Category archives for: Government

Taming Towing Trouble

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Recently, the Montgomery County Executive proposed parts of a bill to deal with what is called “predatory towing”. Towing is necessary to enforce parking restrictions on both public and private property, but sometimes the implementation is not as good as everyone would like. He stated that he had heard about many problems with towing, such [...]

County Will Force Businesses to Offer Sick Leave

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No one likes to work when they’re sick. Some would probably prefer it to being sick at the beach, but everyone probably can agree they don’t want to be forced to work sick. Unfortunately, at some jobs, people do not receive sick leave and can be penalized for being sick. Montgomery County is doing something [...]

Civil Rights Bus Tour

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There is still time to sign up for the annual civil rights historic bus tour that retraces the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights heroes. The tour is hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Libraries, the African American Employees Association, [...]

Holiday Schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Days

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Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Christmas Day on Thursday, December 25 and New Year’s Day, January 1: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed on December 25 and January 1; all branches will close at 6 p.m. on December 24 and 31 County liquor stores – closed Recreation – all [...]

Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers needed to work with victims of sexual assault. Volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services at Montgomery County hospitals and police stations for victims of rape and sexual assault. Bi-lingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. Read More >>

Caribbean American Heritage Month

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A special celebration for Carribbean Heritage Month will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building.  June will be announced by County Executive Isiah Leggett as Carribbean Heritage Month.

Earth Day Events

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Celebrate Earth Day with a series of events in April involving volunteering.  Read More >>

Holiday Schedule for MLK Day

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These are the government services and businesses that will be closed for MLK Day.  Read More >>

Code Blue Weather

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A code blue warning has been issued by Montgomery County due to the inclement, freezing weather ahead.  Temperatures are expected to hit as low as 4 degrees Fahrenheit but are expected to return to the 40s by Friday, according to the NWS.

Look Out for Radon

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The county is participating in National Radon Action Month by encouraging all residents to test your home for radon.  It is believed that this time of year increases the risk of Radon because people are indoors more often thereby trapping the chemical inside.

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