February 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

White’s Ferry Purchased Following Service Shutdown; New Owner Plans to Resume Service

White’s Ferry has been purchased following a legal dispute that led to a service shutdown late December, according to a statement Friday evening. Chuck Kuhn, CEO of the Sterling-based company JK Moving Services, and his wife, Stacy Kuhn, finalized the purchase terms Thursday. The deal includes the ferry, store and Maryland shoreline that facilitates operation, […]

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January 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

After White’s Ferry Shutdown, Leaders Hope for Resolution

After more than 230 years of operation, White’s Ferry announced on Dec. 28 that it would stop service effective immediately following a November court ruling in Virginia. Since 1786, the ferry transported commuters across the Potomac River between Montgomery County, near Poolesville, and Loudoun County, Virginia. MyMCM spoke with Kerri Cook, president of the Town […]

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October 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Assistant Police Chief Says Officers are Reluctant to Enforce Traffic Laws

Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Thomas Didone said racial concerns combined with a lack of concern for traffic safety have made officers reluctant to enforce traffic laws. “To be honest with you, the concerns about pretextual stops and concerns on racial profiling in the community, without the voice of Vision Zero, has them afraid to […]

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August 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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More School Bus Cameras to be Deployed During Upcoming School Year (VIDEO)

When school starts on Aug. 29, there will be 100 school bus cameras watching local roads or four times more cameras than last year. That’s the word from Captain Tom Didone who talked about the expansion of the school bus camera program on the latest episode of County Report This Week:

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October 20, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Police Release Cell Phone Video to Highlight School Bus Law

Montgomery County police officers are releasing cell phone video that they say was recorded by a concerned citizen who observed multiple motorists passing a stopped school bus along the 5100 block of River Road in Bethesda on Monday. Take a look: According to police, the school bus in this video was equipped with a camera […]

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January 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

School Bus Cameras Deployed (Photos & Video)

Five Montgomery County school buses rolled out on the morning of Jan. 2 equipped with automated cameras to photograph and ticket drivers who pass stopped school buses with flashing lights. And, it happens more than you think. According to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Transportation Director Todd Watkins, an annual one-day survey of the county’s […]

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January 1, 2014 | Staff Writer

School Bus Cameras Deployed

On January 2, when Montgomery County Public School students return to classes, the Montgomery County Police Department will begin a new enforcement program targeting motorists who pass stopped school buses. During the winter break, several school buses were equipped with automated cameras that will record vehicles that pass stopped school buses with activated flashing red […]

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