From the Editor

From The Editor: The case for West Hyattsville

October 15, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — On Sept. 12, the news that I usually report on hit too close to home. I woke up to a crime scene in my driveway. A man had been stabbed a few blocks away, then ran until he collapsed, bleeding from multiple wounds just feet from my back door. Thankfully, I did not see the [read more]

From the Editor: Farewell — for now

October 15, 2016

By MARK GOODSON — I am skeptical of the media. With the presidential election approaching in November, I am reminded that mainstream media dilutes politics into personal interest and polls, nearly avoiding policy altogether. It’s hard to scroll the news today and feel better about the state of [read more]

From the Editor: When the press becomes the news

August 11, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD AND T. CARTER ROSS  — On the night of Aug. 1, the City Council considered the city’s contract with the Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T). What has been a routine vote to renew the contract turned into a heated debate about the role of this paper in the community. At [read more]

From the Editor: Thank you, Principal Reap

June 11, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Surprises are always fun. On Wednesday, June 8, Principal Walter Reap walked into what he thought was a staff meeting. Instead, he was greeted by members of the City of Hyattsville Police Department, City Administrator Tracey Nicholson, Policy and Community Coordinator for [read more]

From the Editor: Pet care requires more than love

April 13, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — On March 28, my family and I had to make a tough decision. Our family dog, Sam, became ill and he no longer wanted to eat or drink. He was sleeping more and walking very slowly. The truth was right in front of our eyes; Sam was getting older, but I didn’t want to accept the [read more]

From the Editor: I will not let fear take the trails from me

February 5, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — I have worked in local news in the Washington, DC, region for 10 years. I am an encyclopedia of the bad things that could happen to a person and the crazy incidents which have occurred in this region during that time. My job now in great part is to find out and report the bad [read more]

From the Editor: Hello to Hyattsville

January 12, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — I am Maria James, and it is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as the new managing editor of the Hyattsville Life & Times. In October, we received the unfortunate news that our former managing editor, Caroline Selle, made the tough decision to step down from her [read more]

From the Editor: A fond farewell

October 21, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE — Readers, it’s time for me to say farewell. Well, sort of. The October issue is my last as managing editor of the Hyattsville Life & Times, but I’m not quite saying goodbye. Though I’ll no longer be employed by the paper, I’m not leaving the city or leaving this [read more]

From the Editor: Join us on April 22 at the 2015 Election Forum

April 7, 2015

BY CAROLINE SELLE — It’s election season, and this is an exciting year! In the City of Hyattsville’s municipal elections, the Office of the Mayor and five seats on the Hyattsville City Council are up for grabs. Fifteen candidates have filed to run for office, seven of whom are running for the [read more]
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