Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton

September 24, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

City of Rockville Urges Replacing State Song

Rockville City Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and city councilmembers unanimously agreed on Sept. 14 to send a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly urging the removal of “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song. In the letter, they urge Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly to replace the song with one […]

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June 5, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Rockville’s Sister City in Taiwan Donates 10,000 Surgical Masks

Yilan City, Rockville’s Taiwanese sister city, donated 10,000 surgical face masks Friday to help the city combat COVID-19. The masks were donated by TECRO, an office tasked with developing relationships between Taiwan and the U.S., which oversees 11 offices nationwide. The equipment was presented in a donation ceremony and press conference held outside Rockville City […]

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June 5, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Rockville Mayor, Council Condemn Death of George Floyd

The Rockville City Mayor and Council issued a joint statement Monday unanimously condemning the death of George Floyd. “In Rockville — we celebrate our diversity and we stand for inclusion,” said Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton, at the opening of Monday’s meeting.”We take great pride that our city is safe for all people — and that […]

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March 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Officials Release Joint Statement Urging Residents to Stay Home

Chief elected officials from parts of Maryland and Virginia sent out a joint statement Tuesday urging residents to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19, unless travel is essential.  Officials from Montgomery County who signed the statement are County Executive Marc Elrich, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and Takoma Park […]

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March 27, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Rockville Cancels Hometown Holidays, Memorial Day Festivities

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the city of Rockville has announced that they are canceling hometown holidays and Memorial Day festivities, according to a statement from the city’s website. Rockville’s Mayor and Council came to the decision on Monday and announced it on Thursday. “This is not a decision we made lightly as we […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Get to Know Candidates for Rockville’s 2019 Election

The City of Rockville is conducting a Vote by Mail election for mayor and four councilmembers on Tuesday, Nov. 5. City officials are inviting residents to attend three candidate forums. The forums with will be broadcast live on Rockville 11 (channel 11 on county cable systems) and live-streamed at Rockville 11’s website. Tuesday, Sept. 24: […]

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March 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Contest Gives Students a Chance to be Mayor for a Day

The deadline is approaching for fourth-graders attending schools in Rockville to submit essays for the statewide “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. The theme of the contest, organized by the Maryland Municipal League and the Maryland Mayors Association, is “Live to Lead.” Students are asked to write an essay, no longer than 275 words, that […]

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January 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Rockville Invites Residents to January Meetings on Master Plan Update (VIDEO)

As part of Rockville 2040, the city will hold open house meetings Jan. 11, 16 and 20 to provide residents with feedback on the draft policies and concepts for the update to the city’s comprehensive master plan. Rockville 2040 is the city’s initiative, which began with a community kickoff meeting May 9, 2015, to update […]

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June 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Joins More Than 300 Other Cities in Supporting Paris Climate Agreement

Rockville City Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and the Rockville City Council adopted a resolution at their recent meeting in support of the Paris Climate Agreement to reinforce reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a news release. This resolution comes amid President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord earlier […]

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