Local officials and residents honor veterans

Cross1BLADENSBURG – On Memorial Day, the American Legion Post #131 (Colmar Manor) joined local politicians and county residents in Bladensburg to honor local veterans. The ceremony was scheduled to take place at the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, known locally as the Peace Cross, but moved to the Bladensburg town hall due to inclement weather.


County composting facilities to start new expansion

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UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Organics Compositing Facility in Upper Marlboro has begun a $5.8 million expansion and, when completed, will become the largest green waste facility on the East Coast.


State Senate candidates talk legislation at forum

LANDOVER – Eight of the candidates for Maryland State Senate for Legislative Districts 23, 24 and 25 discussed current and potential state legislation and their impact on the county during a forum on May 24 at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden. Congregant and sports broadcaster Lou Holder moderated the discussion. The church’s Civic Engagement Ministry developed the questions posed to the candidates. Each candidate answered two questions.


Hometown Heroes: Mike and Kathleen Dugan

HH courtesy photo 02LAUREL – The day before the gala, the Dugan’s home was full of their children and grandchildren popping in and out the door. The next night’s gala was for the 20th anniversary of Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.), which the couple Mike and Kathleen Dugan founded to support families who, like themselves, adopted children.


Top gubernatorial candidates make mark in debate

debateROCKVILLE – In the final month of the Democratic Primary campaign, four of the top Democratic candidates for governor, and two other candidates’ running mates, continued a “violent agreement” on discussions that the candidates had with one another in a debate on May 21.