November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Asks Private Schools to Consider Return to All-Virtual Instruction

On Thursday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles asked private schools to consider a return to fully-virtual instruction. In a letter, Gayles said a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the county will make it hard to maintain the current low rate of transmission in schools. He also cited that as of Tuesday, the […]

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October 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Libraries Offering Telecommuting Options During Metro Surge

In an effort to help commuters who are impacted by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Surge 10, staff from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) stated they have alternative work sites for commuters. MCPL library card holders will have access to Wi-Fi internet access, quiet study rooms and free charging stations for phones and tablets. […]

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Committee to Receive an Update on SafeTrack Today

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee is meeting with representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to discuss the SafeTrack program that is rehabilitating the operation and safety of the area’s Metrorail system. According to a Council news release, the update will detail how Montgomery County […]

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June 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Commuting in Montgomery County During SafeTrack (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is developing plans to help commuters during WMATA’s SafeTrack. SafeTrack is a year-long effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail system. Three planned line segment repairs and around-the-clock single tracking projects, referred to as “safety surges,” will affect Metro’s Red Line service beginning in August. […]

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June 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Bring Wires and Trees Down Along Brink Road

A portion of Brink Road is closed after thunderstorms swept thru the area and brought down some wires and trees, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Piringer said some residents are without power following the severe weather. While the cleanup is underway, Brink Road is closed between Goshen Road and Wightman […]

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June 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Deaths of Mother and Daughter in Chevy Chase

Montgomery County police are investigating the deaths of a 29-year-old mother and her four-year-old daughter at a Chevy Chase home. According to a police account, police and firefighters responded to a report of an electrocution at the residence shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 8800 block of Connecticut Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Police said the […]

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