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Bus Rapid Transit Meetings Communities for Transit, a nonprofit advocacy and education organization, will host a public meeting in Gaithersburg to discuss Montgomery County’s plans for a Rapid Transit System (RTS), sometimes referred to as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The…

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Jud Ashman and Neil Harris Take Oath of Office At a special Mayor and City Council meeting on Nov. 10, Jud Ashman was sworn in as Gaithersburg’s new mayor and Neil Harris was sworn in as city councilmember. Both will…

Ebola Vaccine in the Works at Novavax

A Gaithersburg biopharmaceutical company is on the verge of proving the effectiveness of its vaccine against the Ebola virus. Gale Smith, Ph.D., Novavax’s vice president of vaccine development, announced the status of the fast-track project Oct. 26 at the Vaccine…

Neil Harris Moves to City Council

Photo | City of Gaithersburg

Neil Harris, Kentlands Citizens Assembly Board of 
Trustees chair, has been selected to serve on 
Gaithersburg City Council.

Neil Harris, longtime local community activist and Kentlands Citizens Assembly Board of Trustees chair, has been selected by the members of the Gaithersburg City Council to fill the council vacancy left by Jud Ashman. He will be sworn in on…

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Election Brings No Surprises Locally On the national and state level, the Nov. 4 election brought some stunning upsets: Republican Larry Hogan as Maryland’s new governor with 51.5 percent of the vote at press time, and Republican control of the…

In Gaithersburg, Jud Ashman Steps Up

Photo | Karen O’Keefe

Gaithersburg City Council member Jud Ashman will become the city’s mayor on Nov. 10.

When Sidney Katz, Gaithersburg’s mayor for the last 16 years, resigns next month to join the Montgomery County Council, two-term City Council member Jud Ashman will step into the job of mayor. “Life takes you to unexpected places,” Ashman said.…