public safety

September 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Sept. 24

Several Montgomery County Council committees meet Monday, Sept. 24. On the agenda, carbon monoxide alarms, suicides in the county’s two jails, pedestrian safety, landlord-tenant relations, and county health disparities. Below is the committee schedule: The Public Safety committee meets at 9:30 a.m. to review Bill 23-18 which would require homeowners to install and maintain a carbon monoxide alarm, […]

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July 23, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Three Awarded Medal of Valor; First-Ever Community Service Award Presented

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police […]

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June 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Protect Your Identity at County Paper Shredding Event Saturday

The Montgomery College Rockville parking lot will become a paper-shredding center from 8 to 11 a.m on Saturday, June 23. Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with NBC4, Allstate, Shred-It and Montgomery College are scheduled to host a free paper shredding event Saturday, June 23. The shredding will take place at the parking lot at […]

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May 30, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Image of Lifeguard on duty in swimming pool

Water Safety Days Offer Free Swim Lessons and Safety Tips

Two Water Safety Days will offer free swim lessons, lifeguard demonstrations, and safety tips to promote water safety at the beginning of the pool season.  The first will take place Friday, June 1 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer park in Gaithersburg, and the second will take place Saturday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the […]

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May 29, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Rustic Roads Program Protects Nature and History

The Rustic Roads Committee made plans Tuesday, May 22 to protect historic Zion Rd in Brookeville from adjacent construction. It also made plans to prevent a tree from falling and cracking the pavement on Bryants Nursery Rd in Silver Spring. New signs marking rustic roads and educational booths at county festivals are alerting the public […]

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April 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Equity Policy: Montgomery County Council Vice President Nancy Navarro is expected to introduce a resolution during today’s council session that would develop an equity policy framework requiring the county to question how budget and policy decisions impact equity. 2. Save a […]

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April 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 16 in Montgomery County

Update: The Maryland Department of Planning listening session meeting takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Here are five things to know for Monday, April 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Listen Up: The Maryland Department of Planning has scheduled a listening session to hear what the community thinks should be the state’s objectives for growing […]

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January 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Have Coffee with a Cop in Rockville on Friday

Want to get to know your local police officer? Rockville police officers will meet with residents at an event titled, “Coffee with a Cop” on Jan. 5. Residents can chat informally with the officers from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Bean Bag, 1605 East Gude Drive. All purchases made during the event will […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Green Pavement Markings Installed in Silver Spring as MoCo Leads Way in Bicycle Safety on State Highways

Montgomery County is the first in the state to have protected bicycle infrastructure on State highways, according to a recent news release from the office of Council Vice President Hans Riemer. Green pavement markings were installed in downtown Silver Spring along certain intersections. The green paint markings are aimed at improving visibility, and thus safety, […]

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June 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Vigil: The candlelight vigil for Shadi Najjar and Artem Ziberov, the two teenagers gunned down in Montgomery Village, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest High School, and the community is invited. 2. Public Safety: The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee […]

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