September 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Offers Grants for Businesses Opening in Vacant Spaces

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development begins accepting applications Wednesday for grants that will enable Maryland businesses to open or expand in previously vacant spaces. Project Restore offers a total of $25 million to support businesses filling retail and commercial buildings and create jobs and economic growth. Eligible businesses can apply for a […]

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September 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La Junta Electoral Busca Comentarios sobre los Centros de Votación Anticipada para 2022

Cualquiera que desee compartir sus comentarios o preocupaciones sobre los centros de votación anticipada para las elecciones de 2022 puede enviar sus comentarios a la Junta Electoral del Condado de Montgomery, desde ahora hasta el 15 de octubre. La junta revisa los centros de votación anticipada cada dos años y luego presenta recomendaciones a la […]

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September 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Elections Seeks Comments on Early Voting Centers for 2022

Anyone wishing to share their thoughts or concerns about early voting centers for the 2022 election can submit their comments to the Montgomery County Board of Elections between now and Oct. 15. The board reviews early voting centers every two years and then submits recommendations to the state Board of Elections. Comments also can be […]

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August 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Stress Commitment to Fighting Opioid Epidemic on Overdose Awareness Day

Tuesday is International Overdose Awareness Day. Last year, 108 county residents died from opioid drug overdose. Last week, S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss) partnered with Montgomery County to host an event to commemorate lives lost to overdose, reduce the stigma around drug-related deaths and inform residents about the county’s progress in battling the opioid epidemic. […]

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August 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Employees Must Show Proof of Vaccination or Undergo Regular Testing

Montgomery County employees must submit documentation showing they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 18 or be required to submit to regular coronavirus testing. County Executive Marc Elrich made the announcement during a virtual media briefing Wednesday. He said those who are unvaccinated are the biggest obstacle to the path back to normalcy. “The […]

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August 27, 2021 | 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 3,15 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Damascus, Poolesville, Aspen Hill, Potomac, North Bethesda, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Redland, Great Falls, Boyds, Wheaton-Glenmont, Wheaton, and Clarksburg. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause […]

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August 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hyperthermia Alert Issued for Montgomery County Wednesday 

Montgomery County Emergency Management has issued a Hyperthermia Alert for the jurisdiction Wednesday until 7 p.m. The alert goes out when temperatures/heat index are forecast to be at least 95 degrees. According to the county, these conditions are hazardous and heat stroke and exhaustion are likely. The heat index could climb up to 100 degrees, […]

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August 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La Junta de Educación de Maryland Considerará la Política Estatal del Uso de las Mascarillas

Durante una reunión el martes, los miembros de la Junta de Educación de Maryland decidieron considerar una regulación de emergencia Covid-19, sobre un mandato del uso de las mascarillas en las escuelas de todo el estado. El superintendente estatal Mohammed Choudhury dijo que intentará determinar si puede rechazar legalmente los planes de reapertura de los […]

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August 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Board of Education Will Consider Statewide Mask Policy

During a meeting Tuesday, members of the Maryland Board of Education decided to consider an emergency regulation for a statewide in-school COVID-19 mask mandate. State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury said he will try to determine if he can legally reject reopening plans from school systems that do not include masking. He said the state’s guidance to […]

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August 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Gaithersburg City Manager Tomasello Named Poolesville Town Manager 

Former Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello comes out of retirement to lead operations in Poolesville. Tomasello will be Poolesville Town Manager effective Aug. 30, according to a release from the town. He was Gaithersburg City Manager from 2012-2020 before retiring last year. In 1996, Tomasello joined City of Gaithersburg as its first Economic Development Director. […]

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