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Calvert County Commissioners Celebrate Groundbreakings for Two New Commercial Projects at Patuxent Business Park in Lusby

Calvert County Commissioners Celebrate Groundbreakings for Two New Commercial Projects at Patuxent Business Park in Lusby

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) celebrated the groundbreakings for two new commercial projects at Patuxent Business Park (PBP) in Lusby on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Patuxent Business Park was the first comprehensively planned business campus in Southern Maryland. The purchase and development of this property allowed for assistance in getting critical...
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Peers Recognize CSM Professor Dr. Richard Bilsker With Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Peers Recognize CSM Professor Dr. Richard Bilsker With Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Southern Maryland Professor of Philosophy Dr. Richard Bilsker was recognized during the college’s 63rd Spring Commencement, and during the college’s Academic Excellence Awards program, for receiving the CSM Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is bestowed upon a full-time professor by members of CSM faculty. “The faculty excellence in teaching award is...
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NAS Patuxent River MQ-25 Team Preps for First Air Vehicle, Control Station Integration Test Event

NAS Patuxent River MQ-25 Team Preps for First Air Vehicle, Control Station Integration Test Event

The Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation program office (PMA-268) is moving forward with integrating its two key elements—the MQ-25 air vehicle and the MD-5 Ground Control Station (GCS) at the program’s System Test and Integration Lab (STIL) at Patuxent River. PMA-268 is the lead systems integrator, working closely with its two prime industry partners, Boeing ...
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Charles County Commissioners Adopt Fiscal 2023 Budget of $494 Million

Charles County Commissioners Adopt Fiscal 2023 Budget of $494 Million

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a balanced General Fund budget of $494,446,200, an increase of 9.8 percent over last year. The adopted budget provides historic funding for Charles County Public Schools, makes critical investments in core programs and services, record-level investments in public safety, and does not increase...
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St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Graduates and Budgets at May Meeting

St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Graduates and Budgets at May Meeting

The St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees approved on Friday, May 13, the graduates of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Class of 2022, comprised of  351 Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science degrees, and 24 Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. The Board also approved proposed budgets and greenlit a long-range tuition strategy....
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CSM Announces 2022 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

CSM Announces 2022 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

The following students were recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 63rd Spring Commencement ceremony held Friday, May 13, 2022, at the La Plata Campus. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 432 candidates for 438 degrees and 136 certificates during its 63rd...
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CSM Commemorates 63rd Spring Commencement with 432 Candidates Receiving 438 Degrees, 136 Certificates

CSM Commemorates 63rd Spring Commencement with 432 Candidates Receiving 438 Degrees, 136 Certificates

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 432 candidates for 438 degrees and 136 certificates during its 63rd Spring Commencement May 13 at the college’s La Plata Campus. The event marked the return of in-person festivities for the time-honored tradition since the beginning of the global pandemic in 2020. Of the students celebrated, 160 are...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Tuesday, May 17, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, May 17, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners presented Proclamations in recognition of National Public Works Week and National Emergency Medical Services Week. The Commissioners convened as the Board...
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Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from MSP Leonardtown Assist with Removing Two Cows from Roadway

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from MSP Leonardtown Assist with Removing Two Cows from Roadway

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received an online thank you note on Wednesday for assisting two wayward cows from the roadway on Route 5 in Helen early on the morning of May 11. From Margie Stone via Facebook: “A big shoutout to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s and Maryland State Police officers for...
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Berry’s D’Ambrosio Named 2022 Principal of the Year for Charles County Public Schools

Berry’s D’Ambrosio Named 2022 Principal of the Year for Charles County Public Schools

Every time he uses chopsticks, Louis D’Ambrosio silently thanks his first-grade teacher, Rose Eckmann. During a weeklong unit studying Japan, Eckman tasked her students with practicing using chopsticks to pick up pink erasers from their desks. At the end of the week, Eckmann brought in a hot plate and made the class a meal...
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Charles County Board of Education Recognizes Accomplishments of Outstanding Students

Charles County Board of Education Recognizes Accomplishments of Outstanding Students

The Board of Education at its May 10 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored at the meeting were the following! Scarlett Castro...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Suspects Who Burglarized St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Suspects Who Burglarized St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the suspects pictured in a burglary investigation. On Friday, March 12, 2022 at 12:45 am, the suspects broke into the St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen in Great Mills and carried off property. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects or this...
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Department of Recreation & Parks’ Museums to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military Through Blue Star Museums Program

Department of Recreation & Parks’ Museums to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military Through Blue Star Museums Program

