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October 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Senators Support Legal Action Against FAA on Flight Noise

U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen on Thursday expressed their support for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to pursue legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise near large airports. Residents have complained about the excessive noise from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood International Airport in Hanover and Reagan National Airport in Washington. In […]

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July 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters, July 10, 2017 (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner talked about Montgomery County’s opposition to a “second crossing” across the Potomac River, a legal memorandum on whether the county can bring suit against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise from Reagan National Airport, problems with the county’s Department of Liquor Control, opioids and other topics.

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June 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner: County to Take Step Toward Suing FAA over Airplane Noise

Council President Roger Berliner said Monday the county would take the first steps toward taking the Federal Aviation Administration to court over airplane noise from jets taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport. That step involves a legal memorandum from Dentons Law Firm, which will be funded by a $7,500 supplemental budget request from County […]

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June 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Discusses Issues with Trash Collection

Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday and hit on three big issues: The continuing difficulties in getting trash, yard waste and recycling picked up in some areas of the county; The problems that led to the Dickerson incinerator fire in December; and And the possibility that the county would join other jurisdictions in suing […]

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June 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Raskin Discusses Infrastructure Plan at Committee for Montgomery (VIDEO)

Rep. Jamie Raskin addressed the Community for Montgomery on Monday morning, hitting a number of topics about the changes in the federal government since he took office in January. We asked Raskin about President Trump’s infrastructure plan. Trump has announced that his infrastructure plan would include privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system, which some […]

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May 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Calls on FAA to Change Flight Patterns

Gov. Larry Hogan asked the Federal Aviation Administration to route commercial airliners taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport using old flight patterns until the agency can engage state and local stakeholders. “I sincerely hope that we are able to find common ground and an amicable resolution,” Hogan said in a letter to FAA […]

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October 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen Touts New Bill to Create Property Tax Credit for Seniors at News Briefing (VIDEO)

At her weekly briefing today, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen announced that she’s introducing a bill at this week’s County Council meeting that would create a new property tax credit for residents who are 65-years-old and who have lived in the same dwelling for at least 40 years. Retired members of the U.S. armed […]

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October 12, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Loss of Engine Power Could Be Cause of Plane Crash in Laytonsville (VIDEO)

UPDATED 10.12.16 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released an update on the plane crash that killed one person in Laytonsville. According to initial information received from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot reported the airplane was experiencing engine problems shortly after takeoff. The airplane departed for Davis Airport (W50) in Laytonsville and was destined […]

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October 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Council Vice President Releases Statement on Excessive Airplane Noise from Reagan National Airport Flights

With the recent increase in complaints related to aircraft noise from planes departing from and arriving to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner says he is working to address this issue at a recent T and E Committee worksession, according to a statement released on Wednesday. “The purpose of […]

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September 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

Small Plane Crashes in Laytonsville, One Person Killed

UPDATED One person was killed when a small plane crashed in a field off Laytonsville Road on Tuesday evening, according to a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) official. “One person did not survive,” said MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer. “The fire is out. The investigation is beginning.” The crash happened around 6:20 p.m. in […]

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