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June 24, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, June 24, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. County COVID-19 Media Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will host his weekly virtual media briefing today at noon to provide COVID-19 updates. Watch it live here. Thursday, at noon, @MontCoExec Marc Elrich will provide #COVID19 updates at his weekly media briefing. 📺 Watch […]

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June 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Unveils Climate Plan ‘Among the Most Ambitious in the World’ to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled the county’s Climate Action Plan. At the Marian Fryer Town Plaza in Downtown Wheaton, Elrich said the county’s climate goals aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels. “They are among the most ambitious in the […]

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June 23, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Bump ‘N Grind Coffee Shop is Coming to the Silver Spring Library

Bump ‘n Grind, “a specialty coffee shop/record store dedicated to and inspired by coffee, music and community,” will be opening at the Silver Spring library this Saturday. Previously, the coffee shop was located less than a mile away on East-West Highway in Silver Spring. A post from the company’s Twitter account read, “Hey Silver Spring! We […]

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June 23, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

Candidate for County Council Mink Receives Death Threat

Kristin Mink, a candidate for Montgomery County Council, tweeted on June 22 that she received a death threat through her campaign website. The anonymous threat, which targeted Mink, her husband and children, claimed to “track” Mink on Facebook and included threats of physical violence. “I had hoped that this being a local race, where the […]

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June 23, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Montgomery Parks Adds Selfie Stands Throughout the County

In celebration of National Selfie Day on Monday, Montgomery Parks announced the installation of 16 new selfie stands at 13 scenic park locations. The wooden stands have two different ledges that allow for pictures to be taken at different heights for individual selfies or group photos. “While there is no shortage of beautiful scenery throughout […]

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June 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, June 23, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, June 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Climate Plan Unveiling: At 1 p.m., Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will unveil the Climate Action Plan that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2035. See more here. Tomorrow in Downtown Wheaton, I will unveil our […]

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June 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Concerned Proposed Prerequisite Training for Police Academy May Have Consequences 

This post has been updated to include comments from Councilmember Will Jawando. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has concerns with a proposed council bill that would require prospective police officers to complete a 30-hour community-informed policing program prior to acceptance into the academy, said County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Caroline Sturgis, who testified on Elrich’s […]

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June 22, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, June 22, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, June 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. County Council Session:  The Council meets today starting at 9 a.m. The agenda and staff reports may be found online here. 2. Food Assistance: Montgomery County has a food distribution event today at 8921 Warfield Road in Gaithersburg from 2 […]

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June 21, 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 6:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County, including Rockville, Gaithersburg, Olney, Aspen Hill, and North Bethesda. Winds may gust up to 60 mph and may cause trees and large branches to fall. Roads may become blocked by downed trees. Power outages […]

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June 21, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Montgomery County’s Animal Services and Adoption Center Ends COVID Restraints

On Sunday, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood returned to its normal operations for the first time since March of 2020. The hours of operation are now noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Wednesdays. The Montgomery […]

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