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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery Parks Reopens Various Park Amenities

Montgomery Parks reopened various park amenities Thursday following Gov. Larry Hogan’s updated state order. The following amenities and programs will be reopened to the public: All outdoor tennis courts Campgrounds – located at Little Bennett Regional Park and Cabin John Regional Park The driving range at South Germantown Recreational Park Archery ranges – located at […]

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April 10, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory For Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for Montgomery County until 6 p.m. today. According to the NWS, winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. Gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects, tree limbs and a few power outages may result. The Wind Advisory has […]

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April 10, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Kensington Man Trapped, Rescued After Large Tree Falls Through House

A Montgomery County resident was trapped Thursday afternoon after a large tree fell through his house. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to the incident on the 10200 block of Parkwood Drive in Kensington. A family of six – two adults and four kids – were in the home at the time, tweeted Montgomery County […]

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April 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Local Company Sanitizes Rockville Police Cars for Free

Servpro of Rockville-Olney donated their services to sanitize Rockville City Police Department’s patrol vehicles on Tuesday. The fire and water-cleanup and restoration company did a complete “decon”, which included their “disinfectant bomb” and a “total wipe down” of each patrol vehicle. The department was very grateful due to the daily risk officers face when transporting […]

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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Giant Food Makes Big Changes to Protect Customers and Staff During Pandemic

Giant Food has made a series of changes to their store operations to help protect their customers and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, interim President Ira Kress announced in an email sent to customers today. The store will be limiting the number of customers who can be in their store at any time by reducing […]

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April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Requests Equipment Donations for First Responders and Medical Staff

Montgomery County is asking for the public to donate Personal Protective Equipment after facing a critical shortage, the county announced today. The protective equipment needed includes respirators, masks, gowns, face shields and gloves. This equipment is necessary to keep first responders and medical personnel safe while working in the county during the pandemic and is […]

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March 31, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Grocery Delivery Service Launches Set of Changes to Support Shoppers

Instacart has launched over the past month a set of changes to help support their workers during the coronavirus crisis, the delivery service announced in an email sent to their customers. The company’s workers recently went on strike after claiming Instacart lacks protective measures for shoppers. Instacart said that they would be offering safety supplies, […]

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March 13, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery County Will Halt Evictions for a 15 Day Period

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, Gov. Larry Hogan decided to issue a “Proclamation and Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency – COVID-19,” according to the sixth district court of Maryland for Montgomery County Memorandum and Order. The international outbreak of COVID-19 poses an impending danger to the welfare of Montgomery […]

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February 20, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Councilmembers Will Host Town Hall on Security for Faith-Based Communities

Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Gabe Albornoz are hosting a town hall called “A Discussion of Security for Our Faith Communities.” The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 7 -9 p.m. in the third-floor hearing room of the Montgomery County Council Office Building. In a statement, the council said […]

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January 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New and Improved Fire Engines Added to MCFRS Fleet

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services recently got a total of 24 new fire engines that are in the process of making their way into service. MCFRS Chief Scott Goldstein says the new and improved engines will provide desperately needed support. “We’re very happy to now be placing in service part of this 23-unit engine […]

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