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

Upcoming Events, May 30-June 7

Upcoming Events

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, May 30 Musicalitea, Levine Music, 900 Wayne Ave., 2nd Floor, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Silver Spring-Takoma Park Thunderbolts Meet the Players benefit, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 31 Women in the Workplace employment seminar, Silver Spring Civic Building, 8 a.m.-noon Youth Summit—Teen Town Hall, Silver Spring Civic Building, 6:30 p.m., more … 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

Memorial Day Schedule for Public Facilities Announced

Memorial Day Schedule for County Facilities Released

Memorial Day is Monday, May 28. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Memorial Day schedules for Montgomery County and other public facilities have been announced. All county offices and libraries, along with state offices and courts, Montgomery County schools and administrative offices, will be closed in recognition of the holiday, which honors those who died while serving in the armed forces. The county’s … Read More