Hogan Looks to Draw Amazon to Baltimore; Virginia Community Wants to End Association With Lyon Sisters Murder
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Hogan hoping to bring Amazon to Baltimore
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has said he'll work to convince Amazon's CEO to open the company's second headquarters in Baltimore. Hogan said he's in favor of establishing the corporate base at Port Covington, the waterfront redevelopment project currently anchored by Under Armour. Hogan also said he'd personally make the pitch to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and support offering the company a generous incentive package for locating in Maryland. [Baltimore Sun]
Virginia community looks to clear away shadow of Lyon sisters murder
People who live near Taylors Mountain in Virginia want to end their area's association with the deaths of two Montgomery County sisters who vanished in 1975. Lloyd Lee Welch Jr. last week pleaded guilty to killing 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and 10-year-old Katherine Lyon. Prosecutors said he burned at least one of the girls' remains at his cousins' property near the Virginia mountain. Now that Welch has been sentenced to two 48-year prison terms, residents of the rural area say they hope to clear away the stain the crime has put on their community. [AP]
WSSC to start water main project in Silver Spring
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is set to begin a water main replacement project on Colesville Road in Silver Spring on Monday. The project will cause one- or two-lane road closures, and the work could last until the spring of 2019. The excavation will start near the intersection with Georgia Avenue and head north toward the Beltway. Most of the work will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, but some night and weekend activity is also possible. [Source of the Spring]
Gaithersburg official decides against run for County Council post
A Gaithersburg City official has announced he will not pursue an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council next year. City Council member Ryan Spiegel wrote in a Facebook post that he gave the idea serious consideration, but decided against a run because of his personal commitments and work obligations. "To be quite honest, it pains me to pass on what I believe is an excellent opportunity for a candidate of my experience and background in both campaigning and governance," he wrote. [Facebook]
Week starts with gray skies
Monday’s forecast calls for some morning fog, with cloudy weather later on. Temperatures are expected to reach 81 degrees, but will drop into the 60s overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
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