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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 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 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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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Employees Celebrate Black History Month, Honor Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County employees celebrated Black History Month with a special program at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville today. The 2017 program entitled, “An African American Musical Journey,” highlighted several genres of music. “We started with the beat over in Africa,” said Debra Jones, chair of the Black History Program Committee. “We are showing […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Celebrates Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Josiah Henson was born a slave in Charles County, Maryland and lived in Montgomery County before escaping to freedom in Canada. Author Harriet Beecher Stowe modeled the fictional character Uncle Tom after Josiah Henson. Unlike Stowe’s Uncle Tom, Henson became a conductor on the underground railroad, international speaker, author and the founder of a city […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Virtual Town Hall Meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett Set for Feb. 21

Got a question about life in Montgomery County? Montgomery County residents are invited to join Executive Ike Leggett for a virtual town hall meeting from 1 – 2 p.m. on Feb. 21. Residents are encouraged to submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat, here. According to a county news release, questions and answers […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Immigration concerns top this week’s edition of County Report This Week. The show also includes reports about the Dickerson incinerator, a police academy for Hispanic residents, local celebrations of Black History Month, and more. Watch the 30-minute news and information show, below:

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