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July 9, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Councilmembers and Political Groups Concerned With Proposed $66M County Budget Cut

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich proposed $66 million in budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year, including an $8.5 million reduction to police department funding that would eliminate more than twenty positions countywide. Last month, county departments were asked to cut their approved budgets by 6% for the upcoming year as the county could lose […]

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July 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Montgomery Cases Surpass 15,500, Maryland Cases Top 71,000

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 15,503 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 103 from the 15,400 cases reported Wednesday. 716 county residents have died from COVID-19 since the first case in March. This is an increase of two since Wednesday. More Montgomery County […]

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July 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Enforcement With ‘The Grille’ Will be Escalated Based Solely on Facebook Post

Montgomery County is “keenly” aware of the now-deleted Facebook post from The Grille at Flower Hill that said employees will not be wearing face masks, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard said during a council meeting Tuesday. The Facebook post came after a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) environmental […]

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July 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Leaders Slam Hogan for Rejecting Universal Mail-In-Ballots in November

Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a statement Wednesday that he’s directed the State Board of Elections to conduct normal, in person voting—as well as early voting—for the presidential election on November 3, “with enhanced voting options in light of the #COVID19 pandemic.” In a letter to State Board of Elections Chairman Michael Cogan, Hogan said, […]

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July 8, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

ICE: Estudiantes Extranjeros que Sólo Reciban Clases Virtuales Deberán Salir del País

El lunes 6 de julio la Oficina de Servicios de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE por sus siglas en inglés), determinó a través de un comunicado, publicado en su página web, que los estudiantes amparados con la visa de estudiantes para extranjeros, deberán salir del país si en el otoño reciben clases de manera virtual y […]

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July 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich ‘We’re Going to Stay In Phase 2 For The Time Being’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says the county will continue to stay in Phase 2 of re-opening in the hope of a continuous decrease in coronavirus cases. “We’re going to stay in Phase 2 for the time being,” he said during his during his weekly virtual media briefing. Elrich added that when the county gets to […]

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July 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Owner Upset at County Falsely Reporting Hookah Bar Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations

A Montgomery County press release incorrectly stated on Monday that Vibes Hookah Lounge in Rockville was shut down over the July 4 weekend for violating COVID-19 regulations.  The press release said that Vibes was closed because hookah bars are not included in Phase 2 of reopening in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Department of Health and […]

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July 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Seven of Nine Montgomery County COVID-19 Metrics Show Improvement

Montgomery County released an update to the public health metrics being used to guide the reopening timeline. The county entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on Friday, June 19 after spending 19 days in Phase 1. County Executive Marc Elrich said during a media briefing Wednesday, that the county will meet the goal of […]

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July 8, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Al Entrar a la Fase 3 de Reapertura ‘No se Puede Bajar la Guardia’ Advierte Experto

El Condado de Montgomery permanece aún bajo la Fase 2 del plan de reapertura y sigue la guía en la Orden ejecutiva para la Fase 2  junto con una variedad de medidas que deben considerarse para continuar el proceso de reapertura de la manera más segura y apropiada mientras se protege la salud pública, informa el […]

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July 8, 2020 | Mike Ritz

PGA Tour Event at Avenel Pushed Back Until 2022

Local golf fans will need to wait an extra year to attend a PGA Tour event in Montgomery County. The Wells Fargo Championship had been scheduled to be played at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in 2021.  The Tour announced today the tournament will now be played in Potomac in 2022. This postponement happens […]

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