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MedStar Health Celebrates National Recognition for Stroke Care at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

MedStar Health Celebrates National Recognition for Stroke Care at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. Stroke is the No. 5...
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Breezeline Partners with St. Mary’s County to Expand Broadband Reach

Breezeline Partners with St. Mary’s County to Expand Broadband Reach

Atlantic Broadband announced in early 2022 it would be adopting the new “Breezeline” brand, as the Atlantic Broadband name does not accurately reflect the provider’s current geographical reach. Breezeline, the eighth-largest cable operator in the U.S., will partner with state and local officials in Maryland to extend the availability of broadband internet in Cecil,...
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From the Farm to Your Table, St. Mary’s County to Host Farmers Feeding St. Mary’s

From the Farm to Your Table, St. Mary’s County to Host Farmers Feeding St. Mary’s

From local farmers to your plate. The first annual Farmers Feeding St. Mary’s Program will provide free farm fresh produce to the community. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, the St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development, Feed St. Mary’s, and the University of...
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CSM Vice President Tracy Harris Tees Off, Wins Big at Veterans Golf Event

CSM Vice President Tracy Harris Tees Off, Wins Big at Veterans Golf Event

Just as the members of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Hawks golf team took top honors this year, CSM’s Vice President of Student Equity and Success Tracy Harris won the first-place medal in the Senior Family Division at the Veterans Golf Association (VGA) tournament held in Orangeburg, S.C. June 27. The VGA is...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Releases 2018-2022 End of Term Progress Report

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Releases 2018-2022 End of Term Progress Report

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-2022 Calvert County Government End of Term Progress Report. It covers local government initiatives and accomplishments from the start of the current BOCC term in December 2018 through May 2022. The report provides an overview of county government...
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Calvert County to Host Free Paper Shredding Events

Calvert County to Host Free Paper Shredding Events

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host free paper shredding events for county residents and businesses to help prevent identity theft by destroying confidential or sensitive documents. The following shred events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine: Saturday, July 23 at Northern Middle...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces More Than $127.6 Million For Broadband Grants

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces More Than $127.6 Million For Broadband Grants

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, through the state’s Connect Maryland initiative, the Office of Statewide Broadband has awarded more than $127.6 million to local jurisdictions, Internet Service Providers, educational, and community organizations to increase high-speed internet access and affordability. The funding will help provide broadband service to an estimated 15,000 households that are currently unserved...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Reported Suspicious Package Located at St. Mary’s College in St. Mary’s City

UPDATE: Police Investigating Reported Suspicious Package Located at St. Mary’s College in St. Mary’s City

UPDATE @ 3:40 p.m.: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious package at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City on Friday, July 8, 2022. As of 3 pm this afternoon, the scene was cleared and deemed clear of any explosives. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies,...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Make Arrest After Stabbing in Leonardtown at La Grande Estates

Police in St. Mary’s County Make Arrest After Stabbing in Leonardtown at La Grande Estates

UPDATE 7/8/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged a Leonardtown man with assault from a stabbing incident that occurred on July 5, 2022 in Leonardtown. Robert Alan Mandley Jr., age 32 of Leonardtown, was charged on July 8, 2022 with First-Degree Assault, Second-Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction...
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Kids Can Join a Local Artist for a Variety of Art Classes during Summer at St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids (SCIMAK)

Kids Can Join a Local Artist for a Variety of Art Classes during Summer at St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids (SCIMAK)

Join art instructor Ms. Ellen Duke Wilson in exploring fine arts at St. Clement’s Island Museum Art Kids classes this summer. Young artists will expand their understanding of art and history while learning to sketch, paint and sculpt. Students will also reflect on how making art can positively impact society for future generations. “We’re...
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Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department Seeking Public Input at Town Hall Meeting for New Station Location

Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department Seeking Public Input at Town Hall Meeting for New Station Location

The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department (SVRSFD) is seeking your input and support regarding a potential relocation of our facility. Since the Rescue Squad was established in 1954, the need for our services has grown. We were initially stationed in a small garage on Solomons Island and then moved to a location...
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UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 90 Days of Incarceration for Crashing His Police Cruiser While Impaired

UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 90 Days of Incarceration for Crashing His Police Cruiser While Impaired

UPDATE 7/6/2022: On July 6, 2022, Jermaine Parvell Mason, of Prince Frederick, was sentenced to 1 year, suspended down to 90 days incarceration, followed by 3 years of unsupervised probation for the offense of driving while impaired. In imposing the sentence, Judge Robert N. Wilcox, of the District Court of Maryland, noted that it...
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Ratings Agencies Provide Financial Update for St. Mary’s County 2022

Ratings Agencies Provide Financial Update for St. Mary’s County 2022

Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and S & P Global Ratings’ have issued their credit opinions regarding the financial health of St. Mary’s County Government. Key Factors mentioned by all three rating agencies include: 1 – Strong Financial Position – low debt, strong cash balances and increased fund balance reserves. 2 – County’s employment...
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Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for Cats Through July 2022

Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for Cats Through July 2022

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees for cats through the month of July. Cats of all ages and personalities are available for adoption. Regular adoption procedures still apply. “The shelter has many wonderful cats and kittens in need of a loving home,” said Public Safety Director Jackie Vaughan. “We hope that...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Missing Dunkirk Man – Joseph Donald Burke

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Missing Dunkirk Man – Joseph Donald Burke

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of the below-pictured missing person, Joseph Donald Burke. Joseph is 34 years old, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 150 lbs. He was last seen by family between April 26-28, 2022 at his home in Dunkirk, MD. Anyone with information on Joseph’s whereabouts, is...
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Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives, Remembering Their Voices: Connecting the History and Archaeology of the São José Paquete de Africa and the Clotilda Slave Shipwrecks with Kamau Sadiki

Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives, Remembering Their Voices: Connecting the History and Archaeology of the São José Paquete de Africa and the Clotilda Slave Shipwrecks with Kamau Sadiki

Historic Sotterley is excited to welcome Kamau Sadiki as our featured speaker for Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives. On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., at 44300 Sotterley Lane in Hollywood, MD. Kamau Sadiki is the immediate past President of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS). He is a lifetime NABS...
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St. Mary’s County Airport Farmer’s Market on Sunday, July 10, 2022

St. Mary’s County Airport Farmer’s Market on Sunday, July 10, 2022

Fly in, drive in, or bike in for our next Airport Farmer’s Market on July 10th. Get fresh summer-time goods from local businesses while staying cool at this indoor market. This is a fantastic opportunity to support your neighbors and bring home unique items to boost your July barbecues. Sotterley is sponsoring this market...
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Police Arrest 95 Drunk Drivers Through Independence Day Weekend

Police Arrest 95 Drunk Drivers Through Independence Day Weekend

Enforcement efforts throughout the Independence Day weekend led to the arrests of almost 100 people who are suspected of driving under the influence. From Friday, July 1st, through Monday, July 4th, police arrested 95 impaired drivers during regular road patrols throughout the state and a joint DUI saturation patrol focused on Route 50. The...
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Governor Hogan Directs Maryland State Police to Suspend ‘Good and Substantial Reason’ Standard for Wear and Carry Permits

Governor Hogan Directs Maryland State Police to Suspend ‘Good and Substantial Reason’ Standard for Wear and Carry Permits

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement: “Over the course of my administration, I have consistently supported the right of law-abiding citizens to own and carry firearms, while enacting responsible and common sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. “Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court...
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Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles County Investigating Anti-Semitism Propaganda

Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles County Investigating Anti-Semitism Propaganda

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Persimmon Creek Road in Mechanicsville, after a resident found anti-Semitism items in their mailbox. A resident in Charles County posted the following photo below, stating they found it in their yard on Sunday morning. Numerous SMNEWSNET readers have contacted...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summonses Served – June 2022

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summonses Served – June 2022

06/01/22- Brandon Lee Schaffer, age 22 of Leonardtown- Reckless and Negligent Driving, Fail to Drive on Right Half of the Road, and Fail to Remain at Scene of Accident by Cpl. Pontorno# 257. 06/01/22- Francisco Jose Cabrera, age 19 of Baltimore- Assault 1st and 2nd Degree and Violate Protective Order by Dep. Salas# 358....
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Crumbl Cookies Opens at St. Mary’s Marketplace in California!

Crumbl Cookies Opens at St. Mary’s Marketplace in California!

Klein Enterprises, a vertically integrated investor, developer and operator of diversified real estate holdings, announced that Crumbl Cookies at St. Mary’s Marketplace held its grand opening in California, Maryland on June 24, 2022. Crumbl Cookies, which signed its lease in December 2021, is one of the fastest-growing chains in the nation, with 260 stores...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners to Host Public Forum on Tuesday, July 12, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioners to Host Public Forum on Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will host a Public Forum Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room inside the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street, in Leonardtown. Public Forums allow residents to speak directly to the Commissioners on topics of their choosing. Residents may offer appreciation, questions, or...
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SMECO Issues Credits to Members, General Refund Totals $4.7 million

SMECO Issues Credits to Members, General Refund Totals $4.7 million

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is refunding members’ capital credits totaling nearly $7.1 million. Of that total, a general refund of approximately $4.7 million will be issued in July. Eligible active members will receive credits on their bills, and checks will be issued to eligible former members. Special refunds of about $2.4 million will...
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Former Correctional Officer at Jessup Correctional Institution Sentenced to Federal Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Charge

Former Correctional Officer at Jessup Correctional Institution Sentenced to Federal Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Charge

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced former Correctional Dietary Officer Chanel Pierce, age 29, of Pikesville, Maryland, yesterday to 21 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for a racketeering conspiracy in connection with her work at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI), a maximum-security prison that housed approximately 1,800...
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