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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Today, May 29, 2017, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

The lives and contributions of some people continue to sparkle long after they pass from this world. My friend and colleague, Annette Jones Funn, was just such a person. A model of public service, her legacy will live on, enrich Calvert County, and inspire young and old alike for decades to come. Please join...
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Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of Marylanders, including here in the Fifth District. The law took a three-pronged approach to address the problems that plagued our health care system by working to bring down the cost of health coverage; increase access to...
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Telephones Come to St. Mary’s County

Telephones Come to St. Mary’s County

In May of 1936, The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Baltimore City placed an ad in the St. Mary’s Beacon. Under the headline "ANOTHER FAMILY JOINS THE TELEPHONE COMMUNITY," the phone company promised that: "Another family goes modern and installs a telephone. Now they really belong. Now they'll take part in the activities they've...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s Official Response to the Board of County Commissioner’s

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s Official Response to the Board of County Commissioner’s

“To say we take pride in what we do, care about the citizens and service we give unselfishly, is an understatement.” Please take a moment to review the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department’s official response to the Board of County Commissioner’s July 26, 2016 meeting as it relates to Commissioner Evan Slaughenhoupt’s claims. Commissioner’s;...
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An Open Letter to the Citizens of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties,

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties,

I am writing this letter to convey the great honor you have given me while serving as your representative in the Maryland House of Delegates. Always attempting to take your elective franchise with the utmost sincerity, I have tried to execute my obligations with the integrity and diligence such a responsibility deserved. Being your...
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Letter to the Editor – Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth Board Members

Letter to the Editor – Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth Board Members

Thank you to Contributors The Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth (3CY) would like to thank the sponsors of our Champions for Children Banquet, which was held May 5th. Again this year, we appreciate all the county businesses that provided donations and in-kind support for our premiere event. We thank Chesapeake Beach Resort &...
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Letter to the Editor – Regarding Calvert County Tax Increase

Letter to the Editor – Regarding Calvert County Tax Increase

Sadly, our county commissioners are not doing the job their positions stipulate. They are not acting in the best interest of Calvert County’s citizens, who elected them in office. Many of their decisions and behaviors draw the suspicion that they act only as agents for the government itself, or that of financiers on Wall...
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Letter to the Editor: Thank you from Calvert Hospice!

Letter to the Editor: Thank you from Calvert Hospice!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of Calvert Hospice, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the generosity of our community in making our Third Annual Culinary Event a truly wonderful evening of caring, friendship, and support. Over 170 guests turned out in support of our organization, making...
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Letter to the Editor on Red Light Camera Issues

Letter to the Editor on Red Light Camera Issues

To St. Mary’s County Officials, As you consider whether to use red light cameras or not, please consider these facts. 1) Red light cameras and the officials that support them will be despised by both your residents and your visitors. 2) Red light cameras do serious damage to the local economies where they are...
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Letter to the Editor from End Hunger In Calvert County

Letter to the Editor from End Hunger In Calvert County

Dear Calvert County, Can you believe that it has been seven years since Calvert County was gripped by the vision that we could end hunger in our community? Seven years ago you, our partners, decided that life in Calvert County could be different. That by working together we could help move people from dependency...
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Letter to the Editor – Residents of 2nd and 9th Districts, St. Mary’s County:

Letter to the Editor – Residents of 2nd and 9th Districts, St. Mary’s County:

This past year has been a very unique one for our times. Our economy is still not as robust as it should be; our country is experiencing terrorist attacks on our homeland, our political climate is unsettled with an upcoming presidential election and our local VFD/EMS serving the 2nd and 9th Districts is once...
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Letter to the Editor: Dress Code Issues in Calvert County Schools

Letter to the Editor: Dress Code Issues in Calvert County Schools

This is my 6th grade daughter that goes to Mill Creek Middle school in Calvert County MD. This is what she wore to school today. Its leggings and a shirt that clearly covers her butt. When she got off the school bus at school she walked past the principal and 5 to 6 teachers...
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Letter to the Editor ~ The Silent Majority is Rising

