capital crescent trail

April 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Capital Crescent Digital Display Counts Bicyclists and Pedestrians

A real-time digital trail display that counts the number of bicyclists and pedestrians who use the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda was installed April 9 next to Ourisman Honda in Bethesda. The counter display is approximately eight feet tall and two feet wide. It is double-sided and displays the number of pedestrians on one side […]

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March 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Asks State to Single Track Purple Line, Some on Council are Opposed

As the state moves closer to selecting a contractor for the Purple Line, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has suggested reducing the project in order to save money due to the financial hit the county has taken during the pandemic. Elrich has asked the Maryland Department of Transportation to consider single tracking the Purple Line […]

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December 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Cyclist Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Black Lives Matter Supporters on Capital Crescent Trail

Anthony Brennan, III, the Kensington man who was filmed in a physical confrontation with a group of young adults in June, pleaded guilty to three charges of second-degree assault on Wednesday. Brennan, 61,  will be sentenced Feb. 2, 2021, said Ramon Korionoff, spokesperson for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. This summer, a video of […]

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July 23, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Capital Crescent Trail Closed for Construction

Montgomery Parks has closed the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) for the next few weeks to allow for the construction of a raised crosswalk on the trail. The crosswalk will be placed at the Little Falls Parkway crossing in Bethesda. No deadline has been given for the construction’s end, but those who wish to continue using […]

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 23 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Free COVID-19 Testing: The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is offering free COVID-19 testing for all county residents today at the White Oak Community Recreation Center from 8:00 a.m. to noon. A government ID or a doctor’s order […]

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June 22, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 22 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, June 22, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council Committee Meetings:  Two committees meet virtually today and may be viewed live on YouTube or Facebook. The Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee meets at 9 a.m. The Education and Culture Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. 2. Food Distribution:  […]

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June 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for June 15 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Monday, June 15. 1. Tree Removal:  Several trees along the Capital Crescent Trail near Bethesda Avenue will be removed from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19. The trail will remain open. 2. Council Committee Meetings:  Two committees meet virtually today and may be viewed […]

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June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery Parks Department to Remove Trees along Capital Crescent Trail

The Montgomery County Department of Parks will oversee the removal of several trees along the Capital Crescent Trail near Bethesda Avenue beginning June 15. The project will remove approximately 22 dead, diseased, damaged and defective trees along the trail from Bethesda Avenue until the D.C. line, said urban forester Ryan Jones. Some removals include trees […]

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June 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former MCPD Officer Falsely Accused in Bicycle Assault Speaks Out

When a video of the Bethesda bicyclist who assaulted three young adults went viral, social media lit up with incriminating and vicious comments about former Montgomery County Police Captain John Damskey. Some tweets pointed to Damskey without any proof, another accused the entire MCPD of protecting the retired Damskey. But Damskey was not involved at […]

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June 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Arrest Kensington Man Connected to Crescent Trail Assault

Maryland-National Capital Park Police announced on Twitter they have arrested and charged a man in connection to the June 1 assault at the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda. Police have identified the man as 60-year-old Anthony Brennan of Kensington. Brennan faces three counts of second-degree assault. Second degree assault is punishable by a maximum of […]

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