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September 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Tornado Warning Issued for Gaithersburg, Rockville, Aspen Hill, Burtonsville, White Oak Thursday

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for portions of Montgomery County Thursday until 5:15 p.m. The warning applies to Gaithersburg, Rockville, Aspen Hill, Burtonsville, and White Oak. Anyone in these areas should seek shelter now and avoid windows.   ⚠️🌪️ A TORNADO WARNING has been issued until 5:15 PM for a portion of […]

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September 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Under a Tornado Watch Until 10 P.M.

Montgomery County is under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Thursday. 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 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Records 91 New COVID-19 Cases, Zero New Fatalities

The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported 91 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, bringing the total to 20,281 since the first case was reported in March. With a lower rate than 12 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, the county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.79% for positive COVID-19 tests. Montgomery County has led […]

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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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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 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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August 13, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Nonpublic Schools Deciding on Opening Options

As the start of the new school year approaches, some nonpublic schools are opting to begin virtually with the goal of opening up their classrooms as soon as possible. Other private and parochial schools in the county are opening their doors on the first day while still others are choosing a hybrid approach, allowing parents […]

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August 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not in Montgomery County on Labor Day

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for the Labor Day holiday,  Monday, Sept. 3: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed on September 2 and 4. County Liquor stores – all County liquor stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – Bethesda, Germantown, Western County, Wheaton/Glenmont and MLK outdoor […]

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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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