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June 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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County’s Fiber Network Project to Increase Internet Speed for Residents and Businesses (PHOTO)

Montgomery County residents will soon have access to ultra fast internet. The County’s ultraMontgomery program is working to construct a fiber “highway” that will be a part of the Ashburn Express cable system project. The project will connect to multiple data centers in the region, including in Ashburn, Virginia. The County Council received a status update […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Executive Leggett Touts Viva White Oak (VIDEO)

On this week’s One on One, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talked about how the county is moving forward to create a new community in the east portion of the county that incorporates mixed use and transit oriented development. Viva White Oak will be a 300-acre mixed use project. Find out more, below: Visit our […]

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June 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

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DLC Opens New Store at King Farm Village Center

In an effort to better serve its customers, the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) has opened a new store in the King Farm Village Shopping Center. The Rockville store is now open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12  p.m. to 6 p.m. The new location offers wood-look […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leggett Announces Fiber Optic Partnership (VIDEO)

As part of a public private partnership, County Executive Ike Leggett has announced an alliance between USA Fiber and White Oak Data Center Bytegrid to provide ultra high speed service. Find out more in this report: You can find out more, here.

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Office of Procurement Recovers Wages for Over 300 Workers (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Procurement has announced the recovery of over $300,000 in unpaid wages for 318 people employed by five different service contractors engaged in contracts with the county. Find out more in this interview, below: You can find out more about Bill 43-15, here. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to […]

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June 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

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A New Way to File Consumer Complaints in Montgomery County

Montgomery County residents can now file consumer complaints electronically. This new, online system makes it easier for consumers to request that the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) investigate and hopefully resolve disputes regarding most consumer transactions. At the same time, OCP is relaunching its 24-hour “tip” line to facilitate receiving anonymous tips, suggestions, comments, and/or […]

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June 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the newest planning board member, the last day of school, a new place to escape the office in Silver Spring, the annual bike summit and so much more.

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June 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Launches New Campaign to Promote Reusable Bags (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is launching a new outreach campaign to encourage residents to use reusable bags. Lorna Virgili reports that you can get free reusable bags at your local library. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

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County Executive Says Carver and Westmore Off the Table for School Bus Parking Sites

UPDATED Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says he is withdrawing his request for a Declaration of No Further Need for Jeremiah Park, the current site of the Shady Grove Bus Depot. In a memo sent to Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen today, Leggett writes that he has directed his staff to finalize a plan that will […]

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Council Committee to Receive an Update on SafeTrack Today

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee is meeting with representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to discuss the SafeTrack program that is rehabilitating the operation and safety of the area’s Metrorail system. According to a Council news release, the update will detail how Montgomery County […]

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