Monthly Archives: June 2013

House Passes Two Energy Bills

To Unlock America’s Resources, Fuel Economic Growth & Jobs House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applauded House passage this week of two bills that will boost American energy by opening offshore areas kept off limits by the Obama administration (H.R.2231), and facilitating energy production along the maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico (H.R. 1613):...
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Hoyer on House Adjournment

This week, the United States Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform that takes an important step towards fixing our nation’s broken immigration system. I applaud the Senate for their bipartisan legislation, which creates a reasonable pathway to citizenship for 11 million people already in our country, while also ensuring the security of our borders. It...
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Hoyer on Affordable Care Act

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act as constitutional: “One year ago today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will make quality, affordable health care accessible...
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NAS Pax River Noise Advisory

NAS Pax River Noise Advisory

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating night-time testing events are scheduled to take place Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. Evening test events are scheduled from 7-10 p.m. Pilots at PAX will be training for realistic night flight scenarios including Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP). Night testing and training...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in California Involved 22 People

Motor Vehicle Accident in California Involved 22 People

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 5:30pm, police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries along Three Notch Road at the intersection of Chancellors Run Road in California. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a Dodge Ram Wagon 3500 Maxi Passenger Van, into a pole...
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Beatlemania Again: The National Touring Beatles Stage Show

Beatlemania Again: The National Touring Beatles Stage Show

Get back to 1964! St. Mary’s Ryken presents “Beatlemania Again: The National Touring Beatles Stage Show” on Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 pm. The performance takes place in the Romuald Hall Theater, located on the lower campus. This is an indoor, air-conditioned venue; no need to bring chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available;...
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Community Yard Sale to Benefit Sunday School

Calvert Lighthouse Church is having a community yard sale to benefit Sunday School Department. Table Rental is $10 per table July 6  9 am to 1 pm 40 Clay Hammond Road Prince Frederick For more information please call 410-535-5515
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Detention Center Nurse Retires after 30 Years

Detention Center Nurse Retires after 30 Years

Registered Nurse, Darla Olson, decided to retire after 30 years as the Calvert County Detention Center Nurse. Darla will retire on June 30, 2013. Darla Olsen’s admirable career began on November 3, 1983, by Public Safety Director Marvin Riddle. At the time, Jack Upton was Administrative Director, the Sheriff was Adrian Joy and the...
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One Killed Several Injured in Route 295 Crash

One Killed Several Injured in Route 295 Crash

A mother is dead and her two children injured after her vehicle veered across a median and struck oncoming traffic this afternoon causing a multi-vehicle crash on Rt. 295 in Anne Arundel County. The deceased driver is identified as Katherine K. Grooms, 41, of Ft. Washington, Md. She was transported to the University of...
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Commissioners to Hold Town Hall Meetings in July

The Charles County Commissioners invite the public to attend July town hall meetings as scheduled below. The purpose of the Commissioners’ town hall meetings is to take questions from those in attendance and to discuss items of importance to the citizens and the community. Ken Robinson (District 1) “Coffee with the Commissioner” (Meeting will...
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Suspected Drinking in Early Morning Great Mills Accident

Suspected Drinking in Early Morning Great Mills Accident

On Sunday, June, 30 at 2:20 am, police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Chancellors Run Road and Great Mills Road, in Great Mills. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle, off the roadway. The driver was transported from...
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Dr. John Roache Appointed CSM Trustee

Dr. John Roache Appointed CSM Trustee

Maryland Gov. Martin J. O’Malley has appointed John W. Roache, MD of St. Mary’s County to the College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2013. Roache, who maintains a private surgical practice in Mechanicsville, has a distinguished career within the medical field as well as within the local volunteer fire and...
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Blue Crabs and 48-Hours of All-Star Fun

Blue Crabs and 48-Hours of All-Star Fun

From A Touring Production Of “Circurious” To The All-Star Game, The Blue Crabs Are Ready To Offer A Little Of Something For Everyone During 48-Hour Event Earlier this year the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs were named hosts to the 2013 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball’s All-Star Game. With that has come months of prepping...
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Public Hearing on Municipal Solid Waste Collection Services

Notice is hereby given that the Charles County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room located in the Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland 20646 to solicit public comment on the implementation of a pilot Municipal Solid...
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Dems Want to Let Student Loan Rates Double

“Let’s put this off for a year”: Dems Want to Let Student Loan Rates Double, Add More Uncertainty “For weeks, Congressional Democrats have been anticipating that the standoff over student loan interest rates would be a political boon,” says the New York Times. They were “convinced they could win a clear victory over Republicans”...
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Obama Energy Ban Closes 85% of Offshore Areas

A White House advisor said this week that a “war on coal is exactly what’s needed,” but the Obama administration declared “war” on jobs and American energy long ago. Take offshore energy for example. The president imposed a ban locking up 85 percent of offshore areas that’s forced American companies to lay off workers...
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Hoyer on 75th Anniversary of Fair Labor Standards Act

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today marking the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act being signed into law: “I join in marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, a core component of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal that...
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Quarterly Test of Alert & Notification System Sirens

Quarterly Test of Alert & Notification System Sirens

Calvert County Emergency Management Division to Conduct Quarterly Test of Alert and Notification System Sirens The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Monday, July 1, 2013, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a...
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Richmond, Executive Staff Members, Employees Retire

When James E. Richmond finishes his final day with Charles County Public Schools June 28, he completes 47 years of service with Charles County Public Schools, the last 17 years as Superintendent of Schools. Charles County’s longtime Superintendent calls himself an accidental Superintendent, but the school system accomplishments over nearly two decades are the...
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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Calvert County Plan

The League of Women Voters, Calvert County Chapter, will hold the second in its Town Hall Meetings series on July 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, located at 115 J.W. Williams Rd., Prince Frederick. The meeting topic is “Re-Visiting the County’s Comprehensive Plan.” All interested...
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Downtown Tunes and More in Leonardtown

Downtown Tunes and More in Leonardtown

Enjoy live, outdoor concerts in Leonardtown all through the summer. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, or make reservations for an outdoor table at one of Leonardtown’s restaurants. Downtown Tunes will be held on the Square in Leonardtown from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays July 27, and August 24. Saturday,...
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Folk Salad Trio – June 30

American Legion Post 221 (21690 Colton’s Point Road, Avenue) will be hosting a dinner & show on Sunday, June 30, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Come out for an evening with Folk Salad Trio and a spaghetti dinner. Dinner will include spaghetti with two sauces (meat & meatless); salad bar, garlic bread, and...
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Independence Day Celebration Concert – June 30

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an afternoon of music, children’s activities, silent auctions and a brown bag raffle at Sotterley Plantation’s beautiful Riverside Pavilion on Sunday, June 30 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Featuring The Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Quintet led by Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag of St. Mary’s College of Maryland....
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Public Transit Service Links Charles and PG Counties

Public Transit Service Links Charles and PG Counties

On Monday, July 1, 2013, Charles and Prince George’s counties will launch a new public transit service linking Charles County’s VanGO with Prince George’s County’s TheBus. The new transit service culminates more than one year of joint planning between the two jurisdictions. In addition, both jurisdictions applied for and received grants through the Job...
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CMM Hosts Reunion of Powerboat Racers

CMM Hosts Reunion of Powerboat Racers

On Saturday, June 22nd the Calvert Marine Museum hosted a reunion of Southern Maryland’s former powerboat racers. Over 270 people including the racers, their families, and fans attended the catered event and were treated to a special preview of the new exhibit “Thrills and Spills: The Golden Era of Powerboat Racing in Southern Maryland.”...
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