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January 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Communities Ask for Changes to Proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan in Letter Sent to County Council

Concerned with the impact the Bethesda Downtown Plan will have on residents, local leaders and community organizations representing roughly 10,000 downtown Bethesda households, submitted a joint letter to the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday, according to a news release. Organized by the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents (CBAR), the letter highlights residents’ concerns and asks […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Releases His Recommended FY 18 Capital Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released his recommended Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Budget and amendments to the six-year FY 17-22 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The budget recommends over $2 billion for education, including $1.73 billion for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the highest funding level ever provided, as well as $332 million for […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Increases Hours and Trains on Saturday for the Women’s March

The Metro is opening two hours early on Saturday because of the Women’s March. Metro CEO and General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced, today, that the Metrorail system will open at 5 a.m. on Jan. 21, and the system is adding up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women’s March on Washington. […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pike's Peak 10K & Kids Fun Run to be held Sunday April 29, 2012

Recreation Department Launches 100 Mile Challenge (VIDEO)

Are you ready to get up and move? Montgomery County is touting the 100 mile challenge, which begins on Jan. 26. The goal is to participate in 20 minutes of continuous physical activity. The program is self reporting, which means you are accountable for tracking your own miles. The goal is to complete 100 miles, […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

David Petr Headlines Small Business Network Series Jan. 19

Davi Petr is the feature speaker at Thursday, Jan. 19th Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Petr’s topic is titled, “Connections, Capital and Customers: A New Vision for Economic Development in MoCo.” David Petr is the first President and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), a […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

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SHA Road Work in Montgomery County Suspended for Inauguration Events

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is suspending non-emergency lane closures from today through Jan. 21 in anticipation of heavy traffic volumes associated with the Presidential Inauguration and other associated events. According to a news release, the SHA is deploying additional emergency response technicians to help clear disabled vehicles and crashes on major routes in […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

CCM’s Susan Kenedy hosts Council in Brief, and this week’s show includes reports on the minimum wage increase and a new partnership to expand health services to County residents. You can watch the show, below:

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January 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council voted 5-4 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. 2. Got questions about life in Montgomery County?Executive Ike Leggett is holding a virtual town hall meeting from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. today. 3. […]

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January 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Congressman Jamie Raskin Plans to Skip the Inauguration

Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat, has announced that he will not attend the inauguration on Friday. Raskin has posted a statement on his website. In it he writes, “I have assumed that I would attend the inauguration of Donald Trump…but as the hour approaches, I realize that I cannot bring myself to go.” You can […]

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January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Council Recognizes Korean American Day (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council presented a proclamation during its first legislative session of the new year to recognize Korean American Day, which was celebrated on Jan. 13 while the Council was on recess. Korean American Day honors the contributions of the Korean American community to the United States and commemorates the day in 1903 when […]

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