Government

November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. First, County Executive Ike Leggett signs the minimum wage bill into law earlier this week. The minimum wage increases to $15 by 2024. Next is a report by Susan Kenedy on a job fair at the East […]

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November 15, 2017 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s not on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, in Montgomery County: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – closed. Recreation – all programs and facilities are closed. Montgomery Parks – For holiday operating schedule on Parks’ facilities, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks, tennis centers, trains […]

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November 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Cardin to Discuss Tax Reform, Health Care During Town Hall

Tax reform, health care, immigration and gun safety will be the topics of discussion during a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD). The meeting will take place on Saturday Nov. 18 at the I.B.E.W Local 26 located at 4371 Parliament Place in Lanham and begins at 1:00 p.m. Residents interested in attending […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets the Media, Nov. 13 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discusses the appointment of Marlene Michaelson to council administrator, the minimum wage, the LaHood document on Metro and Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn’s visit to a council committee this week.

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Water Main Break Closes Randolph Road Recreation Building

Montgomery County Recreation closes their main office at Randolph Road due to a water main break. #BREAKING (11:30a) Due to a water issue, our main office at 4010 Randolph Rd. in #SilverSpring is closing for the day, but the opening of winter registration continues at https://t.co/o1A6xayYko and in-person at #MoCoRec community, aquatic and senior centers. […]

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November 13, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Leggett to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday, Submit Questions Online

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is hosting a “virtual” town hall meeting from 2 – 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Residents are invited to submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat online at Live Discussion with Ike Leggett. Questions and answers will be posted on the county’s website during and after the chat.

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of Eric Luedtke

Delegate Proposes Beer, Wine Sales in Grocery Stores

In a YouTube statement, Del. Eric Luedtke said he would introduce legislation that would allow grocery stores to sell beer and wine in a “store within a store” model, similar to how grocery stores host coffee shops and banks. In the statement, Luedtke said the county has debated how alcohol is regulated in Montgomery County. […]

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November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPD Detectives Concerned About Missing Teen

Montgomery County Police Department detectives are reaching out to the public for help locating a missing Gaithersburg teen. According to the MCPD news website, 15-year-old Olivia Nadine Martin has been missing since November 7. Martin was last seen in a silver four-door sedan leaving Magruder High School in Derwood. The MCPD website posted a physical […]

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November 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Pursuing Tax Break for Veterans

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday his administration would ask lawmakers to eliminate state income taxes on all retirement income for military service. His administration would introduce legislation for the 2018 General Assembly, which begins Jan. 10, Hogan said at a State House news conference that was broadcast over Facebook. “We want to make sure our […]

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November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Marlene Michaelson Selected To Succeed Steve Farber as Council Administrator

Marlene Michaelson, who has served as the Montgomery County Council’s senior analyst for planning issues for 29 years, has been chosen to succeed retiring Council Administrator Steve Farber. Farber, who was appointed in October 1991, retires next year. The council administrator serves as the principal adviser to the council, and helps develop and implement the […]

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