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April 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Announce Joint Initiative to Address Student Safety and Wellbeing 

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined local leaders Friday to announce the interagency “Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative,” which aims to reshape public safety in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and provides social and mental support to students. A steering committee will lead discussion and implementation of recommendations for reimagining safety and mental […]

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February 28, 2021 | Halle Grossett

MCPS Implements Mandatory Weekly Health Questionnaire

As students prepare to return to schools on Monday, MCPS is mandating that families answer questions regarding their student’s health status on a weekly basis. An electronic form will be sent, via email each week, that will be required for all students to fill out before returning to the school building. The questionnaire will be […]

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December 3, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Fire in Gaithersburg Townhouse Leaves One Man Seriously Injured

One man is in critical condition after a fire erupted in a Gaithersburg townhome late Wednesday night, according to officials. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to the fire along Bayridge Drive in Gaithersburg around 11:30 p.m. One man who is currently in critical condition was rescued from the basement after being found on the […]

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November 17, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

County to Host Zoom Session on Transportation Options for Older Residents

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will hold an online Zoom session on Nov. 18 about the various transportation options that are available to older residents and adults with disabilities. According to a news release, the virtual meeting will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A. […]

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October 28, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for Montgomery County from late Wednesday evening through Thursday evening. The remnants of Hurricane Zeta–approaching the Gulf Coast–along with an upper level low will combine to bring a soaking rain later tonight through Friday afternoon. “Heavy rainfall from Zeta could lead to some flooding of small […]

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October 6, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Gaithersburg Aquatic Center Now Open; Reservations Required

The City of Gaithersburg announced on Monday that the Aquatic Center is open for lap swimming and water exercise classes. Both services are only available by reservation, as safety guidlines are still in effect to help contain Covid-19. Lap swimming and water walking activities are available every day of the week during certain times. Every […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Investigate Four Carjackings in Under a Week in Downtown Silver Spring

Four armed carjackings have occurred in the downtown Silver Spring area since Sept. 19, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Detectives continue to investigate the crimes and said in three incidents the victim’s car was left running and/or unattended. All four victims’ cars were later found abandoned in Washington, D.C. The carjackings occurred as […]

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August 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Section of River Road in Bethesda Under Construction, Will Cause Traffic Delays

River Road (MD 190) between Braeburn Parkway and Pyle Road in Bethesda is under construction and drivers will encounter traffic delays throughout the rest of the summer and into the winter. The project will use temporary single-lane closures on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and multiple-lane closures overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Hogan Urges Leaders To Enforce Public Health Requirements In Restaurants and Bars

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that local leaders must increase their enforcement of public health requirements in bars and restaurants across the state. The announcement comes as a result of new cases linked to non-compliance with public health requirements. “The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state are in compliance, but some are […]

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June 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Playgrounds Re-Open With New Safety Guidelines

Montgomery County Parks officials are asking residents to be patient as the department gradually reopens playgrounds across the county. They are urging park users to use precautions, such as face masks and social distancing to stay safe. The reopenings began on Monday, and Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson says it will take about […]

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