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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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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Seeking Solar Panel Requirements on All New Single-Family Homes in 2022

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants to pass a bill that would require new single-family houses to have solar panels on their roofs starting in 2022. The environmentally-conscious solar panels would turn sunlight into electricity. Elrich wants to officially introduce the bill this year, according to The Washington Post.  In 2017, the Montgomery County Council […]

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

2012 MCPS Graduate Running for Board of Education

Gaithersburg resident Cameron Rhode filed to run for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education Thursday. He is the first and only person to file candidacy for the position thus far. Jeanette Dixon, the current at-large board member, will not run for reelection.  Currently a tutor at Everest Tutors & Test Prep […]

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January 10, 2020 | 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: County Executive Marc Elrich will deliver the State of the County address Wednesday, Jan. 15. The address will be broadcast live. Purple Line construction starts in downtown Silver Spring. A rally was recently held […]

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January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Peter Franchot Announces Run for Governor in 2022

State Comptroller Peter Franchot, 72, announced his plan to run for governor in 2022 at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring on Monday. He is the first person to announce their candidacy for the position.  Standing before a crowd of more than 50 people at @DenizensBrewing in Silver Spring, Maryland Comptroller @peterfranchot says he’s absolutely […]

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January 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Federal Agencies, County Programs Closing Early Tuesday Before Snow Falls

As the region readies for the first snowfall of the new year, government facilities and programs are announcing closings and cancellations. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area will close early on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Montgomery County Government offices and departments are staying open Tuesday with nonessential employees given the opportunity to use “liberal leave” […]

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January 6, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: State Sen. Will Smith, a Veteran, on Legislature, Iraq

State Sen. Will Smith talks about changes in the state Senate’s crime committee as he takes over leadership of the panel. He also talks about his military service in light of current events in Iraq and Iran.

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January 3, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Abiertas Contrataciones Temporales en el Departamento de Recreación

El Departamento de Recreación del Condado de Montgomery actualmente está buscando ocupar puestos estacionales a tiempo parcial para la próxima temporada de verano. El departamento organizará cuatro ferias de empleo en los próximos dos meses para cualquier persona interesada en esta oportunidad. El calendario de las cuatro ferias de empleo es: Martes 7 de enero […]

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January 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

County Recreation Department Hiring Seasonal Employees

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation is currently looking to fill part-time seasonal positions for the upcoming summer season. The department will host four job fairs in the next two months for anyone interested in this opportunity. The schedule of the four job fairs is: Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. Plum Gar […]

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January 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

Speaking for Democrats, Van Hollen Calls for Fair Impeachment, Action on Bills

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen has recorded the weekly Democratic address in which he spells out what his party wants from a Senate trial of the articles of impeachment and takes Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to task for failing to allow the chamber to act on legislation passed by the House of Representatives. Van Hollen […]

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