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July 17, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Washington Gas Light Company Requests Service Rate Increase, Public Hearings to Come

Washington Gas Light Company, which serves 489,000 customers in Montgomery, Prince George, Calvert, Charles, Frederick and St. Mary’s counties requested public comment hearings in light of their plans to increase gas service rates. According to the company’s proposal, a typical residential heating customer’s gas bill would increase by approximately 5.5% if the application passes. In […]

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September 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public Hearing on Possible Merger of Gas Utilities Set for Sept. 28

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing  on Sept. 28 for a proposed merger of WGL Holdings, Inc., and AtlaGas, Ltd. WGL Holding, the parent company of Washington Gas, has more than 400,000 customers in Maryland and employs 1,500 people. If the commission agrees on the $4.5 billion transaction, Washington Gas will […]

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November 30, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 30, in Montgomery County

Here is your daily look at what people are talking about today, Nov. 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Caution: The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the region until 7 a.m. Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for much of the region through 7am Wednesday morning. Visibility could reach one-quarter mile. […]

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November 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 29, in Montgomery County

Here is your daily look at what people are talking about today, Nov. 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Don’t leave the house without your umbrella. It’s warming up and there’s rain in the forecast today and tomorrow. 2. Got questions about life in Montgomery County? Executive Ike Leggett is holding a virtual town hall meeting this […]

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November 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Activists Fight for $15 Minimum Wage

Dozens of organizations and local officials will speak out to support the passage of a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill on Nov. 29. “After the election of Donald Trump, it’s even more important that we continue the fight right here in Montgomery County,” Progressive Maryland’s Justin Vest said in a statement. “With a national administration poised […]

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March 21, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Council President Nancy Floreen on Proposed 2017 Budget “Everything is on the Table” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen held her weekly news conference on Monday, March 21. Floreen discussed a range of issues including County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended $5.3 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017.  She also said a proposed property tax increase in Executive Leggett’s budget was “on the table.” Other topics included funding for the […]

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February 24, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County Council Declares February as Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice along with other members of the Council declared February as Black History Month in Montgomery County on Tuesday, Feb. 23.  In a heartfelt speech, Rice touched on the progress the Black community has made in the County and the country.  Director of Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, James Stowe […]

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April 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

Council Set to Vote on Renovating Council Office Building

The Montgomery County Council is set to decide today whether to launch a major renovation project for the the Council Office Building in Rockville. The project would involve an interior renovation of the council office building at 100 Maryland Ave., renovation of the first floor auditorium, new HVAC system and windows and improvements to make the […]

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