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February 23, 2018

Ortman-Fouse Says She’s Seeking Council Seat

Jill Ortman-Fouse, who was seeking her first re-election to the Montgomery County Board of Education, has decided to forgo that seat, endorse the man who was seeking to challenge her and run instead for an at-large seat for County Council. Ortman-Fouse made the announcement on Facebook on Friday. “I know there are about 30 candidates […]

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February 23, 2018

County Council Signs On to ‘Agency Fee’ Court Case

Montgomery County will sign on to court papers in a case the Supreme Court will hear next week that could affect how the county government interacts with its employee unions. The case is Janus v. the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, and the Janus is Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee who […]

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February 23, 2018

Warm Weather & Rain Forces Special Olympics Maryland to Cancel 2018 Winter Games

Nearly 200 Maryland athletes will not be competing in the Winter Games this year which were scheduled to start Sunday, Feb. 25. Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) announced Thursday the games would not take place. Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) was set for its annual Winter Games at Whitetail Resort to begin Sunday Feb. 25 and continue […]

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February 23, 2018

Board of Elections Needs Student Volunteers for ‘Future Vote’ Program

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking school-age students from grades 6-12 to participate in the “Future Vote” program. Future Vote students will serve as Election Day student aides during the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election on Tuesday, June 26. There is also an opportunity to participate in many other activities with the Board of […]

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February 23, 2018

4 Tips to Wipe Out Credit Card Debt

Do you feel the burden of credit card debt? Imagine what it feels like, if you didn’t have to make those monthly payments. Credit card debt affects people across all income levels. We have a client who works at a large technology company but feels stuck with a $40,000 credit card debt. We have another […]

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February 23, 2018

Montgomery County Waives Animal Adoption Fees

Adoption fees have been waived at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. The no-cost adoptions continue until Sunday, Feb. 25, as part of a sponsored partnership with Friends of Montgomery County Animals. Staff and volunteers are eager to get the 100 available animals adopted to make room for new pets seeking their forever […]

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February 23, 2018

So You Want to Join a Chamber of Commerce?

Chambers of Commerce exist to help local businesses prosper for a modest annual fee. A business doesn’t join just to be a member of another organization; they join an organization that is genuinely interested in promoting local business – like the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC). Membership with the GGCC is a vital investment in […]

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February 23, 2018

MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about […]

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February 23, 2018

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: County Council discusses small cell towers regulations; A zoning text amendment is introduced to raise the allowable production of solar energy on public properties; The Board of Elections seeks hiring bilingual […]

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February 23, 2018

Metro Update: Red Line Train Weekend Schedule Modified for Maintenance

Metro riders can expect some changes to the Red Line this weekend between Wheaton and Glenmont stations. The Glenmont station will be closed beginning Feb. 24 through Feb. 25 for track maintenance and leak mitigation, according to WMATA. Buses will replace the Red Line trains between Wheaton and Glenmont. The remaining Red Line trains will operate […]

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