Articles by Douglas Tallman

May 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, May 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Budget Time: The Montgomery County Council continues work on the fiscal 2019 budget with a session that starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Council Room. Here’s the agenda. 2. Meeting the Media: Council President Hans Riemer will meet reporters […]

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May 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Julian Castro Speaks at Affordable Housing Summit; Leggett Honored

Julian Castro, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Barack Obama, spoke at Friday’s Affordable Housing Summit at the Bethesda North Marriott Convention Center. We spoke with him briefly about his message, making sure to get in a couple of political questions: And here’s his speech from the event: The event included a surprise […]

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May 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Political Reporter Discusses Kevin Kamenetz

Bryan Sears, a political reporter for the Daily Record in Baltimore, talks with MCM’s Doug Tallman about Kevin Kamenetz, who died Thursday morning from cardiac arrest. Kamenetz had served on the Baltimore County Council and was the Baltimore County executive when he died. He also was seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in the June […]

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May 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Pollard Plans Sabbatical During Last Six Months of 2018

Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard will be taking a six-month sabbatical starting July 1, “to concentrate on writing and strategic thinking,” according to a memo to the college community. “These projects will require some uninterrupted focus on my part, an opportunity that is rarely available to me with the busy daily schedule of my […]

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May 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Kamenetz Heart Attack Would Have Been Difficult to Treat, Doctor Says

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, who died early Thursday morning from cardiac arrest, suffered from a ventricular fibrillation, which are difficult to treat, a doctor who oversaw his treatment said Thursday morning. A ventricular fibrillation is a sign the heart is not getting enough blood, said Dr. Gail Cunningham of St. Joseph’s Medical Center in […]

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May 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Solar Panels Powering Montgomery Parks

Two solar fields on Montgomery County parks, just on Wednesday, saved about 7.8 barrels of oil and offset 18,500 pounds of carbon. The fields — in South Germantown Recreational Area and at Rock Creek Regional Park — are expected to generate between 3.2 and 3.5 million kilowatts a year, said Amanda Aparicio, sustainability coordinator for […]

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May 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Public Safety Training Academy Taking Part in Hurricane Exercise

Montgomery County’s Public Safety Training Academy will be part of a six-state exercise this week that will test how well local, state and federal agencies work together during a mock hurricane, according to a news release from Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford’s office. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency — along with 42 other federal, state, and […]

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May 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Mexican Police Arrest Montgomery County Man Wanted in Connection with Death of His Wife

Ruel Francis Dempster II, 30, of the 3600 block of Bel Pre Road, who was wanted for the slaying of his wife, has been arrested in the area of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, by the Federal Police on the strength of a Montgomery County warrant, Montgomery County police said Monday. Dempster has been extradited to the […]

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May 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 7 in Montgomery County

Expect some clouds and highs in the low 70s today. You might even call it spring. While you’re enjoying the pleasant weather, here are five things to know for Monday, May 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Budget Work: The Montgomery County Council has a session at 9:30 a.m. and one of the main agenda items […]

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May 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

How Much Is That Doggie in the Database? County Adoption Center Puts Pooches Online

Data Montgomery — the county’s website that publishes information about food inspections, 311 requests and employee salaries — has gone to the dogs. And the cats. And the turtles. And just about every other adoptable creature. The website now includes a database of all the creatures, great and small, the Montgomery County Animal Services and […]

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