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Watching French tall ship from his beach reinforces landowner’s plan to build at the Potomac shore

Dan Wittenberg bought about 13 acres of land in the Potomac River flood zone in St. Mary’s County because of his love of sailing and windsurfing. Eight years ago, with no special real estate or construction skills, Wittenberg built an 800-square-foot cottage there (the maximum permissible on that 566,000 square foot lot). Show More Summary

Did a Md. man order a hit on his uncle to keep him from testifying in court?

The trial of a man who prosecutors say ordered a hit on his uncle to evade a possible murder conviction is expected to start on Monday in Prince George’s County.Brian C. Mayhew, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly made a series of jailhouse phone calls instructing two other men to murder Nicoh Mayhew, 26. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Monday morning had earlier delays on the Red Line of Metro

Updated at 6:12 a.m.Trains are no longer sharing a track on the Red Line.Original post at 5:55 a.m.Riders on the Red Line of Metro should expect delays on Monday morning.Read full article >>

Historic waterfront estate in Virginia heads to auction block

Green Plains Estate, a 617-acre property in Mathews County, Va., that for 160 years remained in the hands of John Cabot’s family, is scheduled to be auctioned on July 16.The Cabot family has been prominent in American politics, industry and philanthropy since John Cabot arrived in Salem, Mass., in 1700.Read full article >>

3 Maryland storm victims identified; two tornadoes confirmed in St. Mary’s

The mother and daughter who died in a possibly weather-related electrical accident at their home in Chevy Chase during Saturday’s storms were identified by Montgomery County police Sunday.Police said the medical examiner’s office ruled that Crystal Leigh Puderbaugh, 29, died of drowning and electrocution. Show More Summary

AARP-sponsored game design workshop helps bridge generational gaps

Quinn Buckley, 13, fished two dice, three paper cups, a multicolored sticker board and an assortment of pliable sticks from a plastic baggie. He laid the objects on the table in front of a group of incredulous peers.Read full articl...

Montgomery schools abuse policy up for vote, with critics saying more work needed

As Montgomery County prepares to vote Monday on a new child abuse and neglect policy, advocates are urging that more work be done on the proposed changes, while school district leaders view them as a significant improvement that will help guide how the system handles sexual misconduct allegations.Read full article >>

He’s still ‘Just Larry’ in Md., but now he’s wearing his journey on his sleeve

When Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the fate of the Purple Line on Thursday — the biggest decision of his young administration — he wore a green lapel ribbon to promote awareness of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the cancer he had been diagnosed with a week earlier.Read full article >>

He’s still ‘Just Larry’ in Md., but now he’s wearing his journey on his sleeve

When Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the fate of the Purple Line on Thursday — the biggest decision of his young administration — he wore a green lapel ribbon to promote awareness of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the cancer he had been diagnosed with a week earlier.Read full article >>

Woman sexually assaulted during burglary of home

THE DISTRICTWoman sexually assaulted in homeA woman was sexually assaulted in a Northwest Washington home early Saturday, D.C. police said Sunday.Police said that at about 4 a.m., a man entered the home in the 2600 block of 31st Street NW and sexually assaulted a woman inside. The man fled on foot. Read full article >>

Murder, custody and justice: The making of a political candidate

The Democratic primary campaign was in its last days and — once again — Mark Levine was not expected to win.His four competitors for state delegate were progressives just like him, and had locked up the major endorsements for the nomination to represent Virginia’s 45th District. Show More Summary

Kelly: Why does it seem like every man’s dress shirt these days is ‘slim fit’?

Of the many dress shirts hanging in my closet, surely the saddest is a neon green one I bought a few years ago and wore for about 60 seconds. It’s from Express, part of their 1MX line. I made the mistake of not trying it on in the store, and when I buttoned it up at home, I became the living embodiment of the expression “bursting at the seams.”Read full article >>

Loudoun County community events

Sunday, June 28Cascades farmers market Sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Cooperative. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-771-6530. www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org.Read full article >>

Loudoun County gets a second charter school program

Loudoun County will soon be home to a second public charter school, after a vote by the school board last week to approve the creation of Hillsboro Charter Academy.The application, which will transform historic Hillsboro Elementary School...Show More Summary

D.C. schools food vendor at center of fraud lawsuit poised for new contract

Weeks after the largest food vendor for the District’s public school system agreed to pay $19 million to settle a lawsuit alleging mismanagement and fraudulent conduct, the D.C. Council appears poised to approve a $32 million contract with the same company to continue providing food services to schools next year.Read full article >>

Meet the Democrat in D.C. who is cutting taxes for the rich – and for everyone else

Phil Mendelson could be a comic-book caricature of a bleeding-heart D.C. liberal.He drives an aging Ford Focus because it was union-made. He tried to keep Wal-Mart from moving into the nation’s capital unless it agreed to boost wages. And he has voted against tax cuts for the wealthy as many times as he has fingers.Read full article >>

In changing times, even Rotary Clubs wrestle over making prayer acceptable

Gone are the days when a retired pastor would start each Vienna Rotary Club luncheon with a traditional Christian prayer.For the past year, club members in the leafy Washington suburb have alternated between prayer, nondenominational words of inspiration and moments of silent reflection.Read full article >>

Twin computer prodigies plead guilty to schemes to hack State Dept., others

Twin brothers from Springfield have pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria to a series of computer hacking schemes that involved stealing credit card information, breaking into State Department computers and obtaining data from a private company.Read full article >>

Man killed in single-car crash on I-270 in Germantown

A 53-year-old Frederick County man died early Sunday after his vehicle overturned on Interstate 270 in Germantown, Maryland State Police said.Police said the man, Michael Stephen Bolton, apparently lost control of the Subaru he was driving near a ramp to Middle Brook Road, and was thrown from his vehicle.Read full article >>

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