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October 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 27, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Weekly Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Earl Stoddard and other county officials will hold their media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD), County Cable Montgomery […]

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October 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘We Are Drowning’: Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Understaffing

For more than a half hour, hundreds of cars driven by Montgomery County Education Association members circled the large Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Board of Education parking lot and drove out into the street. They were rallying to demand the hiring of additional teachers, bus drivers and other support personnel. They also urged MCPS […]

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October 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 26, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 26, and it is National Pumpkin Day. Here’s your opportunity to do some last-minute Halloween decorating. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. At the start of the meeting, Councilmembers Evan Glass, Gabe Albornoz and […]

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October 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 25, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Oct. 25, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Media Briefing: Council President Tom Hucker and Vice President Gabe Albornoz will hold a media briefing today at 11:30 a.m. to discuss Tuesday’s Council session and Thursday’s Youth Town Hall. Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager Sean O’Donnell will […]

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October 22, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 22, In Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Oct. 22 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Small Business Town Hall:  The series of biweekly town halls to keep businesses informed continues today from noon-1 p.m. Judy Costello, a special projects manager for the County Executive will be joined by Kelly Groff, Cory Van Horn, both […]

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October 21, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 21, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Board Meets: Montgomery Planning Board meets at 9 a.m. Agenda items include the FY23 operating budget for parks, the Wheaton Downtown Study, the 2021 Biennial Monitoring Report for the White Flint Sector Plan area, and more. The public can […]

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October 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Go Beyond Political Games’: Elrich Urges Council to Consider Public Safety Consequences of Vaccine Mandate 

County Executive Marc Elrich on Wednesday said he hopes to work with the county council to come to a solution regarding a proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for county employees, without jeopardizing public safety operations – a concern shared by public safety leaders. “I took an oath to protect the health, safety and welfare of the […]

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October 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Redistricting Commission Recommends Map to Council

Members of the Redistricting Commission voted 6-5 for the map it will send to the county council recommending how to divide the county into new districts. The map divides Montgomery County into seven districts each of which can elect one council member and one at-large council member. The map stands as a revision of one […]

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October 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Walter Reed Shelter-in-Place Order Ends

Update (3:50 p.m.): The Naval Support Activity Bethesda announced at around 1:15 p.m. that the shelter-in-place order was lifted in all its locations after undergoing a bomb threat investigation for several hours. Jeremy Brooks, a public affairs officer with NSA Bethesda, told MyMCM that there were no devices found in the area. A K-9 team […]

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October 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 20, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Weekly County Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Earl Stoddard and other county officials will hold their media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD), County Cable […]

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