Articles by Douglas Tallman

July 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Confederate Statue Removed from Red Brick Courthouse Grounds (VIDEO)

Work crews used a crane Saturday morning to lift a statue of a Confederate soldier from a bed of pachysandra over the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville and onto the back of a waiting flatbed truck. David Dise, director of the Department of General Services, provides some details about the project: The statue has been […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for July 14-20

Sunflowers, politics, shopping and, of course, public safety were among our top stories for last week.

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bidding Adieu to Confederate Soldier Statue

Historians and Civil War buffs are expected to gather today in Rockville in what some are calling the “final retreat” of a statue of a Civil War soldier in front of Montgomery County’s old district court house. The statue, erected in 1913, will be moved to a location near White’s Ferry, a spot more than […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Receives nearly $200,000 from Public Election Fund

Montgomery County executive candidate George Leventhal said Friday he has received $196,652 to match the campaign contributions he has raised. The money comes from the county’s $11 million public election fund, which disburses funds based on contributions raised by candidates. Leventhal, an at-large member of the County Council, qualified for the funds by collecting more […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Man Knocked to the Ground then Robbed, Rockville Police Say

A man told Rockville city police he was struck from behind and robbed, according to the latest city police crime summary. The man was walking down Baltimore Road and Charles Street when he was approached from behind by three other men. The incident occurred between 12:35 a.m. and 1 a.m. July 12, police said. One […]

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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Administration to Sue EPA over Agency’s Failure to Regulate Pollution

The Maryland Department of the Environment has informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it intends to sue the agency over its failure to regulate 36 power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The plants are emitting nitrogen oxides in violation of the law, according to a letter sent to the EPA by […]

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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Phil Andrews Talks About Public Financing Law (VIDEO)

At least 16 candidates in the 2018 election will be using Montgomery County’s public election financing system, which supplements campaign contributions with money from a taxpayer-supported fund. The system requires candidates for the Montgomery County Council and county executive to reach a minimum number of contributions, none more than $150. Once candidates reach the minimum, […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Think Pair of Attempted Burglaries Are Linked

Montgomery County police believe two residential burglaries — one in North Bethesda and one in Layhill — were committed by the same people. Police have released surveillance video of a woman believed to be involved in hopes the public can help identify her. Bethesda District officers were called to the 11900 block of Hunters Lane […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police Release Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery at CVS in Montgomery Village (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police released surveillance video of a Montgomery Village robbery at a CVS on July 12 in hopes the public can help identify the robbers. About 8:42 p.m. Montgomery Village District police responded to the CVS at 9140 Rothbury Drive for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred. In a statement, police […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Planning Board Moves Forward with Potomac Bridge Study

Consultants for the Transportation Planning Board will study a northern Potomac River crossing over the objections of some of the board’s Montgomery County members. The county officially has opposed a new span for years. “We are not dictating to jurisdictions what they must do,” said Bridget Donnell Newton, the Rockville mayor who serves at the […]

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