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Study Cites Nuclear Materials at NIST as Insecure

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

A study by the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project faulted NIST for lax security.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology campus  in Gaithersburg, which contains a civil nuclear research reactor filled with bomb-grade uranium, was faulted for lax security in a study released in August. Fox News reported that the study by the…

Protect Yourself: Get the Rabies 411

Photo | Robert Burton, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Raccoons are the primary carriers of rabies in Montgomery County.

Two rabid raccoons were reported in the city in June and July of this year—a fairly typical number—and several more cases were found countywide. As a result, although there is certainly no reason to panic, Animal Control Division Chief Lisa…

Police Blotter

Residential Burglary On Sept. 5 at 8:30 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Thurgood Street. Sometime between Sept. 3 and 4, an unknown suspect(s) entered the garage and removed a bicycle. From Gaithersburg Police Reports

Senior Fitness Classes Discount Changes

For the last several years, residents 55 and older have enjoyed a $35 flat fee on health recreation classes offered by the city of Gaithersburg. This fall, the city of Gaithersburg changed this discount from a flat fee to a…

Foundry Fitness Moves Forward

Bigger is better at Foundry Fitness. The fitness center’s Aug. 20 move to 336 Main St., across the street from where it opened just two years ago, gives Foundry Fitness more space in three floors of the live/work unit. The…

Gaithersburg Blues Festival Debuts

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The legendary Debbie Davies headlines on Saturday, Sept. 21.

By Pam Schipper Joe and Becky Pritchard of Pritchard Music Academy in Kentlands and the city of Gaithersburg got together to make beautiful music. The result is the Gaithersburg Blues Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, 5 to 9 p.m. at…

Around Town

Compiled by Pam Schipper Oktoberfest Gets Oomph Added to Its Oom-Pah-Pah Bigger and better than ever, this year’s 22nd Annual Oktoberfest at the Kentlands on Oct. 13, noon to 5 p.m., will cover Kentlands Village Green, the grounds of Kentlands…

First Person

Annual Angst Because I am first in line for the Mother of the Year Award once again, my son Reed just had his 10 year annual physical this month, a full four months after his actual 10th birthday. In recent…