Columns

From the Editor: Sometimes, you can’t go home again

May 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE —Let me start by saying that I know that we’re not in Kansas anymore. Or, in my case, Alabama. But I hope you’ll bear with me just this once if I write about a city other than Hyattsville. By now, of course, you’ve heard about the record-setting tornadoes that ripped through [read more]

Hugh’s News: A ‘news’ perspective

April 10, 2011

BY HUGH TURLEY — There are now more television news choices than ever before. MHz Networks, an independent broadcaster in Falls Church, Va., offers five channels from 30.1 to 30.5 on a digital tuner. The globally-oriented programming is free with a good antenna so no cable service is required; [read more]

Miss Floribunda: What to grow for a garden full of butterflies

April 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My store is located in a heavy-traffic area, with the pollution and nerve-wracking noise that always goes with it. In back is a bit of ground that faces east, as well as a fairly long strip to one side that faces north. Last year, my wife bought an assortment of annual seeds [read more]

My Two Cents: A too-speedy passage of speed camera legislation?

April 10, 2011

BY MARY THORNTON — On March 7, the Hyattsville City Council passed Ordinance 2011-01 giving the city the authority to establish an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Program in Hyattsville. Or  in layman’s terms, to install speed cameras in newly established “school zones” throughout our [read more]

Home births on the rise in Hyattsville

February 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND AMIRA AYCOCK — In the not-too-distant past, having a baby automatically meant a lengthy hospital stay. But today, increasing numbers of women are bypassing the hospital altogether. Stephen Burgoyne was the first of his siblings to be born at their Hyattsville home. Above: [read more]
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