sept. 10

September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

UPDATE: Car-Free Portions of Beach Drive, Sligo Creek Parkway Reopen After Major Flooding

Update (1:15 p.m.): Crews have finished cleaning debris and muddy parts of Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway. Montgomery Parks says the car-free sections have been reopened. UPDATE Our car-free sections on Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway are back open. Thank you for your patience while our crews cleaned up storm debris. https://t.co/hktiJlL6vK — […]

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September 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

The Latest County COVID-19 Numbers: 55 New Cases, 2 Deaths Reported

The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported 55 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. That brings the cumulative case count since the start of the pandemic to 20,893. With a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 3.06% for positive COVID-19 tests. After Montgomery County […]

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September 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims in Montgomery County Hold Steady

The number of Montgomery County residents who filed initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended Sept. 5 remained constant. 1,143 residents filed initial unemployment claims the previous week, compared to 1,167 residents who filed the week ending Sept. 1. Statewide, the number of initial filers decreased by about 500 people. During the week […]

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September 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Announces 7 Free COVID-19 Testing Locations

Montgomery County is running seven COVID-19 testing clinics the week of September 7. 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 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando to Host Virtual Policing Town Hall September 10

Councilmember Will Jawando is hosting a “Reimagining Policing in Montgomery County” virtual town hall on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The town hall includes the following speakers: Dr. Elaine Bonner-Tompkins and Natalia Carrizosa, both analysts with Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO); Dr. Rashawn Ray, a sociology professor at the University […]

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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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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Salmonella Infections Linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a statement Thursday warning people not to eat hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob because it has been linked to salmonella infections in the state. Since Sept. 10, MDH reports nine confirmed cases of salmonella in Maryland. The exact cause for people getting sick is unclear, but […]

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September 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, September 10 and this week is National Suicide Prevention Week. If anyone you know is suffering, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for today. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 10 a.m. in the Council Hearing Room on 100 […]

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September 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin to Host Gun Safety Rally Tuesday in Silver Spring

On Tuesday evening at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host a vigil to remember gun violence victims and a rally to demand gun safety action. The rally starts at 7 p.m. and will feature U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and guests from Moms Demand […]

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September 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Closes Natural Service Trails Due to Rain

Montgomery County Parks announced the closure of all natural surface trails in local parks Monday. The recent rain has left trails wet and muddy. The trails are not safe according to park officials. The trails are closed until further notice. Montgomery Parks maintains more than 170 miles of natural surface trails in Montgomery County. This is […]

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