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Pepco wants to charge customers who don't switch to smart meters

Pepco has asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to allow it to charge a $75 up-front fee to those customers who opted out of the smart meters.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 09:59am EDT

Tags: Pepco, smart meters, Maryland Public Service Commission, Glenn Glass, kate Ryan

Food banks brace for federal cuts

House cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are leaving a bigger impact on local food banks.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:23pm EDT

Tags: manna food center, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food banks, food stamps, house of representatives, kate Ryan

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Montgomery Co. investigates practices of trash companies

Montgomery County is investigating the labor practices of companies it pays to haul trash.

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 01:38pm EDT

Tags: trash, trash strike, Potomac Disposal, Unity Disposal and Recycling, Ecology Services, kate Ryan

Montgomery Co. trash workers return to work

A strike by Montgomery County trash collectors has apparently ended and regular trash service will resume Thursday.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 07:29pm EDT

Tags: Potomac Disposal, strike, trash, Potomac, Md., Silver Spring, Md., kate Ryan

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Silver Spring Transit Center on hold until 2014

Contractors for the Silver Spring Transit Center say the summer of 2014 is the earliest the project could be ready to operate, and county officials seem to concede that's the case.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 11:00pm EDT

Tags: silver spring transit center, kate Ryan, transportation

Party poopers? No pooch pool soiree this year in MoCo

It's a real doggie downer. This year's annual end-of-summer swim for four-footed friends in Montgomery County has been cancelled.

Saturday - 08/31/2013, 09:00am EDT

Tags: Canine influenza, Montgomery County Recreation Department, pooch pool party, kate Ryan

Survivor pleased with charges against truck driver in Bay Bridge crash

A woman whose car was pushed over the Bay Bridge in July after a crash with a tractor-trailer continues to recover, but she now has some solace with a new report finding fault with the truck driver.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 01:36pm EDT

Tags: Morgan Lake, Chesapeake Bay Bridge, kate Ryan

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Assuring genuine farmers market food through screening

Farmers markets often say they check to make sure patrons are getting locally-grown food, but how do they do that?

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 04:39am EDT

Tags: kate Ryan, farmers markets, local food

Resources can help seniors avoid scams

They're quick, they're clever and they're convincing. And they're targeting senior citizens. Scam artists are hard at work in our area.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 08:28am EDT

Tags: kate Ryan, elderly, scam

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