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April 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Propuesta de $20 Millones para Mejorar el Centro de Reciclaje del Condado

Se espera que el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery apruebe una actualización de $20 millones al centro de reciclaje para hacerlo más eficiente, aumentar su capacidad y eliminar la necesidad de llevar el reciclaje a otro lugar para su procesamiento. El viernes, el Comité de Transporte y Medio Ambiente recomendó la actualización, y luego el […]

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April 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

$20 Million Upgrade to County Recycling Center Proposed

Montgomery County Council is expected to approve a $20 million upgrade to the existing Material Recycling Center to make it more efficient, increase its capacity and eliminate the need to take recycling elsewhere for processing. On Friday, the three-member Transportation and Environment Committee recommended the upgrade. Next, the full council will vote on the proposed […]

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April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Council Proposes COVID-19 Limits for Summer Camps

Montgomery County Council is expected to set regulations concerning summer camps during its April 13 meeting in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Council President Tom Hucker and Vice President Gabe Albornoz have proposed limiting summer camps to only participants who live in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. They also are proposing that […]

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April 6, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Concejo Propone Duplicar el Impuesto a los Cigarrillos Electrónicos

El presidente del concejo del condado de Montgomery, Tom Hucker, propuso el martes duplicar la tasa de impuestos especiales del condado sobre el precio al por mayor de los productos de cigarrillos electrónicos, del actual 30% al 60%. Se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre este aumento el 27 de abril a la 1:30 […]

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April 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Doubling Tax on E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker Tuesday proposed doubling the county’s excise tax rate on the wholesale price of electronic cigarette products from the current 30% to 60%. A public hearing on the increase will be held April 27 at 1:30 p.m. If approved, the higher rate would go into effect on July 1. Hucker […]

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March 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Indignación y Disgusto’ por el Video de los Oficiales de Policía y un Niño de 5 Años

La policía del condado de Montgomery publicó un video de 51 minutos y 22 segundos de un incidente del 14 de enero de 2020, en el que un estudiante de Kínder de East Silver Spring, que se había alejado de su escuela, fue localizado por agentes de la policía del condado de Montgomery (MCPD). El […]

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March 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Horrified and Disgusted’: Elrich, Councilmembers Express Outrage Over Video of Police Officers and 5-Year-Old Boy

This story was updated with new information at 2:35 p.m. on Friday.  Montgomery County Police released a 51-minute-and-22-second video of a Jan. 14, 2020 incident in which an East Silver Spring kindergarten student — who had walked away from his school — was located by Montgomery County Police (MCPD) officers. The video shows two police […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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March 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Trone Urge Hogan to Open Mass Vaccination Site in Montgomery County

U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and David Trone (D-Md. 6) have written a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland’s Acting Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader urging that the state open a mass vaccination site in Montgomery County. “[D]espite Montgomery suffering the worst casualty rate in Maryland and despite having the second-highest number of […]

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February 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hucker Calls for Increased Relief Payments to Marylanders

Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker spoke at a media briefing on Monday urging the Maryland House of Delegates to increase the state’s coronavirus relief funding. On Dec. 23, Hucker joined a group of activists and politicians for the launch of the Maryland United for COVID Relief Now Coalition. The group’s goal is to release […]

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