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July 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Piloting ‘SolarAPP+’ Platform to Instantly Approve Solar Permits for Residents 

Montgomery County wants to help residents get solar panels installed faster and the jurisdiction is joining a pilot to meet that goal. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined Councilmember Will Jawando, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and homeowner Laura Morales at Morales’ Silver Spring residence to announce the county will pilot ‘SolarAPP+.’ The online […]

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July 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Halpine View Apartments Will Preserve Affordable Units

Redevelopment will not threaten affordable housing in Rockville’s Halpine View Apartments due to a county agreement to preserve its 564 affordable units. Any redevelopment of the apartments must include a one-for-one replacement of market-affordable units with income-restricted affordable units, County Executive Marc Elrich explained during a press conference at the apartment complex Thursday. The units […]

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June 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Climate Plan Offers 86 Actions Including Energy, Transportation and Public Engagement Measures

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released a Climate Action Plan with 86 measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels and help mitigate climate change risks. “We’ve got to treat this kind of like we treated COVID[-19],” Elrich said during a press conference unveiling the plan Wednesday. “With […]

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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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May 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces $2 Million Lottery Incentive for Vaccinations

Marylanders 18 years and older who get COVID-19 vaccinated in the state will be automatically entered into a new lottery, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Thursday. Beginning Tuesday, May 25, the Maryland Lottery will randomly award $40,000 to a vaccinated resident for 40 straight days — through July 3. On July 4, […]

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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 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

All Marylanders Ages 16+ Now Eligible to Preregister for State Mass Vaccination Sites

Effective immediately, all Marylanders ages 16+ can preregister with the state for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination site, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. Hogan said the state will likely be able to announce further acceleration of vaccine eligibility in the days ahead. He met with the White House […]

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March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Illuminated Landmarks Honor Lives Lost to COVID-19

Several landmarks across the state illuminated amber on Friday to honor Marylanders who lost their lives to COVID-19. March 5 marks one year since Gov. Larry Hogan announced the first positive cases of COVID-19 within the state. Since the initial confirmation of COVID-19 in the state of Maryland, nearly 7,748 lives have been lost. Gov. Hogan […]

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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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