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The Maryland Independent (USPS-331-820) is published twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays, except holidays, at 204 Washington Avenue La Plata, MD 20646 by APG Media of Chesapeake, LLC. For further details about APG, go to

Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mailing address: The Maryland Independent, 204 Washington Avenue La Plata, MD 20646

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Executive Editor: Eli Wohlenhaus

Associate Editor: Jesse Yeatman

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The Maryland Independent welcomes letters to the editor from our readers. Letters must include the writer’s name, address and telephone number. The phone number will not be published; it is for verification purposes only. We reserve the right to edit or reject all letters and each submission has a 600-word limit. The opinions expressed in letters and submissions are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Maryland Independent. All rights reserved. Please email letters to with “Letter to the Editor” in the subject line. Letters may also be mailed, faxed or dropped off in person at our office (see above for details, or our About Us page).

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Classified advertising:  Monday and Wednesday, 5 p.m.
Editorial submissions:  Monday and Wednesday, 4 p.m.
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Periodicals postage paid at Waldorf, MD 20695 and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Maryland Independent, P.O. Box 600, Easton, MD 21601.


Regional President: Jim Normandin

Director of Circulation and Audience: Doug Mcavoy

Interim Advertising Director: Betsy Griffin

Regional IT & Pagination Director: David Alltop

Commercial Printing Liason: Mike Bowen

Regional HR Director: Tom Cloutier