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Montgomery Parks continues renovation of sports fields


Montgomery Parks continues renovation of sports fields

Montgomery Parks recently completed and opened a newly renovated sports field in Silver Spring at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Park.

The county has recognized the growing need for outdoor recreation areas like parks and sports fields as COVID-19 regulations ease to allow low-to-medium risk sports. [WDVM]

Rockville to host ‘Dopesick’ author for virtual chat

The City of Rockville is hosting Beth Macy, author of the New York Times bestseller “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” for a virtual book discussion Thursday at 7 p.m.

In “Dopesick,” Macy’s investigates rural America’s struggle with the opioid epidemic over the past 20 years and what has led the medical community to overtreat patients with painkillers. [Montgomery Community Media]

Maryland releases more contact tracing data showing ‘high risk locations’ for coronavirus

State health officials released more contact tracing data late Wednesday that shows where some COVID-19 patients may have been exposed to the infectious virus.

Of those surveyed from July 10 to August 19, 26% said they had gone to work outside the home and 13% said they had attended a social gathering of more than 10 people. [Baltimore Sun]

Today’s weather

Cloudy, with a high around 78 and a low around 58

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