May 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Court Upholds County’s 2015 Pesticide Bill

A court ruling in Annapolis has reversed a local court and declared Montgomery County legislation that restricted certain lawn pesticides is legal. The County Council had passed the pesticide bill in 2015. In upholding the county’s pesticide ban, the Court of Special Appeals cited Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” which documented adverse environmental effects from pesticides. […]

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August 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 4, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. SUV Concerns: The Montgomery County Department of General Services is monitoring the county’s fleet of Ford Explorers for cracked manifolds. 2. Pesticide Ban: Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Terrence McGann has ruled against Montgomery County’s pesticide ban. 3.  Library News: Meet Anita Vassallo, the […]

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August 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Loses Court Challenge of Pesticide Ban (VIDEO)

A judge ruled Thursday the county could not regulate residents’ ability to use pesticides on their lawns, issuing a summary judgment in favor of lawn care companies and others who opposed the 2015 measure. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Terrence McGann said the county ordinance conflicted with state laws regarding pesticides, which would have pre-empted […]

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June 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Parks Staff Battle Poison Ivy and Rash of Other Weeds at Little Bennett Campground and Area Parks

When Florida residents Washburn and Courtney Wear pulled their motorhome into a campsite at Little Bennett Campground this past week in Clarksburg, the first thing they noticed was a large patch of poison ivy. The Wears said they were concerned about the proximity of the poison ivy to their campsite because they had their dogs […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember George Leventhal Winds Down His Term as President (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal’s term as Council President ends on Dec. 1. At his weekly briefing on Nov. 30, Leventhal recapped some of the highlights of the past year. He also fielded questions from reporters about the Department of Liquor Control, Montgomery County Public Schools, homeless vets, Syrian refugees and his future plans. […]

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November 3, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Gaithersburg Voter on Election 2015 (VIDEO)

Linda Stein has lived in Gaithersburg for 18 years. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Stein says that pesticides on residential lawns is one issue that matters to her this election. Gaithersburg polls are open until 8 p.m. tonight, you can visit the election site for more information.

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October 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Restricts Certain Pesticides (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is now the first county in the nation to restrict the use of certain pesticides on private lawns and county owned property. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Related:

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October 6, 2015 | Aline Barros

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Councilmembers are expected to vote on a pesticide bill today- a proposed legislation that would ban certain pesticides from being applied to lawns and county-owned properties. The chief sponsor of this bill is Council President George Leventhal. Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Nancy […]

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October 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Safe Grow Montgomery Supports Bill 15-42 (VIDEO)

UPDATED In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Jennifer Quinn, a volunteer with Safe Grow Montgomery, explains Bill 15-42 and why her organization supports this legislation.   The County Council is scheduled to vote on Bill 15-42 on Oct. 6. Related:

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October 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 5, in Montgomery County

UPDATED Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Congratulations Katie! Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky has been named USA Swimming’s top athlete again. 2.  A scheduled protest of Bill 15-42 at the County Council Office Building has been canceled today.  County Council members are scheduled to vote on the bill […]

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