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Computer scientist runs for House of Delegates

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Brian Crider 400x400Brian Crider. COURTESY PHOTO    Brian Crider, a computer scientist, says he was compelled to run for the House of Delegates in District 19 because of his concern for Maryland and his background in activism.

“I’ve been an activist for many years, and we’re just not making the progress we need,” said Crider. “I feel like we can do more, so my goal is to make Maryland better.”

Crider, a Democrat, says that part of what he hopes to do if elected is make people aware of resources that can help them. However, he also has a lot of ideas for things he wants to change.

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Leggett throws transit plans into reverse

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IkeLeggettROCKVILLE — County Executive Ike Leggett withdrew his proposal for state legislation enabling the county to create an Independent Transit Authority (ITA) after mounting pressure from residents and some elected officials who said the process was rushed and the language unclear.

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State officials agree to reduce number of lanes at future White Flint intersection

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highway linesNORTH BETHESDA – The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) agreed to reduce the number of lanes at a future White Flint sector intersection last week as the county strives for a more walkable community.

The county originally planned reconstruction of the intersection at Old Georgetown Road and Hoya Street – part of the White Flint area development plans – with Old Georgetown Road as an eight-lane street to accommodate traffic.

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Hogan calls for bipartisan cooperation in fixing state deficit, improving economy

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larry-hogan-md-govBETHESDA – Governor-Elect Larry Hogan called for bipartisan cooperation to fix the state’s deficit and improve economic development in front of county elected officials and community organizations at the Committee For Montgomery’s 25th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Dec. 12.

“I realize that Montgomery County is one of the three lonely counties that unfortunately voted the wrong way from the entire state,” he said to light laughter. “Seriously though, the problems that face us are great but so is our resolve to fix them and to succeed I’m going to need all of your help. It’s going to take all of us working together.”

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County Council talks economic plans, new members and the challenges ahead

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IkeLeggettROCKVILLE – County Executive Ike Leggett presented a six-point economic plan for the future as he and the members of the next County Council took office on Dec. 1 with a swearing in ceremony at Richard Montgomery High School.

“It is clear that our region’s economy is going through some fundamental changes with a shrinking federal footprint. I intend to refocus our county’s mission to further grow entrepreneurship, middle-class jobs and the innovation economy beyond the federal and local sectors,” Leggett said.

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Parents question safety of proposed Purple Line stop

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purpleline1-327x250SILVER SPRING – In what parents call the first major outreach effort to their group regarding the Purple Line, transit and school officials held a public meeting on Nov. 19 to answer questions about the planned station at the corner of Dale Drive and Wayne Avenue.

The stop along the 16-mile light rail line would be on the east side of the intersection on Wayne Avenue, right next to the current parking lot entrance to Sligo Creek Elementary School (SCES) and Silver Spring International Middle School (SSIMS).

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