Monday, May 6, 2013
Frederick News-Post: A front seat passenger from North Potomac was not injured.
A Gaithersburg man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-car crash in Frederick County, The Gazette reported. Daniel Swader was driving southbound in the 8800 block of Gambrill Park Road when his 1993 Honda Accord went off the roadway and collided with a tree, according to the report. A front-seat passenger, Trevor Robison of North Potomac, was uninjured in the crash, according to The Frederick News-Post. Swader's father told The Frederick News Post his son was attending Montgomery College and was “just trying to find his way in life.” “He was just a good young man,” Jamell Swader told The Frederick News-Post. “A very happy young man. He actually tried to encourage people to do the right thing.” Read more on The Gazette and The …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
North Potomac: 'All of my neighbors were outside last night watching the flames which were huge.'
A fire in a vacant North Potomac home Wednesday night took more than 55 firefighters to put out, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson told Patch. Firefighters were dispatched to the 14900 block of Talking Rock Court around 8 p.m., MCFRS spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt said. First reponders reported a large fire in a vacant single-family home that is under construction. Firefighters took a defensive approach, controlling and extinguishing the fire quickly, Nesselt said. "All of my neighbors were outside last night watching the flames, which were huge," Robyn Rutland of North Potomac told Patch in an email. Rutland is a resident of the Mills Farm neighborhood, which is off Quince Orchard Road. "We were amazed at how high …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
What's the view from your window?
Today's forecasted snow storm is predicted to bring up to 8 inches of white stuff to Montgomery County through the evening, with higher snowfall accumulations predicted for the northern and western portions of the county. By Wednesday morning, Gaithersburg was dusted in a light covering of snow. As the weather system moves through the neighborhood, upload your snow photos to Patch and show your neighbors the view from your window.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Burglars stole $100,000 worth of goods from 30 homes, according to Montgomery County Police.
Two Rockville teens and a 21-year-old Rockville man were among six people charged in a North Potomac burglary spree that netted more than $100,000 worth of items, Montgomery County Police said Thursday. According to District Court records accessed online, Tita Ntemgwa Fontava, 21, of the 14000 block of Pellita Terrace, has been charged with 56 counts of burglary, theft, property destruction and related conspiracy charges. Fontava is being held on $20,000 bail and is awaiting a March 1 court hearing. His bail was initially $85,000, the court records show. A 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were charged with numerous counts of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy, malicious destruction of property and the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What did you see outside your window Wednesday morning? Share your snow photos with Patch.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic challenger John Delaney defeats incumbent U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for Maryland's 6th Congressional District.
(Update, 10:45 p.m.) Maryland 5th District Rep. and Democratic WHIP Steny Hoyer introduced the state's new 6th District Rep. John Delaney at approximately 10:20 p.m. Delaney thanked Maryland's 6th District constituents and said his campaign was about standing together and working for the common good of the country. "I promise to work as hard as I can to make differences in your lives, pursue opportunities, and help overcome challenges," Delaney said in his acceptance speech to supporters at the Bolger Conference Center in Potomac. The newly elected Congressman thanked his family, staff, supporters and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for his 20 years of service. Bartlett, 86, issued a statement after falling short in his attempt for an 11th term: It …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Both Hopkins and Tim Newell, the lead plaintiff and spokesperson for the donor family, file motions for summary judgment in lawsuit against the university.
Both sides in a dispute over control of Belward Farm have cross-filed motions asking the court to rule in their favor and immediately end litigation over whether Johns Hopkins University may build a mega commercial research center on the property. Attorneys for Johns Hopkins maintain the school's plan is well within the scope of an agreement signed in 1989 that transferred the property from then-owner Elizabeth Banks to the school. In his cross-motion, however, Tim Newell, representing the family, contends the farm was specifically donated for the school to use it for academic purposes -- not a commercial enterprise. The family's lawsuit seeks to prevent the university from building a 4.7 million-square-foot commercial science park on the …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Montgomery County officials broke ground Thursday on the new Travilah Fire Station, according to a report by WAMU.
Montgomery County officials broke ground Thursday on a new fire station at the corner of Shady Grove Road and Darnestown Road, WAMU reported. The Travilah Fire Station will serve the Gaithersburg-Rockville-North Potomac region which has grown rapidly since a temporary station was opened decades ago, fire chief Richard Bowers told WAMU. "We used to call it the little green house on the prairie, because the only thing that was here was the fire station," says Bowers. "There was nothing behind us." The Travilah station will sit across from the University of Maryland, Shady Grove campus, with the county's Life Sciences Center and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital nearby. The new station is approximately 4 miles west of Rockville Volunteer Fire …