Government

May 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

The latest episode of County Report This Week includes the latest news about the budget, graduation at Montgomery College, preps for the summer season at area pools, a preview of the Quicken Loans National, a recap of the Gaithersburg Book Festival and much more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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May 25, 2017 | 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: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all Country liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – all indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities will be open until 6 p.m.; administrative […]

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May 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Selects Patterson as New Planning Board Member

In a short but productive session, the Montgomery County Council filled a vacancy in the county Planning Board, gave its blessing to a land-use document to guide future development in downtown Bethesda and formally approve a $5.4 billion budget for fiscal 2018. The new planning board member is Tina Patterson of Germantown, who provides an […]

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May 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Announces New Initiative To Help Eligible Residents Become U.S. Citizens (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined local nonprofits at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring early Tuesday to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed to help eligible residents in the County become U.S. Citizens. To help foster the path towards citizenship program locally, the County joined the Cities for Citizenship campaign, a national initiative […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

In 4-1 Vote, Rockville Bans Smoking, Vaping in Outdoor Serving Areas

Rockville has become the second city in Maryland to ban smoking and vaping in outdoor seating areas of restaurants, after action by the city’s Mayor and Council on Monday. The vote was 4-1, with Councilmember Mark Pierzchala the sole vote against. “It was a tough choice for me,” Pierzchala said Tuesday. “First I don’t think […]

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May 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Call for Candidates: Gaithersburg City Election Set for Nov. 7th

The city of Gaithersburg will hold an election on Nov. 7 for the positions of Mayor and two City Council members. The terms of Mayor Jud Ashman and Gaithersburg Councilmembers Yvette Monroe and Michael Sesma expire in November. If you are interested in running for these positions, candidate packets will become available on June 2nd. […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Trash Hauler’s Contract Restricted; New Hauler to Serve Silver Spring

Montgomery County has cut back the pickup area to a trash hauler that has failed to fulfill its meet its contract and hired another contractor to take its place, County Councilmember Tom Hucker said Monday. Potomac Disposal had served the Bethesda and Silver Spring areas, but because of a lack of help, the company was […]

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May 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Talking Trash: Here’s An Update on How Residents Are Doing With Leggett’s Recycling Goals (VIDEO)

Back in 2012, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett increased the goal for the amount of waste stream recycled in the County  from 50 percent to 70 percent by 2020. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video: Eileen Kao, chief of the department’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Section gives an update on how residents are doing with the County […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks Trash (… and Budget, and Politics …)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday, and discussed last week’s straw vote on the county’s $5.4 billion spending plan, as well as the troubles with getting a trash contractor to live up to his contract. He also discusses the upcoming election season, where possibly three or more members of the County Council […]

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May 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Judge Patricia Mitchell Named District Administrative Judge in Montgomery County, Effective July 1st

Montgomery County District Judge Patricia Mitchell has been named Administrative Judge for District 6 (Montgomery County) of the District Court of Maryland. She begins her new role on July 1, following the retirement of District Administrative Judge Eugene Wolfe. Mitchell knows Montgomery County well. “It is a unique honor to serve Montgomery County because this […]

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