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October 9, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Holds 13th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing

Thirteen years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing (UCBBB) which affords Chamber members and Upcounty Business Leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials. On Tuesday, October 2 the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; and State Senators Cheryl Kagan, […]

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May 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 7 in Montgomery County

Expect some clouds and highs in the low 70s today. You might even call it spring. While you’re enjoying the pleasant weather, here are five things to know for Monday, May 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Budget Work: The Montgomery County Council has a session at 9:30 a.m. and one of the main agenda items […]

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May 4, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 4 in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service expects a third day of 90 degrees or above temperatures. Here are five things to know for Friday, May 4, in Montgomery County: 1. Safety Tips for Heat: Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Captain Thomas Potter provides tips for surviving the heat in this short video. 2. County Council T&E Committee […]

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May 3, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 3 in Montgomery County

Temperatures today may reach 90 degrees or higher for the second day in a row. Here are five things to know for Thursday, May 3, in Montgomery County: 1. Mass Casualty Active Shooter Drill: Don’t be alarmed if you observe emergency vehicles and personnel on, or receive an emergency alert from the Rockville Campus of […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Candidates’ Forum Monday at Gaithersburg High

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs and the  NAACP (Montgomery County Chapter) hosted a Board of Education candidates forum at Gaithersburg High School Monday, April 23. The forum included Ryan Arbuckle, Timur Edib, Marwa Omar Ibrahim, Julie Reiley, Brandon Orman Rippeon, John A. Robertson, Karla Silvestre, and Stephen Sugg […]

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March 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Republican Candidate Flaunts Friendship with Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali During Forum

During a candidate’s forum hosted by the Montgomery County Black Business Council, Republican Candidate Robin Ficker touted his friendship with Civil Rights leaders Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali. Ficker boasted his friendships after moderator Deborah Milo asked candidates how they would examine the county’s procurement regulation regime to improve contract opportunities for black businesses. “Rosa […]

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February 16, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Chamber of Commerce Debate Set for Candidates for County Executive Race

The Maryland County Executive elections of 2018 will take place on November 6, with the primary election occurring on June 26.  The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26 and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will elect a governor, a state […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hans Riemer Elected Council President, Nancy Navarro Elected Vice President (Video)

Montgomery County Councilmembers have unanimously elected Hans Riemer as the new Council President and Nancy Navarro as Council Vice President. Councilmember Sidney Katz nominated Riemer as President and Councilmember Nancy Floreen nominated Navarro at the Council’s Dec. 5th meeting. Both Riemer and Navarro will serve a one-year term. New Council leadership: Council Pres @hansriemer and […]

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August 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Councilmember Sidney Katz Files For Re-Election (VIDEO)

With his wife Sally by his side, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, a Democrat, filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections Wednesday as he prepares to run for re-election to his District 3 seat in 2018.  A former mayor of Gaithersburg, Katz is finishing his first term on the County Council and it’s a […]

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July 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Brooks Files for At-Large County Council Seat

A community organizer has entered the at-large race for the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Council. “I’m running because I’m so excited to be working for a Montgomery County that works for all of us,” said Brandy H.M. Brooks, 40, of Wheaton. She said the county has abundant resources, which should be equitably shared by […]

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