Councilmember Tom Hucker

February 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Hucker Bill Attacks Lead in Water at Schools

Councilmember Tom Hucker introduced a bill Tuesday that would reduce the allowable level of lead in school drinking water to 5 parts per billion, down from 20 ppb, which is the state standard. A Maryland law required school systems to test water fixtures and replace any that tested 20 ppb or higher. According to a […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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January 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Jan. 11, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Shutdown Social: Federal workers, contractors and their families, and the community are invited to a dinner organized by Councilmember Tom Hucker tonight at Blair High School cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn more here and RSVP here. 2. Antonio Salazar Meeting: […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland and Montgomery County Politicians Tweet Their Shutdown Frustrations

Maryland and Montgomery County politicians have taken to Twitter over the past couple of weeks to air their frustrations with the federal government shutdown. Here’s a look at what they’ve been saying. Gov. Larry Hogan I am disgusted by the lack of concern for hardworking employees who will go unpaid this week. No one in […]

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January 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hucker Organizes Potluck for Furloughed Federal Workers, Contractors

Furloughed federal workers and government contractors have been invited to a community potluck — with food from local restaurants and entertainment from local musicians. Organized by Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, the “Shutdown Social” takes place 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at the Montgomery Blair High School cafeteria, 51 University Blvd. E, […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Address Committee for Montgomery at Legislative Breakfast

Maryland and Montgomery County officials spoke at the Committee for Montgomery’s 2018 Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Committee for Montgomery consists of county leaders who promote policies to increase opportunities for county residents. More specifically, they support education policies and promote economic and infrastructure development that would benefit the county. At the breakfast, Senator Chris Van […]

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July 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Fund to Help Businesses During Construction Gets Green Light for Expansion from Leggett

A fund that aims to alleviate the economic impact from certain construction projects has received approval from Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to expand. The Impact Assistance Fund was created to provide qualifying business owners with a conditional grant or loan, worth up to $25,000, for the economic strain caused by redevelopment projects initiated by […]

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April 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Proposed Zoning Regs Would Allow County to Pursue ‘Community Solar’

One way for Montgomery County to do its part to stem climate change could be through “community solar,” where groups of individuals can band together to support solar arrays. “Community solar projects here and around the country can really help reduce our carbon footprint and reduce the devastating impact of climate change on the planet,” […]

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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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October 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the establishment of a permanent commission to combat human trafficking in the county, residents look back fifteen years to the D.C. sniper case, a suicide prevention and drug abuse campaign recently launched, and more. Watch the show in its entirety below:

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