Letter to the Editor ~ The Silent Majority is Rising

Associated Press writer Alicia Caldwell reports that a majority of illegal immigrants admitted to crossing the border because they are seeking amnesty and want to collect public benefits! This information was obtained from in-person interviews with illegal immigrants conducted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Intelligence. The Obama administration’s intentional lack...
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Letter to the Editor from the Hermit Crab Association and its Members

Letter to the Editor from the Hermit Crab Association and its Members

The Hermit Crab Association and its members are extremely saddened to hear of the planned promotional event for the opening day game of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. The decision to keep hermit crabs should warrant the same amount of consideration as owning any other type of pet and we believe they should never...
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The curse of the one-party state

The curse of the one-party state

Republican Larry Hogan Jr.’s stunningly easy romp over Democrat Anthony Brown in Maryland’s race for governor can’t be written off as a fluke. Fundamental changes are taking place that could give Republicans a strong advantage down the road in what is generally considered a deeply blue state. You can call it the curse of...
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Letter to the Editior: 2009 Law Leads to 2014 Decision

Letter to the Editior: 2009 Law Leads to 2014 Decision

In 2009, the Maryland Legislature passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act requiring the state of Maryland to reduce greenhouse gasses by 25%, on or before 2020. The O’Malley-Brown administration intends to return emissions to their 2006 levels, the year they were elected Governor and Lt. Governor. In Southern Maryland, the following legislators voted in...
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Letter to the Editior – Walk to End Alzheimer’s Parking Lot Party

Letter to the Editior – Walk to End Alzheimer’s Parking Lot Party

Circle of Care and Friends would like to thank all of those that came out and supported our 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Parking Lot Party fundraising event on Saturday, September 6th. It was a fun day for all involved and a pleasure spending time with people from the local communities. Over $3,000 was...
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Media Statement – Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Security Update

Media Statement – Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Security Update

Recent media reports have highlighted changes in security measures at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP) in Lusby, Md. The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) issued the following statement: “Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant is required to meet the security requirements set forth by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). We are...
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Letter to the Editor – In defense of the County Commissioners.

Letter to the Editor – In defense of the County Commissioners.

In defense of the County Commissioners. Is it entirely the fault of the County Commissioners that teaching salaries have stagnated? What could drive them to neglect the current pay of teachers? With the advent of casino money dedicated to the schools there should be plenty to provide equitable pay to our teachers. The 2012...
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Letter to the Editor: Thank you to our Wounded Warrior Project Sponsors

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to our Wounded Warrior Project Sponsors

Letter to the editor: Thank you to our Wounded Warrior Project Sponsors On July 21, 2104 The Solomons Charter Captains Association was privileged to host the Wounded Warrior Program for the 2nd annual Solomons, WWP fishing event and BBQ. Without the generous support of these sponsors this event would not have been possible. SCCA...
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Mileage Tax Will Bust My Budget

Mileage Tax Will Bust My Budget

Letter to the Editor Wake up Calvert County! The Vehicle Miles Travelled Tax is very real and headed for Maryland. Don’t let the Maryland Democrats fool you. It has already been implemented in Oregon and a pilot program is planned in California. Can you imagine having a GPS tracker installed in your car that...
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Letter to the Editor – Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Will Hurt Calvert

Letter to the Editor – Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Will Hurt Calvert

The State of Maryland is talking new taxes – again! Maryland is considering a Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax or “VMT”. In other words, Marylanders who own a car or truck would be charged a tax on every mile that you drive. What is remarkable about this proposed tax is that it does not replace...
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Charles County FOP’s Response to Misleading and Erroneous Letter to the Editor Which Appeared in the Maryland Independent on June 20, 2014

Charles County FOP’s Response to Misleading and Erroneous Letter to the Editor Which Appeared in the Maryland Independent on June 20, 2014

The following Document was posted on the Charles County FOP Facebook page on June 20, 2014 at 9:47p.m. HERE We did not intend to comment in response to election related issues on Facebook other than posting our positive support for our endorsed candidates and sharing articles posted in the media but the completely inaccurate and misleading...
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Dominion Cove Point Responds to CCAN

Dominion Cove Point Responds to CCAN

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network and other opponents of the Dominion Cove Point LNG Terminal export project are, once again, trying to raise questions about the financing for the project. For several weeks, they have been saying that “Wall Street” was nervous about the project financing. The rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange...
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