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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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September 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

The Leggett Legacy Part IV: What it Takes to Lead Montgomery County

Isiah Leggett completes three terms as Montgomery County Executive this year and will be leaving elected office. MCM’s Doug Tallman talks with Leggett about what it takes to lead Montgomery County. Watch all four parts of The Leggett Legacy on MyMCMedia.org.          

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September 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

The Leggett Legacy Part III: Changing Hearts and Minds

Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County’s first African American executive initially did not want to run for political office. As Leggett prepares to leave the office of County Executive after three terms, MCM’s Doug Tallman talked with Leggett about what changed his mind. Watch all four parts of The Leggett Legacy on MyMCMedia.org.          

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September 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Mulls Brewery Rules in Ag Reserve

Montgomery County Council members mulled over a change in zoning regulations Tuesday that would make it easier for farms in the Ag Reserve to operate wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries. The proposal has broad support on the council, but concerns have been raised about the increased traffic alcohol production could bring to the area’s rolling […]

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September 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

The Leggett Legacy Part II: Gratitude and Determination

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett became emotional as he discussed the scholarships that allowed him to go to college. As Leggett, the county’s first African-American executive prepares to leave office, MCM’s Doug Tallman talked with Leggett about his journey from poverty in rural Louisiana to become the leader of Maryland’s largest and most diverse county. […]

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September 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

The Leggett Legacy Part I: A Remarkable American Life Story

Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County’s first African American executive rose from poverty in rural Louisiana to lead Maryland’s largest and most diverse county. As Leggett prepares to leave the office of County Executive, MCM’s Doug Tallman talked with Leggett about what it took to win the office and hold it for three terms. Watch all four […]

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September 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Hosts Meet the Media

During his meet with media, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer discussed new alcohol production regulations in the Ag Reserve, the bicycle master plan and a school moratorium in the Silver Spring area.  

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September 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Talks About Ag Reserve Regs to Expand Alcohol Production

Montgomery County Council members will discuss proposals to expand wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries in the county’s Ag Reserve at its meeting Tuesday. Council President Hans Riemer talked about the proposals at his Monday meeting with the media: You can find the staff report on the proposals by clicking here.  

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