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Congressman Delaney Talks Cyber Security at the CyberMontgomery Forum (VIDEO)

Bussiness owners, state and county officials gathered at the annual CyberMontgomery Forum on July 30 at the Universities of Shady Grove. The forum is a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, the Federal Business Council, federal and county officials. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Congressman John Delaney talks about important investments to help Maryland grow […]

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BOE to Hold Public Hearing on Early Voting Centers

The Montgomery County Board of Elections has scheduled a public hearing to receive testimony from the public about the list of Early Voting Centers for the upcoming presidential election. Each local Board of Elections in the State of Maryland is required to review its list of early voting sites every two years and make recommendations […]

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Working Group Sends Recommendations on the Future of the Confederate Statue

A working group comprised of six private citizens sent recommendations to the Montgomery County Council over the future of the controversial Confederate soldier statue in Rockville. On July 30, the group sent a list comprised of three suggestions about the future of the Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse. These recommendations are: […]

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Pedestrian Collisions Decline in 2014

Pedestrian collisions are down in Montgomery County. That’s the word from the county’s Department of Transportation. Pedestrian collisions declined by 16 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, from 483 to 405, according to stats released this week. Most significantly, severe collisions – – where pedestrians are either killed or incapacitated by their injuries – – […]

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Animal Control Director Demonstrates How to Catch a Bat (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Gaithersburg Animal Control Director Lisa Holland demonstrates the equipment her staff uses to catch a bat. According to Holland, bat calls for service are not unusual. She says her office has responded to 37 such calls so far this year. Related:

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Mikulski, Cardin and Van Hollen Announce Federal Funds to Recruit Firefighters in MoCo

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, together with U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen announced this week that the Gaithersburg – Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Department (GWGVFD) will receive $278,736 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) program. “I know how important this funding […]

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Leventhal on Opening of Silver Spring Transit Center (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Council President George Leventhal says the opening date of the Silver Spring Transit Center is in WMATA’s hands. Related:

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Leggett Says Confederate Statue Vandalism is “Unacceptable” (VIDEO)

This week, MyMCMedia’s Cindy Pena spoke with County Executive Ike Leggett about the vandalism of the Confederate soldier statue in Rockville. Watch the interview in this MyMCMedia Extra video: Related:

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Universities of Shady Grove To Host CyberMontgomery Forum (VIDEO)

Local officials are gearing up for CyberMontgomery on July 30 at the Universities of Shady Grove. The forum is a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, the Federal Business Council, federal and county officials. Watch this County Report This Week video to find out more. Click here to register.

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Riemer Releases Statement on Resolution to Reform Liquor Control

photo of Montgomery County councilmember Hans Riemer

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer, who chairs the Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control, made the following statement on Tuesday after the Council unanimously approved a resolution that takes a major step in reforming the County’s Department of Liquor Control: “Since the end of prohibition in 1933, Montgomery County government has barred private restaurants […]

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