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September 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with transit news – construction on the Purple Line light-rail project connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton is underway. There are also reports on Montgomery College greeting students as the fall semester begins, the future of early childhood programs in the county, Gaithersburg […]

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August 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Little Falls Library Branch Celebrates Completion of Refresh Project (PHOTO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Little Falls Library branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 26. The $1.1 million refresh project took 12 months to complete, after a water pipe break in December caused a delay with the project. County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at Saturday’s celebration by Councilmember George […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the lessons learned from the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy one year ago. There are also reports on the Zika virus, the upcoming solar eclipse and more. Watch the show in its entirety below:

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Receives nearly $200,000 from Public Election Fund

Montgomery County executive candidate George Leventhal said Friday he has received $196,652 to match the campaign contributions he has raised. The money comes from the county’s $11 million public election fund, which disburses funds based on contributions raised by candidates. Leventhal, an at-large member of the County Council, qualified for the funds by collecting more […]

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July 19, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Twenty Public Safety Officials Honored at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty Upcounty Police Officers and a Firefighter at their 22nd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 14. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The Annual Public Safety Awards honor the Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and Emergency Service professionals protecting the Upcounty of […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State Senator Cheryl Kagan Considers Political Options in 2018, Including the County Executive’s Race

Make no doubt about it, State Senator Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat, loves representing District 17 residents in Annapolis. “I am honored to represent the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville,” she said in an interview Monday. But she’s also considering some other options in 2018, including the race for Montgomery County executive. Over the last few […]

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July 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Campaigns for the Future (VIDEO)

With his wife, Karen, by his side, County Council President Roger Berliner officially filed his paperwork on Monday morning to run for the office of County Executive in 2018. “I am pretty excited,” Berliner said. “What happens next is that we go forth and we campaign for this office to lead our county into the […]

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July 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner and Leventhal File Paperwork to Run for County Executive on Same Day (VIDEO)

Talk about timing. A candidate for county executive in 2018, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner was filing his election paperwork at the Board of Elections offices Monday morning when County Councilmember George Leventhal walked thru the door to do the same. “Unbelievable,” said Leventhal, as the two Democrats, who are now competitors in the […]

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June 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Wiedefeld Addresses Arcing Insulators on the Red Line at Briefing with County Council (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld was in Rockville on Tuesday to present his plan to the Montgomery County Council for continuous improvement to the Metrorail system now that the Safe Track program is completed. During the briefing, Wiedefeld was asked about continuing issues with arcing insulators on the Red Line. “That has been an issue […]

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June 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Kicks Off County Executive Campaign (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal kicked off his campaign for county executive Saturday drawing about 100 supporters at Wheaton Regional Park. Much of his address to his supporters focused less on policy initiatives and more on how he would make county government work. “As your next County Executive, I will lead a cost-effective government that […]

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