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June 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police, Alcohol Control Take Drunken Driving Personally

Montgomery County police and the county’s Department of Liquor Control have launched a public awareness campaign to prevent drunken driving and to prevent over-consumption by patrons, targeting the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The campaign, titled “I Take It Personally,” asks community members and retail establishments to prevent friends and customers from drinking too much […]

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June 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Hurley Defends His Title at Quicken Loans National This Week (VIDEO)

Professional golfer Billy Hurley III is back to defend his title at the Quicken Loans National. The 2016 champion won his first title last year at Congressional Country Club. This year, the PGA tournament is being played at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. “Having won last year and getting to defend this year, it’s a […]

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June 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Douglas Tallman

One Year and Counting: Montgomery County Voters to Elect New Leaders in 2018

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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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 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Moves Paper Recycling In House (VIDEO)

Paper at the Montgomery County Recycling Center used to be shipped to a contractor, who separated the corrugated paper from other kinds and then sold the paper at a profit. Recently, the county decided to take that operation in house, which will increase revenue at the recycling center by $3 million a year, officials said […]

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June 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hoan Dang Files for At-Large Seat on County Council

A 30-year community organizer from Wheaton has filed to run for one of four at-large positions on the Montgomery County Council. “I feel that with my experience and the skill set I have, I can help solve some of the long-standing issues in the county,” Hoan Dang said. He said he wanted to focus on […]

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June 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Security Screening Equipment Installed at Council Office Building in Rockville

New metal detectors are being installed at the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. “It’s to screen materials that are coming into the building, to provide more security for everybody in the building, not just the Councilmembers,” explained Glenn Orlin, deputy Council administrator. Beginning on July 5, all visitors to the building will […]

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June 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Approves New Principals For Next Year (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County’s Board of Education approved the appointments of the following principals and staff at its June 26 meeting: Standing room only here at tonight’s @mocoboe meeting. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/byVlcCFoSn — Mitti Hicks (@MittiMegan) June 26, 2017 Appointments and recognition of awards happening now. @mymcmedia @mocoboe pic.twitter.com/f7v2hW8Cox — Mitti Hicks (@MittiMegan) June 26, 2017

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June 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

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June 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

The Courthouse Team Files Paperwork for 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election (PHOTO)

It’s official. The Courthouse Team is running for re-election in Montgomery County. The team consists of State’s Attorney John McCarthy, Clerk of the Circuit Court Barbara Meiklejohn, Register of Wills Joseph Griffin and Sheriff Darren Popkin. The four Democrats filed their paperwork at the Board of Elections office in Gaithersburg on June 26. McCarthy, who […]

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