October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Dispute Over Private Schools, County Still Unclear on its Authority to Make Closures

It’s unclear what authority Montgomery County has to make broad school closures if COVID-19 conditions get worse, Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a county council meeting Tuesday.  On July 31, Montgomery County was launched into a week-long back and forth with the state when County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued an […]

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March 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro Closes System All Day Wednesday for Emergency Inspections

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul Wiedefeld has announced the full closure of the Metrorail system on Wednesday, March 16, for emergency inspections of the system’s third-rail power cables following an early morning tunnel fire yesterday. This is the first time the system has been shut down for non-weather conditions. According to a news release, the inspections […]

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August 12, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Indoor Aquatic Center to Close for Annual Maintenance

The Gaithersburg Indoor Aquatic Center is scheduled to close from Aug. 16 to Sept. 7 for its annual cleaning and maintenance. According to a news release, the annual maintenance includes draining and refilling of the pool, gutter polishing, top to bottom cleaning, touch-up painting, and inspections of washers, dryers, HVAC, and doors. Residents can still visit […]

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July 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council Will Not Drain the Piney Branch Pool in Takoma Park

The Montgomery County Council approved $54 million budget cuts on July 28 for the county’s FY16 budget. County Executive Isiah Leggett had proposed $50 million in budget cuts, which included not funding programs for homeless veterans, child care initiatives, fire and rescue operations, and others. The Piney Branch Pool was among the facilities that Leggett […]

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July 17, 2015 | Aline Barros

Takoma Park Residents Express Concern Over Possible Pool Closing (VIDEO)

The Piney Branch Pool in Takoma Park faces closure due to lack of funding, but residents are coming together to save the pool. Many of the people who use this pool said they do not know what they will do if the facility closes. The pool, according to residents, is a place to learn water […]

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