September 9, 2021 | Fran Murphy

A 9/11 Family Member Tells His Story of Survival

Eleven Montgomery County residents lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. All of them perished when American Airlines #77 hit the Pentagon. Michele Heidenberger was on board working as a senior flight attendant. Her husband, Tom Heidenberger of Chevy Chase, still mourns her loss as he reflects on the 20 years […]

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April 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Tuesday Will Be Virtual Learning Day for All MCPS Students 

Tuesday, the first day that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students resume classes post-spring break, will be a virtual instruction day for all students. The recommendation was made “given the concerns raised about the immediate return in the building following spring break, when we know that families, our community members, our staff may travel,” said […]

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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS School Board Votes to Combine Last Two Reopening Phases 

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education accelerated the phase-in plan when it comes to in-person learning by combining Phases 2.1 and 2.2.  Now, grades 7 and 10 will phase in by April 19, joining grades 8, 9 and 11. Originally, grades 7 and 10 were scheduled to return by April […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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January 29, 2021 | Michelle Queen

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Saturday and Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter a storm watch for Montgomery County starting late Saturday night and continuing through late Sunday night. The NWS watch says there’s is the possibility of five or more inches of snow from this storm. The watch includes the District of Columbia, portions of central and southern Maryland, […]

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December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday

Montgomery County will be under a Winter Storm Watch on Wednesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the alert for parts of Maryland and Virginia, including northwestern areas of Montgomery County. Heavy snow is possible and could accumulate greater than seven inches, NWS said. County Emergency Management and Homeland Security said residents should plan for […]

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July 27, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Maryland Residents Must Quarantine for 14 Days When Visiting New York

Maryland joins a list of 30 other states whose residents are required to quarantine for 14 days due to COVID-19 if they are traveling to New York . This applies once someone enters New York, but excludes those who are passing through the state. The New York Coronavirus website says that passing through includes stopping […]

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March 31, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Will Continue Meal Service Following Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Order

Montgomery County Public Schools will continue its meal distribution service as scheduled, following Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Order. Families can continue to travel to schools to receive meals and resources for online learning, according to MCPS. While the order does not allow residents to leave their home for non-essential trips, community members are still allowed […]

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February 28, 2020 | Veronica Canales

University of Maryland Suspends South Korea Study Abroad Program Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

University of Maryland students studying at South Korea for the semester will have to return to the U.S. The school sent a school-wide email on Tuesday, announcing the suspension of the study abroad program in South Korea. Students in South Korea have received direct communication from the school. Maryland is also closely monitoring the situation […]

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May 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Expected to Set Record for Washington Area

1.07 Million Washington Area Residents Expected to Travel Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting a record number of  Washington area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more […]

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