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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect involved in the robbery of an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. On March 19 at 9:50 a.m., a male suspect approached an employee who was exiting the...
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X-47B Conducts its First Night Flight in St. Mary’s County

X-47B Conducts its First Night Flight in St. Mary’s County

The unmanned X-47B conducts its first night flight April 10 over Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Night flights are the next incremental step in developing the concept of operations for more routine unmanned air system flight activity. The Navy will continue to execute X-47B test events to mature standard operating procedures for cooperative use...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to be Celebrated at Third Annual Pride in the Park Parade

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to be Celebrated at Third Annual Pride in the Park Parade

The Lexington Park Business and Community Association will host the 3rd Annual Pride in the Park Parade on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. The 2014 parade celebrates the community’s support for the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. “We wanted to take an opportunity to showcase and recognize the special...
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Hospital Honors Physicians for Service and Leadership

Hospital Honors Physicians for Service and Leadership

Calvert Memorial Hospital honored four longtime physicians – obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Ruby Alonzo, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bruce Beck, cardiologist Dr. Mark Kushner and urologist Dr. Modesto Rivera – who are retiring this year with special tributes at its annual awards dinner on Mar. 28. The emotional evening was filled with affectionate ribbing, touching...
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Guest Commentary: The Legislature Forgot Mental Health Again

Guest Commentary: The Legislature Forgot Mental Health Again

By Herbert Cromwell Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland In passing legislation to raise Maryland’s minimum wage, the General Assembly included a provision to increase reimbursement for community-based developmental disabilities providers 3.5% each year for four years starting July 1, 2015. The intent is to ensure that these providers are able to pay competitive...
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Who will win the SoMd Dream Wedding? Vote today!

Who will win the SoMd Dream Wedding? Vote today!

Voting is now open for the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway! Five local couples are vying for the wedding, which is valued at more than $28,000. If you live in Southern Maryland, you’re eligible to vote! Go to http://www.somdweddings.com/cast-your-vote/ to choose your favorite couple to win the grand prize. One vote per household, please. Voting...
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Beer Cans Prevalent at St. Mary’s River Annual Clean up

Beer Cans Prevalent at St. Mary’s River Annual Clean up

With winter finally behind us, crews took to the St. Mary’s River Watershed for the sixth annual spring cleaning. The St. Mary’s River Watershed Association hosted two cleanups as part of the 26th Annual Potomac River Cleanup – one along the banks of the St. Mary’s River, the other at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park....
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Knights of Columbus Honors Charles County Sheriff’s Office Employee with Citizen of the Year

Knights of Columbus Honors Charles County Sheriff’s Office Employee with Citizen of the Year

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey is pleased to announce Sarah Vaughan, coordinator of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Teen Court program, was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Knights of Columbus at a ceremony held on March 23. Ms. Vaughan was nominated for this prestigious award by Mark Shutters, Grand Knight, Archbishop...
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Calvert County Commission for Women Honors Four

Calvert County Commission for Women Honors Four

The Calvert County Commission for Women was established in 1976 and each year honors those women who have made significant contributions that improve the quality of life for Calvert County residents. Each women are recognized for their contributions to the county. Nominations are received for the honorees from individuals, community, civic, and religious organizations....
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Hot Pot Debate Ends in Close House Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

Hot Pot Debate Ends in Close House Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

Following hours of hot debate, negotiation and shouting, the House of Delegates Saturday approved removing criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in a 78-55 vote. The measure already approved by the Senate, SB364, would make possessing 10 grams of marijuana or less a civil offense, like a parking ticket. A first-time offender...
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Minimum Wage Hike to $10.10 Passes Senate; House Must Approve Changes

Minimum Wage Hike to $10.10 Passes Senate; House Must Approve Changes

A bill to hike the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 has reached its final hurdles after a flurry of attempts from lawmakers Friday to amend the already fragile legislation. The Senate gave preliminary approval to the legislation, HB295, a chief priority of Gov. Martin O’Malley,  that would boost Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018. After...
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State Roundup, April 4, 2014

State Roundup, April 4, 2014

BUDGET AGREEMENT: House and Senate negotiators working out their differences in the $38.7 billion state budget reached agreement Thursday evening, eliminating provisions on stormwater fees and “House of Cards” property, writes Jeremy Bauer-Wolf for MarylandReporter.com. A joint conference committee on the budget agreed to provide up to $18.5 million in film tax credits, significantly more than the...
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Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration 2014 on the Square & Wharf

Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration 2014 on the Square & Wharf

Leonardtown Earth Day Celebration 2014 is on Sunday, April 13 from 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm in the historic Leonardtown Square and at Leonardtown Wharf Park. Talk to experts in soil and water conservation, animal rescue, solar energy, gardening, and recycling. See beekeeping and yarn spinning demonstrations and visit live animal exhibits. Head to the Wharf...
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Pitcher Hamren Rounds Out Latest Addition to Crab Pot

