February 15, 2019

As a new state legislator, a goal of mine for this first session is to quickly learn to be an effective lawmaker and make a positive difference in the lives of Marylanders, preferably in a way that doesn’t add to our already tight state budget. Many times, this means supporting legislation of more s...

December 21, 2018

I have lived and worked in Germantown for almost six years. It is a great place to live, but, one thing I’ve noticed, on which the Germantown Pulse seems to agree with me — we lack a sense of community.

   What makes up a community, that even other unincorporated places, like Silver Spring or Bethesd...

July 9, 2018

Last week after the Primary Election on I received an email from a reader whose daughter had just taken part in the most important civic duty for a citizen of the United States — she voted.

   While many in Montgomery County sat out the Primary Election and didn’t vote at all and the result is a Demo...

July 4, 2018

Back when I was a young whelp, my first job out of college was for the local newspaper company which owned the weekly newspaper for the town I grew up in. It owned three papers which covered a number of towns in Bergen County, New Jersey. The very first original editorial content I was asked to writ...

May 22, 2018

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich made the following remarks today after the Council reached agreement on the County’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget, the FY19 Capital Budget and FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program. The budgets will be formally adopted by the Council on May 24.

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May 22, 2018

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer made the following remarks today after the Council reached agreement on the County’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget, the FY19 Capital Budget and FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program. The budgets will be formally adopted by the Council on May 24...

May 22, 2018

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice made the following remarks today after the Council reached agreement on the County’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget, the FY19 Capital Budget and FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program. The budgets will be formally adopted by the Council on Thursday, M...

April 24, 2018

Sunday mornings are special.

   Sunday mornings, for those who believe, are the Lord’s time. Clear Sunday mornings in April — when the air is brisk, but the sun is strong — are magical.

   This last Sunday morning felt magical. It felt like a day full of promise, leisure, and recreation. A beauti...

February 21, 2018

Since the Sandy Hook shootings in Connecticut six years ago, there have been a number of other school shooting incidents in the United States in which people have been killed and injured. The latest came last week in Parkland, Florida.

   Both as a candidate and, hopefully, in the future, as a Member...

December 6, 2017

I have up to this point refrained from joining in on the national conversation about the treatment of women, up to and including sexual harassment. However, having been female in a largely male professional world most of my life (in national security), I truly understand the issues. I don’t need to...

October 18, 2017

Editor’s Note: The Montgomery County Council held a public hearing on Tuesday evening, Oct. 17 at 7:30 pm regarding the resolution by at-large Councilmember Hans Riemer titled, Transportation Solutions for Northwest Montgomery County” as part of the public hearing Cherian Eapen of the Coalition of...

September 27, 2017

On September 21 Governor Hogan announced his plan to widen I-270, the Capital Beltway (I-495) and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 295).  Councilmember Marc Elrich’s statement on Governor Hogan’s plan is below.

   Recently, Governor Larry Hogan announced his $9 billion proposal to add toll lanes...

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