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August 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County COVID-19 Cases Top 20,000, Seven Day Positive Average at 2.47%

The Maryland Department of Health on Monday recorded 60 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery. That brings the total infections over 20,000 since the start of the pandemic. With a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.47% for positive COVID-19 tests. Montgomery County has led the […]

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August 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Announces 10 Free COVID-19 Testing Locations

Montgomery County is running ten COVID-19 testing clinics the week of Aug. 31. The clinics provide free walk-in and drive-thru testing at multiple locations throughout the county. Testing is free, no doctor’s order is required, and no appointments are needed. The clinics are using tests provided by CIAN Diagnostic Laboratories in Frederick through a contract […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Will Hold First Meeting Monday

The Montgomery County Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will have its first meeting Monday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. according to a statement from the county.  In late June, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced that he was creating the task force. He said he would hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review […]

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August 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Requires Updated Immunizations for Fall Semester

Students attending Maryland schools must have up-to-date immunization records County public schools welcome back students with virtual-only learning on Monday, Aug. 31. Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents that the Maryland Department of  Health requires students to have up-to-date immunizations.  Parents must submit their student’s immunization records by the first day of school. If […]

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August 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Transitioning To More Traditional School Lunch Format This Fall

The first day back for Montgomery County Public Schools students is less than a week away. On Tuesday, the MCPS Board of Education discussed the overall reopening of schools’ recovery plan. The main topics included updated information about the Meal Service Program. MCPS officials say the first emergency phase for the food and nutrition distribution program […]

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August 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

It’s Time to Vote… in Raskin’s Homemade Mask Contest

Tigers, calls to vote and sports teams, oh my. These are just some of the themes decorating masks created by people living in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In an effort to promote the use of wearing facial coverings during the global pandemic, U.S. Rep. Jamie Rasin challenged constituents to create and then send him a […]

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August 13, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Nonpublic Schools Deciding on Opening Options

As the start of the new school year approaches, some nonpublic schools are opting to begin virtually with the goal of opening up their classrooms as soon as possible. Other private and parochial schools in the county are opening their doors on the first day while still others are choosing a hybrid approach, allowing parents […]

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August 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 29-Sept 2

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2. Flow-Verse Open Mic :  BlackRock presents a monthly open mic for performers under 25. Artists perform with professional equipment and technicians in front of a positive and supporting audience.  Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. Note: performance sign up opens […]

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September 1, 2018 | Daryl Schultz

Quince Orchard Defeats BCC 50-0 in a Lightning-Shortened Contest

Bethesda, Maryland Walter Johnson High School August 31, 2018 Early season football games are interesting because teams are trying to set a tone for the upcoming season by proving they are on the right track for success.  Quince Orchard thrilled their fans with the first play of the game by running back the kickoff for […]

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August 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCM Game of the Week: Blake Bengals at Damascus Hornets

MCM’s Game of the Week features three-time defending state champions, Damascus, riding an amazing 42-game winning streak, hosting the Blake Bengals in the season opener Friday, Aug. 31. With 45 seconds left in the first half, Damascus led 14-6. The second half of the game was postponed to Saturday when Damascus put up two more […]

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