Pitcher Hamren Rounds Out Latest Addition to Crab Pot

RHP Erik Hamren Added To The Blue Crabs Roster Just In Time For Spring Training Less than a week after signing RHPs Peter Parise and Ian Marshall, manager Lance Burkhart continues to adhere to the adage that “pitching wins championships.” Today, he announced the signing of RHP Erik Hamren, who brings with him experience...
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Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake Bay April 19

Rockfish Season Opens on the Chesapeake Bay April 19

It’s the season fishermen in Southern Maryland and beyond have been waiting for: Rockfish season begins Saturday, April 19. Also known as rock, stripers or striped bass, the fish come to the Chesapeake Bay tributaries from the Atlantic Ocean between April and June to lay their eggs in fresh water. The young fish spend...
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Time to Hop on Down to the St. Mary’s County Easter Egg Festival

Time to Hop on Down to the St. Mary’s County Easter Egg Festival

The 31st annual St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks’ Easter Egg Festival features a number of changes this year for the enjoyment of all. First, this year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 12. In past years the festival occurred between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Also, the festivities are moving to a...
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St. Mary’s County Job Opening

St. Mary’s County Job Opening

Landfill Attendant (Regular Part-Time) G-S01, $11.67 per hour + FRINGE BENEFITS DEPARTMENT: Public Works & Transportation OPENING DATE: 04-02-14 CLOSING DATE: 04-16-14 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. Note: Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below may be considered. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:...
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Capital Budget Will Trigger Property Tax Increase

Capital Budget Will Trigger Property Tax Increase

According to Delegate Herb McMillan, this Capital Budget will trigger a property tax increase. The Capital Budget is funded with property taxes; but spending has reached a point where property taxes will have to be increased to fund the capital budget (or subsidized by the General Fund to pay for the increased spending). As...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotions

Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotions

Feature Everything From Exclusive Kids Club Events And Giveaways To Faith And Family Night In 2014 For the lucky 7th season of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball, the team has been busy working on some great new promotions, giveaways, and appearances along with some of the traditional favorites of Crustacean Nation. The Blue Crabs...
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St. Mary’s County Job Vacancy for Grounds Keeper

St. Mary’s County Job Vacancy for Grounds Keeper

Seasonal Groundskeeper (Hourly) G-H02, $13.07/hr (NO FRINGE BENEFITS) DEPARTMENT: Recreation & Parks OPENING DATE: 04-02-14 CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. Note: Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities cited below may be considered. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • Hours:...
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Leonardtown Receives Grant for Star-Spangled 200 Bicentennial Project

Leonardtown Receives Grant for Star-Spangled 200 Bicentennial Project

Today Gov. Martin O’Malley presented the Town of Leonardtown with a $19,000 matching grant in support of the Raiders & Invaders Weekend commemorating the War of 1812. The event will take place June 6 to 8, 2014. Leonardtown joined 13 other non-profit and government organizations across Maryland which together are investing more than $3.3...
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Dominion Cove Point Road Construction to Begin Monday April 7th

Dominion Cove Point Road Construction to Begin Monday April 7th

The Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal in Lusby expects construction to begin as early as April 7 at two nearby intersections. The work, which will take place only between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, will bring long-term safety and efficiency improvements to local traffic conditions. The construction in support of the Cove Point...
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NRC Approves Transfer of Five Operating Licenses from Constellation to Exelon

NRC Approves Transfer of Five Operating Licenses from Constellation to Exelon

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the proposed direct transfer of operating licenses from Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC (CENG) subsidiaries to Exelon Generation Co. LLC for five commercial nuclear power reactors and three spent fuel storage installations. Exelon currently owns 50.01 percent of CENG, which is jointly owned with EDF Inc., a subsidiary...
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More Than Fifty Maryland Businesses Oppose Cove Point LNG Export Facility for Fracked gas

More Than Fifty Maryland Businesses Oppose Cove Point LNG Export Facility for Fracked gas

As MD PSC Deadline Looms, Letter Submitted to Commission Details Economic and Environmental Harms of Cove Point Site April 1, 2014 – Just ahead of an April 2nd deadline for comments to be submitted to the Maryland Public Service Commission, 50 Maryland businesses – including Blue Moon Rising and Moon Shadow Cafe, Three Green...
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6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction

6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser New Venue: Our Lady Star of the Sea, Solomons, MD Thanks to the wonderful support of local artists and donors in our community, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is showcasing the 6th Annual Recycled Art Show & Benefit Auction, the event will take place on April 26, 2014 at Our Lady...
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