Week in Review: Transit, Taxes, Tornados and Touchdowns
A look at the top news from Oct. 10 through Oct 16.
As we end one week and start another, it’s time for Patch’s week in review.
Beginning the week, on Monday we posted an update regarding the new Purple line that got a lot of people talking. The Federal Transit Administration has given the Purple Line project approval to enter the preliminary engineering phase, which clears the way for construction on the light rail to begin as early as 2015. Nearly 500 Patch users responded to our poll about if the plans should proceed or not, and 79 percent answered “no, not under any circumstances.” Have you voted? We want to know what you think!
People still have the bag tax on their minds. On Tuesday, we posted a reader round up with observations of what our Patch users have to say about the bag tax, and there is definitely still a lot of conversation surrounding the topic. On one hand, readers are very against what they consider a nuisance tax and unnecessary government interference. One another hand, some readers feel it’s a good way for the government to promote environmentally friendly policy. What’s your take? Have you voted?
On Wednesday we learned that the Found Farmers' Potomac location has chosen an opening date: Nov. 8. Be sure to keep checking back for more updates as we learn of them.
Thursday saw a tornado watch for the D.C.-metro area, as storms blasted us with rain. A few roads had some flash flooding, as reported by our Twitter followers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Luckily, the weather cleared up Friday, just in time for Winston Churchill High School’s homecoming game, which the Bulldogs won by two points.
It’s starting to look like fall in Potomac. We’ve got a running gallery of fall pictures that we’d love for you to contribute to. Send us your photos of anything from pumpkin carving to turkey basting. If you haven’t already, check out our fall foliage map and share your experience on the fall color hunt.