2021 | News

Congressman urges Buttigieg to review I-495/I-270 project

Plus: Frederick shooting victim, from Germantown, ran into warehouse for help; Whites Ferry reopening plans hit snag as Virginia negotiations stall

Congressman urges Buttigieg to review I-495/I-270 project

A high-ranking critic of the Hogan administration’s plan to widen two Montgomery County highways is urging the federal government to tap the brakes on the controversial project.

In an April 2 letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) said the project has numerous flaws, and he urged the federal government to “reevaluate” its role in it. [Maryland Matters]

Frederick shooting victim, from Germantown, ran into warehouse for help

Garett Wagner was discussing packaging prices in a conference room Tuesday when he heard and saw Casey Nutt stumble into the reception area of the Nicolock Paving Stones warehouse in Frederick.

Nutt, a 26-year-old Navy lab tech from Germantown, was bloody and grabbing his chest, Wagner recalled outside the warehouse Wednesday. [Frederick News-Post]

Whites Ferry reopening plans hit snag as Virginia negotiations stall

When the Kuhn family purchased Whites Ferry in February, they held out hope of quickly reestablishing the transportation link with Maryland.

However, it now appears the crossing won’t reopen this year as the battle over paying the Virginia landowners to use their property continues. [LoudounNow]

New People’s Counsel sworn in

Montgomery County resident David Lapp was sworn in Wednesday as Maryland’s new People’s Counsel.

The Office of People’s Counsel represents Maryland’s residential utility consumers on matters before the Maryland Public Service Commission, federal regulatory agencies and the courts. [Maryland Office of People’s Counsel]

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