September 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

It’s Not Too Late for Businesses to Apply For Reopen Montgomery Grant Program

Good news for businesses in need of financial assistance to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 health crisis – it’s not too late to apply for county grant funding. The Reopen Montgomery Grant Program aims to reimburse businesses and nonprofits for expenses incurred to comply with state and county reopening requirements. The County Council passed a […]

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September 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Junta Electoral: ‘Las Urnas son Seguras y están bajo Vigilancia las 24 horas’

En medio de la crisis de salud de COVID-19, existen opciones para los residentes a la hora de emitir su voto para las elecciones del 3 de noviembre. Para aquellos que estén considerando la opción de votar por correo, los funcionarios de la Junta Electoral del Condado de Montgomery dicen que las urnas para depositar […]

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September 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections: ‘Ballot Drop Boxes Are Secure and Under 24-Hour Surveillance’

In the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis, there are options for residents when it comes to casting a vote for the November 3 election. For those considering the vote-by-mail option, Montgomery County Board of Elections officials say that ballot drop boxes are safe and secure. “They are under 24-hour surveillance… we will be coordinating with our […]

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September 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Congress Working to Award Medal of Honor to Clarksburg WWII Veteran Posthumously

“To correct an historical injustice,” U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen said he will introduce bipartisan and bicameral legislation to award Corporal Waverly Woodson the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions during D-Day in World War II. Woodson, who died in 2005, received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart and was nominated for the […]

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August 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Updated County Order Reclassifies Soccer as Medium-Risk Sport

According to an updated county executive order on COVID-19 recovery, soccer has been reclassified as a medium-risk sport and is now allowed in Montgomery County. It was previously considered a high risk-sport- which is not currently permitted at Montgomery Parks athletic fields due to COVID-19 health safety concerns. Montgomery County Council met on Monday to […]

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August 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Awards $10 Million To Child Care Centers, Homes

Almost 500 child care centers and family child care homes received a total of $10 million through the Montgomery County Child Care Recovery Program, Executive Marc Elrich announced Aug. 20. “Providing safe child care, which is essential for so many of our residents – especially during this pandemic, is challenging and costly,” Elrich wrote in […]

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August 12, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Navarro: ‘Harris Representa Quienes Somos en este País’

La Concejal del condado de Montgomery Nancy Navarro dice sentirse muy “emocionada” al conocer que el candidato presidencial Joe Biden ha elegido como compañera de fórmula vice-presidencial a la Senadora Kamala Harris. Navarro le dijo a MyMCMedia que esta elección marca un hito en la historia de Estados Unidos por tratarse de la primera mujer […]

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August 7, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County Issued Through Late Friday Night

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County on Friday, which is set to begin at noon and last until late that night. According to the weather alert, the flash flood watch was issued due to “scattered slow moving showers and thunderstorms” that are expected for Friday afternoon, which […]

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July 24, 2020 | Mira Varghese

MCPS Hosting Annual ‘Just for the Record-A Vinyl Day’ Event

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ “Just for the Record–A Vinyl Day” event is taking place over Facebook Live on Saturday, July 25, from 12 to 3 p.m. and will allow residents not only to watch musical performances, but to learn about and discuss vinyl records. According to its website, this is Montgomery County Public Libraries’ third […]

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Responds to Landlord and Tenant Concerns Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) says they are well aware of what landlords and tenants are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In terms of the eviction and homeless prevention, DHCA Director Aseem Nigam says the department has been working closely with non-profit organizations, legal aids, and for-profit entities to address […]

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