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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bidding Adieu to Confederate Soldier Statue

Historians and Civil War buffs are expected to gather today in Rockville in what some are calling the “final retreat” of a statue of a Civil War soldier in front of Montgomery County’s old district court house. The statue, erected in 1913, will be moved to a location near White’s Ferry, a spot more than […]

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February 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Montgomery County Prepares to Relocate the Confederate Soldier Statue to White’s Ferry Road in Dickerson

UPDATED 2.28.17 The Confederate Soldier monument is being moved from Rockville to Dickerson, according to Montgomery County officials. That’s because the ownership of the statue has been transferred to White’s Ferry, Inc. which operates the vehicle ferry at White’s Ferry. The popular ferry transports cars between Montgomery County and the Leesburg, Virginia area on the other […]

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May 26, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Bed Bugs Discovered in Montgomery County HHS Building

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building located on 401 Hungerford Drive was recently treated for a bed bug infestation. According to County Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield, on May 18th  HHS staff notified the Department of General Services (DGS) Division of Facilities Management (DFM) of a possible bed bug infestation at the 401 […]

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March 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Councilmember Elrich on Winter Storm 311 Call Center Response: “Epic Fail” (VIDEO)

More than a month after the historic winter storm that buried Montgomery County, the County Council held a snow briefing on March 8. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Marc Elrich says that the County’s Snow Map and 311 Call Center need improvement. County officials also talk about plans of moving the 311 Call Center […]

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February 18, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Leggett, Berliner and Navarro Prepare for Cuba Trip: How Much Will It Cost?

Montgomery County officials will travel to Cuba this weekend on a trip organized by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC).  The trip will cost Montgomery County taxpayers a total of $8,700 which will cover expenses for Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and his Administrative Assistant Claudia Canales, according to County spokesperson Patrick Lacefield. Montgomery […]

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February 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Hundreds Warned About Unshoveled Sidewalks, Few Cited Following Blizzard of 2016

UPDATED There were hundreds of warnings but few tickets issued to Montgomery County property owners for failure to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice following the Blizzard of 2016, according to information obtained by MyMCMedia. In Montgomery County, there were 835 cases reported after the blizzard compared to 719 cases between Jan. 1 and […]

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February 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Officials to Join Regional Leaders on Trip to Cuba

As MyMCMedia first reported; Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Roger Berliner, will join the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) for an exploratory mission to Cuba from Feb. 20-25. According to a news release, the purpose of the trip is to create an opportunity for potential economic and […]

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January 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Executive Leggett to Travel to Cuba in February

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is preparing to go to Cuba in February. Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield said the trip will take place from Feb. 20-25, and it  “represents a regional opening to Cuba – D.C.” According to Lacefield, the trip is being organized by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He said officials from Washington, […]

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January 26, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County’s 311 Call Center Overwhelmed After Blizzard

Montgomery County’s 311 has experienced higher than normal call volume after last weekend’s historic blizzard. MC311 is Montgomery County’s hotline for government information and service requests. County Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield said 311 has been overwhelmed with calls about snow removal. “Usually in a 12-hour period we get about 2,000 calls. Yesterday in a 24-hour period […]

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January 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Department of Liquor Control Issues Apology Following Holiday Delivery Problems (PHOTO)

The Department of Liquor Control issued an apology letter to restaurants and stores which it delivers alcohol supplies to last week after an error caused delivery problems. The letter signed by Director George Griffin states that human error resulted in the consolidation of five files into a single file. This created a single delivery schedule, […]

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