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City Hall Beat

Cash Popular with City Employees When it comes to taking time off or having more money in their wallets, cash is apparently king at Gaithersburg City Hall. According to City Manager Angel Jones, 226 staffers or 96 percent of the…

City Renames Grant Program for Felton

The Gaithersburg City Council is renaming the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program in memory of Fred Felton, a former assistant city manager. The idea for the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program originated with City Council member Michael Sesma, who…

Around Town

Bunny Rescue Operation Take a walk in Lakelands or Quince Orchard Park this summer, and you may see a lot of bunnies hopping around. “I constantly see bunnies,” said Lakelands resident Chris Neal. “We have a ton of big rabbits.”…

Mike at the Movies

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (PG-13) ** I still don’t like vampire movies. Call me contrarian and I know that what the critics say will not touch these pictures, but that does not remove from us the responsibility for commenting on…

City Renames Grant Program for Felton

The Gaithersburg City Council is renaming the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program in memory of Fred Felton, a former assistant city manager. The idea for the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program originated with City Council member Michael Sesma, who…

Police Patrols Increased Around Transit Center

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka, not one week on the job, is directing more police patrols to the Lake Forest Transit Center following the city’s first murder of 2010. “In reviewing the calls for service in the vicinity of the…

Antenna Proposed for Lakelands Park

T-Mobile wants to install a telecommunications antenna in a light pole at Lakelands Park and Gaithersburg leaders want to know what you think about it. The project includes the replacement of an existing 70-foot tall field light with a new…

Earthquake Shakes Gaithersburg

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although the rumbling was felt from Frederick to…

City Leaders Announce Executive Session

The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council plan to meet in a closed executive session to discuss potential litigation and to consider land acquisition on July 19 after their regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. “The purpose of the session is to…