Category: News

Gaithersburg Hit Hard by Storm

Some residents are describing their Olde Towne and Deer Park neighborhoods as resembling a “war zone” after this morning’s severe weather toppled and uprooted trees, downed power lines and even blew off a roof from a landmark commercial building. City…

Severe Storm Awakes Gaithersburg

Uprooted trees and branches are littering local roads, standing water is beginning to recede in some spots and about 150 traffic signals are dark in Montgomery County after a severe thunderstorm rolled through the area before 7 a.m. this morning.…

Edwards Arrested Again

Gaithersburg police have charged Michael Wayne Edwards, Jr. with three additional counts of second degree assault after more victims have came forward following his initial arrest last month. Edwards was originally arrested on July 29 for allegedly spraying semen from…

Police Search for Gaithersburg Burglary Suspect

Montgomery County police are releasing surveillance photos in hopes of finding a suspect who broke into the Shell gas station at 600 Quince Orchard Road at approximately 6:22 a.m. on July 25. According to police, the suspect stole cash, cigarettes…

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…

Henn Killed by Lightning

Rockville community activist and environmentalist Carl Henn died on July 27, two days after he was struck by lightning from a severe thunderstorm at an organic garden in King Farm. Henn, 48, was instrumental in the creation of three community…

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…