The new year looks like it will kick off chilly and dry.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Ben Gross
Tuesday, January 1
Twenty-twelve was a wild year for weather in the Washington metropolitan region. On June 29, the derecho terrorized the area, forcing President Obama to declare Montgomery County a disaster area. In the fall, while we were spared the major brunt, Hurricane Sandy caused widespread flooding, downed trees, food and supply shortages at local stores and numerous school, government and activity cancellations and postponements. Those two weather events may have been the most memorable, but according to WJLA's website, a number of weather records were set in 2012: How does the forecast for the start of 2013 look? Look for New Year's Eve temperatures in the mid-30s, with only a 20 percent chance of precipitation overnight. New Year's Day should…
A guide to living, eating and politicizing in Montgomery County in 2013.
1. Nancy Navarro In; Roger Berliner Out Each year Montgomery County sees a peaceful leadership change, when the county council president steps aside, making way for a new head at the helm of the county’s democratic process. In 2012, Councilman Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) took the reins from Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist 5). After a year focused on economic development, budget wrangling and squabbles with Pepco and public utilities, Berliner stepped down as council president in December, and Nancy Navarro will take over council leadership for 2013. Each council president sets the tone and agenda for the year’s government focus. For 2013, Navarro says she'll emphasize economic development and educational equality. 2. Renting In; Home …