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Man documents 5,000 trees being killed by vines

Plus: Montgomery County wins three National Association of Counties awards; Internet scams soar amid pandemic

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Man documents 5,000 trees being killed by vines

Jesse Buff, with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, cataloged the vines present on every single city block in Takoma Park, Md.

He did it on foot, walking the city’s 36 miles of roadway. [WAMU]

Montgomery County wins three National Association of Counties awards

Montgomery County’s Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions has won three awards from the National Association of Counties.

One was a “Best in Category” award for adapting the Senior Planet Montgomery program designed for learners 50 and older to an online edition during the COVID-19 health crisis. [Montgomery County]

Internet scams soar amid pandemic

Internet scams are affecting more people in Maryland every year, with the coronavirus pandemic apparently exacerbating the problem nationwide.

In Maryland, 95,187 people fell victim to reported online scams in 2020, a 27 percent increase from 2019, according to Comparitech, a technology research company. [Patch]

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