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July 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Oops Tag’ Program Encourages Residents to Recycle Correctly  

Montgomery County wants residents to be mindful of what they recycle. Leaders began the Recycle Right “Oops Tag” Program in May. As part of the program, county inspectors check individual residential recycling bins for unacceptable items. If they find incorrect items, inspectors will leave an “oops tag” asking residents to remove those items for the […]

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June 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ’20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program to Reduce Speed Limit on Select Roads

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday launched a new pilot program called “20 is Plenty” to reduce the speed limit on select roads to 20 miles per hour. The program is intended to help improve road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The five pilot roads are in North Bethesda, Germantown and Long Branch. They are: […]

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March 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Vaccine Hunters Say Some Maryland Residents Faced Discrimination at Vaccine Sites  

During a council briefing Monday, Montgomery County’s “Vaccine Hunters” reported several incidents of racial discrimination at retail pharmacy and hospital COVID-19 vaccination sites in the state. “What’s happened this week is we’ve had at least three incidents— I just found out one yesterday— of immigrants, undocumented or documented, who have gone to retail pharmacies and […]

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November 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Says Further Restrictions Needed ‘Ultimately to Curb the Numbers’

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the county continues to look at contact tracing data and may reinstate further COVID-19 restrictions. “I cannot emphasize enough the seriousness of where we stand in terms of the numbers,” Gayles said at a county council meeting Tuesday, “and in terms of the potential actions that may […]

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August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Procedure Concerns, County Ends Testing Contract With AdvaGenix

Montgomery County will no longer be using COVID-19 tests from AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing tests for the county’s free sites.  The county announced Tuesday that its contract with AdvaGenix was terminated after the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) ordered the lab to stop processing tests on Friday. The MDH said […]

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December 11, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Animation Workshops Offered at Public Libraries During Winter Break

The public libraries offer workshops on animation for students ages 10- to 14-years-old.  The hands-on, one-hour sessions will show participants how to animate their drawings and create a flipbook. The sessions are scheduled during the public schools’ winter break, Dec. 25-29. All supplies will be provided. The free workshops are scheduled at the following branches: Dec. […]

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November 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

Local Libraries to Host Workshops on Applying for Jobs with County Government

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will begin offering workshops on “How to Apply for Jobs with Montgomery County Government” this month. The workshops are a part of the MCPL’s Fiscal Years 2017-2020 Strategic Plan to increase workforce and career-focused program offerings. The workshops are presented in collaboration with with the County’s Office of Human Resources […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Urged to Use Caution on Wet Roads

State highway officials are advising Maryland drivers to take it easy when driving in the rain this week. “Drivers need to be extremely cautious during heavy rains. From reduced visibility, potential hydroplaning, and flooded roadways, driving conditions will not be ideal and we all need to adjust for safety,” said SHA Administrator Gregory Johnson. “Do […]

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July 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection investigates consumer complaints. Watch this report, below, for information about a recent investigation in Rockville involving unlicensed tree trimmers:

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May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Shelter in Place Orders Lifted at All Schools

UPDATED Montgomery County Public Schools have lifted shelter in place orders for the five schools in the Aspen Hill area. Students at Parkland Middle, Strathmore Elementary, Georgian Forest Elementary, Brookhaven Elementary and Harmony Hills Elementary schools are being dismissed at the normal time.   All shelters-in-place have been lifted and school dismissals will continue on […]

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