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May 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Carousel at Glen Echo Park Reopens for First Time Since 2019

The Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park reopened May 1 for its 100th anniversary season. The ride was installed in 1921; it’s one of the few working antique carousels in the U.S. in its original location. It closed for repairs in 2019 and then stayed closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the carousel […]

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March 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County to Spend $500,000 to Accommodate Two Additional Councilmembers

Members of the Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee unanimously agreed Monday to allocate an additional $92,000 so that the council offices can accommodate the two new members who will be seated in 2022. The county already set aside $408,000 from excess appropriations for the work. Residents approved a charter amendment during […]

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November 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Will Hold Town Hall Monday Night to Answer Resident Questions

The Montgomery County Council will hold a virtual town hall meeting Monday night to respond to community concerns. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Board of Education President Shebra Evans will join councilmembers. Local leaders will answer questions from residents and hear concerns. You can […]

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October 23, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

graphic of the Montgomery County Council Districts

County Council Creates Commission on Redistricting

The Montgomery County Council is creating a commission on redistricting. County residents who wish to join may apply by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. Currently, the county is divided into five council districts, each electing one member to the council. Additionally, four councilmembers are elected at-large. However, ballot questions in the upcoming election could […]

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October 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Blast Trump After Stay at Walter Reed

Montgomery County councilmembers did not hold back their criticism after President Donald Trump’s dramatic three-night stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. Councilmember Hans Riemer had the strongest words for Trump: “The man is insane, he’s a maniac and he’s killing people day by day with his utter intransigence in the face […]

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August 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich, Council Respond to Hogan: ‘We are Dismayed and Perplexed’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the county council made it clear they are not pleased with Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement “authorizing” schools to reopen in-person and pushing schools to implement hybrid learning plans.  “We are dismayed and perplexed that Governor Hogan made this announcement just days before students return to school,” Elrich and the […]

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March 6, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Council Postpones Senior Town Hall Meeting at Leisure World

Update, March 11: The Montgomery County Council has postponed the senior town hall meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 to a later date. The county government is currently on active status which means that local government resources are focused on the health and safety issues associated with COVID-19. Original:  The Montgomery County Council […]

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September 13, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Council Welcomes MCEDC CEO David Petr (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Council officially welcomed the new CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) David Petr today at an informal luncheon. Before joining MCEDC, Petr was the president and CEO of the Central Florida Development Council. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Petr talks about his goals for the newly developed private/public partnership. […]

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April 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Purple Line Project Update, WSSC Meeting (VIDEO)

Transportation and Environment Committee members from Prince George’s and Montgomery County recently met at the headquarters of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to discuss the Purple Line and WSSC issues. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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June 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Diagram of Corridor Cities Transitway Montgomery County Maryland

Council Committee to Receive CCT Update on Monday

A Montgomery County Council Committee will learn more about the status of the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) on Monday morning. The Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee is scheduled to receive an update on the CCT, which is a planned busway extension from the Shady Grove Metrorail Station north to Clarksburg. The Committee is chaired […]

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