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September 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Under a Tornado Watch Wednesday

Montgomery County is under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service advises residents to be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and to take shelter if a warning is issued. The NWS issues a watch when weather conditions may produce a severe, life-threatening weather event. A Tornado Watch has been issued […]

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September 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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MCPS Dismisses Early Wednesday Due to Pending Severe Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools announced all of its schools and the virtual academy will dismiss early Wednesday because of pending severe weather conditions. MCPS released a notice to families that said: Significant amounts of rainfall with the potential for dangerous flash flooding are expected as part of the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Students will be […]

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September 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 1, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 1, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Preparedness Month: September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” Tomorrow begins National Preparedness Month! Follow us for daily emergency preparedness tips. Use #MoCoPrepares to share […]

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August 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Animal Services Reduces Fees to ‘Clear the Shelter’

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will participate in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event from now through Sept. 19. During the event, fees to adopt a pet will be cut by at least 50 percent and will be entirely waived for animals who have been in the shelter for more than […]

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August 18, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hospital, Nursing Home Employees in Maryland Must Get COVID-19 Vaccine or Frequent Testing

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that all hospital and nursing home employees in the state of Maryland will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo frequent testing. Workers at such facilities will be required to get their first shot by Sept. 1. The news was announced shortly before the […]

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September 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: 614 New State Cases, 97 in Montgomery County Tuesday

The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday recorded 97 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. That brings the cumulative case count since the start of the pandemic to 20,103. With a lower rate than 12 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.56% for positive COVID-19 tests. Montgomery County has […]

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September 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County

We have officially entered the month of September. Here are five things for you to know on this Tuesday: 1. Montgomery Parks Expands Athletic Fields, Picnic Permits: Fields at regional and recreational parks are officially for low and medium risk sports. Also, Montgomery Parks is offering permits for picnic shelters. Click here for more information. […]

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August 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Announces 10 Free COVID-19 Testing Locations

Montgomery County is running ten COVID-19 testing clinics the week of Aug. 31. The clinics provide free walk-in and drive-thru testing at multiple locations throughout the county. Testing is free, no doctor’s order is required, and no appointments are needed. The clinics are using tests provided by CIAN Diagnostic Laboratories in Frederick through a contract […]

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August 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Expands Athletic Field Access For ‘Low and Medium Risk Sports’

Montgomery Parks is expanding its access to athletic fields to allow youth and adult games for low- and medium-risk sports. Only groups of 50 people or less are permitted. According to a press release, fields at local parks are currently available. Fields at regional and recreational parks will be available starting Sept. 1. Meanwhile, tournaments […]

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August 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Public Hearings Planned For Toll Management Lanes On 495 and 270

Two in-person and four virtual public hearings concerning the widening and managed lanes plans on I-495 and I-270 will be held over the new few weeks. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will jointly host the public […]

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