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January 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Rockville Invites Residents to January Meetings on Master Plan Update (VIDEO)

As part of Rockville 2040, the city will hold open house meetings Jan. 11, 16 and 20 to provide residents with feedback on the draft policies and concepts for the update to the city’s comprehensive master plan. Rockville 2040 is the city’s initiative, which began with a community kickoff meeting May 9, 2015, to update […]

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January 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Weather Delays in Montgomery County on Tuesday

The icy weather conditions are resulting in delays at many offices and schools across Montgomery County. Montgomery County Public Schools have announced a two hour delay today. Montgomery County government offices are opening at 10 a.m. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area will open on time.   The city of Gaithersburg has announced the Activity […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park City Officials Condemn the Decision Requiring El Salvadorans to Leave

Following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from El Salvador early Monday, Takoma Park City officials released the following statement on its website: “The City of Takoma Park condemns the ending of TPS for some 200,000 El Salvadoran immigrants throughout our region and reaffirms our values […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Budget Forum Canceled Monday Because of Bad Weather

County Executive Ike Leggett’s budget forum scheduled for tonight in Bethesda has been canceled because of the winter weather advisory for freezing rain and snow. The forum will take place on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the  Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. Leggett will announce his Recommended FY19 Operating […]

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January 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rockville Considering Vote-by-Mail Elections

In an effort to increase voter turnout, the Rockville Mayor and Council is considering a plan that would allow city voters to cast ballots by mail. The Mayor and Council will be considering a proposal from its Board of Supervisors of Elections at its Monday meeting. The board presented its plan at a city meeting […]

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January 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: MCPS Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, unveils his recommended FY19 $2.50B operating budget; County Executive Ike Leggett gears up to host five FY19 Operating Budget community forums; Free tax preparation services are […]

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January 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Leggett Invites Residents to Budget Forums This Month

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to hold five forums on the the fiscal year 2019 operating budget this month. The meetings will let residents voice opinions on county spending. The first budget forum is scheduled for Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. “Public forums are […]

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December 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Eight New Laws Take Effect With Start of Year

Eight new laws take effect Jan. 1 in Maryland (most laws passed by the General Assembly take effect on Oct. 1). The laws are: SB 8 Insurance – Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act Requiring specified carriers to maintain a risk management framework for specified purposes; requiring specified carriers or specified insurance […]

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December 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Legislation Allows Homeowners to Prepay Property Taxes

The Montgomery County Council held a special legislative session Tuesday to enable residents to prepay their 2018 county property tax in 2017, which would increase a deduction on their 2017 federal tax return. The measure passed by a 7-1 vote. The bill requires the county to refund any amount paid that is greater than the […]

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December 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Measure Would Prohibit Median Strip Solicitations

Panhandlers might have to move off the median strip if Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice gets a bill passed. Rice says he believes the median strip is too dangerous for soliciting passing motorists, whether the good cause is for someone down onttheir luck or for a nonprofit. “What we’ve seen is consistently over the past […]

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