Gov. Hogan Sells Edgewater Home; Cold Front Sweeps in Thursday Night
News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning
Hogan sells home for $1.35 million
Gov. Larry Hogan sold his Edgewater home last fall for $1.35 million. The house overlooking Beard’s Creek has four-bedrooms and five bathrooms and sits on two acres. The governor did not live there, as he’s required to live in the governor’s mansion in Annapolis. [Maryland Matters]
Cold front sweeps in tonight
Although a partly sunny high near 48 degrees is expected for Thursday, it will get chilly tonight and stay that way Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A low of 31 degrees is predicted Thursday night with a high of only 38 and Friday and a slight chance of snow Friday night.
Who’s behind attack on Eagle Bank?
There are questions about who is beyond the secretive Aurelius Value, which published a critical report about Bethesda-based Eagle Bank. The report, which said the bank was providing loans to companies its chairman was personally invested, caused the bank’s stock to drop significantly. The stock research website has used similar tactics to reduce the value of other bank stocks in the past, but lawsuits to try to identify the person or persons behind the website have failed or are ongoing. [Washington Business Journal (paywall)]
Moon’s country club bill could generate $10 million for Montgomery County
Del. David Moon has proposed state legislation to change how country clubs are assessed in Montgomery County that could generate about $10 million per year in tax revenue for the county, according to a state fiscal analysis. Currently, most country clubs in the county are assessed at land values of $1,000 per acre under agreements with the state intended to prevent them from developing the land. The low assessment rate reduces the club's property tax payments. [Seventh State]
Montgomery County-sponsored holiday events
The county’s recreation department is putting on more than a dozen holiday-themed events at recreation and senior centers across the county between now and New Year’s Day. Events include winter concerts, dancing, ice skating and appearances by Santa. [Montgomery County]
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