Purple Line payment approved; contractor timeline slides to 2022
The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a hefty payment to the consortium building the Purple Line on Wednesday.
But the state’s top transportation official insisted the payout — in tandem with a new contract modification — will save taxpayers money in the long run. [Maryland Matters]
Witchy lawyers force name change of Rockville beer
There’s something poignant about the new name for an old beer made by Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing.
What was originally known as “Surrender Dorothy” is now simply called “Surrender.” The Wicked Witch won and 7 Locks had to throw in the bar towel. [Washington Post]
Armed men kidnap man, drive him to Colesville bank to withdraw cash
A man was kidnapped by armed men and forced to withdraw money from a bank Wednesday, police sources said.
The man was taken from his home in Laurel and driven, in his own car, to a Bank of America on New Hampshire Avenue in Colesville, sources say. [WJLA]
Scattered thunderstorms later in the day, with a high around 81 and a low around 69
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