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News and Information from the Montgomery County Office of Public Information

October 2019| Neil Greenberger, Editor

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Montgomery County Economic Development Week Highlighted by Welcoming New Companies — Including One Led by Brothers Who Are Blair High Alumni

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich talks about what is being done to help businesses of all sizes succeed.

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County Maintains Its ‘Triple-A’ Bond Rating

Montgomery County has maintained its “Triple-A” bond rating for 2019 from the three major Wall Street bond rating agencies. County Executive Marc Elrich explains why this is so important for the County—and its taxpayers.

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County Executive Elrich Leads Officials in Urging State to Return CCT to Maryland’s Long-term Transportation Plan

County Executive Elrich Leads Officials in Urging State to Return CCT to Maryland’s Long-term Transportation Plan

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Councilmembers, Federal, State and municipal officials, as well as Montgomery business leaders, are urging the Maryland Department of Transportation to return the Corridor Cities Transitway to the list of State-supported long-term transportation projects.

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Seniors Advocate Who Became Community Icon Austin Heyman Honored for Lifetime of Service

Montgomery County resident Austin Heyman, whose leadership contributions on behalf of County residents span several decades, was recently presented with the AARP Maryland J. Joseph Curran Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award.

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County Executive Elrich to Hold Three More Budget Forums

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will hold the third of five budget forums at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Silver Spring Civic Building to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Operating Budget priorities.

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Free Flu Shots Available from Montgomery County

Montgomery County health officials have announced that the annual flu vaccination campaign will provide free flu shots to for healthy, school aged children on Tuesday, Nov.12, at three locations. Residents six months and older can receive free flu shots on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Universities at Shady Grove.

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Public Can Access Free County Services to Prevent and Address Domestic Violence

Highlighting that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Councilmember Sidney Katz and other County leaders are urging the public to access County services to prevent and address domestic violence.

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Arts and Humanities Council and DEP Team Up to Offer Grants for Art Relating to the Environment

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, is seeking Requests for Qualifications for three art projects relating to the future of the environment.

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Opioid Crisis Efforts Include Expanded Naloxone Training and Streamlined Treatment Options

County Executive Marc Elrich and the County’s Opioid Intervention Team (OIT) recently updated the progress the County has made in addressing the opioid crisis in Montgomery County.

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Record 176 Bicycles Donated at Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Annual Collection

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s third annual bicycle donation day collected a record number of 176 adult and children’s bikes to benefit people in need.

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Office of Consumer Protection Warns About Increased Scams Involving Craigslist Around the Holidays

Shopping or selling on Craigslist can be convenient, but Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection has a warning about either end of potential transactions: buyers and sellers beware—especially around the holidays.

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County ABS Services Begins Holiday Clearance Sale at Its 25 Retail Stores

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services is now discounting hundreds of items in each of its 25 retail stores to make way for new products this holiday season.


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New ‘Energy Connection’ Website Launch and First of Four “Energy Roadshows” Set for Wednesday, Oct. 30

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Councilmember Tom Hucker are scheduled to formally announce the launch of the new “Energy Connection” website  and kickoff the first of four “Energy Roadshows” on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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Marilyn J. Praisner Library Branch to Reopen on Saturday, Nov. 16

County Executive Marc Elrich will join community members and other elected officials at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand reopening of the newly refreshed  Marilyn J. Praisner Library.

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ABS 2019 Employees of the Year.

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) hosted its third Employee of the Year Award ceremony and named Celeste McIntosh the ABS Employee of the Year.


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