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September 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the mental health court initiative in Montgomery County. There are also reports on the Lloyd Welch guilty plea for the abduction and murder of Katherine and Sheila Lyon from Wheaton Plaza in 1975, county flu vaccination clinic schedule, the groundbreaking ceremony […]

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September 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public Hearing on Possible Merger of Gas Utilities Set for Sept. 28

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing  on Sept. 28 for a proposed merger of WGL Holdings, Inc., and AtlaGas, Ltd. WGL Holding, the parent company of Washington Gas, has more than 400,000 customers in Maryland and employs 1,500 people. If the commission agrees on the $4.5 billion transaction, Washington Gas will […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Seventh Candidate Enters Democratic Primary for Governor

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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September 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting Sept. 20

Montgomery County residents are invited to join Executive Ike Leggett for a virtual town hall meeting from 1 – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20. Residents are encouraged to submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat online at Live Discussion with Ike Leggett. According to a county news release, questions and answers will […]

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September 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with Executive Isiah Leggett’s announcement of stepped up inspections to multifamily apartment buildings. There are also reports on Governor Hogan’s dedication of the Intercounty Connector to former Governor Robert Ehrlich, the return of Maryland Task Force from their rescue mission in Texas, and […]

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September 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

City of Takoma Park Nominates Candidates for City Council, Mayor

Dozens gathered in Takoma Park’s Community Center Tuesday evening to nominate City Council and Mayor candidates for the upcoming election in November. To qualify for candidacy, residents must be nominated and seconded by the nominating caucus made up of qualified Takoma Park voters. “I think this is one of the most exciting parts of our […]

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September 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Status of County’s Mental Health Court to Be Discussed on Sept. 14

The status of Montgomery County’s Mental Health Court will be the topic of discussion this coming Thursday, Sept. 14. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy will join Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner along with Councilmembers Marc Elrich; George Leventhal; Sidney Katz; and Tom Hucker, for a joint news conference at 12:30 p.m. in the […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park’s Nominating Caucus to Accept Nominations on Sept. 12

Takoma Park’s Nominating Caucus will accept nominations of candidates for city council and mayor on Sept. 12 in the Community Center Auditorium, according to a news release. Residents who plan to run for office must be nominated at the caucus by Sept. 12 to qualify for candidacy. The meeting is open to the public but only […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters (VIDEO)

Montgomery County County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday and on the agenda were: the Purple Line, new developments in Metro funding, the Pepco rate increase, the minimum wage, Amazon’s new headquarters and the likelihood of Congress helping DREAMers. You can watch the briefing in its entirety, below:  

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council to Consider Airbnb Regulations

The Montgomery County Council holds a public hearing Tuesday night on short-term rentals, an effort to regulate Airbnb and similar services that allow homeowners to rent out portions of their homes for short periods. The council is considering changes to the county’s hotel regulations and licensing to bed-and-breakfast establishments. The hearing takes place at 7:30 […]

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