Category: General News

Purple Line partners say work continues despite court setback

While the court continued to keep the project on hold, work continues on the Purple Line. Graphic from Maryland Transit Authority. Despite a setback in a federal district court, the Purple Line Transit Partners held an open house at Montgomery Blair High School last night to introduce the partnership to the public. The partnership is three companies, Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC (Meridiam), Fluor Enterprises Inc. (Fluor) and Star America Purple Line, LLC (Star America), who will provide the equity investment for the Purple Line. “It’s time for us to meet the community,” said Robert Chappell, CEO for PLTP,...

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Silver Spring Library will have extended summer hours

The library in downtown will operate under a summer schedule. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. The Silver Spring Library will be open for extended summer hours beginning this weekend. The library, at 900 Wayne Ave., will open at 9 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, one hour earlier than usual. It will close at 9 p.m. those nights, three hours later than the rest of the year. Summer hours will be in effect from May 26 until September 2. Hours of operation on Sundays (1-5 p.m.) and Mondays through Thursdays (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) will not change. The library will be closed Monday,...

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Upcoming Events May 24-June 1

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, May 24 Progressive Maryland District 5 Happy Hour, Nando’s Peri-Peri, 924 Ellsworth Dr., 6-10 p.m. “Meet the Concessionaire,” Purple Line Transit Partners, Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East, 6:30-8:30 p.m. U.S. BRT 29 Central Corridor Advisory Committee Meeting, Silver Spring Methodist Church, Parlor Room, 33 University Blvd. E., 6:30 p.m. Katherine Heiny, author of “Standard Deviation, Silver Spring Library, 3rd Floor, 900 Wayne Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Vantage Points: Can you put down your phone?, community conversation, Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Highway, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25 Public Hearing, Park, Recreation and Open...

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Tuesday Evening Links – May 23, 2017

Your roundup of stories in and around Silver Spring: Ellsworth Urban Park will be expanded after house demolition. (Source of the Spring) Montgomery Blair HS Graduation Schedule. (Patch) DC loved Gifford’s ice cream, but for Andrew Gifford, it left a bitter aftertaste. (Washington Post) Developments about Adega Wine Cellars and Cafe. (Source of the Spring) FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumor with a specific genetic feature. (BioPortfolio) Will Tesla’s New Solar Roof Drive Sales? (GoBrentTeam) Montgomery County Joins National Citizenship Initiative. (Source of the Spring) Got a News Tip? Tell...

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Monday Evening Links – May 22, 2017

The United Therapeutics DDomal Project construction site, part of UT’s major Unisphere expansion in Downtown Silver Spring. (David Lay/Source of the Spring) Your roundup of stories in and around Silver Spring: Council to Approve Budget with BRT, RideOn Funding. (Source of the Spring) Taste the World in Fenton Village 2017. (Jonna Michelle Photography) Silver Spring Makes ‘Best Cities for Young Professionals’ Forbes List. (Patch) United Therapeutics Construction Update. (Source of the Spring) ‘Silent Sky’ Reprised at Silver Spring Stage. (DC Metro Theater Arts) Trash Hauler’s Contract Restricted; New Hauler to Serve Silver Spring. (MyMCMedia) Judge’s Ruling Keeps Purple Line...

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