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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

EPIC Awards Ceremony Set for June 8 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Tickets on Sale Now

Montgomery Community Media proudly presents the first, annual EPIC Awards, given for “Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content.” The elegant affair will be held at The Fillmore in Silver Spring on June 8th. Awardees will be honored for excellence in creating content specifically for our local community on all platforms, for teaching and sharing the […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Talk School Bus Camera Program, Political Endorsements (VIDEO)

Susan Heltemes fills in for Casey Aiken as host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, the panel discuss an alarming report on the number of drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses, a petition to limit early endorsements in Maryland Democratic gubernatorial party, and President Trump’s first international trip. This week’s […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road

UPDATED: Montgomery County police have released the name of the woman killed in the pedestrian accident. Her name is Yuzhi Wang, 76, of Gaithersburg. Original post: A pedestrian was killed Thursday night in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County police said in a statement. About 6:27 p.m., a woman was traveling westbound on Emory Grove Road and was crossing […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Judge Patricia Mitchell Named District Administrative Judge in Montgomery County, Effective July 1st

Montgomery County District Judge Patricia Mitchell has been named Administrative Judge for District 6 (Montgomery County) of the District Court of Maryland. She begins her new role on July 1, following the retirement of District Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. Mitchell knows Montgomery County well. “It is a unique honor to serve Montgomery County because this […]

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May 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Preview (VIDEO)

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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May 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Wheaton Bank Robbed

Montgomery County police report that the M&T Bank at 12041 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, was robbed about 11:15 a.m. May 8. The perpetrator entered the bank with a scarf concealing his face, police said. He gave the teller a note demanding money, and he received an undisclosed amount of money. He then fled the bank, and […]

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May 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Council OKs $5.4 Billion Budget

Montgomery County Councilmembers voted unanimously Thursday to pass a fiscal 2018 budget, totaling $5.4 billion. Council President Roger Berliner said the spending plan “harmonizes our fiscal realities with our values while building on the basic services that our residents and taxpayers see and rely on every day.” The budget does not contain a property tax […]

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May 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Fred Evans, Dr. Bruce Fowler, Karen Duffy, and Robert Goldman. Mooers and the panel discuss the Montgomery County Public Schools Retirees Association with Fred Evans, the negative impact the proposed federal budget may have on scientific jobs in the county with Dr. Bruce Fowler, […]

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May 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Headlines Business Summit (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan opened the state’s inaugural Governor’s Business Summit before a crowd of more than 700 business, education, and community leaders at the Hilton Baltimore today. “Saying we are ‘Open for Business’ isn’t just a catchy slogan on road signs – it actually defines our mission, and it’s why I ran for governor,” said […]

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May 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not in Montgomery County on Memorial Day

Here is a look at what’s open and what’s not on Memorial Day, which is  May 29, in Montgomery County: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all Country liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – all indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities will be open […]

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