County releases request for proposals for former Silver Spring library site

The site of the old Silver Spring Library is slated for redevelopment. It currently houses the Friends of the Library used bookstore. Photo by Mike Diegel. The county’s Department of General Services has issued a Request for Development Proposals to reuse the old Silver Spring Library site at 8901 and 8907 Colesville Road. The RFDP asks that proposers provide senior housing, with … Read More

Rally supporting diversity, inclusion planned in Silver Spring

Graphic courtesy of Montgomery County. Montgomery County is sponsoring a Silver Spring rally titled “Stand Up for the Montgomery Way” Nov. 20 to reaffirm “the values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all that have made Montgomery County special,” according to a flyer circulated by the Public Information Office. The rally will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Plaza … Read More

Leaf collections to begin next week

Posters will announce the planned date(s) of leaf collections in individual neighborhoods. Photo by Mike Diegel. Posters have begun appearing in Silver Spring neighborhoods announcing the annual vacuum leaf collection, which will begin Nov. 7. The county plans two rounds of collections, with a third one possible if needed. The leaf vacuum collection district is defined by I-495, I-270, the … Read More

Early Voting in Silver Spring ends tomorrow

Early voting photo from Wikipedia Tomorrow is the last day for early voting in the general election at the county’s 10 early voting locations, including the Silver Spring Civic Building. “As of close of early voting on Nov. 1, we had 114,116 registered voters vote,” said Marjorie Roher, public information officer for the Montgomery County Board of Elections, “which is … Read More

Local businesses now must offer paid parental leave

Photo from Public Domain Photos Employees in Montgomery County are now eligible for paid parental leave under an expansion of the county’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law unanimously passed by the County Council yesterday. “Generally, local governments don’t pass parental leave,” said Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5), who was the lead sponsor on the bill. “The U.S. is the … Read More

Reduce any library fines today

Photo of the Silver Spring branch of the county library from Wikipedia. Today is the last day borrowers can reduce any Montgomery County library fines they may have during Food for Fines 2016. Each canned good or non-perishable food item delivered to the any library branch will reduce fines or hold fees by $1. The food will be donated to … Read More