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April 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Libraries Offer Digital Library Card, Expand Virtual Services

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) still have a lot to offer while the branches are closed due to the coronavirus public health emergency. These services include easier access to some library resources as well as virtual programming opportunities for all ages. Residents who do not currently have a library card can sign up online for […]

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March 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

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Adventure Theatre Previews ‘On The Wings of A Mariposa’ Sunday Via Facebook Live

Adventure Theatre may be closed due to the coronavirus public health emergency, but that won’t stop them from providing children’s theatre. The theatre plans to live stream a digital presentation of the script, On The Wings of A Mariposa by Alvaro Saar Rios, Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. Directed by Elena Velasco, this presentation […]

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March 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

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IRS Extends Deadline to File, Pay Taxes Until July 15

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Saturday, that the deadline to file and pay federal income tax has been extended from April 15 to July 15 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This applies to individuals and businesses. And there is no need to file Form 4868 (individual taxpayer) or Form 7004 (business) for the […]

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March 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland’s Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The Nation and Maryland’s respond to the coronavirus pandemic by closing schools, cancelling sporting events, and businesses turn to telework. Will the Maryland General Assembly adjourns early or stay in session? This week’s panel of political […]

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March 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Need Help Finding Missing Spencerville Boy

The Montgomery County Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a missing boy from the Spencerville area. Police identified the boy as 12-year-old Kevin Edwards. According to a police statement, Edwards was last seen Thursday at around 5:30 p.m. leaving his home on Peach Orchard Road “in a dark grey 2015 Hyundai Santa […]

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March 12, 2020 | Staff Writer

Hogan Announces Steps to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan held a news conference Thursday to announce major steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Maryland’s first case of community transmission of the COVID-19 illness, caused by the novel coronavirus, was announced earlier Thursday. Watch the Governor’s news conference below: Hogan announced that all Maryland public schools will close from […]

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March 11, 2020 | Staff Writer

Public Comment Sought on Gaithersburg Police Department Accreditation

Accreditation assessment team invites public comment The City of Gaithersburg Police Department is seeking re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA or ‘Commission’). The CALEA team will be onsite on Monday, March 23, to examine all aspects of the Gaithersburg Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. […]

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March 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Council Cancels Monday’s Transportation Public Forum

The Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee has canceled Monday night’s public forum that was scheduled for 7 p.m. at the County Council Office Building in Rockville. At Monday morning’s media briefing, Council President Sidney Katz announced that two the public forum had been canceled given the coronavirus situation. “Transportation and Environment Chair Tom Hucker has […]

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March 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Are We Prepared for Coronavirus?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Gov. Hogan declares state of emergency in Maryland after three cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Montgomery County. Where will the Maryland General Assembly find enough money for Kirwan educational funding? With Joe Biden leading in […]

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March 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Rockville Seeks Community Comments for Police Department Review

Wanted: Community’s Comments for Rockville City Police Department Re-Accreditation The city of Rockville asks the community to offer comments about the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) at a public hearing, in writing or by phone, as part of the department’s reaccreditation process. A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, […]

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