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Posted on: September 12, 2019

COVID-19 Testing Available in Rockville

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 testing in multiple locations in Rockville.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

City to Join Great American Smokeout

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Rockville will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19 with a Mayor and Council proclamation to mark the day, and encourage smokers and vapers to drop the habit and take their first step to becoming healthier.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

City to Join Great American Smokeout

Make No Smoking a Reality in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 27 — Rockville will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19 with a Mayor and Council proclamation to mark the day, and&...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies After Series of Attacks in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct 2 – After three attacks yesterday, the Rockville City Police Department, with the assistance of Montgomery County’s Managed Search Operations Team, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, put down a coyote.

On Oct. 1, at ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Police Locate and Put Down Coyote Following Attacks in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 1 – Officers have located and put down a coyote that attacked three people today in Rockville. A stay-at-home order that was temporarily in place for some Rockville neighborhoods has been lifted.

The animal’s body will be sent to ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Police Looking for an Animal, Possibly a Coyote, Following Attack in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 1 – The Rockville City Police Department is asking community members to be on the lookout for an animal, believed to be a coyote, that attacked a woman walking her dog on Winder Court in Rockville today.

Anyone who sees ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Art Installations in Rockville Emphasize Impact of Opioid Addiction

Works Are Part of Rockville Goes Purple Campaign

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 22 — Local artist Suzanne Firstenberg has brought her installations “Unforgotten” (created with art therapist Sheila Berman) to Rockville City Hall an...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Rockville Mayor and Council: State Song Must Be Replaced

Does Not Reflect Maryland’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Unity

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 17 — The Mayor and Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send a letter urging Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland General Assembly leadership to w...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

DOPESICK: A Conversation on the Opioid Crisis in America With Best-Selling Author Beth Macy

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 11 – Author and journalist Beth Macy will take part in an online discussion of her “New York Times” bestselling book, “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Rockville Goes Purple in September with Events to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 1 — September is National Recovery Month, and the city will hold several events as part of Rockville Goes Purple, a continuing campaign to shine a spotlight on the impact of opioid addiction and educate the community a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

ParkMobile to Provide for Contactless Parking Payments in Rockville

Replaces MobileNOW! App, Which Stopped Operating in May

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 31 – Beginning today, motorists can use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking at the more than 500 publicly metered spaces throughout the City of Rockville.

ParkMobi...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Declare Juneteenth a City Holiday

Rockville, Maryland, July 21 — On Monday, the Mayor and Council voted unanimously to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday in the City of Rockville.

The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, when the Union army arrived in Texas bearing federal orders p...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Feinberg to Serve on MML Board of Directors

Ashton Elected to County Chapter

Rockville, Maryland, July 15 — City of Rockville Councilmember Beryl L. Feinberg has been elected at large to serve on the Maryland Municipal League’s board of directors.

The league, founded in 1936, repr...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Fair and Impartial Policing Training Returns to Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, July 13 —  The Rockville City Police Department is offering free Fair and Impartial Policing training for community members in August.

Community members are encouraged to participate in this important and timely trai...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Mayor and Council Adopt Vision Zero Action Plan for Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, July 9 — Rockville’s Mayor and Council put the city on a course for zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries with adoption of the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan.

The plan, adopted July 6, includes s...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Rockville Continues to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

Rockville, Maryland, July 1 – Rockville’s drinking water continues to earn high marks for safety and reliability, even as the city’s water treatment plant balances safety measures for staff and the city’s water infr...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Rockville Receives ‘Banner City’ Recognition from MML Once More

Rockville, Maryland, June 18 — Rockville has been named a “Banner City” by the Maryland Municipal League. Sponsored by Comcast, the program recognizes municipalities whose elected and appointed officials are the league&rs...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Traffic Advisory: Road Closures, Delays Anticipated in Rockville on June 5

A planned demonstration is scheduled to take place in downtown Rockville at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5.

The protest will begin in front of the Montgomery County Judicial Center (Montgomery County Circuit Court), 50 Maryland Ave., and is expected to continue ont...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City of Rockville Facilities Remain Closed, Many Services Continue

Staff Preparing Plans and Facilities as County Eases Some Restrictions

Rockville, Maryland, May 29 — City of Rockville facilities remain closed to the public as city staff plans and prepares facilities for the eventual return of employees and the...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Safer Shopping in Store for Rockville Farmers Market’s June 6 Opening

Preordering Service Provided for Quicker, Safer Shopping 

Rockville, Maryland, May 29 – The City of Rockville’s Farmers Market is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, June 6, with market rules and regulations and a pre...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Rockville’s Festing in Place Presents Plenty of Ways to Participate

City is Soliciting Photos of Community Celebrating Hometown Holidays at Home

Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – The City of Rockville will show its hometown pride beginning next week, despite the cancellation of the Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Me...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Rockville to Open Some Park Amenities, Following Revised Governor’s Order

