In August, The Laurel Independent expanded its circulation outside Laurel’s city limits. The paper, which launched in July 2022, was awarded a $20,000 grant by the Prince George’s County Council, and we would like to thank both the council for their generosity and Councilmember Tom Dernoga  (District 1) for his efforts in securing the grant. The funding allows us to now include addresses that are outside of the city proper, which close to doubles our distribution; about 30,000 homes will now receive The Laurel Independent every month. 

I’d like to offer a hearty welcome to our new readers; we hope you’ll look forward to finding us in your mailbox every bit as much as we value bringing you news and information about events in the community.

Katie V. Jones, managing editor