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Howard County to host open houses to gather input on Route 1 safety needs

Following a spike last year in pedestrian deaths along or near Route 1 in Howard County, the Office of Transportation is taking new action to improve safety in the industrial corridor known for the danger it poses to pedestrians and bikers. Six people were killed in five separate incidents on or...

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  • Pallotti volleyball on the move under new coach

    Pallotti volleyball on the move under new coach

    New volleyball coach Tamara Leslie wasn’t at St. Vincent Pallotti High last year, but she knows that the returning players have some extra motivation after they were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the league playoffs.Pallotti lost to Catholic High in three straight sets, after they went 9-1...

  • Pallotti football seeks to defend title in MIAA B Conference

    Pallotti football seeks to defend title in MIAA B Conference

    Last season, quarterback Brandon Stewart guided St. Vincent Pallotti High to a football title, as the Panthers beat Boys’ Latin, 53-10, for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference crown. Even with two years of starting experience at the Laurel school on his resume, senior...

  • Former Laurel High standout's opportunity as college coach finally arrives

    Former Laurel High standout's opportunity as college coach finally arrives

    Damian Pitts had been the assistant men's basketball coach at Division II Millersville University for 15 years when his long-time boss and mentor, Fred Thompson, was let go after the 2015-16 season. Pitts, a 1994 graduate of Laurel High School, was a logical and qualified candidate to take over...

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  • Laurel police officer earns state traffic safety award

    Laurel police officer earns state traffic safety award

    Laurel police officer Joseph Kropff was among 39 officers throughout the state who received the 2017 Maryland Traffic Safety Specialist award Wednesday, which recognizes police efforts to ensure highway safety. The statewide, grant-funded program features more than 1,000 participating officers,...

  • Missionary team returns from Peruvian Mountains [West County]

    Severn’s Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene missionary team recently returned from another successful trek to the Peruvian Mountains. The July 20-30 trip to the province of Ayacucho, Peru, was missionary Lorn Taylor’s 23rd trip. His last four trips have been to Peru as team leader. Although...

  • Teachers and students get ready for school [West Laurel}

    It is interesting how a date such as Sept. 6 can mean so many different things to different people. After all, that is the day that school begins in Prince George’s County. Teachers are coming back to classrooms after a much needed break. It’s back to business now! Students are excited with great...

  • Montpelier community celebrates 50 years [Montpeller/South Laurel]

    Congratulations to the Montpelier community which celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding on Aug.12. Current and former residents, many of whom were original property owners, enjoyed a reunion celebration with many shared memories, delicious food and music of the ’60s and ‘70s provided...

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