Council introduces bill to ban smoking in outdoor serving areas

The county’s smoking ban would be expanded to include outdoor serving areas such as patios, decks or porches operated by restaurants under a bill introduced by the County Council this week. Councilmember Sidney Katz (D-District 3) is the lead sponsor of Bill 35-18, Health and Sanitation – Smoking- Outdoor Serving Areas, which is cosponsored by Council President Hans Riemer (D-At … Read More

Upcoming Events, Oct. 3-11

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Oct. 3 Revels World Story Time, 531 Dale Dr., 10-11 a.m. Long Branch Business League meeting, El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Ave., 10:30 a.m. Montgomery Parks 2018-19 Speaker Series, “The Benefits of High-Performance Public Spaces,” Ellsworth Room, Silver Spring Civic Building, noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 Community Ride—Silver Spring, 915 Ellsworth Dr., $10, 6:30-8 p.m. “Infused with Love,” An … Read More

County Receives Second Federal Grant for Electric Busses

The county’s Department of Transportation has received a second grant from the Federal Transit Administration to replace diesel busses with 10 new electric busses. The grant for $4.365 million follows an FTA grant of $1.75 million in September 2017 to purchse four electric busses and charging stations. “Thank you to the FTA for this grant to purchase more zero-emission, electric … Read More