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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the county’s Triple A bond rating, previews the upcoming General Election on Nov. 4, the kitchen incubator at the Universities at Shady Grove, the new Lakelands Park organic turf field and the opening of the KID Museum. Watch the show […]

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RIP Zoning Ordinance (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County officials, today, buried the county’s Zoning Ordinance, that was originally established in 1977, at a park next to Park and Planning headquarters in Silver Spring. Earlier this year, the Council approved the first major revision to the ordinance in 37 years. The revised zoning ordinance is now available at: www.montgomeryplanning.org/development/zoning/documents/FULLCh_59withzta9.30.14_000.pdf . “With more […]

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Proposed Styrofoam Ban to Be Discussed by County Committee Today

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A Montgomery County Council committee is scheduled to discuss today a bill that would ban the use of styrofoam as packaging for most food products. The meeting is to be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room before the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Roger Berliner […]

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Rep. John Delaney on the CCT and More (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, U.S. Rep. John Delaney, a Democrat who is running for reelection in Maryland’s 6th District, shares his thoughts on transportation projects in our area while campaigning in Potomac earlier this week. Take a look: Early voting continues through Oct. 30 in Montgomery County. The General Election is set for Nov. 4.

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County Looks at Organic Option For Turf Fields (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials kicked around a soccer ball on the Lakelands Park organic turf field Wednesday as they kicked around the idea of using organic infill in future turf field projects. The City of Gaithersburg recently opened the field off Main Street, the first organic turf field of its kind in Montgomery County. And now […]

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U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Increasing Voter Turnout (Video)

He’s already voted. Have you? In this MyMCMedia Extra, incumbent Democratic congressional candidate John Delaney, of Maryland’s 6th District, talks about his ideas to increase voter turnout.  Take a look: Early voting continues through Oct. 30 in Montgomery County. The General Election is set for Nov. 4.

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County Council Sets Public Hearings to Address Taxicab Regulations

Three bills to address taxicab regulations were introduced before the Montgomery County Council on Oct. 28. Public hearings on all three bills are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. at the County Council Building in Rockville. According to a press release, the bills seek to adjust current taxicab regulations, help regulate new companies that […]

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Watching the Courts (PHOTO)

On Oct. 28, CourtWatch Montgomery Executive Director Laurie Duker talked about the efforts the all-volunteer, non-profit organization performs in fighting domestic violence by working to improve the process that abuse victims face as they move through in the county courts. The County Council honored Courtwatch for its efforts. In less than four years since the […]

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County Officials Honor Potomac River Heroes (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice led a standing ovation on Oct. 28 for Jake Jones (center) and Gabe Donato (second from right) as they were honored at a County Council meeting for their heroic efforts back on July 27 along the Potomac River. That’s when they saw Jacob Starrett (right), who dove head first […]

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Rachel Carson E.S. PTA Sets Meeting to Discuss School Capacity

The Rachel Carson Elementary School PTA has a meeting planned for Nov. 5 and top on the discussion list likely will be a recently-released proposal from Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr that names redistricting as a possible solution to crowding issues at the Gaithersburg school. RCES PTA President Angelo Whitten told MyMCMedia Tuesday that the PTA […]

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