The lingering disconnect between The Powers That Be, Those Holding The Purse-Strings, and The Little Guy continues in East County:
- According to the Examiner, The Intercounty Connector is coming as a surprise to one Silver Spring resident who bought property in the right-of-way only six months ago, when the route was selected last July. Well, if he happens to be near Route 29 as well, what's left of his land should be worth a whole lot.
- Local resident and planning gadfly Stuart Rochester demanded that the Planning Board reconsider preliminary plans to redevelop the forty-year-old Burtonsville Shopping Center, but was quickly shut down. The developer says Rochester wanted to see a tenant listing for the proposed "town center" that has barely entered the design phase.
Don't worry, Stu. Our beloved Dutch Country Farmers' Market isn't dead yet.