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Higher fire protection rating could lower homeowners insurance

Expanded fire protection could have an impact where people may not notice it: on their homeowners insurance bill.

Sunday - 04/07/2013, 10:17am EDT

Tags: homeowners insurance, fire department, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, Hank Silverberg

Report: Silver Spring transit hub is 'severely compromised'

The opening of the $112 million Silver Spring Transit Center will be delayed again in the wake of an independent engineering report that found far more structural problems with the hub than county officials previously believed.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:12am EDT

Tags: silver spring transit center, Montgomery County Council, Foulger-Pratt Construction, ari ashe

Public gives input on Montgomery County budget

Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett held the first of five public forums on Thursday to discuss the budget proposal he'll introduce in March.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:40pm EST

Tags: ari ashe, Montgomery County Public Schools, Joshua Starr, Phil Andrews, budget, Intercounty Connector

Montgomery Co. to charge for ambulance rides

A controversial ambulance fee kicks in Tuesday. Montgomery County officials say the fee will help pay for new ambulances and to hire additional paramedics.

Saturday - 12/29/2012, 03:38pm EST

Tags: ambulance fees, local government, emergency services

Leggett credits safety initiative for fewer pedestrian fatalities

In 2008, 19 pedestrians were killed in Montgomery County. In 2011, the number declined to 11. In 2012, the number is now in the single digits.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 06:50am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, pedestrians,

Montgomery Co. Exec tells paper 3rd term possible

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett tells a newspaper he will consider running for re- election, a departure from a previous statement that he would not seek a third term.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 10:27am EST

Tags: Montgomery County

Montgomery County could sue a Ride On bus manufacturer

Montgomery County could be pursuing legal action against the manufacturer of the troubled Champion model Ride On buses.

Monday - 07/23/2012, 01:48pm EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, sprawl and crawl, Ride On bus, Montgomery County, md., Bethesda, Champion bus

New buses could cost Md. residents 15 pct. more in taxes

The task force, appointed by County Executive Isiah Leggett, proposes funding a $1.8 billion bus transit project primarily through property tax hikes, reports the Washington Post. Some residents could see their property tax bills go up by as much as 15 percent, according to a report released Tuesday.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 01:30pm EDT


Montgomery Co. considers fees for ambulance rides

A bill is being proposed in Montgomery County that would charge a fee for ambulance rides to the hospital.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 07:50am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, health care, health insurance, Montgomery County,

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