UPDATED: Apparently Unarmed Man Shot, Killed by County Police

Screen shot of Chief Thomas Manger addressing the press from pscp.tv. 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

County Executive Issues Call for Arts Awards Nominations

Graphic courtesy Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County County Executive Isaiah Leggett has issued his call for nominations for the 2018 County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. This is the 17th year for the awards, considered to be the most prestigious honors the county confers on “individual artists, scholars, organizations and cultural patrons.” The awards … Read More

Candidate Questionnaires Generate Varied Amounts of Traffic

County Council Campaign Sign Design Review

Photo from barbarajpeters.com In April, we sent the Democratic candidates for an at-large position on the Montgomery County Council a short questionnaire that asked why they were running, their qualifications and why voters should choose them over other candidates, among other questions. Nineteen candidates responded, and we published each questionnaire as they were returned to us. After a period of … Read More

Councilmember for a Day Challenge Entries Sought

Montgomery County graphic Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Councilmember for a Day challenge sponsored by Councilmember Craig Rice (D-District 2), chair of the council’s Education Committee. 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

County Transportation Department Launches Roadway Safety Program

A vehicle passes a floating bus stop and heads toward a bike box at Cedar Street and Ellsworth Drive. Photo by Mike Diegel. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has launched an effort to educate pedestrians, cyclists and drivers about the safety changes in roadway infrastructure. The changes are designed to improve safety by providing dedicated spaces for cyclists, improving … Read More

$300,000 Dale Drive pedestrian safety study to begin in July

Residents form coalition to address Dale Drive safety issues

An example of the aftermath of an accident on Dale Drive. Photo by Julie Englund. A $300,000 study on potential long-term pedestrian safety enhancements to Dale Drive will begin in July following the County Council’s final budget approval yesterday. The funding for the Department of Transportation work was proposed in March by Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5) during a hearing … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Richard Gottfried

Photo of the candidate courtesy Richard Gottfried Why are you running for County Council? I am running for Montgomery County Council because our county, our community, is at a crossroads. Out-of-control spending, budget gimmicks and no consideration for the future has left our county’s finances in a very bad place. As a property taxpayer, and having represented property taxpayers for … Read More