The Loss of Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba 

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October 2019 | Neil Greenberger, Editor

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The Loss of Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba 

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s statement after learning of the death of Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba on Oct. 14. 

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Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

The County Executive talks about why it is important for residents to attend the next four public budget forums.

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Free Flu Shots Available from Montgomery County

Montgomery County will provide free flu shots to residents from 4:30-7p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, and on Monday, Nov. 18, in Rockville and for students on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at three school sites.  

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DEP Celebrates October as Energy Action Month with Special Events

October is Energy Action Month and Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection will be out in the community well into November trying to protect and improve the environment and help residents lower their energy costs.

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First ‘Protected Intersection’ in Region Connecting Silver Spring Bike Network Dedicated

Montgomery County Marc Elrich and County Councilmembers Tom Hucker and Hans Riemer in Downtown Silver Spring joined the dedication of the first “protected intersection” in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

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Push for Board of Elections to Reconsider White Oak Recreation Center Early Voting Decision

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich recently County Councilmembers and Maryland State Delegates to urge the Montgomery County Board of Elections to add a 12th early voting site in the eastern part of the County.

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MCDOT Bike Donation Day is Friday, Oct. 18

On Friday, Oct. 18, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Rockville, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will sponsor its annual bike collection during this year’s Community Service Month celebration.

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County Executive Marc Elrich

County Executive’s Local Business Preference Program Moving Ahead

A program that would give local businesses preference in seeking County contracts is moving ahead. County Executive Marc Elrich’s proposal will be the subject of a worksession tentatively scheduled for Dec. 15 before the County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee.

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County Alcohol Beverage Services Wins National Award for Enforcement Program

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services has been recognized with the national Best Practices Award for its Montgomery County Safety Alliance Program by StateWays, a trade magazine.

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County Public Libraries Participating in 5th Maryland STEM Festival

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are participating in the fifth Maryland STEM Festival taking place through Nov. 10. The Festival is a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Business Connect to Expand to East County and Kick Off Economic Development Week

Montgomery County’s Business Connect program is expanding to East County on Monday, Oct. 21. This will help kick off Economic Development Week from Oct. 20-26.

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Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services Launches Annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Lotteries

Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) has kicked off the fall season with its annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection lottery—but with a slight modification from past years.

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Officials to be Featured Guests at MCM Small Business Network Session on Thursday, Oct. 17

Montgomery County Government officials Jerome Fletcher and Ash Shetty will be the featured guests for Montgomery Community Media’s October Small Business Network (SBN) session from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, in Rockville.

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Floating Pumpkin Patch Premieres at the Pool on Sunday, Oct. 27

Montgomery County Recreation is hosting its first ever Floating Pumpkin Patch from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 27, for ages 2-12, at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center.


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Gaithersburg Book Festival Moves to Bohrer Park in 2020

The City of Gaithersburg has announced that the 11th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival—the County’s largest book event—will relocate in 2020 to Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm at 506 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg.

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