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August 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: The Wheaton Community Recreation Center and Library complex’s grand opening is September 8th. Meet Firefighter Diego Peclat. The school year starts in less than two weeks and all MCPS school buses will have cameras. […]

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August 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks About the Weather

Everyone talks about the weather—and the past few months have given us plenty to talk about. Dr. Philip Arkin with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland helps us make a little sense about all this rain. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, […]

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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Elrich to Host Virtual Town Hall Aug. 26, Submit Questions Online

Submit Questions Online for County Executive Marc Elrich Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a “virtual” town hall meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 via the Montgomery County website. Residents are invited to submit questions directly to Elrich before and during the chat online at Live Discussion with County Executive Marc Elrich. […]

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August 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Hucker Calls for Safety Improvements on Old Georgetown Road

Montgomery County officials plan to meet with state legislators and the State Highway Administration to encourage them to address safety issues with Old Georgetown Road and other roads in the County. Earlier this month, Jacob Cassell died after being hit by a car on Old Georgetown Road. Cassell, a student at Churchill High School, was […]

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August 9, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: County Executive Marc Elrich launches Business Connect in Silver Spring. Executive Elrich announces the completion of a two-year apartment building inspection initiative. Communities and law enforcement celebrate National Night Out. 2020 Census is looking […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Identify One-Third of County Apartments as ‘At Risk’ or ‘Troubled’

County Executive Marc Elrich held a press conference Thursday to announce the completion of a two-year apartment building inspection project. During the two-year initiative, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) inspected 22,199 apartment units. Overall, they discovered 31,000 violations—96% of which were corrected. Violations were given one of three labels based […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Downtown Silver Spring Gets First ‘Protected Intersection’ on East Coast

Downtown Silver Spring is getting the first-ever “protected intersection” on the East Coast. According to Montgomery County’s Division of Transportation Engineering (MCDTE), the intersection is under construction at Spring Street and Second Avenue. MCDTE explained in a Twitter thread how the intersection creates a safer experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters: Thread:You may have heard […]

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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Maryland college students can also win $2,500 scholarship During Maryland’s Tax-Free Week, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less — regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time — will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag […]

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August 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Discutirá Junto a Oficiales de Gaithersburg sobre Nueva Escuela Elemental

Personal de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) asistirá a la reunión del Alcalde y el Concejo de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, el lunes 12 de agosto, para compartir los comentarios de la comunidad, que han recibido, sobre la posibilidad de construir una nueva escuela primaria en Kelley Park. En agosto de 2017, […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Staff to Meet Gaithersburg City Officials About New Elementary School

Montgomery County Public Schools staff will attend the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 12 to share community feedback they’ve received about the possibility of building a new elementary school on Kelley Park. In August 2017, MCPS conducted a site study and recommended that a new elementary school be constructed in Gaithersburg because […]

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