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April 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Coronavirus Update: 10 Nursing Homes with Cases, 6 Deaths

Montgomery County released a statement Thursday with an update on the spread of covid-19 in the County. At this time, there are six confirmed deaths due to the virus and multiple nursing homes have confirmed cases of covid-19. Deaths reported Thursday by the Maryland Department of Health included two men in their 70s, one man […]

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April 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rabbi of Vandalized Rockville Synagogue: ‘It’s Horrifying’

A synagogue in Rockville was vandalized March 28. Swastikas and hate-based words were spray painted on Tikvat Israel Congregation, which is located on Baltimore Road, according to Montgomery County Police. During the early morning hours of March 28, a suspect drove to the synagogue’s parking lot and painted the derogatory messages. The suspect can be […]

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March 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Officials Release Joint Statement Urging Residents to Stay Home

Chief elected officials from parts of Maryland and Virginia sent out a joint statement Tuesday urging residents to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19, unless travel is essential.  Officials from Montgomery County who signed the statement are County Executive Marc Elrich, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and Takoma Park […]

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March 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Original Urban Bar-B-Que in Rockville Closes

The original Urban Bar-B-Que closed permanently Sunday. The restaurant at Chapman Avenue in Rockville has been open for more than 17 years. “We raised our children in this store, we partnered with numerous schools, churches and charities at this store, we have forged life-long friendships at this store,” the Calkins and Howard families posted on […]

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March 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Mental Health Support Hotline Sees Increase of Stress and Anxiety

Tending to our mental health well being is important during this unprecedented health crisis. The recent COVID-19 outbreak has left people wondering what is next now that life as we know it has changed drastically. Health officials say people are worrying about a variety of things from coping with social distancing to the impact the […]

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March 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Distillery Continues to Attract Long Lines for Hand Sanitizer

Twin Valley Distillers on East Gude Drive in Rockville is using its alcohol to make and sell hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The distillery sold out of the sanitizer last week, and at 8 a.m. Monday morning they were back in business.  The line went past the parking lot and down the length […]

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March 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Rockville Police Suspend Some Services, Close Administrative Offices to the Public

Rockville City Police Department has made operational changes in response to the coronavirus emergency. The changes will allow city police to continue serving the city while protecting the health and safety of the community and police employees. Effective Friday, administrative offices at the police station located at 2 W. Montgomery Ave., are closed to the […]

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March 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 78 degrees and isolated showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon, check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know for March 20 in Montgomery County: 1. Coronavirus Latest: Click here to see the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County. 2. Walter Johnson High School Fundraiser:  […]

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March 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Rockville Distillery Uses its Alcohol to Make Hand Sanitizer

Edgardo Zuniga, founder of Twin Valley Distillers in Rockville, is using its alcohol to produce and sell hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Zuniga said what would have been bourbon on Thursday became sanitizer instead.  

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March 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for March 19 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 19 and here are five things to be aware of in Montgomery County. 1. It’s The First Day of Spring: Despite the stress and anxiety caused by the coronavirus outbreak, there’s still a reason to smile 😊. Spring has arrived earlier this year making it the earliest in more than 100 […]

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