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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmembers Meet with Senator Van Hollen

Montgomery County councilmembers met with Sen. Chris Van Hollen Friday afternoon. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson had high praise for Van Hollen. “Our state and county are so lucky to have someone as gifted and highly-respected as Senator Van Hollen fighting for us. There are so many things happening at […]

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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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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council Urges State of Maryland to Ban Fracking

The Montgomery County Council has approved a resolution, introduced by Councilmember Marc Elrich, urging the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan to enact a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing and other types of “Unconventional Gas Development and Production.” “We have banned fracking in Montgomery County. But that is not enough,” said Elrich. We have […]

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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

MBT Announces The Nutcracker’s Guest Mother Ginger Performers

For the second year in a row, the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre (MBT) is welcoming some guest performers in its upcoming 28th annual production of The Nutcracker. These guest performers are scheduled to portray the character of Mother Ginger in one of ten performances of the traditional ballet next month. “We are so grateful that these […]

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July 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Approves Zoning Amendment to Allow Food Trucks in Agricultural Reserve (VIDEO)

Food trucks are growing in popularity in urban areas, and now thanks to a new zoning text amendment approved by the County Council, those vehicles will soon be serving customers in Montgomery County’s agricultural reserve. Susan Kenedy has the story. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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February 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Councilmember Marraffa Battles Leukemia, Outlook Good

Gaithersburg City Councilmember Henry Marraffa watched the Iowa caucuses from his hospital bed on Monday night where he is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. He said his prognosis is good. “I was diagnosed this week with leukemia, an extension of the MDS [Myelodysplastic Syndromes] I was being treated for the last two years,” Marraffa wrote in […]

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December 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

The Latest on Radon Testing in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice provides an update on radon testing in Montgomery County public schools and government buildings. Visit this web page for the most current radon info we have for each school & summary info for all schools: https://t.co/IsCsuHcOPI — MCPS (@MCPS) December 17, 2015

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November 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

Councilmember Katz Recognizes Cathy Drzyzgula Day in District 3 (VIDEO)

Former Gaithersburg City Councilmember Cathy Drzyzgula was honored for her service to the city at a reception at City Hall on Nov. 16th. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz declares it “Cathy Drzyzgula Day” in District 3 and he says that’s a first. Drzyzgula was honored on Nov. 16 for her […]

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November 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of Cathy Drzyzgula

Gaithersburg Plans Nov. 16 Reception for Outgoing Councilmember Cathy Drzyzgula

A reception to honor outgoing Gaithersburg City Council Member Cathy Drzyzgula is scheduled in the 2nd Floor Gallery at Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 South Summit Avenue, on November 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. Drzyzgula’s term of office expired this year and she is not running for reelection. “I never planned to run for office, […]

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November 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Elected Leaders to Ask Governor Hogan to Release GCEI Funds

The leaders of some of the most populous jurisdictions in Maryland are expected to gather in front of the Maryland State House on Monday to ask Governor Larry Hogan to release the $68 million designated by the Maryland General Assembly to fully fund K-12 education through the Geographic Cost of Education Index (GCEI). According to […]

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