Potomac River

November 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

White’s Ferry Study Details Scenarios for Restoring Service 

A joint study from Montgomery and Loudoun counties evaluating the future of White’s Ferry was released Thursday. Since 1786, the ferry had transported commuters across the Potomac River between Montgomery County, near Poolesville, and Loudoun County, Virginia. In Dec. 2020, the ferry shut down service after more than 230 years following a court ruling that […]

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September 3, 2021 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Flood Warning for Potomac River at Edwards Ferry

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood warning until 6:49 p.m. for the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry.  According to the warning, minor flooding is expected for Edwards Ferry and other areas of the Potomac, including the areas of Paw Paw, Hancock, Dam Number Five, Shepherdstown, Harpers Ferry, Point of Rocks, and Little […]

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July 16, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Tips For a Safe and Fun Hike

Outdoor sports have seen a resurgence since the beginning of the pandemic and hiking often tops the list. But,  it can also be dangerous if you don’t plan ahead. Here are some helpful tips to keep your hiking trip safe and family-friendly. With more than 250 miles of trails, Montgomery Parks features several recreation and […]

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July 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Adults Suffer Likely Heat Exhaustion in Separate Incidents Around Billy Goat Trail 

Fire and rescue services responded to two separate incidents of likely heat exhaustion in the Billy Goat Trail area on Tuesday, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Around 3:40 p.m., Piringer reported a medical emergency on Billy Goat Trail A. One adult likely suffered heat exhaustion and was […]

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June 7, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Investiga Incidente Ocurrido en el Río Potomac

La policía del condado de Montgomery continúa investigando un incidente que ocurrió en el río Potomac el 31 de mayo. Según los detectives, los testigos revelaron que Franky Smith Gonzales Sapaico, de 26 años, de Springfield, Virginia, estaba nadando en el río en el área de Scott’s Run cuando se sumergió y nunca volvió a […]

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June 7, 2021 | Staff Writer

Police Investigating Potomac River Drowning

Montgomery County Police continue to investigate a drowning that happened in the Potomac River on May 31. According to detectives, witnesses revealed that 26-year-old Franky Smith Gonzales Sapaico of Springfield, Virginia, was swimming in the river in the area of Scott’s Run when he went underwater and never resurfaced. Managed Search and Operations Team officers […]

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April 19, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Two Rescued After Injuries on Billy Goat Trail

Two individuals were rescued on separate occasions near the Billy Goat Trail on Sunday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to the scenes after receiving reports that the individuals were trapped or injured, according to department spokesman Pete Piringer. The first rescue occurred on Billy Goat Trail A, at the Great Falls region […]

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February 26, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Submerged in Water, Kayaker in Potomac River Rescued

A kayaker in the Potomac River, near Great Falls, was separated from his boat and plunged into the water on Wednesday. The boater was estimated to be submerged for 20 minutes in the 48 degree water with no wetsuit. This is considered to be hypothermic levels. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, with assistance from Fairfax […]

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February 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Following Legal Dispute, White’s Ferry Purchased by Virginia Businessman

Montgomery County’s historic White’s Ferry has a new owner who plans to resume service after it was shutdown last December over a legal dispute. Chuck Kuhn, CEO of the Sterling-based company JK Moving Services, purchased the ferry with his wife, Stacy, according to a statement. Kerri Cook, President of the Poolesville Town Commissioners, said residents […]

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January 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

After White’s Ferry Shutdown, Leaders Hope for Resolution

After more than 230 years of operation, White’s Ferry announced on Dec. 28 that it would stop service effective immediately following a November court ruling in Virginia. Since 1786, the ferry transported commuters across the Potomac River between Montgomery County, near Poolesville, and Loudoun County, Virginia. MyMCM spoke with Kerri Cook, president of the Town […]

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