From the Editor

From the Editor: A new series for an old problem

September 16, 2019

By LINDSAY MYERS — How do you describe a community? What sort of information matters?  Thorton Wilder’s 1938 play “Our Town” considers these questions as it explores the lives of several residents in a small New England town around the turn of the 20th century. The people are ordinary [read more]

From the Editor: Many thanks for the warm welcome!

August 17, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — Hello to all you Hyattsville Life & Times (HL&T) readers! I am so happy to have joined the paper as the new associate editor. Thank you very much for the warm welcome you’ve already extended to me. I never thought I would end up covering city council happenings [read more]

From the Editor: When ‘work bliss’ can lead to burnout

July 12, 2019

By MARIA D. JAMES — What happens when passion leads to burnout? That’s the question Jennifer Moss attempted to answer in her July 1 online article for the Harvard Business Review. Moss, a workplace expert and award-winning author of the book Unlocking Happiness at Work, challenges the advice [read more]

From the Editor: Not really goodbye

May 15, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD —Most people reflect on their lives at the end of the year, just before the new year. But for me, spring always brings reflection. After a long winter, things start to come back to life and bloom — there is new energy, a rebirth, a reawakening. As I’ve been reflecting on my [read more]

We say goodbye, and we say hello, hello, hello

January 10, 2019

By HEATHER WRIGHT — As 2018 ebbs away, we take this opportunity to look across the expanse of the receding year, reflecting on what we as a community lost and what we gained. Goodbye In 2018, we said goodbye to a number of people who served the City of Hyattsville long and well. In July, two [read more]

From the Editor: A reflection on libraries, old and new

November 19, 2018

By LINDSAY MYERS — When I was a child, the library in my hometown was in a tiny, rectangular storefront about the size of the Hyattsville post office. There were no group study rooms, no reading nooks, no toddler-sized tables covered in puzzles. Mostly, there were books. And I spent hours there [read more]

From the Editor: There’s no news desert here

October 14, 2018

By HEATHER WRIGHT — In this edition, you’ll see an article by Alfred Lawson, a 96-year-old pharmacist, expressing his gratitude to Hyattsville for the success of his business, Lawson’s Pharmacy, which he sold to Richard Sabatelli in 1986. In a cover letter to the Hyattsville Life & [read more]

From the Editor: Schools, scouts address digital use and safety

September 24, 2018

By HEATHER WRIGHT — In our May print edition, I referred to smartphones as “time-sucking labyrinths” and discussed how tech companies strive to keep us on our digital devices. As a direct result of my research for that article, I’ve set my phone to grayscale. Without a carnival-colored [read more]

From the Editor: Thank you, Chief Holland and Sgt. Johnson

August 14, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Recently, two of the department’s best retired from the Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD): Chief Doug Holland and Sgt. Suzette (Suzie) Johnson hung up their police hats after 19.5 years and 25 years with HCPD, respectively. While working for Hyattsville Life & [read more]
1 2 3 9
Optimized with PageSpeed Ninja