Articles by Sonya Burke

December 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Water Damage Delays Opening of Little Falls Library in Bethesda

The reopening of the Little Falls Library in Bethesda has been delayed because of water damage. That’s the word from Montgomery County officials who said the library was damaged after a 4-inch, fire-main pipe broke this week flooding the mechanical room and the lower level. The library, located at 5501 Massachusetts Avenue, was scheduled to […]

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December 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Winter Weather: Bundle up, it’s going to be a cold day and the winds will make it feel even colder. 2. Pet Adoption Drive: The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is overflowing with dogs and cats after a surge of […]

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Win 3A State Championship Over Franklin, 14-12 (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED For the second year in a row, the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets have won the 3A Maryland state championship in football. It was the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets, 14-12, over the Franklin Indians at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Thursday night. Watch Damascus score first in the video, below: Touchdown Hornets! @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/XOPCT5DclB — […]

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Animal Shelter Full, Sends Out a Holiday SOS Message

Are you looking for a new pet? The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood is full of dogs and cats who need good homes and that demand is unprecedented. “We really, really need our community’s help,” said Kate Walker, shelter manager. “Our shelter is incredibly full right now and we need to […]

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Council President Roger Berliner on Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by July 1, 2020. Councilmember Marc Elrich is the lead sponsor of the bill and Councilmembers George Leventhal, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer are co-sponsors. Earlier in the week, County Councilmember Nancy Floreen asked the Office of […]

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Council VP Hans Riemer is Excited About the Election of 2018 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer said he is looking forward to the election of 2018. That’s when at least four new Montgomery County Councilmembers, and a new County Executive will be elected and speculation about who might run in those races has already begun. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Berliner Elected as New County Council President, Riemer is VP (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Council members unanimously elected Roger Berliner as president of the Council on Tuesday morning. Council member Hans Riemer was elected as vice-president of the Council. Berliner succeeds Nancy Floreen as Council president. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports: During his remarks at the dais, Berliner thanked his colleagues for their support and said he […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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CAO Firestine Sends Memo to County Directors About Budget Reductions

In a memo sent out this week, Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine informed Montgomery County directors that fiscal year (FY) 2018 “operating budget reductions will be necessary to produce a balanced budget next year.” According to the memo, the December Fiscal Plan update projects a gap of $130 million compared to the current approved budget. […]

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December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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New School Board Members are Sworn in, Two Others Say Goodbye (VIDEO)

There are some new faces on the Montgomery County school board. Newly elected school board members Jeanette Dixon and Shebra Evans were sworn into office, alongside incumbent member Rebecca Smondrowski, on Dec. 1st at a Board of Education (BOE) meeting in Rockville. They join Michael Durso, Judith Docca, Patricia O’Neill, Jill Ortman-Fouse and student member […]

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