Residents’ concerns about radio frequency emissions dominate meeting

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Questions concerning the exposure residents would get from radio frequency emissions dominated a community meeting on small cell antennas held this week. County Executive Ike Leggett scheduled the meeting to get public input on a draft zoning text amendment to regulate the deployment of small cell antennas for wireless service in the county before sending legislation … Read More

Sidewalk project underway in East Silver Spring

Photo by Mike Mowery Work has begun to repair and replace sidewalks in East Silver Spring, a project expected to take about 9-10 weeks, depending on the weather. According to information distributed by county’s Department of Transportation, a contractor will replace deteriorated, damaged and misaligned curbs and gutters, and then restore disturbed areas with soil, grass seed and straw mulch. … Read More

Fire and rescue service awarded federal grants for hiring, training

Photo from firepix1075.zenfolio.com The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service will be able to hire 10 new firefighters following the award of a grant for $1,452,842 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “MCFRS provides innovative, high-quality community service,” said County Executive Ike Leggett in a press release announcing the grants. “They ensure the highest value for tax dollars through fire-prevention, … Read More