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We're going to the beach!

Washington slows down in August. A lot of people take vacations. Legislatures generally don't meet. Local boards don't have hearings. Government agencies avoid scheduling public meetings or proposing plans. Therefore, Greater Greater Washington is going to take it easy for the month of August.

Bike on the beach image from Shutterstock.

We'll still do Breakfast Links so you can discuss the news of the day. And we'll have a few posts, but fewer on most days. Because Greater Greater Washington runs on a volunteer corps of contributors and editors, we'll probably have 1-2 posts besides links as opposed to our usual 3-5.

If something is going on in your community, please continue to consider sending us a post! If you're interested in writing, check out our contributor guidelines and get in touch at Have a great summer!

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. 


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No food trucks needed at the beach, because of all the sand, which is there.

by The Truth™ on Aug 1, 2014 10:12 am • linkreport

All of August? Who are you, Europeans?

(At least then we'd have better transit though)

by Low Headways on Aug 1, 2014 10:21 am • linkreport

I hope it's not the Eastern Shore!

by BTA on Aug 1, 2014 1:29 pm • linkreport

All you really need to get around in most beach towns is a bicycle of some sort.

by Eric on Aug 1, 2014 5:37 pm • linkreport

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