Category: City News

“It Is a War Zone Here”

One Gaithersburg resident is describing the Olde Towne and Deer Park neighborhoods as resembling a “war zone” after an early morning thunderstorm toppled and uprooted trees, downed power lines and even blew off portions of a roof from a historic…

Recycling Survey in the Works

Gaithersburg officials plan to survey the rate of recycling among city residents in September. “We will have our recycling contractor conduct a week-long survey of all households to determine the rate of recycling participation,” said Ollie Mumpower, engineering services director.…

County News

Select Libraries Begin Year-Round Sunday Service Beginning August 15, the following Montgomery County public libraries will be open on Sundays year-round — except on certain major holiday weekends — from 1 to 5 p.m.:  Bethesda, Germantown, Marilyn J. Praisner, Rockville…

Recycling Survey in the Works

Gaithersburg officials plan to survey the rate of recycling among city residents in September. “We will have our recycling contractor conduct a week-long survey of all households to determine the rate of recycling participation,” said Ollie Mumpower, engineering services director.…

City Calls for PSC Investigation

Gaithersburg’s elected leaders are asking Maryland’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to investigate what they describe as “Potomac Electric Power Company’s inability to provide reliable electric service to our residents.” In a three-page letter dated August 5 and addressed to PSC…

Skate Spots Vandalized

Gaithersburg police are investigating two cases of vandalism at the skate spot in Lakelands. Police are trying to find out who tried to build a concrete skateboard ramp at the skate spot and who ripped down the metal sign posting…

Power Restored, Fallout Continues

A severe thunderstorm with winds exceeding 60 miles per hour knocked out power to over 200,000 Pepco customers in Montgomery County on July 25. The storm lasted less than 30 minutes but packed high winds that sliced through trees, knocked…

Leggett Blasts Pepco

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett blasts Pepco’s response to the July storm that left thousands without power in a letter sent to the company’s CEO on July 29. “I am at a loss to explain to county residents and business…

Ridgepoint Pathway Leads to Notification Questions

The last leg of the Ridgepoint Pathway project in Kentlands was completed this summer, but questions are now being raised about why the neighboring community was not notified of the construction. Ted Blitgen lives in The Orchards community and says…

Frick Runs for District 17

Craig Frick knows what it’s like to compromise. The youngest of 10 children, Frick has fine-tuned his negotiating skills. Now Frick, 38, of Lake Varuna Drive in Lakelands, wants to use his apply his abilities as a Maryland State Delegate…