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May 25, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Parties and Parades this Memorial Day Weekend

There is something for everyone among the diverse events happening this Memorial Day Weekend in Montgomery County.   Festivals  Taste of Rockville will fill the air along Maryland Avenue and Courthouse Square with enticing smells at noon on Saturday and Sunday before dance troupes, local bands, rock’n’roll, blues, country, reggae and Latin bands start playing in the Hometown Holidays Music Fest. The Music Fest will also feature a Reptiles […]

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May 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes the county council approves the FY19 operating budget and six year capital plan; Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is officially unveiled; Rockville names a new police chief and the Taste of Wheaton is on […]

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May 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Makes E-ZPass Devices Free

If you are traveling this weekend to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, it just might cost you less to get there. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday, May 23, that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will permanently eliminate the E-ZPass Maryland transponder fee for new customers. Toll fees at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge are reduced […]

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May 24, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Libraries Add Hours at Five Branches During Summer Months

Longer Summer Weekend Evening Hours for Five Branches Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) hours increase at five branches from June 1 through Aug. 25.  The five branches will be open Friday evenings and Saturdays during the summer. The extended weekend hours began in 2016 at the Rockville Memorial Library.  Funding was added to expand the […]

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May 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Parks Expect Solar Array to Save on Energy

Montgomery Parks “flipped the switch” Wednesday in a ceremony to mark the addition of a pair of solar arrays powering county parks. The panels — at South Germantown Recreational and Rock Creek parks — have been providing power since about March. And the deal with Standard Solar should net the park system savings. Tony Clifford, […]

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May 23, 2018 | 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 in Montgomery County: Montgomery County government will observe the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28. County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – all […]

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May 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Immigrants’ Rights Group Objects to County’s Funding Proposal

An immigrants’ rights organization that was in line to receive a Montgomery County grant to provide legal representation to residents who face deportation has rejected changes to the proposal and doesn’t want the money. “Not as it stands right now,” said Claudia Cubas, litigation director at Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, on Monday. “If they […]

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May 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County To Dedicate Memorial Wall in Honor of Vietnam Veterans Who Never Returned Home

County Executive Ike Leggett, local officials and Vietnam War veterans will dedicate the Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. The wall pays tribute to the 130 residents from Montgomery County who served in Vietnam but never returned home. The Office of Veterans Affairs maintains a list of County residents […]

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May 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Local officials from Montgomery and Frederick Counties send a joint letter to Governor Larry Hogan not to postpone the northern I-270 study; Maryland Larry Hogan signs the Free College Tuition bill; Executive […]

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May 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Governor Larry Hogan, First Lady Yumi Hogan Adopt Rescue Dogs

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan added two family members Thursday after visiting the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) in Baltimore City. The Hogan family adopted two rescued shih tzus, a mother and one of her four puppies. The shih tzus are no stranger to the Hogan family. The rescued dogs visited […]

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