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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Feedback Wanted For Countywide Bus System

Montgomery County planning developers are seeking feedback from residents on a new bus system that would run along 150 miles of local roads, and include some of the busiest stretches of pavement.

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 24

Arms and the Man, a married couple and a man and Star Slinger.

New Virginia Law Offers Utility Assistance

A new Virginia law could give some residents an extended grace period to pay their utilities bills.

Group Completes Homeless Survey In Arlington

The group 100 Homes Arlington completed a survey of homeless Arlington residents, identifying those most in need of free county housing.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Maryland Teacher Cleared Of Choking Charges

The Montgomery County teacher accused of assaulting her students has been acquitted on all seven charges of second-degree assault.

Public Weighs In On UMD-UMB Merger

A proposal has been made to merge the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the public gets its chance to weigh in Friday.

Arlington Company Taps Social Media For Sustainability

energy meter

Most people don't give much thought to their energy use, but what if a Facebook app showed how you fared compared to your neighbors?

Edwards Not On Board With Maryland Redistricting

Legal challenges are on the way for Maryland's new Congressional district map, but one of its biggest opponents doesn't plan on getting involved.

Trade Agreements Help Maryland Poultry


Maryland and Delaware poultry farmers are expected to see a spike in revenue from their supply of unwanted chicken parts.

Bikeshare Hikes Prices For Casual Riders

Bicycle commuters aren't immune from increased travel costs, as Capital Bikeshare has opted to raise the prices and hourly rates for short-term memberships.

New Apartments Provide Greener Living

Officials are unveiling a $33 million newly renovated building - a complex they say will introduce a greener life to its residents.

Traffic Vs. Worst Case Scenarios At Mark Center

Alexandria residents experienced some mock worst-case scenarios to ease any concerns about the city's emergency response plans that may have been affected by the Department of Defense's new building.

Gas Tax On Annapolis' Agenda In 2012

Congressional redistricting in Maryland sparked fireworks in the Maryland General Assembly, but the issue will pale in comparison to what is looming.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vying For Influence In Fairfax County

All members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are up for reelection next month, and campaign finance documents show that many are vying for influence.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Gaithersburg Road Breaks The Mold

The extension of Watkins Mill Road in Gaithersburg isn't particularly remarkable in and of itself, but the inclusion of private funding makes it a trail blazer for Montgomery County.