Confederate Statue at New Home in White’s Ferry (VIDEO)

The Confederate statue that had been on the grounds of the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville was relocated Tuesday morning to the White’s Ferry. The same crane company that lifted the statue and its granite pedestal from...

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The Late Jim Vance Among First EPIC Award Winners

Jim Vance, who died Saturday from cancer, was a recipient in the inaugural EPIC Awards given out by Montgomery Community Media in June. Vance, who was 75, was too ill to receive his award. Colleague Tom Sherwood stepped in to...

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Confederate Statue Removed from Red Brick Courthouse Grounds (VIDEO)

Work crews used a crane Saturday morning to lift a statue of a Confederate soldier from a bed of pachysandra over the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville and onto the back of a waiting flatbed truck. David Dise, director of the...

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Residents Comment on Viva White Oak Plans (VIDEO)

We’re ready. That’s the message from some residents in the White Oak community who are anticipating a redevelopment plan aimed to stimulate economic growth and a thriving community. Dozens of residents gathered at the White...

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July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Confederate Statue at New Home in White’s Ferry (VIDEO)

The Confederate statue that had been on the grounds of the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville was relocated Tuesday morning to the White’s Ferry. The same crane company that lifted the statue and its granite pedestal from Rockville lowered the pedestal and the statue onto its new location. A concrete pad already had been poured […]

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July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Late Jim Vance Among First EPIC Award Winners

Jim Vance, who died Saturday from cancer, was a recipient in the inaugural EPIC Awards given out by Montgomery Community Media in June. Vance, who was 75, was too ill to receive his award. Colleague Tom Sherwood stepped in to accept it for him. Here’s the video from Sherwood’s remarks that night:

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July 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for July 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 25, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Confab: The Montgomery County Council meets at 1:30 p.m., and the agenda includes introduction of a new bill to raise the minimum wage to $15. 2. Your Thoughts Wanted: The Montgomery County Parks Department wants to hear your thoughts on its […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Recreation Department to Close Indoor Pools in August For Maintenance and Repairs

Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation will close its four indoor swimming pools in the month of August for annual maintenance and repairs. Here is a list of the closure dates: • Olney Indoor Swim Center—Closed Aug. 7-27 • Germantown Indoor Swim Center—Closed Aug. 19-Sept, 4 • Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center—Closed Aug. 21-Sept. 4 • MLK […]

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July 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Hosts Trash Fire Awareness Event (VIDEO)

In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of disposing household waste materials safely to avoid a fire hazard, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett teamed up with the Department of Environmental Protection for an awareness event Friday. The event was held at Montgomery County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station in Derwood. “It […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Comment on Parks Department’s Energized Public Spaces Plan

The Montgomery County Parks Department is inviting residents to a public hearing to comment on their needs and wants in public spaces throughout the County on July 27. The meeting will be held at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Regional Office Building Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. This public hearing is […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

MVA Launches Digital Driver’s License Pilot Program

Officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration have announced the launch of a new digital driver’s license pilot program. “We are proud to be on the leading edge of testing technology that will deliver the driver’s license of the future,” MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn said. “This innovative technology will increase customer convenience […]

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July 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know for July 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Meet the Media: Council President Roger Berliner meets with reporters at 11:30 a.m. 2. County Agenda: The County Council’s Public Safety and Health and Human Services committee meet at 10:45 a.m. to receive an update on heroin, opioid and Narcan use in […]

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July 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Confederate Statue Removed from Red Brick Courthouse Grounds (VIDEO)

Work crews used a crane Saturday morning to lift a statue of a Confederate soldier from a bed of pachysandra over the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville and onto the back of a waiting flatbed truck. David Dise, director of the Department of General Services, provides some details about the project: The statue has been […]

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July 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Meet Silver Creek Middle School’s New Principal (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, Montgomery County Public Schools will open one of its newest schools in Kensington. Silver Creek Middle School, located at 3701 Saul Road, will welcome more than 500 sixth and seventh grade students in September. Traci Townsend was appointed principal of the new school by the Montgomery County Board of Education […]

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