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August 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Seven-Day Testing Positive Rate Hits New Low of 2.41%

Montgomery County recorded 72 new COVID-19 cases Monday, according to the Maryland Health Department data — bringing its cumulative total to 19,540 since the first case was confirmed in March. Montgomery County’s seven-day rolling average for test positivity was 2.41% on Monday — the lowest rate of the pandemic yet. Since Friday one new death […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Leads Rally to ‘Save the Post Office’ with Leisure World Residents

A group of Leisure World residents rallied in support of protecting the post office from political dismantling Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, joined the residents for a “United States Postal Service Day of Action” news conference outside of the Leisure World post office. Several residents, including Louise Doss-Martin, spoke 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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August 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Short-Term COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Opens Tuesday

Montgomery County’s rental assistance program, administered by the Housing Opportunities Commission, will accept applications starting Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. and continuing through Monday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. The program is funded through the CARES Act to provide low-income households with assistance for up to three months to avoid eviction. 📢 Applications will […]

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August 17, 2020 | Samantha Subin

New Round of Emergency Relief Funding for Nonprofits Opens Aug. 17

Beginning Aug. 17, some Maryland organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for a grant through the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund for 501(c)(6) Nonprofits. Through the program, applicants can obtain up to $10,000 to cover quarterly operating expenses. The application, available through OneStop portal, will be open until August 24 […]

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August 22, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Programa Punto de Control de Sobriedad para este Sábado

El Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery está llevando a cabo un puesto de control de sobriedad el sábado por la noche a partir de las 10 p.m., si el clima lo permite. La medida está destinada a frenar la conducción deficiente y el consumo de alcohol por parte de menores. La policía no […]

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August 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled Saturday Night

Montgomery County Police Department is conducting a sobriety checkpoint Saturday evening starting 10 p.m., weather permitting. The enforcement is intended to curb impaired driving and underage drinking. Police will not disclose the location of the checkpoint in advance. MCPD encourages county residents to drive responsibly and ride with a sober driver.

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August 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Ten Things To Know for Saturday’s Silver Spring Jazz Festival

The Silver Spring Jazz Festival returns to Veterans Plaza this Saturday. Here are 10 things to know about the music festival. 1. What is going on at the Jazz Festival? The 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival takes place in downtown Silver Spring Saturday, Aug. 24 beginning at 3 p.m. The event happens on Veterans […]

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August 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 22-25

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 22 – 25. One Act and More:  The Upcounty Theatre Company performs their first-ever One Act Plays festival featuring five plays, The Box, Trifles, Little Sal and Maria, Little Sal and Maria Scare Momma, and Cusumano.  Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24 at 8 […]

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August 12, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Invita a la Feria de Regreso a Clases

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) comenzarán el año escolar 2019-2020 con una Feria de Regreso a la Escuela el 24 de agosto, de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m. en Westfield Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, en Wheaton. Este evento gratuito contará con algo para todos: desde información y recursos para padres, […]

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