State Senator Cheryl Kagan of District 17

June 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in December and enrolled 29,960 participants, had an overall efficacy rate of 90.04%. Last year, Novavax was awarded $1.6 billion from the […]

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October 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Early Voters in Rockville Not Fazed by Hour Plus Wait

On the first day of early voting in Maryland, voters at the County Executive Office Building in Rockville waited in an average of 75 minutes in line to cast their ballot. According to the MoCo Votes mobile app, the Executive Office Building had some of the longest wait times in the county for the first […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Recognize Outstanding Public Safety Officers

On Friday, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored public safety officials at its annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center in Gaithersburg. View this post on Instagram @gburggermantownchamber and county officials honored many public safety officers on Friday for their service and dedication to keeping the Montgomery County community safe. Stay […]

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Officials Excited to Meet Authors at Gaithersburg Book Fest

Some of the biggest authors are coming from around the world to attend the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The night before the big event, authors are invited to mingle with one another at a VIP Authors Reception. Local politicians came up for the pre-festival celebration, including Gaithersburg […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Senate Approves Legislation to Add Unspecified Gender Option on License

The Maryland State Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would allow for a gender-neutral option when it comes to Marylanders indicating their sex on their legal form of identification. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Will Smith of Montgomery County District 20. It was also co-sponsored by Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan who represents District 17. It […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland and Montgomery County Politicians Tweet Their Shutdown Frustrations

Maryland and Montgomery County politicians have taken to Twitter over the past couple of weeks to air their frustrations with the federal government shutdown. Here’s a look at what they’ve been saying. Gov. Larry Hogan I am disgusted by the lack of concern for hardworking employees who will go unpaid this week. No one in […]

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April 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Several Volunteers Honored At The Annual Montgomery Serves Awards (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

It was a night to celebrate the individuals and local organizations that make a difference in our county. To commemorate National Volunteer Month, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett presented awards to several outstanding volunteers at the fourth annual Montgomery Serves Awards on April 27 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Montgomery County Volunteer Center took its time […]

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April 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Dedicated Volunteers Honored at Montgomery Serves Awards

The Montgomery Serves Awards acknowledges “those who have given extraordinary community service or volunteerism” and was held on April 27 at the Imagination Stage in Bethesda. County Ex. Isiah Leggett welcomes members of the audience. #MoCoServesAwards — Aline Barros (@AlineBarros2) April 27, 2015 County Executive Isiah Leggett honored volunteers in four categories: youth, business, […]

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April 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Kagan Talks Montgomery Serves Awards (VIDEO)

The Montgomery Serves Awards acknowledges “those who have given extraordinary community service or volunteerism” and is scheduled for April 27 at the Imagination Stage in Bethesda. In this MyMCMedia Extra, State Senator Cheryl Kagan of District 17 said the event recognizes “Montgomery County’s terrific organizations, long time activists, and youth.” County Executive Isiah Leggett will honor […]

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