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December 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 16 in Montgomery County

Precipitation to start the week. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 16. 1. Highway Rally: A rally has been scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, on the amendments to the multibillion-dollar Beltway and I-270 expansion. Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and Vice President […]

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December 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Library System’s Annual Report to the Community Available Online

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has released its 2019 “Report to the Community” which is available online. The report offers an overview of the activities of Montgomery County Public Libraries for the past year, including a numerical breakdown of the more than 33 million uses of the 21 branches during 2019. For example: nearly 10,500,000 items […]

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December 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Winter Weather Advisory Will Be in Place Until Monday Afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from midnight to 1 p.m. Monday.  The advisory covers an area that includes northern Montgomery County, across the Potomac to western Loudoun County.  The service says people should expect mixed precipitation, with up to 2 inches of snow and ice accumulations. That means hazardous, slippery […]

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December 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Surveillance Cameras; Budget Shortfall

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Council proposal to install surveillance cameras throughout the County. Tensions rise at a public hearing on the school boundary issue. Do school board members deserve a raise? Why does the County face a budget shortfall […]

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December 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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December 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Expanding Summer Student Coding Efforts

A summer program where students learn to write computer code will expand tenfold, Councilmember Craig Rice announced Friday at MCM Studios. In 2019, Montgomery Can Code connected about 100 students at Title 1 schools with programmers at Apple and Montgomery College to teach them to code. The program was a half-day for three weeks. In […]

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December 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council Passes Resolution to Help Prevent Nuclear War

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution to join the “Back from the Brink” campaign that calls on the Trump Administration and the U.S. Congress to exercise global leadership in preventing nuclear war. The resolution was recently passed without opposition in a 8-0-1 vote by the Council. The legislation was supported by Maryland Peace Action, […]

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December 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Dense Fog Advisory for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a dense fog advisory for Montgomery County until midnight Friday. Areas of dense fog will reduce visibility making driving dangerous. Motorists should be aware that when encountering a patch of dense fog visibility will be reduced to less than one-quarter mile. The NWS advises motorists to slow down, […]

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December 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Police Alert Public, Then Give All Clear, in Rockville

Rockville police sent out a vague mobile alert message about 4:25 p.m. Friday asking people to keep an eye out for a man in a long black coat. Then less than an hour later, police issued an all clear. Here are more details: He was seen at the Regal Theater in downtown Rockville. A woman […]

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December 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Craig Rice on Apple, Kirwan Commission

Councilmember Craig Rice talks about a new effort to help students learn to code. It’s getting support from Apple. And we grill him on the Kirwan Commission, which is proposing $3 billion in expanded education spending.

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