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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Will the Governor Change the School Calendar? (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Ocean City “to make a major announcement regarding the starting date of public school systems in Maryland.” According to a media advisory, the two will be joined by other state officials, business owners and area residents […]

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August 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Hogan Unveils New Maryland License Plate and Plans to Study Building Another Bridge Across Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that transportation officials will begin initial studies to examine where to build another crossing over the Chesapeake Bay at a news conference on Tuesday. According to Hogan, the latest transportation project is an effort to relieve traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. “Last year the Maryland Transportation Authority completed its […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Election Workers Needed for General Election

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is looking for registered voters and high school students to serve as election workers at polling places for the Presidential General Election set for November 8th. According to a news release, the Board is “in urgent need of judges in Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, and […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Solar Panels (VIDEO)

Eric Friedman is the director of the Office of Consumer Protection in Montgomery County. In this latest Consumer Alert, below, Friedman has some advice about how to hire a company to install solar panels.

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Pepco Rate Case Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 6 in Rockville

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has scheduled a Sept. 6th public hearing in Rockville on a request by Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) to increase its electric distribution rates by $104 million (an increase of about $13 a month for the typical residential customer). According to the PSC, Pepco provides electricity to about 560,000 […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Gaithersburg Leaders to Tour School in Laurel to Learn About Construction Costs

Monday may be the first day of school in Montgomery County but it is also the day several Gaithersburg city officials, and at least one Board of Education member, are touring a school in Laurel at the suggestion of a state senator. Gaithersburg City Council member Neil Harris said local officials were told that the […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leggett Declares His Support for Harriet Tubman Statue in State Capital

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to see a statue of Harriet Tubman erected in the state’s capital, and he’s written a letter to the governor about it. In a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan dated Aug. 9, Leggett describes Tubman as “far more than an abolitionist.” “She was a maverick; and the reverberation […]

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August 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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What’s Open and What’s Not on Labor Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Labor Day, Monday, September 5: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all County liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All stores with Monday deliveries will get their morning deliveries at the normal time. Recreation – […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the investigation into the fatal explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Silver Spring. There are also reports on mosquito spraying in Montgomery County, upcoming immunization clinics just in time for back to school, new teachers in Montgomery County, the […]

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August 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Council President Nancy Floreen Says Fall Agenda is Packed (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is now on summer break but when Council members return after Labor Day their agenda is packed. That’s the word from County Council President Nancy Floreen. At her August news briefing earlier this month, Floreen previewed the Council’s agenda, which she said includes some land use public hearings and the subdivision […]

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