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September 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Charged for Assaulting Liquor Store Employee Over Mask Dispute

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced Thursday that they arrested and charged a man with assault in connection to a mask dispute incident at a liquor store in Potomac. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Donald Thomas-Gipson of Silver Spring. Thomas-Gipson faces first and second-degree assault charges, according to MCPD. Police say the incident […]

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August 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Takoma Park City Presents the ‘Maskarena’ Dance

Takoma Park City wants to remind everyone of the importance of wearing a mask during the pandemic. Take a look at this short video to see a fun way to celebrate the face mask. Watch more from our PEG partner, Takoma Park City TV, here. Takoma Park City Manager, Suzanne Ludlow took to Twitter to […]

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August 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New County Order: Face Covering Must Now Cover Mouth, Nose and Chin

Face coverings must cover your chin in addition to the nose and mouth in Montgomery County. On Monday, the county council reviewed and unanimously passed an updated executive order on COVID-19 recovery-which made changes to prior orders, including modifications to the definition of face coverings. According to the order, face coverings should fully cover a person’s nose, […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Put Your Mask On’: Raskin On Anti-Mask Culture on Capitol Hill, House Chamber Mask Mandate

“Put your mask on,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) was heard calling at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who was speaking out of turn during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. “Put your mask on,” he repeated. The hearing featured the CEOs of big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. It also came the same […]

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July 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Survey Says: Pull That Mask Up Over Your Nose

The vast majority of county residents who filled out a survey on masks that was created by the county believe wearing a mask is “very important to slow down the spread of COVID-19.” More than 2,700 people answered the flash survey. Ninety-one percent of the respondents believe wearing a mask is very important, and 78 […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Extends Heat Emergency Through Wednesday

Montgomery County has extended the heat emergency alert, which began on Sunday, through Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. Cooling centers will be open Wednesday afternoon. A Heat Emergency Alert is declared when the heat index is forecast to be 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The temperatures pose a health threat such as heat exhaustion […]

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July 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

COVID-19 Precautions Still Important During Heat Emergency, Stoddard Says

A Heat Emergency Alert remains in effect in Montgomery County until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The alert means that the heat index is predicted to be at least 105 degrees. Residents still need to follow COVID-19 precautions, like wearing a face covering, even in high heat, said Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security […]

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July 14, 2020 | Tori Bergel

‘The Fight Isn’t Over’: Gaithersburg Students Plan Black Lives Matter Protest for July 23

“The fight isn’t over.” Students from Gaithersburg High School are emphasizing this point as they prepare to protest for Black Lives Matter on Thursday, July 23. The event is set to begin at 3 p.m. at Diamond Farm Park at 857 Quince Orchard Blvd. here is a protest planned by our own gburg students!! Be […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Potomac Bridal Shop One of 25 Awarded in Second Round of PPE Grants

Love Couture Bridal, a Potomac bridal boutique, was announced Tuesday as one of 25 Maryland businesses set to receive grants totaling $1.6 million to aid in the production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The recipients, announced by Governor Larry Hogan, are part of a second round of grants being awarded by the Department of Commerce […]

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May 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Baseball Team Turns Caps Into Masks for First Responders

Over the last few weeks, many groups have begun making masks for others to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. This story has a slightly different spin. You could call it a whole new ballgame. There’s a new group of masks makers in Montgomery County and they’re not making masks with sewing machines or […]

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