Annapolis Yacht Club approves $10 million expansion

The Annapolis Yacht Club will move forward with its proposed $10 million expansion plan after club members on Monday approved designs for a new sailing center and swimming pool. The yacht club will meet with the Annapolis Department of Planning and Zoning over the coming months to help plan the new in-ground pool and sailing center, said Brian Asch, the club’s general manager. (Capital)

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Department of Juvenile Services proposes detention facility

The Department of Juvenile Services would like to replace a secure detention facility for girls in Marriottsville.  To get more feedback from the community, representatives from the Department of Juvenile Services will be holding public meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Liberty High School, located at 5855 Bartholow Road in Eldersburg. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Public art discussed for Golden Mile

When Thérèse Keegan, the new executive director of the Frederick Arts Council, looks at the Golden Mile, she sees potential. Keegan met Tuesday with the Golden Mile Alliance to talk about how public art on U.S. 40 can make the corridor more welcoming and livable. “That is what art can do — is make people feel at home,” Keegan said after the meeting. (News-Post)

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Baltimore City's new planner aims to optimize Hampden parking

Jennifer Leonard was hired in May to the newly created position of parking planning manager in the Baltimore City Parking Authority. "My role is going through each one of the communities (that have parking issues) and studying what their parking problems are, and their needs," she said. (Patuxent)

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Council formalizes drag racing hours in Anne Arundel

The County Council passed a law Monday night prohibiting drag racing in Anne Arundel County after 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The law also bans jet-powered racing after 9 p.m. on all race days. (Capital)

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Montgomery County to merge two transitional housing facilities

Montgomery County’s plan to move two shelters to the White Flint area will increase the number of beds available for men, but leaves one fewer bed for women. Nadim Khan, chief of special-needs housing with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, said the White Flint facility will replace two existing transitional housing shelters. Bethesda House in Bethesda, which houses 15 men, and Dorothy Day in Rockville, which has room for 20 women, will be combined into a 37-bed shelter at 5320 Marinelli Road. (Gazette)

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Montgomery’s nighttime task force wrapping up

The Nighttime Economy Task Force has one month to finalize suggestions to the county on improving nightlife and local economies. The county task force met Monday to discuss draft recommendations before its final meeting in October. Three residents attended the meeting at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. (Gazette)

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Poolesville approves solar array

After two years of debate, solar panels are coming to Poolesville. A majority of the town’s commissioners voted to build a solar array at the Poolesville wastewater treatment plant. The town will enter into a 20-year agreement with UGI Corp., a third-party energy provider approved by Potomac Edison, which will charge the town according to the amount of electricity it uses. (Gazette)

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