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Maryland Casinos Generate $133.2 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Casinos Generate $133.2 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced October 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. are Excited to Announce the Newest Addition to Their Team

The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. is excited to announce the newest addition to their team, Associate Attorney Seun Williams. Seun Williams is a former Assistant State’s Attorney with the Office of the State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, who litigated over thirty-one (31) jury trials ranging from misdemeanor offenses to serious...
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Calvert County Announces Labor Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Labor Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service Monday, Sept. 4. •...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan today delivered the keynote address at the 2017 Maryland Municipal League (MML) summer conference in Ocean City, Md. In his remarks, the governor highlighted the administration’s efforts to spur economic development and job creation, improve infrastructure, and tackle the state’s evolving heroin and opioid crisis. In addition, the governor announced two new Executive...
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Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

The Calvert County Division of Solid Waste is hosting a free paper shredding event for county residents Saturday, June 24, 2017. The event will be held at the Appeal Landfill located 401 Sweetwater Road, Lusby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. All paper must be removed from plastic bags and cardboard...
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Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of July.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles County...
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McDowell assumes command of Air Combat Electronics program office

McDowell assumes command of Air Combat Electronics program office

Navy Capt. Christopher McDowell, the former deputy program manager for the Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209), assumed the role of program manager during a May 25 change of command ceremony at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. As PMA-209’s program manager, McDowell will be responsible for the Navy’s development, integration and cradle-to-grave sustainment for common...
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Hoyer Delivers Remarks at Bernie Fowler’s 30th Annual Patuxent River Wade In

Hoyer Delivers Remarks at Bernie Fowler’s 30th Annual Patuxent River Wade In

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at former Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler’s 30th annual Patuxent River Wade In. Each year, Bernie Fowler walks into the Patuxent River to assess how far he can wade until he can no longer see his white sneakers. The “Sneaker Index,” a...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces 34th Annual National Night Out celebration

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces 34th Annual National Night Out celebration

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce that on Tuesday, August 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County can join in the celebration of National Night Out. “You don’t have to have a lot of money, if any, to organize a National Night Out celebration in...
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Navy Summit Connects Vets, Wounded Warriors with Employers

Navy Summit Connects Vets, Wounded Warriors with Employers

As part of an ongoing commitment to wounded, ill or injured service members, the Navy hosted its 7th Annual Veteran and Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit in Seattle, Washington, May 23-24. The two-day event gathered panelists, moderators and experts to share resources and information with employers and invited veterans and wounded warriors to...
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Focus Group to Consider Building Code Exemption for Sheds Up to 600 Square Feet

Focus Group to Consider Building Code Exemption for Sheds Up to 600 Square Feet

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have authorized the formation of a focus group to consider amending the St. Mary’s County Building Code to exempt sheds between 300 and 600 square feet in area. This letter is to invite interested citizens to participate in this group. The Building Code currently has an exemption for...
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2017 Hurricane Season Begins This Week

2017 Hurricane Season Begins This Week

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and continues until November 30. The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology, Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) have once again teamed up to promote citizen awareness and preparedness. Most hurricane-like weather is seen between mid-August and late...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 210 bills into law during the eighth bill signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The bills signed include legislation to strengthen the state’s...
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Corporal Angela Delozier receives Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

Corporal Angela Delozier receives Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

On Wednesday, April 12, Corporal Angela M. Delozier received the prestigious Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award at the Maryland State D.A.R.E. conference and in-service training in Ocean City. A 13-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, Delozier has been a D.A.R.E. instructor for the last decade and teaches new D.A.R.E. instructors in Maryland and Virginia....
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Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

St. Charles High School junior Drew Carter recently jump-started in to a new position he will take on during his final year of high school: Student Member to the Board of Education. Carter was voted to the position by his student government peers to represent their interests on the Board. He will officially be...
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Cove Point LNG to Conduct Pipeline Maintenance at Lusby Terminal

Cove Point LNG to Conduct Pipeline Maintenance at Lusby Terminal

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management announces maintenance activities will be conducted on the Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal’s natural gas pipeline throughout the month of May. As part of that process, a small amount of potentially odorized natural gas will be vented to the atmosphere. These releases will...
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Eighth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 6

Eighth Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 6

The Charles County Commissioners and the Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco invite residents and visitors to attend the eighth annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco). This event will showcase some of Southern...
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Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes The Onion creator Scott Dikkers on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Dikkers will discuss “The Real Story of Fake News” in what promises to be a hilarious and insightful lecture presented by the Mark...
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La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

The La Plata High School It’s Academic team advances to a semifinals playoff match, set for this Saturday, March 4, as winners of a regional competition recently held at NBC4 studios in Washington, D.C. The team of Captain Justin Cortez, Michael Gill and James Hume earned a total of 580 points in a match...
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Intermittent Closures Overnight on Benedict Bridge

Intermittent Closures Overnight on Benedict Bridge

On Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Maryland State Highway Administration will be working on the new fender system on MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road/Hallowing Point Road) bridge over Patuxent River (“Benedict Bridge”). Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will have a one way flagging operation from 9 p.m....
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Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update

The third round of public meetings on the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update will be held in February, March, and April. Five workshops are scheduled, each focused on a different important issue. The first workshop focuses on transportation and is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the College of Southern...
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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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Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

With mild temperatures and sunny skies throughout much of the state, the Maryland Park Service welcomed over 2,000 hikers for First Day Hikes 2017. Staff and volunteers hosted 33 guided hikes at 21 state parks on New Year’s Day. From beachside marshes to rocky cliffs, each park offered its own unique adventure and walk. A...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan today unveiled the 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative, a comprehensive legislative package that will provide incentives for the creation of thousands of jobs and $5 million in strategic investments in education and workforce training to put even more Marylanders back to work. As the centerpiece of this initiative, the governor announced the...
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Chronicles of the Freedom War: A look at Civil War sites within state parks

Chronicles of the Freedom War: A look at Civil War sites within state parks

As a border slave state that remained loyal to the Union, the State of Maryland played a key role in the American Civil War, one of our nation’s most important and bloody conflicts. The Old Line State saw many of the same political and social conflicts over slavery, secession and states’ rights that played...
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