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July 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Hires Firm to Assist With Police Chief Search

City of Takoma Park officials approved an ordinance during Wednesday’s council meeting to hire a consulting firm to assist in their national search for the city’s new police chief. Springsted Waters, based in Minneapolis, was chosen but will work out of their Mechanicsville office in Virginia. City officials requested proposals from qualified executive search firms […]

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July 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from July 7-13

Changes at a local shopping center and blooming sunflowers topped our Top 10 list this week. We had several public safety stories included the ongoing legal proceedings on Catherine Hoggle’s competency and the sentencing of a man who went on a shooting spree. Construction of a bridge over I-270 got underway. A bridge over the […]

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July 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from June 29-July 6

For a holiday week, Montgomery County had a busy seven days, especially on the public safety front. Three major trials, two fires and a crime summary with a focus on county schools dominate the week’s list of stories (by the way, you’re getting 11 stories in your Top 10; both the preview of Catherine Hoggle’s […]

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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Respond to Congressional Baseball Shooting

Following the shooting at a congressional baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and a few others injured, local and state-elected officials responded on Twitter. So grateful for our brave and dedicated @CapitolPolice. We thank them for their continuing devotion and commitment. — Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 14, 2017 […]

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June 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Inspector General Finds No Wrongdoing in Montgomery College President’s Travels

A review of travel expenses of the Montgomery College president found no wrongdoing, according to a report released Tuesday. Edward L. Blansitt, Montgomery County’s inspector general, said he believed a provision added to President DeRionne Pollard’s employment agreement was not fully implemented. The provision would have improved oversight over travel and other business expenses. The […]

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June 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Foundation Fund Raises $300K of $500K Sought

The Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund — established to help nonprofits working to support vulnerable communities during a period of federal policy change — has raised $300,000 of the $500,000 it hopes to raise by July 4, according to an email from the organization. The Community Foundation has set a goal of raising $500,000 for the […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Holding Meetings on New Rate Structure

Montgomery County WSSC customers will get two chances in June to hear about a new rate structure that is expected to take effect next year. The new structure follows an order in March by the Maryland Public Service Commission, which found that current 16-tier Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission rates, adopted 25 years ago, discriminated against […]

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May 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville City Police Crime Summary for the Week Ending May 7

Arrests On May 2, between 12:16 a.m. and 12:25 a.m., a 26-year-old man was arrested for trespassing, after an incident that occurred in the 1000 block of Rockville Pike. On May 2, at 1:42 a.m., an 18-year-old woman was arrested for violating an ex-parte/protection order, after an incident that occurred in the unit block of […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Progressing on Fiscal 2018 Budget (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council is in the middle of deciding the modifications it will make to County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget. Council President Roger Berliner said he and his colleagues will be making changes on the margin that “reflect our values.” Among the changes could be restoring money to nonprofits that Leggett removed […]

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April 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

End of the Line for a Metro Car

What do you do with an old 80,000-pound subway car Metro doesn’t want anymore? If you’re building new development around the Grosvenor Strathmore Metro Station, you send it to a subway chop shop and build seven pop-up shops out of the steel husk. “It’s about trying to create great developments that are beautiful and are […]

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