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MONTGOMERY COUNTY MAGNET SCHOOL BUS FEE?
Gazette: "Montgomery's public school students in magnet, immersion and other programs could be charged for bus rides to their schools if a bill proposed by the county's state legislators passes next year. Sen. Richard S. Madaleno (D-Dist. 18) of Kensington, who drafted the bill, said he introduced it to give Montgomery County Public Schools a method to charge students in optional regular education programs for transportation provided by the school system. "
ILLEGAL TREE HOUSE
The Capital: "Perched high in the branches of an oak along the Magothy River, the wooden treehouse Craig Federroll built in memory of his mother last year looks like few others. Shaped like a pirate ship and fitted with an authentic boat wheel, faux cannon, tire swing and plastic slide, the treehouse has four levels connected by ladders. It stands about 40 feet tall. A "Welcome Shipmates" sign beckons visitors."
GET PAID TO CARPOOL
wtop.com: "Commuter Connections opened its program to 100 people last year, paying them $2 a day to carpool in the D.C. region. With 95 of those people still carpooling after they reached the most the program paid out -- $130, the program has decided to expand to 740 people."
CAUGHT ON VIDEO
Loudoun Times: "The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man caught on home video surveillance breaking into vehicles in Lansdowne. The man attempted to break into two vehicles on Oct. 28 that were parked in the driveway of a residence in the area of Riverpoint Drive."