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Governor Hogan Declares Oct. 10-14 Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week

Governor Hogan Declares Oct. 10-14 Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week

Governor Larry Hogan has designated October 10-14, 2022, as Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week. Now in its 15th year, this annual promotion encourages Maryland schools to serve local food in lunches to show students where their food comes from and to introduce them to fresh, nutritious products made right here in Maryland. Maryland Homegrown...
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Dunkin’ of the DMV Awards Local Maryland Students with Academic Scholarships

Dunkin’ of the DMV Awards Local Maryland Students with Academic Scholarships

Dunkin’ and its DMV franchisees launched their inaugural Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship Program this past spring, which awarded $100,000 in academic scholarships to high school and college students throughout the DMV. In partnership with Scholarship America, Dunkin’ yesterday awarded 40 students throughout the DMV region with a $2,500 academic scholarship to an accredited two or...
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Pax River to Open Additional Lane at Gate 1 for Morning Traffic Aug. 1

Pax River to Open Additional Lane at Gate 1 for Morning Traffic Aug. 1

NAS Patuxent River will open an additional lane to incoming traffic at Pax River’s Gate 1 during peak traffic hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Aug. 1. The move is aimed at alleviating an increase in gate traffic that has seen wait times of 30 minutes or more during...
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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Cancelled for Remainder of Weekend

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Cancelled for Remainder of Weekend

The following information was released by the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department: Due to an incident that occurred on Friday evening in our Parking Lot, the Carnival has been cancelled for Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th.. On Friday evening at approximately 11pm, as the Carnival ended and guests were leaving, a shooting occurred...
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Chesapeake Ranch Water Company Wins State Awards

Chesapeake Ranch Water Company Wins State Awards

At the annual meeting awards ceremony of the Maryland Rural Water Association (MRWA) held in Ocean City, Md on May 4th, the Chesapeake Ranch Water Company (CRWC) received two prestigious awards. MRWA supports several hundred small and medium sized water and waste-water utilities throughout Maryland providing professional training and technical assistance as well as...
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Students are introduced to the world of aviation technology with the St. Mary’s Ryken Flight Academy opening

Students are introduced to the world of aviation technology with the St. Mary’s Ryken Flight Academy opening

With a generous endowment from The Patuxent Partnership (TPP), St. Mary’s Ryken (SMR) has installed a STEM lab flight program. The donated National Flight Academy program was funded by a grant from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). SMR Flight Academy is an interactive classroom space that provides students with the opportunity to...
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Two Businesses Out of Ten Fail Alcohol Compliance Checks in Leonardtown

Two Businesses Out of Ten Fail Alcohol Compliance Checks in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit recently conducted a succession of alcohol compliance checks within St. Mary’s County at 10 businesses in Leonardtown. Eight of the businesses were found to be compliant, while two businesses failed to ask a minor for identification. The covert compliance checks were conducted on April 22,...
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Governor Hogan Signs More Than 100 Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Judicial Transparency Act

Governor Hogan Signs More Than 100 Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including More Jobs for Marylanders Act and Judicial Transparency Act

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an additional 103 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to advance key administration initiatives, such as the More Jobs for Marylanders Act and the Judicial Transparency Act. “Today, we signed another 103 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to promote job creation, address violent crime, advance our Chesapeake Bay...
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Tiki Bar Opening – Public Safety Announcement – Traffic Alert

Tiki Bar Opening – Public Safety Announcement – Traffic Alert

This weekend, the iconic Tiki Bar located in Solomons, MD will be hosting its 42nd annual opening that will take place on Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24. The Tiki Bar draws in hundreds of patrons from around the region to Solomons Island for a weekend of celebration. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting...
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Two Leonardtown Square Businesses Donating Portions of Proceeds for Town Administrators Fight Against Parkinson’s

Two Leonardtown Square Businesses Donating Portions of Proceeds for Town Administrators Fight Against Parkinson’s

Social Coffeehouse shared the following – “As some of you may know, our town administrator, Laschelle Mckay, has been a huge fighter for the businesses of the town, especially Social. But, Laschelle is currently in a fight of her own against Parkinson’s. To help join her battle, Social and our friends at the Rex...
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IRS-CI Releases Latest COVID-Related Fraud Investigational Statistics Ahead of CARES Act Anniversary

IRS-CI Releases Latest COVID-Related Fraud Investigational Statistics Ahead of CARES Act Anniversary

The IRS-Criminal Investigation Washington, D.C. Field Office investigated 84 of the agency’s more than 660 tax and money laundering cases related to alleged COVID fraud, totaling $1.8 billion since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law nearly two years ago. These cases involved a broad range of criminal...
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St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Car Unveiled to Board

