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May 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Updated COVID-19 Data Shows How Virus is Impacting Local Community

Lots of updated information regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Montgomery County is available. County Executive Marc Elrich, and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles discussed pandemic efforts during their weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. County Executive Elrich confirmed the grim milestone of 304 COVID-19 related deaths. Currently, there’s more than 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 […]

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March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Council Approves Bill Limiting Sidewalk Closures

On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed legislation aimed at limiting the closure of sidewalks in the county. The legislation limits the conditions under which sidewalks can be closed due to proximity to a construction site, according to a press release from the council.  The goal of the bill is to “increase pedestrian safety, […]

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July 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Glass Received Hate-Filled Messages During Pride Month

Evan Glass, the first openly gay Montgomery County councilmember, said he was targeted by hate during Pride Month. Glass organized a series of pride events throughout June. At a drag show pride event at Denizens Brewery in Silver Spring on June 19, Glass explained that he felt a responsibility to organize Montgomery County Pride events, […]

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March 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police, Firefighters Honored at 45th Annual Public Safety Awards

A number of public safety officers were honored at this year’s 45 Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center in North Bethesda. The event was emceed by NBC4’s Leon Harris and Doug Kammerer. The event is organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to […]

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February 27, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Council Unanimously Confirms Two New Appointees

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint a new Director of Procurement and an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO). The council plans to interview and vote on the appointment of two more ACAO’s on Thursday. The new Director of Procurement, Ash Shetty, expressed in detail his plans to make the office more […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan’s Bipartisan Appeal to Address Climate Change

Governor Larry Hogan is continuing to ride his “purple surfboard” in a new bipartisan appeal to address climate change. Hogan and Ralph Northam, the democratic governor of Virginia, published a column in The Washington Post earlier this week, calling on state officials “to put aside partisan interest and get to work” on addressing the climate […]

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November 28, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Area Residents Tell Elrich They Feel Forgotten

Yesterday was the third leg of County Executive-elect Marc Elrich’s “Listening Session” tour before he takes office in December. When he answered resident questions at East County Community Center in Silver Spring, the residents expressed a number of concerns about feeling like they live in the “forgotten” part of Montgomery County. Watch highlights from Elrich’s […]

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November 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Neal Potter Plaza Opens at Capital Crescent Trail

Montgomery Parks opened the Neal Potter Plaza as a new rest area along the 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda on Saturday, Nov. 3. Indeed, the plaza is a dedication to the late Neal Potter, who died in 2008. Good morning from the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, #MD! Today, we’re celebrating the opening & dedication […]

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September 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Candidates Face Off

Montgomery County’s county executive candidates faced off Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville. Democrat Marc Elrich, Republican Robin Ficker and independent Nancy Floreen answered questions for nearly two hours, The Washington Post reported. Montgomery Community Media will hold a forum with all three at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at MCM Studios. Elrich, […]

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August 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Elections Verifies Nancy Floreen as Independent Candidate for County Executive

Councilmember Nancy Floreen received word today that she will appear as an independent candidate for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen petitioned the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Gaithersburg earlier this month when she delivered 20,360 signatures supporting her candidacy. Floreen needed to collect at least 7,243 valid signatures to qualify as a candidate. […]

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