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Bethesda Condo Project Finds Surprising Number of Inside-the-Beltway Buyers

06/28/16

Bethesda Condo Project Finds Surprising Number of Inside-the-Beltway Buyers

Developer of Quarry Springs expected bulk of residents to come from Potomac

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Planning Department Paints a Pathway to Help Pedestrians in Silver Spring

06/28/16

Planning Department Paints a Pathway to Help Pedestrians in Silver Spring

Planners used 50 gallons of paint for crosswalk and path through busy parking lot

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Police Blotter: Bethesda Dunkin’ Donuts Burglarized; Arrest Made in Two Potomac Burglaries

06/28/16

Police Blotter: Bethesda Dunkin’ Donuts Burglarized; Arrest Made in Two Potomac Burglaries

The following incidents were reported to Montgomery County or Rockville police from June 12–21

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Daily Quiz: In the Early 1800s, What Was Located at the Intersection of Today’s Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda?

06/28/16

Daily Quiz: In the Early 1800s, What Was Located at the Intersection of Today’s Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda?

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06/28/16

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In the early 1800s, what was located at the intersection of today’s Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda?   ANSWER: C: A tollbooth About 1825 the Washington Turnpike Co. began building a crushed stone, macadamized toll road from Georgetown to Frederick. A tollgate was placed at the intersection of today’s Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. The toll: 12½ cents for a score of sheep or hogs, 6¼ cents for a horse and rider and 25 cents for a coach or stage. Sources: Local historians William Offutt and Mark Walston in Bethesda Magazine

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Max Brenner Chocolate Bar Closes on Bethesda Row

06/28/16

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar Closes on Bethesda Row

Fast-casual chocolate and dessert shop opened three years ago

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Business Notes: Food Trucks May Be Permitted in Agricultural Reserve

06/28/16

Business Notes: Food Trucks May Be Permitted in Agricultural Reserve

Plus: Gaithersburg biotech firm lands major Zika contract; Silver Spring pastor among those vying for medical marijuana growing licenses

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High Absenteeism on MCPS Last Day; Worker Injured in Elevator Shaft Fall; Metro to Cut 500 Jobs

06/28/16

High Absenteeism on MCPS Last Day; Worker Injured in Elevator Shaft Fall; Metro to Cut 500 Jobs

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

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Council Member Calls Term Limit Referendum ‘A Dumb, Unnecessary Protest Gesture’

06/27/16

Council Member Calls Term Limit Referendum ‘A Dumb, Unnecessary Protest Gesture’

George Leventhal, who would be affected if measure passes by popular vote, compared effort to Brexit

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State Trooper Involved in Saturday Collision on I-270 Released from Hospital

06/27/16

State Trooper Involved in Saturday Collision on I-270 Released from Hospital

Officer was injured when his cruiser was struck from behind during a traffic stop; other driver suspected of drunken driving

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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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