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February 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: ‘El Condado Tiene Múltiples Opciones para un Sitio de Vacunación Masiva’

Las conversaciones sobre un sitio de vacunación masiva de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery se han intensificado en los últimos días. Durante su conferencia de prensa virtual semanal del miércoles, el ejecutivo del condado Marc Elrich dijo que hay múltiples opciones de ubicación si el estado lo aprueba. “Hemos hablado con la gente que […]

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February 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers in Montgomery County and Maryland

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Feb. 25 The Maryland Department of Health reported 129 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Thursday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is currently 62,896. Montgomery County recorded nine new coronavirus-related fatalities Thursday, bringing the death toll to 1,363. This is a decrease of 0.06 from Wednesday’s rate of 3.8%. The […]

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February 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Drop By Half in Montgomery County and Maryland

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to fall. During the week that ended Feb. 20, 1,410 county residents filed initial claims. During the week that ended Feb. 13, 2.899 residents filed initial claims. The prior week, 3,033 residents had filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). During the week, […]

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February 24, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘The County Has Multiple Options For A Mass Vaccination Site’

Talk of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Montgomery County has ramped up in recent days. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich said there are multiple location options if approved by the state. “We’ve talked to the folks who own the (Montgomery County) Fairgrounds, and they’re willing to let […]

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February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Raskin Launches Annual Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-MD, launched the annual 2021 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Maryland’s 8th District on Feb. 22. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from every congressional district across the country. In order to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines and […]

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February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Denounces Storming of U.S. Capitol; Vows to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Council unanimously adopted a resolution Feb. 23 that reaffirms the county’s commitment to combat hate and extremism, especially in light of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “A domestic terrorism incident at the United States Capitol caused incredible pain, fear and stress for many Montgomery County residents who were working […]

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February 24, 2021 | Michael Hernández

¿Quién Sería Responsable de Limpiar la Nieve de Algunas Aceras en Montgomery?

Los residentes y dueños de negocios son responsables de limpiar la nieve y el hielo de sus aceras dentro de un periodo de 24 horas luego de una nevada. Un proyecto de ley presentado el martes requeriría que el Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery retire la nieve de las aceras angostas donde hay […]

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February 24, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Dips Below 3% for First Time in 4 Months

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for Feb. 24 The Maryland Department of Health reported 141 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 62,767. Montgomery County recorded two newly reported coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday. The death toll is currently 1,354, the highest in the state. As of Wednesday, 17 schools in the […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Takoma Park Honors Hometown Hero Raskin with Yard Signs

Many Takoma Park residents are celebrating U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) as a hometown hero. Raskin became a household name serving as Lead Impeachment Manager earlier this month and tried prosecuting the case against former President Donald Trump for “Incitement of Insurrection.” Raskin was present for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Bill Making County Responsible for Shoveling Some Sidewalks

Residents and business owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice off their sidewalks within 24 hours following a snowfall. A bill introduced Tuesday would require the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to remove snow from narrow sidewalks where there is significant pedestrian traffic. Councilmember Evan Glass sponsored the bill, which already has support from […]

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