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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 | Mitti Hicks

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Police Strengthening Community Relations Through a Flag Football Game

While the duties of a police officer include protecting and serving both people and property, some officers from the Montgomery County Police Department had a different responsibility on Thursday night: protect your team’s flags and football. Football players from the Watkins Mill High School football team partnered with officers from Montgomery Village for a game […]

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December 8, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Minorities Discuss 2017 Business Priorities with Elected Officials

Establishing goals and priorities for 2017 was the main focus at the 16th Annual Minority Legislative Breakfast in early Thursday. The breakfast was a joint effort organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the African American Chamber of Commerce and the Asian American Political Alliance. “This is an annual event to put forth small business […]

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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Rockville Readies for Winter Weather (VIDEO)

Rockville parks and public works crews are readying for winter weather on local roads and sidewalks. Find out more in this report, below:

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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Council to Discuss Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee will hold a worksession on proposed Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2010, according to a press release. The discussion will take place in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 9:45 […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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County Officials to Celebrate Opening of New Facility for the Homeless in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget will be joined by County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker and George Levanthal for the opening of Progress Place in Silver Spring on Saturday Dec. 10, according to a press release. Progress Place is a Montgomery County owned facility that has two primary programs: Shepherd’s Table and Community Vision. Shepherd’s […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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County Launches New Initiative for Families Affected by Dementia (VIDEO)

An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to The Alzheimer’s Association. In an effort to better support families and individuals, Montgomery County leaders launched its Dementia Friendly America Initiative early Monday. “The Dementia Friendly America Initiative, which as […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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Montgomery Community Media Awarded $25,000 to Assist Youth

Recognized for their effort and commitment to providing bold ideas to move their community forward, Montgomery Community Media was awarded $25,000 for pitching a program that will assist youth in the County. “The NBC Universal Innovation Grant is something given out to nonprofits in the Washington D.C. area. Only three each year receive it and […]

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December 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Holiday Tree Dazzles in Rockville (VIDEO)

Have you seen the new holiday tree at Rockville Town Square? Watch this Rockville video, below, for the story behind the city’s state of the art Holiday Tree: Take the time and enjoy the holidays in @RockvilleTownSq! pic.twitter.com/9cUoV3EPsE — Rockville 11 (@Rockville11) November 30, 2016

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December 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

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“21 This Week” Talk Election Recounts, Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill and Liquor Control in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken and panelists discuss proposed changes to county liquor control, the fossil fuel divestment bill (Bill 44-16) under consideration by the County Council, and presidential vote recounts continue in three states. This week’s panel of political observers includes Susan Heltemes, Jerry Cave, Phil Bell, and Cynthia Rubenstein. You can […]

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