County Executive Marc Elrich

July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

MCDOT ‘Essential Plus’ Service to Expand Over the Weekend

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is adding to their Ride On bus “Essential Plus” service starting Sunday, July 5. According to a press release by the county government/county officials, the expansion is in cooperation with county reopening adjustments — changes spearheaded by County Executive Marc Elrich’s Phase 2 plans. In order to meet […]

Read more

July 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County to Wait for Potential July 4 COVID-19 Spike Before Phase 3 Decision

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said the county will wait to see if the Fourth of July causes a spike in COVID-19 cases before any Phase 3 reopening announcement is made. The county won’t be able to observe that until at least a week from this weekend, or a little over a week, Elrich said […]

Read more

June 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: Outside Consultant Will Help Montgomery County Reimagine Policing

County Executive Marc Elrich announced at a news conference Thursday that Montgomery County will hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review of the police department. Elrich says the consultant will serve as an independent task force that could launch as soon as Aug. 1 and will do a “top to bottom review” of […]

Read more

June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

All public firework displays have been canceled for Montgomery County ahead of July Fourth due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. With social distancing and other restrictions still in effect to try and reduce the virus’ spread, many anticipated events have/are being canceled to avoid potential risk. July Fourth is only the latest in a list of […]

Read more

June 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County’s Sister City in China Donates 20,000 Masks

Montgomery County’s Chinese Sister City, Xi’an, has donated 20,000 masks for Montgomery County employees who work on the front lines. The masks were received June 19 and currently are in the Department of General Services warehouse in Gaithersburg. They are being catalogued before they will be distributed. “This generous donation from our Sister City Xi’an […]

Read more

June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

Read more

June 12, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Retrasa Reapertura de la Fase 2: ‘Tengo la Obligación de ser Cauteloso’

El condado de Montgomery retrasará los planes de reapertura de la Fase 2, a pesar del anuncio del gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan sobre la Fase 2 la cual determina que restaurantes y negocios estatales pueden abrir al 50% de su capacidad, a partir del viernes. Aunque las métricas están mejorando en el condado, el […]

Read more

June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Elrich, Hucker to Discuss Eliminating Fatal Traffic Deaths by 2030 with Community

County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council Vice President Tom Hucker will meet June 18 to discuss a 10-year-plan to eliminate fatal traffic deaths and kickoff an online survey that offers residents an opportunity to share input on the project. “Our County is large and diverse, so achieving Vision Zero will look very different in […]

Read more

June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Elrich on Delaying Phase 2 Reopening: ‘I Have an Obligation to be Cautious and Consider the Public Health Risks’

Montgomery County will delay Phase 2 reopening plans, despite Hogan’s announcement that some Maryland indoor businesses can open to 50% capacity beginning Friday. Although metrics are improving in the county, County Executive Marc Elrich said that he will delay Phase 2 at least another week as he consults with available data and public health advisers. […]

Read more

June 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: Phase 2 Reopening Likely to Begin Sometime Next Week

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced during a Wednesday afternoon media briefing plans for Phase 2 reopening. If county COVID-19 data trends continue, Elrich, accompanied by county Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and county Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard during the briefing, said the next phase of reopening would likely begin the week of […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter