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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Leggett is Optimistic About New MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) selected Jack Smith as the new superintendent. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett expresses confidence in the new leadership at MCPS. Related:

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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Leggett Wants Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project to Move Forward (VIDEO)

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) decided to indefinitely delay further construction of the I-270/Watkins Mill Road Interchange and County officials voiced their concerns. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett advocates for continued work on the project. Related:

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half Staff, Releases Statement on Harford Deputies

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff following the deaths of two Harford County sheriff’s deputies today. Hogan also released the following statement in response to the violence that resulted in the deaths of two deputies this afternoon in Abingdon: “Anytime law enforcement or first responders lose their lives in […]

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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Leggett Responds to Governor Hogan’s State of the State Address (VIDEO)

Governor Larry Hogan outlined his vision for Maryland during his annual State of the State address on February 3. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett responds to the Governor’s speech.

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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MML and Maryland Mayors, Including Fosselman and Newton, Advocate for Restoration of Highway User Revenues (VIDEO)

The Maryland Municipal League (MML) and the Mayor’s Association is calling for an overhaul of the state funding formula that provides for the distribution of Highway User Revenues to local governments. Find out more in this video: Mayors and municipal leaders are joined by a number of state legislators – including lead sponsors, Senator Nancy […]

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February 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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WSSC Warns Some Customers May Receive Higher than Normal Bills

WSSC says some of its customers are going to receive higher than normal water bills because the blizzard made it difficult to read some outside meters because they were covered in snow. As a result many customers will receive estimated bills. According to a WSSC news release, the billing period will be ten days longer […]

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February 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Officials Celebrate Newly Expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Government officials and business leaders toured and celebrated the newly expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Rockville on Monday. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The new facility is 60,000 square-feet and includes 22 labs. U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator […]

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February 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Maryland State Senate Overrides Governor Hogan’s Veto on Felon Voting Rights (VIDEO)

The Maryland State Senate overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto on reinstating voting rights to released felons, on Tuesday. The law, which will go into effect in March, will allow nearly 40,000 Maryland felons, who are on probation or parole, the right to vote. The law was passed in a narrow partisan, 29-18 vote. Hogan vetoed the […]

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February 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville City Hall

Rockville Meeting to Review Accessibilty of City Parks and Facilities

Rockville is in the process of ensuring city parks and facilities are accessible to all and meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The city hired a consultant to perform an audit and develop a transition plan where necessary. A meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. for the public to learn […]

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Leaders Vote, 4-1, Against Confederate Soldier Statue Move

The Rockville Mayor and Council has voted, 4-1, against accepting the Confederate Soldier statue from Montgomery County and relocating it to the Beall Dawson Historic Park. City Council member Beryl Feinberg opposed the motion. The monument, which is owned by Montgomery County, currently sits in front of the Red Brick Courthouse. After the statue was […]

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