Judge Dismisses Case Filed by Matchbox Founders; Some Still Think Bethesda's Truebody Gym is Post Office
News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Matchbox founders
A Montgomery County judge has sided against the Matchbox founders in their lawsuit against EagleBank's CEO and other investors they claim tried to push them out of their company. Matchbox founders Ty and Mark Neal say they will appeal the judge's decision to dismiss their claim. The Neals had alleged that EagleBank CEO Ron Paul and others conspired to oust them from the company they'd started in 2003. [Washington Business Journal]
Confused people keep bringing their mail to post-office-turned-gym
People are still trying to mail packages from a former Bethesda post office that's been converted into a gym. The post office at 7400 Wisconsin Ave. was closed in 2012 amid financial difficulty. A gym, Truebody, opened inside the 80-year-old stone building in February. But people who know the structure as a post office are still routinely trying to drop off parcels there, Truebody employees say. [Washingtonian]
Community members want speed cameras on River Road near Whitman
Bethesda residents are pushing for new speed cameras on River Road near Walt Whitman High School. People expressed support for the safety measure during a Monday community meeting at the high school. Residents have been pushing for safety upgrades since a 2016 crash that killed three people at that site on River Road near Braeburn Parkway. At a previous meeting, state leaders said the area likely wouldn't qualify for designation as a school zone, a necessary step in adding the cameras. [WTOP]
Gold medalist Haley Skarupa honored by Montgomery County Council
Montgomery County Council members on Tuesday congratulated Haley Skarupa, a player on the U.S. women's hockey team that won gold in the Winter Olympics. Skarupa grew up in Rockville and is a graduate of Thomas S. Wootton High School. Skarupa's parents, who still live in Montgomery County, joined her for the recognition. [WTOP]
Wet, gray Wednesday ahead
Wednesday is expected to be drizzly, with some patches of fog in the morning. The high will be about 66 degrees, but temperatures are expected to dip into the high 40s overnight.
In case you missed it ...