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Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Preps Underway

In less than 24 hours, the 17th annual Kentlands/Lakelands 5K takes off from Market Square at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 4. The event has grown to be the largest 5K race in Montgomery County and is hosted by the…

City Fields FiOS Installation Complaints

Complaints about subpar restoration work are following Verizon as the company continues to install FiOS in the city limits of Gaithersburg. Currently, crews are digging holes for the fiber optic service in Quince Orchard Park (QOP). Community Manager Ruchita Patel…

PSC Hearing Packed

Hundreds of people packed the Montgomery County Council hearing room on August 30 to testify at a Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing about the reliability of Pepco. The meeting began with dozens of elected leaders who testified on behalf…

School is in Session

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomes 144,000 students – an increase of 2,200 students over last year – for the start of the 2010-2011 school year today. “We have a busy and exciting year ahead at MCPS, and this is…

Sneak Peek Day at RCES

It’s sneak preview day at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) where 886 students are currently enrolled for the 2010-2011 school year. That’s an increase of 20 students in the general population over last year’s enrollment figures, according to RCES Assistant…

Weast Announces Retirement

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jerry Weast has announced he will retire when his contract expires next year. Dr. Weast is one of the nation’s longest-serving school district superintendents. “It has been an incredible honor to serve this system…

Growler’s Needs Roof Repairs

A Historic District Commission (HDC) meeting planned for September 1 to discuss roof repairs at Growler’s restaurant is no longer needed because the owners are not changing the materials, according to city officials. “They are going to replace the copper…

Donations Needed for Displaced

The city of Gaithersburg has received pledges of $3,070 for the assistance fund set up just a few days ago to help 39 residents who were forced out of their homes on August 12 because of severe storm damage. “Some…

Soccer Fields Planned for GE Tech Park

A new soccer field may replace the dilapidated tennis courts and basketball courts on the GE Technology Park site between Lakelands and Kentlands. In September, Montgomery County will be soliciting bids from private companies to rip up the tennis and…