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Melanie Dzwonchyk

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Melanie Dzwonchyk is editor of the Laurel Leader and news editor of the Howard County Times and the Columbia Flier. A Laurel resident for more than 30 years, she started as features editor of the Leader in 1995.

Recent Articles

  • Water service restored at Bryant Woods Elementary in Columbia

    Water service restored at Bryant Woods Elementary in Columbia

    Water service has been restored at Bryant Woods Elementary today after a water main break near the school cut off the water supply early this morning, schools spokesman John White said. White said the school was aware of the water issue before the school day, and the principal sent messages to...

  • After record early voting turnout, Election Day is final showdown

    After record early voting turnout, Election Day is final showdown

    After a flood of turnout during early voting, Laurel residents head to the polls today for the final day of voting in the presidential election. Statewide, more than 850,000 voters took advantage of early voting, which was expanded by two days this year. Outside Laurel Elementary's polling location,...

  • New Laurel library to maintain Stanley Memorial name

    New Laurel library to maintain Stanley Memorial name

    In a reversal of a Library Trustee Board decision made in 2014, the new Laurel library will maintain the building's original name that reflects the contributions of 19th-century Laurel statesman Charles Stanley, who was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Prince George's County Memorial Library...

  • Bollman Bridge teacher heads to Rio for Paralympics

    Bollman Bridge teacher heads to Rio for Paralympics

    This has been a busy week for Cortney Jordan. Thursday, she was hired by the Howard County Public School System to teach fourth grade at Bollman Bridge Elementary in Jessup. Today, she is catching a flight to Houston, first stop on her way to Rio de Janeiro to swim in the 2016 Paralympic Games...

  • Roads close in Laurel for parade, fireworks on Saturday

    Roads close in Laurel for parade, fireworks on Saturday

    Some roads in Laurel will be temporarily closed for the annual Independence Day celebration July 2, and city offices will close and trash collections will change for the July 4 holiday on Monday. The Laurel Fourth of July Committee sponsors the city's annual celebration, which is held on the Saturday...

  • Laurel Volunteer Fire Department to sponsor flag placement

    Laurel Volunteer Fire Department to sponsor flag placement

    The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department is inviting the community to participate in a flag placement at the station this weekend. Beginning Friday, July 1 and continuing through Sunday, July 3, community members can bring a hand-held flag, with a staff no larger than two-feet tall, and post it in...

  • Laurel Town Lodge residents given notice to move

    Laurel Town Lodge residents given notice to move

    Residents of a rooming house off Main Street have been given notice to move out by ARK Real Estate Management Group as the building is being sold to the city of Laurel's Community Redevelopment Authority. The building, at 41 B St. and known as Laurel Town Lodge, allows tenants to hold week-to-week...

  • Digging out begins as Laurel recovers from weekend snow storm

    Digging out begins as Laurel recovers from weekend snow storm

    While Laurel continues to recover from the weekend's blizzard, which dumped 27 inches of snow over most of the area, Monday will offer most residents another day free of work and school. The Office of Personnel Management is keeping federal offices closed, and all area school systems are keeping...

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