Trash Fire Continues To Smolder; County Senators Take Leadership Positions

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Trash fire continues to smolder

A trash fire, which started Thursday at the Montgomery County incinerator near Dickerson, continues to smolder. Firefighters contained the fire within an hour, but several more days may pass before the fire is fully extinguished. The fire will not affect single-family residential curbside trash pick-up; however, pickup for commercial customers (including for multifamily properties) will temporarily be diverted to other facilities. [Montgomery County government]

County senators take leadership positions

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has chosen six county senators to take leadership roles. Miller chose Sen. Brian J. Feldman as chairman of the finance subcommittee on health; Sen. Craig J. Zucker as chairman of the Joint Audit Committee; Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan as chairman of the Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds; Sen. Nancy J. King as majority caucus chairman; Sen. Roger Manno as majority whip; and Sen. Susan C. Lee as deputy majority whip. [Washington Post]

State lawmakers face big budget cuts

Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch said an expected budget gap of roughly $400 million would not be closed through new taxes or fees. But the Democrats warned local officials to prepare for unpopular spending cuts. [Baltimore Sun]

Inside a Bethesda home that sold for $6.5 million

A Bethesda residence, called “Treetops Greenhouse,” looks how it sounds. Trees wrap around the property at 7118 Glenbrook Road, which sold this year for $6.5 million after hitting the market in April. [WTOP]

Gaithersburg-Germantown chamber names new chairman

Colette Releford was named the 2017 Board of Directors chairwoman for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. Releford is the regional sales manager for On-Site.com. [mymcmedia]

Morning rain, then cold by midweek

The week starts off with some gentle morning rain and a mild afternoon. By Wednesday into Thursday, Arctic air blasts into the region, which could bring some snow showers as it arrives. When the next storm system moves in Friday night into Saturday, there may be snow and mixed precipitation before it likely turns over to rain. [Washington Post]

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