Ficker openly courts Amazon

Montgomery County may now have a new unofficial, self-appointed ambassador. Last week, attorney and Republican candidate for Montgomery County Executive Robin Ficker said he traveled to Seattle to mee…

Thirty Days in the Hole!

Woke up this morning feeling half past dead, with this silly rock lyric running through my head.The mailman was early and gave me a shout about something I had no idea about.Then the garbage man jumpe…

Bethesda loses iconic bookstore

Barnes and Noble prepares to close its Bethesda store Jan. 11. PHOTO BY SUZANNE POLLAK  BETHESDA — Maria Pagliarini and Brad Schwartz sat at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore’s café last week, sipping ho…

MoCo makes bid for Amazon

Just two weeks since Amazon asked states and counties to bid for its second headquarters—a project that could mean 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment to the winning locality—Montgomery County an…