March 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Awaiting Guidance from State on School Closures

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education is awaiting guidance from state officials about whether to extend the current school closures, Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight said during a board meeting Monday.    McKnight said MCPS is planning for an extension just in case COVID-19 circumstances require it. MCPS is designing plans for remote […]

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June 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MVA Launches Digital License Plate Pilot Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration announced that it’s launching a two-year pilot program to test digital license plate technology. Maryland is the first state on the East Coast to test digital plates. The plates will be tested on 20 MDOT MVA fleet vehicles, as well as two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) vehicles. […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

MVA Launches Digital Driver’s License Pilot Program

Officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration have announced the launch of a new digital driver’s license pilot program. “We are proud to be on the leading edge of testing technology that will deliver the driver’s license of the future,” MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn said. “This innovative technology will increase customer convenience […]

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April 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 6, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 6, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold two public hearings on the proposed fiscal year 2017 operating budget today. 2. Watch Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard deliver her State of the College address live, beginning at 11 a.m., today. 3. The […]

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July 21, 2015 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood’s Feast For the Eyes III Art Showcase Begins Wednesday

“We have to do it.” Those were the words of Paul Forbes, a U.S. Army veteran in World War II & a lifetime artist, when asked why he continues to paint, sketch and experiment with other media…at age 86. He continued that “expressing one’s self through art is like breathing.” Paul’s passion is symbolic of […]

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June 15, 2015 | Merlyn Reineke

Digital Disruption and the Loss of the Gazette

No one can replace the Gazette. With the sudden announcement that the Montgomery County’s newspaper of record will print its last edition this week, there has been an understandable amount of shock and loss. The skilled staff of nearly 70 individuals (greatly downsized over the years of nearly-constant cutbacks) is the biggest loss of all. […]

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July 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

Council Member Hans Riemer

“An Innovation Capital”

Montgomery County’s continued efforts over the past year to make more information available to the public—and to make that information easier to find and use—has earned national attention as the County was honored recently for being ranked No. 1 in the 2013 Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government in conjunction with […]

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