January 29, 2020 | Grace Mottley and Maryam Shahzad

Department of Education Says Richard Montgomery Cheating Allegations are False

In a press release on Jan. 22, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) said the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) found that cheating allegations made by a teacher at Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS) are unsubstantiated.  On Jan. 20, The Washington Post published an article based on allegations from Brian Donlon, a social studies teacher […]

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November 15, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Unveils New Park Valley Road Bridge as Part of Vision Zero Initiative

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, other officials and Silver Spring residents unveiled the new Park Valley Road Bridge over Sligo Creek in Silver Spring. The original bridge was built in 1931.  (PHOTOS) County Executive @Marc_Elrich joined Silver Spring community members and federal, state and local officials to dedicate the new Park Valley Road Bridge over […]

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September 18, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Montgomery Police Stop Man From Jumping Off Bethesda Bridge

Montgomery County police stopped a young man from jumping of a bridge in Bethesda on Monday night. ICYMI (9/19 ~1045p) @mcfrs FFs assist MoCo Police Officers (& counselors) who collectively intervene to save a man’s life SEE: — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 17, 2019 Authorities were dispatched at 10:45 p.m. to a group home […]

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April 19, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Some Bridges in Maryland Don’t Feel Supported

Are Maryland Bridges Falling Down? The Montgomery County bridges on Bel Pre Road over Bel Pre Creek and Gude Drive West over I-270 were cited in a recent report as among the most traveled, structurally deficient bridges in Maryland. The report, called the 2019 Bridge Report, is issued by the American Road and Transportation Builders […]

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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: SHA Completes Repairs to Md. 355 Bridge over Monocacy

The Md. 355 bridge over the Monocacy River, just south of Frederick, will reopen by 8 p.m. Thursday, the Maryland State Highway Administration said. A truck struck the bridge on Dec. 7, causing significant damage that closed the bridge and forced a detour. After the crash, the SHA estimated repairs would take 60 days. Crews […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

State Highway Administration to Spend $2.8 Million to Clean, Paint Montgomery Bridges

Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin cleaning and painting eight bridges in Montgomery County. Weather and progress permitting, the $2.8 million project should be complete spring 2018. Crews will start the project by cleaning and painting the MD 28 (Norbeck Road) Bridges over Rock Creek in Rockville.  Crews will […]

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June 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bridge Dedicated to Principal Who Died Unexpectedly (VIDEO)

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran, who was the principal at Wootton High School for 12 years, gathered Thursday to dedicate a bridge in his name. Doran died unexpectedly in 2015. Those who knew Doran described him as an inspiration. “It’s hard to find a principal that both the staff and students love, […]

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April 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Construction Begins on Median at Clarksburg Road and I-270 Next Week

Construction is beginning on the median of Clarksburg Road at I-270 on April 17. According to a public notice by the Pleasants Construction Company, one of the two thru lanes on southbound Clarksburg Road in the vicinity of the bridge over I-270 will be closed until the construction in the median is finished. The work […]

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February 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Decades-Old Documents Determine Who’s Responsible for Rusty Bridge

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman wants an eyesore of a bridge to get a coat of paint. The trouble is, who’s going to show up with the brushes? Freight and passenger trains use the bridge to cross four lanes of Quince Orchard Road, between a commuter parking lot and a motel. Some paint still clings to […]

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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Wintry Mix Expected Saturday, MCPS Activities Resume After Noon

UPDATED 1.14.17 10 a.m. The city of Gaithersburg facilities are opening at noon. Update 1/14: All City facilities will be opening at noon. Classes/programs/activities starting before noon at all sites are cancelled. — City of Gaithersburg (@GburgMD) January 14, 2017 Pavement conditions are wet and, in some spots, slick. Drivers should use caution as conditions […]

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