Calvert News

Remembering a Friend; Creating a Legacy

Remembering a Friend; Creating a Legacy

When College of Southern Maryland Foundation Director Alland Leandre learned of the passing of a mentor and longtime friend he wanted to do something meaningful that would commemorate her life. His mentor, Charles County resident Oreta Stinson, had been the small business coordinator working as a civilian at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C....
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Calvert Hospice Offers Drop-In Men’s Grief Support Group

Calvert Hospice Offers Drop-In Men’s Grief Support Group

Calvert Hospice holds a Men’s Grief Support Group the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. The next group will meet Tuesday, March 17 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House located at 4559 Sixes Road in Prince Frederick. This group is open to all Calvert County men grieving the loss of...
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Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Calvert Library Prince Frederick is hosting its annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The library expects dozens of camps, vacation bible schools, sports clubs, scouting organizations and many other fun summer providers to be present at the Fair. If you are looking for enriching activities for your children this...
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Brother and Sister Arrested in Drug Prescription Fraud Case

Brother and Sister Arrested in Drug Prescription Fraud Case

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, being assisted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, began an investigation into Teresa Lynn Glaze aka “Teresa Lynn Hall”, 44 of Leonardtown and her possible involvement with diverting “oxycodone”. Suspect Glaze began working for a doctor in the Prince Frederick area and was terminated. During her...
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12 Year Old Accidentally Shot With Arrow Flown to Children’s Hospital

12 Year Old Accidentally Shot With Arrow Flown to Children’s Hospital

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, at approximately 11:45 a.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Valley Lee Court in Prince Frederick, in reference to an accidental injury involving a juvenile. Upon arriving on location, units discovered a 12 year old male suffering from a single arrow impaled in...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: CLOSED Thursday, February 26, 2015 with a Code 3 for employees. NAS Pax River: NAS Pax River Employee Reporting for Feb. 26, 2015, is Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework. NAS Patuxent River is open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule for Feb. 26. Admin leave will be granted for the hours...
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“St. Catty’s Day” Adoption Event Starts March 14

“St. Catty’s Day” Adoption Event Starts March 14

Come adopt a kitty from the Tri-County Animal Shelter during this special “St. Catty’s Day” celebration and save yourself a pot o’ gold. The Tri-County Animal Shelter will be holding the “St. Catty’s Day” adoption event from Saturday, March 14 through Saturday, March 21. Cats and kittens are available for adoption at a reduced...
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Health Advocates Want State to Stop Taxing Bottled Water

Health Advocates Want State to Stop Taxing Bottled Water

Health advocates moved to make water the “default drink of Maryland” by submitting a bill that would repeal the 6% sales tax on bottled water. Some health foundations spoke before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in support of SB 574 on Wednesday, where legislators identified the elephant in the room — a possible...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Snow Thursday Morning

State Highway Administration Prepares for Snow Thursday Morning

Commuters Should Delay Travel if Snow Hits During Rush Hours The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) strongly urges residents to assess the forecast and conditions early Thursday morning to determine whether to delay their commutes. Some forecast model updates are now showing the storm tracking more north with snow accumulation in...
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Bill Would Restrict Governors From Shifting Special Funds to Other Programs

Bill Would Restrict Governors From Shifting Special Funds to Other Programs

Lawmakers are moving to restrict the ability of future governors to shift money between special and general funds during the operating budget creation process. The Dedicated State Funds Protection Act (HB 787) would amend Maryland’s constitution to prohibit the governor from relocating special funds to the general fund, which is often done during the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CHINO

Wednesday’s Pet is CHINO

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/25/15 is CHINO Featured Pet: Chino Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Chino is a happy boy who loves being with people. He is past the puppy stage but still loves doing...
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Governor Hogan Releases Enhanced Phosphorus Management Tool Regulations

Governor Hogan Releases Enhanced Phosphorus Management Tool Regulations

Governor Larry Hogan today unveiled enhanced Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) regulations as part of a broader “Maryland Agriculture Phosphorus Initiative,” which will further Maryland’s efforts to improve water quality, strengthen the agricultural industry, and bolster rural economies. “We have listened to the agricultural and environmental communities to find a fair and balanced plan for...
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Maryland Fourth Graders Invited to Submit Essays for Maryland Municipal League’s 2015 “If I Were Mayor” Contest

Maryland Fourth Graders Invited to Submit Essays for Maryland Municipal League’s 2015 “If I Were Mayor” Contest

