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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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June 4, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Blake Freshman Sings His Way Through First Round of America’s Got Talent

The second day of auditions for the 15th season of America’s Got Talent aired Wednesday night, during which Blake High School freshman Kelvin Dukes wowed with his singing voice. The 14-year-old Burtonsville native was met with a standing ovation for his rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way.” He received four “yes”es which moved him […]

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May 5, 2020 | Michelle Queen

SBN’s First at Home Episode Features Councilmember Friedson

Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s first Small Business Network At Home edition. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. Watch a video of their discussion recorded via Zoom here:   Andrew Friedson represents District […]

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May 1, 2020 | Staff Writer

Council Approves Funds for Telework Assistance Program

The Montgomery County Council has unanimously approved a $250,000 special appropriation to provide grants to businesses and non-profit organizations that incurred teleworking costs to retain employees during the public health crisis. Councilmember Friedson, who is a member of the Planning Housing and Economic Development Committee, spearheaded this appropriation which was sponsored by the entire Council. […]

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April 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 24 in Montgomery County

It is Friday, April 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Virtual Friday with Friedson:  Councilmember Andrew Friedson will lead a discussion on managing personal finances during the COVID-19 crisis with a group of experts from discussion with 11 a.m. to noon today. Join on Facebook Live or through Zoom. […]

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April 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 10 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 10 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Face Covering Requirement:  Starting Monday, April 13, everyone will be required to wear face coverings in grocery stores, pharmacies, and large chain stores (Costco, Sams Club, etc.). Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County’s Public Health Officer, is taking this step […]

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April 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 8 and it marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday, Passover which commemorates the freedom of Israelites from ancient Egypt. Happy Passover to those celebrating! Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Board of Elections Selects Voting Centers:  Montgomery County Board of Elections meets via […]

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April 1, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Approves $20 Million Fund for Grants to Businesses Hurt by COVID-19

The Montgomery County Council approved $20 million for the Public Health Emergency Grant program, which grants businesses and non-profits up to $75,000 each to cover COVID-19-related financial burdens.  The bill aims to “support our non-profits, small businesses, their employees and workers,” Councilmember Will Jawando said during the council session.  County businesses or nonprofits with 100 […]

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March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Council Approves Bill Limiting Sidewalk Closures

On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed legislation aimed at limiting the closure of sidewalks in the county. The legislation limits the conditions under which sidewalks can be closed due to proximity to a construction site, according to a press release from the council.  The goal of the bill is to “increase pedestrian safety, […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Residents Encouraged to Respond to Census by April 1

The 2020 Census count is currently underway. Homes will receive in the mail an invitation to participate in the census from March 12-20. The questionnaire may be completed online, by phone, or by mail. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the census online. Montgomery County Executive Marc […]

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