Monthly Archives: February 2016

Governor Larry Hogan Addresses Investments Made in the Fight Against Heroin in Southern Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Addresses Investments Made in the Fight Against Heroin in Southern Maryland

As part of a trip to southern Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan today visited the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, where he addressed the investments made by the administration in the southern region of the state to fight heroin and opioid addiction. Created by Governor Hogan in February 2015 and chaired by Lt. Governor Boyd...
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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Invite Citizens to March Public Forum

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Invite Citizens to March Public Forum

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold their second Public Forum of 2016 on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will be held in their meeting room, inside the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. Citizens unable to attend the forum in person, and wishing to voice a concern, can take...
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Patricia Ann “Pat” Alonso, 69

Patricia Ann “Pat” Alonso, 69, passed away peacefully at home on February 25, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Pat was born in Washington, DC to the late Frank and Margaret Briguglio and resided in Port Tobacco, MD before retiring to Dagsboro, DE. Pat is survived by her husband, Glen Alonso, Sr; son, Glen Alonso,...
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Miles B. “Bernie Norris, Jr., 76

Miles B. “Bernie Norris, Jr., 76 of Cobb Island passed away at his home on February 25, 2016. Bernie was born and raised in Cobb Island, MD. He is predeceased by his parents, Miles B. Norris, Sr. and Celia (Stine) Norris; and his brother, Robert D. Norris. The family will receive friends on Thursday,...
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David Allen Bowley, 49

David Allen Bowley, 49

David Allen Bowley, 49, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away February 25, 2016 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Born July 31, 1966, he was the son of Louis Frederick Bowley and E. Jean Thompson Bowley Arrington. He worked in outside sales for Wharton Hardware and Supply. He loved the outdoors and especially...
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Charles “Charlie” Raymond Chapman, Jr., 91

Charles “Charlie” Raymond Chapman, Jr., 91

Charles “Charlie” Raymond Chapman, Jr., 91 of Cobb Island, MD passed away on February 24, 2016 at his home. Charlie was born in Kensington, MD to the late Charles Raymond Chapman and the late Mattie Barbee Chapman. He is also predeceased by his brother, John Chapman. Charlie is survived by his brother, Herbert Chapman;...
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Governor Hogan Announces Project Schedule to Replace 57-Year-Old Structurally Deficient Bridge Over Gilbert Run Swamp

Governor Hogan Announces Project Schedule to Replace 57-Year-Old Structurally Deficient Bridge Over Gilbert Run Swamp

Standing along Stines Store Road at MD 234, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the project schedule for the newly funded $3 million replacement of the MD 234 bridge over Gilbert Run Swamp to improve safety for the 5,642 drivers that use it every day.  The MD 234 project also will widen the road over...
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Guiding Good Choices Program Coming to St. Mary’s County

Guiding Good Choices Program Coming to St. Mary’s County

In a continuing effort to provide support to parents in the community, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is offering the Guiding Good Choices Program® on five Thursdays beginning in March. The program is a family competency training program for parents of children in middle school. The program is based on the social...
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Several Students Advance to State MathCounts Competition from Charles County Public Schools

Several Students Advance to State MathCounts Competition from Charles County Public Schools

A team from Milton M. Somers Middle School advances to the state MathCounts event after finishing in second place overall among 21 competing teams at the Southern Maryland competition held Feb. 4 at Calvert Middle School. The top five competing teams advance to the state MathCounts competition, which will be held later this spring....
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Writers’ Association Announces Young Writers’ Contest

Writers’ Association Announces Young Writers’ Contest

The Maryland Writers’ Association, Charles County Chapter, has launched a new contest for young writers of fiction/non-fiction and poetry. The young writers’ contest will be open to Charles County residents (9th-12th grade, public and homeschoolers) and College of Southern Maryland students aged 18-24. Entries may include poetry (no more than three poems) or fiction/non-fiction...
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Governor Hogan Announces Project Schedule for Long-Overdue MD 2/4 Widening Project

Governor Hogan Announces Project Schedule for Long-Overdue MD 2/4 Widening Project

Standing along MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road), Governor Hogan announced the project schedule for the newly funded $23.2 million widening of the road from four to six lanes, breaking the notorious bottleneck and increasing safety for emergency responders and the 45,250 drivers that use it every day. The MD 2/4 project will widen the...
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Jean Doran, 88

Jean Doran, 88

Jean Doran, 88, died peacefully on February 26, 2016 in Solomons, MD. Jean Doran was born March 11, 1927 in Long Branch, NJ to Leah and Charles B. Carrigan. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Washington, DC, then she attended Nursing School at Garfield Hospital in Washington, DC, graduating in 1950, and then...
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Man’s Death In Hughesville Due To Crash and Not a Homicide