Rockville, Maryland, May 8 — Rockville’s tennis and pickleball courts, and the dog park at King Farm, will open Saturday, May 9 as the city begins reopening some of its park amenities for individual and small group sports that allow fo...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Party at Home with Hometown Holidays Festing in Place

Rockville, Maryland, May 6 – The COVID-19 emergency forced the cancellation of the Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, but the city is determined to keep calm and party on by changing up the plan in order to safely...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Rockville Farmers Market Scheduled to Return June 6

Market Rules and Regulations to Provide for Safer Shopping 

Rockville, Maryland, May 4 – The City of Rockville’s Farmers Market is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, June 6.

The market’s opening, traditional...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Residents Sought for Service on Charter Review Commission

The Mayor and Council are seeking Rockville residents to serve on a Charter Review Commission that will review and recommend changes to Rockville’s founding document — the charter. The charter, established in 1860 with Rockville&rs...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Rockville Extends Closures at Facilities, Continues Services to Community

Rockville, Maryland, April 23 – City of Rockville facilities will remain closed to the public through Friday, May 15, in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive orders related to COVID-19 in Maryland.

City events, in-person classes, pr...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Rockville Continues City Services While Extending Closures at City Facilities

Rockville, Maryland, March 27 – City of Rockville facilities will remain closed to the public through Friday, April 24, and city events, classes, programs, rentals and activities are canceled through Thursday, April 30, in response to Gov. Larry...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Rockville Cancels Hometown Holidays, Memorial Day Festivities Due to COVID-19

Rockville, Maryland, March 26 – The Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Rockville’s Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade have unfortunately been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.

Rockville’s Mayor and Council made the d...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

The Parks Are Open, But Lights To Stay Off At Rockville Parks

The parks are open, but lights at City of Rockville outdoor courts and sports fields will remain off during evening and nighttime hours, beginning Saturday, March 21.

An executive order issued by Gov. Larry Hogan prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Rockville Responds to Governor’s Order

Rockville, Maryland, March 21 — Gov. Larry Hogan has issued an executive order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people. Following state and federal directives intended to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, Rockville events, ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Rockville Welcomes Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

 Biopharmaceutical Company to Bring up to 500 Jobs to the City of Rockville, and launch its U.S. Operations Headquarters

Rockville, Maryland, March 18 – The City of Rockville is proud to announce the selection of the city by Aurinia Phar...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Rockville's Essential Services Continue

Facilities to Close March 14-27; All City Parks Remain Open

Rockville, Maryland, March 13 — Rockville City Hall and city facilities will be closed to the public from Saturday, March 14, through Friday, March 27, following recently issued state di...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Rockville Cancels International Night Celebration, Postpones Creative Summit

Rockville, Maryland, March 12 – Community concerns about the new coronavirus have led to the cancellation of the March 20 International Night and postponement of the Rockville Creative Summit, scheduled for March 22.Information about reschedulin...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Rockville Counts: Check the Mail for Your Census Invitation

Rockville, Maryland, March 12 – Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will arrive by mail beginning today, through Friday, March 20.

Census Day is Wednesday, April 1. By then, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 C...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Students Have a Chance to be Rockville’s Mayor for a Day in May

Deadline for Essays is March 27; Mayor to Visit Rockville Fourth Graders

Rockville, Maryland, March 10 – Rockville fourth graders once again have a chance at serving as the city’s Mayor for a Day this spring by taking part in the statew...

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Rockville News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Wanted: Community’s Comments for Rockville City Police Department Review

Rockville, Maryland, March 2 – The community is invited to offer comments about the Rockville City Police Department at a public hearing, in writing or by phone, as part of the department’s reaccreditation process.

A team of assessors f...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Rockville Mayor and Council to Take Up FY 2021 Budget Proposal

Proposal Keeps Property Tax Rate Flat, the 26th Year Without an Increase

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 27 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council continue budget deliberations in March with public hearings and work sessions focused on crafting a Fi...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Rockville Community Police Academies Offer Hands-on Experience

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 25 – Community members can learn what it takes to be a police officer through the Rockville Community Police Academy or a special course aimed at 60-plus residents.

Registration is now open for the Rockville City Police ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Rockville City Hall and Some City Facilities to Close for Presidents Day

Recycling and Trash Collected a Day Later Throughout the Week

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 6 – City Hall will be closed and recycling and trash will not be collected on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day. Several city facilities will o...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Rockville Seeks Environmentalists to Be Recognized During Earth Month

Feb. 21 is Deadline for Nominations for Environmental Awards

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 28 – The City of Rockville’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to Rockville’s environ...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Rockville Cancels Lunar New Year Celebration

Cancellation is Out of Abundance of Caution in Response to Community Concerns 

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 27 – Respecting the wishes of our partners in the Asian-American community, and others, the City of Rockville is cancelling its Luna...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Rockville Facilities to Close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20

Recycling and Trash Collected a Day Later Throughout the Week

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 15 – City Hall and some city facilities will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20.

