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Effective October 1, 2022, Move Over Law in Maryland Expanded to All Stopped Vehicles Displaying Hazard/Warning Signals

Effective October 1, 2022, Move Over Law in Maryland Expanded to All Stopped Vehicles Displaying Hazard/Warning Signals

Beginning October 1, 2022, the Move Over Law in Maryland will expand to require motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying warning signals – including hazard warning lights, road flares, or other caution signals including traffic cones, caution signs, or non-vehicular warning signs....
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Returns to Solomons on Saturday, September 17

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Returns to Solomons on Saturday, September 17

Southern Maryland residents are reuniting in person after two years for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 17 at Asbury Solomons. Held at the community for more than 20 years, the Walk was transitioned to a “walk at home” event during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, more than 50 teams...
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Calvert Department of Public Works Advises Caution for Monday, September, 12, 2022 Due to Roadwork on Main Street in Prince Frederick

Calvert Department of Public Works Advises Caution for Monday, September, 12, 2022 Due to Roadwork on Main Street in Prince Frederick

The Department of Public Works advises citizens that the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform work in Prince Frederick on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m., to replace a deteriorated underground drainage pipe on Main Street (MD 765) near Calvert Towne Road. All work is...
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Professor Daphne Powell is Selected as First Recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education’

Professor Daphne Powell is Selected as First Recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education’

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Technical Studies Professor Daphne Powell is marking her 20th year as college professor by taking on what she deems “the most extraordinary of her career accomplishments” to date. As the first recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education,’ Powell is embarking on a three-year...
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Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives – Hidden in Plain Sight with Matthew Webster

Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives – Hidden in Plain Sight with Matthew Webster

On September 29, 1760 the Associates of Dr. Bray in London established a school for the education of enslaved and free Black children in Williamsburg, Virginia. The school was one of the original four, with others located in Providence, New York, and Philadelphia. The school would operate until 1774 when a combination of the...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Route 295 in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Route 295 in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police are actively investigating a pedestrian fatal hit and run crash on Route 295 in Anne Arundel County. The deceased victim is identified as Marian Narain, 21, of Gambrills. Narain was pronounced deceased on the scene by emergency medical service personnel. On Sunday, September 11, 2022, shortly before 6:00 a.m., troopers from...
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Calvert County Public Works Advises of Construction in Solomons Scheduled for September 12 to 16

Calvert County Public Works Advises of Construction in Solomons Scheduled for September 12 to 16

The Department of Public Works, Water & Sewer Division, informs citizens of contractor work in Solomon’s Island to check the conditions of all sewer lateral lines. The work is scheduled Monday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 16 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. This project will not interrupt daily business operations, but please observe...
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6th Annual Wheels and Wings Car Show at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 24, 2022

6th Annual Wheels and Wings Car Show at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on September 24, 2022

Join us for the 6th Annual Wheels & Wings Car Show at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Enjoy parking directly next to your favorite USN Aircraft. Registered car attendees get museum access for themselves and a passenger for the day of the show. To register, donate, buy t-shirts,...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims September 11 As Day of Service and Remembrance

Governor Hogan Proclaims September 11 As Day of Service and Remembrance

Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed a day of service and remembrance across the state of Maryland in memory of those lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The proclamation is part of an initiative that Governor Hogan, the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism, and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives observe to...
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St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Charles “Bud” Ficke

St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Charles “Bud” Ficke

It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of our past President, past Treasurer, and Life Member Charles “Bud” Ficke. Bud joined St. Leonard Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Company 7 in February 1992. He obtained his Firefighter I, EVOC, First Responder, HazMat Awareness, HazMat Ops, Pumps, and Boater Safety certifications....
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Police Recover Nearly 100 Grams of Marijuana, Drug Distribution Paraphernalia, and Loaded “Ghost Gun” from Car

Police Recover Nearly 100 Grams of Marijuana, Drug Distribution Paraphernalia, and Loaded “Ghost Gun” from Car

On September 3, at approximately 11:20 p.m., officers responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle in the 6400 block of Ocelot Street. Upon approaching the car, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed nearly 100 grams of marijuana inside the car as well as a loaded polymer “ghost gun” –...
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Sabre Systems, Inc., Awarded Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems (STUAS) PMA-263 Contract

Sabre Systems, Inc., Awarded Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems (STUAS) PMA-263 Contract

Sabre Systems, Inc., was awarded a task order under the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center Multiple Award Contract (IAC-MAC) by the Airforce Installation Contracting Agency. The task order was awarded through the Agile Innovative Solutions (AIS) Joint Venture (JV) with Sabre serving as the managing partner. The single award task order provides...
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SMECO Holds 84th Annual Meeting with Board of Directors Election on August 25, 2022

