Monthly Archives: December 2012

O’Malley Names Stephen Neuman Public Affairs Director

O’Malley Names Stephen Neuman Public Affairs Director

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced Stephen Neuman as Director of Public Affairs. Neuman will advise the governor on a range of issues, including communications and policy. “I am pleased that Steve will join our Administration as Director of Public Affairs,” said Governor O’Malley. “With years of experience on the federal, state and local levels...
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North Beach Pier Closed for Ice Skating

North Beach Pier Closed for Ice Skating

The North Beach Pier will be closed from: Noon till 6 p.m. on Friday, January 4th From 10 p.m. Friday, January 4th through 12 Noon, Saturday, January 5th From 10 p.m., Saturday, January 5th through 12 Noon , Sunday, January 6th. The Pier will be open for skating on: Friday, January 4th from 6 p.m....
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Cadette Book Artist Badge Workshop at Calvert Library

Cadette Book Artist Badge Workshop at Calvert Library

Attention all Cadette Girl Scouts: Come explore the art of bookbinding and learn several book artist techniques. You’ll use these new skills to create your own book and complete the requirements for the Book Artist Badge. The Book Artist Badge Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at...
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Letter from Huntingtown Fire Chief Jonathan Riffe

Letter from Huntingtown Fire Chief Jonathan Riffe

As 2012 comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for your help and support for this year and the past 6 years that I have served as the Fire Chief of the Huntingtown VFD. Our organization has come a long way in the past several years due to the hard...
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Calvert County Police Blotter

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During the 2 weeks of December 17 through December 30, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2,601 calls for service throughout the community. Theft Case: On December 20 at 11:18 a.m. two men were charged with theft after they were observed by off-duty deputy S. Morder taking items out of the...
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Sheriff Mike Evans Regrets to Announce the Passing of K-9 Duke

Sheriff Mike Evans Regrets to Announce the Passing of K-9 Duke

Sheriff Mike Evans regrets to announce the passing of K-9 Duke.  K-9 Duke was an 11-year-old bloodhound that began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2004.  K-9 Duke was donated by Wendy Zurenko of Port Republic.  Ms. Zurenko donated the rambunctious bloodhound because he was too much to handle.  K-9 Duke went on...
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Harriett Ann Swales Forrest, 97

Harriett Ann Swales Forrest, 97

Harriett Ann Swales Forrest, daughter of the late Frank and Jane Frances McWilliams Swales was born on June 20, 1915 in Leonardtown. She entered into eternal life on Dec. 27. Harriett was educated in the public school system in St. Mary’s County Maryland. In 1935, she married James A. Forrest, Sr., at St. Aloysius...
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Robert A. Purple, 81

Robert A. Purple, 81

Robert A. Purple, 81, of Hollywood, Maryland died on Dec. 30, 2012 at his home. Born July 25, 1931 in Newport, RI, he was the son of the late William and Henrietta “Mary” Purple. Bob graduated from The Citadel in June 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and later received a Master’s degree in...
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Best of the Bay North Beach Winners

Best of the Bay North Beach Winners

Each year, the Bay Weekly newspaper asks readers to weigh in on their favorite things and determine the Best of the Bay. We are happy to report that North Beach won in multiple categories. North Beach was voted “Best Bay Beach”, “Best Town or Neighborhood”, our Friday Night Farmers’ Market was voted the “Best...
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“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” in Calvert County

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” in Calvert County

On December 21st, 2012 a DUI Checkpoint was conducted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Maryland State Police as part of the two departments ongoing efforts to educate the citizen’s of Calvert County about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Funding for the checkpoint was provided...
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Police Investigating a Murder in Anne Arundel County

Police Investigating a Murder in Anne Arundel County

On December 30, 2012, at approximately 5:21 p.m., members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Northern District responded to Dietrich’s Tavern located in the 7300 block of Furnace Branch Road East in Glen Burnie for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male subject, later identified as 31-year-old Sir Keith English Queen Jones,...
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MET Names New Land Trust Assistance Coordinator

MET Names New Land Trust Assistance Coordinator

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) announces the appointment of Michelle Johnson as its new Land Trust Assistance Coordinator. The Land Trust Assistance Program, one of MET’s core programs, provides technical assistance and support to more than 50 nonprofit land conservation groups focused on preserving scenic open space, forests and farmland in Maryland. “The land...
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WWI U S Navy Anti-Ship Mine Transported for Safe Disposal

