5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Aug. 30, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. First Day of School: Montgomery County Public Schools will welcome more than 160,000 students back for the new school year. Here is MyMCM’s recent coverage.

2. Council Media Briefing: Council President Tom Hucker and Vice President Gabe Albornoz are holding a media briefing today at noon to discuss efforts to reopen the Gwendolyn Coffield and Long Branch Recreation Centers.

3. Municipal Monday: The Mayor and Council of Gaithersburg meet virtually at 7:30 p.m.; the agenda may be found here. The Kensington Town Council meets at 6 p.m. for a work session.

4. Poolesville’s New Town Manager:  Former Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello assumes the job of City Manager for Poolesville today.

Former Gaithersburg City Manager Tomasello Named Poolesville Town Manager 

5. Road Projects Impact Beach Drive and Randolph Road: Beach Drive, between Kensington Parkway and Old Spring Road, is closed to replace the bridge over Silver Creek.  Construction for a new Pepco substation is scheduled to start this week. The work will disrupt traffic on Randolph Road between Parklawn Drive and Nebel Street in Rockville.

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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