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, . 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, . 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 . Be sure to keep checking back for more updates as we learn of them.

. 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 .

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. . If you haven’t already, .


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