April 27

April 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Council Passes Second Resolution in Support of D.C. Statehood

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday in support of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (MWCOG) latest resolution calling for statehood for the District of Columbia. The resolution was first introduced on April 20. The county had originally expressed its formal support for D.C. statehood in February with a resolution spearheaded by […]

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April 27, 2021 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: More Than 50% of County Residents Have Received First Dose

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 27 The Maryland Department of Health reported 52 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 69,528. As of April 19, the county reported that 99 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Montgomery County recorded one new coronavirus-related fatality Tuesday, bringing the death toll to […]

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April 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, April 27, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 27 and it is Babe Ruth Day—a day especially important for Marylanders since the baseball legend was born in Baltimore. Anyway, here are five things worth knowing about in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. Here’s a full look at the agenda of […]

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April 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery College President Considered to Lead Nevada State College

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard is under consideration as a candidate for Nevada State College’s top leadership position. Bart Patterson, the current president of Nevada State, announced that he’s stepping down from his role effective June 30, 2021. Pollard, who has served in Montgomery College’s top position since 2010, is one of four finalists […]

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April 18, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Upcoming MoCo Eats Week Will Support Local Restaurants Breweries, and More

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2021 Moco Eats Week, presented by Visit Montgomery and Montgomery County ABS (Alcohol Beverage Services.) The event will feature in person and virtual events showcasing craft beverages and gourmet food from Montgomery County local restaurants. Breweries, wineries, bakeries, coffee shops, and more are expected to be participating in the […]

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April 6, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Concejo Propone Duplicar el Impuesto a los Cigarrillos Electrónicos

El presidente del concejo del condado de Montgomery, Tom Hucker, propuso el martes duplicar la tasa de impuestos especiales del condado sobre el precio al por mayor de los productos de cigarrillos electrónicos, del actual 30% al 60%. Se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre este aumento el 27 de abril a la 1:30 […]

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April 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Doubling Tax on E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker Tuesday proposed doubling the county’s excise tax rate on the wholesale price of electronic cigarette products from the current 30% to 60%. A public hearing on the increase will be held April 27 at 1:30 p.m. If approved, the higher rate would go into effect on July 1. Hucker […]

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March 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Maryland Will Enter Phase 2 Making Residents 60+ Eligible

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccination plan on Tuesday, March 23. Under Phase 2A, all residents ages 60+ will be eligible, Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. Effective immediately, all Marylanders ages 60+ can preregister for an appointment at a mass vaccination site. One week later […]

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April 27, 2020 | Staff Writer

Council Vice President Tom Hucker Hosts Virtual Renter Town Hall Monday

Hucker continues a series of weekly virtual town hall meetings Montgomery County Council Vice President Tom Hucker continues his series of weekly townhalls with an event focusing on issues faced by renters Monday at 7 p.m. Speakers this evening include: Dr. James Bridgers, Deputy Health Officer; Jheanelle Wilkins, State Delegate; Nigam Aseem, Director of Department […]

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April 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Cases in Montgomery County Increase by 198

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics As of Monday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reports 3,843 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 198 cases from 3,645 on Sunday. The health department reports that 190 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of 30 deaths since Sunday. The state […]

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