Public Offices, Some Businesses Closing for the Fourth

Photo from Wikimedia Commons Most public offices, and some businesses, will be closed Wednesday for the Fourth of July holiday. All county offices and libraries will be closed, as will be state offices and courts. The county’s liquor stores, however, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no trash or of recycling pick up on … Read More

Two New County Laws Go Into Effect on Sunday

Owners of short-term rentals through services such as airbnb will be required to register and license the properties. Graphic from Wikimedia Commons Two significant pieces of legislation will take effect in Montgomery County on Sunday, July 1. One will require owners of short-term residential rentals to register and license their rental properties. The second will raise the county’s minimum wage, … Read More

Riley Wins Council Campaign Sign Challenge

County Council Campaign Sign Design Review

Photo from She didn’t win a nomination as an at-large candidate in the Democratic County Council, but Michele Riley’s campaign sign is the winner of the Source’s council campaign sign challenge. All the candidates squared off in a tournament-style showdown, and Riley came out on top, besting the sign from Evan Glass’ campaign in yesterday’s final. Congratulations, Michele, and … Read More

Elrich Leading Blair, Riemer, Glass, Jawando, Albornoz Among Winners

Councilmember Hans Riemer interviewed during a post-election party at the Quarry House Tavern. Photo by Mike Diegel. Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) holds a slight lead over businessman David Blair in the race for the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Executive. As of shortly before 1 a.m., unofficial results from the State Board of Elections showed Elrich leading, 34,729-34,277 (29.2 … Read More