Planners want input on development and school capacity

Montgomery County planners working on a rewrite of the Subdivision Staging Policy will hold a community meeting Jan. 12 in Silver Spring to discuss school tests and school facility funding. [Planning Department]

Panel recommends replacing Maryland’s state song

The panel made six recommendations for replacing or changing “Maryland, My Maryland,” the song that exhorts Marylanders to join the Confederacy and refers to President Abraham Lincoln as a despot. [WTOP]

New Republican candidate considering run at Van Hollen’s seat


Gus Alzona, a Bethesda business consultant, says he plans to file for next year’s 8th Congressional District Republican primary. [Washington Post]

Looking back at the year in Silver Spring

Dan Reed, author of the Just Up The Pike blog, looks back at 12 big 2015 storylines for Silver Spring and East County. [Just Up The Pike]


Rain to continue Tuesday morning

The rain is expected to taper off into the afternoon and the high will reach near 61 degrees. [National Weather Service]

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