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March 27, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Rockville Cancels Hometown Holidays, Memorial Day Festivities

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the city of Rockville has announced that they are canceling hometown holidays and Memorial Day festivities, according to a statement from the city’s website. Rockville’s Mayor and Council came to the decision on Monday and announced it on Thursday. “This is not a decision we made lightly as we […]

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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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October 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 19 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Round ‘Em Up: Gaithersburg and Rockville are competing in the Snow Road-eo Challenge. The friendly, team-building competition takes place at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park on from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and provides a fun way for Public Works […]

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October 18, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. County combats gang violence: State’s Attorney John McCarthy and Police Chief Tom Manger describe how they’ll use new funding to deal with the growing problem of gang violence. 2. Council Committee policy session: The County Council Health and Human Services Committee […]

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September 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Takoma Park Seeking Applicants for Youth Council

Takoma Park’s City Council is seeking applicants for its newly-established “Youth Council.” The goal of the council is provide an opportunity for youth in the community to actively participate in local government, according to a news release. Takoma Park city leaders will pick nine members in grades 7 through 12 with at least one member […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Says City is Committed to Protecting the Environment (VIDEO)

As mayors across the country are pledging to take the lead on climate change following President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman says the city of Gaithersburg has been on the cutting edge of environmental policies for more than a decade. Ashman said the city remains committed to protecting […]

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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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May 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, May 15, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, May 15, in Montgomery County: 1. School budget: The County Council has a 1:30 p.m. meeting set to go over the spending plan for Montgomery County Public Schools. The session takes place in the Third Floor Hearing room. 2. Meeting the press: Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner meets […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

New City Council Member Yvette Monroe is Sworn in at Gaithersburg City Hall (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It’s official: Olde Towne resident Yvette Monroe is the newest Gaithersburg City Council member, and she’s also the first African American to serve on the City Council. Monroe was sworn into office at Gaithersburg City Hall on Feb. 8. She was appointed to the position following the death of Councilmember Henry Marraffa, who died last year […]

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Leaders Select Yvette Monroe to Fill Vacancy on City Council

Gaithersburg Councilmembers have announced that Olde Towne resident Yvette Monroe will fill a vacancy on the Gaithersburg City Council. According to a city news release, the official Council vote for appointment will take place at the Feb. 6 meeting, and Monroe will be sworn into office at a ceremony on Feb. 8. A reception in […]

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