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    Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein visited En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, a weekly County Council show on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM). He gave us important summer and home safety tips. (BILINGUAL VIDEOS)

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    Thomas Harr on July 21 talked about his long career working with the Montgomery County Department of Addiction, Victim and Mental Health Services and, for the past 17 years, as the executive director of Gaithersburg-based Family Services, Inc. (FSI). He will soon be retiring from his position with FSI. Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, left, and Councilmember Sidney Katz presented a proclamation to Mr. Harr on behalf of the Council.

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    Former Wootton High School standout Haley Skarupa, who now stars for the Boston College and U.S. Women’s national ice hockey teams, is congratulated by Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz on July 21. Haley was honored by the Council for her many accomplishments during her first three seasons at Boston College, for three outstanding years with the U.S. Under-18 team and for being part of the women’s national team that earlier this year won the International Hockey Federation world championship tournament in Sweden. She wore her gold medal to the ceremonies.

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    HAVE YOUR SAY . . .

    The Council has partnered with Madison, a collaborative government public policy on-line tool, which opens up the lawmaking process to residents. You can now access legislation as it’s being written, leave comments, edit specific content, and interact with other civic-minded participants. This new tool brings the law-making process straight to you. Click to learn more.

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    Searching for information and tracking the progress of Council bills is now a much-improved process via a new web tool. The new access is part of the County’s Open Data Initiative to make information more easily accessible. To find information about current bills.

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    The Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control is charged with evaluating, reviewing and making recommendations about the County’s Department of Liquor Control and its alcohol distribution to restaurants and beer and wine stores. Committee members include: Hans Riemer, Chair; George Leventhal, Council President; and Marc Elrich, Councilmember.

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    18th County Council . . .

    The 18th County Council of Montgomery County was inaugurated on Dec. 1, 2014. Each member was elected to a four-year term. Seated, left to right: Hans Riemer, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Tom Hucker. Standing: Roger Berliner, Sidney Katz, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice and Marc Elrich. Photo by Clark W. Day

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