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Silver Spring, Maryland is located in Montgomery County. Zip codes in Silver Spring, MD include 20997, 20906, and 20902. The median home price in Silver Spring is $385,000 which is roughly $238/per square foot. More Silver Spring information.

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1 hr ago | Gazette.net

Montgomery Board of Appeals approves hearing for Silver Spring cell tower facility

The Montgomery County Board of Appeals granted a request for a public hearing concerning changes to a special exception for a Silver Spring telecommunication facility. Katherine Freeman, the board's executive director, said the board had approved the requested special exception modifications, including one that would expand the facility's compound area to accommodate more equipment.

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2 hrs ago | TheWashCycle

Greater Lyttonsville Visioning WorkshopA- Monday, September 29th

Lyttonsville is the eastern end of the Georgetown Branch Trail, where the future Capital Crescent Trail extension will go. But the plan goes farther than that as seen on the bikeway map below.

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

History-loving student at center of Constitution Day

The Montgomery County junior was selected to interview Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero as part of a Constitution Day event that will be live-streamed Wednesday. It is sponsored through a partnership of the White House and Discovery Education, with 13,000 classrooms signed on, Discovery officials said.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Gazette.net

Officials to file modified application for White Oak hospital

Adventist HealthCare plans to file a modified certificate of need application soon as part of its bid to move the 252-bed Washington Adventist Hospital from Takoma Park to the White Oak area of Silver Spring, an executive said on Monday. If it gets the approval, the hospital plans to have services such as a behavioral unit with 40 psychiatric beds, a rehabilitation center and walk-in clinic at the Takoma Park campus, but not an emergency room, said Robert Jepson, vice president of business development at Washington Adventist parent Adventist HealthCare.

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The Washington Post

Montgomery County seeks more money for still-unopened Silver Spring Transit Center

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett plans to ask the County Council for more money to cover the cost of repairing the Silver Spring Transit Center, already nearly $30a General Services director David Dise, the lead county official on the troubled project, offered no specifics at a council briefing Tuesday. He said a request for a "supplemental appropriation" would be submitted in two to three weeks.

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The Baltimore Sun

Frederick Douglass portrait installed at Government House

Frederick Douglass, the Maryland-born slave turned abolitionist leader, has become the first African-American to have his portrait hung in the governor's official residence in Annapolis. Gov. Martin O'Malley , first lady Katie Curran O'Malley and Lt.

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Gazette.net

Andrews to fight change to his public financing bill

Any political contribution, even from nonresidents, could get matched by Montgomery County tax dollars under a proposed county public campaign financing bill. A change made by the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy committee Monday, matching contributions from non-county residents under the proposed public financing program goes against the intent of the bill, said Councilman Philip M. Andrews of Gaithersburg.

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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

GOP says teachers should get tax credits

With the school year underway, Republican members of the state assembly are pushing for legislation to help teachers who have to dip into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies. Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis is among the GOP lawmakers calling on the state to help teachers.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Record

Maryland rates in top places to live

Five Maryland communities have made Livability.com's list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States: Rockville , Frederick , Towson , North Bethesda and Silver Spring . This was the website's second ranking of small to midsized cities.

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Gazette.net

Swim coach gets 10 years for abuse of Silver Spring girl

Three decades after the abuse began, a former swim coach received a 10-year prison sentence Thursday for sexually abusing a young girl in his care over a period of five years. Christopher Thomas Huott, 52, of Fulton was both coach and live-in baby sitter for his now-grown victim, Danielle Bostick, and lived at her family's home in Silver Spring for 14 years.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Terra Incognita: Jewish self-flagellation and Islamic denial

On September 7 in what was deemed a condemnation of Islamic State jihadists, the grand sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb of Egypt's al-Azhar, the leading Sunni religious authority in the country, claimed that IS are criminals. "They have been able to transmit to the world a tarnished and alarming image of Islam," he asserted.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. One in seven students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

TBD.com

MCPS spends $140K in legal fees amid Board of Education credit card scandal

The probe, which did not result in charges being filed, followed an ABC 7 Watchdog investigation. Our series of reports uncovered members enjoying fine dining, luxury hotels and galas, all with public dollars.

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Patch.com

MoCo WOW Houses: $1.8M Georgian Colonial; $1.1M Brick Colonial; $834K Brick Home in Orchard Ridge

Stepping through the double doors will bring you to a large, two-story foyer. The home has a spacious living room with a wall of windows to let in lots of natural light.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Gazette.net

Montgomery County Council wants contractors to fund apprenticeship program

A bill, co-sponsored by Councilman Hans Riemer and Councilwoman Nancy Navarro, would require county construction contractors and subcontractors to provide apprenticeship training for workers or pay a fee to support the Building and Construction Technology Program operated by Montgomery College. Most county contractors do provide some form of training for workers, including through membership in a trade organization, Riemer said.

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Gazette.net

Swim coach gets 10 years for abuse of Silver Spring girl

Two decades after the abuse began, a former swim coach received a 10-year prison sentence Thursday for sexually abusing a young girl in his care over a period of five years. Christopher Thomas Huott, 52, was both coach and live-in babysitter for his now-grown victim, Danielle Bostick, and lived at her family's home in Silver Spring for 14 years.

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Digital Post Production

New Hit Australian Period Drama ANZAC Girls Makes U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV in October

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 -- Riding the success of the U.S. premieres of Australian mysteries Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Guy Pearce's Jack Irish , Acorn TV will be adding the U.S. Premiere of ANZAC Girls , the new hit Australian drama from All3Media International.

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WUSA-TV Washington

Live Traffic Blog: Crash on I-270 S and Montrose Rd

LIVE TRAFFIC BLOG: Crash on I-270 S and Montrose Rd There are no early problems on the Beltway through Oxon Hill and Alexandria. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1tAQro6 There are no early problems on the Beltway through Oxon Hill and Alexandria.

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Discovery Educator Network

Host Your Own Streamathon Bash

While many people consider the Streamathon the best free professional development you can get while still in your pajamas, there's nothing quite like the energy you get from experiencing it with others! The live event will be broadcast from Discovery HQ in Silver Spring, MD. If in the area or interested in making the pilgramage to our mother ship, One Discovery Place, register here to be a member of our studio audience for the day ! Seats are VERY limited, so only register if you are committed to being there.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, Sept. 11-17, 2014.

Savoy This electronic dance trio always has lots of lasers and effects on hand. With Bright Lights and Mathias.

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