Author: Jeff Kinney

Second Camera Raises Stakes for Speeders

Do you get the sense that the county is worried about speeding on Quince Orchard Road? In case drivers missed that message after a permanent speed camera was installed several years ago in the 1000 block of the southbound lanes,…

Keep the Holidays Merry and Safe

The holidays bring much fun and good cheer; however, all the revelry has a dark side — it can lead to annoying, or even tragic, accidents. Fortunately, Officer Dan Lane, public information officer for the Gaithersburg Police Department, says most…

Police Blotter

Holiday Safety Initiative The Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Police Departments, in partnership with mall security, conducted a two-day “Holiday Safety” initiative at Lakeforest Mall. The initiative, conducted on Nov. 23 – 24, resulted in 13 individuals being charged with various…

Police Blotter

Vehicle Theft On Oct. 25 at 3:04 p.m., a stolen vehicle was reported in the 500 block of Market Street. While at the Giant store in Kentlands Square Shopping Center, an unknown suspect removed the keys to the vehicle from…

City Council Weighs Pros and Cons of CCOC

The City Council discussed the advantages and disadvantages of opting into the county’s Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) at a work session Oct. 8. Established in 1991, the 15-member CCOC provides impartial dispute resolution programs to homeowner associations, condominium…

Fatal Accident Prompts SHA Examination

Following an accident Sept. 23 at Great Seneca Highway and Lakelands Drive in which a Kentlands resident was killed, the Maryland State Highway Administration will examine the site for possible safety improvements. Some local residents believe the two-car accident could…

Inside View: Sesma’s DNC Experience

For most politically inclined people, nothing would beat scoring tickets to a Democratic or Republican national convention. That privilege is reserved for a select few, and this year Gaithersburg City Council member Michael Sesma was one of them. He was…

Concerns Raised Over Proposed Annexation

The city of Gaithersburg’s possible plans to annex an approximately 28-acre parcel of land on the south side of Shady Grove road is running into opposition from the city of Rockville. Rockville officials claim Shady Grove Road is the most…

O’Malley Endorses CCT Plan with Kentlands Station

On May 11, Governor Martin O’Malley announced that the locally preferred alternative (LPA) for the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) will be Maryland’s first bus rapid transit system, with a route that includes a proposed Kentlands station. The Maryland Transit Administration…