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July 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Stormy Weather Causes Chaos: Firefighters Respond to Lightning, Fires, Power Outages

Wednesday afternoon’s turbulent weather wreaked havoc on the region and kept Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services quite busy. Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for MCFRS, tweeted that firefighters responded to more than 100 911 calls related to weather between 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. ABC7’s Lindsey Mastis reported on Twitter that more than 700 people […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Southeastern Montgomery County Under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 4:15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. Winds may gust up to 65 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages may occur. The storms may also produce ail in […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise, Montgomery Test Positivity Rate Falls

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Wednesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 16,593 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 73 from the 16,520 cases reported Tuesday. Since the first case in March, 738 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of two since Tuesday. More Montgomery […]

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July 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: MCPS Superintendent Smith Updates Plan for Reopening Schools

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will provide an update on the district’s plan for reopening schools in the fall. The first day of schools for students is August 31. Dr. Smith’s media briefing will take place Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. Montgomery Community Media will broadcast the briefing live on cable channel 21. […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 22 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, July 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Sandy Spring Museum Series: Sandy Spring Museum is holding virtual conversations on race each Wednesday in July. Today’s 6 p.m. panel will discuss creating change in police departments and includes Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones. 2. Commission Meeting: The City […]

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July 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Lynchings in Rockville are Subject of Two-Day Virtual Discussion

A two-part virtual discussion on the lynchings in Rockville that took place more than 100 years ago will be held July 21 and 22. Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project, Montgomery History and Peerless Rockville will host the talks. The Tuesday event, which begins at 2 p.m., is titled, “Uncovering the Stories of Two Lynchings in […]

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July 15, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Silver Spring Hosting Three Grab and Go Food Distributions in July

A grab and go boxed groceries and meal distribution will take place Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 31 Norwood Road, Silver Spring.  Grab & Go Pop-Up on 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 in Silver Spring. Please share! @NourishNow pic.twitter.com/n1BNlQ5GB4 — MoCoFoodCouncil (@MoCoFoodCouncil) July 14, 2020 The food distribution will also take place on July […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Exceeds State COVID-19 Testing Targets; Aims to Reach all Communities

The Montgomery County Council announced in a July 13 press release that the County has surpassed State COVID-19 testing targets.  Currently, an excess of 112,000 Montgomery County residents have been tested for the virus. In addition, the County has reached the State’s testing target of testing 10 percent of the population. The average test positivity […]

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July 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from now until 3:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, North Potomac and White Oak. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and will cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may […]

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July 22, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich anunció orden ejecutiva para proteger a los inmigrantes en el condado

La Orden Ejecutiva “Promoting Community Trust”, que promueve la confianza en la comunidad, busca reafirmar la política actual del Condado de Montgomery, y mejorar la seguridad de la comunidad al garantizar que las comunidades inmigrantes y vulnerables puedan participar en los departamentos del Condado, incluidos los departamentos de seguridad pública, con la confianza de que […]

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