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Buyers: Nothing shady about Peary High deal

Melvin Berman Hebrew Academy says there's nothing irregular about the deal the academy struck with Montgomery County to buy the old Peary High School and its 20 acres.

Tags: Peary High School , Kate Ryan , Melvin Berman Hebrew Academy

Friday - 10/29/2010, 08:22am EDT

BOE doesn't want property sold to private school

The Montgomery County School Board objects to the proposed sale of the property in Rockville.

Tags: Peary High School , Berman Hebrew Academy , Montgomery County School Board , Montgomery County Public Schools , Laura Berthiaume

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 10:00am EDT

Md. counties consider increase in water costs

Two Maryland counties are considering up to 10 percent increases in the price of water, with a utility commission recommending even higher costs.

Tags: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission , Montgomery County , Prince George's County , Prince George's County Council , Kate Ryan , Paul D. Shinkman , Water main break , water

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 04:26pm EDT

New Montgomery Co. law targets paving front yards

In response to local homeowners trading grassy space for concrete and asphalt, new county legislation will limit Montgomery County residents paving over their entire front yards to create additional parking.

Tags: paving , front yard , ike leggett , Montgomery County , Kate Ryan , Paul D. Shinkman , Aspen Hill

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 10:26am EDT

MoCo official calls for street changes, praises D.C.

The number of pedestrians killed by cars can be cut down by making design changes to streets, the president of the Montgomery County Council says.

Tags: Nancy Floreen , Pedestrian , pedestrian deaths , Adam Tuss , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 04:43pm EDT

Forest Glen freight trains go easy on horns

Some Montgomery County residents who used to have to put up with dozens of loud train horns every day are finally receiving some relief, thanks to a new federal agreement.

Tags: CSX , CSX train , freight train , Forest Glen , Valerie Ervin , Kate Ryan , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 10:49am EDT

Crossing guard salaries to be examined by council

Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin doesn't believe the amount of money the county's 177 crossing guards make is out of sorts.

Tags: crossing guards , Valerie Ervin , cost of living , phil andrews , Jeremy Lasich , Kate Ryan

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 08:00pm EDT

Support for school veggie gardens growing

The Montgomery County Council and community gardening groups have been trying to place vegetable gardens at Montgomery County schools, using the food grown in the gardens for student lunches.

Tags: vegetable garden , Gordon Clark , Montgomery County Public Schools , Sean Gallagher , Dr. Jerry Weast , George Leventhal , Valerie Ervin , Kate Ryan

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 12:29am EDT

GOP candidates discuss plans for Montgomery Co.

Three Republicans running for office in Montgomery County say they have a real shot, even though the county is heavily-Democratic.

Tags: politics program , Mark Plotkin , Jerry Cave , Maryland State Senate , Brian Frosh , InterCounty Connector , Purple Line , Capital Crescent Trail , Rob Vricella , Roger Berliner , Robin Ficker , Kate Ryan

Friday - 10/01/2010, 08:39pm EDT

Montgomery County council examining layoff possibilities

It's early in the budget process, but Montgomery County already sees a $143 million budget gap. And the county's Director of Budget and Management Joseph Beach tells WTOP layoffs are likely.

Tags: Joseph Beach , ike leggett , Nancy Floreen , Montgomery County Public Schools , Maintenance of Effort , Marc Elrich , Maryland Department Of Education , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 07:51pm EDT
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