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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Racial Equity Meeting on June 26

Council President Nancy Navarro and County Executive Marc Elrich will host a Community Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice at 7 p.m. Wednesday at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. The meeting will be held so that county representatives can hear directly from residents about racial inequality. Navarro will present legislation this fall […]

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June 24, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Hogan, County Council Call on Elrich to Improve Public Safety Radio

In a letter sent on Friday to County Executive Marc Elrich, all nine Montgomery County councilmembers advocated for the public safety radio system to be replaced by the fall of 2020. The council cited a point during Mother’s Day weekend, claiming that 75 percent of the radio system channels temporarily went down then, preventing quick […]

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May 23, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Approves FY20 Operating Budget, Amendments to FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program

The Council unanimously approved the County’s $5.8 billion FY 2020 Operating Budget and amendments to the FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program on Thursday. Education, early child care, and equitable services for community members are among the top priorities according to officials.  Below is a chart of how the funding will be allocated. Watch the video for […]

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February 25, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Elrich Ready to Take On Climate Emergency

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is tackling climate change with one big step that can affect our local community. Elrich testified at the Economic Matters Committee hearing in Annapolis in support of a bill that would allow the state to adopt the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. Through the CCA, local governments can purchase clean and […]

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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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June 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Elrich, Blair in Too Close to Call County Executive Race

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich and Rockville health care executive David Blair were in a virtual dead heat last night in the race to be the county’s next county executive. With 251 of 255 precincts reporting, Elrich had 34,163 votes and Blair had 33,788 votes, a difference of 375 votes. “It’s clear the race is […]

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June 24, 2014 | Krista Brick

photo of early voting sign

Early Voting Results Heavy for Incumbents

For the incumbents early voters were a friendly bunch. County Executive Ike Leggett got 50 percent of the early votes in his bid to hold onto his seat netting a total of 8,114. Democratic challengers Doug Duncan got 4,525 early votes to Phil Andrews 3,403. In the race for the at-large seat on the Montgomery […]

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October 22, 2013 | Staff Writer

The World of Montgomery (Photo)

A festival that celebrated the diverse cultural heritages that play an active role in the lives of area residents drew a large crowd to downtown Wheaton on Oct. 20 for the World of Montgomery Festival. The festival showcased this rich diversity through food, music, dance, traditional arts and hands-on projects for children and families. Exhibits […]

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March 31, 2013 | Staff Writer

Tree Bills & More

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1, will continue its worksessions on two bills that would help protect trees in the county. The T and E Committee, which is chaired by Roger Berliner and includes Councilmembers Nancy Floreen and Hans Riemer, will […]

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March 20, 2013 | Staff Writer

Hans Riemer

Riemer Introduces Anti Poverty Bill (Video)

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer introduced a bill on March 19 to increase the county’s local Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which is called the Working Families Income Supplement. Councilmembers Marc Elrich and George Leventhal are co-sponsoring the bill. Originally created in 2000, the Working Families Income Supplement was set at 100 percent of the […]

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