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QO Sports Wrap

By Mike Cuthbert and Julia Shapiro Football The last five games with Damascus have ended in memorable QO wins, primarily because the Cougars contained the legs and arm of Connor Frazier. After three years as a starting quarterback for the…

Shop Talk

Manhattan Short Film Series The Manhattan Short Film Series is set for September 26 at the Kentlands Stadium 10 Theaters at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $7 and are available at the door. For more information, www.msfilmfestival.com. KDP Developments The Kentlands…

Grape Escape

Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape will open at 223 Kentlands Boulevard during the third week of September, according to a note posted on the front door for passersby. The owners of the new Kentlands establishment are James and Evie Rodgers…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Kentlands Community Foundation Although we are sad to see Carrie Dietz go, the Kentlands Community Foundation made an excellent choice in hiring the Town Courier staffer as its next executive director. We believe Dietz will do a stellar job, although…

Your Views

Raises for Some To the Editor: It was with dismay that I read [the] article, [“Raises for Some at City Hall,” Vol. 7, No. 17, Sept. 10, 2010, page 1]. The September 12, 2007, Sunday Washington Post “Business” section (page G3) stated that…

Let’s Simplify to Clarify Politics

At election time, I am finding the harder I try to be thoughtful and educated in my choices, the harder it is to vote. As you read this (but not as I write it), Maryland’s primary elections are over. Perhaps…

City Briefs

City Hires New Employee Gaithersburg City Manager Angel Jones has hired a new temporary employee to assist with special projects in the city manager’s office. According to Jones, John Osborne III has been brought on to assist with special projects,…

Few Turnout for Primary Election

Fewer than 20 percent of the eligible voters in Montgomery County cast a ballot in the primary on September 14. Of 569,204 registered voters, only 111,453 or 19.58 percent cast a card in the primary day election. Turnout numbers for…

County Fines Star Diner for Noise

The Montgomery County Department of the Environment issued a municipal infraction to the Star Diner on September 8 for exceeding allowed maximum decibel levels during an outdoor summer concert. Public Information Officer Esther Bowring said the fine costs $500. “This…