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January 17, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Elrich Reacts to Third Pedestrian Fatality in 2020

Only two weeks into the new year and already three people have died in pedestrian-related collisions on Montgomery County roads. The latest happened on Rockville Pike, near Wootton Parkway, around 6:30 on Thursday, January 16. This incident came 24 hours after pedestrian was hit and killed on Rockville Pike Wednesday night. These pedestrian fatalities come […]

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January 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Tercer Peatón Muere Atropellado en lo que va del Año

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery está investigando una colisión peatonal que ocurrió el jueves por la noche en Rockville Pike y que dejó una persona sin vida. Esta es la tercera muerte de peatones del año y la segunda muerte de peatones en Rockville Pike en un período de dos días. El […]

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January 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Watch Elrich’s First State of the County Address

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich delivered his first State of the County Address on Tuesday in front of a packed room at the Silver Spring Civic Center. In a wide-ranging speech, Elrich unveiled his budget, discussed economic development, racial equity, affordable housing, climate change and much more.

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January 16, 2020 | Cindy Peña

Reaction Mixed to Elrich’s Proposed Budget

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled his 2021-2026 budget during his first State of the County address on Wednesday, stressing affordable housing as one of his top priorities. To prove it, he recommended adding a record $132 million to the capital budget for affordable housing projects over the next six years. Elrich says money will […]

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January 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bill Aims to Help Local Small Businesses Thrive

Montgomery County councilmember Will Jawando recently introduced the Local Small Business Reserve Program and Direct Purchase Enhancement Act [Bill 39-19]. The goal of the bill is to open up more opportunities for local small businesses including non-profits. Officials say 95% of businesses in Montgomery County have 50 or less employees and this legislation is aimed […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not in Montgomery County for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Montgomery County released the holiday schedule for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, which is observed January 20. County Offices — closed. Libraries — closed. County Liquor Stores — open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation Centers — closed. Aquatics Facilities — open. For information about Montgomery Parks’ holiday schedule, visit its website. Ride […]

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January 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

With Radon at High Levels, Officials Urge Residents to Take Action

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other officials recognized January as Radon Action Month before the county council on Jan. 14.  The county’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to remind residents of the dangers of radon poisoning and to test their homes for it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is […]

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January 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Officials Holding Two Community Forums on State of Education in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council Education and Culture Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard, and The Universities at Shady Grove Executive Director Stewart Edelstein are hosting two community meetings to present the state of education in the county. The meetings are an opportunity to discuss academic […]

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January 14, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Cambiaría el Número de Concejales o No?

La Comisión de Revisión del Condado de Montgomery llevará a cabo cinco sesiones para escuchar a sus residentes respecto a la estructura actual del Concejo. Estas sesiones, se llevarán a cabo entre enero y marzo de 2020 y se discutirá si el tamaño del Concejo que actualmente tiene nueve miembros, cinco concejales representan a cada […]

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January 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich to Deliver First-Ever State of the County Address

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will deliver his 2020 State of the County Address on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. The event will be at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, and is open to the public. Join me for the State of the County address at 10 a.m. […]

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