January 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Reopens Historic Bridge in Silver Spring

The Talbot Avenue bridge — which connects Lyttonsville to Silver Spring — has been reopened after the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) completed repairs to a damaged support beam. MCDOT closed the pedestrian bridge on Dec. 20 upon identifying the damaged beam. MCDOT worked with CSX to develop a repair plan, which CSX authorized. […]

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December 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 5, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Hanukkah Block Party: Shaare Torah and Shaare Torah Early Childhood Center are hosting a number of block parties in different Montgomery County neighborhoods to celebrate Hanukkah together. Today the celebration is coming to Main Street in Gaithersburg. Festivities begin at 6 […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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September 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Talbot Avenue Bridge Turns 100

It was a day full of music, dance, and fellowship as dozens of residents gathered in Silver Spring for the Talbot Avenue Bridge Centennial Celebration. “What we’re trying to do is mark the 100 years with reflection on the importance of this bridge to our county’s history,” said Laura Hussey, volunteer coordinator for the centennial […]

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April 3, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 3 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Tuesday, April 3 in Montgomery County: 1. Council is in Session: The Montgomery County Council is expected to review employee training and policies on preventing workplace harassment. Find the full agenda, here. 2. Community Solar Media Briefing: Councilmembers Tom Hucker and George Leventhal will brief the media on a drafted […]

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June 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Tom Hucker Files for Reelection to District 5 Council Seat (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is running for reelection to keep his District 5 County Council seat. Hucker filed his elections paperwork Monday at the Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. He is the first candidate to file for the District 5 Council seat, according to the BOE website. As the District 5 County Councilmember, […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on new pop up shops at the Grosvenor Metro station, a bridge in Lyttonsville that some residents want preserved, a new campaign at Asbury Methodist Village, a recap of Rockville’s Hometown Holidays and more. You can watch the show, below:

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May 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Historic Lyttonsville Bridge Closed But Not Forgotten (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rusted supports and a deteriorating surface forced the closure of a bridge built in Lyttonsville almost a century ago. The Talbot Avenue structure still represents an historic connection between the Silver Spring community founded by a free black laborer in 1853 and other Montgomery County neighborhoods. The 105-foot-long bridge spans train tracks slated for use […]

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May 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Purple Line Supporters Urge Judge to Rule on Case Holding Up Construction (VIDEO)

Proponents of the Purple Line transit link said a federal judge’s failure to rule on lawsuit in the case was increasing costs of the project that would ultimately fall to taxpayers. Dozens of supporters as well as members of the media crowded outside the Silver Spring Library to tout the benefits of the Purple Line, […]

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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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