County Gets 220 Gallons of Sanitizer from Frederick Distillery

A distillery in downtown Frederick is giving 220 gallons of hand sanitizer at cost to Montgomery County’s First Responders as well as some non-profits and small businesses. Last week, McClintock Distilling Company gave the...

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Bethesda’s Marriott Headquarters Furloughs Thousands

Marriott International, which is headquartered in Bethesda, announced it has laid off thousands of employees and temporarily closed some of its hotels throughout the world to help it weather the Coronavirus pandemic. In many of...

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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...

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Hogan Orders Nonessential Businesses to Close, Announces Business Relief Funds

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered all nonessential businesses in Maryland to close by 5 p.m. Monday to help combat the potential spread of the coronavirus. “We are not issuing or ordering a sheltering in place directive, or...

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Despite Coronavirus Crisis, Montgomery County Golf Courses are Packed

If you’re driving by a golf course expecting to see an empty field, you’re in for a surprise. While most businesses are shut down or severely cutting back, local golf courses are surprisingly bustling. Montgomery County...

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Unemployment Claims Rise Due to COVID-19

Unemployment claims throughout Maryland rose this week as did the number of people calling to see if they were eligible to file a claim. Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance “has received a...

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March 26, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Poolesville Restaurants Open for Takeout, Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

In response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in services at all Maryland restaurants and bars, numerous Poolesville restaurants have modified their hours and services. MyMCMedia’s Carolyn Raskauskas contacted many of the restaurants in and around Poolesville to determine their current status. Here are some of the restaurants that offer takeout, pickup, or delivery services: Bassett’s […]

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March 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims Jump 15-Fold

Almost 4,000 county residents filed for unemployment compensation last week, according to the Maryland Department of Labor Division of Unemployment Insurance. This marks more than a 15-fold increase over the previous week, which ended March 14. At that time, only 256 residents had applied. During the week that ended March 21, 3,579 claims were filed […]

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March 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Damascus Restaurants Open for Carry Out, Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many Damascus restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. Montgomery Community Media’s Carolyn Raskauskas contacted many of the restaurants in and around Damascus to determine their status. Here are some Damascus area restaurants offering carry out, pickup, or delivery services: […]

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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Licensed Restaurants Now Allowed to Sell and Deliver Alcohol To-Go

Councilmember Evan Glass announced Tuesday that Montgomery County’s Alcohol and Beverage Services will now allow licensed restaurants to sell cocktails in takeout cups with lids. Restaurants will also be allowed to deliver beer, wine and cocktails, along with a meal, to addresses in Montgomery County, as long as they use their own staff. Maryland state […]

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March 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda’s Marriott Headquarters Furloughs Thousands

Marriott International, which is headquartered in Bethesda, announced it has laid off thousands of employees and temporarily closed some of its hotels throughout the world to help it weather the Coronavirus pandemic. In many of its hotels, “we are moving to shortened work weeks, in the U.S., we are also putting in place [mandatory] temporary leaves […]

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March 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Ayuda Económica para Evitar Desempleo

El gobernador Larry Hogan y el Departamento de Trabajo de Maryland han lanzado el nuevo Fondo de Aversión al Despido COVID-19, que está diseñado para apoyar a las empresas que sufren tensiones económicas debido a la pandemia. Este fondo busca prevenir o minimizar el desempleo como resultado de los despidos que se pueden presentar en […]

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March 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Pequeños Negocios Afectados por COVID-19 Son Elegibles para Préstamos

Las pequeñas empresas que están siendo afectadas sustancialmente por la pandemia COVID-19 ahora son elegibles para recibir préstamos por desastre por lesiones económicas que ofrece la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas de EE.UU. (SBA), Según un comunicado de prensa del condado de Montgomery. La “Ley de Asignaciones Suplementarias para la Preparación y Respuesta del Coronavirus” permite […]

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March 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Ordena Cerrar Negocios No Esenciales y Anuncia Fondos de Ayuda

El gobernador Larry Hogan ordenó que todos los negocios no esenciales en Maryland cierren a las 5 p.m., hoy lunes, para ayudar a combatir la posible propagación del coronavirus. “No estamos emitiendo ni ordenando una directiva de refugio en el lugar, ni estamos obligando a las personas a quedarse en casa”, dijo Hogan. Sin embargo, […]

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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 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Orders Nonessential Businesses to Close, Announces Business Relief Funds

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered all nonessential businesses in Maryland to close by 5 p.m. Monday to help combat the potential spread of the coronavirus. “We are not issuing or ordering a sheltering in place directive, or forcing people to stay home,” Hogan said. However, Hogan said the state is saying “unless you have essential […]

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