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October 1, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council to Consider Outdoor Smoking Ban

Councilmember Sidney Katz has introduced legislation before the Montgomery County Council that would ban outdoor smoking at eating establishments with outdoor seating. The bill will be introduced at Tuesday’s County Council meeting. A public hearing has been tentatively scheduled for Oct. 23. Here is Council President Hans Riemer discussing the measure at his regular meeting […]

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September 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 1

Two Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. to review a zoning amendment (ZTA 18-11) on small cell towers. View […]

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September 28, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: Police and the Department of Liquor Control relaunch the “We Take it Personally” DUI Enforcement Campaign; The Office of Procurement hosts the third annual Procurement Forum; An educational and outreach pedestrian safety campaign […]

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September 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Elections Accepting Vote by Mail Applications

Any voter who wants to vote by mail may request an application for the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election. Voters who request a vote by mail ballot and then vote during early voting at an early voting center or vote on Nov. 6 at their polling place will vote a provisional ballot. In order to […]

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September 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Sides Face Off on Small Cell Towers

Residents came out in force to express their opposition to zoning regulations that would decide where and how small cell towers could be placed in neighborhoods. Here are some of the arguments against the towers: Not everyone opposed the towers. Here are some of the arguments in favor of the towers: During the testimony, council […]

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September 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Dozens Raise Health Concerns with Small Cell Towers at Hearing

Dozens of people Tuesday night expressed their opposition to proposed zoning rules that would regulate where and how small cell towers would be placed in neighborhoods, many of them citing health concerns for the next wave in wireless communications. However, the Federal Communications Commission has ruled that local governments cannot use health reasons for denying […]

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September 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

More Than $1.6 Million in Scholarships Raised During Leggett Legacy Event

More than $1.6 million in scholarship money was raised for students within Montgomery County Public Schools during a special ceremony titled, “Leggett Legacy Forward”  to honor Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County First Lady, Catherine Leggett. In one of his final acts of service before leaving office,  Leggett joined other county leaders and […]

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September 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Sept. 24

Several Montgomery County Council committees meet Monday, Sept. 24. On the agenda, carbon monoxide alarms, suicides in the county’s two jails, pedestrian safety, landlord-tenant relations, and county health disparities. Below is the committee schedule: The Public Safety committee meets at 9:30 a.m. to review Bill 23-18 which would require homeowners to install and maintain a carbon monoxide alarm, […]

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September 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Some on Twitter See Grounds for Prosecution, Lawyers Aren’t So Sure

As hearings into Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court continue in the Senate Judiciary Committee, some of his critics have argued he still could face charges over the alleged incident with the Holton-Arms student. It’s not that simple, according to lawyers contacted by MyMCMedia. Kavanaugh, meanwhile, denies the charges. The Washington Post printed this […]

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September 21, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: County Executive Ike Leggett launches Citizenship Corners to help eligible immigrants become citizens; Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos visited The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.; The county’s free Procurement Forum takes place on Oct. […]

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