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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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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Delivers Signatures That Could Put Her on November Ballot

Councilmember Nancy Floreen said she collected 20,343 signatures, nearly three times the figure — 7,255 — to put her independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen delivered four boxes of signatures to the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Gaithersburg, saying her candidacy was an attempt to bring people together, not […]

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July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

After Recount, Elrich the Democratic Nominee for County Executive

Councilmember Marc Elrich is the Democratic nominee for county executive, after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed its recount of ballots.  Health care executive David Blair of Potomac picked up five votes in the recount, and Elrich picked up three for a net gain of two votes for Blair.  “Now we can all join together and move forward,” Blair said.   […]

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July 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Pressing Forward with Independent Campaign

Councilwoman Nancy Floreen announced Wednesday she would pursue an independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive, the latest step in an already tumultuous 2018 election. Floreen’s decision comes two days after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed tallying absentee and provisional ballots in the Democratic primary for the county executive’s race. With all the ballots […]

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