City of Rockville

November 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Managed Deer Hunts to Close Parts of Rockville Parks

A City of Rockville pilot archery deer-culling program will close Civic Center Park and parts of Croydon Creek Nature Center for certain periods of November, December and January, the City of Rockville announced on Monday. The organized hunts will take place in John Hayes Memorial Forest, 852 Avery Road, which incorporates all of Civic Center […]

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October 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

STEM Company Moves Headquarters to Rockville

A New York City-based antivirals company announced it has moved its headquarters to Rockville and is expected to hire 50 scientists and engineers within the next three years. Autonomous Therapeutics, Inc.. is moving to Montgomery County to be close to numerous researchers, regulators and funders in the Washington, D.C. area, the company stated in a […]

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October 12, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

100-Year-Old Refrigerator Causes Chemical Leak in Rockville

Montgomery County firefighters responded to a chemical leak Sunday evening in Rockville caused by a refrigerator from the 1920s. Occupants of a single-family home were moving an old refrigerator in the basement when the coolant began to leak, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesman Pete Piringer. First responders evacuated the […]

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October 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Ballot Drop Boxes Available in Montgomery County for 2020 General Election

Montgomery County is offering several ways to drop off mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. For those who request a mail-in-ballot, one option for returning the ballot is by placing it in one of the county’s secure ballot drop boxes. Montgomery County Board of Elections says, “Ballot drop off boxes are monitored and secured by […]

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October 6, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Rockville City Council Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Rockville’s Mayor and City Council recognized Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, at their city council meeting, Oct. 5. The unanimous decision puts forth every second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Rockville. The city council reimagines Columbus Day, moving forward, as an opportunity to celebrate the heritage and resilience of indigenous peoples. […]

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October 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Officers Kill Coyote After Three People Attacked in Rockville

Three people went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being bitten by a coyote in Rockville, said the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD).  All three attacks happened Thursday. At 5:11 p.m., RCPD announced that officers found and killed the coyote and that it will be tested for rabies at a local laboratory.  At […]

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September 24, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

City of Rockville Urges Replacing State Song

Rockville City Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and city councilmembers unanimously agreed on Sept. 14 to send a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly urging the removal of “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song. In the letter, they urge Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly to replace the song with one […]

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September 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Rockville to Host Author of ‘Dopesick’—An Upcoming Hulu Series—for Virtual Discussion

The City of Rockville is hosting Beth Macy, author of the New York Times best-selling book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” for a virtual book discussion Thursday. In “Dopesick,” Macy investigates rural America’s struggle with the opioid epidemic for the last 20 years and what led the medical community to […]

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September 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

In Rockville, ParkMobile Now Available at 500 Metered Parking Spaces

Rockville City Police Department announced Monday that drivers can officially pay for parking via the ParkMobile app at more than 500 metered parking spaces in the City of Rockville. The news comes more than three months after the parking app MobileNOW! announced they were ceasing operation because of the coronavirus. ParkMobile will be replacing city […]

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August 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Rockville Wins Insurance Comparison Website’s Most Educated Cities Award

Insurify, an insurance comparison website, has named Rockville the most educated city in Maryland in its 2020 award list of most educated cities. The website says that in the face of the challenges brought on by COVID-19 and virtual classrooms, these cities and students have remained “resilient” and committed to education. In order to choose […]

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