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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 16, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, March 16, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 16, and it is National Panda Day. To celebrate, click here to watch a video of Xiao Qi Ji—the National Zoo’s 6-month-old panda cub —wrestling with a log. And as you enjoy the cuteness, here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council […]

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March 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Politicians Begin Declaring Re-Election Decisions for Nov. 2022 Race

Six of the nine council seats as well as the county executive position are up for grabs at the November 2022 election. Already, several council members and County Executive Marc Elrich said they will seek re-election. Because of term limits, three councilmembers cannot run again. They are Hans Riemer, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice. Elrich […]

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February 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Restaurantes en Montgomery Podrán Abrir en su Interior al 25% de Capacidad

El condado de Montgomery reanudará el servicio al interior de los restaurantes al 25% de su capacidad, a partir del domingo 14 de febrero a las 7 a.m. El concejo del condado votó 7-2 el martes para aprobar la orden ejecutiva del ejecutivo del condado Marc Elrich. Los clientes están limitados a un período de […]

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February 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Indoor Dining Will Reopen on Valentine’s Day at 25% Capacity

Montgomery County will resume indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 a.m. The county council voted 7-2 on Tuesday to approve County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order to make the change. Customers are limited to a 90-minute indoor dining period and on-site alcohol consumption must stop at 10 p.m. According to […]

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November 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Demands Reimbursement, Outside Inspection of Dept. of Permitting Services

Four managers with the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services allowed their inspectors to be paid COVID hazardous pay even though they were not out in the field or meeting with the public, according to County Inspector General Megan Limarzi. As a result, slightly more than a total of $100,000 in this differential pay was […]

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November 5, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Commission for Women to Host Covid-19 Listening Tours

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of virtual listening sessions during the month of November. According to a press release, these virtual sessions will allow women in the county to share how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tours will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with […]

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August 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Aprueba más de $3 Millones para la Comunidad Afroamericana Afectada por Covid-19

Durante una sesión el martes, los miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobaron por unanimidad la asignación especial de la Respuesta Dirigida a COVID-19 del Comité Ejecutivo del Programa de Salud Afroamericano. Council approves $3.3 million special appropriation for the African American Health Program’s Targeted #COVID19 Response. The funding was spearheaded by Councilmembers @RicePolitics […]

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July 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 16 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Test Options: There will be a free COVID-19 testing clinic available in White Oak today. Although appointments are full for the Takoma Park location, there are other options available. Click here for more details. The clinics are free, and you do not need […]

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July 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Novavax in Gaithersburg Awarded 1.6 Billion Grant for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

The Federal government recently awarded Gaithersburg-based biotech company Novavax 1.6 billion in funding to develop and distribute 100 million COVID-19 vaccines as early as the end of this year. County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy spoke with Jim Young, the Novavax Chairman of the Board, about the work being done at Novavax. He explained why the […]

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