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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On is Hiring 100 Operators (VIDEO)

Looking for a job? Ride On bus service is hiring. According to an announcement on the Ride On website, 100 operators are needed. “The annual salary is $39,000 per year to start,” said Eric Sims, chief of the Silver Spring bus depot. According to Sims, operators also receive insurance benefits, annual leave and sick leave. […]

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January 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Frustrated About Plans for Bethesda Growth, Talk About Incorporation

Frustrated with the lack of representation from the Montgomery County Council, dozens of Bethesda residents turned out for an informational meeting on Thursday night to learn more about the process to incorporate Bethesda. The meeting was hosted by two groups, the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents and the East Bethesda Citizens Association. “A number of […]

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January 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes updates on the county budget forum, inauguration preps, job opportunities at Ride On and more. You can watch the show, in its entirety, below:

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Launches New Partnership with NaCo’s Live Healthy Program (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Councilmember George Leventhal have announced that Montgomery County will begin participating in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Live Healthy program. The program has added a low-fee dental discount and health discount program to the prescription discount program (Montgomery RX) that the County has offered since 2004. For more […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Encourages Homeowners to Test their Homes for Radon (VIDEO)

During the month of January, Montgomery County is joining a nationwide effort to educate homeowners and renters on the dangers of radon gas and the importance of testing their homes. National Radon Action Month focuses on the steps everyone can take to help ensure their home is safe and radon free. “I encourage every resident […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not on MLK Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look of what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County on Jan. 16, which is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; Administrative office, […]

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January 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Conversation With State Delegate Elect-Jheanelle Wilkins

The Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) has elected Jheanelle Wilkins to fill the vacant Maryland state delegate seat for Maryland’s 20th Legislative District covering Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Wilkins will succeed former Delegate Will Smith, who will serve the remaining term in the office of State Senator for District 20 after the seat […]

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January 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Governor Larry Hogan Issues Statewide Proclamation Celebrating Korean American Day

Governor Larry Hogan issued a statewide proclamation celebrating Korean American Day in Maryland on Tuesday, according to a news release. The proclamation was presented to Korean American leaders at a special ceremony to recognize the significant contributions of the Korean American community to the state of Maryland and the United States. Korean American Day is […]

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January 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Charter Review Commission Cancels Jan. 11 Meeting

The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission (CRC) meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. on Jan. 11, at the County Council Office Building in Rockville has been postponed due to weather concerns. Weather forecasters are predicting overnight freezing rain for the Washington, D.C. area. The CRC was scheduled to discuss its work plan for developing its 2018 […]

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January 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Will County Council Consider Raising Minimum Wage on Jan. 17? (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is set to return on Jan. 17 for its first meeting in the new year. One item on its tentative calendar agenda is the controversial issue of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. There have been many rallies across Montgomery County supporting the increase and hundreds of […]

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