Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett

February 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Civic Center’s Great Hall Renamed to honor Buffalo Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined community leaders and residents at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring to honor the Buffalo Soldiers by renaming the Great Hall to “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall” to pay tribute to their contributions to the nation. The Buffalo Soldiers were formed after Congress passed legislation in the 1860s that allowed […]

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February 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know in Montgomery County for Feb. 27

Here are five things you need to know today, Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Montgomery County: 1. Public Sector Unions: Montgomery County Councilmembers will introduce a resolution in support of public employee unions at its regular scheduled meeting. 2. Renaming Ceremony: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join residents to rename the Great Hall at the […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Leggett to Rename Civic Center’s Great Hall to Honor African American Soldiers

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to join residents on Feb. 27 to rename the Great Hall at the Silver Spring Civic Center to the “The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall.” During the renaming ceremony, a former Buffalo Soldier and longtime Silver Spring resident James Harden Daughtery, will be recognized. Daugherty, who passed away in […]

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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Police Station Opens in Bethesda After Nearly 60 Years

Bethesda is changing which is evident just by traveling down Wisconsin Avenue where any biker or driver alike, can hear the construction happening downtown. Montgomery County Department of General Services Director David Dise called it the “sound of prosperity” early Monday as he welcomed county leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Montgomery County […]

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January 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCDOT Receives $500K to Enhance Mobility for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has received $544,430 in federal funding to reduce monthly co-pays for the county’s Call-n-Ride participants. Call-n-Ride is a taxi service for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The two-year grant from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will allow MCDOT […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Budget Forum Canceled Monday Because of Bad Weather

County Executive Ike Leggett’s budget forum scheduled for tonight in Bethesda has been canceled because of the winter weather advisory for freezing rain and snow. The forum will take place on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the  Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. Leggett will announce his Recommended FY19 Operating […]

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January 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Leggett Invites Residents to Budget Forums This Month

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to hold five forums on the the fiscal year 2019 operating budget this month. The meetings will let residents voice opinions on county spending. The first budget forum is scheduled for Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. “Public forums are […]

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December 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Quince Orchard Library Branch Reopens (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Quince Orchard branch has reopened. The library, located at 15831 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg, was closed due to renovations under the Library Refurbishment Level-of-Effort initiative in the County’s Capital Improvement Program. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer, County Councilmembers Sidney Katz and […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Quince Orchard Branch Library Reopens Dec. 16

Montgomery County Announces Date for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Reopen the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Quince Orchard Branch The grand reopening of the Montgomery County Public Libraries’Quince Orchard Branch will be held on Dec. 16. Over the past few months, the library has been closed for enhancements which includes new flooring and painting throughout the […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Announces New Program Aimed to Serve Ambulance Callers Better

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced a new initiative early Wednesday aimed to serve frequent callers for the county’s ambulance service better. The new program titled, “The Montgomery County Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program,” was designed to reduce the growth rate of system demands on the County’s Emergency Medical Services while providing effective heath care for frequent […]

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