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August 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland’s Seven-Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Hits New Low of 3.08%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 19,325 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.32% increase from the 19,264 cases reported Thursday. Since the first case in March, 775 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Thursday, according to the […]

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August 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Will Resume COVID-19 Testing on Thursday

Montgomery County will resume offering COVID-19 testing beginning Thursday, although it will continue not to use AdvaGenix of Rockville as a supplier or to analysis test results. That company was issued a cease and desist directive and order by the Maryland Department of Health last week. On Aug. 20, the county will hold a walk-in […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Events in Montgomery County Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

It’s officially been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified in the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although celebrations won’t be done in person because of the coronavirus, there are a number of ways to virtually celebrate this milestone in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at physical distant-friendly ways of celebrating […]

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July 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Así se Verían las Escuelas Públicas de Montgomery de Abrir sus Puertas en el Otoño

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS por sus siglas en inglés) están imaginando formas de implementar nuevas pautas de seguridad mientras se preparan para posiblemente reabrir sus escuelas en medio de la pandemia COVID-19. El primer día para el año académico 2020-2021 de MCPS, independientemente de si los estudiantes se reúnen virtualmente o […]

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July 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Offers Preview of How Schools Could Operate if Students Return to Classrooms

Montgomery County Public Schools is envisioning ways to implement new safety guidelines as they prepare to possibly re-open schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first day for the 2020-2021 MCPS academic year—regardless of whether students meet virtually or in-person—is August 31. During a media tour at College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville on Thursday, MCPS […]

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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 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Aug. 21 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21 and it’s National Senior Citizens Day. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. 80 Cent Ice Cream Cones: Seibel’s Restaurant and UpTown Pub in Burtonsville is celebrating their 80th anniversary by giving away ice cream cones for 80 cents. To celebrate people can order one of their […]

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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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July 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Rockville to Host Free Movies in Neighborhood Parks

Rockville’s free outdoor Movies in the Parks series return to neighborhood parks throughout the city on Wednesdays in August. Residents are invited to bring chairs, blankets, food and beverages for an evening watching a family-friendly movie. More than 300 people attended each week last year. Movies are free of charge and begin at dusk; approximately […]

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