September 17, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 17, In Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Sept. 17 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Book Festival:  The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival opens today and runs through Sept 27. Events will take place in person and virtually. The full schedule can be viewed here. 2. Live Music at the Streetery:  Tonight […]

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September 16, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Sept. 28 Voter Registration Drives on National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday first observed in 2012. The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) encourages residents to register to vote and to verify their voter registration information is current. BOE staff will be available at seven locations across the county to assist in registering individuals to […]

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September 10, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 10, In Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Sept. 10 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. 9/11 Community Remembrance:  Montgomery County will honor the 11 county residents who perished during Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a service at Courthouse Square Park in Rockville scheduled for 11 a.m. 2. Live Music at the Streetery:  Tonight […]

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September 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Memorial Fund Created for Bethesda 20-Year-Old Killed in Shooting 

A memorial fund has been created on behalf of Bethesda 20-year-old Alexander (Xan) Korman, who was killed last month in a shooting in Prince George’s (P.G.) County. On Aug. 14, officers responded to a reported shooting in Upper Marlboro and found Korman inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds, according to P.G. County Police. He […]

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September 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County’s Sale of Land Home to Onetime Black Cemetery Temporarily Blocked by Court

The Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission‘s sale of Westwood Tower Apartments in Bethesda is on hold until at least Sept. 27, following the issuance of a temporary restraining order by Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Karla Smith this week. A small part of the land on Westbard Avenue is believed to be the former site […]

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September 3, 2021 | Staff Writer

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

Montgomery County Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for the Labor Day holiday,  Monday, September 6: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed on September 1 and 2. County-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers, and the County-operated COVID-19 call center – closed Sunday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 6. County Alcohol Beverage […]

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September 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS, Child Protective Services Knew About Sexual Allegations Against Walt Whitman Teacher, Crew Coach

In a detailed letter, to the Whitman Crew Community, the Whitman Crew Boosters Board of Directors acknowledged it knew its coach may have had a sexual relationship in 2018 with a former crew member. They were also aware the relationship allegedly began following her graduation, and that the parent involved had reported it to both […]

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August 29, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Whitman High School Puts Final Touches on New Addition

Workers were putting final touches on Walt Whitman High School’s new addition on Friday. Located on Whittier Blvd where Whittier Woods Elementary School and the Whittier Woods Annex used to sit, the new three-story structure features many amenities including 18 standard classrooms, an interior courtyard and 130 parking spaces. The addition was necessitated because of […]

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August 27, 2021 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch Friday for Parts of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for southeast Montgomery County from 1 p.m. Friday through the evening for portions of Montgomery County, including Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Silver Spring. NWS officials say showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain could potentially cause flash flooding. Residents need to be prepared to act […]

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August 20, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Asilos de Ancianos del Condado han Vacunado al 88% de los Residentes, 88,5% del Personal

En todo el país, los asilos de ancianos luchan por vacunar a su personal contra el COVID-19. Cabe mencionar que los asilos del condado de Montgomery se destacan por lograr que la gran mayoría de sus trabajadores se vacunen. Según el periódico The New York Times, aproximadamente el 40% de la fuerza laboral de los […]

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