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Grant Money Available for Schools From now until January, area schools that have an enrolled student  population of 10 percent or higher of city residents may apply for grant funding. School-based opportunity grants, approved for this fiscal year by the…

Shopping Center Annexation Discussed

The Mayor and City Council are considering a request to annex an 8.28-acre property that is currently home to the Potomac Valley Shopping Center into the city. The property owners have asked that the land be rezoned from the county…

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Newly Elected Officials Sworn In At a special Mayor and City Council meeting Nov. 9, the newly elected mayor and three city councilmembers—Jud Ashman, Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu—were sworn in to office. Mayor Jud Ashman will serve…

City Denies KCA Request for Help

Photo | John Ready
Cost estimates for remediation to the Quince Orchard retaining wall, which failed on March 30, 2014, are over $2 million.

For the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA), it comes down to this: Is remediation of the Quince Orchard retaining wall, which failed late March 2014 and is owned by the KCA, a capital project like any other, say an HOA’s decision…

A Good Race

Unofficial results show that Jud Ashman has been elected mayor of Gaithersburg, and Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu have been elected to the Gaithersburg City Council. In the Nov. 3 city election, 3,683 voters cast ballots out of…

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Register for Winter Sports The cold temperatures may be keeping you inside, but that’s no reason to not stay active. Registration for City Winter Youth and Teen Sports programs is ongoing and closes Nov. 12. Participants may choose from volleyball and…

Mayoral Candidates Share Their Priorities for the City

Just weeks before the election, Gaithersburg’s three mayoral candidates—Jud Ashman, Darline D.H. Bell-Zuccarelli, and Henry F. Marraffa, Jr.—shared their thoughts on managing growth within the city to enhance Gaithersburg’s already high quality of life. How would you balance competing demands…