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Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Washington, Baltimore bid for 2026 World Cup matches at FedEx Field, M&T Bank Stadium

Maryland’s two NFL stadiums could be the sites of FIFA World Cup matches come 2026, and executives in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are working to make that happen. Washington and Baltimore are two of 32 cities vying to be named official host cities for a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World...
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2017 Charles County Annual Report is Now Available

2017 Charles County Annual Report is Now Available

The 2017 Annual Report is available online for public viewing. The Annual Report offers a comprehensive look back at 2017.  The report highlights the County Commissioners’ legislative actions during fiscal 2017, budget allocations, performance measures, and county government projects. Visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/AnnualReport, to view or download a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the annual report....
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced November 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s...
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Hoyer Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Hoyer Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

On Monday, December 4, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new Business Incubator at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. Congressman Hoyer secured federal funding to establish the incubator, and has worked in collaboration with St. Mary’s County, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation...
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Air Combat Electronics Hosts Open Architecture Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium

Air Combat Electronics Hosts Open Architecture Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment Consortium

The Air Combat Electronics program office (PMA-209) hosted an Open Architecture (OA) Industry Day and Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium Oct. 17-19, aiming to help government and industry learn more about Naval Aviation inventory and capability growth, Speed to the Fleet and the Navy’s OA standards and alignment efforts. More than 450 attendees,...
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Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

The IRS reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that can compromise personal information and affect a taxpayer’s refund. This week is National Tax Security Awareness Week and the IRS is partnering with state tax agencies, including the Maryland Comptroller’s Office and other industry stakeholders to remind people...
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St. Mary’s Transit System Lauded for Community Efforts

St. Mary’s Transit System Lauded for Community Efforts

The St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) is known for providing transportation services for citizens in the county on a daily basis. STS also holds special events (e.g. Dump the Pump and Stuff the Bus) throughout the year. In recognition of its efforts, the Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM) honored STS with a 2017 Community...
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Hospital Foundation Celebrates Three Decades of Giving Back at Annual Gala

Hospital Foundation Celebrates Three Decades of Giving Back at Annual Gala

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently celebrated three decades of fun and philanthropy at “Diamonds and Pearls,” the 30th Annual Gala, held Nov. 17 at the Hollywood Social Hall. Sponsored by the Foundation and the Tarleton Family, the annual black-tie affair featured a gourmet dinner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitchen of Annapolis with...
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Solomons Christmas Walk Scheduled

Solomons Christmas Walk Scheduled

The Solomons Business Association is gearing up for one of their signature events and they need your help. Sponsors are needed to help make this event a huge success. Sponsorship is a great way to showcase your business and show support for the SBA. Attached is a complete list of the upcoming events for...
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MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates

As motorists prepare to hit the roadways this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) urges drivers and passengers to buckle up—every seat—every time as they travel to their destinations. MDOT MVA’s 2017 Roadside Observational Survey, which was just completed, evaluated 50,000 roadside seat belt observations in 13 jurisdictions...
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CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

College of Southern Maryland student Scott Teed, 43, of Lexington Park is pursuing two associate degrees — one in electrical engineering and another in math and physical sciences. A veteran, Teed brings to his studies a particularly rich set of skills and experiences. “I served as a fire controlman, a weapons control systems technician,...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $133.2 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Casinos Generate $133.2 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced October 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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Maryland One of Three States Most Targeted by Russian Ads in 2016

Maryland One of Three States Most Targeted by Russian Ads in 2016

Heavily Democratic Maryland was one of the three states most targeted by Russian ads during the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, used the example in an apparent effort to diminish the perception that Russian ads may have had an impact on the...
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Amazon to Open New Distribution Center in Maryland, Add 1,500 New Jobs

Amazon to Open New Distribution Center in Maryland, Add 1,500 New Jobs

On November 8, 2017, Amazon officially announced plans to construct an 855,000 square-foot fulfillment center at Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore County and bring 1,500 new jobs to the region. The company currently employs more than 5,000 full-time associates at three existing facilities in Baltimore City and Cecil County. Associates at the new facility will...
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SMO Energy To Donate Home Heating Fuel To Nine Organizations Participating In Safe Nights Program Across Charles County

SMO Energy To Donate Home Heating Fuel To Nine Organizations Participating In Safe Nights Program Across Charles County

SMO Energy, a Wills Group company headquartered in La Plata, MD, announced that it will provide fuel certificates to nine organizations participating in Safe Nights program. The certificates, each worth up to $500, will allow the organizations to secure home heating fuel for 17 locations across Charles County. Emmanuel Baptist Church, Free Gospel of...
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U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force Solidify Radar System Collaboration

U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Air Force Solidify Radar System Collaboration

The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the latest jammer technology. The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will cooperatively mature the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capability from here forward....
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Comprehensive Initiative to Boost Computer Science Workforce Development Statewide

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Comprehensive Initiative to Boost Computer Science Workforce Development Statewide

On November 2, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan announced a comprehensive computer science education and workforce development plan, including a new executive order, proposed legislation, and $5 million in new education funding. The governor’s plan, known as the ACCESS Initiative (Achieving Computer Science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide), fulfills the commitment he made in joining...
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The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. are Excited to Announce the Newest Addition to Their Team

The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. is excited to announce the newest addition to their team, Associate Attorney Seun Williams. Seun Williams is a former Assistant State’s Attorney with the Office of the State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, who litigated over thirty-one (31) jury trials ranging from misdemeanor offenses to serious...
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Tri-County Council Presents $79,680 to St. Mary’s County

Tri-County Council Presents $79,680 to St. Mary’s County

The Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland presented a check for $79,680 to the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County during the board’s weekly business meeting. The money is earmarked for the relocation of the Charlotte Hall Farmers Market. In 2006, St. Mary’s County signed an agreement with the Tri-County Council’s Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission...
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State Approves Opioid Intervention Team Plans for All 24 Local Jurisdictions

State Approves Opioid Intervention Team Plans for All 24 Local Jurisdictions

In the months since Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency to combat the heroin and opioid crisis, Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center has been working with state agencies and local jurisdictions to address the epidemic, which is ravaging communities across the state. Today, the Maryland Department of Health released its overdose death report...
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Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

The Aww…Shucks Oyster Social fundraiser held on Saturday, September 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum celebrated the Dee of St. Mary’s, one of the few remaining sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. The event raised over $22,000 and proceeds will support a new endowment to keep this wonderful Chesapeake vessel sailing into the future. “Aww… Shucks was a...
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UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s dressed as Nintendo character Mario. He has a Piranha Plant and a mushroom person out there with him. Stop by and see him soon, who knows how long it will take until Santa shows up. UPDATE 12/1/2016: SpongeBob has his Santa Claus Suit on, stop...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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NAVAIR Wins Human Resources Community Award for Excellence

NAVAIR Wins Human Resources Community Award for Excellence

NAVAIR’s Total Force Strategy and Management Department recently won the 2016 Department of the Navy Civilian Human Resources (HR) Community Award for Excellence for making data analysis faster, more efficient and interactive. Specifically, the team created a series of workforce graphs and tools, known as data marts and dashboards, to help analyze workforce trends...
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Beware of FAKE NEWS – Saint Mary’s Landing Restaurant is NOT Closing

A “fake news” article is spreading like wild fire across Facebook, the headline reads, Saint Mary’s Landing Restaurant To Close!  The “news page” the article is on is hosted on is a website who’s sole purpose is to “prank or trick” your friends by putting up fake news articles. The article states: The family run...
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