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September 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Spent About Half of Latest Rent Relief Funding

As of Tuesday, Montgomery County has distributed $28.6 million of its $59 million in COVID-19 rent relief funding from the U.S. Treasury Department.The County Health and Human Services (DHHS) staff shared this information during a virtual County Council meeting. 50% of rental assistance applications have been completely closed out and 30% are actively with a […]

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October 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Reports Three New Coronavirus Deaths in One Week Period

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Monday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 269 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County since Friday. This brings the cumulative case count to 23,079 since the start of the pandemic. Since the first reported case in March, 810 county residents have died from COVID-19. Since last week, Sept. 28, this […]

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October 5, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 5, in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Oct. 5, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is holding three free testing clinics today. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. testing is available at the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center and in Germantown at the parking garage behind the Regal Cinemas. […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Circuit Court Prepares to Resume Jury Trials for First Time Since March

On Monday, Oct. 5 Maryland courts will enter Phase 5 of reopening. This means all courts will be fully operational and for circuit courts, it means jury trials are back on for the first time since March. The Montgomery County Circuit Court has many COVID-19 precautions in place like plexiglass and physical distancing. Some jurors […]

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September 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Deadline For Census Nears

Although the deadline to fill out the census is under appeal by the Trump Administration, Montgomery County is urging residents to complete their response by Monday, Oct. 5. The U.S. Census Bureau announced it will close self-response and field operations for the 2020 census on Oct. 5. The county wants those who have not replied […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Third Annual Active Aging Week Goes Virtual

Montgomery County’s Third Annual Active Aging Week takes place Monday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 11. The week is part of an international initiative to promote healthy lifestyles, specifically for those 50 years and older. Many programs and opportunities to participate are available throughout the week. Events are co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of […]

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September 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Condado de Montgomery Ofrece Servicios Gratuitos de Salud Mental

Los servicios de crisis gratuitos están disponibles las 24 horas del día, durante todo el año, para los residentes del condado de Montgomery que los necesiten. El Centro de Crisis del condado tiene el Equipo de Crisis Móvil, que proporciona evaluaciones de emergencia para las personas que experimentan problemas de salud mental. Según los funcionarios […]

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September 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Providing Free Emergency Mental Health Services

Free crisis services are available 24 hours a day, all year round for Montgomery County residents in need. The county’s Crisis Center has the Mobile Crisis Team, which provides emergency evaluations for individuals experiencing mental health distress. According to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services officials, the program also has four crisis […]

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September 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

League of Women Voters to Host Virtual Forum for School Board Candidates Oct. 5

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County (LWVMC) will host a virtual forum Oct. 5 for candidates running for Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. The event will feature the following candidates: At-large candidates: Sunil Dasgupta and Lynne Harris; District 2 candidates: Michael Fryar and Rebecca Smondrowski; District 4 candidates: Shebra Evans and […]

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October 3, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Your Guide to Some of MoCo’s Best Oktoberfest Events

Every fall, the annual German beer festival brings Oktoberfest to life. The 186th Oktoberfest celebration is an autumn tradition not to be missed. The annual celebration held in Munich, Germany celebrates beer, German cuisine, and Bavarian culture. Festivities usually kick off in late September and continue through mid-October.   Montgomery County’s breweries create German-inspired suds and throw street festivals, […]

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