Fourth graders throughout Maryland are invited to take part in the Maryland Municipal League’s (MML) annual “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. The contest challenges fourth graders to share their thoughts on how they would engage with citizens to make their local municipality a better place to live and work if they were mayor....
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Restrictions Proposed on Police Seizure of Property in Drug Trade

Restrictions Proposed on Police Seizure of Property in Drug Trade

The chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee is sponsoring a bill that will prevent police officers from confiscating property without having proof that the owner was involved in drug law violations. Currently, police may seize items like cash, weapons, vehicles or houses if they believe they are involved in violation of drug and...
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Activists Block Dominion Headquarters and Demand “Stop Selling Our Futures”

Activists Block Dominion Headquarters and Demand “Stop Selling Our Futures”

On Monday, February 23, 205 at 7:00 a.m. a group of approximately 50 activists blocked vehicle access to Dominion Resources’ Tredegar Campus in Richmond, VA to protest the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Traffic quickly formed on Tredegar Street as activists stretched large banners across the road and paraded large puppets around the scene. Two...
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Portable Heater Blamed in Lusby House Fire

Portable Heater Blamed in Lusby House Fire

On Friday, February 20, 2015 at approximately 7:48 a.m. firefighters from the Solomons and St. Leonard’s Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a one-story single family house fire at 12330 Rousby Hall Road in Lusby. A family member detected the odor of smoke coming from the area of the master bedroom. When she went...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 2/23/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 2/23/15

During the week of February 16 through February 22 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,169 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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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 2/23/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 2/23/15

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Heroin:  On 2/18/15 at 7:05 pm, Trooper Summers responded to St. Andrews Dr. at Londonderry Lane in Chesapeake Beach for a single vehicle accident.  A probable cause search revealed suspected heroin under the driver’s seat.  Taj M. Cissel, 41...
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SMECO Sponsors 21st Annual Middle School Math Competition

SMECO Sponsors 21st Annual Middle School Math Competition

The 21st annual regional MATHCOUNTS competition brought together more than 130 students from 19 schools throughout Southern Maryland to test their math skills at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick on Saturday, February 7. MATHCOUNTS aims to boost student interest in mathematics by making the subject challenging and entertaining, to help students build a...
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ICE AND SNOW THIS WEEKEND COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS

ICE AND SNOW THIS WEEKEND COULD CREATE  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS

Once more, the weather forecasts don’t bode well for highway travelers this weekend. According to the latest weather reports, 3 to 5 inches of snow, freezing rain and sleet will create potentially hazardous driving conditions. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is on alert and preparing for whatever precipitation ultimately falls...
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Miss Maryland Agriculture Recognized on House Floor of Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis

Miss Maryland Agriculture Recognized on House Floor of Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, Jordan Mister, Miss Maryland Agriculture, was recognized on the House floor of the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis and received a resolution for her active work in school and the community. Being crowned Miss Agriculture comes with a great amount of responsibility. Some of her duties include, speaking to...
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Acting Transportation Secretary Rahn Orders Targeted Inspections of Bridges Statewide

Acting Transportation Secretary Rahn Orders Targeted Inspections of Bridges Statewide

Working to ensure motorist safety and alleviate concerns regarding the structural integrity of Maryland bridges, Acting Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn today ordered the State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) to immediately inspect all State-owned bridges of similar age and condition to the I-495/I-95 (Capital Beltway) bridge that is being...
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Wind Chill Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

Wind Chill Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

A wind chill advisory remains in effect for all of Southern Maryland until noon Friday, February 19. Wind chill temperatures between zero and 10 below into the evening hours, before falling tonight to around 10 to 15 degrees below zero. Temperatures dropping into the lower and middle teens this evening. Lows tonight into early Friday...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Friday, February 20, 2015

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: Two hour delayed opening for Friday, February 20, 2015 with a Code 5 for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: Non-Public School Transportation will operate on a two hour delay All Before Care programs operating in the Public Schools and Hollywood Recreation Center will operate on a two hour...
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Maryland State Police Remind Drivers to Use Caution During This Upcoming Deep Freeze

Maryland State Police Remind Drivers to Use Caution During This Upcoming Deep Freeze

Troopers are urging drivers to use caution and to think twice before heading out during this expected blast of cold weather across the state. Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Acting Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, has ordered all troopers to be on high alert for disabled vehicles with the anticipated extremely low temperatures. Troopers,...
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