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By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 10/26/2012, 8:35am  ET

Pepco Says Outside Contractors Ready For Sandy — Pepco says it has 400 outside contractors on call to help prepare for and deal with effects from Hurricane Sandy. The company has come under fire before for not having enough crews ready to restore power. [ABC7]

Costume Up, Get Free Cupcake — Fraiche Cupcakery (10219 Old Georgetown Rd.) is giving up a free cupcake to everyone in a Halloween costume on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, Oct. 31. [Fraiche Cupcakery via hootsuite]

Spanish Chain Coming to Bethesda Row — 100 Montaditos, a fast casual montadito sandwich restaurant with roots in Spain and locations in Europe, Mexico, Canada and Florida, is coming to Bethesda Row. It will take over the former space of Green Papaya and should open in four to six months. [Bethesda Magazine]

MoCo Leaf Collection Starts Nov. 5 — Downcounty leaf collection from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation starts Nov. 5. Go to the Leaf Vacuuming website for more specific date information for your neighborhood or street. [Montgomery County]

Planning Board OKs White Flint, But School Fight Looms — The Montgomery County Planning Board yesterday approved a sketch plan for more than five million square feet of development at White Flint Mall. But the question of who will pay for a potential elementary school part of the development remains. [Washington Examiner]

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