Saturday, August 11, 2012
"Concerns are everywhere," said Del. Frank Turner, chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Gaming Law and Regulation.
A bill authorizing gambling expansion in Maryland will likely be amended, according to the chairman of the House subcommittee that is holding hearings on the legislation. Del. Frank Turner, a Howard County Democrat, initially characterized possible changes to the bill passed Friday by the Senate as minor. "Mostly it's a lot of tweaks," said Turner, the chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Gaming Law and Regulation. When asked what concerns his committee might have, Turner suggested the changes might be more substantive. "I think there are concerns everywhere," Turner said. "There are all kinds of concerns and ideas. Some will be germane and others won't. I think we're going to make it a better work product than what the …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Montgomery County Council has approved a request for state funding for school construction of over half the state's estimated budget.
Montgomery County Public Schools will face tough competition again this year for state funding of construction programs. The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday approved a request that would ask the state for almost $185 million to construct, repair or modernize county schools in fiscal 2013, which starts July 1. The state has estimated an allocation of $250 million for school construction, bringing Montgomery's request to more than half of the state's expected budget. "We will get a whole lot less than we asked for," said Council Member George Leventhal (D-at large). "Unfortunately, that's what happens every year." The county is eligible for the requested aid amount. State law requires counties to request aid only for those projects …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Keller Brothers, Inc., the lowest bidder, was awarded the contract at a bid of $2 million.
The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved a $2-million contract with Keller Brothers, Inc., Monday night to build a gymnasium addition at the North Chevy Chase Elementary School. Keller Brothers, Inc., a registered minority-owned business in Maryland, submitted the lowest-cost bid for the construction project. Seven bids were received, the highest for $2,175,000. In awarding the bid, the education board noted that Keller Brothers, Inc., has completed similar work for Montgomery County. Grimm + Parker Architects are designing the addition.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Students, staff are happy to be back in the neighborhood in new, energy-efficient building.
The Carderock Springs Elementary community is settling back into the neighborhood in style in a bright, airy and environmentally sensitive new school building. The new Carderock Springs Elementary School opened its doors at the beginning of the school year after a $22 million renovation. Students and staff are enjoying the new building on Persimmon Tree Lane. For the past two years, the school community was housed at the Radnor Center along Radnor Road in Bethesda while the new, energy-efficient building was under construction. "The biggest challenge for many families was the bus ride to Radnor. It was much longer," said Sara Bhatia, immediate past president of the Carderock Springs PTA. "Kids were on the bus for 45 minutes to an hour. It …