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February 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Rockville Meeting to Review Accessibilty of City Parks and Facilities

Rockville is in the process of ensuring city parks and facilities are accessible to all and meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The city hired a consultant to perform an audit and develop a transition plan where necessary. A meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. for the public to learn […]

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Leaders Vote, 4-1, Against Confederate Soldier Statue Move

The Rockville Mayor and Council has voted, 4-1, against accepting the Confederate Soldier statue from Montgomery County and relocating it to the Beall Dawson Historic Park. City Council member Beryl Feinberg opposed the motion. The monument, which is owned by Montgomery County, currently sits in front of the Red Brick Courthouse. After the statue was […]

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Truancy Prevention Program Aims to Get Students Back in Class (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s truancy prevention program is designed to increase student attendance. Some Councilmembers recently received a briefing on this program. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Leggett on Next Round of Snow: “Montgomery County is Well Prepared for It” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett talks about forecasted winter weather and the County’s preparation. Related:

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Nancy Navarro on MCPS: “There’s a Sense of Urgency” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro is “excited” about the Board of Education’s selection of Dr. Jack Smith as the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). As for the work ahead, she said, “there’s a sense of urgency.” Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rice on Selection of Dr. Jack Smith as Next MCPS Superintendent (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who also chairs the Council’s Education Committee, shares his thoughts on the appointment of Dr. Jack Smith as the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools.

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: Council Postpones Session to Discuss Snow Operations (VIDEO)

UPDATE Feb. 8  The special session scheduled for Feb. 9th has been postponed until March due to winter storm expected Feb. 8. The Montgomery County Council has scheduled a special session on snow operations on Feb. 9th to discuss snow operations following the Blizzard of 2016. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Water Main Break Closes Long Branch Community Center

Montgomery County Recreation closes the Long Branch Community Center today due to a water main break. All programs and activities are canceled. FYI! Due to a water main break, Long Branch Community Center in Silver Spring is closed for the day. All activities, programs canceled #MoCo — Montgomery Rec (@MoCoRec) February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Floreen Discusses Snow, Superintendent, Westbard and Airbnb at Weekly Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen met with reporters on Feb. 8th for her weekly briefing, and she began the discussion by announcing some changes to the County Council’s schedule on Tuesday because of the wintry weather headed this way. According to Floreen, a special session on the blizzard has been rescheduled from Feb. 9th […]

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February 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

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National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Dedication Ceremony (LIVE STREAM)

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) building dedication ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Watch the live webcast below: Live webcast of the #NCCoE building dedication today at 11:30 a.m. ET https://t.co/eS6Y0YDjs4 pic.twitter.com/za0wTAhtzX — NIST (@usnistgov) February 8, 2016   Related:

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