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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certifies Two New Maryland Clean Marinas

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certifies Two New Maryland Clean Marinas

Two facilities recently passed inspection by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ voluntary Clean Marina program, earning the Maryland Clean Marina Award. Solomons Landing Marina and Kent Narrows Boatel met the award criteria, bringing the total number of Clean Marinas and Clean Marina Partners to 147. This is roughly a quarter of the marinas...
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A Dream is Finally Realized New business at Cecil’s Old Mill Celebrates Opening and Fulfillment of a Vision.

A Dream is Finally Realized New business at Cecil’s Old Mill Celebrates Opening and Fulfillment of a Vision.

Cecil’s Historic District has been a source of economic growth in St. Mary’s County for 200 years. That history continues with grand opening of Herring Creek Furniture at Cecil’s Old Mill. Once the main source for much of the lumber used to build homes and local business in 19th & early 20th centuries, Cecil’s...
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UPDATE: SpongeBob/Spider Man Spotted in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: SpongeBob/Spider Man Spotted in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/16/2019: SpongeBob is dressed up in his Spider Man costume for Halloween this year, stop by with the kids and have their picture take with him. Upload it to our Facebook page. UPDATE 10/6/2018: SpongeBob is dressed up in his skeleton costume for Halloween. UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s...
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See Some of the New Maryland Laws That Go Into Effect Today

See Some of the New Maryland Laws That Go Into Effect Today

Hundreds of Maryland laws are going into effect today, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to medical cannabis. A generous number of the bills fall under the subjects of criminal justice and health. Senate Bill 707, which passed in the 2018 legislative session but is going into...
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On October 1st, the Statewide Sales Age Increases to 21 for all Tobacco Products in Maryland

On October 1st, the Statewide Sales Age Increases to 21 for all Tobacco Products in Maryland

Effective October 1, 2019, the statewide sales age increases to 21 for all tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes, vapes, pod-based devices such as JUUL and their e-liquids, and component parts and accessories). Important changes impacting tobacco sales: There is no “grandfather,” phase-in, or grace period​ for individuals who are 18 years of age prior to...
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SMECO Warns Customers About Person Going Door to Door Claiming to be with SMECO

SMECO Warns Customers About Person Going Door to Door Claiming to be with SMECO

From time to time area residents will call or post something on social media about a person coming to their door claiming to be with SMECO. Sometimes they may say they’re taking a survey, or they might say SMECO is offering a rate reduction. Generally, they ask to see the customer’s SMECO bill. These...
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Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf

Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf

The building at the intersection of Route 301 and St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf is often overlooked by passersby. A wall of trees along southbound 301 limits the view of the structure from the tens of thousands of cars that go by every day, and the tan adobe exterior and simple lines blend into...
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Pax River Supply Division Wins Supply Blue E

Pax River Supply Division Wins Supply Blue E

In its first year participating, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Detachment Patuxent River, has been awarded the Commander, Naval Air Forces’ Blue E Supply Excellence Award, presented to commands that provide exceptional supply management support. The award, based on a combination of monthly effectiveness reports and a multiple-day Supply Management Inspection...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Stealing Over $17,000 from Nonprofit Youth Organization

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Stealing Over $17,000 from Nonprofit Youth Organization

Corey Nevell Sollers, 41, of  Prince Frederick, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Calvert County on June 20, 2019, on two criminal counts. Court documents state in count one, that between August 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, Sollers stole $17,370.48 from the Prince Frederick Eagles. Count two states Sollers misappropriated/embezzled money from...
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Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from  St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Waverley Manson, Exalted Ruler of St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge 2092 and Dolly Broom, Past Exalted Ruler and ENF Committee Chair announced the awarding of a grant of $4,500 to Greenwell Foundation Board member Anita Laird at a celebration at the Elks Lodge last week. “This wonderful gift will help to underwrite Greenwell’s Field...
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Rick’s Jewelers

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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT...
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Deputy Director of St. Mary’s County LUGM Charged with Felony Assault and Gun Charge

Deputy Director of St. Mary’s County LUGM Charged with Felony Assault and Gun Charge

