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Laurel

Beginnings: Because it was situated midway between Aquebogue and Mattituck on the North Fork, Laurel was known for many years as Middle District. When Riverhead Town split from Southold in 1792, the new border ran through the little farming community, dividing it in half. Middle District later became Franklinville some time before residents formed their own Presbyterian church in 1831, and finally Franklinville became Laurel in 1890. The substitution may have been inspired by the area's abundance of laurel trees and bushes.
Beginnings: Because it was situated midway between Aquebogue and Mattituck on the North Fork, Laurel was known for many years as Middle District. When Riverhead Town split from Southold in 1792, the new border ran through the little farming community, dividing it in half. Middle District later became Franklinville some time before residents formed their own Presbyterian church in 1831, and finally Franklinville became Laurel in 1890. The substitution may have been inspired by the area's abundance of laurel trees and bushes. « Show less

Top Laurel Articles

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  • Boys and Girls Club task force finishes fact finding

    After five months and eight, at times tenuous, meetings, the Laurel Boys and Girls Club task force had all but run its course when it met for the penultimate time last week. "We've had, if nothing else, a full examination of all the elements of this,"...
  • Police, first responders educate and entertain at Laurel's National Night Out

    Police, first responders educate and entertain at Laurel's National Night Out
    Police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel gathered at Granville Gude Park Tuesday evening for Laurel's annual National Night Out. Organized in communities across the country, National Night Out is an opportunity for law enforcement officials...
  • Free dental clinic draws hundreds to Pallotti's gym [Old Town Laurel]

    There were no bouncing balls or athletes hurriedly pacing the facilities floor in the gym at St. Vincent Pallotti High School this past Friday and Saturday. The sports arena had been transformed into a 53-chair dental facility. While the first day's count...
  • Nuts and bolts of jury duty from the other side of the bench [Commentary]

    This is a report from juror No. 26. I was recently summoned to jury service for the first time in my life. While I have presided over 518 jury trials, this was my first time on the other side of the bench. They start early — 7:30 a.m. There is a...
  • In 'Seussical,' Horton hears his Who on Main Street

    In 'Seussical,' Horton hears his Who on Main Street
    Who'd a thunk the Cat in the Hat would be tapping his feet on Main Street? Or that Horton and his Whos would arrive just in time to deliver their story in musical rhyme? It's because the 2013 Summer Youth Production of "Seussical the Musical" is playing...
  • Tax preparers collecting supplies for Laurel schools

    Tax preparers collecting supplies for Laurel schools
    Liberty Tax is collecting back-to-school supplies, which will be donated to four Laurel elementary schools on Aug. 30: Laurel Woods, Bollman Bridge, Maryland City and Brockbridge elementary schools. The collection will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays,...
  • Where to donate school supplies

    • Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, 311 Laurel Ave., 301-776-0442. Items needed: Backpacks, lunch boxes, pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, composition books, 3-ring binders, loose leaf paper, scissors, glue, colored pencils, crayons and...
  • Laurel groups step up when back-to-school stretches family budgets

    Laurel groups step up when back-to-school stretches family budgets
    With the first day of school just around the corner, shoppers across the country are expected to spend $26.7 billion in back-to-school shopping this year — an average of $634.78 per family, according to the National Retail Federation. But not...
  • Dimensions Healthcare announces site for new regional medical center

    Largo Town Center will be the site of a new regional medical center for Prince George's County, members of the Dimensions Healthcare System Board of Directors announced Thursday, Aug. 22. The board chose the spot based on Largo's accessibility, central...
  • Prince George's Police mark one-year anniversary of fallen Laurel officer

    Prince George's Police mark one-year anniversary of fallen Laurel officer
    The Prince George's County Police Department Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Laurel resident Pfc. Adrian Morris, who died in a police pursuit on Interstate 95 on Aug. 20, 2012.  Morris, who was 23 at the time of his death, was...
  • Cameras on cops

    Cameras on cops
    Over the years there have any number of citizen complaints about police use of excessive force and other misconduct, including some high-profile cases where suspects died while in custody. But too often investigations into such complaints end in a...
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