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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
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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

Building Mural Adds Love, Song and Art to Bethesda Intersection

Elyse Harrison’s latest work adorns the side of L’Academie de Cuisine

Montgomery County Bracing for Long-Term Revenue Decline

Projected revenue decline attributed to wealthy individuals paying significantly less in income taxes; future job cuts not ruled out

Montgomery County Plans Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Case will focus on deceptive sales, marketing practices exacerbating addiction to painkillers

Early Designs for Bethesda Gateway Project Submitted to Advisory Panel

Developer is considering a 120-foot mixed-use project with housing, commercial space

Just Meditate To Close in Bethesda

Meditation studio opened last year on St. Elmo Avenue

Congregations Come Together for Healing Following Teen Deaths

Faith leaders discuss kindness, building community

Three Appointed to Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Positions

Governor’s picks were among 10 finalists submitted by Judicial Nominating Commission

Walt Whitman Students Set Up Memorial to Classmate Found Dead; Officials Can’t Agree How To Fund Metro

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

Grand Prize in Science Competition Goes to Bethesda Teen for Work on Auction Security

Andrew Komo, a Montgomery Blair High senior, wins more than $ 100,000 in scholarships

Volunteers Hold Deer Drive to Protect Flora from the Fawns at Chevy Chase Sanctuary

Audubon Naturalist Society is working to restore an ecosystem damaged by deer

Montgomery County Opens New Center for Child Visitation and Monitored Exchanges

Rockville facility is designed to prevent domestic violence between couples with separation orders

Rose Krasnow Promotes Experience, Knowledge in Montgomery County Executive Campaign Kickoff

Planning department deputy director and former Rockville mayor said the term limits vote prompted her to run

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: Dec. 4-10

Notable homes sold in the last week

Missing Walt Whitman Senior Found Dead on Sunday

Teen reported missing after he didn’t return home Saturday night

Week Ahead: Planning Board Expected to Vote on Marriott Headquarters Plan

Plus: County Council takes up animal performance bill; gubernatorial candidates expected to attend Committee for Montgomery breakfast

Updated: Family of Fallen FBI Agent Remembers ‘A Great Guy,’ Man of Faith; Supreme Court To Take Up Maryland Gerrymandering Case

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

Updated: Fire Marshal, FBI Agent Killed in I-270 Crash in Rockville

A Winston Churchill High School graduate was assisting a motorist when he was struck

Charges Dropped Against Suspect in Gang Killing, But Prosecutors Could Restart Case

Case against second MS-13 suspect moves forward with judge finding ‘sufficient probable cause’

School Notes: Board of Ed Again Asks Hogan To Reconsider Mandated End to School Year

Plus: Former Montgomery County Public Schools student takes home a Nobel Prize

Country Clubs Come Out Against State Bill That Would Raise Their Property Taxes

Lobbyist for golf courses is former state senator who helped pass law that expanded tax exemption

Developer Shares Concept Drawing of Apartment Tower at 7-Eleven, EagleBank

Residents say they wish the project spanned the entire block

Politics Roundup: Montgomery Council President Speaks Out Against Republican Sick Leave Proposal on Capitol Hill

Also: Featured guest no longer on invitation to Raskin party; Albornoz says he met public financing threshold in at-large council race; Rockville executive mulling U.S. Senate run

Snow Expected Early Saturday Morning

Accumulation likely in Montgomery County

Bethesda Man Charged With Harassing Police Officer; Maryland’s Black Liquor Issue

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

Small Bites: TapaBar Launches ‘Pop-Up Food Lab’ for Weekday Lunch

Plus: Cameron’s Seafood Online ships crabs across the country from its Rockville shop; two new cafes planned for Silver Spring

Weekend Events: Holiday Pet Adoptions; Christmas Market in Silver Spring

What’s happening Dec. 8-10

Raskin Breaks With Democratic Leadership in Vote on Trump Impeachment Resolution

Takoma Park legislator only Maryland Democrat to oppose House move to table proposal

Planning Board OKs Mixed-Use Project That Will Bring Public Aquatic Center to Silver Spring

County director says center will be “landmark achievement in Montgomery County”

Westbard Self-Storage Plans Rile Some in Bethesda

Environmental group says proposal doesn’t do enough to improve health of Willett Branch

Police Blotter: Armed Robberies in Silver Spring Stores; Cars Stolen in Potomac and Rockville

Crimes reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from Nov. 15-21

Barwood Finds Tentative Buyer for Taxi Assets in Bankruptcy Case

Regency has agreed to acquire much of Barwood’s operations; proposal to go before judge for approval

Council President Riemer, Delegate Gutierrez Arrested in D.C. Immigration Protest

Montgomery County legislators were among about 200 protesters arrested near U.S. Capitol in support of ‘Dreamers’

Explosion Blew Out Door, Window in Apparent North Bethesda Arson

One woman had serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening

Gov. Hogan Sells Edgewater Home; Cold Front Sweeps in Thursday Night

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning

Council Approves Purchase of Bethesda Row Land for Future Park Use

Multi-million-dollar price tag expected to be reduced through easement agreement with state

