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Behind the scenes of the house tour

May 10, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — The annual Historic Hyattsville House Tour takes place on Sunday, May 15. It’s a venerable city tradition, now in its 32nd year, that draws both city residents and visitors from all over the region to walk through our showcase residences, businesses and other landmark [read more]

New council to face tough budget questions

May 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY – Higher expenses and a flat tax rate will likely translate into leaner times for the Hyattsville city government in the next year. Preliminary briefings by staff suggest that the 2012 budget will include little room for new spending on city services. In fact, the need to [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]

PHOTO: Boy Scout Troop 224 Eagle Scout Project

April 10, 2011

Boy Scouts in Hyattsville Troop 224 renovated benches in a Magruder Park picnic pavilion on March 19. Scout William LaChance (second from left), who organized the project as part of meeting the requirements to earn an Eagle Scout ranking, is joined by fellow Scouts Cody Thomas, Stephen Miller, [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the Ward 2 candidates

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Ward 2 incumbent William Tierney hopes to fend off political newcomers Shani Warner and Connor Wilkinson. We invited each candidate to submit 300 words of their [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the Ward 1 candidates

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Longtime Ward 1 incumbent Douglas Dudrow hopes to fend off three challengers: Candace Hollingsworth, William Jenne and Scott Matirne. We invited each candidate to submit [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the mayoral candidates

April 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Mayor Bill Gardiner will not be running for re-election, so the race for the top spot is the only one without an incumbent. Vying to replace him are [read more]
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