining puzzling or difficult things isn’t necessary in order to otherwise know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that love is always present, that life is eternal, and that I’m still hanging ten, whoooo-hoooo’ing, and conspiring on everyone’s behalf. Your gangsta of love,     The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com Regardless of the amount of hate out there, […]

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March 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Local Leaders Demand Answers from SHA about Status of Improvements at River Road and Braeburn Parkway (VIDEO)

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Council President Roger Berliner and the state lawmakers for District 18 have written the State Highway Administration asking for an update to improvements to a section of River Road, which was the site of a horrific Feb. 27, 2016, crash. Three members of the Buarque de Macedo family died trying […]

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