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July 9, 2020

County Unemployment Rate Was 8.9 Percent in May

The number of people filing for unemployment in Montgomery County during the week ending July 4 remained constant as compared with last week. For the second week in a row, slightly more than 3,500 county residents filed initial claims for unemployment. The county’s unemployment rate in May was 8.9 percent, which was the most recent […]

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July 9, 2020

Rockville Senior Center’s Pen Pal Program Offers Source of Comfort During Pandemic

Rockville Senior Center has created a pen pal program for the elderly to message people of all ages. Senior citizens can mail letters the old-fashioned way, while also combating the social isolation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We all know social isolation can be dangerous physically, cognitively, mentally and emotionally. With the pandemic people are […]

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July 9, 2020

Fourth Employee at Darnestown Liquor and Wine Tests Positive for COVID-19

A fourth employee at Darnestown Liquor and Wine has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the county. On Monday, Montgomery County announced that the store would be temporarily closed after three employees tested positive: one on June 30 and two others a few days later. The store is planned to reopen on […]

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July 9, 2020

Councilmembers and Political Groups Concerned With Proposed $66M County Budget Cut

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich proposed $66 million in budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year, including an $8.5 million reduction to police department funding that would eliminate more than twenty positions countywide. Last month, county departments were asked to cut their approved budgets by 6% for the upcoming year as the county could lose […]

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July 9, 2020

Silver Spring Residents, Business Owners Invited To Guide Downtown Future Plans

The Montgomery County Planning Department wants Silver Spring residents and business owners in the downtown area to participate in online listening session as a start to its review of that area. The plan, last updated in 2000, is used to guide future growth in the area and includes such topics as zoning, land use, community […]

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July 9, 2020

Gaithersburg Invites Residents to Virtual Meet-n-Greet With City Manager Candidates

The two finalists for Gaithersburg City’s Manager position will be able to meet the public through a Zoom meeting on Thursday July 9 at 5:30 p.m. More than 90 applicants were interested in the position as a result of a national search conducted by The Novak Consulting Group. Multiple interviews later, the Mayor and City […]

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July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Montgomery Cases Surpass 15,500, Maryland Cases Top 71,000

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 15,503 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 103 from the 15,400 cases reported Wednesday. 716 county residents have died from COVID-19 since the first case in March. This is an increase of two since Wednesday. More Montgomery County […]

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July 9, 2020

Join the Conversation on Racial Equity: ‘Because People Wanted to Avoid the Topic’

MCM’s #SeeMeMontgomery asked county leaders to join the conversation about racial equity. Council Vice President Sidney Katz shared this experience with MCM. DESCRIBE A  RACIAL EXPERIENCE HERE AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH MCM. JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Your contribution is vital and will help create a better understanding. All are invited to share, regardless of race […]

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July 9, 2020

Five Things to Know for July 9 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 9. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Yoga: Join Olney Library’s talented yoga instructor Amy to explore the benefits of movement, breathing, and meditation today on Zoom from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.   2. MCPD Food Drive: Montgomery County Police Department will […]

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July 8, 2020

Enforcement With ‘The Grille’ Will be Escalated Based Solely on Facebook Post

Montgomery County is “keenly” aware of the now-deleted Facebook post from The Grille at Flower Hill that said employees will not be wearing face masks, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard said during a council meeting Tuesday. The Facebook post came after a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) environmental […]

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