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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May 23, 2012 | Staff Writer

Zoning Changes Proposed for “Mega” Gas Stations (Video)

Montgomery County Council members Marc Elrich, Valerie Ervin and Nancy Navarro recently joined members of the Kensington Heights Civic Association on the front steps of the County Council Office Building for a news conference concerning the building of mega-gas stations in the county. Elrich recently introduced Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 12-07, which aims to protect […]

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