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December 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery and Maryland Report Record High Daily COVID-19 Cases Friday

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 631 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Friday morning, setting a record high for a single-day increase in cases. The county’s cumulative case count is 35,056. The number of daily new cases has been above 100 since Oct. 20. The county has a rolling seven-day […]

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December 1, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Senior Planet Montgomery Offering Free Online Classes Through Dec. 4

Senior Planet Montgomery is offering another set of online classes for elderly residents that focuses on how to “thrive” at home. The sessions, which are being offered from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, include “Virtual Activism Against Racism and Police Brutality” and “Cloud Storage.” These classes concentrate on user-friendly tools and resources and are designed […]

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November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Asks Private Schools to Consider Return to All-Virtual Instruction

On Thursday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles asked private schools to consider a return to fully-virtual instruction. In a letter, Gayles said a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the county will make it hard to maintain the current low rate of transmission in schools. He also cited that as of Tuesday, the […]

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November 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery Parks Extends Open Parkways Initiative

Montgomery Parks’ Open Parkways initiative is receiving some attention this Thanksgiving, offering up more opportunities for a walk, run, or bike ride. Beginning Wednesday Nov. 25 at noon, Montgomery Parks will be closing portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, and Little Falls Parkway. These portions include: Sligo Creek Parkway: Old Carroll Avenue to Piney […]

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December 4, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis Meetings Announced

Montgomery County Public Schools is holding six meetings to present the Districtwide Boundary Analysis. The districtwide boundary analysis project is designed to provide an assessment of school boundaries by analyzing factors including school facility utilization and capacity, student demographics, school assignment, and travel patterns. The study should provide a summary of the community engagement process. […]

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November 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Meetings for Districtwide Boundary Analysis

During his monthly press conference, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced upcoming meetings for families to weigh in on the MCPS’s Districtwide Boundary Analysis study. The first hearing takes place Monday evening in the Board of Education’s hearing room, located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. There are more meetings about the boundary […]

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October 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Council to Decide Fate of Royal Farms in January

Gaithersburg is moving closer to getting Montgomery County’s first-ever Royal Farms. Its fate will be determined on Jan. 6, 2020. On Monday, Mayor Jud Ashman and the Gaithersburg City Council held a public hearing about the schematic development plan to build a Royal Farms and Starbucks in the area of North Frederick Avenue and MD […]

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December 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Annual Fire Truck Parade and Menorah Lighting Celebrates Hanukkah

This year, Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, began on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2 and concludes the evening of Monday, Dec. 10. Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days by lighting an eight-branched candelabra known as a menorah. The Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) and the Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County support an […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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December 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Activates Extreme Cold Plan for Tuesday Morning

Montgomery County has issued a Hypothermia Alert for Tuesday beginning at 2 a.m. and until noon due to extreme wind chill. Make sure to dress warmly if outdoors. Pets should be kept indoors if they aren’t suprevised. The best way to protect yourself from hypothermia is staying indoors, if possible.  County officials urge residents to […]

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