Author: Gina Gallucci-White

Future Public Safety Building Now Owned by City

The City of Gaithersburg now owns the building at 16 S. Summit Ave. that will become the home of the Gaithersburg Police Department (GPD), a community meeting room, and possibly house the Mayor and City Council chambers. Initially, the city…

GPD Sergeant Makes Unique Pens Off Duty

Gaithersburg Police Department’s Sgt. Kathy Fairfield sees the workshop in her home as a place where the art of relaxation and creative imagination collide. In this space, she creates wooden bowls, boxes and wine stoppers, but her favorite pastime is…

Book Festival Coming May 21

When coming to Gaithersburg to explore the area for a potential move from Philadelphia, children’s book author Alexis Frederick-Frost got lost downtown. “We drove directly into the traffic for the Gaithersburg Book Festival,” he said. “We parked in a parking…

Nearly 600 Residents Affected by New Food Stamp Mandate

Nearly 600 Montgomery County residents lost their food stamp benefits after changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to the state’s Department of Human Resources (DHR). Beginning Jan. 1, the Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) policy was enacted…

Fundraisers Set to Raise Money for New K-9

Whether it’s chasing down a fleeing suspect, sniffing out illegal drugs in a stopped vehicle or obeying the every command of their handler, K-9 dogs work hard every shift. Max, a Belgian Malinois, has been with the Gaithersburg Police Department…

City Scene

Finalists Named in Essay Contest A dozen finalists were selected for the Gaithersburg Book Festival’s sixth annual High School Student Short Story contest. The first-, second-, third-place and fan favorite will be announced during the May 21 festival held on the City…

GPD Officer Speaks at Kentlands Board Meeting

The Kentlands Citizen Assembly Board of Trustees recently asked Gaithersburg Police Department Community Liaison Officer Dan Lane to speak at their monthly meeting in late March. “In retrospect, it’s probably something we should be doing more frequently,” said Chris Campbell,…

Noah’s Law Unanimously Passes House and Senate Vote

Driving after having a few alcoholic drinks is never a good idea, and the penalties once caught will soon be more strict. The Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate both unanimously passed Noah’s Law—a bill that would require drivers who…