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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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April 12, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers in Montgomery County and Maryland

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 12 Since Friday, April 9, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 371 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County — 138 Saturday, 131 Sunday and 102 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 68,144. The county most recently reported that 112 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Montgomery […]

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April 12, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCPS Expands Meal Distribution Sites

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has officially expanded its meal distribution sites. MCPS is offering Grab + Go meals at 11 designated bus sites, three non-MCPS sites and eight locations at select secondary and elementary schools. Meals are available every weekday except for Wednesdays. Students can now also pick up meals at the Upcounty Early […]

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April 12, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths

Starting Monday, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering financial assistance for funeral expenses of COVID-19 related deaths that occurred after Jan. 20, 2020. This assistance is under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law under the Biden Administration. According […]

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April 12, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, April 12, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, April 12, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Media Briefing: Council President Tom Hucker and Congressman Anthony Brown will hold a media briefing today at 11:30 a.m. to discuss Montgomery County’s infrastructure and transportation priorities, followed by a discussion of the Council’s ongoing review of the […]

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April 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Charges Added Against Off-Duty Pentagon Officer In Second Incident

The off duty Pentagon police officer who was charged with two counts of second-degree murder also has been charged with assaulting a female during a May 6, 2020 incident. Takoma Park Police said they had only become aware of the video on April 9. In the May 6,, 2020 incident, which police had responded to […]

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April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Council Proposes COVID-19 Limits for Summer Camps

Montgomery County Council is expected to set regulations concerning summer camps during its April 13 meeting in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Council President Tom Hucker and Vice President Gabe Albornoz have proposed limiting summer camps to only participants who live in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. They also are proposing that […]

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April 6, 2021 | Rachel Clair

County Council Seeks Applicants for Seats on Public Election Fund Committee

The county council is calling for applications to fill three seats on the Public Election Fund Committee by 5 p.m. on April 12. One of the vacancies is due to a resignation on the committee, thus the selected applicant will serve only a partial term. The other two seats are newly created positions as a […]

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March 31, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks to Celebrate Earth Month with Eco-Friendly Activities

April 22 marks Earth Day and Montgomery Parks has planned a number of eco-friendly activities and special events throughout the month of April to involve the community in celebrating Earth Month. From online plant sales and Arbor Day seedling giveaways to a GreenFest month-long celebration, Montgomery Parks, as part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and […]

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March 29, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookeville Brothers Produce Award-Winning Film on the Chesapeake Bay

What began as two brothers in a quarantine project evolved into an award-winning film addressing the number one challenge currently facing the Chesapeake Bay — water quality. Andrew and Eric Braker’s film “A Journey Upstream” takes an adventure through the Chesapeake Bay and tells the story of two fish species which assist in understanding the […]

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