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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 21, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and on Facebook and […]

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September 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 16, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich/Gayles Weekly Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and Facebook and County Cable Montgomery. […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Smith Says He Understands Families’ Choices As MCPS Enrollment is Below Projection 

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said fewer new students have enrolled in the school system than MCPS projected.  On Tuesday, Smith announced that the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year, beginning Aug. 31 and ending on Jan. 21, 2021, will be virtual-only instruction. During a media briefing Wednesday he said […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Says ‘Realities Have Changed,’ In-School Learning is Not Safe

In-school learning is not a safe option right now, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) media briefing Wednesday.  MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced Tuesday that the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year, beginning Aug. 31 and ending on Jan. 21, 2021, will be virtual-only […]

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July 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Plans to Announce Potential Date for Returning to School Buildings on Aug. 6

School officials plan to announce a date on which they hope students will begin phasing back into school on Aug. 6, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a media briefing Wednesday.  Smith emphasized that if COVID-19 cases increase dramatically and if trends change for the worse, MCPS may have to […]

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August 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Releases Independent Study on Taser Use by Police (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today, joined by Police Chief Tom Manger and Geoffrey Alpert, released a report on taser use by the county police department. The multi-month study, commissioned by the study,  included a review of taser use in the past two years, departmental policies, and training provided to police officers. The report summary […]

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June 28, 2014 | Staff Writer

Council President Craig Rice to Meet with Media on June 30

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice will meet with members of the media at 11 a.m. on June 30, to discuss key items that will be facing the County Council and its respective committees in the near future. At the briefing, he will address the results of the June 24 Maryland primaries, which will lead […]

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February 3, 2014 | Staff Writer

Council President Rice News Conference (Photos & Video)

UPDATED Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice met with members of the media on Feb. 3 to discuss key items facing the County Council and its respective committees in the near future. This was his third meeting with the media since he became Council President. There were a variety of topics addressed at the meeting […]

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February 11, 2013 | Staff Writer

Council President Press Conference (Photos & Video)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro met with the media on Feb. 11 for her weekly press briefing. Among the topics Navarro addressed were poverty in the county, the SNAP the silence challenge, the need for transportation funding dollars, the smoking bill, artificial turf, accessory apartments, Glenmont sector plan and more.

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