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June 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

At the EPIC Awards, A Conversation About the Value of Community Media (VIDEO)

Montgomery Community Media’s inaugural EPIC Awards brought out major players in our community, as the event honored seven people who have contributed excellent programming and innovative content. With the demise of traditional media, community media is more important now than ever, because enterprises like MCM help inform our communities, and as County Executive Ike Leggett […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPL Director Parker Hamilton Announces Her Retirement, Leggett Says She Will be Missed

Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton is retiring, according to a Montgomery County statement. Hamilton has worked for Montgomery County for almost 37 years, and she served as director of the libraries for 12 years. In a statement, County Executive Ike Leggett described Hamilton as a “remarkable woman,” that the county “will miss terribly.” […]

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June 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Watch the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports about revitalization in Wheaton, a memorial service for the homeless, green streets in the new Westside at Shady Grove Metro community, high school graduations across the county and much more.

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June 6, 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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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on new pop up shops at the Grosvenor Metro station, a bridge in Lyttonsville that some residents want preserved, a new campaign at Asbury Methodist Village, a recap of Rockville’s Hometown Holidays and more. You can watch the show, below:

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Wheaton Redevelopment Project

UPDATED: Groundbreaking to redevelop parts of Wheaton is set for Sunday June 4 during the annual Taste of Wheaton celebration. The Wheaton Revitalization Project will provide a government office building, an underground parking garage, and a new town square for residents which includes a public park of approximately 35,000 square feet, according to a news […]

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May 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 31, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Lawsuit Settled: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said he is pleased that a lawsuit has been settled to recover taxpayer costs associated with the remediation and repair work at the Silver Spring Transit Center. “This is very much in the public interest,” Leggett said […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks Trash (… and Budget, and Politics …)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday, and discussed last week’s straw vote on the county’s $5.4 billion spending plan, as well as the troubles with getting a trash contractor to live up to his contract. He also discusses the upcoming election season, where possibly three or more members of the County Council […]

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May 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week.  This week’s show includes reports about the county’s new maintenance depot, a new bill by Councilmember Tom Hucker that addresses abandoned properties,  a one on one interview with County Executive Ike Leggett and more. Watch the show, below:

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May 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 17, in Montgomery County

1. Heat Wave: The National Weather Service is predicting the start of some hot days with temperatures expected to rise into the 90s today. A code orange air quality alert has also been issued for Montgomery County. 2. Assignment Education: Farmland and Ronald McNair elementary schools will be honored today by State Superintendent Karen Salmon as part of her […]

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