April 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Celebrate Earth Day at WSSC Open House in Germantown on Saturday

If you want to know what happens to the water that leaves your home after the dishes are done and the toilet is flushed, now is your chance to find out. In recognition of Earth Day, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is opening its doors at the Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant in Germantown from 10 […]

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September 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Amie Hoeber on Developing a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (VIDEO)

Amie Hoeber (R-MD) is running for U.S. Congress in Maryland’s 6th District and stopped by Montgomery Community Media studios to tape her candidate statement. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury caught up with Hoeber in the newsroom. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Hoeber talks about how her transportation plan differentiates her from opponent John Delaney.

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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

photo of geese at Lake Needwood

Humane Society Opposes Parks Department’s Plan to Kill Canada Geese (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is opposing a plan by Montgomery County’s Department of Parks to kill hundreds of Canada geese at two local parks. Parks officials say the geese are a public safety nuisance, and they are planning to euthanize hundreds of them at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and […]

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June 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Commuting in Montgomery County During SafeTrack (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is developing plans to help commuters during WMATA’s SafeTrack. SafeTrack is a year-long effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail system. Three planned line segment repairs and around-the-clock single tracking projects, referred to as “safety surges,” will affect Metro’s Red Line service beginning in August. […]

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May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s GM Unveils Maintenance Plan, Leggett Says Plan is “Necessary” (VIDEO)

Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has unveiled SafeTrack, an aggressive maintenance plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. Wiedefeld’s SafeTrack plan includes 15 “safety surges” over the next year that should accelerate maintenance on Metro’s rail system from the ballast up. By closing the system at midnight on weekends and expanding weekday maintenance […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Jennifer Toole Headlines Planning Department’s Speakers Series, Her Topic is Cycling (VIDEO)

Jennifer Toole headlined the Planning Department’s Winter Speaker Series this month. Bridget Schwiesow has a recap. The next Speaker Series event takes place on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Planning Department’s auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring. Transportation planner Jeffrey Tumlin, principal and director of strategy for San Francisco-based Nelson/Nygaard, will […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Parks Staff Prepares for Dead Ash Trees (PHOTO)

Talk about a pest. Montgomery Parks officials announced this week that a non-native invasive beetle from Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), has been detected in the county and it is destroying Ash trees across the county. The beetle feeds on the trees causing them to die within three years. While only two percent of […]

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November 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

Community Invited to Damascus Meeting at Baker Middle School

The community is invited to a meeting with county planners on Monday night to discuss pending development applications in Damascus as well as the Damascus Master Plan. The Nov. 30th meeting will be held from 7 – 8:30 the Baker Middle School cafeteria, which is located at 25400 Oak Drive in Damascus. Before the meeting […]

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July 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leventhal Addresses FY 16 Savings Plan in Memo to Councilmembers

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal transmitted a memo to the County Council today about County Executive Ike Leggett’s recommended $51 million fiscal year 2016 savings plan. “In my view, a savings plan is needed now, at the start of FY 16, because there have been major changes in the county’s revenue picture since May […]

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December 1, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Hucker Describes Leggett’s Plan as Ambitious (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, new Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker said he wants to know more about County Executive Ike Leggett’s six point economic plan. Take a look: Hucker was sworn in as one of Council’s newest members at the Dec. 1 Inaugural Ceremony. Related:

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