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Calvert Board of County Commissioners Appoint 8 Members to Inaugural Police Accountability Board, Administrative Charging Committee

Calvert Board of County Commissioners Appoint 8 Members to Inaugural Police Accountability Board, Administrative Charging Committee

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) appointed eight members to a newly established Police Accountability Board (PAB). Inaugural members were appointed to staggered terms by the BOCC during their regular open session meeting this week: Wilson Parran, Chair (3-year term) Lisa Ireland Barony (1-year term) Suzanne Benedict (2-year term) Brian Cedar (3-year...
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Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Maryland’s waterways are expected to be crowded this weekend, and officials from federal, state, and local law enforcement and water rescue are working to make sure the fun is not mixed with tragedy. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources joined with the U.S. Coast Guard and Anne Arundel County Fire Department to send this...
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This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to stay safe and help protect others by designating a sober ride home. At an event Wednesday at the Maryland State Police (MSP) barrack in Howard County,...
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Fireworks and Your Pets – Information and Tips for Staying Safe

Fireworks and Your Pets – Information and Tips for Staying Safe

As the Fourth of July approaches—and because many communities are already experiencing amateur fireworks displays night after night, PETA share the following lifesaving tips. They are especially important as many shelters are operating at limited capacities because of the pandemic and cannot cope with an influx of lost animals. Fireworks are meant to represent...
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Calvert and Charles County Firework Displays for 2022

Calvert and Charles County Firework Displays for 2022

July 4th Celebration – Charles County Fair Located at at 8440 Fairground Road in LaPlata, Maryland on July 4, 2022 – 3 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy great food, pony rides and live music that lead up to the grand finale with an outstanding Fourth of July Fireworks Show. Come for free! Solomons July...
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Calvert Marine Museum July, 2022 Events!

Calvert Marine Museum July, 2022 Events!

Summer is here, and you’ll find fun for the whole family at the Calvert Marine Museum. Art, educational programs, sharks, concerts and more!  For a complete listing of programs and activities, visit us at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Wednesday through Friday, the month of July – Wm. B. Tennison Public Cruise 2 p.m. Saturdays* and Sundays, the...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Brings Home the Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Award from the MSFA 130th Annual Convention and Parade

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Brings Home the Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Award from the MSFA 130th Annual Convention and Parade

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, after two (2) months of prepping the apparatus and aligning personnel to attend, sixty (60) Mechanicsville Volunteers and their families loaded up on the apparatus and made the three hour drive to Ocean City, Maryland. The department participated in the 130th Annual Maryland State Firemen’s Association Parade. Once arriving...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 28, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 28, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, June 28, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners welcomed the new St. Mary’s Circuit Court Judge, Associate Judge Amy D. Lorenzini. Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed Lorenzini to the...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 31 Working Farms, More Than 3,600 Acres of Additional Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves 31 Working Farms, More Than 3,600 Acres of Additional Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 31 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on June 22, 2022. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 3,682 acres of prime farmland in Anne Arundel, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester...
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SHARKFEST Returns! Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum

SHARKFEST Returns! Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum

SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the ultimate apex predator of the marine world at one of the museum’s most popular events. Regular museum admission applies; CMM members are FREE. Space is limited, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Complimentary museum passes will not be...
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Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Host 4-Day Outdoor Summer Educational STEAM Program for Children

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Host 4-Day Outdoor Summer Educational STEAM Program for Children

Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to enjoy a whole week of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and technology) oriented programming at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum. The program is focused on outdoor science and exploration from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day, from July 18 to July 21, 2022. Children can explore...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 14, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 14, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, June 14, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized National Nursing Assistants Week and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with Proclamations. The Commissioners then recognized the retirements of Marc...
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UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation Launches Running Center

UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation Launches Running Center

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center has added a running center to its Rehabilitation practice. Running is one of the world’s most popular activities, and the Southern Maryland region is full of 5K and 10K runs that make use of the many scenic roads and trails. The UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation Running...
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Calvert County Government Independence Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Independence Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be closed. The Solomons Septage Receiving Facility will be closed...
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UPDATE: Brandywine Man Found Guilty of Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders 

