Rice is co-chair of national broadband task force

Rice is co-chair of national broadband task force

Plus: Purple Line uncertainty leaves Maryland residents, businesses in limbo; Large tree limb falls on Chevy Chase home, displaces family

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Rice is co-chair of national broadband task force

Montgomery County Council Member Craig Rice is the co-chair of a national task force on broadband access.

The National Association of Counties task force is made up of nearly three dozen county government officials from across America. It will study the lack of reliable broadband, with a particular focus on the challenges in underserved communities. [Montgomery County]

Purple Line uncertainty leaves Maryland residents, businesses in limbo

The aggravation of living amid Maryland’s massive Purple Line light-rail project was supposed to end in the spring of 2022, leaving residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties with the region’s first direct suburb-to-suburb rail link.

Instead, they have been left with a 16-mile string of construction sites lying mostly dormant, even as orange barrels and concrete barriers keep some roads closed, others narrowed and communities torn up. [Washington Post]

Large tree limb falls on Chevy Chase home, displaces family

A Chevy Chase family was displaced on Saturday after a large tree limb fell on top of their home.

A limb fell from a large tree in the front yard of the Leland Street house and crashed through the roof before noon, leaving a wide gash. [WTOP]

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Partly cloudy, with a high around 66 and a low around 54

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