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Notice of Public Meeting St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement

Notice of Public Meeting St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement

In accordance with Section 113-5 of the Code of St. Mary’s County, the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) will hold a Public Meeting to notify and inform the community regarding the proposed St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement Phase 1 Project No. 2101WR. This project is MetCom’s first phase of the St. Clements...
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Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens Oct. 3, 2016

Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens Oct. 3, 2016

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear...
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Department of Justice Releases Strategy Memo to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

Department of Justice Releases Strategy Memo to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to address the rising public health challenges caused by the national prescription opioids and heroin epidemic, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch issued a memo this week announcing the department’s three-part prevention, enforcement and treatment strategy.  The memo lays out action items, institutionalizes best practices, and builds on existing efforts by U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other Department of Justice components. Additionally, Attorney General Lynch sent...
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Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum to be Held

Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum to be Held

The citizens of St. Mary’s County have not been immune from the impact of opioid addiction, and this affliction has left our youth vulnerable. In order to help educate the community about the dangers of prescription drug and opioid abuse, as well as the tragic consequences of addiction, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...
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Commissioners Recognize Economic Development Week

Commissioners Recognize Economic Development Week

When the current group of commissioners took office in 2014, one of their main objectives was the expansion of economic development efforts across the county. In keeping with their mission, commissioners joined with members of the Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Navy’s Technology Transfer Office of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft...
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Philanthropist Marianne Harms Hopes to Inspire Others Through $1 Million Gift to College of Southern Maryland

Philanthropist Marianne Harms Hopes to Inspire Others Through $1 Million Gift to College of Southern Maryland

With a vision to positively impact students and their futures, philanthropist, astute businesswoman and developer Marianne Harms of Huntingtown has made a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for students at the College of Southern Maryland. “I believe in the College of Southern Maryland and see it as one of our greatest assets in...
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Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of Defense Company

Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of Defense Company

As part of a weeklong economic development mission to Israel, Governor Larry Hogan today met with executives of defense giant ELTA Systems Ltd. and announced that the company’s U.S. affiliate, ELTA North America, is tripling its footprint in Maryland and adding up to 50 new jobs over the next two to three years. The...
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MD PROUD License Plate to Hit Streets on Monday

MD PROUD License Plate to Hit Streets on Monday

Beginning Monday, September 26, 2016, Marylanders can display their pride in their home state as the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) rolls out the new Maryland Proud license plate. Governor Larry Hogan unveiled the new design last month, which prominently features the state flag. The new standard-issue plate is available for...
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Maryland Announces More Than $12 Million in Highway Safety Grants

Maryland Announces More Than $12 Million in Highway Safety Grants

On September 19, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan announced over $12.5 million in federal highway safety funds granted to more than 80 agencies and organizations across Maryland to help strengthen and expand the state’s efforts to save lives on Maryland roads. The funds will be distributed by the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office...
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Commissioner-Appointed Board, Committee, and Commission Vacancies Open

Commissioner-Appointed Board, Committee, and Commission Vacancies Open

The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents to fill vacancies on several boards, committees, and commissions. The Governor’s newly formed Local Government Justice Reinvestment Commission is charged with advising the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, making recommendations regarding certain grants to local governments, and creating performance measures to assess the effectiveness of the grants...
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U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force Test Aerial Refueling Capability

U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force Test Aerial Refueling Capability

Testing for the U.S. Navy’s fighter aircraft to receive fuel from the Italian Air Force’s KC-767A aircraft is currently underway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This six week test period is designed to meet the U.S. Central Command’s operational requirement for joint interoperability and increased air refueling capacity within that area of...
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Be Aware of Deer This Fall Season

Be Aware of Deer This Fall Season

Drivers traveling along county roads are reminded to heighten their awareness of deer during the fall breeding “rutting” season. Collisions between deer and automobiles result in a substantial cost, including damage to vehicles, the loss of a valuable wildlife resource and human injuries or fatalities. As our population continues to grow, this danger becomes...
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Groundbreaking for Jamie L. Roberts Stadium at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Groundbreaking for Jamie L. Roberts Stadium at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The ceremonial groundbreaking of the Jamie L. Roberts Stadium, St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s new athletic stadium. The stadium is part of the College’s successful completion of its $2.5 million Capital Campaign Challenge which allowed it to qualify for more than $75 million in state facility funds. WHO: • Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president, St....
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Countering the Readiness Challenge

