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Red Line’s Dummy Trouble, Montgomery County Turns 237, School’s Out: The Daily Digest

News you can use in Rockville for Thursday, Sept. 5.

FILE | Patch
FILE | Patch

You said it | “I believe a ‘neighborhood conservation district’ would benefit not only East Rockville but all of the older type neighborhoods.”
That was how Jeff Hawkins responded to a question Patch posed about whether creating a neighborhood conservation district was a good idea for East Rockville—an idea residents there are considering (>>>See: “No More ‘White Whales’ in East Rockville?). Here’s the full comment:

Jeff Hawkins September 04, 2013 at 10:12 AM
In answering the question I would say yes...I believe a "neighborhood conservation district" would benefit not only East Rockville but all of the older type neighborhoods.

Do you agree? 

News update | “Dummy” may have caused last week’s Red Line derailment
Officials think that a malfunctioning dummy truck—equipment used to move broken trains—may have caused the derailment of a Red Line train on Friday. 

Milestones | Happy birthday, Montgomery County!
Montgomery County, Maryland was created Sept. 6, 1776. The Montgomery County Historical Society plans to celebrate with cake on Sunday, Sept. 8. They’ve posted some of the details at Rockville Patch

Education | MCPS: No School on Thursday
There’s no school on Thursday for Montgomery County public school students, in observation of Rosh Hashanah —or the Jewish new year. 

Nearby | Branford Marsalis headlines Silver Spring Jazz Fest
Grammy award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis leads the lineup at this year’s Silver Spring Jazz Festival, 4:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Silver Spring’s Veteran’s Plaza. Find more details here.

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