Dec. 10

December 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch Live: Hogan to Provide Update on Maryland’s COVID-19 Surge at 3 p.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan will provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 surge 3 p.m. on Thursday. Hogan’s briefing comes a day after leaders from Maryland’s nine largest jurisdictions met about imposing tighter coronavirus restrictions. Watch the press briefing here: Maryland and Montgomery County recorded their second highest surge of new coronavirus cases Thursday. Hospital bed […]

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December 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland, Montgomery Record Second-Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 544 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Thursday morning. This is the second-highest number of new cases since the pandemic began; 631 new cases were recorded on Dec. 4.  The county’s cumulative case count is 37,738. The county has a rate of 6.15% for positive COVID-19 […]

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December 8, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Santa Claus Hitching a Ride with Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department

The holiday season is in full swing and with Christmas on the horizon, Santa Claus is coming to town. This year, the Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department is once again helping Santa make his way through multiple Hillandale neighborhoods. The Santa rides begin Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. along Lockwood Drive and Jackson Road. Additional […]

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December 8, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Gaithersburg to Host Public Forum on Voting Methods for 2021 Election

The Board of Supervisors of Elections (BOSE) invites Gaithersburg residents to participate in a Virtual Election Forum, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. The forum will measure residents’ preferences on voting for the 2021 Gaithersburg Municipal Election. Gaithersburg voters will cast their ballots for mayor and two city councilmembers on Nov. 2, 2021. Following the 2019 […]

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December 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Department of Health to Distribute COVID-19 Kits to Hard-Hit Neighborhoods

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced it is delivering nearly 4,000 coronavirus emergency kits to neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19. DHHS said in a statement that the following three zip codes are heavily affected: 20902, the Wheaton-Glenmont area, which, over the past 14 days, has […]

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December 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro’s ‘Barebones’ Proposed Budget Would Eliminate Weekend Rail Service

Due to reduced ridership and revenue during the pandemic, Metro has proposed drastic cuts, including eliminating weekend rail service and scheduling daily trains at 30 minute intervals, in its proposed Fiscal year 2022 budget. That budget, which is described as including “barebones service,” will be discussed Dec. 10 during a Finance Committee and full board […]

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December 10, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor Fire Marshal Sander Cohen

Governor Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday Dec. 10 in honor of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen, who died in the line of duty on Dec. 8. Cohen was struck and killed in the line of duty when he responded to a crash on I-270 Friday night. The flags will […]

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December 8, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, Dec. 9 – Dec. 11 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend. Find more choices in our calendar. Friday, December 9:  Art: Waverly Gallery’s Holiday Art Exhibition is on display from Dec. 6 through Jan. 7. Meet the artists at tonight’s opening reception from 5 – 9 p.m. Gallery B’s Cadence exhibition features works by Kristine […]

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December 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

County Officials to Celebrate Opening of New Facility for the Homeless in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget will be joined by County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker and George Levanthal for the opening of Progress Place in Silver Spring on Saturday Dec. 10, according to a press release. Progress Place is a Montgomery County owned facility that has two primary programs: Shepherd’s Table and Community Vision. Shepherd’s […]

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December 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPD’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force Targets Drunk Drivers (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Montgomery County Police Department’s Alcohol Holiday Task Force is working to keep impaired drivers off the roads this holiday season. “We have 20 extra officers out,” said Captain Tom Didone. “We’ll be doing structured enforcement, working to keep the drunk drivers off the roads. The extra strength we have is the passage of […]

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