Man’s Death In Hughesville Due To Crash and Not a Homicide

UPDATE: An autopsy conducted this morning on the body of a man found at a Charles County motorcycle crash scene yesterday has determined he was not shot, but died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The victim is identified as Robert T. Anderson, 44, of the 22000-block of Conrad Drive, Patuxent River....
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in White Plains

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in White Plains

UPDATE: On Feb. 28 at 5:29 p.m., officers responded to the 8900 block of Turkey Hill Road in White Plains for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a motorcycle was traveling south on Turkey Hill Road when he crossed the centerline and struck a Ford Expedition which...
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UPDATE: California Man Dies From Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: California Man Dies From Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: On February 26, 2016, at 10:34 p.m.. patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and South Sandgates Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Units arrived on scene to discover the operator was trapped in the vehicle and was unresponsive....
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House Fire in Hollywood

House Fire in Hollywood

On Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 5:45 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Leonardtown and Bay District were alerted to report of a house fire in the  24000 block of Half Pone Point Road in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story single family home with fire coming from the attic. Over 30 firefighters worked over 25 minutes to...
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Governor Hogan Stops by Buzzy’s Country Store to Announce Project Schedule to Widen MD 5 / Point Lookout Road

Governor Hogan Stops by Buzzy’s Country Store to Announce Project Schedule to Widen MD 5 / Point Lookout Road

Standing along Point Lookout Road at Buzzy’s Country Store, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the project schedule for the $13.5 million widening of MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) from south of Scotland Beach Road to the causeway area in Point Lookout State Park, one of the state’s most popular recreational venues. The construction project...
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Comptroller Seeks to Withhold Tax Refunds From Those With Arrest Warrants

Comptroller Seeks to Withhold Tax Refunds From Those With Arrest Warrants

The Comptroller’s office would be able to withhold tax refunds from individuals who have outstanding arrest warrants throughout the state, under a pair of Maryland bills designed to provide criminal suspects with a financial incentive to turn themselves in. At a press conference and a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday, State Comptroller...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/29/16 to 3/4/16

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/29/16 to 3/4/16

During the week of February 29 to March 4, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Violators must be...
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NAWCAD Partners with Local Small Business for Environmentally-Friendly Anti-Corrosion Technology

NAWCAD Partners with Local Small Business for Environmentally-Friendly Anti-Corrosion Technology

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) granted a license to a local small business Feb. 4 to mature and produce an anti-corrosion technology that is safer and more environmentally friendly than chemicals currently in use. Rear Adm. Dean Peters, commander, NAWCAD, signed the non-exclusive patent license agreement with 3 Notch Chemicals founder Jeb...
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Health Advocates Back $1 a Pack Increase in Cigarette Tax

Health Advocates Back $1 a Pack Increase in Cigarette Tax

In an effort to discourage Marylanders from smoking, health advocates urged lawmakers Wednesday to back a bill that would raise the state’s $2-per-pack cigarette tax to $3. Taxes on other tobacco products would increase by 30% as well. The bill, HB71, sponsored by Del. Eric Luedtke, D-Montgomery, and Del. Barbara Frush, D-Prince George’s, would...
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Box Truck Overturned in Huntingtown

Box Truck Overturned in Huntingtown

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 police and rescue crews from Huntingtown and Dunkirk responded to a report of an accident reported serious along Route 4 in Huntingtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover one vehicle overturned into the ditch with a heavy amount of fuel leaking from the fuel tanks. One patient signed treatment refusals at the...
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Three St. Mary’s County County Robotics Teams Advance to World Championship

Three St. Mary’s County County Robotics Teams Advance to World Championship

St. Mary’s County was well represented at the Maryland State VEX IQ Championship on Saturday, Feb 20, in Towson. Seven county teams advanced to the State level after strong performances at the local CSM Maryland Qualifier and the Ft. Washington State Qualifier earlier in the month. After some very tough competition against 31 of...
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Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 2016 Docent Program

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 2016 Docent Program

Registration is now open for the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) Docent Program. If you are a lifelong learner and would like to interact with the archaeologists, educators, and historians who bring Southern Maryland’s past to life the docent training program is for you. The free three-week training course will cover many topics...
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Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Receives Annual Donation From SMECO

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Receives Annual Donation From SMECO

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity would like to express our gratitude to SMECO for their annual contribution of $2500.00 to our organization. SMECO has been a partner with Patuxent Habitat since 2007 and has been a part of each home we built in both Calvert & St. Mary’s counties. SMECO was instrumental in helping us...
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