Articles by Sonya Burke

June 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Fowler, Thomas, Reed, Kim, Hurley, Horschel Headline Quicken Loans National Field

Some of the top golfers from around the world are in Montgomery County this week for the 11th annual Quicken Loans National, which will be played June 29 – July 2 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. The 120-player field includes world number 9, Rickie Fowler, world number 12, Justin Thomas, world number 17 and […]

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June 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

“Difficult Morning” for Metro’s Red Line Commuters

It was a “difficult” morning for Metro riders commuting on the Red Line Friday. Metro officials said two separate incidents of arcing insulators resulted in rail service being suspended during the morning rush hour. The arcing, Metro officials said, was likely sparked by water infiltration into the tunnels overnight from heavy rains. WMATA spokesperson Richard […]

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June 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Delaney’s Future: “Working on Next Steps” (VIDEO)

Is Maryland congressman John Delaney planning a run for governor? That’s the question a lot of people are asking as the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is just a little over a year away, June 26, 2018. Earlier this year, MyMCMedia asked Delaney about his political future and he said he would have something to say […]

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June 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 23, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Weather Alert: The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are expected to move into our area today and tomorrow. 2. Books Alive: The city of Gaithersburg is launching a new preschool program that features theater, storytelling, music, crafts and the natural world to […]

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June 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Questions About Campaign Financing Fund Raised at GO Committee Meeting

There were several questions raised about Montgomery County’s new public election fund at the County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee meeting Thursday morning. Leading the discussion was Jared DeMarinis, who is the director of the division of candidacy and campaign finance for the Maryland State Board of Elections. Councilmembers Nancy Navarro, Sidney […]

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June 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Committees: Several County Council committees meet today in Rockville. On the agenda: campaign finance, the 2018-2023 fiscal plan, transportation and the Office of Legislative Oversight. For more details, visit the Council’s website, here. 2. Montgomery Plans: The Josiah Henson Special […]

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June 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

DLC Director on Carding Customers: “It is not our Intent to Inconvenience our Customers”

The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control website says that on July 1, every customer will be required to present a valid form of identification when buying alcoholic beverages from the county’s 27 operated stores. But a new memo from the department’s director, Robert Dorfman, to customers indicates the DLC may be loosening up its […]

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June 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Tom Hucker Files for Reelection to District 5 Council Seat (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is running for reelection to keep his District 5 County Council seat. Hucker filed his elections paperwork Monday at the Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. He is the first candidate to file for the District 5 Council seat, according to the BOE website. As the District 5 County Councilmember, […]

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June 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Germantown

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Germantown Tuesday morning. It happened at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Middlebrook Road at around 10:44 a.m., police said. According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was traveling west on Middlebrook Road when, for […]

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Knock Down Trees and Wires in Silver Spring Neighborhood (VIDEO)

Strong thunderstorms brought down some large trees and wires in the Northwood Park neighborhood of Silver Spring on Monday afternoon, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said an intense round of storms brought down trees and wires onto homes in the Dennis Avenue and Royalton Road area. […]

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