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October 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Tuesday’s COVID-19 Numbers for Montgomery: 157 New Cases, Two Deaths

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 157 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 25,438. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.89% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 18 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. There were two COVID-19 related […]

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October 27, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Councilmember Glass to Introduce Legislation to Expand Composting in County

Councilmember Evan Glass will introduce legislation Tuesday that expands composting in Montgomery County. Councilmembers Andrew Friedson and Nancy Navarro are co-leading this effort. Included in the legislation is the Zoning Text Amendment. ZTA 20-04 will create a greener local economy by increasing the materials farmers can use to produce and manufacture compost and mulch. According […]

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October 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

78% de los Residentes del Condado de Montgomery Completaron el Censo

El setenta y ocho por ciento de los residentes del condado de Montgomery respondieron al censo de EE.UU., lo que representa un aumento de casi el 2% con respecto al censo de 2010. A nivel nacional, el 67% de los estadounidenses completaron el censo. Según la oficina del censo de EE.UU., el 71.2% de los […]

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October 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Residents Turn Out in Droves at Early Voting Center in Silver Spring

Downtown Silver Spring was bustling with people early Monday morning who turned out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in Maryland. The Silver Spring Civic Building is one of 11 early voting centers  and typically one of the busiest location throughout the state, according to the Board of Elections officials. […]

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October 26, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

County Announces COVID-19 Testing Schedule for Week of Oct. 26

Montgomery County health officials have published this week’s schedule for COVID-19 free walk-in and drive-thru testing sites. Health officials are urging all residents to get tested for COVID-19. According to Montgomery County’s press release, “Testing is important for everyone so that health officials can track the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Some individuals with […]

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October 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Residents Eager to Cast Ballots in Wheaton on Day 1 of Early Voting

Early voting began Monday in Maryland. The Wheaton Library and Recreation Center is one of 11 early voting locations in Montgomery County. Residents were eager to get to the polls and MyMCMedia spoke to voters about their experiences around this election and ongoing political climate. The last day for early in-person voting in Maryland is […]

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October 26, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Reports No New COVID-Related Deaths, Rolling Seven-Day Average of 2.75%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 134 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Monday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 25,281. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.75% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 22 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. There were no COVID-19 related […]

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October 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Rice Heads National Broadband Task Force

Councilmember Craig Rice is the new co-chair of the National Association of Counties’ Broadband Task Force. The goal of the task force is to study the lack of reliable broadband, including a focus on the challenges of facing underserved communities. The task force consists of about three dozen county government officials from across the country. […]

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October 26, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

County Council Virtual Youth Town Hall Planned for Oct. 28

The Montgomery County Council will host a virtual Youth Town Hall meeting on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. with Montgomery County School Board President Shebra Evans and Student Member of the Board Nick Asante. They would like to learn more about the issues currently impacting young people across the county. The virtual Youth Town Hall […]

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October 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hispanos en Montgomery Dicen Presente en la Votación Anticipada

A sólo siete días de las elecciones generales del 3 de noviembre, los residentes del condado de Montgomery que decidieron votar de forma anticipada se hicieron presentes en las diferentes locaciones para ejercer su voto en persona. Clara Longo de Freitas de MyMCMedia se acercó a uno de los puntos de votación esta mañana en […]

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