July 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Aspen Hill Library Reopens After a Refresh (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library branch, which reopened this past weekend. The $1.2 million refresh project took eight months to complete. Find out more in the video recap, below: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined at the grand opening celebration by Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Marc […]

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April 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Poolesville Scraps Plans for Synthetic Ice Rink Because of Costs

The Town of Poolesville is not moving forward with plans for a synthetic ice rink, according to Town Manager Wade Yost. You may remember that Montgomery County was hoping to partner with the town on a rink after a backyard rink, “Mel’s Rink,”  made national headlines when the county shut it down for public use […]

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February 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen Talks Blizzard, DLC, Watkins Mill Interchange and More at Weekly Briefing (VIDEO)

The Blizzard of 2016 was the hot topic at Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen’s weekly briefing on Feb. 1st.    Floreen said she has requested that executive staff from all county departments involved in storm operations participate in a special session with Councilmembers on Feb. 9th. As for the cost of the storm, Floreen […]

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December 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Council Receives OLO Report on Child Care

The Montgomery County Council today received a report from the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) that responds to the Council’s request for an analysis of the need for, and availability of, child care and child care subsidies in Montgomery County. The report, entitled “Child Care in Montgomery County,” also reviews initiatives in other jurisdictions aimed […]

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April 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

A Cold and Costly Winter in Montgomery County

It was cold and costly. The total costs for snow removal operations this winter cost Montgomery County over $32 million, according to County Executive Isiah Leggett. “During the winter of 2014-2015, Montgomery County experienced 27 snow/ice events with total accumulation of approximately 46.6 inches,” wrote Leggett in an April 24 memo to Council President George […]

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March 20, 2013 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Transit Center Costs (Video)

After discussing the long awaited consultant’s report on the structural soundness of the Silver Spring Transit Center, a Montgomery County Council Committee (Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment T & E) met on March 19 to discuss a request by the County Executive to appropriate another $7.5 million in funds for the project. In this video […]

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