Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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How does Montgomery County light up? Pharmacies, roads and town hubs—Patch was inspired by the photos you submitted this week that show our community at dusk or just after. (Are you a photographer? Both iPhone and professional photogs welcome in our Montgomery County Patch Flickr pool. Join here and upload! Your photos may end up on any of our 11 websites throughout the county.)
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Check out what’s new at the music center from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30.
The Music Center at Strathmore this fall offers sfternoon tea, urban jazz and blues. Stay updated with the weekly guide of events below.
Tell us what you think in the comments section.
Montgomery County residents fed up with what they see as Pepco's unreliablity will discuss options other than the long-time, investor-owned utility supplier. In a recent storm, about 400,000 Maryland residents, including thousands in Montgomery County, were left without power. This prompted a response from local officials, including Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, who blasted Pepco for what he called an "unacceptable" performance. In an effort to explore new options, community members and officials will look into an option called public power. These utilities are not-for-profit electric systems owned and operated by the people they serve through a local or state government. The power is supplied by green sources, …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The 23-year-old man was arrested after a SWAT standoff in January.
A man arrested after a SWAT standoff in Kensington earlier this year faces a court date in late November on nine other charges, according to court documents. In June, Brendan Patrick Orr, 24, received nine charges after a traffic stop in Prince George’s County. Charging documents allege that Orr was driving under the influence of alcohol and was impaired by a controlled dangerous substance. They accuse him of failing to drive on the highway, driving with an obstructed windshield view and displaying a county sticker on the owner’s license plate other than the owner’s county of residence. These charges aren't related to the robbery in January. The fines associated with the charges total about $400, according to charging documents. In early…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The prevention program costs about $250,000, according to The Washington Post.
Metro is hoping a new ad campaign will help prevent suicides at its stations. This program is a direct response to incidents since 2009 in which 33 people jumped in front of Metro trains, according to a Washington Post report. Twenty-six of those died, the Post said. One of the latest deaths occurred in early August, when a man jumped in front of a train as it approached the Rockville station. The man intentionally placed himself in front of the Red Line train headed northbound toward the Shady Grove station, officials said. By the end of September, 13 stations will have signs posting prevention hotline numbers and other ways to get help. About 300 posters will be posted throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
President Obama accepts the Democratic National Convention’s invitation to run for a second term.
The Democratic Convention cancelled President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech in Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium due to bad weather. In the meantime, the president is at work on his speech in a North Carolina hotel room. While he’s working on his speech, we want to hear from you. What should Obama address in his acceptance speech? What major issues do you want to see him discuss? Previous speeches at the DNC:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Patch highlights the best of our Local Voices section.
Each week, community bloggers contribute to Patch sites across Montgomery County and Maryland through our Local Voices section. Non-profit groups, students, residents, and government agencies and officials are among those that weigh in with their viewpoints and help contribute to the dialogue in our communities. Check out a few of the blogs we featured on Patch sites this week. Comptroller Peter Franchot Hopes To Combat Cigarette Smuggling This week, Patch’s own political blogger Bryan Sears brought us a post about the increase in the smuggling of cigarettes that have not been taxed in Maryland. Comptroller Peter Franchot is asking residents to keep an eye out for anyone who may be carrying an unusually large amount of cigarettes. “If …
Monday, April 2, 2012
MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr recommended Rock Creek Hills Park as the site for a new middle school for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster.
The Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent agrees that Rock Creek Hills Local Park in Kensington would be the best site to build a new middle school. According to the Gazette, Superintendent Joshua Starr announced his recommendation on Friday. The new middle school is needed in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster to resolve overcrowding at Westland Middle School. The site selection committee recommended Montgomery County Public Schools build the new school at the Kensington Park at 3701 Saul Rd. on March 14. The committee listed North Chevy Chase Local Park (4105 Jones Bridge Rd.) as the alternate site. For more on what Starr said, read the Gazette.