Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Report Latest Fundraising Figures; Montgomery Parks To Hold Public Meeting on Changes to Capital Crescent Trail Crossing

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning


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Shea leads Democratic gubernatorial candidates in money race, but Hogan has big advantage

Baltimore attorney Jim Shea reported the most cash on hand among Democratic contenders for governor with $1.4 million, although former NAACP President Ben Jealous reported raising the most money—$1 million—over the past three months. Jealous has about $660,000 cash on hand for the final month of campaigning before the June 26 primary. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and his running mate reported having $577,000 cash on hand. They led the Democratic candidates in fundraising, but Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and his running mate reported having $9 million in cash on hand for the general election. [Baltimore Sun]

Montgomery Parks to hold public meeting on changes to trail crossing at Little Falls Parkway

The agency is inviting the public to weigh in from 7 to 9 p.m., June 13 at Somerset Elementary School on a proposal to change the Capital Crescent Trail crossing at Little Falls Parkway. The road was reduced to one lane in each direction by the addition of bollards after a man was struck by a vehicle and killed at the crossing while riding a recumbent bicycle. The parks department is considering making the “road diet” permanent, among other options. [Montgomery Parks]

Hagerstown police chief to take Rockville job

Hagerstown Police Chief Victor Brito will become the new police chief of the Rockville city police department. Brito resigned from the Hagerstown department Friday and was announced as the new Rockville chief Tuesday. Brito will take over the job from Maj. Bob Rappoport, who served as acting police chief after longtime chief Terrance N. Treschuk retired. [Hagerstown Herald-Mail, City of Rockville]

Paisano’s Pizza opens in Silver Spring

The pizza chain opened a new location this week at 8213 Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring. It’s planning to give out free pizza slices Wednesday and accept donations on behalf of Montgomery Blair High School. [Source of the Spring]

No rain in the forecast

It’s not expected to rain Wednesday, finally. The National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny day with a high near 82 degrees and a nighttime low dropping to around 61.

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