Mayor Jud Ashman

June 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

City of Gaithersburg Receives Award for Annual Book Festival

The City of Gaithersburg was presented with a 2018 LEAD Achievement Award by the Maryland Municipal League for the city’s annual book festival. The award recognizes jurisdictions that are addressing community challenges and enhancing the quality of life.  Organizers with the Gaithersburg Book Festival, created by Mayor Jud Ashman, were recognized with giving the community […]

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June 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for June 6 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Wednesday, June 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Brown Station Elementary School Dedication: Mayor Jud Ashman will join students and staff at Brown Station Elementary School in Gaithersburg for a dedication and awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in the new school building. 2. Use of Public Facilities Public Forum: The Community Use […]

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June 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg City Officials Plan to Make New School a ‘Win-Win’ for Residents

The Gaithersburg City Council voted unanimously Monday night to begin negotiations for building a new elementary school on Kelley Park. The council’s decision comes amid backlash from some residents who say the park should remain untouched. Building a new elementary school on the city-owned land has sparked a heated debate among community members, but Gaithersburg […]

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June 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Book Festival Brings in Thousands Despite Rain, Organizers Say

Despite this year’s rain, Gaithersburg Book Festival organizers said they are pleased with this year’s turnout.  According to Mayor Jud Ashman,  more than 14,000 people attended the book festival this year. And while numbers are down compared to last year’s record high of 22,000 people, Ashman said he’s pleased with attendance numbers due to the […]

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May 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What to Expect During Gaithersburg Book Festival This Year

It just a few days the city of Gaithersburg will host its annual Book Festival. Now in its ninth year, the festival, set for May 19, will feature various authors, workshops for aspiring writers, exhibits, food, and so much more. The event will be held at Gaithersburg City Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

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November 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 4-10

Although our Top 10 stories, based on web traffic, included a lot of crime coverage, they do include two political stories: the approval of the $15 an hour minimum wage and the election of Laurie-Anne Sayles to the Gaithersbrg City Council.

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November 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Election Results Unchanged

The certified results from Gaithersburg’s election Tuesday did not change the outcome. Laurie-Anne Sayles remains the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s election, followed by incumbent Michael Sesma, according to results released by the city’s Board of Elections Supervisors. Both vied for two spots on the city council. Incumbent Yvette Monroe and newcomer Jim McNulty were defeated. […]

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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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November 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Oct. 27 to Nov. 2

Our Top 10 stories, based on web traffic, ranged from hospital grades to public safety, from politics to a rabid cat. Here’s the list:

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August 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Mayor Ashman on Lakeforest Mall: ‘I Hope to See Some Redevelopment’ (VIDEO)

Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg is under new ownership since the mall was sold to U.S. Bank during a foreclosure auction on Tuesday for $19.1 million, according to the Washington Business Journal. The previous owner, Five Mile Capital Partners, defaulted on its loan, according to Gaithersburg City Mayor Jud Ashman. There are no clear plans on […]

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