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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

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  • Howard County officer injured in shooting is discharged from hospital

    Howard County officer injured in shooting is discharged from hospital
    A Howard County police officer who was shot and wounded by a suspect who has since been captured has been released from the hospital, police said Sunday. Steven Houk, 30, a two-year veteran of the department, was seriously wounded after being shot on...
  • Alcuin H. 'Al' Krebs, teacher

    Alcuin H. 'Al' Krebs, teacher
    Alcuin H. "Al" Krebs, a retired Baltimore public schools reading resource teacher and World War II combat Marine, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Brightwood assisted living in Catonsville. He was 86. The son of a lithographer and a homemaker,...
  • Thefts from autos reported in city, South Laurel [Crime log]

    Thefts from autos reported in city, South Laurel [Crime log]
    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Westmeath Drive, 14100 block, Oct....
  • Laurel Police report three burglaries [Crime Log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Woodland Court, 100 block, Nov. 15. Unforced-entry burglary. Player Drive, 9300 block, Nov. 14. Motor...
  • Share your blessings with those in need

    Share your blessings with those in need
    Many people find the holiday season to be a time to share their blessings with the less fortunate. Local organizations and advocacy groups such as those below would put your gift to good use. • Oaklands Presbyterian Church has a food pantry on-site...
  • Laurel Police report robbery with firearm [Crime Log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Laurel Lakes Court, 7900 block,...
  • Laurel Leader archives find a new home at Laurel Museum

    Laurel Leader archives find a new home at Laurel Museum
    As the closing date of the current Laurel Library building approaches, library officials have been busy figuring out where all the building's resources will go. Some will make the move to the new library building. Others are being sold to raise money...
  • Memories of sister lost in 1963 Birmingham church bombing fill Laurel home

    Memories of sister lost in 1963 Birmingham church bombing fill Laurel home
    On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four young black girls. One of those girls was Diane Braddock's 14-year-old sister, Carole Robertson. It...
  • Monica Otal directs Central Maryland Chorale's Winter Concert

    Enjoy a Winter Concert presented by the Laurel-based Central Maryland Chorale, Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., in Silver Spring. Directed by Monica Otal, the concert features Schubert's...
  • Thunder Brigade drum and bugle corps marches into Laurel

    Thunder Brigade drum and bugle corps marches into Laurel
    Brass and percussion musicians and color guard performers from local band programs descended Nov. 30 on the gym at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club to join a new drum and bugle corps. Thunder Brigade, a program of the nonprofit Mighty Sounds Production,...
  • Holiday happenings kick off the season in Laurel

    Holiday happenings kick off the season in Laurel
    Annual Holiday Group Show — Montpelier's resident artists' holiday exhibition, Dec. 6-29, open house, Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m., Resident Artists Gallery, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Center open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 301-377-7800. Arts....
  • Franchot shops local for the holidays in Laurel

    Franchot shops local for the holidays in Laurel
    Laurel streets were lightly dusted with snow Monday, but the weather was just right for Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to do some holiday shopping. Franchot stopped by an indoor Farmers Market set up at the Laurel Mill Playhouse Dec. 9 as part of...