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Wind Chill in Negative Degrees; Three Rescued from Car Stuck in Icy Water

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning.

Wootton Grad Named to U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team

Haley Skarupa is on squad that will compete in South Korea next month

The Top Montgomery County Transportation Stories of 2017

From the dispute over Leland Street to the beginning of Purple Line construction, here are the local transportation headlines of the year.

New Round of Montgomery County Assessments Shows 8 Percent Increase in Value

State mailed new values for one-third of properties on Thursday

School Notes: Elementary Schools in Silver Spring Will Try Longer Academic Years

Plus: Logic gives Walt Whitman a shout-out; Potomac student to skate at national championship

Tommy Joe’s To Close in Kentlands

Bethesda location will remain open
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Wind Chill in Negative Degrees; Three Rescued from Car Stuck in Icy Water

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning.

Wootton Grad Named to U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team

Haley Skarupa is on squad that will compete in South Korea next month

The Top Montgomery County Transportation Stories of 2017

From the dispute over Leland Street to the beginning of Purple Line construction, here are the local transportation headlines of the year.

New Round of Montgomery County Assessments Shows 8 Percent Increase in Value

State mailed new values for one-third of properties on Thursday

School Notes: Elementary Schools in Silver Spring Will Try Longer Academic Years

Plus: Logic gives Walt Whitman a shout-out; Potomac student to skate at national championship

Tommy Joe’s To Close in Kentlands

Bethesda location will remain open

Montgomery County Leads State in Number of Patients Who Can Buy Medical Cannabis

Across Maryland, about 11,000 people are certified to purchase the substance

Historic Buildings in Kensington Could See New Life as Part of Senior Living Facility Project

Developers proposed five-story building with up to 135 dwelling units

New Year’s Eve Events in the Bethesda Area

Restaurants and venues that are hosting New Year’s Eve specials, parties and events

Metro Extends New Year’s Eve Hours; Hypothermia Alert Issued

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

UPDATED: IRS Tax Prepayment Guidelines Appear to Kill Efforts of Montgomery County, Other Jurisdictions

Tax agency advises prepayment only deductible in 2017 if a person has already received a tax bill. Montgomery County's tax bills won't be posted until July 2018

Weekend Events: The Roots Come to Silver Spring; Plays and Farmers Markets

What’s happening Dec. 28-31

A Look Ahead to Development in 2018 in Bethesda and Beyond

Marriott headquarters groundbreaking, decision on WMAL project expected in the new year

Teen Shot Dead Over Weekend Had Been Arrested This Fall at MS-13 Hangout

He was released on bail two days before his death

Property Owners Line Up To Prepay Montgomery County Taxes

Some waited more than 45 minutes to submit checks to treasury division in Rockville Wednesday

Ledecky Named AP Female Athlete of the Year

Bethesda swimmer won five golds and a silver at world championships this year

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: Dec. 20-26

Notable homes sold in the last week

Bethesda Family Displaced After Tree Falls on Their House on Christmas Day

Residents were not home at the time

Liberal Thinker Marcus Raskin Dies; County Provides Info on How to Prepay Property Taxes

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

Update: Police Say Man Was Shot Dead in Silver Spring

Body of 18-year-old found Sunday

Montgomery County Council Approves Bill to Allow Property Tax Prepayments

Vote represents complete turnaround after early opposition

Smoke Alarm Helps Resident Escape Chevy Chase House Fire After Christmas Gathering

Blaze broke out around 2 a.m. Tuesday

Montgomery County Council Reconsidering Allowing Property Tax Prepayment; Special Session Scheduled

Announcement on Saturday comes after council previously rebuffed the idea

Head of Montgomery Community Media Dies

Merlyn Reineke found dead Friday in his office

Macedonia Baptist Church Seeks Historic Designation for Cemetery Site in Bethesda

Recognizing the site as historic will protect it from development, church members say

Silver Spring Korean Restaurant Bibim to Close

A sign on the Sligo Avenue eatery says it will close Dec. 28

Developer Celebrates Progress on One of First Major Projects Related to Purple Line

First tenants at Chevy Chase apartment complex expected in September 2018

Bethesda Urban Partnership Scaling Back, Rebranding Literary Festival

April event will no longer feature speaking events from authors, journalists and others

Politics Roundup: At-Large County Council Race Reaches 30 Candidates

Plus: Environmental groups announce local endorsements; Elrich nets CASA’s support; Leventhal receives Ph.D.

