County Executive Ike Leggett

February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Counter-Trolling from the County Executive

County Executive Ike Leggett assured a questioner Thursday that he has no plans to take a job with Amazon. And managed to get in some executive-level trolling in, to boot. “William from Silver Spring” wrote in: “Sir, What is your preferred job title for when you go work for Amazon after you leave office?” Leggett […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Montgomery County

In addition to National Frozen Yogurt Day #FroYo, here’s five things to know today, Feb. 6., in Montgomery County: 1. Livestream of Tribute: Montgomery Community Media (MCM) will celebrate the career and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer, Merlyn Reineke who died unexpectedly Dec. 22. Watch the livestream, here. 2. Student Mental Health Forum: Students, […]

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January 31, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Jan. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Super Blue Blood Moon: After 166 years, a lunar event called a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” will take place between 6:30 and 7:15 in the morning. 2. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County has extended the hypothermia alert until noon. The Hypothermia Alert for Montgomery County has been […]

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January 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Jan. 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Tuesday starting at 12 a.m. continuing through Wednesday at 12 a.m. 2. Savings Plan: The Montgomery County Council is expected to vote on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Savings Plan. The FY18 Savings Plan is based on […]

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January 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Leggett, Riemer Stay Mum on Amazon Site

Montgomery officials aren’t revealing the location the county has pitched as a possible location for Amazon’s “HQ2” — the site where the Seattle-based company would build for 50,000 employees. On Thursday, Montgomery County was chosen as a potential site, one of 20 potential locations out of 238 that were competing for the new office complex […]

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January 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Broken Rail Had Been Inspected Recently, Metro Safety Official Says

The section of Metro track that failed Monday had been visually inspected three times this month, once in August and once also in October, a rail system official said Tuesday. Track failure remains the likely cause of Monday’s Metro derailment, but the transit system is examining other causes, said the official, Pat Lavin, Metro’s chief […]

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December 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Current Budget Problems Just the Start of County’s Fiscal Issues (Video)

The Montgomery County budget is like the opposite of the rap by Notorious B.I.G. Less Money Mo Problems. County Executive Ike Leggett has asked county departments for 2 percent in cuts, which will form the basis of a savings plan he’ll present to the County Council before Christmas. The county needs the plan to make […]

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December 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Some Residents Worry About GOP Tax Plan (VIDEO)

In a sit-down meeting with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (Md-D), Nancy Suniewick of Silver Spring expressed concern over the tax reform bills passed recently by the Senate and the House. Both bills aim to eliminate the state and local tax reduction. According to the Tax Policy Center, state and local income and real estate taxes […]

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November 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 20 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Bill Brew: Comptroller Peter Franchot will unveil legislation to promote economic growth through the craft brewing industry and overhaul outdated laws. He’ll be at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring at 3 p.m. 2. ‘Gift Outside the Box’: County Executive Ike Leggett will be at Pike […]

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November 16, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 16 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Planning Board meeting: The Planning Board meets today and on the agenda is the Hillandale Gateway Sketch Plan to allow a 430,175-square-foot multi-family residential building within the White Oak Science Gateway  Master Plan area. See the full agenda, here. 2. Online discussion: County Executive Ike Leggett holds […]

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