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July 31, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Medical Center, Bethesda Metro Stations to Close for Track Work Aug. 2

Metro has announced that Red Line track work will shutter service between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Friendship Heights stations through Aug. 14. The closure comes following a week-long project at Takoma Park Station, which has halted service between Fort Totten and Silver Spring through Aug. 1. REMINDER: Buses replace trains between Fort Totten & Silver Spring today […]

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July 31, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

El Ejecutivo, Concejales y Expertos Responden a Preguntas sobre Covid-19 en Español

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery Marc Elrich junto a los Concejales Gabe Albornoz y Nancy Navarro, la Directora de la Iniciativa Latina de Salud del condado Sonia Mora, además de expertos en temas de salud y recursos para la comunidad, respondieron las inquietudes de los residentes que se conectaron en vivo, el jueves 30 […]

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July 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery and State COVID-19 Positivity Rates Remain Low, Hospitalizations Climb

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 17,568 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 171 from the 17,397 cases reported Thursday. Since the first case in March, 750 county residents have died from COVID-19. No new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.  More […]

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July 31, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Junta Electoral Insta al Voto por Correo, Trump Propone Posponer Elecciones

El proceso de elecciones generales de 2020 tendrá un aspecto diferente en comparación con años anteriores debido a la crisis de salud de COVID-19. La Junta Electoral del Condado de Montgomery está proporcionando información, en inglés y español, para ayudar a que la votación sea lo más fácil y segura posible para los residentes, el […]

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July 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Board of Elections Strongly Recommends Vote-By-Mail Option

The 2020 General Election process will have a different look compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Montgomery County Board of Elections is providing information to help make voting as easy and as safe as possible for residents on November 3. During his press conference on July 22, Governor Larry Hogan said […]

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July 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Good Counsel ‘Blindsided’ by County’s Cancellation of its Graduation

There were many disappointed students and families at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney when they learned that this Saturday’s graduation was cancelled by the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. After receiving a complaint that more than 50 people would be gathering at the school this weekend, the county told […]

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July 30, 2020 | Tori Bergel

White Oak Bowling Lanes Angered by Forced Re-Closure

White Oak Bowling Lanes in Silver Spring is enlisting the public to help them overturn an executive order causing the business to close down despite continued reopening efforts throughout the county. On Tuesday, the bowling alley surprised customers when it posted to Facebook saying that it would be closing its doors again after over a […]

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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Random Packages of Seeds from China May be Part of Scam, Officials Say

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) released new information Tuesday about unsolicited deliveries of seeds from China.  In a statement, the USDA said the situation seems to be a scam to deliver unsolicited products in order to fake customer reviews.  “At this time, we don’t have any evidence […]

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July 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Calls For Additional Punishment Against County Chief Administrative Officer Kleine

County councilmembers expressed their extreme displeasure with County Chief Administrative Officer Andrew Kleine’s punishment following his admission earlier this month that he violated county ethics when he promoted his book and maintained relationships with two businesses while serving as a county employee. After an investigation by the county’s Office of Inspector General, Kleine was fined […]

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July 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Provides COVID-19 Health Metrics Update Thursday

Montgomery County established a number of public health criteria with associated goals to guide the reopening of businesses and services amidst the pandemic. The information is updated daily on the County’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The values or metrics are grouped into three categories including the number of cases and deaths, hospital capacity to handle current […]

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