Category: News

Shop Talk

“Shop Maryland Week” Begins August 8 Just in time for back-to-school shopping, August 8 – 14 has been designated “Shop Maryland Week,” according to state officials. During this week, Marylanders can enjoy tax-free shopping on clothing and footwear under $100.…

Kentlands/Lakelands Projects Win Planning Awards

For the first time in over five years, the Gaithersburg Planning Commission is recognizing local projects and organizations for excellence in planning. The commission publicly voted on the 2009 nominees at the June 16 meeting and plans to recognize the…

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…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Pepco The power company’s response to the power outages in Montgomery County was slow-going while communication with customers was incredibly poor. Pepco’s outage maps should be accurate, its reporting system should be reliable, and information about what is going on…

Your Views

Say No to Lakelands Antenna To the Editor: Please do not allow the installation of this T-Mobile antenna at Lakelands. Every time we turn around, someone is proposing something which will destroy the character of the neighborhood. The existing lighting…

Summer Scoop

I’m not too proud to say it. I was in Rockville, I was having a bad day and I needed an ice cream cone. I spotted an ice cream place up the street and had a sudden, triumphant vision of myself…

The Power of Silence

Few events spark greater terror in the hearts of suburbanites than the loss of that precious stream of electrons that sustains nearly every aspect of our modern lives. Around here, we’re perhaps more sensitive since it seems we live through…

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…

Leaders Meet in Closed Session

The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council met 15 times behind closed doors in the last 12 months. In the last month, leaders convened behind closed doors twice to discuss potential litigation and to obtain legal advice. On July 19, Gaithersburg…

City Changes Notification Methods

Gaithersburg Spokesperson Britta Monaco said city officials expect to save $20,000 by not advertising public hearings for ordinances, the budget and the levy of special assessment in local newspapers. Instead these notices will be posted on the city’s web site…