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Cameras Focusing on Olde Towne

As all eyes are turning to Gaithersburg’s downtown as a new economic development hot spot for the city, police plan to use surveillance cameras to be sure the area isn’t also a hot spot for crime. “The cameras give us…

Kentlands Attracts Tourists

Trudy Schwarz is Gaithersburg’s community planning director, and in her city role she is often called upon to take out-of-town visitors on walking and driving tours of the Kentlands community, one of the oldest existing examples of new urbanism. Schwarz…

Sroka Named Police Chief

Mark Sroka will be sworn in as the city’s next police chief at a special Mayor and Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on July 12 at Gaithersburg City Hall. As the city’s top cop, Sroka will earn a base salary…

Site Changes Surprise QOP

Construction is nothing new at the MedImmune campus in Quince Orchard Park (QOP), but it came as a surprise to many residents that an adjacent three-story office building site, recently purchased by MedImmune, is now undergoing a facelift. According to…

City Will Use Chemical on Lake Varuna

Green is a feel-good buzz word these days, except when it is used to describe the color of a lake. Gaithersburg’s environmental experts are determined not to let algae blooms coat the surface of Lake Varuna this summer and have…

Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

Montgomery County police say an assault rifle is missing from a Kentlands home in the 200 block of Hart Mews after a burglary was reported there on May 24. Corporal Dan Friz describes the 3-foot-long gun as a Sig-Sauer assault…

City Police Chief Search Narrows

Gaithersburg City Manager Angel Jones expects to hire the city’s new police chief this summer. Four candidates are up for the job that pays between $92,000 and $145,900. A daylong interview process held on May 20 had candidates meeting with…

Budget Vote Set for June 7

Many Kentlands residents have economic development and taxes on their minds as Gaithersburg’s elected leaders prepare to adopt the 2011 fiscal year budget on June 7. The proposed budget includes $2 million in a new fund earmarked for economic development,…