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August 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

All Maryland Jurisdictions Reporting COVID-19 Positivity Rates Lower Than 5%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 19,264 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.44% increase from the 19,180 cases reported Wednesday. Since the first case in March, 775 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Wednesday, according to the […]

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August 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Public Hearings Planned For Toll Management Lanes On 495 and 270

Two in-person and four virtual public hearings concerning the widening and managed lanes plans on I-495 and I-270 will be held over the new few weeks. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will jointly host the public […]

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June 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is Canceled This Summer

This August in Gaithersburg there will be less chocolate-covered bacon, pig races, and carnival rides. On Wednesday, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair announced the fair has been canceled this summer because of the coronavirus. In order to protect our volunteers, our exhibitors, the citizens of our community, and those who work at the Fair in a […]

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August 20, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Alerta por Calor Extremo Hoy Hasta las 7pm

El condado de Montgomery ha emitido una alerta de hipertermia este martes desde el mediodía hasta las 7 p.m. Se emite una alerta cuando las temperaturas pronosticadas y/o el índice de calor son de al menos 95 grados o más. Los funcionarios del condado instan a los residentes a tomar precauciones para protegerse a sí […]

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August 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Heat Continues Tuesday as County Issues Hyperthermia Alert

Montgomery County has issued a Hyperthermia Alert for Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. The County issues an alert when forecasted temperatures, and/or heat index, is at least 95 degrees or higher. County officials urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. […]

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August 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Aug. 20 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20 and it’s National Lemonade Day and National Radio Day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Operating a Business in Montgomery County:  Montgomery County is offering a workshop about resources available for starting a business in the area. The workshop is free from 10 a.m. to 12 […]

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August 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks to Close Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway for Tree Removal

Montgomery Parks will close down portions of Sligo Creek Parkway this week to remove hazardous trees throughout Sligo Stream Valley Park. The closures are scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, August 20 from Piney Branch Road to Kennebec Avenue. Wednesday, August 21 from Maple Avenue to Carroll Avenue. Monday, August 26 […]

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August 16, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Disaster Loans for July 8 Flood Offered to MoCo Residents and Businesses

The  U.S. Small Business Administration  is making disaster loans available to those affected by the July 8 floods. Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is hosting a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to help residents and businesses who may be eligible for financial assistance due to damage from the July 8 flood. […]

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August 20, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 20 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. First Lady visits Rockville Summit: First Lady Melania Trump is scheduled to present remarks at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Cyberbullying Prevention Summit in Rockville today. 2. Municipal Monday: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. One of […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway. Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for […]

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