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New Wheels For Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

The new cars cost 35 thousand, 18 thousand of which was used to equip them with hybrid technology.

07/17/2015

Superintendant Kate Hammond.
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Officials Hope To Lure Some Of The Millions Expected For Papal Visit To Montgomery County

Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the visit from Pope Francis transcends religion.

06/25/2015

(County commissioners Josh Shapiro, center, and Val Arkoosh, standing at right, at the Homelessness Summit at Montgomery County Community College.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Homelessness Summit in Montco Touts County’s Aggregate Approach

Today, community and government leaders met to discuss the achievements of the county program to fight homelessness, called “Your Way Home Montgomery County.”

06/17/2015

Emergency crews were out on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County to practice drills in the case of an oil spill from a train derailment. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Montco Emergency Crews Practice Drills In Case Train Derailment Causes Oil Spill

Training this week has emergency crews doing a “what-if” for potential disasters along suburban rail lines.

05/22/2015

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Upstart Challenger Prevails in GOP Primary For Montco Commissioners

It was a surprise victory, as the 26-year-old ran without the backing of the county’s Republican Party and held small gatherings inside the homes of his supporters.

05/20/2015

Montco contingent bikes to Valley Forge Park on the Schuylkill River Trail. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ride Your Bike To Work Day Recognized In Philly Suburbs

A group from Montgomery County rode up the Schuylkill River Trail from Norristown to Valley Forge National Historic Park, meeting with a contingent who rode in from Chester County.

05/15/2015

(Bike rental station at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, in Oaks, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Starts Its Bike-Rental Program at Two Park Locations

It’s on a much smaller scale, but bicycles can now be rented with a smartphone app along two biking trails in Montgomery County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(File photo: Montgomery County commissioners Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro. Credit: Brad Segall)

Josh Shapiro Named Chairman Of The Pa. Commission Of Crime And Deliquency By Gov. Wolf

The chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners is being tapped by Governor Tom Wolf.

04/05/2015

(Commissioner-designate Valerie Arkoosh, right, with Montgomery County commissioner Josh Shapiro.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Val Arkoosh Set to Be Sworn in As Replacement Montgomery County Commissioner

If the name sounds familiar, that’s because she ran last year in the Democratic primary to represent the 13th Congressional District.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Several Suburban Philadelphia Counties Setting Up For 911 Texting

As the technology continues to advance, so too are Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Berks counties.

08/08/2014

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Merck Announces Another Round Of Layoffs

On the heels of more than 650 job cuts at its West Point manufacturing and research plant in late 2013 and earlier this year, Merck plans to let go another 600 employees by the end of August.

07/28/2014

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Montgomery County Invests Millions To Make Courthouse More Energy Efficient

The county has inked a $2.4 million contract with energy company Constellation.

06/22/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Proposals had to be submitted by Saturday for those cities in the United States who wanted to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia’s plan is one of those in the running.

06/07/2014

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Montgomery County To Offer One Stop Shopping To Business Owners Looking To Expand

Montgomery County wants to become more business friendly so they are now offering “one stop shopping” to business owners looking to expand or locate in the county.

04/27/2014

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Montco Officials Get Behind Wheel Of Driving Simulator To Show Dangers Of Texting While Driving

Montgomery County officials and workers took turns in the hot seat this past week, behind the wheel of a driving simulator, to demonstrate the dangers of texting while driving.

04/27/2014

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