Aug. 4

August 4, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County COVID-19 Transmission Rate Increases Wednesday

Montgomery County continues to see a moderate level of COVID-19 community transmission. As of Tuesday, the CDC reported Montgomery County has a rate of 48.54 new cases per 100,000 persons. The next level of community transmission defined by the CDC is “substantial” which is defined as 50 to 99.99 total new cases per 100,000 persons […]

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August 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 4, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. County Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 […]

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July 30, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest Accepting Entries

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ 18th annual photo contest has begun and will run until Aug. 5. Nature lovers and photogs! The 18th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest is running now through August 5, 2021. Rules & Details: Photo: 2020 Grand Prize Winner: Red Morph Eastern Screech Owl by Zaphir […]

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July 29, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Maryland Senior Olympics Registration Opens

Maryland Seniors can go for the gold. Seniors can now register for events hosted through October. Seniors will be divided into age groups to compete in a variety of sports including archery, track and field, swimming and more.  Maryland participants may also advance to the national competition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in May 2022.  Participants […]

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August 5, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Flooding, Road Closures, and Downed Power Lines in Aftermath of Isaias

Montgomery County was hit with strong winds and rain due to Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, and the storm left behind some damage. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer tweeted out pictures of the damage, including portions of Sligo Creek Parkway closed due to high water and a tree […]

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August 4, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

New Daily County, State COVID-19 Cases Decline Since Friday

The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported 17,910 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County since the pandemic started, up 68 from Monday. The number of daily new cases has been declining since Friday. Based on updated demographic data released by Montgomery County on Tuesday, a majority of the 755 people who have died from […]

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August 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for portions of Montgomery County as Tropical Storm Isaias moves quickly through the area. The storm is producing heavy rain and high winds throughout our region. The locations that may experience flooding are Germantown, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Olney, and Damascus. […]

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August 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 4, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, and today the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its 230th birthday. You can celebrate its birthday by celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, which also is today. Here are five other things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Today is the last time Montgomery County Council meets before it […]

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July 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Residents, Business Owners Invited To Guide Downtown Future Plans

The Montgomery County Planning Department wants Silver Spring residents and business owners in the downtown area to participate in online listening session as a start to its review of that area. The plan, last updated in 2000, is used to guide future growth in the area and includes such topics as zoning, land use, community […]

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August 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Flags Fly at Half-Staff for Victims of El Paso and Dayton Shootings

Flags have been lowered to half-staff as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas on August 3, and in Dayton, Ohio on August 4 that left dozens dead and many more wounded. President Donald Trump ordered the United States Flag to half-staff in a proclamation Sunday […]

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