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A Candidate Forum for Policy Lovers Last Night in Silver Spring

Robert McCartney of The Washington Post moderated last night’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum. Photo courtesy David Asche Photography. For anyone who loves policy, last night’s Democratic gubernatorial forum in Silver Spring was a complete wonkfest. However, any undecided resident looking for significant differences between the seven candidates would have to search hard. The seven who appeared at the forum are: Rushern Baker, current county executive of Prince George’s County, Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP and currently an investor with Kapor Capital, Kevin Kamenetz, county executive of Baltimore County, State Sen. Richard Madaleno (D-District 18), Alec...

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Paisano’s Pizza plan may not come to fruition

Court notice at the location of a planned Paisano’s restaurant. Photo by David Lay. A plan to open a Paisano’s Pizza restaurant on Georgia Avenue may not come to fruition, after all. An entity referred to as “Silver Spring Pizza Inc.” at 8213 Georgia Ave. is being taken to court for failure to pay rent, according to a notice posted at the address. As previously reported, the northern Virginia-based chain planned to open an outlet at that location, formerly occupied by Radio Shack. The plaintiff, Western Associates, is claiming the defendant owes more than $71,000 in back rent dating...

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New nonprofit formed to help preserve, create urban farms

The farm has always welcomed visitors eager to learn. Photo courtesy Koiner Farm. Two local residents have formed a new nonprofit organization, the Charles Koiner Center for Urban Farming, both to help preserve a Silver Spring institution and to eventually create a network of similar farms. Cofounders Kate Medina, director of education, and Hannah Sholder, director of land stewardship, joined with Lynn Koiner, Charlie’s daughter, to found the organization as a means of keeping the Koiners’ vision alive. Charlie started his one-acre farm on the corner of Easley and Grove streets in 1983 and, with Lynn’s help, has farmed...

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County to offer free training to treat opioid overdoses

Photo from Wikimedia Commons The county will offer free training for the administration of naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The drug, also sold under the brand names Narcan® and Evzio®, among others, can treat overdoses of heroin as well as prescription drugs including hydrocodone (Vicodin®) oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), oxymorphone (Opana®), morphine (Kadian®, Avinza®), codeine and fentanyl. Naloxone is often administered as a spray into the patient’s nostrils, but is also available as an injectable drug, which provides a faster reaction. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced a statewide standing...

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Snow Day = Fun Day: Reader-Submitted Photos

Our readers didn’t let a little snow keep them down. (Photo: Adam Lloyd Williams) As Winter Storm Toby whipped through the area earlier this week, many of our readers didn’t let the snow keep them inside. Thanks for sending in your photos! Quick Snap from the Front Door. Photo: Dave Choat Last Winter for the Talbot Avenue Bridge? Photo: Ivan Vidyakin Snow Baby! Photo: Adam Lloyd Williams   Snow-dusted cherry blossoms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At Fairview Park. #springsnow #cherryblossom A post shared by VG (@azn.her) on Mar 22, 2018 at 7:51am PDT Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything...

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