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November 1, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Governor Hogan Appoints Judge in Montgomery County District Court

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Victor Del Pino to the Montgomery County District Court. The governor’s appointments were made after interviewing submissions from the judicial nominating committee. Victor Del Pino is currently a partner with the firm of McGann, Del Pino, and Hughes LLC. He has been with the Rockville firm since […]

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December 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Appoints Koch, Sabett and Gelber to District Court

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointments of Sherri Koch, Marina Sabett, and Rand Gelber to the Montgomery County District Court. The governor’s appointments were made after reviewing submissions from the judicial nominating commission. “After conducting a thorough and comprehensive vetting process, I am honored to appoint Ms. Koch, Ms. Sabett, and Mr. Gelber […]

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October 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Governor Hogan Appoints New Judges in Montgomery County

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Jeannie Cho and Deb Dwyer to the Montgomery County Circuit Court. According to a news release, the governor made the appointments after reviewing nominees from current and previous judicial nominating commissions. After a “thorough vetting process,” Hogan said he was confident Cho and Dwyer “are the most qualified candidates […]

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September 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Noah’s Law Stamp Unveiled Day Before Legislation Goes into Effect (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Starting Oct. 1st, Noah’s Law will go into effect and motorist convicted of drunk driving will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. That ignition interlock device will feature a stamp with an image of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who tragically killed last December while working as a member […]

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August 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Gaithersburg Bans Polystyrene Food Service Products

The city of Gaithersburg is the latest to ban polystyrene disposable food service products. The new law went into effect this week, and effectively bans the sale and use of foam containers such as bowls, plates, trays, cartons, cups, egg cartons, loose fill packaging and more. Expanded polystyrene is not recyclable in Montgomery County. “Creating […]

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July 18, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Governor Hogan Opposes More Freddie Gray Trials (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says, in his opinion, it would be a waste of time and money to put two more police officers on trial in the Freddie Gray case. The governor was asked about the acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice of all charges related to the arrest and death of Gray. The verdict in […]

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March 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) Spokesperson Pete Piringer is stressing the importance of having a working smoke alarm in your home. You can find out more about the new smoke alarm law on the MCFRS website. For more safety information, visit the MCFRS website. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view […]

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December 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Ike Leggett: “Maryland Should Have the Dram Shop Law” (VIDEO)

During a virtual town hall meeting on Dec. 15, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said he believes Maryland should have the Dram Shop Law. Leggett’s comments followed the funeral of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. “The tragic and preventable death of Officer Noah Leotta is weighing heavily on all our hearts,” said Leggett. “I […]

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December 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 2, in Montgomery County

A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. today for Montgomery County. Here are five more things to know today, Dec. 2nd, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Public Schools officials say they plan to retest 26 schools for radon after elevated levels were reported. MCPS has posted a list of the schools […]

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November 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

County’s New Towing Law Takes Effect

Montgomery County’s new towing law, Bill 17-15, passed unanimously by the County Council on July 21 and signed into law by the County Executive, takes effect today, Nov. 30. The new law is designed to address overly aggressive and predatory towing practices and restore regulatory balance in commercial and residential parking lots. Montgomery County’s Office […]

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