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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.…

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20th Year of Holiday Giving Program Begins Now in its 20th year, the City of Gaithersburg Holiday Giving Program may be called upon to serve as many as 900 local families in need this season. Partnering with Calvary Pentecostal Ministries Church, Victory Christian…

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Muddy Branch Watershed Study Presented At the Sept. 22 Mayor and City Council Work Session, Melissa Hess of URS Corporation presented a study of the Muddy Branch Watershed, designed to help the City of Gaithersburg comply with the Chesapeake Bay…

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Communities Awarded Matching Grants The City of Gaithersburg Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program provides an incentive for neighborhood organizations to improve their communities by awarding matching grants of up to $5,000. Sixty thousand dollars is budgeted for this purpose…

Washingtonian Woods Homeowners Challenge CCT

Washingtonian Woods residents are doing their homework and identifying new challenges to the proposed plans for the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT). Lisa Cline and Jason Klernow, both of whom own homes on Upshire Circle, the subdivision’s street most affected by…

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Clongen Announces New Diagnostic Tests Clongen Laboratories, located at 211 Perry Parkway, Suite 6, Gaithersburg, announced new test offerings to detect and identify emerging pathogens most recently implicated in severe to fatal cases resulting from tick and other arthropod bites.…