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January 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims by Montgomery County Residents Triple

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents tripled as compared to those filing at the start of the new year. During the week that ended Jan. 9, 3,376 residents filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). During the prior week, that ended Jan. 2, 1,067 county residents had filed […]

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January 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Propone Pagos Directos como Parte del Nuevo Paquete de Ayuda de Mil Millones

El gobernador Larry Hogan presentó el lunes un paquete de estímulo de mil millones de dólares que incluye pagos directos a los residentes de Maryland que califiquen. La Ley de Recuperación para la Economía, Medios de Vida, Industrias, Empresarios y Familias (RELIEF) debe ser aprobada por la legislatura estatal antes de que entre en vigencia. […]

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January 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Strosniders’ Bethesda Store Reopens Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Stosniders Hardware in Bethesda reopened Tuesday, 10 days after it temporarily closed following a COVID-19 outbreak among employees. In an email to customers Jan. 11 and on its website, the company said the store was reopening Jan. 12 with shortened hours. It will be open 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. “until further notice.” It also […]

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January 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Clarksburg Tavern’s ‘USA Themed Party’ Under Investigation

A Montgomery County inspector visited The Clarksburg Tavern, on Frederick Road, Jan. 11, six days after they hosted a “USA Themed Party” that was sponsored by Robin Ficker, who is running for Maryland governor on the Republican ticket. The county received information about the 6 p.m. party and decided to investigate. Information “will be analyzed […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Proposes Direct Stimulus Payments as Part of New $1 Billion Relief Package

Gov. Larry Hogan introduced a $1 billion stimulus and tax relief package Monday that includes direct stimulus payments to qualifying Marylanders. The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act must be passed by the state legislature before it can take effect. The 2021 legislative session begins Wednesday, and Hogan said he […]

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January 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Strosniders Hardware in Bethesda Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Strosniders Hardware in Bethesda is temporarily closed following a COVID-19 outbreak among employees. “I am just focused on getting back open and our employees safe,” said owner Bill Hart. “Please bear with us as we navigate through this uncharted territory and work to get our store reopened, while keeping our customers’ and employees’ safety in […]

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December 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Close to ‘Finish Line,’ Novavax Enters Phase 3 Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

Novavax, which is headquartered in Gaithersburg and has facilities in Rockville, announced it has moved into Phase 3 of its efficacy trial for its COVID-19 vaccine. Prevent-19 is designed to determine the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of its vaccine. It expects to enroll up to 30,000 volunteers throughout the United States and Mexico, of which […]

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December 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

White’s Ferry Ends 230+ Year Run Over Land Dispute

White’s Ferry, which has been taking commuters across the Potomac River between Montgomery and Loudon counties since the late 1780s, ended its run last week following a court ruling. On Nov. 23, the Loudoun, Va. County Circuit Court issued a decision between the ferry operator and private land owner in Virginia that declared there was […]

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December 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Guitar Center Expects to Emerge From Bankruptcy By Year’s End

UPDATE Guitar Center in Silver Spring will close as of Jan. 3, according to a statement from the company. “As part of our ongoing business processes and after careful consideration, Guitar Center has made the decision to close our retail store in Silver Spring, MD, effective January 3rd,” the news release stated. ___________________________ Guitar Center, […]

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December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Roberts Oxygen in Gaithersburg Manufacturing Dry Ice for Pfizer Vaccines

To ensure that the Pfizer vaccine doesn’t spoil, it needs to be kept extremely cold. One company in Gaithersburg, Roberts Oxygen, is doing its part to help keep the vaccine safe by manufacturing dry ice. Reggie Wright, the regional sales manager for Roberts Oxygen, explained how dry ice—which is 109 degrees below Fahrenheit—is manufactured. “We […]

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