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September 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County New Weekly Unemployment Claims Top 1,000 Again

About the same number of Montgomery County residents filed initial claims for unemployment as did last week. During the week ending Sept. 1, 1,167 residents filed initial unemployment claims. The prior week, 1,137 initial claims were filed. Statewide, the number of Marylanders filing initial claims dropped slightly, from 11,875 during the week that ended Aug. […]

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September 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Seven-Day COVID-19 Positivity Averages: 3.36% Statewide, 2.72% in Montgomery County

The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. That brings the cumulative case count since the start of the pandemic to 20,190. With a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.72% for positive COVID-19 tests. Montgomery County has […]

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September 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

WSSC Holds Hearings on $4 Billion Capital Improvements Program

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is hosting two virtual public hearings on its proposed capital improvements program that will take place between 2022 and 2027. The six-year plan covers projects in both Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and comes with a $3.9 billion price tag. The projects involve upgrading older pipes, plants and pumps involved with […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 2, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 2 and here are five things for you to know today: 1. Virtual Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch the briefing on Facebook Live and […]

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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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September 2, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Labor Day in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Sept. 2 Mostly sunny today. Still hot. Here’s the forecast. 1. Labor Day: A national holiday since 1894, Labor Day’s roots start in Canada. The History Channel has an informative video on how the first Monday in September became a day off from work. 2. What’s Closed: You can expect lots of […]

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September 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not on Labor Day

Montgomery County Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for the Labor Day holiday,  Monday, September. 2: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed on September 1 and 2. County Alcohol Beverage Services – all ABS stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – Aquatics programs and facilities open.  […]

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August 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug 29-Sept 2

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2. Flow-Verse Open Mic :  BlackRock presents a monthly open mic for performers under 25. Artists perform with professional equipment and technicians in front of a positive and supporting audience.  Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. Note: performance sign up opens […]

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August 30, 2018 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug. 31 – Sept. 3

Glen Echo Park is the place to be this weekend with the 48th Annual Labor Day Art Show, Saturday’s open house featuring free classes and demonstrations, and Monday’s showcase of Irish music and dance. The popular Kentlands/Lakelands 5K race takes place Saturday. Kensington celebrates the Labor Day holiday weekend with their annual art show and […]

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August 31, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Labor Day Festivities Top Our Weekend Planner, Sept. 1 – 4

Glen Echo Park is the place to be this weekend with the 47th Annual Labor Day Art Show, Saturday’s open house featuring free classes and demonstrations, and Monday’s  showcase of Irish music and dance. Kensington celebrates the Labor Day holiday weekend with their annual art show and on Monday, the 50th rendition of their Labor […]

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