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My Two Cents: A Letter to the Editor

March 7, 2017

Consider challenging, rather than ignoring, the law I read with concern the article “Councilmember Paschall, eight cosponsors introduce sanctuary city legislation” (Jan. 13). Councilmembers Perry and Frazier were not invited to comment on the proposed legislation. This, according to Paschall, [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Unusual warm weather awakens aphids

March 7, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, I’ve lived in Hyattsville for 25 years, and I do not recall a February as warm and dry as the one we’ve just had. We usually get a couple of good snowfalls in February. This worries me for a number of reasons, but most upsetting is the sight of aphids already [read more]

More than your local book store

March 7, 2017

BY MARK GOODSON — Charisma Wooten changed out of her Jackie “Moms” Mabley wardrobe and joined the audience in the back of Robert Harper Books after her Feb. 25 performance. “This is better than Blues Alley,” she said of the Riverdale book store and concert venue, comparing it to [read more]

Council hears options for police department, municipal building

March 7, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville City Council will have some big — and expensive — decisions to make regarding future building projects. And there’s pressure to make those decisions soon. At the Feb. 15 city council work session, city staff presented a range of options for relocation of the [read more]

Hyattsville citizens propose circulator-connector shuttle

March 7, 2017

BY ELLEN TREIMEL — Hyattsville adopted the slogan “A World Within Walking Distance” in October 2006, and with a total area of 2.7 square miles in the city, it seems like this could easily be the case. As Hyattsville has undergone economic redevelopment in the last several years, walkable [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Butterfly gardens

February 27, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, I enjoyed the Hyattsville Horticultural Society seed sale and made my usual purchases of my favorite vegetable and flower seeds. Then I talked to some people at the information tables and learned that insecticide-free “butterfly gardens” can help the butterflies as [read more]
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