By Kit Slack

Every month, the College Park Here & Now brings to your doorstep the news you can’t find anywhere else. This month, you can read about community support for kids at Hollywood Elementary and the growth of a ballet studio in town. We’re also bringing you the final installment in our series on traffic fatalities in the county, as well as our stories about the city’s new election process and election results. You can learn about local ecology in our  “College Park Wild” column, and this month we offer a new one for you on eating local: “What to Eat Here & Now.”

As fully one-quarter of newspapers in the country shuttered over the past two decades, the College Park Here & Now faced into that prevailing wind and published its first newspaper in the spring of 2020. Local newspapers like yours connect communities, support local businesses, decrease government corruption and combat political polarization. 

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This fall, we need your help to take the next step! Our board is taking on an ambitious strategic planning process, and we are considering adding Spanish-language content to our newspapers to serve our growing Spanish-speaking populations. We also aim to increase our coverage of local government and education developments. 

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