Booz Allen Hamilton To Lease Space in Downtown Bethesda High-Rise

Company plans to relocate employees from Rockville in late 2019

Santa Claus Brings Cheer to Family of FBI Agent Who Died in I-270 Crash; President Trump Visits Troops at Walter Reed in Bethesda

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

High-End Men’s Fashion Store in Chevy Chase Scheduled To Close in February

Master tailor Eduardo De Pandi will focus his attention on custom-made clothing business

Police Blotter: Series of Thefts from Vehicles in Bethesda; Burglar Steals Mannequin

Crimes reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Pedestrian Safety Improvements Planned for Arlington Road in Bethesda

County aims to install new signals and signage in early 2018

Town Homes – Not Condos – Now Planned for Space Next to Quarry Springs Community

Planning board approves changes to development proposal

Fortune 500 Hotel Company To Relocate Headquarters to Office Tower in Bethesda

Decision by Host Hotels & Resorts will keep 187 full-time jobs in Montgomery County

Updated: TapaBar To Close

After Jan. 1, a “pop-up lab” will serve lunch and dinner until owners open new eatery

Montgomery County Council Nixes Idea To Allow Property Tax Prepayments

Council members said the proposal could create confusion

Governor Names Four to Fill Montgomery County District Court Seats

Vacancies were from three retirements, one judge moving to Circuit Court

Soon, Public Can Track Bethesda Projects Using Online Portal

County planner says web tool will let people keep tabs on remaining development potential

Rockville Executive Neal Simon ‘Very Seriously’ Exploring Independent Bid For U.S. Senate

Launches ‘listening tour’ of Maryland; plans to make final decision on run by end of February

Participating Restaurants Announced for Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week

31 eateries will offer discounted, prix fixe menus Jan. 12 to 21

County Executive Candidates Criticize Frick Over Planned Fundraiser with Total Wine Co-Owner

Robert Trone and others are hosting event

Governor Describes Proposal To Offset Impact of Congressional Tax Plan; Women's Rights Advocate Dies at Age 74 in Rockville

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

Weekend Events: Moscow Ballet Performs ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’; Santa Rides on Street Cars

What’s happening Dec. 22-25

Quench in Rockville To Close Before End of Year

Restaurant was open for five years near Shady Grove

MCPS Superintendent Unveils Plan To Increase Spending 2.7 Percent, Enhance Learning Opportunities

School board will consider $2.59 billion budget proposal

What Bethesda-Area Restaurants Are Open for Christmas

Some places to dine out on the holiday

At Scene of Fatal Crash, Police Arrested Two Other Drivers on DUI Charges

A Rockville man riding a scooter was killed in a crash last weekend on Rockville Pike

With an Eye on Federal Tax-Cut Bill, Montgomery County Examining Prepayment for Property Taxes

Policy might result in lower payments for certain taxpayers before federal legislation takes effect

Silver Spring Man Accused of Soliciting Boy Online; Candidate David Blair Skipped Voting in Past Primaries

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

Writer Vows to Move Ahead With Theatrical Spinoff of ‘The Wire’ in Bethesda By Tweaking the Name

HBO says unauthorized sequel would infringe copyright

18-Year-Old Identified as Fatal Shooting Victim in Germantown Apartment

He was a resident of the apartment where he was found dead

Business Notes: Kentland Market Square Redevelopment Project Approved

Plus: Chevy Chase Pavilion owner selling hotel; Lockheed Martin partners with company to develop supersonic business jet

Police Blotter: Multiple House Burglaries Across Montgomery County; Two Vehicles Stolen in Rockville

Crimes reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from Nov. 22-28

Updated: Bethesda Medical Professor, Daughter and Family Friend Killed in Plane Crash in Indiana

Small plane headed from Kansas City to Frederick crashed Saturday night

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of State, Federal Governments in Purple Line Case

Judges reverse lower court’s ruling to conduct new environmental study

Head of Smithsonian Tours Pop-Up Museum Created By B-CC Students

Institution’s secretary says he was impressed by artwork

President of Woman’s National Democratic Club Latest Entrant in District 16 Delegate Race

Nuchhi Currier moved back to Chevy Chase this year after decade living in D.C.

Ourisman Honda Garage Deal Heading to County Council

Detailed images show car dealer’s proposed improvements for structure next to Capital Crescent Trail

Three Men Charged in Germantown Shooting, Armed Robbery; Local Speedskater Makes Olympic Team

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

Westbard Cemetery Advocates Take Issue with Self-Storage Plan

Environmental group supports plan for greenway, offers some suggestions

MCPS Superintendent To Roll Out Education Spending Plan This Week

Education advocates worry county’s projected budget shortfall will affect classroom

Red Line To Single Track as Metro Expands Tunnel Waterproofing Project

Service changes will mostly affect Bethesda area stations beginning this weekend

With L’Academie de Cuisine Closing, Restaurateurs Remember ‘A Local Pipeline for Great Chefs’

Gaithersburg culinary school closed Friday; Bethesda location will close at end of year

