Tagged: Montgomery County


Citizens' organization sues County, Board of Education

By Grace Hill | Dec. 11, 2012, 4:44 p.m. | In Local »

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.


Montgomery County initiates pedestrian safety campaign

By Saaraa Farooq | Nov. 18, 2012, 1:17 p.m. | In Local »

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.


Montgomery County continues event center plans

By Grace Hill | Nov. 9, 2012, 11:37 a.m. | In Local »

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.


MCPS closes schools Monday, Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy

By Langston Taylor | Oct. 28, 2012, 2:42 p.m. | In Local »

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."


School bus safety questioned

By Temi Ibirogba | Oct. 17, 2012, 1:32 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

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.


County libraries receive extended hours

By Hannah Lynn | Sept. 13, 2012, 11:20 a.m. | In Local »

Starting Sept. 16, Montgomery County Public Libraries will extend the hours of operation of several of its branches.


County develops plans for upgraded bus transit system

By Allison Daitch | Jan. 4, 2012, 1:11 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Council proposed a revolutionary bus transit system to connect various cities together.


Board of Public Works approved $18 million grant to counties

By Richard Chen | Oct. 18, 2011, 1:10 p.m. | In Local »

On Oct. 5, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved an $18 million grant for three local counties in order to improve their public school systems. Montgomery County received $9 million.


Curfew Bill decision postponed until November

By Janvi Raichura | Sept. 19, 2011, 1:56 p.m. | In Local »

The bill, which Council President Valerie Ervin proposed on July 26, was up for debate this past Thursday, but the decision was rescheduled for an undetermined date in November.


No more peanuts and cracker jacks

By Mimi Verdonk | Aug. 22, 2011, 10:15 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

As the fall sports season gets into full swing for Montgomery County, sweat, whistles and school spirit fill the air. Sadly, so does the late July decision to cut MCPS's athletic budget by almost ten percent.


Balancing outrage and accountability

By Saaraa Farooq | Aug. 6, 2011, 12:12 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Although the opposition to the proposed curfew bill may be justified, parents must acknowledge that they are partly at fault for the issue at the heart of the proposal: a lack of control over their children.


Montgomery County curfew bill proposed

By | July 27, 2011, 11:52 a.m. | In Local »

On July 26, the Montgomery County Council held a hearing on Expedited Bill 25-11, also known as the Curfew Bill. The bill that would give minors under the age of 18 a curfew of 11 p.m. on weekdays and 12 a.m. on weekends.


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