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UPDATED: Legislators Rail Against Funding Delay for Universities at Shady Grove Expansion

02/08/16

UPDATED: Legislators Rail Against Funding Delay for Universities at Shady Grove Expansion

Gov. Larry Hogan delayed the funds in his latest budget and local lawmakers want to know why

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Small Bites: Restaurant Association Endorses ‘End The Monopoly’ DLC Bill; Tommy Joe’s Sets Last Day on Montgomery Lane

02/08/16

Small Bites: Restaurant Association Endorses ‘End The Monopoly’ DLC Bill; Tommy Joe’s Sets Last Day on Montgomery Lane

Plus: Tropical Smoothie Café opens in Bethesda

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The Eight Most Fascinating Moments From Last Week’s Westbard Public Hearings

02/08/16

The Eight Most Fascinating Moments From Last Week’s Westbard Public Hearings

One resident brought a Monopoly board to make his point; another claimed the area should one day be home to a Purple Line station

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UPDATED: Hard-to-Predict Storm Could Bring Significant Snowfall to Montgomery County

02/08/16

UPDATED: Hard-to-Predict Storm Could Bring Significant Snowfall to Montgomery County

The northwest part of the county is under a Winter Storm Watch

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Activist Bette Thompson Dies; State Says Its Snow Removal Performance Was 'Excellent'; Crosswalk Installation in Chevy Chase

02/08/16

Activist Bette Thompson Dies; State Says Its Snow Removal Performance Was 'Excellent'; Crosswalk Installation in Chevy Chase

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning

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Dog Found in Bethesda Reunited with Owner after Being Missing for a Year

02/05/16

Dog Found in Bethesda Reunited with Owner after Being Missing for a Year

The owner flew from Texas to pick up the dog last month

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Bethesda Couple Plans ‘Modern Take On An Old World’ Candy Store

02/05/16

Bethesda Couple Plans ‘Modern Take On An Old World’ Candy Store

Tom and Patty Craver hope to open Henry’s Sweet Retreat in June in Woodmont Triangle

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Organizations Describe Struggles of Refugees Entering Montgomery County

02/05/16

Organizations Describe Struggles of Refugees Entering Montgomery County

The groups thanked the county for welcoming refugees and asylees, but said more assistance is needed

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Berliner Asks County Council Committee to Include $6 Million For Wall Park Garage

02/05/16

Berliner Asks County Council Committee to Include $6 Million For Wall Park Garage

Request comes after County Executive Ike Leggett left funding out of his proposed capital budget

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After Uncertainty Surrounding Joshua Starr’s Resignation, Officials Express Confidence in New Superintendent Pick

02/05/16

After Uncertainty Surrounding Joshua Starr’s Resignation, Officials Express Confidence in New Superintendent Pick

Board of Education introduced Jack Smith as the school system’s next leader almost a year after Starr’s departure

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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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