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County Council Sets Public Hearings to Address Taxicab Regulations

Three bills to address taxicab regulations were introduced before the Montgomery County Council on Oct. 28. Public hearings on all three bills are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. at the County Council Building in Rockville. According to a press release, the bills seek to adjust current taxicab regulations, help regulate new companies that […]

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Watching the Courts (PHOTO)

On Oct. 28, CourtWatch Montgomery Executive Director Laurie Duker talked about the efforts the all-volunteer, non-profit organization performs in fighting domestic violence by working to improve the process that abuse victims face as they move through in the county courts. The County Council honored Courtwatch for its efforts. In less than four years since the […]

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County Officials Honor Potomac River Heroes (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice led a standing ovation on Oct. 28 for Jake Jones (center) and Gabe Donato (second from right) as they were honored at a County Council meeting for their heroic efforts back on July 27 along the Potomac River. That’s when they saw Jacob Starrett (right), who dove head first […]

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Rachel Carson E.S. PTA Sets Meeting to Discuss School Capacity

The Rachel Carson Elementary School PTA has a meeting planned for Nov. 5 and top on the discussion list likely will be a recently-released proposal from Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr that names redistricting as a possible solution to crowding issues at the Gaithersburg school. RCES PTA President Angelo Whitten told MyMCMedia Tuesday that the PTA […]

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Incubator to Help Start Up Food Entrepreneurs

photo students walking at Universities at Shady Grove

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to announce the kick-off of Montgomery County’s kitchen incubator project at the Marriott Teaching Kitchen at the Universities at Shady Grove on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Envisioned as a way to help entrepreneurs take advantage of the growing demand for artisan food and the expanding buy-local movement, the kitchen […]

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County Bill Would Prohibit Use of Certain Pesticides on Lawns

A bill expected to be introduced Tuesday could have an impact on the way you take care of your lawn. Montgomery County Council Vice President George Leventhal, who chairs the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee,  is scheduled to introduce  Bill 52-14 on Tuesday  that seeks to prohibit use of certain pesticides on county lawns […]

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Council Proposing New Pet Sales Regulations (VIDEO)

How much is that doggie in the window? It won’t be for sale at all if a new bill gets passed by the Montgomery County Council. Montgomery County Council Vice President George Leventhal on Tuesday is expected to introduce Bill 50-14 before the Council that would prohibit a retail pet store from selling any dog […]

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Council President Craig Rice News Briefing (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice met with reporters at his weekly briefing on Oct. 27. The first topic he wanted to talk about this week was getting the vote out. Take a look:

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Maryland to Monitor Travelers from West Africa for Ebola

map of 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa from PHIL ID#: 17755

Maryland travelers from certain West African countries should expect to hear from the state’s health department for 21 days to make sure they didn’t contract the Ebola Virus. That’s according to new regulations announced by Governor Martin O’Malley on Monday. Starting today the state will directly monitor the health of all returning travelers from the […]

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Campaign Underway to Make Montgomery County a Hunger Free Zone (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials have launched a campaign to make Montgomery County a hunger free zone. Lorna Virgil reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.   Related:

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