September 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Adds Plaque Honoring Shanksville Victims for 9/11 Memorial

It’s been 18 years since the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, killed 2,977 people. For Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), the tragedy is especially personal because it was one of the fire departments to respond to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon. In 2009, Steven Semler—KVFD’s past president and now life member—was instrumental in beginning […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senators Announce $5.4 Million Federal Grant for Montgomery County Airpark

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced this month that Montgomery County has been awarded a $5,477,702 Federal Aviation Administration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate Montgomery County Airpark (GAI). According to a news release, the grant will be used to restore more than 2,500 feet of pavement critical to […]

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June 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

NTSB Report: Ice on Wings Caused Fatal 2014 Gaithersburg Plane Crash

A report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states that the pilot whose jet crashed into a Gaithersburg home on Dec. 8, 2014, failed to turn on de-icing equipment, which caused ice accumulation on the wings that led to the crash. “Pilots must rely on checklists and procedures because relying only on memory can […]

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March 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Local Reaction to Brussels Attacks

UPDATED Local leaders and residents are sharing their reaction to the attacks in Brussels on social media. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he was “incredibly saddened this morning by the news of the horrific attacks.” U.S. Senator Ben Cardin sent “condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones.” U.S. Rep. John Delaney said […]

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January 30, 2015 | Krista Brick

Community Wants More Restrictions at Montgomery County Airpark (VIDEO)

The Maryland Aviation Administration inspected the Montgomery County Airpark Wednesday morning and the results of that inspection are due in a few days. Keith Miller, executive director of the Montgomery County Revenue Authority, told members of the Airpark Liaison Committee Wednesday night, that the inspection was requested by the authority in the wake of the […]

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January 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee to Discuss Plane Crash

A meeting of the Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee is set for Jan. 28 to talk about the tragic December 8th plane crash that killed six people.  But Montgomery County Revenue Authority Executive Director Keith Miller said he doesn’t believe there will be any changes to Airpark operations until the Authority gets a final accident […]

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August 23, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Small Plane Crashes at Airpark (PHOTOS)

UPDATED on 8.25.14 The pilot of a small airplane was hospitalized with serious injuries after his plane crashed, shortly after noon on Aug. 23, while taking off from the Montgomery Airpark, 7940 Airpark Road, in Gaithersburg. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the pilot was transported as a priority one patient. There were no […]

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May 20, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Woman in Oklahoma When Tornadoes Hit (Photos)

A Gaithersburg resident who flew to Oklahoma today to visit family said she is being advised to stay put at the Tulsa airport until the threat of tornadoes and severe weather passes. After she rented a car, Suzanne Scharf said airport officials advised her not to leave the airport because Highway 412 was in the […]

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August 7, 2012 | Staff Writer

An Olympic Champion (Video)

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky (15) won the 800 meter freestyle and shattered a 23-year-old American record. Take a look at this video as she tries on her medal for friends and fans who greeted her at Dulles International Airport after weeks away.

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