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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 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 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 30, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Homicide Investigation: Montgomery County police are investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Silver Spring. Police say two people have been arrested in the case and the suspects are expected to make their first court appearance today. 2. Memorial Day Observance: […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Authors Leave Gaithersburg Book Festival Impressed (VIDEO)

About 130 authors attended the 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival at the grounds of City Hall on May 20th, and their reviews of this literary event are glowing. “I think the Gaithersburg Book Festival is fantastic,” said author Mark Shriver, who was at the festival to discuss his latest book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the […]

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May 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithesburg Book Festival Set for May 20 at City Hall (VIDEO)

The 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival returns to the grounds of City Hall on May 20th. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of this literary festival and he tells MyMCMedia that this year’s lineup includes about 130 authors, and that’s a record. He is also hoping to see a record crowd in Olde Towne […]

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April 28, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Releases Music Video to Promote Book Festival (VIDEO)

“Save the date, and know your job is to read, read, read,” are some of the lyrics in a new music video produced by the City of Gaithersburg to tout the Gaithersburg Book Festival, which takes place on May 20th on the grounds of City Hall. The two minute video features members of the Gaithersburg […]

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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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February 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka Honors City Employee for Saving a Life (VIDEO)

A Gaithersburg counselor at the Wells/Robertson House is being recognized for going beyond the call of duty to save a life. At a Gaithersburg City Council meeting last night, Police Chief Mark Sroka recognized Michelle Jones for her lifesaving efforts at the Wells/Robertson House on Jan. 7th. The Wells/Robertson House provides transitional housing for the […]

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg City Hall

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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