city of gaithersburg

May 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Fields Road Elementary Student Wins Gaithersburg Junior Mayor Contest

A fourth grade student at Fields Road Elementary student will serve as the the City of Gaithersburg’s 2020 Junior Mayor. Hayden Sandlin wrote an essay reimagining Gaithersburg as a more environmentally friendly place to help the future. His essay won the city-wide contest. 🎉Introducing our next Junior Mayor, Hayden Sandlin of Field Roads Elementary School.🎉Out […]

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May 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Responds to Reports of Proposal for Amazon Distribution Center

The City of Gaithersburg received a $92 million proposal to build an Amazon distribution center at the location of the former Leidos site, located in the area of 355 Montgomery Village Avenue. The proposal would create 850 total jobs. Bethesda Beat broke the news Monday evening. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman confirmed to MyMCMedia “an application […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg Suspending All But Most Essential Services Through April 30

The city of Gaithersburg announced Tuesday that the city is closing all buildings to public access and discontinuing all appointment services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Only city staff needed to perform important and/or timely functions will be allowed in buildings. The city stressed they are committed to following the stringent guidelines to help […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg Announces Changes in Services and Programs to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

The City of Gaithersburg announced Monday they would remain open for essential business only in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The city stressed they are committed to following the stringent guidelines to help slow the spread of infection in a news release. Gaithersburg officials urge residents to rely on trusted sources for the most up-to-date […]

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March 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Postpones City-Wide ‘American Dirt’ Book Discussion

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman announced Friday that the city-wide “American Dirt” book discussion with author Jeanine Cummins has been postponed as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion was scheduled for March 31 and also featured author Reyna Grande. Cummins’ book was haled with positive reviews and was even selected as Oprah’s Book Club […]

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March 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Cancels St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The City of Gaithersburg announced on Twitter that its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the Rio Washingtonian Center is canceled over growing coronavirus concerns. The event was scheduled for March 14 and it will not be rescheduled. “Out of an abundance of caution to protect the health & safety of our guests, parade participants […]

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March 5, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for March 5 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, March 5 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Subcommittee Meeting: The Board provides advice and recommendations to the County Executive on policy and budget issues, planning and goal setting procedures, and legislative matters. Community problems, needs, and issues will be discussed. This meeting will take […]

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March 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bad News for Local News: The Town Courier in Gaithersburg Ends 17-Year Run

There’s more bad news for local news in Montgomery County. The Town Courier, an independent newspaper in Gaithersburg, announced it is “closing up shop” after 17 years. A statement from the editor posted on The Courier’s website on Feb. 20 says, “The Town Courier will be suspending publication to reorganize. We want to thank local […]

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March 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, March 4 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Charter Review Commission Seeks Public Input: From 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Council Office Building’s 3rd floor hearing room in Rockville, the public is invited to participate in a listening session to discuss the make-up of the Montgomery County […]

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February 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Feb. 4 and it’s report card day at Montgomery County Public Schools. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets this morning at 9:30 a.m. Councilmember Will Jawando will give a proclamation to recognize Library Lovers Month. Here’s a look at the full […]

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