Are you a senior citizen eligible to receive up to $20,000 in "green" upgrades to your Bowie home? Click here for more details.
After covering Bowie area troubles on the Maryland School Assessment tests last week, the Bowie Star reports on the area's bright spots. Whitehall Elementary School ranked first in the county on the math portion of the test. Perhaps the kids were helping their parents calculate student capacity numbers at the school. Other area schools ranking high on the test include Heather Hills, Tulip Grove and Rockledge elementary schools. Click here to read more details.
Have you contributed to the $440,000 in fines levied in the City of Bowie speed camera program? Twenty citations are linked to one car, and more cameras are planned. Click here for more details.
Some guy named Doug Peters is running for re-election for the Maryland Senate District 23 seat. Ever hear of him? Click here for more details.
The following stories appeared in this week's Bowie Star:
- Bowie offers large carts to encourage recycling
- Bowie rolls over $608K to green housing program
- Counselor calls for more clinics in Dist. 23A
- NAACP schedules three additional candidate forums
- Several Bowie elementary schools finish among county's best
- Son's illness inspires Bowie mother to help others
- Bowie speed cameras cite 11,000 tickets in less than three months
- Bowie councilmember's request for funds starts vigorous debate
- New Lake Arbor Elementary principal to focus on classroom success (former Whitehall assistant principal).
- Leslie Johnson running for County Council District 6 seat
- Peters running for re-election for Senate Dist. 23
- O'Malley banking on Prince George's support
- County police blotters (Bowie is in District 2)
- Unity in wake of ‘serial killer' case
- West Laurel girl finds strength in swimming
- Hot, dry summer is taking toll on farmers
- Upper Marlboro school makes final touches
- No foul play suspected in Laurel death