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Clergy from Parishes in Bethesda, Silver Spring Among Those Accused of Abuse; Voters to Face Statewide Ballot Questions; Montgomery County Hosts Job Fair

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Local Catholics stunned to learn clergy they knew were accused of sexual abuse

On Monday, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington released a list of 31 clergy members credibly accused of sexually abusing minors dating back to the late 1940s. Local parishioners, including those affiliated with parishes in Bethesda and Silver Spring, are stunned to see names they recognize on the list. [Washington Post]

Voters to face two state-wide ballot questions on Nov. 6

Two state-wide initiatives will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot this year. Voters will be asked to decide whether to allow same-day voter registration be allowed on Election Day and whether the state should dedicate funding from commercial gaming revenues. [HeraldMailMedia]

Silver Spring record store may have to close doors—again

Joe’s Record Paradise, which has been in seven Montgomery County locations over more than 40 years, may have to close its latest shop in downtown Silver Spring. [WTOP]

Montgomery County to host 2nd annual job fair in Silver Spring Wednesday

Montgomery County is hosting its second-annual regional job fair Wednesday in Silver Spring. Employment recruiters from the federal, state and county government agencies and the private sector will accept applications from 3 to 7 p.m. at the East County Community Recreation Center. [mymcmedia]

Today’s weather

The National Weather Service forecasts a sunny day with a high near 63 degrees and possible wind gusts as high as 38 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 42 degrees and wind gusts as high as 22 mph.

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