March 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for March 11 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, March 11. Warmer this week. Here’s the forecast. 1. Council Action: The Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Office Building’s seventh floor hearing room to hear about development around MARC rail communities of Boyds and Germantown. Here’s the staff report. The Health and Human […]

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March 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 5 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 5. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s today’s agenda. 2. Safety and Security: Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations is hosting a conversation on safety and security tonight at 7 p.m. […]

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March 4, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for March 4 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, March 4. Partly sunny today. Here’s the forecast. 1. Our Moments in Time: Sports photographers Phil Fabrizio, Jacqui South, George Smith and David Wolfe are displaying their work at Bohrer Park through March 10. See Visit Montgomery for details. 2. Consumers: It’s National Consumer Protection Week, a time to understand your consumer […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Maryland Food Drive Initiative, MTA Fees Waived for Federal Workers Reporting to Work

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a major statewide initiative to help furloughed federal workers on Thursday. The initiative is called #MDHelps. Through #MDHelps, the Hogan administration is organizing a food drive for furloughed workers across the state of Maryland. According to Secretary Ellington Churchill, from the Department of General Services, Maryland will have a total of […]

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June 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Remind Commuters That SafeTrack Closures Start Saturday (VIDEO)

Starting Saturday, people who rely on the Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations will need to find alternative methods to get around as SafeTrack 16 closes those two stations for nine days. County and Metro officials highlighted alternatives Thursday at a news conference at the Twinbrook Metro Station. Metro crews worked on the stations during SafeTrack […]

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April 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Today is the first day of spring break for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students. 2. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to half staff in honor of a Montgomery County firefighter who passed away on Friday. 3. Germantown […]

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August 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Opening of Silver Spring Transit Center Nears, Target Date Set for Sept. 20

UPDATED  The Silver Spring Transit Center is scheduled to open next month. According to a Montgomery County official, the county’s work at the three-level facility will be complete this week. General Services Director David Dise sent a completion notice to WMATA officials on Thursday in order to formalize the transfer of the Silver Spring Transit […]

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July 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Train Collision

Montgomery County police and fire rescue units are on the scene of a collision involving a MARC train and a track maintenance vehicle in Silver Spring. According to MARC, service on the Brunswick Line is suspended with no estimated time of restoration. Police said Seminary Road is closed at Forest Glen Road. So far, no […]

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May 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Resident Tells Silver Spring History Then and Now

Jerry McCoy is a Silver Spring resident. He is also known in the community as the founder of the Silver Spring Historical Society– a nonprofit that promotes awareness and protects historic sites, archives and structures related to downtown Silver Spring and close neighborhoods. McCoy and his wife moved to Silver Spring in 1992. He said […]

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January 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Teen Struck and Killed by MARC Train in Gaithersburg (UPDATED)

UPDATED, Jan. 6, 4 p.m. – Police have identified the man hit and killed by a MARC train on Monday as 18-year-old Mario Ernesto Hernandez of Gaithersburg. Police said at about 4:12 p.m. on Jan. 5, officers from the 6th District , the Gaithersburg Police Department and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded for the report […]

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