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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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  • 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 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 Police report armed robbery [Crime log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Gorman Avenue, 700 block, Aug. 11. Bicycle theft. Montrose Avenue, 300 block, Aug. 11. Theft....
  • New buffet expands Laurel's dining options

    A long line at Laurel Plaza June 28 heralded the grand opening of Grande Buffet and Grill, where the first 100 takers in the late-morning line were treated to free chow — as much of it as they wanted. As green, yellow, red and blue streamers met a...
  • National Kidney Foundation honors Laurel volunteer

    Laurel resident Dr. Deidra Crews received the Greater Baltimore Community and Patients Service Committee All-Star Award at the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland's annual Volunteer Awards Reception at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Sponsored by...
  • Students from Laurel graduate, earn dean's list honors

    James Strickland and Colleen Baxley, both of Laurel and sophomores at Merrimack College, in North Andover, Mass,. were named to the dean's list for the spring semester. The following students from Laurel were named to the dean's list for the spring...
  • Laurel college student awarded fellowship; students earn dean's list recognition

    Brent Ault, of Laurel, was awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va., to support further study of American history. The fellowship will fund up to $24,000 of Ault's course of study toward a...
  • Laurel sports notices

    Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/LL Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; e-mail cclary@tribune.com. Include date, time, location, contact information...
  • Most high school boys basketball tournaments begin tonight

     
    The Pius X tournament, set to begin Wednesday, was postponed a night because of the inclement weather. The tourney will go tonight with Pen Argyl meeting Delaware Valley of New Jersey at 5 and Pius X playing Pocono Charter at 7. Here's the complete...
  • Following county trend, Laurel seeing fewer car thefts

    The number of auto thefts in Prince George's County has dropped by more than 54 percent over the last five years, according to state figures. Laurel Police Department officials said the city has also seen a decreased number of auto thefts in recent years....