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Bethesda startup announces $25 million investment — Wedding Wire, the fast-growing Bethesda startup that offers an online directory of wedding and event planners, announced it received a $25 million investment from private equity firm Spectrum Equity. The company is preparing to move to bigger offices in Chevy Chase. [InTheCapital] Bethesda Row Cinema Goes Digital — The theater known for its independent films ditched its movie projector equipment and went all-digital on Sept. 7, following the lead of multiplexes across the country. [Washington City Paper] Berliner Refuses Debate With Police Union Consultant — Montgomery County is attempting to get rid of effects bargaining with its police union. The union is fighting it with a referendum on November's ballot and with the hiring of Lanny Davis, the well known lobbyist and former White House official. On Tuesday, County Council President Roger Berliner sent Davis a pointed letter refusing a debate on the issue. [Washington Post] MCPS Schools Closed For Yom Kippur — All Montgomery County Public Schools are closed today because of the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. [MCPS]

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