Kathie Durbin

April 2, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Lanzan Programa que Promueve La Responsabilidad Tras el Volante

En vista del Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre el Alcohol, el Departamento de Servicios de Bebidas Alcohólicas (ABS, por sus siglas en inglés) del condado de Montgomery lanzó un “Programa de Pausa” en asociación con Brown-Forman, un fabricante de licores. El programa insta a los residentes a “hacer una pausa” y tomar decisiones responsables al […]

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April 2, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Alcohol Beverage Services Launches Program Encouraging Responsible Driving Decisions

In light of April being National Alcohol Awareness Month, Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) launched a “Pause Program” in partnership with spirits manufacturer Brown-Forman. The program encourages residents to “pause” and make responsible decisions when buying drinks to-go.  During the COVID-19 health crisis, the Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners approved a […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 12., Christmas is in 13 days, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wondering what to do about PSAT scores?: Aaron Golumbfskie, the education director at PrepMatters is answering PSAT questions to help parents and students understand what kind of testing they need to focus on when it comes to […]

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June 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

DLC Official: Hearing Scheduled to Review Rockville Hooters Liquor License (VIDEO)

A Hooters restaurant located on Rockville Pike could potentially lose its liquor license for allegedly over-serving an intoxicated patron who has plead guilty to driving and fatally striking Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta in December 2015. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Kathie Durbin,  division chief at the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control, talks […]

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April 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Keeping it Safe Awards Recognize Work to Prevent Underage Drinking (PHOTOS)

Three Department of Liquor Control employees were honored today for their work to deter underage drinking in the county. They each received a Community Service Award from the Keeping It Safe (KIS) coalition at an award ceremony at Police Headquarters early this morning. Keeping it Safe (KIS) is a coalition established in 1992 with the […]

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August 10, 2015 | Staff Writer

DLC to Host Statewide Alcohol Regulatory Forum in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is scheduled to host the eighth annual Maryland Statewide Alcohol Beverage Forum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at 201 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg. The event, funded by the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), brings together alcohol license administrators and alcohol enforcement from Maryland […]

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February 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of man bagging liquor bottles in a liquor store

Battling Underage Drinking in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC) has partnered with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety Office to develop and print 2015 identification (ID) checking calendars for distribution to every establishment in the County with a liquor license to help ensure that underage patrons cannot buy alcohol. The ID checking calendar is part […]

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November 19, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Nighttime Economy Task Force Presents Final Report (Video)

After six months of studying ways to improve the county’s nightlife, the Nighttime Economy Task Force has forwarded its recommendations to the County Executive. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can review the recommendations online: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/nighttimeeconomy/recommend.html

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November 6, 2013 | Valerie Bonk

Dry Damascus Maryland considers wine and beer sales.

Department of Liquor Control Reports Increase in Illegal Sales

The number of county businesses caught selling alcohol to minors has increased slightly from last year, according to a report from Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control following their annual compliance check program. Of the 400 businesses tested for the 2013 check, 72 percent passed successfully in turning away underage minors. The number of businesses […]

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September 26, 2013 | Staff Writer

Mystery Shopper Program in Bethesda

Montgomery County’s Department of Liquor Control (DLC) and the Responsible Retailing Forum (RRF), a national research-based, non-profit organization, are conducting a “mystery shoppers” program in Bethesda to provide alcohol retailers with feedback on employee age verification conduct and recognize businesses that are doing a good job of checking identifications (ID). In mid-September, “mystery shoppers” began […]

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