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Legislative Team Ready for 2015

Photo | Pam Schipper

Delegate Kumar Barve (standing) addresses the crowd assembled at a District 17 Democratic Club program in the Kentlands Clubhouse. (Left to right) Delegate Jim Gilchrist, Delegate-Elect Andrew Platt and Senator-Elect Cheryl Kagan listen.

The upcoming 2015 legislative session in Annapolis looks a bit daunting. Maryland’s budget shortfall is estimated at $1.2 billion, and new Republican Governor-Elect Larry Hogan was elected on a platform that promised to curb state spending. In December, Governor-Elect Hogan…

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Sesma Elected to NLC Board of Directors Gaithersburg City Council Member Michael A. Sesma will be serving a two-year term on the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors after being elected by the group’s membership during its annual…

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Local Foster Children Featured Gaithersburg’s Activity Center at Bohrer Park hosts the Heart Gallery Presented by Adoptions Together from Dec. 26 through Jan. 7.  The gallery features compelling portraits of local children in foster care who are waiting to be…

Getting Up to Speed With Rapid Transit

Photo | Sharon Allen Gilder

David Hauck, executive director of the non-profit Communities for Transit, addresses Montgomery County residents at Bohrer Park on Dec. 4.

An informative meeting at Bohrer Park on Dec. 4 gave the community an opportunity to get up to speed with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) that includes Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Twenty-four citizens attended the meeting that included representatives from…

Phil Andrews Joins State’s Attorney’s Office

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Phil Andrews has joined the staff of Montgomery
County State’s Attorney John McCarthy.

Former Montgomery County Councilmember and Gaithersburg resident Phil Andrews, whose Democratic primary run for county executive against incumbent Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and former county executive Doug Duncan ended in defeat last August, has landed a new position serving…

Kentlands Downtown Partnership Is in the Black

Photo | Debbie Boderman

Quince Orchard freshman Jordan Odom (1) leads Lady Cougars in scoring against Rockville last Friday, as Coach Chris Campbell (arms folded) looks on.

“Partnership and participation” was the theme of the Kentlands Downtown Partnership’s annual meeting the evening of Dec. 10 at Largent’s Restaurant Bar. The group of 40-plus business owners is committed “to working together to enhance the customer experience and bringing…