April 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

15-Story Apartment Building Catches Fire in North Bethesda

About 75 firefighters responded to the Monterey Apartments in North Bethesda after an HVAC unit was “fully engulfed” on the roof, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said. MCFRS was dispatched to 5901 Montrose Road just before noon Tuesday. Workers were on the roof of the 15-story building doing HVAC work, […]

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December 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

In Response to Pandemic, County Approves Funds to Improve Ventilation in Schools

Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed to spend $3 million to update the HVAC systems in the public schools so that when students do return to the classrooms, their rooms will be better ventilated. In response to the pandemic, the council agreed to fund enhancements to Montgomery County Public Schools’ HVAC system to reduce the airborne […]

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September 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Indoor Aquatic Center Remains Closed for Maintenance

The Gaithersburg Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 2 Teachers Way next to Gaithersburg Middle School, remains closed for annual cleaning and maintenance. The annual maintenance includes draining and refilling of the pool, gutter polishing, top to bottom cleaning, touch-up painting, and washer/dryer, HVAC, and door inspections. Plumbing and floor repairs in the women’s locker room […]

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May 5, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Council President Craig Rice Briefing (Photos & Video)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice held his weekly briefing with the media on May 5 to discuss a variety of topics including the Council’s latest budget deliberations, the Silver Spring Transit Center, school resource officers, safety at Northwest High School, school bus cameras and more. You can watch the briefing in its entirety here:

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