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February 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Pedestrian Safety Comes Up in Veirs Mill Plan Hearing

Residents who testified at a hearing on the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan brought up pedestrian safety along the major thoroughfare. Here’s what Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro had to say about it:

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Navarro Meets the Media, Feb. 11

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro discusses the Veirs Mill land use plan, pedestrian safety, E. Booke Lee Middle School and other topics. Here’s the video:        

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February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Education Budget Hearings

Five Community Meetings About the Education Budget Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are hosting five Education Budget meetings in February and March. The meetings will provide information on the programs and budgets of the County’s public school system and its community […]

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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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February 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Cemetery Protest Draws More Arrests at HOC Meeting

At least two people were arrested Wednesday at the Housing Opportunities Commission meeting, part of an ongoing protest over the status of graves under an HOC property in Bethesda. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin was arrested. Slavin, who is president of Montgomery Community Media’s board of directors, has since been released and was issued a citation […]

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February 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Dispute Brewing: Comptroller, Senator Spar Over Campaign Conflicts

Comptroller Peter Franchot on Friday asked House Speaker Michael Busch to replace his campaign treasurer because his job as a beer distributor creates a conflict of interest in the ongoing dispute over beer regulations. Franchot says Busch, who leads the 141-member House of Delegates in Annapolis, should replace Neal Katcef. Franchot claims Katcef is the […]

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February 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes video on: A conversation with retiring Police Chief Tom Manger about his decision to retire; The county’s new Chief Administrative Officer, Andrew Kleine, talks with us on the county’s Spanish language radio show; Council President Nancy Navarro […]

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February 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Debate Continues Over Post-Labor Day School Start

Gov. Larry Hogan held a press conference Thursday, pushing back against Maryland Senate Democrats, who started a debate on overturning the mandate that requires schools to begin the academic year after Labor Day. In 2017, Hogan’s executive order to start Maryland public schools after Labor Day went into effect. Since then, Montgomery County Board of […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County Grants to Help Secure Houses of Worship

Grants totaling $200,000 have been approved for security purposes at some local faith-based facilities throughout Montgomery County, according to officials. Director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Earl Stoddard, said the funding will go toward those who have experienced hate crimes, or who are at risk of becoming possible targets. […]

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February 7, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks #7: Vincent DeMarco

Vincent DeMarco has advocated for reducing teen smoking, underage drinking and gun violence. This year, he and his organization, Health Care for All, are focusing on the cost of prescription drugs. We talked to DeMarco about legislation he’s supporting this session, the creation of a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Introduced in the Senate, you can […]

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