October 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

photo of two dogs at animal shelter

Settlement: Rockville’s Just Puppies Banned from Selling Dogs

Two Just Puppies pet stores must refund money to anyone who purchased a sick dog and are banned from selling dogs in the state. Just Puppies, which has locations in the Twinbrook Center on Veirs Mill Road in Rockville and Towson, agreed to a settlement with the Maryland Attorney General’s office. According to a statement […]

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October 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

En esta Época del Año los Conductores Deben Tener Cuidado con los Venados en las Carreteras

Los conductores de Maryland tienen una probabilidad entre 110 de chocar contra un venado, y si ocurre una colisión de este tipo, es más probable que sea en noviembre. Según la compañía de seguros State Farm, entre julio de 2020 y junio de 2021, una colisión vehicular que involucró a un venado  ocurrió 2.1 millones […]

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October 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Drivers Should Look Out for Deer on Roads This Time of Year

Maryland drivers have a one in 110 chance of hitting a deer, and if such a collision does occur, it is most likely to be in November. According to the insurance company, State Farm, between July of 2020 and June of 2021, a vehicle collision involving a deer occurred 2.1 million times in the United […]

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October 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Navarro Announces Run for Lieutenant Governor as Baker’s Running Mate

County Councilmember Nancy Navarro will run for Maryland Lieutenant Governor, joining Rushern Baker’s campaign for governor. Navarro has served on the Montgomery County Council since 2009, when she was elected during a special election, and has been re-elected since. She is the first Latina county councilmember and cannot be reelected due to term limits. Navarro […]

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October 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Recommends Black Tupelo as Official County Tree 

County Executive Marc Elrich recommended the black tupelo to be Montgomery County’s official tree. Leaders gathered at Maryland’s largest-known black tupelo, according to the county, in a Silver Spring family’s backyard. It’s about 100 feet tall and 100 feet wide, said County Forest Conservation Coordinator Laura Miller. She told attendants to imagine the amount of […]

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October 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Condado se Prepara para una Mayor Demanda de Vacunas para Jóvenes, Menores y de Refuerzo

El condado de Montgomery trasladó algunos sitios de vacunación COVID-19, ya que los funcionarios esperan una mayor demanda de vacunas de refuerzo y en espera de la aprobación federal para que los menores de 12 años puedan ser elegibles en recibir la vacuna. Un comité asesor de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) se […]

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October 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Prepping for Increased Demand for COVID-19 Booster Shots 

Montgomery County moved some COVID-19 vaccination sites as officials expect increased demand for booster shots pending federal approval. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee will meet on Thursday and Friday to discuss Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots, per a release from the FDA. Sean O’Donnell, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager […]

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October 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police, Fire Rescue Service Investigate Multiple Fires and Commercial Burglary

Gaithersburg Police (GPD) and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) are investigating five fires and a commercial burglary that occurred around 1-2 a.m. Thursday morning, GPD said in a release. The “suspicious situations” happened in the Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village areas, police said. GPD asks anyone with information to call the Investigative Section at […]

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October 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Walk to School Day Encourages Safe Routes and Practices for Students, Drivers

International Walk to School Day encourages students to walk or bike to school and promotes safe practices and routes. Students at Summit Hall Elementary School in Gaithersburg arrived to a lively Walk to School Day event Wednesday morning. Montgomery County leaders, fire/rescue personnel and playful mascots interacted with children while promoting safe travel to school. […]

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October 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Reaffirm County’s Commitment to Help Domestic Violence Victims

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In Montgomery County, it is an opportunity for leaders and residents to discuss prevention, education and how victims can get help. On Monday, county leaders, public safety officials and community members gathered outside the Montgomery County Family Justice Center in Rockville for an awareness month kickoff event. They […]

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