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First responders celebrate 2-year-old Kensington boy

Plus: 'Walktober' is latest county initiative for pedestrians; Maryland reports $2.5 billion budget windfall

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First responders celebrate 2-year-old Kensington boy

The Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services brightened the day of a 2-year-old boy from Kensington this week.

Several members of the fire and rescue units showed up to celebrate with Conor Kehoe, his family and friends on Monday. [Montgomery Community Media]

‘Walktober’ is latest county initiative for pedestrians

The county will celebrate walking and promote pedestrian safety during “Walktober,” a series of events to make Montgomery County a better place to be a pedestrian.

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is partnering with state and local governments across Maryland for the seventh year of these events. [Patch]

Maryland reports $2.5 billion budget windfall

Maryland is ending the fiscal year with a $2.5 billion balance in its state budget, largely attributable to a windfall in tax revenue, state analysts said Thursday.

The rosy financial picture, which cuts a steep contrast to the state’s doomsday predictions in the spring of 2020, is a “direct reflection” of the federal government’s stimulus funding, officials said. [Washington Post]

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