Articles by Douglas Tallman

September 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 25 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of what’s happening today, Sept. 25, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Turning 5: Dawson’s Market in downtown Rockville is turning 5 years old with a week of events. 2. Meeting the Press: Council President Roger Berliner meets the press at 11 a.m. 3 In Session: The Montgomery County Board of Education […]

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September 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Wants To Change How Council Does Business

A 58-year-old money manager running for Montgomery County Council said he wants to change the way the council makes decisions. “Somebody has got to take the time to put the citizens in the drivers seat,” Republican Ed Amatetti said. Amatetti, who lives in North Potomac, said he’s been to lots of hearings and he’s found […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Where Hogan Thinks Amazon Should Go (VIDEO)

Gov. Larry Hogan wants Amazon in Maryland, and he has a favorite spot for the company’s new headquarters. It’s not Montgomery County.

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gang Activity Blamed for Two Recent Deaths

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday that the two men whose bodies were found in county parks died as a result of gang activity. Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the office, provided little about the case. He said prosecutors are still awaiting information on the cause of death. “As the cases get further […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Project Would Widen I-270, Beltway, Md. 295 and Add Tolls (VIDEO)

With I-270 as a backdrop, Gov. Larry Hogan announced three major road projects for the Maryland suburban region Thursday, targeting new lanes for I-270, the Capital Beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. “Added all together, these projects will substantially and dramatically improve our state highway system and traffic throughout the region,” Hogan said. He estimated the […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Goucher Poll Reveals Racial Divide in Maryland

Whites and African-Americans generally agree on the state of race relations in Maryland, but when it comes to individual issues, a divide emerges, according to a poll released Thursday. For example, the poll found 59 percent of African-Americans and 61 percent of whites agree that race relations in Maryland have gotten worse in the past […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 21 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of what’s happening today, Sept. 21, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. No School: Montgomery County Public Schools are off for the Rosh Hashana holiday. 2. Transportation Announcement: Gov. Larry Hogan will make a transportation announcement at 10:30 a.m. in the Md. 124 Ridesharing Lot in Gaithersburg. 3. Bicyclists Meet: The Montgomery County Bicycle […]

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September 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Suburban Hospital Teaching ‘Stop the Bleed’ Course

After the Boston Marathon bombing and other tragedies across the United States, health professionals realized people were dying from wounds because first responders couldn’t get to patients fast enough. Because of that, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign began to teach everyday people how they can use tourniquets and other items to prevent patients from losing […]

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September 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Recreation Director Running To Be At-Large Member of Council

Gabe Albornoz has entered the crowded at-large race for Montgomery County Council, becoming the second member of County Executive Ike Leggett’s cabinet to enter the race. Albornoz, 41, lives in Kensington and is the county’s recreation director. “I love the entire county. Because of my day job I’ve been able to build relationships and I […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Part of ‘Retail Apocalypse’

News reports say national toy retailer Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday and a local blogger who watches retail industry says the year has had a record number of closings of stores across the country. Cheryl Kane Heimlich, who writes the Store Reporter blog, said, “People are calling this a retail apocalypse. This is […]

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