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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Supports Impeachment of President Trump

The Montgomery County Council supports impeaching President Donald Trump, councilmembers said in a statement Tuesday. “Instead of preserving, protecting, and defending the U.S. Constitution, President Trump and his surrogates fomented political unrest in an attempt to overturn a fair and free election. Every day he remains in office, he poses a threat to the health […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘This Has Been Building’: Albornoz Says Wednesday’s Chaos Was Not a Surprise

Lawmakers were taken to secure locations Wednesday as a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters charged into the U.S. Capitol building, empowered by Trump. Five people reportedly died as a result of Wednesday’s chaos, including one Capitol Police officer. Montgomery County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said it was a terrible day that unfortunately, came […]

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November 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Demolition Begins at Old Seneca Valley High School Building

On Monday, demolition began at the old Seneca Valley High School building in Germantown. The new building, which sits on the same site, was set to open this school year, however Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has remained all-virtual so far this semester. On Tuesday, the county board of education tentatively approved a phased-in plan […]

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November 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County School Board Tentatively Approves In-Person Learning Plan

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively approve a phased-in return to in-person learning beginning Jan. 12, 2021. A final vote is scheduled for Dec. 3. In-person learning will only begin if public health conditions allow it. On Friday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials presented a matrix that shows […]

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January 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Firefighters Investigate Building Fire in Takoma Park, Damages Estimated at $350,000

UPDATED Dozens of Montgomery County firefighters responded to a building fire near the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Flower Avenue in Takoma Park early today. The fire was reported at 5 a.m. in the 8600 block of Flower Avenue on Thursday morning. A fire official said there was smoke throughout the two-story building when […]

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September 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which includes reports on a briefing this week that the Council received about last month’s Silver Spring apartment building fire/explosion, the future vision of Lyttonsville, and a goal to end homelessness in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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June 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Civic Building Welcomes Home Architect Rodolfo Machado (VIDEO)

The architect of the Silver Spring Civic Building, Rodolfo Machado, discussed the public space at a recent presentation. Take a look: During his lecture, Machado explained how architecture can relate to its surroundings to strengthen a neighborhood, a campus or a city. He presented past and recent designs, including a new mixed-use complex in Cairo, […]

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April 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Thomas Edison Students Close to Finishing Home Construction Project in Wheaton (VIDEO)

Students in the Construction Trades Foundation program at Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Wheaton are finishing their two-year long project: a student designed and built house.  Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Cause of Barn Blaze at Woodmont Country Club (VIDEO)

Over 75 firefighters responded to a barn building fire at the Woodmont Country Club overnight in Rockville. It happened in the 1200 block of Rockville Pike last night around 11 p.m., according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the barn fire is contained and under control. The roof […]

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October 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

Rock Creek Valley Elementary Closed Because of Flooding in Building

UPDATED Rock Creek Valley Elementary School was closed on Monday in Rockville because of flooding in the building. Montgomery County Public Schools Spokesperson Dana Tofig said the cause of the flooding was “water from a spigot” that was running over the weekend. “It caused flooding and impacted several classrooms,” Tofig wrote in an email. “They are in […]

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