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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 3/31/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 3/31/15

During the week of March 23 through March 29 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,423 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis in mid-July. Recipes must be submitted by Friday, May 8, and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. This year, chefs...
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Calvert County Government Announces Good Friday Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Good Friday Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed April 3, 2015, in observance of Good Friday. In addition: • The three county senior centers will be closed April 3 and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service April 3. •...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 3/30/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 3/30/15

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: UI & Possession of Methadone & Suboxone: On 3/24/15 at 6:16 pm, Trooper First Class Wiesemann responded to the Walmart parking lot following a call from a concerned citizen reporting an unconscious person sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot....
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Motorists and Farmer Can Share the Road Safely – be Patient and Cautiious

Motorists and Farmer Can Share the Road Safely – be Patient and Cautiious

Spring is finally here and the planting season is starting throughout much of Maryland. That means motorists traveling Maryland highways and rural roads may find themselves sharing the road with the large, slow-moving farm equipment from one of Maryland’s 12,300 farms. “Farmers are legally allowed to operate farm equipment on public roadways and there...
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UPDATE: Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: MISSING PERSON Devin Purdy – has been located and is safe. ALERT: Missing Person Devin Purdy was last seen on March 23, 2015, at 5:30 AM. At that time, he was riding a Kellar commuter bus at the park & ride located in Golden Beach, in St. Mary’s County. Devin was heading to...
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The 5th Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival

The 5th Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, MD, will host the 5th Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival on Sunday, April 26, from noon to 4:00 pm. The festival offers fun and engaging activities along the Wooded Path and throughout the grounds. This event creates a magical world of discovery, fun, and learning...
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Prepare for Severe Spring Storms

Prepare for Severe Spring Storms

The spring season often brings unpredictable and severe weather to Charles County. Sometimes extreme weather changes can occur even within the same day. Thunderstorms can come up suddenly, and can present a variety of hazards, including: lightning, wind, heavy rains, and hail. A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least one...
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Chesapeake Beach Couple Arrested for Burglary

Chesapeake Beach Couple Arrested for Burglary

On November 13, 2014, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2800 block of Tipperary Lane in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a burglary. Jewelry, an iPad, cash and a handgun were stolen and property was damaged totaling $375.  The case was assumed by Det. N. DeFelice of the Criminal...
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Farming for Knowledge, Community

Farming for Knowledge, Community

The College of Southern Maryland is partnering with Farming 4 Hunger, a Southern Maryland-based non-profit organization, to offer community education classes on gardening and farming. The classes, the majority of which are held at Serenity Farm in Benedict, begin March 28. Registration for these home and garden courses are accepted up to the day...
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Latest Info for Sailors and Families on ISIS List

Latest Info for Sailors and Families on ISIS List

As you are all aware, this week 36 of our shipmates’ names and addresses were posted on a website claiming to be friendly to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cause. While Department of Defense (DoD) and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) have not found evidence of operational planning or an imminent...
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Warning: Flesh-eating bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay

Warning: Flesh-eating bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay

With a flesh-eating bacteria often going unnoticed in the Chesapeake Bay, legislators are rallying behind a bill that would warn potential victims. The naturally-occurring bacteria, which causes infections called Vibriosis, is most commonly contracted through open wounds or cuts. In 2013, there were 57 reported cases, jumping from 25 cases in 2001. SB 83...
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Calvert Delegates Work to Alter Sign Regulations

Calvert Delegates Work to Alter Sign Regulations

House Bill 286 entitled: “Highways – Scenic Byways – Signs” was introduced by Delegates Tony O’Donnell (District 29C) and Mark Fisher (District 27C). The bill unanimously passed out of the House of Delegates this past Monday with a vote of 140-0. House Bill 286 assists members of Calvert’s farming community in their efforts to...
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Take a Bite at the 15th Annual Taste of Solomons

