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Primary election coverage: District 8 candidates

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Elections VOTESEABROOK – As the June 26 primary inches closer, local candidates are gearing up for the election. Candidates Monique Anderson-Walker, Carlton Carter, Tony Knotts, Karen Porter and Markida Walker are running for the county council District 8 seat, which is being vacated by Obie Patterson. All of these candidates are running as Democrats. District 8 includes Camp Springs, Oxon Hill and Fort Washington.

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Council remands concrete plant

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UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County District Council remanded local company Ernest Maier’s application for a special exception for the construction of a concrete batching plant in Bladensburg back to the zoning hearing examiner on May 7.

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Turning Point Academy site status

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UPPER MARLBORO — As the Prince George’s County Board of Education considers school administration’s options for one of the oldest public charter schools in the country, they face a difficult question: if they remove the people who created Turning Point Academy from the school , is it still Turning Point Academy?

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A delightfully looney ‘Barber of Seville’

Barber of SevilleWASHINGTON, D.C. – Readers may remember Bugs Bunny, in “The Rabbit of Seville” posing as a barber on the operatic stage, rubbing the hair tonic “Figaro Fertilizer” on Elmer Fudd’s bald head, only to have Fudd react angrily to the “wascally wabbit” when his head grows flowers instead of hair. Tom and Jerry also had an episode in which cat and mouse undermine each other’s efforts to sing Figaro’s famous aria. Cartoon antics testify to the enduring appeal of Rossini’s opera. They also inform the Washington National Opera’s delightful production of “The Barber of Seville,” now appearing at the Kennedy Center through May 19.

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Lady Pumas muscle Bulldogs out of state playoffs

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Colby CooperUPPER MARLBORO – Attacker Colby Cooper tried not to scream through the stinging pain, but her eyes were already filled with tears. The Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School sophomore was accidentally hit by an opposing stick on her head during a loose ball scramble in a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) 4A girls lacrosse state playoff match against Bowie High School on May 11.

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Eleanor Roosevelt stuns Bowie in comeback win

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Chris Jones baseballGREENBELT – When the state playoffs begin, a brand new season starts and teams become willing to do anything to chase championship glory. The Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders (16-3) took the field against the rival Bowie Bulldogs (13-6) to complete a four-run comeback victory (7-6) on May 12 during a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) 4A baseball playoff match.

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