Articles by Douglas Tallman

April 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Greening Up Montgomery County

Montgomery County recycles a lot of its trash, but it’s going to have to recycle a lot more if it wants to close its pollution-belching incinerator in Dickerson — it won’t be easy being green Montgomery, or so says the county’s environmental protection chief, Adam Ortiz. Listen to his chat with Doug Tallman on this […]

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April 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 22 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, April 22. Cross your fingers. It could be a pleasant week ahead. Here’s the forecast. 1. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council holds a budget hearing at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. You can see the budget here. And here’s the agenda for the budget hearing. And Kensington holds a work session […]

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April 17, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Marc Elrich on Schools, Budget and Transportation

County Executive Marc Elrich discusses the schools, budget and transportation in the County – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.

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April 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland Unveils Options for Widening I-270, Capital Beltway

For somewhere around $10 billion, the state could help commuters shave 30 percent off the time of their I-270 or Capital Beltway commutes, according to information released this week by the Maryland Department of Transportation. About 34 homeowners and four businesses would have to relocate, according to the information contained in a 16-page document. Revealed […]

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April 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Keep Your Pet Country Music Calm

Dr. Mark Liberto soothes nervous pets with country music at his Lake Forest Animal Clinic in Gaithersburg. Get more tips on keeping your cat or dog healthy and calm – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and […]

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April 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Germantown Man, Accused of Plotting National Harbor Attack, Faces Indictment

A grand jury has indicted a Germantown man that the U.S. Attorney’s Office says was inspired by ISIS to plow through pedestrians at National Harbor using a stolen U-Haul van. The indictment charges Rondell Henry, 28, with interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, court papers say. He faces 10 years in prison, and no other […]

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April 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Launches Petition Drive to Limit Taxes — Again

Robin Ficker — the Montgomery County attorney famous for running for office and trying to amend the county charter — has a new plan for eliminating tax increases. He is proposing a charter amendment that would allow the Montgomery County Council to raise taxes only to the rate of inflation. Currently, the council can raise […]

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April 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Charges Dropped Against Cemetery Protesters

Charges have been dropped against the seven members of the “HOC 7” — protesters who were arrested during Housing Opportunities Commission meetings objecting to the lack of action over an African-American cemetery on commission property. The seven received citations for disorderly conduct, four at a Jan. 9 protest and three at a Feb. 8 protest. […]

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April 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Annapolis Sends More Money for Montgomery Schools, But Is It Enough?

Education funding from the Maryland General Assembly sends an extra $24.4 million to Montgomery County Public Schools for fiscal 2020. Simultaneously, the county has a budget issue the money might solve. The Board of Education sought $14.5 million more than what County Executive Marc Elrich proposed in his fiscal 2020 budget request for the school […]

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April 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Man Killed Trying to Cross I-270

Maryland State Police have identified the man who died Monday trying to walk across I-270. Tyrone Alonzo Jones, 36, was hit by a dump truck about 12:15 p.m. as he was crossing the highway, just north of Germantown Road, Maryland State Police said. Police said they received a call that a man appeared to be […]

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