Councilmember Sidney Katz

April 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 17 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 17. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Spring Break: Nice weather has arrived just in time for spring break for students! MCPS students and teachers have the day off from now through Monday, April 22. 2. 4Business Public Hearing: County Executive Elrich and Council Vice President Sidney Katz […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Students involved in Richard Montgomery High School’s Jaguar Scholars Leadership Program see John Lewis as a rockstar. Because of history teacher Jerome Price, 25 freshmen leaders met with Rep. Lewis for about an hour and a half on Wednesday (they only expected to speak with him for a half hour!). What an honor! @MCPS Richard Montgomery […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Nourish Now Launches ‘Neighborhood Program’ to Help Feed County Residents In Need

Nourish Now in Rockville has announced that it’s working to improve its efforts to feed vulnerable families in Montgomery County through its new Neighborhood Program. According to Nourish Now’s website, the food bank helps provide food to 700 families each month. Since the organization started 7 years ago, Brett Meyers, the founder, and executive director […]

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March 6, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Montgomery County Passes Smoking Ban in Outdoor Seating Areas

In a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council passed a bill Tuesday that will ban smoking in outdoor areas where food is served. The ban applies to patios, decks and porches. Council Vice President Sidney Katz, who is the lead sponsor for the bill, says this is a public health issue, “Prohibiting smoking in outdoor […]

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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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October 12, 2018 | Laura Rowles

New Drug Addiction Treatment Center Opens in Gaithersburg, Maryland

A new drug treatment center has opened in Gaithersburg to help addicted individuals stop compulsive drug seeking and use. The Gaithersburg-Germantown  & Clarksburg Chambers of Commerce (GGCC) supported The Freedom Center and celebrated the grand opening of their new location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, October 11. They are located at 202 […]

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October 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Katz Introduces Outdoor Smoking Ban

Councilmember Sidney Katz introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit smoking in a restaurant’s outdoor seating area. “In general, most people are in agreement with this legislation,” Katz told reporters Tuesday. “That does not mean that that will continue to be, but in general that’s what I’ve heard from constituents.” Here are excerpts from what he […]

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March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council to Host Town Hall Meeting in White Oak March 14

The Montgomery County Council will host a Town Hall Meeting in White Oak on Wednesday, March 14. The nine-member Council includes President Hans Riemer, Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker, Sidney Katz, George Leventhal and Craig Rice. According to a news release, the meeting will be held […]

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December 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Quince Orchard Library Branch Reopens (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Quince Orchard branch has reopened. The library, located at 15831 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg, was closed due to renovations under the Library Refurbishment Level-of-Effort initiative in the County’s Capital Improvement Program. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer, County Councilmembers Sidney Katz and […]

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December 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County hires an independent law firm to investigate filing a lawsuit against opioids manufacturers; Council President Hans Riemer testifies in Congress; Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act insurance is extended […]

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