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County Council Campaign Sign Design Review

Photo from You’ve studied the at-large County Council candidates to make your choices for the best. But what about their signs? Who has the best, most effective art and message? We asked the candidates for examples of their campaign signs and collected 22. We’ve randomly seeded them in the poll below for the Tournament of Signs; some candidates were … Read More

Councilmember for a Day Entry Deadline Extended

Montgomery County graphic The deadline for submissions in the 2018 Councilmember for a Day challenge sponsored by Councilmember Craig Rice (D-District 2) has been extended to Monday, July 16. Current students in eighth grade through junior year in high school may enter by submitting a video of two minutes or less, or written essays of 500 words or less, that … Read More

Early Voting Period for Primary Continues This Week

The Silver Spring Civic Building is one of 11 early voting centers in the county. Photo by Mike Diegel. There are four more days left in the early voting period for the June 2018 primary. Eleven early voting centers in the county are open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. from now through Thursday, June 21. The most convenient center for Silver … Read More

Residents Review Latest Options for $1.5 Million Park Project

Schematic of current park from Montgomery Parks presentation.* About 30 people attended a meeting Tuesday to review the latest options for a $1.5 million project to improve the Silver Spring Intermediate Neighborhood Park. The 3.6-acre park is on the site of the former Silver Spring Intermediate School. It is still owned by the school system, but is managed by Montgomery … Read More

County Council Seeking Applicants to Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals is headquartered in the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building in Rockville. Montgomery County photo. The County Council has announced it is looking for applicants to fill a four-year term on the county’s Board of Appeals. Members are expected to hear and decide on requests for variances from development standards contained in the zoning ordinance; hear … Read More

UPDATED: Apparently Unarmed Man Shot, Killed by County Police

Screen shot of Chief Thomas Manger addressing the press from An apparently unarmed African-American man was shot and killed by a Montgomery County police officer yesterday afternoon, according to the department. About 2:15 p.m., an officer from the 3rd District encountered the man in the area of 9233 Three Oaks Dr., near Sligo Creek Parkway, Chief Thomas Manger told … Read More

WSSC Work, Park Improvements to Affect Access to Two Four Corners Parks

The park entrance from University Boulevard, the lot and the ball field seen beyond, will close this month for improvement work. Photo by Mike Diegel. Improvements scheduled to begin this month will affect users’ access to two parks in the Four Corners area of Silver Spring, according to announcements from the county’s Parks Department. WSSC will be installing a new … Read More