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Gaithersburg News Briefs: Kentlands Murder Mystery, Pepco Smart Meter Installation and More

Gaithersburg news in brief.

The city of Gaithersburg released the following news this week:

Join the Murder Mystery Investigation at Kentlands Mansion

If you love a good mystery or have ever wanted to solve a crime, then “Murder at the Mansion” is for you. Enjoy up-close audience interaction as you join the investigation of a murder that has been committed at Kentlands Mansion. 

The mystery unfolds on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.  Admission is $38, $35 for city of Gaithersburg residents, and includes hors d’oeuvres and show. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. Seating is limited and early reservation is suggested. 

Visit the city of Gaithersburg website for more information.

Installation of Pepco Smart Meters

The Maryland Public Service Commission (“PSC”) has authorized Pepco to install new “smart” meters for its Maryland customers and Pepco has begun installation in Gaithersburg. A smart meter is a digital device that records electric usage in hourly increments and allows two-way communication signals between the meter and Pepco. 

Approximately one to four weeks prior to installation of the meter, Pepco is required to send you a letter and fact sheet explaining the process for exchanging your meter. The city has received complaints that residents have received this letter and fact sheet after the meter was installed. Notice of these complaints has been filed with the PSC.

On the day of installation, a Pepco contractor is required to knock on your door to let you know that they are performing your meter switch. If no one is home, the contractor is to leave a door hanger either announcing that the new meter has been installed or requesting that you contact them to schedule an appointment to change your meter. 

For more information on smart meter installation, including how to opt out, visit the city of Gaithersburg website.

Transportation Available to Presidents Day Legislative Reception

Senator Jennie Forehand and Delegates Kumar Barve, Jim Gilchrist and Luiz Simmons invite the residents of District 17 to join them for a special Presidents Day reception in Annapolis on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. A light dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by an opportunity to observe the Maryland House and Senate sessions at 8 p.m.

The city of Gaithersburg has limited free seating on bus transportation departing from the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. Residents riding the bus are asked to arrive at 4:45 p.m. for a prompt 5 p.m. departure. The bus will leave Annapolis for its return at 8:45 p.m. 

For information on how to RSVP for a seat, visit the city of Gaithersburg website.

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