Recycling and trash will be collected one day later t...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

MLK Jr. Day Celebration to Present ‘Light in the Midst of Darkness’

Program to Feature Performances, Community Service

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 7 – Diverse performances, awards and a keynote speech focused on the theme of “Light in the Midst of Darkness” will highlight Rockville’s 4...

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Rockville News
Posted on: January 4, 2020

UPDATE: Man Found. Silver Alert: Police Search for Missing 74 Year Old

UPDATE: Towsend has been located unharmed.

Rockville, Maryland, Jan. 4 – Marvin Towsend, a 74-year-old white male, left his home for Food Lion on Rockville Pike at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, and has not returned home.

He was last seen wearing a blue w...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Keep Christmas With You, Year-round, With Tree Recycling

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 27 – The city collects holiday trees as part of its recycling collection and takes them to the Montgomery County Recycling Center, where they become mulch.

The mulch is available year-round for free, at the center, at 16...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

FY 2019 Financial Reports Highlight Rockville’s Finances

Summaries Give Public a Look at the City’s Fiscal Health

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 10 – Two annual reports that city staff delivered to the Mayor and Council on Monday give the public a closer look at Rockville’s financial hea...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Matching Grant Program Seeks Projects to Improve Rockville Communities

Applications Available Dec. 13

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 9 – The city’s matching grant program seeks to help neighbors work together to accomplish common goals supporting the health, vitality and inclusivity of the place they call home....

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Rockville Facilities to Close for the Holidays, Employee Recognition Event

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 9 – City Hall and all city facilities will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

Recycling and trash will be collected as usual on Monday and Tuesday during th...

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Rockville News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Rockville’s Mayor and Council to Begin FY 2021 Budget Work Dec. 9

First Public Hearing is Dec. 16

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 6 – The Mayor and Council are scheduled to first discuss their Fiscal Year 2021 budget priorities, budget process and calendar, and hear a preview about the general fund, during their meet...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

2019 Holiday Drive Continues in December With Annual Gift Drive

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 3 — The Rockville Holiday Drive is beginning to collect toys, gift cards and monetary donations for the holiday season.

We need your help!

In December, the Holiday Drive distributes new toys and books for kids, Target gif...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Celebrate Municipal Government Works Month

The City Joins MML in Recognizing the Contributions of Municipal Government

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 22 – In an effort to highlight the benefits of town and city government, Rockville’s Mayor and Council proclaimed November Municipal G...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Rockville Earns Top Score for LGBTQ Support for Third Year

City Scores Perfect Marks on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 20 — For a third consecutive year, Rockville has scored perfect marks on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality In...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Rockville Invites Community to Mayor and Council Inauguration

First Meeting of the New Mayor and Council is Set for Monday, Nov. 18

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 14 – The City of Rockville will hold an inauguration ceremony for the 66th Mayor and Council of Rockville at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at F. Scott Fitzge...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Rockville Certifies 2019 Vote by Mail Election Results

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 12 — Votes cast in the City of Rockville’s 2019 Vote by Mail election have been certified by the city’s Board of Supervisors of Elections.In addition to 12,213 ballots cast, 74 provisional ballots we...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Voters Re-elect Bridget Donnell Newton as Rockville Mayor

Ashton, Feinberg, Myles and Pierzchala Elected to Council Seats

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 6 – Rockville voters re-elected Bridget Donnell Newton as mayor, with 7,561 votes, or 63.75% of the total, according to unofficial results in the City of Ro...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Rockville to Salute Residents’ Service at Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov. 11 Ceremony Will Include Speech by Army 1st Lieutenant and Rockville Native

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 6 – A Rockville native and first lieutenant in the United States Army will be the featured speaker as the city honors veterans of our natio...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Rockville City Hall and Facilities to Close Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Weekend

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 5 – Rockville City Hall will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, and on Thanksgiving weekend, and other city facilities will be closed or will operate on limited schedules.

Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day): City...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: City of Rockville’s Historic Vote by Mail Election Concludes 8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 4 — The City of Rockville is conducting the first Vote by Mail election in Maryland history. The election, for mayor and four councilmembers, will conclude at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Encouraging more people to vote in ci...

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Rockville News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Police Seek Information in Hit-and-Run Involving Rockville Police Cruiser

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 1 – Police are seeking information about a rear-end hit-and-run crash involving an unmarked Rockville City Police Department police cruiser today on Interstate 270. 

Just after noon, the police cruiser was trave...

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