UPDATE: Brandywine Man Found Guilty of Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders 

UPDATE 6/20/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, June 13, 2022, a Charles County jury, after a 6-day trial, convicted Richard Eugene Middleton, Jr., 39, of the First-Degree Murder of Kwasi Louard-Clarke, the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Montreal Wade and Tyrone Coleman, Home Invasion, and related charges. On June...
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VIDEO: La Plata Police Department Investigating Viral Video Showing Officers at Car Wash

VIDEO: La Plata Police Department Investigating Viral Video Showing Officers at Car Wash

The La Plata Police Department released the following statement on Monday, June 27, 2022, following a video showing multiple deputies at a car wash in La Plata. “The La Plata Police Department is examining the facts of a June 26, 2022 video posted on social media at a La Plata car wash which allegedly...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect and Person of Interest

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:40 p.m., the suspect placed three items in her purse at the Optimal Vapor store in Lexington Park and left the establishment without paying. The suspect and other person of...
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Calvert Advanced Life Support Member Takes Charge of D.C. National Guard Medevac Unit

Calvert Advanced Life Support Member Takes Charge of D.C. National Guard Medevac Unit

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, Calvert Advanced Life Support member Robert Schapiro (a Captain in the US Army Reserve) took command of the DC National Guard Unit “D Co 1-224th” a Medevac Unit. Rob has been a paramedic with CALS for the last decade and is a man of many traits. Rob has not...
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Prince George’s County Police Mourn Loss of Corporal Terry Middleton, a 16-Year PG Veteran

Prince George’s County Police Mourn Loss of Corporal Terry Middleton, a 16-Year PG Veteran

The Prince George’s County Police family is mourning the death of Corporal Terry Middleton. Corporal Middleton passed away late last week at his home. He was off-duty at the time. Corporal Middleton was a 16-year veteran of the agency and was currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, Division II Bowie Station. Corporal Middleton...
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Charles County Board of Education Approves Tuition Rate Increase for 2022-2023 School Year

Charles County Board of Education Approves Tuition Rate Increase for 2022-2023 School Year

The Board of Education of Charles County on June 14 approved tuition rates for the 2022-2023 school year that include an increase for students enrolling outside of Charles County, and for non-Maryland residents. For students residing in Maryland but who live outside of Charles County, the cost for the coming school year is $9,720....
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PGPD Seeking Information on Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Riverdale, Police Searching for Two Shooters

PGPD Seeking Information on Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Riverdale, Police Searching for Two Shooters

The Prince George’s County Police Department is urging anyone with information on a shooting Tuesday evening in Riverdale to contact detectives. The victim in this case is a 14-year-old boy who detectives believe was not the intended target. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries but is in stable condition at this time. A reward...
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Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 1:25 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the 21500 block of Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported outside fire. The 911 caller reported someone threw a firebomb at the residence. Firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded and located a small fire near...
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Police, State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson of Playground at Town Creek Park

Police, State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson of Playground at Town Creek Park

On Monday, June 20, 2022, at approximately 9:22 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Hollywood responded to the Town Creek Park in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire. While responding to the scene, 911 dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported playground equipment was on fire. Firefighters from Bay District and...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Fourth of July

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Fourth of July

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, all St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022. Offices will reopen with regular operating schedules Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The six (6) Convenience Centers and the St. Andrews Landfill will be closed. All three St. Mary’s County Library branches (Charlotte...
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NAS Pax Security Returns to ID Handling at Gates

NAS Pax Security Returns to ID Handling at Gates

NAS Patuxent River gate sentries have returned to handling of IDs at gates and entry control points on base as of June 20, 2022. The move back to handling of IDs is in accordance with Commander, Navy Installations Command Instruction 5530.14A, which dictates physical and visual checks are to be performed on Common Access...
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