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December 17, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

New Unemployment Claims Rise for Second Week in a Row

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents rose slightly during the week that ended Dec. 12. Residents filed 1,579 initial claims compared to 1,403 initial claims filed during the week that ended Dec. 5, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). Statewide, the number of initial claims filed last week also increased. During the […]

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December 4, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Holiday Artisan Markets Adapt to COVID-19

Looking for gift ideas? For this year’s holiday shopping season, several local Montgomery County arts markets have opened with new socially distant formats. Montgomery County native artists and artisans have crafted an assortment of one-of-a-kind gifts to be sold at local businesses, galleries and community engagement centers that are doing their best to survive during […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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August 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Montgomery College to Distribute Free Groceries

Starting this September, Montgomery College officials will begin distributing groceries to students and community members free of charge. In a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank,  Montgomery College provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods on campus as a part of its mobile market program. The free events kick-off as early as Sept. 5.  For […]

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December 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Board of Education Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will discuss the framework of his Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget recommendations. The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Open session will begin at […]

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December 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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UPDATED: 93-Year-Old Woman Dies From Injuries in Car Crash

UPDATED A 93-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained in a one vehicle collision on Dec. 5 in Bethesda, according to Montgomery County police officers. The car crash happened around 9 a.m. at 8015 Whittier Boulevard. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of a 2003 Buick Century was making a left turn […]

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December 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Increase Patrols After Report of Attempted Kidnapping of Student Near Cider Mill Apartments

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the report of an attempted kidnapping of a Watkins Mill High School student that occurred on Monday morning near the Cider Mill Apartments pool in the Gaithersburg area. Police said a student told detectives that she was walking to her bus stop on Monday morning when a man approached […]

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December 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Plastic Bag Ban: A plastic bag ban is now in effect in Takoma Park. 2. President’s Briefing: Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen is expected to discuss raising the minimum wage, the landlord tenant bill, and the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan […]

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December 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council President Floreen to Meet with Reporters on Monday (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen will meet with reporters on Monday for her last news  conference as president of the County Council this year. Floreen is expected to discuss her accomplishments this past year as well as other hot topics, including increasing the minimum wage, the new landlord tenant bill, and the Bethesda Downtown […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Police Officer Struck by Vehicle During Traffic Stop Remains in Critical Condition (PHOTO)

A Montgomery County police officer is fighting for his life after he was struck by a passing vehicle Thursday night while he was conducting a traffic stop along Rockville Pike at Edmonston Drive. Police have identified the officer as 24-year-old Noah Leotta. “Noah is not only a dedicated young police officer, he is a caring […]

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