The county stopped working with COVID-19 testing lab Advagenix due to questions of reliability
The proposed changes aim to prevent selective enforcement and increase equity
Under the Kids Ride Free program, students can ride for free on RideOn and metro buses
An increasing number of bus law violations prompted this decision
An unidentified male suspect attempted to kidnap a Montgomery County teen in Germantown, Maryland on Friday, Apr. 6. The 14 year old girl was able to escape safely despite the suspect's advances.
Montgomery County is piloting a new comprehensive bicycle lane network. According to the Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan, the goals of the new network are to increase bicycling rates in Montgomery County, create a convenient and low-stress bicycling network, provide equal access to low-stress bicycling for all members of the community and improve bicycling safety.
On Sept. 7, during a public event at Pooks Hill Tower and Court apartments in Bethesda, Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett announced a program that aims to educate lower-income tenants of their rights as renters.
While it might be easy for schools to reopen quickly in the northernmost tundra of Minnesota or Wisconsin, the DC metropolitan area has good reason to wait out the storm.
The Montgomery County Council ban on expanded polystyrene food service ware (Styrofoam) and loose fill packaging (packing peanuts) went into effect on Jan. 1.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region released a report examining the causes of disconnection from school and work among Montgomery County black youths in order to recommend a more comprehensive strategy for narrowing the achievement gap
Volunteer work implies a service that is done through the goodness of one's heart in order to give back to the community but mandatory turns it into something that must be done--or else.
While the overall county budget increase for 2016 is minimal at 1.1 percent, new projects coupled with a major effort to close the budget gap ensure sufficient growth. A slow economic recovery and reduced state assistance merit the proposed conservative budget as highly appropriate and beneficial for the coming fiscal year.
Marvel's stranglehold on the superhero movie business is still well in place and their grip tightens with Alan Taylor's "Thor: The Dark World". This latest installment in the story of Marvel Comics' Norse hero is the sequel to Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" and the eighth installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has put out a slew of movies over the last few years that depict the caped crusaders of their comic book universe and "The Dark World" is one of their stronger releases.
The MHBE's new Maryland Health Connection program offers individuals, families and small businesses the opportunity to purchase new health insurance programs, compare eligibility for Medicaid and federal assistance as well as obtain tax subsidies to lower costs.
The donations will go to "grassroots efforts" to help those in need. A charitable idea, yet one that is ultimately about driving homeless from the area and is evidence of growing disdain for the homeless in Montgomery County.
Many of our students attended elementary schools in this area, where just seven miles away from Blair, the first shot of the D.C. sniper attacks was fired.
On Monday, the Maryland State Department of Education agreed to give Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) at least another year to make changes to its teacher evaluation system.
On April 24, Montgomery County Public School students cast their votes for the 36th Student Member of the Board (SMOB), electing Justin Kim of Poolesville High School over Andrew Zhang of Richard Montgomery by a sizeable margin of 30.46 percentage points.
This year the Montgomery County Student Member of the Board (SMOB) candidates include Richard Montgomery junior Andrew Zhang, and Poolesville junior Justin Kim. They both have experience with student government and bringing change to the community, as well as the desire to be your SMOB. SCO asked them both about why they feel you should vote for them this week.
On Jan. 16, President Obama signed 23 executive orders regarding gun violence.
The West Montgomery County Citizens Association (WMCCA) has a pending lawsuit against Montgomery County on behalf of Nick's Farm , an organic farm in Potomac, Md. Nick's Farm has inspired a movement against the use of the land as Montgomery Soccer Inc. (MSI) soccer fields.
Last week, Montgomery County Ride On buses started to display ads featuring pictures of Blair students' eyes as part of a Montgomery County campaign targeted at high school students in the Four Corners area to improve pedestrian safety in areas with the highest densities of collisions.
Local entrepreneurs have restarted plans for a Montgomery County events center that will host concerts, minor league sporting competitions, high school graduation ceremonies and other community-oriented events.
2:42 p.m. Sunday - MCPS has announced that it will close all of its schools on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to "emergency weather conditions."
It wasn't until recently that I noticed that we don't wear seatbelts on the school bus. Yes, a crash wouldn't have as much impact because it's a considerably larger vehicle but, if the driver brakes suddenly, you can go flying.
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