Countering the Readiness Challenge

Keeping mission-capable aircraft on the flightline for pilots to be ready for tasking, also known as Ready Basic Aircraft (RBA), is a never-ending challenge for logisticians and maintainers. And for a variety of factors, there are many aircraft on flight lines that are not available to fight tonight. Logisticians from across Naval Air Systems...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on 15th Anniversary of September 11 Terror Attacks

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on 15th Anniversary of September 11 Terror Attacks

Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement on the 15th anniversary of September 11 terror attacks: “The events of September 11, 2001, changed our nation forever. In one tragic day, we witnessed the best and worst of human nature. In the face of true evil, everyday Americans became heroes as police, firefighters, and...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named #2 Hospital in the Washington Metro Region by U.S. News & World Report

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named #2 Hospital in the Washington Metro Region by U.S. News & World Report

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has been named the #2 Hospital in the Washington Region and the #5 Hospital in the State of Maryland, as rated by the 2016 Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center was also rated a high-performing hospital in the areas of Diabetes...
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St. Charles Companies Announces Substantial Completion of Infrastructure for Energy Center

St. Charles Companies Announces Substantial Completion of Infrastructure for Energy Center

The St. Charles Companies announced today that the largest single public water and sewer infrastructure project in the history of Charles County has reached substantial completion. The water and sewer infrastructure will support a 725 megawatt natural gas fueled, combined cycle power plant in St. Charles’ Piney Reach Industrial Park, upgrade water and sewer...
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Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council Announces Scholarship Winners

Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council Announces Scholarship Winners

What started as a mere idea a year ago by the Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council developed into the awarding of five scholarships on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Calvert Marine Museum. The Volunteer Council, led by President Judy Larsen and Vice President Ray Brule, wanted to give incentives to young volunteers and...
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Florida Tech, College of Southern Maryland Revise Articulation Agreement

Florida Tech, College of Southern Maryland Revise Articulation Agreement

Florida Institute of Technology and the College of Southern Maryland signed a revised articulation agreement May 20 that provides a seamless transition for students in associate degree programs in arts and sciences, general studies business administration or business administration-technical management to the bachelor degree in logistics management program. The agreement means College of Southern...
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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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Newtowne Players to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Newtowne Players to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Newtowne Players will hold auditions for its fall production of Anita Loos’ “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” on Friday, June 17 and Sunday, June 19. Both will be 6:30-8 p.m. at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Drive in Lexington Park (near the Post Office). Age ranges for both male and female parts are from 15...
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Maryland Snakehead Record Broken by Indian Head Man – 18.42 Pounds

Maryland Snakehead Record Broken by Indian Head Man – 18.42 Pounds

Emory (Dutch) Baldwin III from Indian Head, and his regular bow-hunting partner Franklin Shotwell were wrapping up a night of stalking northern snakehead from Baldwin’s boat along the Maryland side of the Potomac River on May 20, when they decided to check the flats near Marshall Hall to see if the blue catfish had...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of their breeding habitats. In preparation for the upcoming mosquito season, the Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program asks residents to assist in the control of the pests by inspecting their yards and eliminating standing water. Any...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Promote Boating Safety

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Promote Boating Safety

National statistics indicate an average of 700 people die each year in boating related accidents nationwide and nearly 70% of these deaths are caused by drowning. With the summer season about to begin the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County observed National Safe Boating Week with a proclamation ceremony. Boating experts indicate the vast majority...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balances FY 2017 Budget

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balances FY 2017 Budget

The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), will present its proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget at a public hearing Tuesday, May 24, at the Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick at 7 p.m. The $246.8 million balanced budget adheres to the BOCC’s priorities for supporting an excellent public school system, maintaining...
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