WWI U S Navy Anti-Ship Mine Transported for Safe Disposal

The State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the 55th Army EOD Team from Fort Belvoir, Virginia transported a 1917 WW I era anti-ship mine to the Newtowne Neck State Park for render-safe procedures. At approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 30, 2012, Stephen Hassay was walking along the Cuckold Creek shoreline of his father’s...
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2012 A Year in Review – December

2012 A Year in Review – December

The month of December 2012 kept the news moving along at a fast clip. Readers were very interested in our top stories, providing their comments. Some of those articles were Accident Involving a Maryland State Police Cruiser and a School Bus Driver Arrested for Driving a School Bus While Intoxicated. Another one that drew...
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Be Cool-North Beach Polar Bear Plunge January 1st

Be Cool-North Beach Polar Bear Plunge January 1st

There are three ways to participate in the plunge. 1. PRE-REGISTER THROUGH DECEMBER 28th: Go to http://www.northbeachmd.org/ and click on the link to register and pay via PayPal. This GUARANTEES you receive a personalized plunge certificate and plunge t-shirt. 2. Starting at 11 am on January 1st, REGISTER, SIGN A WAIVER AND PAY at...
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Memorial Exhibits Work of Bonnie Blake Nelson

Memorial Exhibits Work of Bonnie Blake Nelson

The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) presents a Memorial Exhibit of the work of Bonnie Blake Nelson, through February 2013.  A remarkable woman, possessed of a keen intellect and a flair for the dramatic, Nelson spent much of her adult life as the wife of a colonel in the United States Marines and mother...
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SUV Accident in Sunderland

SUV Accident in Sunderland

On Saturday, December 29, at 1:15 am, the North Beach and Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a report of a single vehicle accident at Bayside Road and Locust Grove Road in Sunderland. Crews arrived on scene to discover a vehicle had crashed into a tree, with a single occupant trapped. Rescue crews worked to...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Endangerment

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Endangerment

On Friday, December 21,2012 police responded to the 20500 block of Old Gravel Lane in Lexington Park, for the report of a subject pointing and firing a weapon at several other subjects inside a house. Upon arrival police units made contact with three victims. Police also made contact with a fourth person, who was...
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CSM Presents “A Night of Ryans”

CSM Presents “A Night of Ryans”

You are invited to “a night of RYANS” on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre on the La Plata Campus of CSM. The following actors have been nominated to compete for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships as a result of their outstanding performances in OUR TOWN: • Rami Essa RED...
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St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office have made the following arrests: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance On December 27, 2012 Deputies went to a residence on Valley Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland to attempt to serve a warrant. When an individual at the residence opened the door, the deputies smelled on odor of burnt...
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MDA Hosts Training Sessions on Nutrient Management Trading Program

MDA Hosts Training Sessions on Nutrient Management Trading Program

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will offer three training workshops in January to provide participants with an overview of its Nutrient Trading Program and offer hands-on experience using the updated version of the program’s web-based calculation tool, marketplace, and registry. The sessions will be held at the following times and locations: Wednesday, January...
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O’Malley Signs Executive Order for Climate Change and Extreme Weather

O’Malley Signs Executive Order for Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Governor Martin O’Malley has signed a landmark initiative to increase the State’s long term resiliency to storm related flooding and sea level rise. He signed the Climate Change and Coast Smart Construction Executive Order, directing that all new and reconstructed state structures, as well as other infrastructure improvements, be planned and constructed to avoid...
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Crime Solvers Seek Identity of Credit Card Thief

Crime Solvers Seek Identity of Credit Card Thief

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a credit card theft. On December 19, 2012 the victim’s credit card was lost or stolen at Food Lion in Lexington Park. The pictured suspect used the victim’s credit card, without permission, to make several purchases at the CVS, Food Lion and Sheetz. Anyone who can...
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SHA Crews Keeping Roads Passable

SHA Crews Keeping Roads Passable

SHA and MarylandState Police Ask Commercial Vehicle Drivers to Delay and Detour – Especially West of Frederick – until Storm Passes. West of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are clearing snow and working to keep travel lanes passable as several inches of snow falls, with up to 10 inches of...
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Second Firearms Possession Arrest for Kashif Dyson in One Week

Second Firearms Possession Arrest for Kashif Dyson in One Week

On Saturday, December 29, 2012, Just one week after being arrested on Missouri Avenue in Lexington Park, for possessing a handgun that was loaded with a round in the chamber and the serial number scratched so it was unidentifiable, Kashif Delouis Dyson, 28 of Lexington Park was arrested again on two more firearms violations....
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