Source of the Spring covers the latest news, events, and developments in the communities of Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Maryland.

The closure of the Gazette left many Silver Spring residents feeling the absence of a local news source. Furthermore, The Washington Post, the former owner of the Gazette, has been reducing its coverage of local news. Source of the Spring was established to address this gap by focusing on news, people, issues, and other relevant information related to Silver Spring and Takoma Park.

Our coverage area generally aligns with the borders of the communities served by the Silver Spring Regional Service Center, which includes the area south of the beltway, Four Corners to the east, the Prince George’s County line to the south, and Rock Creek Park to the west. However, we also occasionally report on areas beyond these borders.

We encourage news tips and information related to Silver Spring and Takoma Park. You may remain anonymous if you so choose, but please let us know how to contact you with questions or other follow-up. Send tips here.

David Lay: Publisher

Hailing from Cleveland, David and his wife Jennifer have lived in downtown Silver Spring since 2015. Throughout his career, he has primarily worked in the music industry, focusing on artist management, record label operations, and booking tours both nationally and globally. During his leisure time, he enjoys frequenting dive bars, attending concerts at The Fillmore Silver Spring, and occasionally catching a wrestling show.

Before launching Source of the Spring in 2016 with Mike Diegel and Mike Mowery, David had previously contributed to Cleveland Scene, The Des Moines Register, and The Lakewood Observer.

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