February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Trash Sent to County Dump Increases by 15% During Quarantine

It’s been almost a full year since Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay at home order went into effect March 30, 2020. Since then, Montgomery County residents apparently have been eating a lot more take out and creating piles of trash. “[T] he County has seen an average 15 percent increase in residential trash and recycling for […]

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May 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 10-May 25

Our top 10 news stories offer a mixed bag this week. Some police news, some high school sports, some business news, even some trash. UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road Westside at Shady Grove Developers Announce New Retailers and More Silver Spring Park in Line for $7 Million Upgrade UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks Trash (… and Budget, and Politics …)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday, and discussed last week’s straw vote on the county’s $5.4 billion spending plan, as well as the troubles with getting a trash contractor to live up to his contract. He also discusses the upcoming election season, where possibly three or more members of the County Council […]

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May 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Frost Advisory:  Bundle up, a cold morning is on tap. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory, effective until 9 a.m. today, for some areas of Montgomery County. 2. Trash Talk:  Some Montgomery County residents are experiencing trash and recycling collection delays in their […]

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November 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Needs Volunteers to Keep Streams Free of Trash (VIDEO)

The city of Rockville is looking for volunteers to help protect the environment with their Adopt-A- Stream program. The goal is to keep the city watersheds free of trash and debris. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler reports. Learn more about the program at Rockville’s Adopt A Stream webpage. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now […]

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July 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg City Manager Responds to Lakelands Community’s Concerns about Usage at Turf Field

Traffic has increased along Main Street in the Lakelands community but there have been only three reported collisions since January of 2013 on the stretch of road near the synthetic turf field, according to Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello who also notes that local police are aware of the community’s concerns about traffic safety in […]

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June 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Launches New Campaign to Promote Reusable Bags (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is launching a new outreach campaign to encourage residents to use reusable bags. Lorna Virgili reports that you can get free reusable bags at your local library. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Community Manager Describes Parking Situation Near Lakelands Park as “Traffic Nightmare”

The community manager of the Lakelands community is asking city of Gaithersburg officials for parking restrictions along Main Street and Sheila Street across from Lakelands Park because of what she describes as a “traffic nightmare.” “At least six days [a] week, between the park and the ball fields it is a traffic nightmare,” writes Michele […]

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October 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Trash Truck Fire on ICC (PHOTO)

Commuter alert: A trash fire is slowing traffic on the ICC this afternoon. On his Twitter account, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said only the left shoulder is getting by on the ICC eastbound, about one mile east of the Shady Grove Metro access road. According to Piringer, a trash truck caught […]

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March 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Delays and Cancelations Continue Due to Weather

Here is  list of some of the closings and delays reported today due to the weather. The snow emergency has been lifted. Montgomery County Govt OPEN 10a, MoCo MCPS Schools CLOSED – Fed Govt 2-hr DELAYED OPEN – Wind Chill Advisory until 10a, Frigid Temps — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 6, 2015 City will open […]

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