River Road

May 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

River Road Reopens Near Tobytown Following Emergency Roadwork

Updated June 1: All lanes are open on River Road following completion of emergency roadwork to repair a damaged drain pipe. UPDATE – Montgomery County – All lanes open on MD 190 (River Road) in Potomac. #mdtraffic #MDOTNews cg — MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) June 2, 2019 UPDATE – Montgomery County – Crews making great […]

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April 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Charges Dropped Against Cemetery Protesters

Charges have been dropped against the seven members of the “HOC 7” — protesters who were arrested during Housing Opportunities Commission meetings objecting to the lack of action over an African-American cemetery on commission property. The seven received citations for disorderly conduct, four at a Jan. 9 protest and three at a Feb. 8 protest. […]

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November 16, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda McDonald’s Recognized For Pushing Ecological Boundaries

Kari Swenson and Kenneth Foster, who own the McDonald’s on River Road in Bethesda, won the Montgomery County Green Business Innovator of the Year Award on Wednesday. The award recognizes leaders of change in Maryland, who use ecologically integrated business practices in the services they offer the public. Swenson and Foster own the first McDonald’s […]

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March 29, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 29 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Thursday, March 29 in Montgomery County: 1. River Road intersection: The State Highway Administration hosts an open house tonight at Walt Whitman High School to share proposed upgrades to an intersection near the school. 2. Sister Cities Annual meeting: The Montgomery Sister Cities board presents a panel discussion […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Troopers Investigate Crash on I-495 Outer Loop Near River Road

UPDATED Maryland troopers are investigating a crash that occurred overnight on the I-495 outer loop at River Road towards Virginia. Sgt. Tim Lease of the Maryland State Police Department said the collision occurred around midnight in the middle lane of the highway. According to Lease, a car broke down on the highway and was struck […]

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April 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church Takes Protest over Unmarked Graves to Leggett, Council (VIDEOS)

About a dozen people took their protest of Montgomery County’s actions on unmarked graves in Westbard to County Executive Ike Leggett’s office and the County Council meeting Tuesday morning. The graves are believed to be under a parking lot where new development is planned. The demonstrators said they have lost faith in the county Planning […]

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets with Reporters (VIDEO)

At his weekly meeting with reporters, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner thanks the General Assembly, discusses I-270 improvements, River Road improvements, and money for security at Jewish schools and other faith-based centers.

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

SHA Says River Road Can’t Be Made into School Zone at Whitman High (VIDEO)

The State Highway Administration wrote Montgomery County officials last week that River Road near Walt Whitman High School cannot be made a school zone, which was sought in an effort to decrease speed limits along the road. Several members of a family died in a traffic accident on River Road driving to an event at […]

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April 3, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Capital Improvements Coming to Historic Tobytown (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The people living in the 26-townhouse community of Tobytown can expect some new capital improvements in their historic neighborhood. The Housing Opportunities Commission has already made progress on the cleanup of the Tobytown cemetery established by former slaves and their families. HOC’s Director of Legislative and Public Affairs says more work is planned for the […]

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March 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Tobytown Cemetery Cleanup Uncovers More History (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

The Tobytown Cemetery in Potomac is no longer buried under years of overgrowth. Office administrators and lawn service workers spent hours removing leaves, weeds and vines covering up grave markers on the historic grounds. The Housing Opportunities Commission employees found out the cemetery actually extends beyond the fenced section adjacent to River Road. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis […]

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