March 19, 2015


The Winter of 2015 is not done yet, even as Spring officially starts Friday morning, Winter will not go quietly.

   The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Germantown area and all of Northwest Montgomery County from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, March 20. The NWS is...

March 12, 2015


In February, Montgomery County enacted legislation that mandates members of home and condo owners associations be required to attend training courses. The bill came about as a result of a legal battle between Germantown residents and their local HOA.

   The legislation, which was signed into law by...

January 30, 2015

Montgomery County has launched a new website which is designed to provide residents and businesses with unprecedented access to raw spending data.

   The website,, which was announced yesterday by County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council Member Hans Ri...

January 5, 2015

With snow in the forecast, Montgomery County has launched a new initiative designed to remind residents they are required by law to clear sidewalks in front of, and alongside, their properties within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm.

   “As winter approaches, County residents should be ready to cle...

December 2, 2014

By Kevin O’Rourke


At the inaugural meeting of the newly elected Montgomery County Council, At-Large Councilmember George Leventhal was unanimously elected to serve as Council President for the year. Leventhal, who severed as Vice President of the Council last year, was nominated by new District 3 Co...

October 29, 2014

By Kevin O’Rourke


Republican challenger Dick Jurgena is challenging Democratic incumbent Craig Rice for the District 2 County Council Seat.

   Jurgena—a 75-year-old, cowboy hat wearing small business owner—is a Darnestown resident whose main campaign battle cry is ending one-party rule in Montgomery...

October 23, 2014

By Kevin O’Rourke


Nine candidates are vying for the at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council this year. The Council is made up of nine members, of which five represent the each of the five districts in the county. Those members are elected by their districts. The remaining four members are el...

October 15, 2014

By Kevin O'Rourke



Montgomery County Department of Transportation is looking for residents and businesses to serve on the county’s Rapid Transit System Corridor Advisory Committees. These committees are part of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation's and the State of Maryland's commitme...

October 13, 2014

The Alert Montgomery emergency warning system that has been in place since 2004 has received major improvements.

   County Executive Isiah Leggett announced at a press conference on Monday, Oct. 13 that residents who are currently subscribed to the 10-year-old system will need to upgrade their accoun...

October 8, 2014

Registration is open for Montgomery County Recreation Winter Basketball Season. The County has four programs, an Instructional Basketball program for grades K to 2, and the Youth Basketball program for Grades 3-8, Rising Star League for Grades 5-8, and the High School Rec Basketball.

   The Instructi...

August 15, 2014

Earlier this week the Montgomery County Planning Board had a leadership change when Casey Anderson was sworn in as the new chairman.

   Anderson, 46, of Silver Spring, replaces Françoise Carrier, who did not seek reappointment to another four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday, Aug. 13. He will lea...

July 24, 2014

The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m., with public agenda items beginning at 6 p.m. The public portion of the meeting will be broadcast live on the...

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