County Executive Marc Elrich

May 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Will Let Jurisdictions Make Decisions About Reopening, Elrich Says

Ahead of Gov. Larry Hogan’s press conference at 5 p.m., Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said the governor will leave it to local jurisdictions to decide how far to reopen. Elrich said he and officials from other counties in Maryland had a conversation with Hogan, and said that the governor understands the COVID-19 situation is […]

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May 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Gives $1.2 Million in Food Access Grants to Community Organizations

Montgomery County has awarded $1.2 million food access grants to 38 community organizations that provide vulnerable residents with access to food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations receiving grants include community, religious, and advocacy groups in the area, as well as ethnic grocery stores. The funding for ethnic grocery stores is intended to increase […]

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May 11, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Ride On to Receive $30 Million to Cover COVID-19 Profit Loss

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will receive more than $30 million from the federal and state government to support Ride On bus program during the COVID-19 health crisis. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) designated $25 billion to support states’ public transit in light of closures and profit loses […]

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May 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders React to Hogan Vetoing Major Education Legislation

On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed several bills passed in the General Assembly, explaining, “it would be irresponsible to allow legislation that requires increasing spending to become law.” One of the bills Hogan vetoed included the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, which was recommended by the Kirwan Commission. The Blueprint was multibillion effort to overhaul the state’s […]

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April 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: ‘We Cannot Forget the Urgency of Climate Change’

County Executive Marc Elrich released the following statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in Montgomery County, we have a lot to be proud of, but we also understand that there is so much more to do. Montgomery County embraces environmental stewardship as a fundamental […]

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April 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for April 22 in Montgomery County

It is Wednesday, April 22, and it is Earth Day. It’s a great day to go outside and get fresh air, while following social distancing guidelines. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Earth Day Livestream: The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is having an all-day livestream from 9 a.m. to […]

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April 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 16 in Montgomery County

Partly cloudy today with a high temperature near 50 degrees. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, April 16. 1. Face Masks Required on Buses: Starting today, passengers on Ride On buses must wear face masks. Any passenger who does not comply with this mandate “may […]

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April 15, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Public Health Emergency Grant Applications Accepted Beginning Wednesday

Montgomery County will begin accepting Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) applications Wednesday afternoon. The PHEG program is designed to help for-profit and nonprofit businesses with 100 employees or fewer during the current pandemic. Businesses with no employees including sole proprietors and independent contractors may also benefit from the program. A sample of the application is […]

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April 8, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Three Eastern Middle School Students Win First Place in C-SPAN’s National Video Competition

Three Eastern Middle School students won first place in this year’s StudentCam national video documentary competition open to students in grades 6-12 contest. Over 5,300 students participated in the competition which was organized by C-SPAN television network. Students were asked to create a 5-6 minute-long documentary that addressed the theme, “What’s Your Vision in 2020?” […]

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April 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 7 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 7 and it is World Health Day. World Health Day aims to bring awareness to health issues around the world. Because of the coronavirus, this year, more than others, we understand why this is an important day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  […]

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