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September 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Notifies Employees That Formal Reopening Planning is Underway

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) employees were notified on Friday that formal planning for some in-person instruction is beginning.  Last week Gov. Larry Hogan announced that all 24 Maryland jurisdictions have state-approved plans to bring at least some students back into school buildings this fall. In late August Hogan said eight school systems did not include […]

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August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

AdvaGenix: State Health Department Incorrectly Said Permit Was Suspended

AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing COVID-19 tests for the county’s free sites, says the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) incorrectly said their laboratory permit was suspended.  On Friday the MDH ordered AdvaGenix to stop processing COVID-19 tests. The MDH said that federal and state investigators found “certain improper laboratory and COVID-19 […]

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August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Procedure Concerns, County Ends Testing Contract With AdvaGenix

Montgomery County will no longer be using COVID-19 tests from AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing tests for the county’s free sites.  The county announced Tuesday that its contract with AdvaGenix was terminated after the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) ordered the lab to stop processing tests on Friday. The MDH said […]

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July 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Fourth Employee at Darnestown Liquor and Wine Tests Positive for COVID-19

A fourth employee at Darnestown Liquor and Wine has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the county. On Monday, Montgomery County announced that the store would be temporarily closed after three employees tested positive: one on June 30 and two others a few days later. The store is planned to reopen on […]

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April 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Mary’s Center Ofrece Servicios de Salud a Familias Latinas Durante COVID-19

La Clínica comunitaria Mary’s Center, fundada desde 1988 y con centros de salud en el Distrito de Columbia y Maryland, ha tenido que cerrar temporalmente dos de sus clínicas por la pandemia de COVID-19, pero sigue ofreciendo servicios de salud gratuitos o a bajo costo para las familias necesitadas del área. Lyda Vanegas, Directora de […]

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April 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Will Test ‘On Demand’ Transit Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation has plans for a new “on demand” transit program. The Microtransit Pilot Program will be tested in the Rockville, Glenmont, and Wheaton service areas. Similar to UberPool, this program will allow residents to use a mobile app to request trips to and from a designated pickup and drop off area. […]

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February 27, 2019 | Staff Writer

County to Test Dockless E-Scooters Next Month

E-scooters, the two-wheeled kid’s toy grown up with electric engines, could become prevalent conveyances in Montgomery County. The county’s Department of Transportation is looking for vendors who want to test dockless e-scooters. By being dockless, the e-scooters don’t relay on fixed stations. Customers use a mobile phone app with GPS to find a nearby scooter […]

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June 19, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, June 19, in Montgomery County

You are almost to the weekend! Here are five things to know today, June 19th, in Montgomery County: 1. Ordering Alcohol: The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control is scheduled to meet today with the county’s ad hoc committee on liquor control to talk about plans to update and improve the department’s inventory and ordering systems. […]

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June 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

College Board Offers Students Free SAT Test for June Printing Error

The nearly half a million students who got less time to take a portion of the SAT on June 6 will now have the option to retake that test for free in October. According to an email from The College Board, the company that distributes the SAT- a right of passage and cause of angst […]

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June 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Nearly 500,000 Students Affected by SAT Testing Issue Nationwide

Almost 500,000 students nationwide who took the SAT on June 6 will not have a portion of that test counted in their final score and that’s not sitting well with some local parents. According to the College Board, on June 6, Educational Testing Service (ETS) informed the College Board that there was a printing error in […]

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