Labor Day holiday schedules announced

Illustration from Public Domain Pictures. The county has announced its holiday schedule for Labor Day on Monday. All county office will be closed on Labor Day, as will state offices, courts, schools and the school system’s administrative offices. Libraries will be closed on both Sunday and Monday. There will be no trash or recycling pickup Monday. All pickups will be … Read More

County agencies, other organizations team up to collect school supplies

Photo from A number of government agencies, businesses and community organizations have joined together to collect school supplies for county school children and are accepting donations this week. The organizations are looking for contributions of backpacks along with wide-ruled paper; pens; pencils; sharpeners; glue sticks; colored pencils; folders; rulers; highlighters; three-ring binders; index cards; pencil pouches; erasers; plain colored plastic … Read More

County to offer physical parking permits to residents

County to offer physical parking permits to residents

Changes coming to residential parking permit system. Photo by Mike Diegel. County residents whose neighborhoods opted into the permit parking system will once again be able to get physical parking permits for registered vehicles. The permit program, which is more than 40 years old, was created to reduce the effects on neighborhood streets from some public facilities, land uses and … Read More

Registration for county’s annual Thanksgiving Parade underway

Applications are now being accepted for the parade. Photo by Mike Diegel. Montgomery County is looking for a few good Thanksgiving marchers. Well, more than a few, really, and floats and vehicles also are welcome to register for the 20th annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 and will step off in downtown … Read More

WSSC explains cause of water discoloration

WSSC has issued an update regarding the ongoing discolored water situation affecting Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. “Our number one goal is public health and I want all our customers to know that WSSC water is safe,” said WSSC General Manager and CEO Carla Reid at a press conference yesterday. “But from an aesthetic standpoint, the water is unacceptable and … Read More