gaithersburg city council

October 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Council Approves Plan to Build Wawa

The City of Gaithersburg’s council has approved plans to build a 5,000 square foot Wawa store across from Gaithersburg High School, on a 1.83-acre site at 405 S. Frederick Ave. This would be the first ever Wawa in Montgomery County. Several Gaithersburg residents testified at a hearing in August and expressed opposition to the plan, […]

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September 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 3 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Sept. 3, and summer vacation is officially over. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Back to School: Montgomery County Public Schools are back in session! Commuting might take a bit longer today. 2. Indoor Pools Back Open: After being closed for maintenance for two weeks, Germantown Indoor Swim Center and […]

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August 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Discutirá Junto a Oficiales de Gaithersburg sobre Nueva Escuela Elemental

Personal de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) asistirá a la reunión del Alcalde y el Concejo de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, el lunes 12 de agosto, para compartir los comentarios de la comunidad, que han recibido, sobre la posibilidad de construir una nueva escuela primaria en Kelley Park. En agosto de 2017, […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Staff to Meet Gaithersburg City Officials About New Elementary School

Montgomery County Public Schools staff will attend the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 12 to share community feedback they’ve received about the possibility of building a new elementary school on Kelley Park. In August 2017, MCPS conducted a site study and recommended that a new elementary school be constructed in Gaithersburg because […]

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August 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg City Officials to Vote on Wawa in October

Gaithersburg city officials are scheduled to take a final vote Oct. 7 to determine whether Wawa—a convenience store, food market and fuel station—will come to the city. The City of Gaithersburg had a public hearing on Monday discussing the plans to build the Wawa across from Gaithersburg High School, off of South Frederick Avenue  (MD […]

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July 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 8 in Montgomery County

Happy Monday! It’s July 8 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. FIFA Women’s World Cup final: The United States Women’s National Team team beat the Netherlands, 2-0, in Sunday’s final. Washington Spirit’s Rose Lavelle scored in the 69th minute to make the score 2-0 and she was awarded the Bronze […]

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November 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Councilmember Voted to National League of Cities Board of Directors

Gaithersburg City Council Member Laurie-Anne Sayles was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors and will play a key role in guiding the nation’s largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city officials. She was elected to a two-year term by NLC’s membership at the group’s annual business meeting […]

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June 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Council Approves MCPS Proposal for New School

The Gaithersburg City Council voted to move forward in negotiating with Montgomery County Public School officials on constructing a new elementary school on city-owned land. Monday night’s vote by the council allows school officials to conduct a feasibility analysis on Kelley Park. Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved Superintendent Dr. Jack […]

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May 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Location for New Elementary School Sparks Debate Among Gaithersburg Residents

Elementary schools during the 2017-2018 school year in the City of Gaithersburg were overcrowded by more than 370 students, according to a report provided by Montgomery County Public Schools.  Student enrollment in elementary schools this current school year reached a utilization of 109 percent, and that number is expected to grow significantly over the next […]

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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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