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Construction at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Relocates Portables

08/24/16

Construction at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Relocates Portables

Football team to play home games at Walter Johnson

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Harris Teeter Opens in Downtown Bethesda

08/24/16

Harris Teeter Opens in Downtown Bethesda

24-hour store includes a pharmacy and Starbucks

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County Charter Commission Hesitant To Weigh in on Term Limits Referendum

08/24/16

County Charter Commission Hesitant To Weigh in on Term Limits Referendum

Board of Elections announced Tuesday question would be added to November ballot

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With Raskin Seen as Shoo-In for Congress, Jockeying Intensifies To Replace Him in Annapolis

08/24/16

With Raskin Seen as Shoo-In for Congress, Jockeying Intensifies To Replace Him in Annapolis

Game of political dominoes possible as Democratic panel faces late fall vote to fill Senate seat

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Quiz: In the Early 1800s, How Much Was the Toll for a Stagecoach Travelling from Bethesda to Rockville on Rockville Pike?

08/24/16

Quiz: In the Early 1800s, How Much Was the Toll for a Stagecoach Travelling from Bethesda to Rockville on Rockville Pike?

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08/24/16

Answer

In the early 1800s, how much was the toll for a stagecoach travelling from Bethesda to Rockville on Rockville Pike?   ANSWER: D: 25 cents The Rockville Turnpike was chartered in 1805. By 1818, the pike was a two-lane, gravel roadway with varying toll prices. A stagecoach paid 25 cents, while the price for 20 sheep or hogs was 12½ cents. The highest toll was for a carriage with four horses, which was 37½ cents. The word “pike” comes from the spikes on the long gates that were opened when the toll was paid.  

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Tractor Trailer Overturns on I-495 Near River Road

08/24/16

Tractor Trailer Overturns on I-495 Near River Road

Police say the driver may have lost control of the vehicle

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Maryland Students Continue to Struggle on PARCC Tests; Two Additional Silver Spring Victims Identified

08/24/16

Maryland Students Continue to Struggle on PARCC Tests; Two Additional Silver Spring Victims Identified

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

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State Delegate Who Has Defended Montgomery County’s Liquor Monopoly Owns Business that Collects Millions in Lease Payments from Department of Liquor Control

08/23/16

State Delegate Who Has Defended Montgomery County’s Liquor Monopoly Owns Business that Collects Millions in Lease Payments from Department of Liquor Control

Ben Kramer co-owns a commercial property that has leased space to a county liquor store since 2003

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Weekend Events: ‘Back to the Future’ Screens Outdoors in Silver Spring; Root Boy Slim All Stars Performs in Bethesda

08/23/16

Weekend Events: ‘Back to the Future’ Screens Outdoors in Silver Spring; Root Boy Slim All Stars Performs in Bethesda

What’s happening Aug. 26-28

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Education Matters will discuss the news and issues affecting both public and private schools in Montgomery County. We want to talk about what’s happening inside—and outside—the classroom, who’s making the grade and who isn’t.

Julie Rasicot is a former newspaper reporter and managing editor who’s been writing about education for 25 years. She’s a veteran PTA and classroom volunteer who’s the mother of two girls—an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader—attending MCPS schools. None of that seems to matter, though, when she’s struggling to help her kids with their math homework.

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