Category: News

Ehrlich Visits Kentlands

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich visited Potomac Pizza in Kentlands on June 7 to unveil his “entrepreneur agenda” to help small businesses. He said his plan will help small businesses by lowering their tax burden, improving unemployment insurance and changing…

Lowe’s Put on Notice

Finding a parking space at Lowe’s was a little more difficult on June 3 and the weekend following as merchandise was piled up in many of the parking spaces surrounding two sides of the building. Gaithersburg’s Neighborhood Services Director Kevin…

Home Sales Slow

A spike in spring home sales given a bump by a federal tax credit is failing to translate into a strong summer sales season. Most local realtors agree the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009, which offered first-time…

City Will Use Chemical on Lake Varuna

Green is a feel-good buzz word these days, except when it is used to describe the color of a lake. Gaithersburg’s environmental experts are determined not to let algae blooms coat the surface of Lake Varuna this summer and have…

Oil Industry Oversight Is A Job For Everybody

From 1975 through 1978, I worked for a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives on legislation designed to (among other things) prevent disasters like the tragic loss of human life and human injuries — and the ongoing, incalculable other losses that continue…

Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

Montgomery County police say an assault rifle is missing from a Kentlands home in the 200 block of Hart Mews after a burglary was reported there on May 24. Corporal Dan Friz describes the 3-foot-long gun as a Sig-Sauer assault…

Local Company Helps Others “Go Green”

Search for the term “go green” on the Internet, and you may get 125 million results — a daunting number. That’s where Scott Friedman comes in. Friedman, a Lakelands resident, is cofounder, principal and CEO of Greenavise, a company that…

ShopTalk

Hot Spot There have been long lines out the door at Coal Fire Pizza, which just opened last month next to Party City and Blockbuster. The menu includes pizzas, pastas, salads and baked wings, and everything thing on the menu…

City Police Chief Search Narrows

Gaithersburg City Manager Angel Jones expects to hire the city’s new police chief this summer. Four candidates are up for the job that pays between $92,000 and $145,900. A daylong interview process held on May 20 had candidates meeting with…

Cycle of Frustration

Unless it is raining, physicist Alan Migdall rides his bike every day to his job at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg where he’s been employed for over 25 years. Migdall is an avid cyclist…