Category: News

Primary Election Day

Montgomery County Public Schools students are enjoying a day off today as many local schools are being used as polling places for Primary Election Day in Maryland. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. so…

Elected Leaders Review City Manager

Gaithersburg City Manager Angel Jones celebrates her second year on the job this month and the city’s elected leaders planned to discuss her job performance in a closed door meeting on September 13 at City Hall. It’s unclear if the…

Fire Displaces Kentlands Residents

A fire at 166 Chevy Chase Street in Kentlands has displaced nine people in two neighboring units of the piggy-back townhouse community. Eleven fire rescue units responded to the blaze at 3:17 p.m. on September 8. “The fire originated on…

Algae Solutions Sought for Lake Varuna

Sonic waves may be the wave of the future for getting rid of the algae that covers much of Lake Varuna. Gaithersburg city officials are considering using an ultrasonic algae control device to kill the filamentous algae growing in the…

Dietz Named KCF Director

The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) has named Kentlands resident Carrie Dietz as its newest director. Dietz replaces Bridget Ryder, who served in the post for seven years. Ryder resigned last month to take a new job. “The Foundation is all…

Back to the Books

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed approximately 144,000 students — an increase of 2,200 students over last year — for the start of the 2010-2011 school year on August 30. “We have a busy and exciting year ahead at MCPS,”…

Weast Announces Retirement

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jerry Weast plans to 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 as superintendent…

RCES Shuffles Classes and Schedule

Late enrollment made for some last minute shuffling of classrooms just hours before students met their teachers at the sneak peek event at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES). Traditionally students get postcards mailed to them letting them know who their…

QOHS Yard Sale to Benefit Marching Band

Quince Orchard High School will be holding a yard sale on Saturday October 9 to support the school’s marching band, the Marching Cougars. Area residents are invited shop at the sale, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are…

Raises for Some at City Hall

Although most city employees did not receive cost of living or salary increases for the second year in a row, The Town Courier has learned two top officials are receiving more compensation and/or benefits. Gaithersburg Community and Public Relations Director…