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February 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Peter Franchot Headlines Small Business Network Series March 8 at MCM

Peter Franchot is scheduled as the featured speaker at the March 8 Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Franchot’s topic is titled, “The Montgomery County Economic Forecast with Peter Franchot.” Peter Franchot was elected Maryland’s 33rd Comptroller in 2006 and overwhelmingly reelected in 2010 and again in 2014. As Comptroller, […]

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February 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Over the Past Year, Gas Prices Have ‘Seen Quite a Jump’

You might have noticed it: a dollar isn’t getting the MPG it used to. Gas prices have increased about 15 percent over the last year, said Tom Calcagni, regional director of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. The national average for a gallon of gas was $2.26 a year ago. Now it’s about $2.60. […]

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February 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

New Tax Law Leads Pepco to Reduce Rate Increase Request

A month ago, Pepco filed for a rate increase with the Maryland Public Service Commission that would add $5.14 to an average customer’s bill. The utility amended that request Monday, reducing the increase by $2.92, reflecting tax savings from the federal tax bill. The increase could instead be $2.22. “It really depends on what the […]

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January 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hogan Unveils Legislation to Help Lure Amazon to Montgomery County

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a package of state income, property and sales tax credits and exemptions as part of Maryland’s bid for a possible second headquarters for Amazon. Last week, the company announced an unnamed Montgomery County site was among 20 potential locations for so-called HQ2, which is expected to bring 50,000 jobs […]

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January 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Discovery Communications Plans to Leave Silver Spring

Discovery Communications, a part of Montgomery County for decades, is leaving for New York by 2019, County Executive Ike Leggett confirmed Tuesday morning. Leggett said the county had been trying for a year to keep the company and its 1,300 employees at its premier location at Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road. “We put a helluva […]

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January 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Pepco Seeks Rate Hike that Will Cost $5.14 a Month

Pepco is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission for a rate increase that would add $5.14 to an average consumer’s bill, the company said Tuesday. The rate increase covers $41.4 million for work done in 2017. The company spent about $222.9 million in the year, said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president, in a conference call […]

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December 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Planners To Take Up New Marriott Headquarters Next Week

The Montgomery County Planning Board takes up approvals for the new Marriott International project in downtown Bethesda next week. The 2.25-acre site is at Wisconsin and Norfolk avenues. It also faces Woodmont Avenue to the west. Marriott International now has its headquarters in Bethesda on Fernwood Road. In October 2016, the company announced it was […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Aldi Grocery Store Opens on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring

As reported in Source of the Spring, a new Aldi grocery store opened Thursday in Silver Spring. Lines began forming early in the morning for the grand opening of the grocery store located at 9440 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Other Aldi grocery stores located in Montgomery County include: Gaithersburg, 608 Quince Orchard Road, 301.363.0830 Germantown, […]

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November 29, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Cava Founders Bringing New Restaurant to Pike & Rose

The team behind Mediterranean restaurant Cava Mezze will open a new full service restaurant at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. The restaurant, known as Julii, will be located in the four-sided, glass paneled Pavilion Building at 11915 Grand Park Avenue between Pinstripes and L.L. Bean. Ike Grigoropolous, Ted Xenohristos, and chef Dimitri Moshovitis founded […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Proposes Paid Sick Leave Measure — Again

Watch the Paid Leave Compromise Act announcement live => https://t.co/jo48JVOuPI pic.twitter.com/HVl6Q8zw6W — Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) November 28, 2017 Gov. Larry Hogan picked up where he left off on an issue from the 2017 General Assembly session: paid sick leave. The governor Tuesday said he would be introducing legislation at the start of the 2018 legislative […]

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