Prince George’s Rising is a countywide newsletter designed to empower communities with key information and issues of concern. Councilman Mel Franklin serves the residents of District 9 on the Prince George’s County Council.  Click on the link below to access this very informative bi-weekly newsletter . . . . 

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happy-memorial-day-clipart-memorial-day-flagTown Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 29th10:00 a.m.

at the Town Hall—14211 School Lane

Be sure NOT to miss the Town’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony this year.

Come and hear guest speakers share their fascinating stories of their tours of duty while in the military. Below is the agenda:

  • Welcome & Introduction of Guests: President James Storey- Oath of Allegiance
  • Presentation of Colors:  Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC.
  • National Anthem
  • Placement of Wreath: Police Chief Calvin Washington (U.S. Navy vet)
  • Guest Speaker:  U.S. Marine Corps (ret.) Jim Benson- History of 20-21st Century Warfare
  • Speaker: President James Storey (U.S. Air Force ret.)-  An Odyssey; Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
  • Taps: John Roberts (Trumpet, FDHS Band)
  • Retirement of the Colors / “God Bless America”: end of Formal Ceremony
  • Social Hour inside Town Hall: Light Refreshments

We will also have music, delicious food & beverages—and of course, good old fashioned comradery with new and old friends. So please, drop by and join us—as we honor those who served, and are currently serving, in the United States Armed Forces.

The Town Office will be CLOSED for business on Memorial Day and repon on Tuesday May 31st at 9am.


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It’s that time of year again! The Show Place Arena will be hosting many area High School Graduations over the next few weeks. Please expect heavy traffic volume and delays throughout Downtown Upper Marlboro and in particular the below intersections as attendees are released:

  • MD Route 4 (Pennsylvania Ave) at Water Street Interchange
  • Main Street / Route 202 Intersection

Please consider entering Town though alternative routes such as Old Crain Highway or Rt 725 Old Marlboro Pike. Please see the below graduation schedule:

The Upper Marlboro Board of Town Commissioners will be holding their next Work Session on MONDAY May 22, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. at the Town Hall: 14211 School Lane Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  The meeting is open to the public. 

Meeting Agenda: WS-agenda_052217


All meetings are subject to closure in accordance with the State Open Meetings Act—House Bill 217

Click on the link below to read the approved meeting minutes from the April 2017 Regular Town Meeting & Board Work Session . . .

April 11, 2017 Town Meeting: TM-minutes_041117_Apprvd

April 25, 2017 Board Worksession: WS-minutes_042517_Apprvd

Click on link below to find the May 2017 issue of the Landings newsletter . . .


The Board of Town Commissioners for the Town of Upper Marlboro will hold a Regular Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Agenda items will include introduction of proposed FY2018 Town Budget.

The meeting is open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment. Please contact Town Hall with any questions or concerns or 301-627-6905.

Click to read agenda: TM-agenda_050917

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Darnell’s Chance House Museum is sponsoring Kid’s Passport to Maryland History

When: Saturday April 29th, 2017 11am-3pm

Where: Darnall’s Chance House Museum 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

What: Join us at Darnall’s Chance in Upper Marlboro for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System Kid’s Passport to Maryland History, to travel through Maryland history! Fill up your “passport” with crafts and activities for school-aged children, and become a Junior Maryland Historian. Info Contact (301) 952-8010





The CSA 23 Leadership Council presents a Financial Seminar for High School students on Saturday, April 29, 2017 2pm-4pm.

The seminar is FREE and will be led by a team of qualified representatives from one of our Upper Marlboro local banks. The information will cover real life experiences, practical decision making situations, lots of up-to-date information about money and being good stewards of your finances. Parents of the students are also welcome to attend. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

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*** All interested students must make a reservation by emailing your Name, Address, Grade Level and Contact information to no later than Thursday, April 27, 2017. ***

The Upper Marlboro Board of Town Commissioners will hold their next regular Board Work Session on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:15 am at the Upper Marlboro Town Hall, 14211 School Lane Upper Marlboro MD 20772. Work Sessions are open to the public, however, public participation is is at the discretion of the Board of Town Commissioners.

A portion of this meeting will be closed under General Provisions Article § 3-305(b) of the Open Meetings Act

Meeting Agenda: WS-agenda_042517

Please contact Town Offices with any questions or concerns 301-627-6905 ex 3 or

All meetings are subject to closure in accordance with the State Open Meetings Act—House Bill 217