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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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March 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leventhal on Property Tax Hike (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett released his recommended FY17 operating budget today, and it includes a property tax hike. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember George Leventhal shares his thoughts on the proposed tax increase:

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January 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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MC 311 Resumes Regular Hours on Friday

After an extraordinarily busy week, MC311, Montgomery County’s informational call center is resuming regular weekday hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 29. For one week, the call center has been taking calls 24/7. MC311 staff will have provided more than 200 consecutive hours of call-taking service when the extended emergency hours conclude […]

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January 13, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Executive Leggett Says Deportation Raids “Counterproductive Measure” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett discusses the county’s statement on the Department of Homeland Security raids. You can find more coverage of deportation raids, below:

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