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March 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Ferleman Talks About Rolling Back Property, Recordation Taxes

Tom Ferleman, the Germantown Republican who has filed for the District 2 County Council seat, criticized the council Monday for the hefty increases to the property and recordation taxes passed last year. “Who does that? That’s counter to caring for people,” Ferleman said. “When people are struggling to make ends meet, the last thing you want to do […]

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March 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks about America’s “Ugly Side” (VIDEO)

With immigrants concerned about their future and Jewish schools the subject of bomb scares, Council President Roger Berliner on Monday blamed President Donald Trump for the “ugly side of America that has been exposed.”   “I think many in the community are really wondering as to the president’s mental stability. This is serious. And people are […]

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March 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Past Week’s Top Stories

The top stories at mymcmedia.org run the gamut, from police and fire news, to a quirky story about an attempt to dispose of a statue of a Confederate soldier. Use the links below in case you missed any of them. The Statue Nobody Wants Had Little Luck on Craigslist Board of Education Adopts Updated School […]

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March 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Potomac Lawyer Says He’s Running for At-Large Council Position

A lawyer who lives in Potomac said Thursday he will be running for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. “I feel an obligation to serve, and I’m finally in a position to do so,” Bill Conway, a 59-year-old Democrat, said. He will be retiring from Skadden Arps at the end of the month, […]

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March 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Counting Down to the Election of 2018: Ferleman is First Candidate to File in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election may be over a year away but several candidates are already off and running in Montgomery County. On Feb. 28, Germantown resident Tom Ferleman, a Republican, became the first candidate to file his paperwork for the election of 2018 in Montgomery County. Ferleman was at the Board of Elections offices […]

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Robin Ficker Declares Candidacy in the 2018 Race for County Executive

Boyds resident Robin Ficker, a Republican, is running for the office of Montgomery County Executive in the 2018 election. Ficker filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections offices on Tuesday, the first day candidates in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election could file. He’s the first candidate to file his paperwork in the 2018 race […]

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Board of Elections to Add 11th Early Voting Site for 2018 Election (VIDEOS)

The Board of Elections is meeting this month and one of the topics board members will discuss is adding an 11th early voting center for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election. “The legislature passed a law that we are going to have one additional early voting site so Montgomery County will now be up to eleven,” […]

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February 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Raskin, Others Ignite Crowd to Fight for Progressive Values

Nearly a dozen politicians stood before the Silver Spring crowd Sunday, but none riled them up like Rep. Jamie Raskin. “We are not going to lie down and let a malignant, obsessive narcissist and compulsive liar, and his hand-picked Harvard Business School prepped-out alt-right Goldman Sachs executives extreme rightwing nationalists in that cabinet of billionaires […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Town Hall on Challenging Trump Planned for Sunday in Silver Spring

Some of Montgomery County’s top politicians will take part in a town hall meeting Sunday, led by the Takoma Park Mobilization, that will discuss how to challenge President Trump. Rep. Jamie Raskin will speak on “One Nation Under the Constitution: How the People and Congress Can Stop a Lawless President,” according to a flier advertising […]

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February 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Candidate Filings for 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election Begin on Feb. 28

Candidates who plan to run for office in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election can begin filing at the Board of Elections (BOE) office on Feb. 28. Races on the 2018 ballot include the following Montgomery County offices: County Executive, County Council, State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Register of Wills, Sheriff, and the Montgomery […]

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