SMECO Holds 84th Annual Meeting with Board of Directors Election on August 25, 2022

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) held its 84th Annual Meeting on August 25, 2022, at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Mechanicsville, Md. The Board of Directors election was conducted online and by mail prior to the meeting. The following SMECO members were elected to serve on SMECO’s Board for three years:...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education – September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education – September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month

One of the most popular pieces of equipment used by deer hunters is a tree stand. Tree stands can be dangerous if they are used incorrectly or carelessly. Nationally, one in three hunting injuries involves a tree stand. Falls from tree stands can be caused by a variety of factors, including a weakness in...
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First Inaugural St. Mary’s Goes Purple Walk for Recovery to be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Leonardtown

First Inaugural St. Mary’s Goes Purple Walk for Recovery to be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) will host the inaugural St. Mary’s Goes Purple Walk for Recovery on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9:00 – 12:00 p.m., in Leonardtown Square. This family-friendly, free walk will celebrate those in recovery, help end stigma surrounding mental health and addiction, and bring awareness to the disease...
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Legacy Flight Academy and Southern Maryland Project Management Institute Hosting Aviation and STEM Event at Charles County Airport

Legacy Flight Academy and Southern Maryland Project Management Institute Hosting Aviation and STEM Event at Charles County Airport

Legacy Flight Academy (LFA) and the Southern Maryland Project Management Institute is partnering to host an Eyes Above the Horizon event on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Maryland Airport located at 3900 Livingston Road in Indian Head, MD 20640 The event is set to begin at 8 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. The purpose...
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Temporary Closure of St. Mary’s County Health Hub Operations on Thursday, September 8, 2022

Temporary Closure of St. Mary’s County Health Hub Operations on Thursday, September 8, 2022

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) announced the temporary closure of operations at the Health Hub, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park on Thursday, September 8, 2022. COVID-19 testing and vaccinations will be available on that date at the main office in Leonardtown. Normal operations at the Health Hub will...
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Annapolis Man Facing Federal Charge for Threatening a Member of Congress

Annapolis Man Facing Federal Charge for Threatening a Member of Congress

A criminal complaint has been filed charging Justin Kuchta, age 39, of Annapolis, Maryland, with a federal charge for sending messages over the Internet that threatened to injure a United States Member of Congress.  The complaint was filed on September 6, 2022. The criminal complaint was announced by United States Attorney for the District...
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Maryland Archery Hunting for Deer Starts September 9, 2022 and Continues Through January 31, 2023

Maryland Archery Hunting for Deer Starts September 9, 2022 and Continues Through January 31, 2023

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 9, and continues through Jan. 31, 2023. Archers may also use vertical longbows and vertical recurve bows Feb. 1-3, 2023 during the annual Primitive Deer Hunt Days. “A crispness in the air throughout much of...
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce Over $2.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Maryland Museums, Educational Institutions

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce Over $2.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Maryland Museums, Educational Institutions

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $2,844,230 in federal funding to support projects at museums, libraries, and educational institutions across Maryland. The funding, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), comes from annual appropriations legislation...
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Aeropark Farmer’s Market to be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022

Aeropark Farmer’s Market to be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022

The next “Fly-In” Market will be help on September 11th, but you don’t need a plane to visit! Drive, bike, or walk in to get fresh goods and produce. All businesses selling at our Airport Farmer’s Market are local small businesses that sell products that they have grown or produced themselves. When you shop...
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St. Mary’s County Landfill Hosting Free Document Shredding Event – September 17, 2022

St. Mary’s County Landfill Hosting Free Document Shredding Event – September 17, 2022

You Got It – You Bring It– We Shred It! It is time to clean out your file cabinets, closets and desks and get rid of confidential, private, and important personal documents that you no longer need to keep. The Department of Public Works & Transportation will be conducting the 14th annual community document...
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Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living Presents Two New Programs and Job Opportunities

Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living Presents Two New Programs and Job Opportunities

Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living (SMCIL) is excited to announce the launching of two (2) new programs within our organization. One will increase access to home health and self-direction for our consumers and the other will address the unique needs of individuals with disabilities and senior citizens that arose during the pandemic. These...
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Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce More Than $400,000 for Volunteer Firefighters in Charles County

Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer Announce More Than $400,000 for Volunteer Firefighters in Charles County

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $400,571.41 in federal funding for Maryland firefighters and first responders in Southern Maryland. The funding will directly impact fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations to enhance their...
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Calvert County Looks to Enhance Community for Older Adults

Calvert County Looks to Enhance Community for Older Adults

The Calvert County Commission on Aging and Department of Community Resources, Office on Aging (OOA), are making plans to make Calvert County more “age friendly” for the county’s growing older adult population. Residents are invited to participate in an informational session to kick off community discussion on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. at...
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