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Routine Maintenance Requires Flagging Operation on Thomas Johnson, Bridge Sunday, May 20

Routine Maintenance Requires Flagging Operation on Thomas Johnson, Bridge Sunday, May 20

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform routine maintenance to the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County. Crews will be clearing bridge drains between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Drivers...
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Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Jack Bailey for State Senate

Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Jack Bailey for State Senate

The Maryland Fraternal Order endorsed Jack Bailey, for Maryland Senator of District 29. Below is a copy of the letter. To Mr. Jack Bailey, As President and on behalf of the over 21,000 men and women of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, it is our pleasure and honor to stand with you and...
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Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Larry Hogan announced his endorsement of Jack Bailey for the Republican Party nomination in Senate District 29. “Southern Maryland needs a fighter like Jack Bailey in the Maryland Senate,” Governor Hogan said. “Unfortunately, the incumbent has consistently sided against our administration and against the people of Southern Maryland on important issues. Unlike his...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Start of Point Lookout Road at Abell Street/Moakley Street Improvement Project

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Start of Point Lookout Road at Abell Street/Moakley Street Improvement Project

Governor Larry Hogan joined Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn and MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Administrator Greg Slater to announce the start of construction for the much-anticipated MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) at Abell Street/Moakley Street intersection improvements project in Leonardtown. This long-awaited project, which is a priority of...
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Charles County Government Postal Addresses to Change on March 1

Charles County Government Postal Addresses to Change on March 1

The mailing addresses for the County Government Building and the Department of Emergency Services will be updated starting on March 1, 2018. All mail sent on or after this date should be addressed to: Charles County Government 200 Baltimore Street La Plata, MD 20646 Charles County Department of Emergency Services 10425 Audie Lane La...
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Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Animal Control Division will move operations from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office into the Department of Public Safety building at 315 Stafford Road in Barstow Friday, Feb. 16. The move is part of Calvert County Government’s reorganization which began last July. In the restructure, the Animal Control...
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Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a $12 million improvement project at the MD 5 (Point Lookout Road)/Abell Street/Moakley Street intersection in St. Mary’s County. The project includes widening the road and adding left turn lanes to both directions of MD 5 at the intersection. “This project will break...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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“Backpacks of Love” to Assist Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

“Backpacks of Love” to Assist Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

During the month of February, Charles County Government, in partnership with the La Plata Police Department, is supporting The Blue Ribbon Project’s Backpacks of Love program with several Charles County drop-off locations. The Backpacks of Love program supports victims of child abuse and neglect by providing children with a backpack of essential necessities to...
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Delegates from Southern Maryland File for Re-Election Together, Receive Hogan’s Endorsement

Delegates from Southern Maryland File for Re-Election Together, Receive Hogan’s Endorsement

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the District 29 House Delegation representing St. Mary’s and Southern Calvert, Delegates Matt Morgan, Deb Rey, and Jerry Clark officially filed for re-election for the House of Delegates. Delegate Matt Morgan represents District 29A North St. Mary’s, Delegate Deb Rey represents District 29B South St. Mary’s and Delegate Gerald...
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CalvertHealth Medical Center Restricts Visitors During Peak Flu Season

CalvertHealth Medical Center Restricts Visitors During Peak Flu Season

As we enter the peak of influenza (flu) season, the rates are high and widespread throughout Maryland. CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) is seeing a heavy volume of ER visits and admissions associated with the flu. Although vaccinating against the flu is still the best line of defense, according to the Centers for Disease Control...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six...
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Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Baltimore-based developer Klein Enterprises announced today that national chains Starbucks, Batteries Plus and Panda Express have signed leases at St. Mary’s Marketplace in California, MD. The anchor tenant, Harris Teeter, is set to open this month on January 24th. Klein previously announced that Bay Country Liquors, Café Rio, Great Clips, Mod Pizza and Nail...
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Pax River Tests New Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile on AH-1Z Helicopter

Pax River Tests New Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile on AH-1Z Helicopter

The Navy successfully completed its first Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) flight test on the AH-1Z helicopter Dec.5 at Patuxent River. During the flight, aircrew aboard the AH-1Z navigated the missile through various operational modes and exercised its active seeker to search and/or acquire targets, demonstrating its compatibility with the aircraft. “Initial results from the flight indicate the missile performed as...
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Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Governor Larry Hogan, together with the Maryland Department of Health and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on January 8, 2018 an extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model Contract. The federal government has agreed to approve a one-year extension to allow it to complete its review and to consider additional...
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Commissioners to Host First Public Forum in 2018 on January 9

Commissioners to Host First Public Forum in 2018 on January 9

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will host their first Public Forum of the New Year on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will take place in their meeting room inside the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street, in Leonardtown. Citizens wishing to voice a concern, and unable to attend in...
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on December 28, 2017, to reduce its Distribution Service charges for customers. The lower rates are the result of a redistribution of SMECO’s transmission costs, which will save SMECO customers $10 million per year. The new rates are scheduled to...
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St. Mary’s County Treasurer Accepting Overpayments for 2017 Real Estate Taxes

St. Mary’s County Treasurer Accepting Overpayments for 2017 Real Estate Taxes

Due to increasing requests from citizens, the St. Mary’s County Treasurer is accepting overpayments for 2017 real estate taxes to be applied to future tax liabilities. Overpayments are being accepted in the treasurer’s office and by mail. Requirements: Property owners understand that the St. Mary’s County Treasurer and staff are not providing tax advice...
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Charles County Government January Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government January Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of January.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Monday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day) • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville are closed. • VanGO services will...
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Calvert County Government Announces Christmas Holiday Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Christmas Holiday Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday. In addition: • The three county senior centers will close Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered on these days. •...
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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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