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June 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Council Approves MCPS Proposal for New School

The Gaithersburg City Council voted to move forward in negotiating with Montgomery County Public School officials on constructing a new elementary school on city-owned land. Monday night’s vote by the council allows school officials to conduct a feasibility analysis on Kelley Park. Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Jack […]

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May 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Location for New Elementary School Sparks Debate Among Gaithersburg Residents

Elementary schools during the 2017-2018 school year in the City of Gaithersburg were overcrowded by more than 370 students, according to a report provided by Montgomery County Public Schools.  Student enrollment in elementary schools this current school year reached a utilization of 109 percent, and that number is expected to grow significantly over the next […]

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November 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Election Results: New Face Joins City Council

A new face will join the Gaithersburg city council. Laurie-Anne Sayles, who has sought elective office twice before, was the top votegetter in Tuesday’s election. Unofficial results in the nonpartisan election put her first with 1,953 votes. “I’m at a loss for words but I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by Gaithersburg residents,” […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg’s Election Season Begins Today (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The three incumbents say they are not running as a slate but Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City Councilmembers Yvette Monroe and Michael Sesma picked up their election packets at the same time on Friday morning. All three incumbents arrived at 9 a.m. and they were not the first ones to pick up a candidate […]

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February 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Mayor Jud Ashman Says There’s No Need to Call Gaithersburg A Sanctuary City

Gaithersburg was recently ranked number one by WalletHub as the most diverse city in the country, which is why one resident expressed his concern over the recent executive orders on immigration signed by President Donald Trump at last night’s mayor and council meeting. “We celebrate the fact that we are the most diverse city in America […]

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Gaithersburg Council Expected to Announce New Councilmember Appointment Today (VIDEO)

The Gaithersburg City Council has narrowed the selection of candidates for the open Council seat left vacant by the passing of Henry Marraffa from 12 candidates to five finalists and the elected leaders are expected to announce their choice for the appointment today in a news release, according to City Attorney Lynn Board. The five […]

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December 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Harris Elected Vice President of Gaithersburg City Council

Gaithersburg City Councilmembers have elected Neil Harris as the new vice president of the City Council. Harris succeeds Councilmember Michael Sesma who served as Council vice president this past year. It was Sesma who nominated Harris at the Council meeting on Monday night. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Rob Wu, and the vote passed […]

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December 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg City Council Narrows Pool for Vacant Council Seat

The Gaithersburg City Council has narrowed the selection of candidates for the Council seat left vacant by the passing of Henry Marraffa from 12 candidates to five. The five candidates are Jose Contreras, James McNulty, Yvette Monroe, James Rolfes and Laurie-Ann Sayles. These candidates are expected to deliver a three minute statement at the Mayor […]

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November 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Applicants Wanted for City Council Vacancy in Gaithersburg

Applications are now being accepted to fill the vacant Gaithersburg City Council position following the death of City Council member Henry Marraffa. Interested residents must meet the Council qualifications as provided in Section 4 of the City Charter, submit an Application for Council Member and a Financial Disclosure Statement.  According to the city’s website, the […]

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August 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Displaced Silver Spring Families Receiving Housing Assistance

More than two dozen families left homeless by the August 10 explosion and fire in Silver Spring now have other places to live. Montgomery County and State agencies have been working with nonprofit organizations and officials at Kay Apartment Communities to find housing for approximately 55 households. Mary Anderson, spokeswoman for the county’s Department of […]

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