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April 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Poolesville Scraps Plans for Synthetic Ice Rink Because of Costs

The Town of Poolesville is not moving forward with plans for a synthetic ice rink, according to Town Manager Wade Yost. You may remember that Montgomery County was hoping to partner with the town on a rink after a backyard rink, “Mel’s Rink,”  made national headlines when the county shut it down for public use […]

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April 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Olney Theatre Unveils New Lobby Design

After four weeks of construction, County Executive Ike Leggett joined leaders from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and Olney Theatre staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the theatre’s new lobby. Designed by Inscape Studios, staff said visitors will have now have the chance to enjoy more open space. “This has more […]

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

The Office of Consumer Protection is reminding residents to verify the status of a charity before donating after a natural disaster or emergency. Find out more in this Consumer Alert, below:

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September 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Local Leaders Launch Fix I-270 Now Coalition (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Local leaders have launched a new coalition entitled, Fix I-270 Now, to widen and improve traffic conditions along I-270. “The gridlock and endless congestion on I-270 is one of the biggest problems facing Maryland, severely impacting the quality of life and economic competitiveness of one of our most critical job creating regions,” said U.S. Representative […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Crews Spray for Mosquitoes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The state of Maryland used a truck to help eradicate mosquitoes in two areas of Montgomery County last week. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson said the spraying took place in a section of Gaithersburg and in a section of Wheaton. According to Anderson, residents in the spray area received reverse 9-1-1 […]

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March 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

“If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest in Rockville (VIDEO)

Local fourth graders are encouraged to enter the annual “If I Were Mayor,” essay contest. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler reports. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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March 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

SHA Urges Motorists to Avoid Travel During Rush Hour

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is urging motorists to plan ahead and make alternative plans to avoid travel Friday morning due to a snow storm expected during rush hour. SHA crews will be out prior to the storm and have pre-treated roadways with salt brine. Forecasters are predicting the storm will […]

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March 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

The Latest on the Watkins Mill Road Interchange (VIDEO)

Although the timing has been changed, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says state officials have indicated that the Watkins Mill Road Interchange is going forward. He said the questions that remain are the cost and the make up of the project. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra, video:

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Tom Manger Wants Tougher DUI Laws in Maryland

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger provides some sobering stats as he stresses the need for tougher DUI laws in the state of Maryland. Manger’s comments followed a Feb. 12th bond hearing for Luis Reluzco, who faces charges in a Dec. 3rd collision that resulted in the death of Montgomery […]

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February 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Troopers Urge Drivers to Use Caution During Cold Weather

Troopers are urging drivers to use caution and to think twice before heading out during this expected blast of cold weather across the state. Colonel William Pallozzi, superintendent of the Maryland State Police Department, has ordered all troopers to be on high alert for disabled vehicles with the anticipated extremely low temperatures. Troopers, along with […]

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