Monday, August 15, 2011
Patch will be providing a local perspective on national issues.
Monday, August 15, 2011
We're inaugurating a new series for our readers here and across the country: "Dispatches: The Changing American Dream." Every day, you see national stories on the economy, politics, social issues, health and policy. Debates seem to be raging about unemployment, the housing market, the national debt, education and the nation's infrastructure. American families, business leaders, workers and entrepreneurs are trying to adjust to trying times. We want to explore the effects of these challenges locally--in the neighborhoods of East Montgomery County. We already know that many businesses are putting off expansion plans, people are without jobs, college students are having to leave school and governments are juggling funding priorities. But …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Neighborhood pools provide safe, fun outdoor recreational activities.
One sure sign of the unofficial start of summer is the opening of community pools. On Memorial Day weekend, three pools in the area, Stonegate, Robin Hood and Twin Farms, opened to huge turnouts, according to pool managers. “We had a successful opening day, and membership is at capacity, ” said Ben Schnapp, assistant pool manager at Stonegate. Nick Rubini, pool manager at Robin Hood and Twin Farms pools, is very excited about the upcoming season. He's been with the pools for years, beginning his career as a lifeguard back when some of the current lifeguards were just toddlers. The pools are currently operating under reduced hours until Montgomery County Public Schools close for the school year on June 16. Reduced hours vary from club to …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Since August of 2010, six robberies have occurred at banking institutions in East Montgomery County. One arrest has been made.
Nearly every month since Colesville Patch launched Sept. 7 a banking institution in East Montgomery County has been robbed. So far, police report one arrest. In Burtonsville, Fairland and White Oak, a total of six robberies have occurred in seven months, with White Oak’s M&T Bank sustaining two robberies in two months. The bank robberies contribute to crime concerns in the area, which has also seen reports of gang activity and property crime, said Anthony Ramirez, who serves on the services committee of the East County Citizens Advisory Board. “Persistent crime in specific sections of East County is affecting the quality of life of residents,” said Ramirez. “Gang-related violence and home and automobile break-ins continue to be of …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Starr Snead was last seen when she left her 9-month old son with relatives in Greenbelt.
Police are searching for Starr Snead, 16, of the Fairland area of Silver Spring. Snead and her son, 9-month-old Zjaire Snead, were missing as of Thursday morning. Snead left Zjaire with a relative in Greenbelt at some point on Thursday, according to police, but her family is still concerned for her safety. The young woman is described as African-American, 5'8" tall with a weight of about 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and hair. Police say the left side of her head is shaved with lines cut into the hair. Snead has a pierced nose and was last seen wearing blue top, black jacket, and blue jeans. Anyone with information about Starr Snead’s whereabouts is asked to call the Montgomery County Police's non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 or the…
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A summary of crimes in East Montgomery County. Incorporating the neighborhoods of Colesville, White Oak, Fairland and Calverton and the town of Burtonsville.
Montgomery County Police released its latest list of crimes, including events in the Colesville area. Reported crimes from the Ida sector of the 3rd District and the John sector of the 4th District were: Burtonsville Calverton Colesville and White Oak Fairland/Briggs Chaney Police Log is a list of reported crimes in East County. Data is received from both the 3rd and 4th police districts of Montgomery County and reflects a tracking period of one week prior.