Articles by Deirdre Byrne

June 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCM Wins First Ever Emmy Award

Montgomery Community Media has reached a major milestone in its 30 plus year history by winning its first ever National Capital Emmy Award! Carolyn Raskauskus and Ben Romero won the Emmy on Saturday at the 61st Emmy Awards at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for a feature story they shot and produced […]

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June 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Continues Sunday

Montgomery County continues with its rabies clinics on Sunday. Pet owners can come to the clinic to receive free and discounted rabies vaccinations for their cats and dogs. In order to receive a vaccination, pet owners need to purchase a pet license from Rockville, Gaithersburg, or Montgomery County’s clinic. When bringing your pets to the […]

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June 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Celebrates Pride with Haus of Stone Drag Show

Montgomery County continues celebrating Pride Month. On Wednesday, the Haus of Stones drag group performed at Denizens Brewery Co. in Silver Spring. Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass helped organize the event. When Glass addressed the people at Denizens, he spoke about serving as Montgomery County’s first openly gay councilmember. Glass said he organized a series […]

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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First African American Woman Police Captain Recognized by Council

Montgomery County Council recognized the first black woman in Montgomery County to achieve the rank of “Captain” in the MCPD force at its meeting on Tuesday. Councilmember Will Jawando sponsored the proclamation to honor Capt. Sonia Pruitt. Pruitt has served in the police force for 27 years, and during her time in the force, she’s […]

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June 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 19 in Montgomery County

Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas on June 19, 1865. As we celebrate Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” today — Wednesday, June 18 — here are five other things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Celebrates Pride Month: Tonight Councilmember Evan Glass, Denizens […]

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June 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MVA Launches Digital License Plate Pilot Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration announced that it’s launching a two-year pilot program to test digital license plate technology. Maryland is the first state on the East Coast to test digital plates. The plates will be tested on 20 MDOT MVA fleet vehicles, as well as two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) vehicles. […]

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June 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for June 18 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, June 18 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Maryland Republicans and Democrats Look Toward 2020: The Maryland Republican Party and the Maryland Democratic Party both have events tonight that look toward the 2020 election. From 7 to 10 p.m., the Maryland Republican Party is hosting a Montgomery […]

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June 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Several Hospitalized From Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Georgetown Prep

Several people were taken to the hospital Monday morning, after a multi-vehicle crash outside of Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, said the multi-vehicle accident occurred southbound on the Rockville Pike near Strathmore Avenue at around 9:15 a.m. According to Piringer, one of the […]

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June 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Clarksburg Man Dies In Two-Car Crash

Montgomery County Police Department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Sunday in Clarksburg. Police say that at around 1 p.m. on Sunday, officers and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue responded to the collision on Snowden Farm Parkway, near Clarksburg Square Road. Update – Snowden Farm Parkway near Clarksburg Square Road, Clarksburg, […]

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June 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Flag Presentation to Kyle Olinger’s Family

Kyle Olinger’s widow and mother were presented with American flags at a “Celebration of Life” memorial in Olney on Wednesday. Olinger, a former Montgomery County Police officer, died in April from wounds he sustained after he was shot in the line of duty in 2003. Here’s a look at the flag presentation for Olinger’s mother. […]

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