River Road

July 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Residents Protest Development on Historic Black Cemetery in Bethesda

Protesters gathered off of River Road in Bethesda on Thursday to protest development on part of the River Road Moses Cemetery, an unmarked historic Black cemetery.  According to Montgomery Preservation, a historic preservation organization in Montgomery County, the River Road Moses Cemetery existed between 1911 and 1958 in the area of 5401 Westbard Ave., which […]

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nightly Lane Closures on Outer Loop Will Continue Through Friday

Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on the Capital Beltway Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) said in a statement.  Maintenance began Sunday on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the beltway. It will continue each night between 9 p.m. […]

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May 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda Man Dies in Motorcycle Collision Thursday

Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcycle that occurred Thursday evening in Bethesda. According to a statement from Montgomery County Police Department, Bethesda district police officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel were dispatched to River Road (MD 190) at Burdette Road at 10:08 p.m. responding to reports of a collision between […]

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February 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Seek Help Identifying Bethesda Burglary Suspect

Montgomery County Police Department is investigating a burglary on Jan. 11 that occurred at a business in Bethesda. Investigators have released surveillance video of the suspect and are asking the public to come forward if they recognize him. Police were notified about the burglary on Monday, Jan. 13. An employee at the Corewood Care office, […]

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November 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Leaves May Be Past Peak But County’s Rustic Roads Still Offer Scenic Beauty

Peak fall foliage has come and gone but there are still plenty of scenic views and drives in Montgomery County this time of year. One such place is Montevideo Road in Poolesville off of River Road near the Rocklands Farm Winery and not far from Homestead Farms. It is one of many rustic roads in […]

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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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