Excerpt from the Sentinel: Friday was a last hurrah for a 104-year-old Rockville statue representing an increasingly more distant past. After two years of controversy and public debates a County contractor moved Rockville’s Confederate statue Tuesday to its new home at White’s Ferry outside of Poolesville. The statue, depicting a confederate cavalryman – and modeled [...]
Excerpt from the Sentinel: In most jurisdictions, board and commission appointments are usually toward the bottom of the list in terms of public interest and controversy -- but not in Rockville. For many municipalities, mayoral appointments are a formality often given rubberstamped approval by the city council, but in Rockville what may have seemed like [...]
Excerpt from The Sentinel: A controversial plan to build seven townhouses at Chestnut Lodge is now being pared down to six townhouses. However, the developer will need to start the application process over again before the City Council decides whether to approve it. “We’re not thrilled about starting over again,” said Stephen Orens, an attorney [...]
Excerpt from Bethesda Magazine: The city’s Historic District Commission on Thursday backed an effort to put the neighborhood of New Mark Commons on the National Register of Historic Places, where it would join Bethesda neighborhood Carderock Springs. The same man designed and built both neighborhoods in a distinctive modern style. Read the article.
Montgomery County has erected a wooden box around a Confederate monument recently spray-painted with the words “Black Lives Matter,” in hopes of shielding the statue from further vandalism as officials seek to move it out of downtown Rockville. County workers put up the barrier Friday, about a week after the words appeared across the base [...]