Articles by Deirdre Byrne

November 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Outdoor Exercise Equipment Now Available at Wheaton Regional Park

Montgomery County Parks Department announced on Twitter that Wheaton Regional Park has new outdoor gym equipment. “The 1,800 square-foot station features seven pieces of equipment and an accessible walkway to the bathrooms, parking lot, playground, and Pine Lake Trail,” Montgomery Parks tweeted. In light of the coronavirus, Montgomery Park requires people to wear masks and […]

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November 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Westfield Montgomery Mall Offering Physically Distanced Photos With Santa

Westfield Montgomery Mall announced on its Instagram page that it will be offering physically distanced photos with Santa Claus Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. Montgomery Mall posted on social media that photos with Santa are by appointment only; there will be no walkup photos allowed to avoid crowding. Because of the coronavirus, Santa will not […]

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November 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 24, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 24 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Exposure Alerts: Help contain the spread of Covid-19 but turning on exposure alerts on your iPhone or Android device. Do you know how to download or opt-in to MD COVID Alert? It’s easy: 1. If you have an Android, […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Police to Step Up Coronavirus Restriction Enforcement Beginning Wednesday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at Monday’s coronavirus news conference that he’ll be deploying Maryland State Police troopers throughout the counties as “High Visibility Compliance Units.” Starting Wednesday, the troopers will work with local authorities to investigate coronavirus restriction violations and work on educating the community about how to prevent super-spreading events. Hogan also urged Marylanders […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Delaney’s Idea for Stimulus Check: ‘Pay Everyone $1500 to Get Vaccine’

Former U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md. 6) is getting attention on Twitter for his idea for distributing a coronavirus vaccine, once it is made available. Delaney tweeted Friday, “Pay everyone $1500 to get vaccine[.] It is a stimulus check & big vaccine incentive rolled into one[.] Result: more people get vaccine, it saves lives, helps […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Library Card Holders Now Have Access to Washington Post Digital

The perks of owning a library card are endless. Montgomery County Public Libraries announced on social media that cardholders now can access a digital subscription of the Washington Post. Cardholders can sign up at the following link: mcpl.link/WashingtonPost. The Washington Post will allow cardholders to have digital access for a 7 day trial. MCPL explained […]

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November 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dewey Local Park Gets Makeover Featuring New Street Hockey Rink

Dewey Local Park in Silver Spring has gotten a makeover for the first time since 1990. The renovations are park of Montgomery Parks’ “refresher program.” The refresher has brought several new features to the park, including an outdoor gym, a playground, picnic area, a dog park area, a “tyke track,” and a $140,000 street hockey […]

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November 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Joins Fellow Governors for Call with President-Elect Biden

Gov. Larry Hogan joined a bipartisan group of governors on the National Governors Association (NGA) conference call Thursday afternoon with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Hogan was the NGA chair from July 2019 to June 2020, but he’s still on the bipartisan leadership team as an at-large member. The 10 governors currently serving […]

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November 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Tightens Restrictions: ‘We Are In A War Right Now And The Virus Is Winning’

Gov. Larry Hogan announced several new measures to tighten Maryland’s coronavirus restrictions at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. The news comes as coronavirus cases are surging across the country. Maryland has had 13 days with more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases; the state positivity rate is 6.85%, and the case rate is 49 cases per […]

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November 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 17, in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, Nov. 17, and it is National Transgender Awareness Week. The week aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by the transgender community. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes recognizing NIH researcher Dr. […]

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