July 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a report on gang activity in the county. Other stories in this week’s show include the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library, MCPS’ annual drive for supplies event, a new name for a swimming pool in Poolesville and more. You […]

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July 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Douglas Tallman

Countdown to 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election: MoCo Votes Blog

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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July 20, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, July 21 – July 23 (VIDEO)

The 28th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale celebrates Montgomery County’s agricultural heritage. Explore local farms and purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and other local products. Several farms have hayrides, pony rides, music, demonstrations and other fun activities for all ages. Here are some additional picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore […]

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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Phil Andrews Talks About Public Financing Law (VIDEO)

At least 16 candidates in the 2018 election will be using Montgomery County’s public election financing system, which supplements campaign contributions with money from a taxpayer-supported fund. The system requires candidates for the Montgomery County Council and county executive to reach a minimum number of contributions, none more than $150. Once candidates reach the minimum, […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Release Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery at CVS in Montgomery Village (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police released surveillance video of a Montgomery Village robbery at a CVS on July 12 in hopes the public can help identify the robbers. About 8:42 p.m. Montgomery Village District police responded to the CVS at 9140 Rothbury Drive for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred. In a statement, police […]

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July 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

More Than 4,000 Pounds of School Supplies Donated From MCPS Students and Staff (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools partnered with Learn Shop, Inc. early Monday for the 18th annual Drive for Supplies event at Richard Montgomery High School. Dozens gathered in the school’s cafeteria to pick up crayons, pencils, paper and more for students and families in need. MCPS students and staff donated supplies after cleaning out their lockers […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Files for Re-Election to Montgomery County Council (VIDEO)

Councilmember Hans Riemer filed for a third term on the Montgomery County Council, completing paperwork at the county Board of Elections on Wednesday. We asked him about what he plans to do for the next four years, and what he considers his accomplishments for the last eight years. Here’s what he said: Riemer was an […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Introduces New Online Survey Tool to Measure Your Internet Speed (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials want you to check your speed, not on the highway, but on the internet. It’s easy: just log on here and take the test. “It takes approximately two to four minutes to complete the survey and will help the County identify which general areas within the County may need improved services and […]

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July 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

RSV Pools to Host Hiring Fair for Lifeguards on July 19 (VIDEO)

Although beaches and pools nationwide are experiencing a life guard shortage, one Montgomery County company is taking steps to stay ahead of the curve. RSV Pools in Gaithersburg is hosting a job fair on July 19. “This is actually something we’re trying that’s new,” Madi Pizer, director of human resources for RSV Pools said. Lifeguards […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Seeing Increase in Thefts from Automobiles, Statistics Show (VIDEO)

Vehicle-related theft dropped 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2016, but increased 19.4 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2016. The statistics are contained in a report presented to the Public Safety Committee of the Montgomery County Council on Monday. Here is Capt. Michael Ward describing the […]

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