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March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Council Approves Bill Limiting Sidewalk Closures

On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed legislation aimed at limiting the closure of sidewalks in the county. The legislation limits the conditions under which sidewalks can be closed due to proximity to a construction site, according to a press release from the council.  The goal of the bill is to “increase pedestrian safety, […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Residents Encouraged to Respond to Census by April 1

The 2020 Census count is currently underway. Homes will receive in the mail an invitation to participate in the census from March 12-20. The questionnaire may be completed online, by phone, or by mail. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the census online. Montgomery County Executive Marc […]

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February 20, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejales Discutirán Seguridad para las Comunidades Religiosas

Los miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz y Gabe Albornoz están organizando una reunión con los residentes llamada: “Una discusión de seguridad para las comunidades de nuestra fe”. El evento se llevará a cabo el jueves 27 de febrero de 7 p.m. a 9 p.m. en la sala de audiencias […]

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February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Interviews Appointee for Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Racial Equity Program Manager Tiffany Ward was interviewed by the County Council Tuesday for a position as the county’s Chief Equity Officer (CEO). Ward was appointed by County Executive Marc Elrich and the council will vote on her appointment on Feb. 25.  Today as the County Council celebrates Black History Month, it is […]

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December 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker Wants to Install Cameras to Catch Distracted Drivers

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker wants the Maryland General Assembly to pass a bill that would install road cameras to film and catch distracted drivers in the county.  Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher introduced the bill on Hucker’s behalf.  MC 24-20 would let the county put “distracted driving automated monitoring systems” on highways, and the systems would […]

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November 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Friedson Holds Community Conversation With Police Commander Gagen

Councilmember Andrew Friedson is holding a Community Conversation with District 1 residents at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Bethesda Elementary School. Bethesda Police District Commander Sean Gagen will join Friedson to engage with residents and learn about what is important to them. The discussion will cover both countywide and neighborhood issues in District 1. […]

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September 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 25 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 25, and it’s Comic Book Day. Celebrate by reading a comic about your favorite heroes and villains. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Watershed Restoration and Outreach Information Session: The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the Chesapeake Bay Trust is inviting people to an information […]

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August 30, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 30 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday and sunny. Can’t beat that. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, Aug. 30. 1. Free Concert: Rockville’s Town Square hosts Moonshine Society, a blues/roots/soul group, starting at 6 p.m. 2. Wine Tasting: Bel Pre Fine Wine, 2251 Bel Pre Road in Silver Spring, […]

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August 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Andrew Friedson

Councilmember Andrew Friedson, serving his first term on the County Council, has made a name for himself in trying to make government run more efficiently. He’s also been an advocate for pedestrian safety. In this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman, Friedson also shares his thoughts on the latest developments in Tonya Chapman’s decision […]

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July 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, July 31. Mostly cloudy in the morning, then thunderstorms later in the day. Here’s the forecast. Here’s five things to know: 1. Council Committee Work: The County Council’s planning committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation for a roundtable discussion. The committee is chaired by Councilmember Hans […]

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