St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Car Unveiled to Board

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with community donors presented the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Board with an agency vehicle promoting the cash-for-tips program on Friday, March 11, 2022. The agency vehicle promotes awareness of the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers program, which offers rewards of up to $1,000 for productive...
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Four Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Checks and Sell to Under Age Individual- Seventeen Pass

Four Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Checks and Sell to Under Age Individual- Seventeen  Pass

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit conducted a series of covert compliance checks at local businesses, utilizing an underage individual. The underage individual entered the businesses without identification and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. During this covert compliance check operation, the Alcohol Enforcement Unit visited 21...
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College of Southern Maryland Welcomes New Faculty

College of Southern Maryland Welcomes New Faculty

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) welcomed several new faculty members last fall, all of whom have already made their mark on students and the campuses. Beth Caruso is a new assistant professor of English at CSM’s La Plata Campus. Caruso earned her bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from the University of Georgia, and she...
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Preparations for Winter Storm

Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Preparations for Winter Storm

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for an incoming winter storm that could have a significant impact on roads and transportation systems. At this time, most of the state is under winter weather advisories and warnings, and the National Weather Service has expanded...
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NAS Patuxent River Announces Restricted Access/Telework Status Monday, January 3, 2022 due to Inclement Weather Forecast

NAS Patuxent River Announces Restricted Access/Telework Status Monday, January 3, 2022 due to Inclement Weather Forecast

NAS Patuxent River announced Restricted Access for all but Critical Personnel Monday, January 3, 2022 due to inclement weather forecasts. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled; Critical Personnel are designated as those performing duties that are critical to the operations of security, emergency management, medical facilities, public safety, and other crucial...
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Charles County Board of Commissioners Moves Up Public Hearing on Face Coverings

Charles County Board of Commissioners Moves Up Public Hearing on Face Coverings

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, the Board of Commissioners, held an emergency meeting in response to the alarming rise in COVID-19 transmissions affecting Charles County. At the meeting, they reintroduced Ordinance 2021-22 as emergency legislation and voted to reschedule the Jan. 12, 2022 Public Hearing on Required Face Coverings to Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, beginning at 4:30...
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Charles County Buys Gilligan’s Pier, a 17.54-Acre Site Along Popes Creek for $1,791,875

Charles County Buys Gilligan’s Pier, a 17.54-Acre Site Along Popes Creek for $1,791,875

The Charles County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the State of Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $1,791,875 Program Open Space funding towards the land acquisition of Gilligan’s Pier, a 17.54-acre site located along Popes Creek. These funds will be used to create a waterfront park for recreational use and...
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Royce Miller Enters Agreement to Reacquire Maryland International Raceway

Royce Miller Enters Agreement to Reacquire Maryland International Raceway

The Miller family owned and operated Maryland International Raceway for 25 years, from 1990 to 2014 and then sold the facility to IRG Sports & Entertainment in 2015. Royce stayed on with IRG for the last seven years as the Chief Operating Officer with duties and guidance for all the IRG owned tracks as...
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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Governor Hogan Announces Steps to Increase Nursing Workforce Statewide

Governor Hogan Announces Steps to Increase Nursing Workforce Statewide

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state is taking additional steps to increase nursing personnel, providing hospitals with maximum flexibility to mitigate staffing shortages. “This week, Maryland reported the nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, and we continue to withstand the Delta variant surge better than just about any other state,” said Governor Hogan....
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Iossif “Joe” Marios Gressis

Iossif “Joe” Marios Gressis

A Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Mentor, Protector, and a Friend. He was selfless, caring, and always giving. Iossif Marios Petros Gressis, better known as Joe, embodied all that was good in this world and was proud of his Greek heritage. He espoused the value of ‘Φιλοξενία’ which means a friend to strangers; he truly...
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Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Southern Maryland Shifts to Walk From Home

Participants registered for the Walk at Asbury Solomons are invited to walk from home as COVID-19 and Delta variant surge
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U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

As part of the ongoing response, agencies across the U.S. government announced new resources and initiatives to protect American businesses and communities from ransomware attacks. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with federal partners, have launched a new website to combat the threat of ransomware....
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Navy Names New Executive Director of Aviation Warfare Center at its Pax River Headquarters

Navy Names New Executive Director of Aviation Warfare Center at its Pax River Headquarters

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) welcomed Stephen E. Cricchi as the new civilian executive director at its Pax River headquarters, July 14. “Our warfare centers ensure our Navy and Marine Corps aviators remain equipped with the world’s most technically advanced and lethal capability,” said NAWCAD Commander Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon....
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