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June 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ’20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program to Reduce Speed Limit on Select Roads

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday launched a new pilot program called “20 is Plenty” to reduce the speed limit on select roads to 20 miles per hour. The program is intended to help improve road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The five pilot roads are in North Bethesda, Germantown and Long Branch. They are: […]

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May 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Cicada Invasion Could Lead to Increase in Rat Population

With cicadas may come rats, Montgomery County health officials caution residents. Officials urge residents to take measures to stop an increase in the rat population as Brood X cicadas emerge, after health inspectors noticed a large increase in rat complaints during the last invasion 17 years ago. In June 2004, during the last Brood X […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Search Committee Recommends Montgomery College President to Lead Nevada State College

Update 5:45 p.m.: Here’s MyMCM’s story with updated news. DeRionne Pollard has officially be appointed Nevada State College’s next president: Montgomery College President Appointed Next President of Nevada State College On Wednesday, the ad hoc Nevada State College (NSC) President Search Committee recommended Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard to be the college’s 8th president. […]

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April 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Limited Capacity for School Graduations, Other Guidance for Ceremonies

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to limit school graduation ceremonies to 50% of venue capacity for outdoor ceremonies; capacity is limited to 25% for indoor ceremonies or 250 people, whichever is fewer people. Read the regulation detailing new graduation guidance.  Schools that want to have an indoor graduation must obtain a letter of […]

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April 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

ArcLight Cinemas Closing Permanently, Including Westfield Montgomery Location 

ArcLight Cinemas is permanently closing all locations after shutting its doors more than a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with locations in Boston, Chicago and California, there was one ArcLight theater in Maryland — at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. It first opened its doors in 2014. Theaters in Montgomery County were […]

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February 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Restaurantes en Montgomery Podrán Abrir en su Interior al 25% de Capacidad

El condado de Montgomery reanudará el servicio al interior de los restaurantes al 25% de su capacidad, a partir del domingo 14 de febrero a las 7 a.m. El concejo del condado votó 7-2 el martes para aprobar la orden ejecutiva del ejecutivo del condado Marc Elrich. Los clientes están limitados a un período de […]

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February 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Indoor Dining Will Reopen on Valentine’s Day at 25% Capacity

Montgomery County will resume indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 a.m. The county council voted 7-2 on Tuesday to approve County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order to make the change. Customers are limited to a 90-minute indoor dining period and on-site alcohol consumption must stop at 10 p.m. According to […]

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November 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County School Board Tentatively Approves In-Person Learning Plan

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively approve a phased-in return to in-person learning beginning Jan. 12, 2021. A final vote is scheduled for Dec. 3. In-person learning will only begin if public health conditions allow it. On Friday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials presented a matrix that shows […]

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October 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 15, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 15, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.COVID-19 Virtual Media Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Office of Emergency Management Director, Dr. Earl Stoddard, and Dr. Gilberto Zelaya from the Montgomery County Board of Elections will host a virtual media briefing today at 12:30 to provide COVID-19 […]

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October 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 14, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Free COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County offers free coronavirus testing at seven clinics today. Check here for a list of times and locations. 2. Bike Quick Check: The Washington Area Bicyclist Association wants to teach you how to do a […]

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