Take a Bite at the 15th Annual Taste of Solomons

The Solomons Business Association will host the 15th Annual Taste on Solomons on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a one-day food festival that showcases the many wonderful places to eat in the waterfront community. Food and drink tickets are $4 each and are available for purchase at...
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Peter Franchot Announces Alcohol Industry’s Voluntary Ban of Powdered Alcohol in Maryland

Peter Franchot Announces Alcohol Industry’s Voluntary Ban of Powdered Alcohol in Maryland

Expressing deep concern for the health and safety of Marylanders, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that a voluntary agreement to ban the distribution and sale of powdered alcohol has been reached with the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association, Maryland Beer Wholesalers Association and the Licensed Beverage Distributors of Maryland “This product, by its very...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CHIPPER

Wednesday’s Pet is CHIPPER

Wednesday’s Pet for 03/25/15 is CHIPPER Featured Pet: CHIPPER Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: SHIH TZU/POODLE MIX Sex: Male Size: Small (10 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Chipper is a 4-year-old playful mix.  He is social, affectionate, funny and...
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Governor Hogan Celebrates Maryland Day at Cove Point, MGM Events

Governor Hogan Celebrates Maryland Day at Cove Point, MGM Events

Governor Larry Hogan today celebrated Maryland Day by participating in milestones for two projects that will have significant economic impact for Maryland. The governor first joined president of Dominion Energy Diane Leopold and Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Cove Point’s liquefied natural gas...
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UPDATE: Jamar Moss Has Been Located

UPDATE:  Jamar Moss Has Been Located

UPDATE 3/25/15: Jamar Moss was located and arrested on 3/24/15. 3/24/15: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jamar Daron Moss, age 33. Moss is known to frequent St. Mary’s and Calvert County. He is 6-01, 210 lbs, and was last known to have a shaved head with...
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Removing Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Some Drug Crimes Stokes House Debate

Removing Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Some Drug Crimes Stokes House Debate

Proposing to remove the mandatory 10-year minimum sentence for those convicted of drug crimes, one delegate came under fire on the House floor for putting his faith in the court system. Under HB 121, judges will no longer impose minimum sentences, but be given a maximum cap on the amount of years dished out:...
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Nominate Local Champions for Children

Nominate Local Champions for Children

Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth, Inc, a non-profit, educational and advocacy United Way partner agency, seeks nominations of local “Champions for Children” to be recognized at a dinner on May 7, 2015. The awards recognize exemplary child advocates in Calvert County, in the areas of Educational Opportunities, Healthy Children, and Strong Families, and...
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SMECO Nominating Committee to Meet

SMECO Nominating Committee to Meet

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) Board of Directors has appointed nine members to the 2015 Nominating Committee scheduled to meet on Saturday, May 16, at SMECO’s Executive Building in Hughesville. This committee will select a slate of candidates for the five available Board positions to be elected at SMECO’s 2015 Annual Members’ Meeting. Elections...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 3/24/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 3/24/15

During the week of March 16 through March 22 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,443 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Discarded Cigarette Blamed in Chesapeake Beach Town House Fire

Discarded Cigarette Blamed in Chesapeake Beach Town House Fire

On Sunday, March 22, 2015 at approximately 2:00 a.m., firefighters from North Beach, Huntingtown and Dunkirk were alerted to a two story wood framed townhouse on fire. Upon arrival at 2544 Deerfield Lane in Chesapeake Beach, 40 firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire located at the rear deck of the townhouse. No injuries...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 3/23/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 3/23/15

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Shoplifting/Theft:  On 3/18/15 at 6:45 am, Trooper First Class Costello while conducting a patrol check at T/A Fast Stop in St. Leonard, was approached by the manager who wanted to report a theft that had just occurred.  Upon reviewing a surveillance...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Educates Leaders

Leadership Southern Maryland Educates Leaders

On November 20, 2014, the Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Class 2015 participated in the second of nine educational programs for the 2014-15 LSM class – Defense and Industry. The one-day event began at the Smartronix Inc., in Hollywood, Maryland, where participants learned how employers support the Maryland National Guard and the Military Reserves as...
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