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

Health department offering free vaccinations for students

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. The Department of Health and Human Services is offering free vaccinations this month to help ensure students are in compliance with certain state requirements. These walk-in clinics are for students entering grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 who need proof of vaccinations against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) before the 2017-2018 school year starts. … Read More

Demolition begun on house to allow park expansion

Photo by Mike Diegel. Demolition work has begun on a Montgomery Parks-owned house at 8915 Colesville Rd. that will allow for the expansion of Ellsworth Urban Park. The addition will expand the park’s acreage by about 30 percent, Dominic Quattrocchi, planner coordinator for the department, said in May. Interim features in the expanded park area will include a pavilion, seating, … Read More

Pump Track part of Montgomery Parks’ Pop-Up Programming

Pump Track part of Montgomery Parks' Pop-Up Programming

Montgomery Parks’ Pump Track, part of its Pop-Up Programming, is available at Fairview Road Urban Park. (David Lay/Source of the Spring) A Pump Track has appeared at Fairview Road Urban Park in Downtown Silver Spring, as part of Montgomery Parks’ Pop-Up Programming. As part of an effort to attract more visitors to its parks, Montgomery Parks is offering free programming … Read More

County looking for help with telephone scam

County looking for help with telephone scam

Image by Alachua County on Flickr. Someone is spoofing county telephone numbers in an apparent scam, and the county would like help to catch the caller(s). Several residents have reported receiving phone calls from county telephone numbers 240-773-xxxx and 240-777-xxxx, according to a press release. The callers generally don’t leave a message, prompting some who receive the call to call … Read More

Public invited to comment online about Bicycle Master Plan recommendations

Public invited to comment online about Bicycle Master Plan recommendations

Graphic from Montgomery County Planning Department The Montgomery County Planning Department is seeking additional public comments on the preliminary bikeway recommendations from the Bicycle Master Plan. The department has launched an interactive Bikeway ReactMap on its website to encourage reactions to the preliminary recommendations. Users can view the map and its legend, review a description of bikeway facility types and add … Read More

County Council seeks applicants for Board of Appeals

Stella B. Werner Council Office Building. Montgomery County photo. The County Council announced today that it is looking for applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Board of Appeals. The five-member board holds hearings and makes decision on variances from the zoning code, hears appeals from some decisions made by county agencies, decides appeals for decisions rendered by the … Read More