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July 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Tuesday COVID-19 Update Shows Improvement in Seven of Nine Metrics

Montgomery County established a number of public health criteria with associated goals to guide the reopening of businesses and services amidst the pandemic. The information is updated daily on the County’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The values or metrics are grouped into three categories including the number of cases and deaths, hospital capacity to handle current […]

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July 28, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Senior Planet Montgomery Offering Free Online Classes For Seniors Through July 31

Senior Planet Montgomery, a technology training program created for those over the age of 60, is now offering free online classes that focus on different ways to “thrive” at home. Classes will center on Food Delivery Apps, Cloud Storage, and the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. Classes will end July 31. The program is supported by […]

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July 28, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Hyperthermia Alert Issued for Tuesday

Montgomery County has issued a hyperthermia alert for Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. with the heat index expected to exceed 95 degrees. County residents are strongly encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves from various heat-related illnesses. A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 7/28. A […]

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July 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Reports 12 COVID-19 Deaths Since Monday, None in Montgomery County

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 17,230 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 66 from the 17,164 cases reported Monday. Since the first case in March, 748 county residents have died from COVID-19. There were no new deaths reported Tuesday.  More Montgomery County […]

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July 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 28 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 28, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at the agenda. In the afternoon there’s a public hearing about County Executive Marc Elrich’s proposed $66 million budget cuts to the upcoming fiscal year. Councilmembers and Political Groups […]

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July 9, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Announces Virtual ‘Energy Express’ Story Events for Elementary Age Youth

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting virtual energy-themed summer writing events for elementary age children, spanning Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. In partnership with My Green Montgomery, these events will showcase the ways energy play an important part in every person’s life, while also presenting stories to explain energy usage to children. “Montgomery […]

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July 9, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Councilmembers and Political Groups Concerned With Proposed $66M County Budget Cut

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich proposed $66 million in budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year, including an $8.5 million reduction to police department funding that would eliminate more than twenty positions countywide. Last month, county departments were asked to cut their approved budgets by 6% for the upcoming year as the county could lose […]

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July 8, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Public Libraries Host ‘Virtual Hire’ Career Assistance Sessions

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting “Virtual HIRE” career assistance sessions on Tuesday, July 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, July 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. During these meetings, career specialists will work one-on-one with individuals who need assistance with making resumes, completing online job applications, doing job research, and […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Virtual Book Tour Ahead of Release of ‘Still Standing’ Memoir

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on social media the release of his upcoming memoir “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” The memoir is cowritten by Ellis Henican, a political analyst on Fox News. Amazon describes the memoir as detailing Hogan’s time as Maryland Governor and his unexpected […]

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July 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

30th Annual Farm Tour Set for July 27-28

The county’s 30th annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale takes place Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. The Farm Tour offers opportunities to pick fresh flowers and produce, meet some farm animals, and simply enjoy the natural beauty of the Agricultural Reserve. The Agricultural Reserve includes approximately one third of the land area in […]

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