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March 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with County Council reaction to the county executive’s recommended fiscal year budget and concerns about President Trump’s proposed federal budget. There are also reports on a health care rally in Gaithersburg, the Capital Bikeshare network expansion in Wheaton, and summer jobs at […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Local Leaders Cut the Ribbon for Satellite Capital Bikeshare Network in Wheaton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials celebrated the satellite Capital Bikeshare network in Wheaton on Wednesday morning. It may have been too cold for bike riding but local officials were beaming as they cut the ribbon at the bikeshare station adjacent to the Wheaton Metro station along Georgia Avenue. “My heart skips a beat every time I see […]

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March 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council to Hold Five Budget Hearings on Proposed FY 2018 Budget, Sign Up to Testify Now

The Montgomery County Council will hold five public hearings next month to receive feedback on County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended Montgomery County’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Operating Budget. More than 150 people are expected to provide feedback on the budget during the five hearings, which are scheduled April 4 – 6. Over the next two […]

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March 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner and Leggett Ask Planning Board Chair to Pause Westbard Plan and to Retain Mediator

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President Roger Berliner have written a letter to Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson asking for a delay in the Equity One sketch plan process, just weeks after the board approved the development plan (excluding the area believed to be a historic burial ground). In the letter dated March […]

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March 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest edition of County Report This Week. The show begins with a report on the county executive’s proposed budget and includes County Council reaction. There are also reports from Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools and more. You can watch the show, below:

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March 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke, Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

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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March 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Town of Poolesville Celebrates 150 Years (PHOTOS)

The Town of Poolesville is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The town was founded in 1867. On Monday night, local officials gathered to talk about some of the upcoming events planned to celebrate the town’s history. “Celebrating our 150 years of rich history is important as we reflect upon our great founders, their goals […]

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March 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Leggett Says Montgomery Institutes Snow Plan (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said the county had begun to institute its snow-removal plan as the region braces for a big nor’easter heading toward the mid-Atlantic. “Unfortunately over the last few years I now know more about snow removal than I ever wanted to know in my lifetime,” Leggett said Monday morning. In January […]

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March 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Virtual Town Hall Meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett Set for March 15

Montgomery County residents are invited to join Executive Ike Leggett for a virtual town hall meeting from 1 – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15. Residents are encouraged to submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat, here. According to a county news release, questions and answers will be posted online. You can peruse […]

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February 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Montgomery County Prepares to Relocate the Confederate Soldier Statue to White’s Ferry Road in Dickerson

UPDATED 2.28.17 The Confederate Soldier monument is being moved from Rockville to Dickerson, according to Montgomery County officials. That’s because the ownership of the statue has been transferred to White’s Ferry, Inc. which operates the vehicle ferry at White’s Ferry. The popular ferry transports cars between Montgomery County and the Leesburg, Virginia area on the other […]

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