Social media policy designed to protect city's name

The city of Frederick would hold the password to all Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts using the city’s name under a newly proposed social media policy. (News-Post)

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Dissed by Google, Baltimore eyes new broadband strategy

The city is hiring a broadband Internet consultant that would help the city develop a plan for expanding Internet service provider options for businesses and residents. A new strategic planning effort would be the first time the city has taken a major step toward improving Internet access for residents and businesses since the city spent a year trying to convince Google to build a high-speed fiber network here. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Despite bills to lawyers, court postpones final step for funding center 

The state’s top court has once again postponed the adoption of a rule to codify a controversial $5 assessment the Maryland Judiciary charges attorneys for its new Professionalism Center. (Daily Record)

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NPS picks new Chesapeake Bay office superintendent

The National Park Service has chosen a new superintendent for its Chesapeake Bay office. The service announced the selection of Charles Hunt on Wednesday. He will lead the office that includes the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake and Star-Spangled Banner national historic trails. (AP)

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Spike In Heroin Deaths Reported In Montgomery County

Montgomery County police say as many people have died from heroin overdoses in the last few months as in the previous three years combined. Police say they’re investigating the spike in overdose deaths, which they call alarming. (AP)

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Clear Spring residents say water system won't support new growth

Residents and an elected official told county planners Wednesday night that Clear Spring’s water system would not be able to support any new growth that could come from proposed Washington County zoning changes. (Herald-Mail)

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Repairs Still Underway A Year After Ellicott City Train Derailment Kills 2 Young Women

One year later. Family and friends still are grieving the loss of two 19-year-olds killed when a train derailed in Ellicott City. It’s been a year, but repairs are still underway, federal investigators are still reviewing the case and the pain is still fresh. (WJZ-TV)

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Silver Spring Transit Center repairs will be debated this week

A group responsible for repairs at the Silver Spring Transit Center on Thursday will debate how to repair the varying concrete thickness at the center, The Gazette reported. A decision is expected next week. The $120 million facility was slated to open in 2011, but a series of cracks found in the structure and disparities in the thickness of the concrete have delayed the project's opening by two years. It is still unclear when the center will open. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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