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Under new department head Robert Ferree, Laurel DPW preps for winter
Under new department head Robert Ferree, Laurel DPW preps for winter

For the past three decades, Robert Ferree has spent countless snowy winter nights on plows and trucks toiling to spread salt and sand and clear the snow from Laurel's streets. The 37-year Department of Public Works veteran talks about “fighting snow” like the battle-tested city employee he is. This year, though, might be different for Ferree, who was recently named director of the department. His duties as director require him to be less like a soldier and more like a general, but old habits die hard, and Ferree knows it. “If the office is set up and everything seems to be going slowly, I probably will be out on a snowplow,” Ferree said. “That's...

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