County Councilmember Craig Rice

September 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Want to Keep Vape Shops Away from Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice are holding a press conference in Rockville on Monday to discuss initiatives to address the vaping crisis. During the press conference, they will talk about ZTA 19-06, a zoning amendment that would prohibit vape shops that distribute e-cigarettes from opening within a half-mile of middle and high […]

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July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Yale Student Body President Returns Home to Germantown

Germantown’s hometown hero, Kahil Greene, paid a visit to Montgomery County in early July. Greene, a Poolesville  High School alumnus, made headlines this year when he was elected the first black student body president of Yale University in its 318-year history. Germantown's very own, Kahlil Greene, was elected as the first African American student body […]

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June 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

In Germantown, More Than 200 Sound off on Racial Equity

The Montgomery County-wide conversation on racial equity and social justice continued Wednesday night at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. More than 200 people came out to share how they’ve seen inequities play out in their communities and their ideas about how county officials can create policies to address these injustices. County Executive […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Police Release Footage Showing MCPD Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident of racial bias involving one of their police officers. MCPD released a statement Thursday evening saying that they take “allegations of racial discrimination seriously.” “We are committed to serving all members of the community in a fair, impartial, and non-discriminatory manner at all times. All allegations of misconduct surrounding […]

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May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Council Unanimously Passes Police Accountability Bill

The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act, or the LETT Act, on Tuesday. Will Jawando, the lead sponsor, said that the bill addresses a “need for community trust and input in all policing matters.” The LETT Act requires, that if a police officer is involved in the death of […]

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March 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Plan Announced

A press conference was held this week to introduce an Early Care and Education Initiative. The four-year action plan was announced by County Executive Marc Elrich, Council President Nancy Navarro, and the County Council, as well as MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, local childcare providers, and other community leaders. The […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 6. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There’s an Education Budget Meeting at Rockville High School tonight at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to learn about the FY 2020 Budget. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice attend this meeting with MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith […]

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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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February 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Free Dental Screenings in Germantown for Uninsured Children

In honor of National Children’s Dental Month, Wisteria Dental Care in Germantown is helping uninsured children. Each year Wisteria celebrates the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids A Smile Day” by offering uninsured children free dental screenings. This year, the event is on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Dr. Hema Patel will provide each […]

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June 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Get to Know Bay Better During Chesapeake Awareness Week

In an effort to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Councilmember Craig Rice have proclaimed the second week in June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week in the county, according to a news release. “I am proud of the innovative work of residents, stakeholders and neighboring […]

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