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Councilmember Hans Riemer Joins Free Law Founders

Councilmember Hans Riemer

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer, the Council’s lead member for digital government, today was one of three local government leaders on civic technology to join the Free Law Founders (FLF) Foundation. Along with Councillor Nadeem Mazen of Cambridge, Mass., and Traci Hughes, the director of the Office of Open Government for the District of Columbia, […]

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County to Train Healthcare Workers on Use of Protective Gear Against Ebola

photo of CDC Infographic on Ebola

Montgomery County has had two patients present with Ebola-like symptoms that did not actually have the disease, according to Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Ulder Tillman. Dr. Tillman appeared before the Montgomery County Council Tuesday to provide an update on the efforts in Montgomery County to educate the public on Ebola and prepare the healthcare […]

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Rockville Leaf Collection to Begin Oct. 20

The City of Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two cycles, beginning Monday, Oct. 20. Residents should rake leaves into the gutter or immediately adjacent to the pavement if no curb or gutter exists. Leaves can be raked anytime immediately before or during collection week. DO: Place leaves at the curb by 6 […]

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County Appoints First Hispanic Planning Board Member (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council has appointed the first Hispanic to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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Montgomery County Students to Speak Up at a Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting with Montgomery County Council

The Montgomery County Council will host a town hall meeting in Rockville to find out what issues most concern young residents. The meeting will take place at the Council Office Building on Oct. 15., and will begin at 7 p.m. Some of the topics to be discussed in the meeting is school starting time, class size, access […]

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Jud Ashman: “I am Going to Have to Strike that Balance” (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Jud Ashman at 9/4 meeting

In this MyMCMedia extra, Councilmember Jud Ashman talks about striking a balance between his future mayoral role and his ongoing Gaithersburg Book Festival duties. Ashman is expected to be sworn in as the city of Gaithersburg’s next mayor at a ceremony on Nov. 10. As we have reported earlier, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz submitted his […]

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Council President Craig Rice News Briefing (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice held his weekly briefing with the media on Oct. 13 and discussed a variety of topics, beginning with school bus cameras, school resource officers, the newest Planning Board member and more. You can watch the briefing in its entirety here:

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Alert Montgomery Subscribers Urged to Update Their Accounts (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents and frequent visitors have benefited from the Alert Montgomery emergency warning system since its creation in 2004. In the next few weeks, important changes are coming to the system. New enhancements to the alert system will improve the speed, reliability and customization of the alerts subscribers can receive. The process for upgrading […]

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Local Communities to Honor State Sen. Jennie Forehand (VIDEO)

Rockville, Gaithersburg and Garrett Park invite you to a celebration of Maryland state Sen. Jennie Forehand, thanking her for her service as a representative of our communities. Forehand is scheduled to be honored at an open house on Oct. 19, from 1-5 p.m. at Glenview Mansion in Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive. Forehand […]

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Seven County Residents Join the Human Rights Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights inducted seven residents into the Human Rights Hall of Fame on Oct. 12. The free event was held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. The seven county residents were recognized for their leadership, achievements to eliminate discrimination, work in equality for all, better education, advancing civil […]

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