September 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Pepco Readies for Tropical Storm Hermine

Pepco officials say they are monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Hermine and taking steps to prepare in case the anticipated heavy rain and strong winds cause service interruptions. If the storm gains in strength, it could damage the electric system and cause power outages. If outages occur, Pepco crews plan to work around the […]

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June 16, 2015 | Staff Writer

MCPS School Board Approves Fiscal Year Budget Including Elimination of 380 Positions

The Montgomery County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved a final $2.32 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 that required cuts to close a $53 million shortfall. The Board approved the elimination of more than 380 positions and reductions to the budgets for the district’s technology initiative, professional development, textbooks, and many […]

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June 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of Larry Bowers who will serve as acting superintendent following Joshua Starr's resignation effective Feb. 16, 2015

MCPS Interim Superintendent Recommends Staffing Cuts and More

Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers is recommending that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) eliminate hundreds of positions, delay further implementation of a districtwide technology initiative, and make several other reductions to close a $53 million budget shortfall for next school year. The Montgomery County Board of Education will consider the recommendations at a meeting on Tuesday, […]

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May 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

official photo of Larry Hogan

Governor Larry Hogan to Reopen Annapolis State Police Barrack and Add 100 Troopers

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today that the administration plans to re-open the Maryland State Police barrack in Annapolis and add 100 new troopers to the force. According to a news release, his announcement follows the General Assembly’s failure to approve the necessary funding to enhance the capabilities of the Maryland State Police though a […]

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April 25, 2012 | Staff Writer

Image for Roger Berliner Weekly Press Conference, Montgomery County Council, Montgomery County, MD

Speed Cameras (Video)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner talks about speed cameras and other public safety issues at his weekly press conference on April 23. He said crime stats are down but he said the chief still needs more resources. Take a listen.

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