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October 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Celebrates International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

Montgomery County officials are celebrating International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5th with a walk from Centerway Park to Whetstone Elementary School. This annual event promotes fun, healthy habits, a cleaner environment and safety. According to a Montgomery County news release, County Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith will […]

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September 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week and this show begins with a report on an executive order that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed this week requiring public schools to begin after Labor Day. There are also reports on Montgomery County Public Schools record enrollment, the need for election workers […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

School Bus Camera Enforcement Program Expands in MoCo (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials gathered for a back-to-school safety news conference outside Lakelands Park Middle School on Friday. During that news conference, Captain Tom Didone touted the expansion of the school bus camera safety enforcement program, and the importance of motorists to prepare for more traffic once school resumes. “School buses will be on the road […]

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August 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Remind Motorists to “Respect the Bus” (VIDEO)

Police are reminding drivers to “respect the bus.”  Over 1,950 violations were written in the first 18 months of the county’s automated school bus camera program.  Captain Tom Didone says the Montgomery County Police Department will have extra police officers on patrol this week for the start of the school year.  

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June 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Police News Conference About Fatal Crash in North Potomac (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police Captain Tom Didone held a news conference Friday afternoon to discuss the fatal car crash that claimed the life of two teenagers shortly before midnight in North Potomac. You can watch the news briefing below: Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a single- vehicle, double […]

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September 16, 2014 | Aline Barros

Captain Tom Didone: A Highway Safety Hero (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police Traffic Division Director Captain Thomas Didone, who received a national “Highway Safety Hero Award” for his dedication to advancing highway-safety initiatives was recognized by the Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett for his recent award and his 26 years of protecting and educating County motorists and pedestrians about being […]

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January 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

School Bus Cameras Deployed (Photos & Video)

Five Montgomery County school buses rolled out on the morning of Jan. 2 equipped with automated cameras to photograph and ticket drivers who pass stopped school buses with flashing lights. And, it happens more than you think. According to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Transportation Director Todd Watkins, an annual one-day survey of the county’s […]

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October 1, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Captain Shares Personal Story about new Seatbelt Law (Video)

Buckle up! There’s a new seatbelt law in Maryland that requires all passengers even those in the backseat (over the age of 16) to be buckled in safely. Montgomery County Police Captain Tom Didone is credited by many legislators for making this new law a reality. And in this MyMCMedia extra, he tells us why […]

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June 11, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Teen Driving Safety (Video)

The last day of school in Montgomery County is June 12 and police say this is a dangerous time of the year for teenage drivers. Montgomery County Police Captain Tom Didone said the department is focused on ways to keep local teens driving safely.

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