On Friday, May 23, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Upland Drive in Bushwood, in reference to a possible burglary in progress. Upon their arrival, they contacted the adult female victim and an adult complainant. The male complainant advised he was woken up by the female...
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SMECO Awards four Scholarships to High School Seniors for 2019

SMECO Awards four Scholarships to High School Seniors for 2019

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has awarded four scholarships to high school seniors for 2019 to students who live in the Cooperative’s service area. Scholarships are based on the applicants’ scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. SMECO has awarded scholarships to 108 students in the 27 years since beginning the program...
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Students Find Success Through Stethem HVAC Program

Students Find Success Through Stethem HVAC Program

Chances are if you hire a local HVAC, known as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, company to service equipment in your home, you may encounter a Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) graduate. With a specialized HVAC program at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, students get hands-on training and access to certification exams and...
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SMECO Seeks Authorization for Public EV Charging Equipment

SMECO Seeks Authorization for Public EV Charging Equipment

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has submitted a filing with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting authorization to install up to 60 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the cooperative’s service area over a five-year pilot period. SMECO plans to work with state, municipal, and local government entities to determine the locations for public...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military on Armed Forces Day

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military on Armed Forces Day

On Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2019, St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point, will offer active duty and retired members of the military free regular admission to each of the museums during normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Others in party must pay...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 22 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were eight math teachers, nine science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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Franchot to Celebrate Small Business Appreciation Week

Franchot to Celebrate Small Business Appreciation Week

Comptroller Peter Franchot will visit small businesses throughout Maryland next week in recognition of Small Business Appreciation Week, which runs from May 5-11. “From Oakland to Ocean City, small businesses are the beating heart of our state’s economy,” said Comptroller Franchot. “These companies create jobs, provide necessary services, invest in local communities, drive innovation...
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Calvert Hospice Receives $20,000 Grant from CareFirst

Calvert Hospice Receives $20,000 Grant from CareFirst

Calvert Hospice was the grateful recipient of a $20,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) to help offset the cost of medications for patients. As a small, nonprofit community based hospice, we are the only resource for hospice care in Calvert County. Our funding is received from Medicare, donations, fundraising efforts, and grants such...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Employees Awarded for Decades of Service

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Employees Awarded for Decades of Service

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County congratulated several long-serving employees on Tuesday, April 23, 2018, including many who have spent their careers at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 10 years of service: Charles Holzberger, court security officer; Cpl. Timothy Snyder; Correctional Officer Sgt. Lindsay Irvin; Cpl. Glen Knott and Cpl. Brandon Foor were...
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Cox Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Cox Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Capt. Christopher Cox assumed command of Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony April 11 at Air Test and Evaluation (VX) 20’s Hangar 306. Cox’s role as NAS commanding officer follows his service, since Aug. 31, 2017, as the air station’s executive officer, a position that falls under the...
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Missing Boater Found Deceased Identified as Calvert County Businessman Randy Barrett

Missing Boater Found Deceased Identified as Calvert County Businessman Randy Barrett

On Friday, April 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Patuxent River in the area of Broomes Island for the reported open water rescue. Crews were advised an unoccupied boat was found drifting in the Patuxent River. Firefighters, emergency medical services, the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department...
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MetCom Reminds Homeowners of Improved Fire Protection Rating in Lexington Park Area

MetCom Reminds Homeowners of Improved Fire Protection Rating in Lexington Park Area

Effective March 1, 2019, the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department (“BDVFD”) Public Protection Classification (“PPC”) fire rating was upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 2 rating. Virtually all U.S. insurers of private and commercial property use the PPC fire rating from the Insurance Services Office’s (“ISO”) to calculate premiums. Generally, the price...
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Charles County BBQ Restaurant Shut Down After Video of Filthy Conditions Goes Viral

Charles County BBQ Restaurant Shut Down After Video of Filthy Conditions Goes Viral

George’s BBQ in Indian Head was recently shut down by the Charles County Department of Health after filthy conditions were seen in a YouTube video of the kitchen. The video was brought to the attention of the health department after it was posted online by Anthony Byrd. The Charles County Department of Health posted the...
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