Articles by Douglas Tallman

February 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Investigating Silver Spring Shooting

Silver Spring police district detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning in that community, a police statement said. About 6:17 a.m., Silver Spring district officers responded to the area of the 8500 block of Piney Branch Road for the report of an assault that had just occurred, police said. Upon arrival, first responders […]

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February 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Firefighters Battle Dietle’s Blaze

Hank Dietle’s Tavern, a historic watering hole on Rockville Pike near the site of the former White Flint Mall, sustained a major fire early Wednesday morning. The fire was blamed on discarded smoking materials left on the front porch, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer. On his Twitter feed, Piringer said […]

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February 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Rolls Out Prescription Program for Seniors

County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday he believes the county can help seniors with their prescriptions by pointing out discount programs and looking for drug interactions. He first discussed the idea at a Leisure World event last week. Here he is talking about the plan at his Rockville headquarters: On Tuesday he talked with […]

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Fire Chief Sends Memo Calling End to ‘Unacceptable Behavior’

Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein sent a memo to the county’s 2,700 career and volunteer personnel over unacceptable conduct and interactions between fire personnel and contract custodial staff. Goldstein said the incidents occurred in six stations across the county. They were newer stations, which fell under a county custodial contract. Here’s the memo he […]

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council President Riemer Meets the Media

Metro funding and small cell antennas dominated Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer’s “meet the media” session on Feb. 12.

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Council To Take Up Small Cell Towers Again

The Montgomery County Council will begin considering a zoning text amendment that would create an approach for the county to deal small cell phone infrastructure. Current rules handle towers hundreds of feet tall that need hundreds of feet of setbacks. The industry, however, has been pushing toward smaller antennas, often on existing utility poles. The […]

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February 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Monday, Feb. 12, in Montgomery County

Need a holiday for today? It’s #CleanOutYourComputerDay. No joke. Here’s something else that’s no joke: the five things you need to know for Monday, Feb. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Moving on Monday: “Muévete Mondays” is a platform for guests to engage with others in our community through Latin social dancing. The fun starts at 7 […]

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February 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Feb. 2-8

The weather dominated our Top 10 stories based on the web traffic heading to MyMCMedia.org. Our Top 10 list had plenty of public safety news as well, including Comptroller Peter Franchot cracking down on fraudulent tax preparers, a high school student getting arrested for pellet gun assaults and a Germantown man facing federal charges for […]

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February 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring CPA Running in Democratic Primary for At-Large Seat on County Council

A 48-year-old CPA is trying to be a business-friendly voice in this year’s Democratic primary for at at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. “The county is ready for a pro-business candidate. I am one, that’s the message I’m trying to get across,” said Michele Riley of Silver Spring. “To the extent that the county […]

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February 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Group Calls for Longer Pedestrian Timing on Rockville Pike

About 20 people tested the crosswalk lights at Rockville Pike and Bou Avenue on Friday morning, revealing pedestrians have only seconds to cross the busy thoroughfare. “We want greater pedestrian timing,” said Ronit Dancis, president of Action Committee for Transit (ACT), the organization that organized the event. Dancis said that between 2003 and 2007, four […]

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