Morning Notes

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Montgomery Public Schools Staff To Get Raise — Teachers and other MCPS employees who qualify will get step increases and all others will get 2 percent raises next February, after the Board of Education approved contracts with three unions on Thursday. MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr added $6 million to his recommendation for salary increases for a total of $18.6 million. [The Gazette]

Resident Reported Issue With Chevy Chase Water Main 7 Hours Before It Burst — A Chevy Chase resident reported water squirting up from the water main at about 1:15 p.m. A WSSC inspector determined it was a leak in a valve that could hold until morning. At about 7:45 p.m., the five-foot main broke, sending water shooting 30 feet into the air, destroying part of Chevy Chase Lake Drive and closing Connecticut Avenue. [Washington Post]

Plan To Close Randolph Road Meets More Resistance — The State Highway Administration on Thursday presented options to extend Montrose Parkway east from Rockville Pike to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Neighbors aren’t happy with one option that would close Randolph Road at the CSX rail tracks and effectively close off the Randolph Hills Neighborhood from White Flint. [Washington Examiner]

Snow Possible For Sunday, Monday — The area could be hit with a light amount of rain and or snow as next week begins, though forecasters don’t believe it will be cold enough or there will be enough precipitation for a major event. [Capital Weather Gang]

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