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: Dec. 11-17

Notable homes sold in the last week

Man Fatally Shot in Apparent Homicide in Germantown

He was found dead in his apartment, police say

Gaithersburg’s Renowned Cooking School L’Academie de Cuisine Closes; Three Die in Crash of Plane Registered to Potomac Company

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

Car Fatally Strikes Pedestrian Who Was Lying on Road in Silver Spring

Police believe pedestrian was injured in prior incident

Man on Motor Scooter Killed in Rockville Pike Crash; Other Driver Suspected of DUI

Crash happened late Saturday night

Tammy Darvish Considering Run for Montgomery County Executive

Potomac resident would be second woman in the race

Police Reviewing Officers’ Actions As Family Seeks Answers About Bethesda Teenager’s Death

State medical examiner on Friday ruled that Navid Sepehri’s death was accidental

Infant Allegedly Killed by Rockville Mother Had Broken Legs, Injuries to Head and Brain

Mother, who is seven months pregnant, was denied bail

School Notes: Walt Whitman High Holds ‘Whitman Strong’ Day in Wake of Losses

Plus: Hogan again rebuffs school board’s request for calendar wiggle room

Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open in Downtown Bethesda

Property representative says space is being outfitted for the shop

Police: Family Dispute Preceded Apparent Murder-Suicide in Silver Spring

Son allegedly shot mother and himself in her apartment in complex for senior citizens

Politics Roundup: Vignarajah ‘Supremely Confident’ She’s Eligible to Run for Governor

Plus: Two potential District 16 delegate candidates out; Elrich, Leventhal tap public campaign fund for additional money; Trone supports Baker for governor

Snow Likely Today; Board Supports Funding Plan for Metro; Three New Marijuana Stores Approved for Montgomery County

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

Planning Board Signs Off on Project for Marriott Headquarters in Downtown Bethesda

Groundbreaking scheduled for next year

Rockville Woman Accused of Killing Her Infant Daughter

Two-month-old died in February

Hundreds Honor Fire Marshal Who Died Helping FBI Agent on I-270

During funeral, Gov. Larry Hogan says Sander Cohen will leave legacy of service, self-sacrifice

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Make Their Case in Montgomery County

The eight candidates differed little on the few questions there was time for them to answer

Weekend Events: Menorah Lighting in Bethesda; Holiday Motown, Ice Show and Other Performances

What’s happening Dec. 15-17

Bethesda Man Allegedly Shot Mother, Then Himself, in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Police found his 88-year-old mother dead from a gunshot wound Wednesday night

Fire in Chevy Chase Home Causes $ 75,000 in Damage

No one was injured, according to fire official

Montgomery County Approves Circus Animal Ban

New regulation prevents exotic animals from being used in performances

Biking Master Plan Aims To Make Cycling Less Stressful in Montgomery County

Public invited to comment on draft plan at Jan. 25 hearing

Infant Hit by Car in Gaithersburg Toys ‘R’ Us Lot; Potomac Woman’s Friends Stay at Her Side Through 21 Years of Sickness

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Rockville

SUV hit man who was crossing Rockville Pike on Wednesday

Small Bites: Gyro Fast-Casual Restaurant Opens in Rockville

Plus: Bethesda McDonald’s recognized for environmental efforts; “Take a Cancer Survivor to Breakfast Day” at Original Pancake House

Business Notes: Westfield Acquired by French Shopping Center Company

Plus: Marriott plans to open 40 luxury hotels next year; United Therapeutics testing genetically targeted drugs

Tight Space in Downtown Bethesda Creates Challenge for Apartment Tower Developers

Design panel wonders about the future of the block south of Fairmont Avenue

Funerals for Fire Marshal, FBI Agent Killed in 270 Crash Set for Thursday

Both men died after a crash in Rockville Friday night

El Salvador’s Ambassador Thanks County Council for Resolution Calling for Protecting TPS, DACA

Official described Montgomery County as “one of the best” for welcoming immigrants from her country

Bethesda Teen Left House Party Before He Was Found Dead

Police spoke to him the night of the party, reported he might have been intoxicated

Maryland General Assembly To Track Sexual Misconduct Claims; Two Men Wounded by Bullets Run into Germantown McDonald’s

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

Communication Cable Problem Expected to Slow Metro in Silver Spring Area, Elsewhere on Red Line

During repair, Metro to reduce service between Silver Spring and Rhode Island Avenue for next week

County Planning Board Will Decide Soon on Marriott Headquarters Project

Officials are scheduled to review proposal Thursday

Updated: Call From 'The Wire' Creator Prompts Bethesda Venue to Cancel January Staging of Spinoff

References to TV show to be removed; play to be remarketed and rescheduled for spring after challenge by David Simon
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