Through the Blue Stars Museum Program, the museums and historic sites of the Department of Recreation & Parks’ Museum Division will offer free admission for active members of the armed forces, as well as up to 5 family members, from Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 21, 2022) until Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5, 2022)....
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Signs 105 More Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including Statewide Overdose Prevention, More Infrastructure Funding For Local Governments, and Solidarity With Ukraine

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Signs 105 More Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including Statewide Overdose Prevention, More Infrastructure Funding For Local Governments, and Solidarity With Ukraine

Governor Larry Hogan signed an additional 105 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to prevent opioid overdoses statewide, direct more funding to local governments for infrastructure improvements, and additional steps to divest from Russia and express solidarity with Ukraine. “Today, we are signing another 105 bipartisan bills into law, including measures that keep important...
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Former Prince George’s County Bomb Squad Commander Nominated As Deputy State Fire Marshal Of The Year

Former Prince George’s County Bomb Squad Commander Nominated As Deputy State Fire Marshal Of The Year

Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Dale Ednock has been selected as the Bomb Squad nominee for Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year. He will join other investigators chosen throughout the state for the 2021 James C. Robertson Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year Award during the Maryland State Fireman’s Convention in Ocean...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Trailer Fire Deemed Accidental, Red Cross Assisting Five Displaced

UPDATE: Lexington Park Trailer Fire Deemed Accidental, Red Cross Assisting Five Displaced

UPDATE 5/17/2022: On Monday, May 16, 2022, at 1:10 p.m., 40 firefighters responded to 46165 Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported mobile home on fire. Crews arrived on the scene and found fire showing from the single wide trailer. The owner is identified as Jennifer Taylor, with the estimated loss of structure...
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Calvert County Government Announces Memorial Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Memorial Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be closed Monday, May 30. The Solomons Septage Receiving Facility...
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Southern Maryland Under Severe Weather Warnings for Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Southern Maryland Under Severe Weather Warnings for Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Updates will be provided throughout the day on this article. The risk of severe thunderstorms over much of our region today is ENHANCED (level 3 of 5). Damaging winds appear to be the primary threat, but hail, a few tornadoes, & flooding are also possible. Remain alert for rapidly changing weather conditions late this...
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Charles County Public Schools Students Earn Medals in Recent SkillsUSA State Championship

Charles County Public Schools Students Earn Medals in Recent SkillsUSA State Championship

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students from North Point High School and Robert D. Stethem Educational Center participated in the state Skills USA Maryland state championship held on April 1-2. Each year, the state championship showcases more than 1,000 Maryland Career and Technology Education (CTE) students who compete in over 90 skilled, occupationally related...
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375 Students Graduate in 2022 Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

375 Students Graduate in 2022 Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, graduated 375 students with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees on Saturday, May 14, outdoors on the campus’ Townhouse Green. The commencement address was delivered by Terron Hillsman, director of the ecological sciences division for the USDA-...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Nurse Polly Hansen Named the 2022 Nurse of the Year

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Nurse Polly Hansen Named the 2022 Nurse of the Year

Congratulations to Polly Hansen, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, recently named the 2022 Nurse of the Year at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital! Polly was surprised with the news during her shift in the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center on the first day of #NursesWeek. Polly is known for her compassionate, calm, and supportive approach to...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Students Place at MAA Sectional Conference

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Students Place at MAA Sectional Conference

On April 22-23, St. Mary’s College of Maryland students presented their work at the MD-DC-VA sectional conference of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) held in Germantown, Maryland. Gillian Carr ’22 won the award for the best student presentation. The “Radical Dash” team of Alyson Conover ’22, Gillian Carr ’22, Joseph Daly ’24 and...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 22 Working Farms, 3,339 Acres of Farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester Counties

Maryland Permanently Preserves 22 Working Farms, 3,339 Acres of Farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester Counties

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 22 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on May 11, 2022. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 3,339 acres of prime farmland in Caroline, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than...
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Forrest Center Students Complete 2022 Internship Program with St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Forrest Center Students Complete 2022 Internship Program with St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The second-year Criminal Justice students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center completed their 2022 internship program with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on May 4, 2022. This year’s session marked the return of the internship program for the first time since 2019 because of COVID-19 restrictions in place during...
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MDOT SHA Performing Cleaning on Thomas Johnson Bridge on Sunday, May 15, 2022

MDOT SHA Performing Cleaning on Thomas Johnson Bridge on Sunday, May 15, 2022

MDOT SHA will clean the gutter and drainage areas of the Governor Thomas Johnson bridge Sunday, May 15, 2022. This routine maintenance work is expected to start at 6:00 a.m., and complete by 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. During work hours, one of the bridge’s two lanes will be closed, and crews will alternate traffic...
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