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November 14, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Election Talk 2018 Panel On Marc Elrich, Amazon HQ2, and the “Pink Wave”

The Election Talk 2018 Panel aired on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The panel was hosted by MCM’s Doug Tallman. The panel included Susan Heltemes, a political strategist; Sean Winkler, a Maryland political consultant and lobbyist; and Valerie Ervin, a former Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate. Watch recaps from the episode below. Here the panel discusses whether, or […]

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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Challenges Appointment of Trump’s Acting Attorney General

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a motion against the Trump administration, claiming the appointment of acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, is illegal. The motion argues the power associated with the attorney general position should belong to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who was next in the line of succession to serve as acting […]

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November 9, 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: Fifty-five percent of registered voters in Montgomery County cast ballots during the general election, Nov. 6; The final episode of One on One with County Executive Ike Leggett; Officials participate in the beginning […]

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November 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. County liquor stores – All retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – Aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; senior […]

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November 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Neal Potter Plaza Opens at Capital Crescent Trail

Montgomery Parks opened the Neal Potter Plaza as a new rest area along the 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda on Saturday, Nov. 3. Indeed, the plaza is a dedication to the late Neal Potter, who died in 2008. Good morning from the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, #MD! Today, we’re celebrating the opening & dedication […]

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November 2, 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: The groundbreaking for the county’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station; State and county officials attend the Avery Road Treatment Center’s construction groundbreaking; The county hosts a bicycle donation event; The annual County […]

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October 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Council Delays Action on Small Cell Towers

The next County Council, which will be seated on Dec. 3, will decide the county’s next steps, if any, on small cell towers. Lacking a clear majority for passage, the current council deferred action on zoning regs that would have decided where the towers could be placed. State law prevents a county council from enacting […]

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October 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council Releases Statement on Pittsburgh and Kentucky Shootings

The Montgomery County Council issues the following statement on the tragic mass shooting that took place in the Jewish neighborhood of Squirrel Hill in Pittsburg on Saturday and the shooting of two innocent bystanders in Kentucky at a Kroger grocery store on Sunday. “On Saturday morning, our nation endured another horrific and senseless tragedy driven […]

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October 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Committees Meet Monday Oct. 29

Montgomery County Councilmembers have two committee meetings Monday. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The schedule of committee meetings for Monday, Oct. 29: The Public Safety (PS) committee will meet with the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) committee at 11 a.m. to review a resolution […]

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October 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 5

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Highway Services will begin the annual vacuum collection of leaves from Nov. 5 through the end of December. MCDOT makes two collections on every street in the vacuum leaf collection district during the fall. Bright yellow and green signs will be posted along streets beginning the […]

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