Bethesda Cares’ New Executive Director Dies

Michael Officer started at nonprofit organization last month

School Board OKs Adding Classroom Space to New Elementary School in Rockville

MCPS can use project savings to pay for increased capacity

Montgomery County Council Passes ‘Emergency Climate Mobilization’ Resolution

Establishes goal of eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2035

Docca Withdrew from Running for School Board President Amid Fallout from Comment

Board elects Michael Durso to third consecutive term as president

Frosh Endorses Baker in Maryland Governor’s Race

State attorney general is second major political figure from Montgomery County to formally endorse Prince George’s County executive

Man Arrested in Connection With Bullets Fired at Outside of Gaithersburg Church

Police investigated two separate incidents of bullets hitting New Life church

New Growth Plan Sets Stage for Development of Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Site

Developer looks to begin construction next year

One Dead After Two Pickup Trucks Crash on Georgia Avenue

Crash occurred early Wednesday morning; road remained closed for rush hour

As Trees Fall Along Purple Line Route, Residents Complain that Homes Vibrate

Purple Line Transit Partners has cleared swaths near Jones Mill Road and Connecticut Avenue

Man Struck and Killed While Trying To Retrieve Object on the Beltway Near Spur

The pedestrian crash happened Tuesday night in Bethesda area

New Bikeshare Stations Coming to Bethesda Trolley Trail; Jealous Describes Universal Healthcare Plan

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

Sexual Abuse Allegations at Landon School Lead to Investigation More Than 50 Years Later

Accused teacher has since died, according to the Bethesda private school

Police Complete Investigation of Montgomery Officer Shooting Driver in Shopping Center

Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office will determine if shooting was lawful

MCPS Superintendent Wants To Try Extended Academic Year at Two Elementary Schools

Smith will include recommendation in his operating budget proposal for fiscal 2019

Hans Riemer Elected Montgomery County Council President

Nancy Navarro becomes vice president

Two Elementary Schools in Bethesda Area Named Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools

Bannockburn, Luxmanor elementary schools will go on to compete for national honor

One Person Taken to Hospital After School Bus, Car Crash

Two students were in bus, but were not injured

GOP County Chair Touts Hogan’s Prospects for Nearly Half of MoCo Vote Next Year

Mark Uncapher sees opportunities for local Republicans to do well in upcounty districts

SUV Strikes, Seriously Injures Pedestrian on Georgia Avenue

Crash occurred near Leisure World Monday afternoon

Medical Cannabis Flies off the Shelves as Dispensaries Open in Montgomery County

Potomac Holistics sells out of some products, RISE Bethesda reports a couple hundred customers

Chevy Chase Supermarket To Close in April

Another grocery store to open when area is redeveloped

Germantown Man Arrested in Killing of Two Teens; New Coffee Shop Coming to Silver Spring

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

EagleBank Shares Rebound After Huge Drop in Price Following Critical Report

Bank officials deny any wrongdoing after online report raised allegations of deceptive loan-making

Gringos & Mariachis To Open in Park Potomac Tuesday

Mexican restaurant will be similar to Bethesda location in a larger space

Montgomery County Must Revise Current Budget Due to Unexpected Revenue Shortfall

The operating budget is short nearly $120 million

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Notable homes sold in the last week

Vino Volo Closes on Bethesda Row

Wine bar chain operated for five years in downtown spot

Junior from Walter Johnson High School Dies Over Weekend

School principal says Thomas “Tommy” Silva will be missed by WJ community

B-CC Students Invite Community To Step Inside the Brain of a Teen

High schoolers get ready to launch Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers in Bethesda

Week Ahead: Public Hearings on State Bills Expected To Affect Montgomery County

Plus: County Council to select new officers; Planning Board vote on bicycle plan

Maryland Medical Marijuana Sales Begin; EagleBank Denies Report that Caused Share Price To Decline

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

County’s Department of Environmental Protection Director Leaves

Lisa Feldt had led agency since early 2015

Rockville Man Indicted on Charge of Murdering His KFC Coworker

Elmer Campos-Martinez faces up to 40 years in prison

Catherine Hoggle Deemed Not Competent To Stand Trial for Deaths of Two of Her Children

Charged with murder in September, she can be held for up to five years

Update: Police Arrest Two More in Connection with Wheaton Regional Park Homicide

Victim, still unidentified, was stabbed more than 100 times

Teams of Middle-School Innovators Gear Up To Tackle Environmental Problems

MCPS, county, KID Museum collaborate on Invent the Future Challenge

Sketch Plan for ZOM Bethesda Gets OK from Planning Board

Project could generate $1.7 million for Bethesda parks fund

U.S. Olympic Committee Names Montgomery County’s Ledecky, Snyder as Sportswoman, Sportsman of the Year

Bethesda swimmer and former Good Counsel wrestler honored Wednesday

Raskin Joins Other Area Democratic Members of Congress in Calling for Conyers To Resign

Veteran Michigan legislator is facing sexual harassment allegations

Politics Roundup: Two Former Takoma Park Mayors Back Berliner in County Executive Race

Plus: County GOP committee treasurer resigns 24 hours after taking office; Republican attorney Harvey Jacobs plans District 15 delegate run

Human Remains in Brookeville Identified as Silver Spring Teen

He was reported missing in September; death is considered suspicious

Council Members Lash Out Over Slow Start for Anti-Gang Program

Several representatives rebuked county’s Health and Human Services Director over issue
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