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October 13, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

‘The Buck Stops With Him’: Council Blasts Elrich for Undistributed Federal COVID-19 Funds

An emotional Montgomery County Council blasted the county staff, and specifically County Executive Marc Elrich, after receiving information that much of the federal money allocated to help residents and businesses during the global pandemic have yet to be distributed. “The buck stops with him,” Council Vice President Tom Hucker said during a Oct. 13 council […]

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September 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Drop Dramatically

The number of Montgomery County residents who filed initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended Sept. 19 dropped by more than half from the previous week. Only 695 county residents filed initial unemployment claims during the previous week, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. During the week that ended Sept. 12, 1,252 […]

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September 11, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

La Tasa de Suicidio es más Alta en Montgomery que en otros Condados de MD

Durante septiembre, el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre la Prevención del Suicidio, los Servicios de Crisis y Salud del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Montgomery publican mensajes diarios en Twitter y Facebook para generar más conciencia sobre los recursos que ofrece el condado. Entre el 1 de julio y el 15 […]

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September 11, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Suicide Mortality Rate is Higher in Montgomery County Than Rest of Maryland, U.S.

During September, National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health and Crisis Services is posting daily messages on Twitter and Facebook to bring more awareness about what resources the county has to offer. Between July 1 and Aug. 15, nearly 400 county residents went to the emergency […]

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September 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Will Administer Assessment Tests

The Maryland State Department of Education is requiring all local school districts to administer a fall diagnostic assessment in math and literacy to all students. The goal is to enable educators to see what students learned during the last school year during virtual teaching and to account for learning losses. It also is designed to […]

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September 8, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Breadsmith of Potomac Closes Permanently

Breadsmith of Potomac in Cabin John Village has closed, it announced in a Facebook post on Sept. 6. “Our current location was scheduled for demolition as part of a larger remodel within our current shopping center and we were unable to secure a new location for our bakery within this updated development. This, in addition […]

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