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Leggett Spokesman Contests Trump Administration Report on Release of Undocumented Immigrants; Raskin Decries Postponment of Hearing on NIH Cuts

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning
03/21/17

Trail Coalition Urges County To Require Ourisman Honda to Tear Down Encroaching Portion of Garage

The Bethesda car dealership and county are in negotiations over the garage, which is also the subject of a Board of Appeals case
03/20/17

Momentum Builds Behind Opening MCPS Recovery School To Battle Drug Addiction; Rockville Masseur Charged With Sexual Assault

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning
03/20/17

Leggett, Berliner Request Mediator in Westbard Cemetery Search Controversy

County leaders say members of the Macedonia Baptist Church don’t feel comfortable with the process to search for possible remains in the Bethesda neighborhood
03/17/17

Planning Board Offers Positive Response to Idea of Putting Housing on Westfield Montgomery Site

Shopping center owners asked for change that could help them build multi-family housing
03/17/17

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Likely Impact Federal Agencies in Montgomery County

Local leaders expressed concern about the proposed federal budget that takes aim at major county employers such as NIH and NOAA
03/16/17

Sports Teams Will Have To Wait A Little Longer To Play on County Fields

Field openings delayed until at least March 20 as a precaution after winter weather
03/16/17

County’s Proposed Interim Georgetown Branch Trail Would Route Cyclists Onto Jones Bridge Road

The off-road trail could be moved to busy roads in Bethesda to accommodate Purple Line construction
03/16/17

School Board Says Hogan Mandate Cut Into Teacher Planning, Training Time

Governor’s order that classes end by June 15 had “unintended consequences”
03/16/17

Montgomery College President Asks County Council To Fully Fund Its Budget Request To Pay for Staff Raises

Leggett’s proposed budget for the college falls about $5 million short, according to the school’s president
03/16/17

Possibility of Passage Dims for State Bill Calling for Pedestrian Traffic Beacons

Senate committee rejects proposal for traffic lights that advocates say would make pedestrian crossings safer
03/16/17

Van Hollen, Berliner Admonish State for Delays in Improving Safety at Bethesda Intersection

Car crash killed three people last year at the back entrance to Walt Whitman High
03/15/17

Resilience Fund Created To Aid Local Residents Impacted By Trump Immigration Policies

Pair of foundations partner to provide quick response to federal actions
03/15/17

Rockville Names Bridge for Wootton High Principal Whose Death Devastated School

A former high school student led the effort to honor Michael Doran
03/14/17

Leggett Proposes $5.44 Billion Montgomery County Budget

Includes slight property tax decrease, more money for schools
03/14/17

County Council Members Urge WSSC To Fix Road Patching Issues

Water and sewer utility said it’s working to streamline process
03/10/17

County: Owners of Bethesda Farm Women’s Market Mull Selling Their Landmark Property

Officials pinpoint the Wisconsin Avenue site for possible public park
03/09/17

County Looks To Begin Designing Bethesda Capital Crescent Trail Tunnel

$3.8 million budget request initiates process
03/09/17

County Planning To Replace 15-Year-Old Bus Location Software

Officials say new system will provide accurate real-time location information, Wi-Fi for passengers and bus diagnostics
03/09/17

Just in Time for Tax Season, County Council Approves Two Tax Credit Bills

One allows urban farmers to reduce their property taxes, the other is designed to support aging in place for older residents
03/07/17
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