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November 1, 2021 | Fran Murphy

On Election Eve, Gaithersburg Residents Set to Pick Mayor, Council Members

Tuesday marks election day for three key offices in the City of Gaithersburg. Residents can go to the polls to vote for Mayor and two at-large council members. Incumbent Mayor Jud Ashman looks to win a second term. His challenger, Stephen Escobar, serves as a soldier in the Maryland  Army National Guard. The mayor serves […]

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September 29, 2021 | Collin Riviello

City of Gaithersburg Seeks Community Input for New Budget

Gaithersburg City Mayor Jud Ashman and the Gaithersburg City Council are requesting the community’s input for the Fiscal Year 2023 budget (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) via an online survey. The eight-question survey asks respondents questions such as what public services they have used in the past year and what areas they believe […]

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August 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Two Extensions, Lakeforest Mall Owner Unable to Buy Anchor Stores

After being granted two extensions by the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council, the real estate investment firm that owns Lakeforest Mall has not been able to buy any of the mall’s four anchor stores.   Lakeforest Mall is separated into eight parcels and has five landowners. The anchor stores J.C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and […]

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March 27, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Rockville Cancels Hometown Holidays, Memorial Day Festivities

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the city of Rockville has announced that they are canceling hometown holidays and Memorial Day festivities, according to a statement from the city’s website. Rockville’s Mayor and Council came to the decision on Monday and announced it on Thursday. “This is not a decision we made lightly as we […]

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November 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Election Results Unchanged

The certified results from Gaithersburg’s election Tuesday did not change the outcome. Laurie-Anne Sayles remains the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s election, followed by incumbent Michael Sesma, according to results released by the city’s Board of Elections Supervisors. Both vied for two spots on the city council. Incumbent Yvette Monroe and newcomer Jim McNulty were defeated. […]

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October 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 19 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 19, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Round ‘Em Up: Gaithersburg and Rockville are competing in the Snow Road-eo Challenge. The friendly, team-building competition takes place at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park on from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and provides a fun way for Public Works […]

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October 18, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. County combats gang violence: State’s Attorney John McCarthy and Police Chief Tom Manger describe how they’ll use new funding to deal with the growing problem of gang violence. 2. Council Committee policy session: The County Council Health and Human Services Committee […]

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September 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Takoma Park Seeking Applicants for Youth Council

Takoma Park’s City Council is seeking applicants for its newly-established “Youth Council.” The goal of the council is provide an opportunity for youth in the community to actively participate in local government, according to a news release. Takoma Park city leaders will pick nine members in grades 7 through 12 with at least one member […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Says City is Committed to Protecting the Environment (VIDEO)

As mayors across the country are pledging to take the lead on climate change following President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman says the city of Gaithersburg has been on the cutting edge of environmental policies for more than a decade. Ashman said the city remains committed to protecting […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg’s Election Season Begins Today (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The three incumbents say they are not running as a slate but Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and City Councilmembers Yvette Monroe and Michael Sesma picked up their election packets at the same time on Friday morning. All three incumbents arrived at 9 a.m. and they were not the first ones to pick up a candidate […]

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