Montgomery County

A Montgomery County aid group raises over $100,000 to help local community

Montgomery County, MD.-The group Silver Spring/Takoma Park Mutual Aid is providing local residents with food, diapers, and more. Since forming last year, the group has raised over $100,000 and has helped more than 3,000 local residents. 

Montgomery County is working to reimagine police authority in the aftermath of encounter

Silver Spring, MD – In the aftermath of a January 2020 incident involving Montgomery County police and a five-year-old Black student at East Silver Spring Elementary School, the Montgomery County Council and Board of Education has begun to take steps…

Montgomery County theaters losing money under orders to halt food sales

Montgomery Co., MD- Movie theaters have been among the hardest-hit businesses in the county since the pandemic started. Now with some restrictions lifted, movie theaters are finding that they cannot serve food or beverages to moviegoers as Covid-19 mask restrictions…

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Service encourages responsible drinking with alcohol-to-go orders

Since the beginning of the pandemic restaurants and bars have been offering alcoholic beverages in to-go containers for customers to take home. In response, the Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Service, started the ‘Pause Program’ which encourages drivers to “pause” to…

Cameras on school buses catch drivers who illegally pass stopped buses

Silver Spring, MD- Starting April 8th, drivers in Prince George’s County will need to be careful when stopping near a school bus. The public school system has partnered with camera tech company BusPatrol to install cameras in all school buses…

Group pushing to reopen Montgomery County Public Schools asks Governor Larry Hogan to intervene

Montgomery County, Maryland – After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its schools reopening plan to modify physical distancing in elementary schools from six feet to three feet, Montgomery County Public Schools reopening group TogetherAgainMCPS urges Governor Larry…

Montgomery County high schools Red Cross Clubs host virtual blood drive

Silver Spring, MD – From their website, the American Red Cross is in critical need for blood and platelet donors as they deal with the pandemic, natural disasters and other spontaneous life events. Using the American Red Cross ‘Sleeves Up’…

Increasing salt runoff is impacting Montgomery County residents’ water supply

Montgomery County, Maryland – Residents and private corporations excess use of road salt over the winter months has started to infiltrate the water supply. Through regulation and action forums and summits, the Department of Environmental Protection is working to combat the…

Governor Hogan announces three new mass vaccination sites in Maryland

Governor Hogan promised the addition of a new mass vaccination site in the southern, eastern and western regions of Maryland. This comes as the state hit a record high of 35,730 shots per day. The sites will be at Blue Crabs Stadium, the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and the Hagerstown Premium Outlets.

Montgomery County athletics back in person after almost 12 months online

Montgomery County Public Schools athletic programs held their first practice sessions for fall sports with conditioning and skill-based training permitted to begin March 1.