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March 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks: ‘Use of Playgrounds in our Parks is Prohibited’

Montgomery Parks announced Friday that use of the playgrounds is prohibited. Apparently, visitors to some of the playgrounds have ignored the posted signs about the potential danger of using the playgrounds. Montgomery Parks will use fending to close off some of the playgrounds. Use of playgrounds in our parks is prohibited. Some playgrounds will be […]

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March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Montgomery County Libraries Closed Until April 24

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Montgomery County Public Libraries announced all branches and book drops will be closed until April 24. All typically scheduled activities and events will be canceled as well, according to a post on the MCPL website. These closures align with the extended closure of Montgomery County Schools, according to the post. […]

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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery Parks Limits Gatherings to Maximum of Ten

To insure public safety from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Montgomery Parks is limiting gatherings to a maximum of ten people. Although parks will remain open, indoor facilities are closed through April 30. A post on the Montgomery Parks website said: “going for a hike or bike ride, shooting baskets on an otherwise empty court, and […]

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March 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Clarksburg Premium Outlets Will Close Wednesday Night Until March 29

The Clarksburg Premium Outlets will close Wednesday at 7 p.m. until March 29 due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  A statement says that the decision to close came after discussions with federal, state and local officials.  Simon Property Group, which owns the outlets as well as other malls, is closing all of its […]

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March 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Lauds Hogan’s Order to Close Bars, Restaurants

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich commended Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order to close all restaurants, bars, movie theaters and gyms in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Hogan announced an executive order to close such establishments in Maryland starting at 5 p.m. Monday. Drive-thru, carryout and delivery will continue, as well as […]

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February 28, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Metro Stations Closed Due to Purple Line Integration

This weekend, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont stations will be closed Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1 due to Purple Line integration. There will be free shuttle buses replacing the Red Line train between Fort Totten and Glenmont. The shuttle will not stop at Takoma. Passangers traveling to stations beyond Silver Spring […]

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February 26, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Long Branch Library Will Temporarily Close for Refresh Project

Long Branch Library in Silver Spring will close on March 14 at 6 p. m. due to the interior and exterior renovations under the County’s award winning Library Refurbishment initiative. The library will be closed for an estimated six to nine months. “We look forward to welcoming the customers back to their branch this fall […]

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February 3, 2020 | Ryan Donovan and Josalyn Perez

Josiah Henson Park Will Reopen in Late Fall

Josiah Henson Park, a 1.43-acre historic property located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda, is anticipating opening in the late Fall of 2020.   Construction began on Feb. 2019 but the park has been closed since Nov. 5. The goal for the park is to become a world-class museum and education center as well as to create a […]

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January 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not in Montgomery County for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Montgomery County released the holiday schedule for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, which is observed January 20. County Offices — closed. Libraries — closed. County Liquor Stores — open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation Centers — closed. Aquatics Facilities — open. For information about Montgomery Parks’ holiday schedule, visit its website. Ride […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Offices and VEIP Stations to Close June 24 for System Updates

Maryland is temporarily closing its MVA offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations on Saturday for statewide computer upgrades. According to a news release, the temporary shutdown and upgrades are necessary to integrate new IT data based on legislation that goes into effect on July 1. Customers will not be able to conduct web or […]

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