Gubernatorial candidates remember Kamenetz at planned forum

A debate for Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates had been planned for Thursday evening at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The hosts instead held a tribute for Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore County executive and candidate for governor, who died suddenly early Thursday morning. The candidates remembered him fondly as a committed and sometimes goofy public servant, who fought to protect Dreamers and was dedicated to his constituents. [Baltimore Sun]

Purple Line trains to run tests in 2020

Purple Line Transit Partners plans to run trains on test tracks in Prince George’s County in 2020 or after. The railcars will be built starting this year at a New York plant. Testing will begin on tracks at the plant in 2019. Trains are scheduled to start carrying passengers in 2022. [Washington Post]

Garrett Park Town Council member unseats incumbent mayor

The longtime leader of Garrett Park, Mayor Peter Benjamin, lost a close election to Town Council member Kacky Chantry in a vote for mayor. Benjamin has served six terms, not all consecutive, since 1996, twice as long as any other mayor of the town. He lost by 11 votes. [Seventh State]

Man earlier accused of stealing purses in county charged again

Nakym Sheffield of Germantown was arrested last summer and charged with stealing purses at nine Montgomery County schools. He was charged this week with stealing from employees at the Accokeek Academy in Prince George’s County. All charges against him in Montgomery County have been dropped. [ABC7]

Sunny day with showers possible tonight

Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers tonight and a low of 63. Tomorrow is expected to be much hotter—with a high of 91.

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