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Maryland Casinos Generate Record $156.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Casinos Generate Record $156.5 Million in Revenue During May

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that May 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos set a new single-month record of $156,555,593, an increase of 14.7% compared to the May 2017 total of $136,464,277. Maryland has six privately owned casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino & Hotel in Anne...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has awarded more than $80 million to nearly 38,000 students to attend one of Maryland’s post-secondary institutions. “Working to make higher education affordable and accessible for as many Maryland students as possible is one of our...
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NAVAIR Change of Command: Grosklags Retires, Peters at Helm

NAVAIR Change of Command: Grosklags Retires, Peters at Helm

Improving readiness and increasing speed to the fleet will remain priorities at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) under its new commander, Vice Adm. Dean Peters, who relieved Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags during a May 31 ceremony. Peters received his third star minutes earlier from Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran, who...
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NAWCAD Employees Named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals

NAWCAD Employees Named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals

NAWCAD’S Michelle Miedzinski and Rick Tarr of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) were recently named this year’s Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals by the Federal Lab Consortium. The award recognizes the efforts of the professional or team who has demonstrated outstanding work transferring a technology in a manner significantly over and above what was called for...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Tax Relief & Job Creation Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 229 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The governor and presiding officers signed House Bill 365/Senate Bill 184, which will save Marylanders from nearly...
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Help SMECO Protect Wildlife

Help SMECO Protect Wildlife

SMECO shares Southern Maryland with ospreys, eagles, and other majestic birds of prey. But it is unsafe for birds to nest on power lines. SMECO take seriously their commitment to the environment and their mission to provide reliable power to their customer-members. Their crews have installed more than 70 nesting platforms to provide birds...
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NAWCAD Personnel Honored with Navy Awards for Excellence in Test and Evaluation

NAWCAD Personnel Honored with Navy Awards for Excellence in Test and Evaluation

Two NAWCAD personnel and one team were honored with Department of the Navy (DON) Test and Evaluation Awards during a ceremony. Rick Quade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, presented the awards to the recipients for their outstanding efforts and significant achievements in the field. Now retired, Christopher...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $143.5 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Casinos Generate $143.5 Million in Revenue During April

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that April 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $143,491,191, an increase of 5.7% from the April 2017 total of $135,714,016. Maryland has six privately owned casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City;...
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Employees Take the First Step in Their Leadership Development Journey

Employees Take the First Step in Their Leadership Development Journey

So you want to be NAVAIR’s next leader? Where do you start? Potential applicants to NAVAIR’s Leadership Development Program learned the answers to these questions and more at a national application seminar held here April 24. The command’s flagship leadership program gives mid- to senior-grade employees the opportunity to broaden their leadership and management...
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Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

The following was originally posted by the Charles County Economic Development Team on www.meetcharlescounty.com/blog The recent announcement that Safeway will close their store in Bryans Road came as a surprise – a very bad surprise, to be sure. There was no hint or warning, just some social media buzz over the weekend that we –...
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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 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

The long-awaited ribbon cutting for a new high-security operations center at the Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) took place March 27 before a group of Navy officials and distinguished visitors at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Leslie Taylor, executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, wielded the giant ceremonial scissors for the...
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Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 5 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 13th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the festival and...
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Annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards Celebrate Speed, Readiness and Innovation

Annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards Celebrate Speed, Readiness and Innovation

The 18th annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards, held here March 14, celebrated teams that helped further the command’s strategic priorities: increasing readiness and speed of capability to the fleet. “The depth and breadth of what is represented in this room is eye-watering,” NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags told a room full in Patuxent River...
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New Cruise Company to Service Chesapeake Bay Area

New Cruise Company to Service Chesapeake Bay Area

Chesapeake Windsail Cruises Corporation (CWC) will set sail out of Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa in the town of Chesapeake Beach, April 17. CWC is the first cruise company of this type to depart from the historic bayside town. CWC will offer four, 2 ½-hour cruises Tuesday through Sunday aboard a 42-foot limited edition...
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River will Operate Under 2 hour Delay

Naval Air Station Patuxent River will Operate Under 2 hour Delay

NAS Pax River, Webster and NRC Solomons will operate under a 2 hour Delayed Arrival/Unscheduled Leave/Telework Status on March 22, 2018 NAS Patuxent River will open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule on 22 March. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report...
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Homeowners Should Check Tree Contractors’ Credentials

Homeowners Should Check Tree Contractors’ Credentials

After the recent late winter storms and high winds, property owners across Maryland are learning the extent of damage to their property. In cases where the cleanup requires a professional to handle the work, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has a few important suggestions homeowners should follow before bringing in a contractor to clear tree...
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SMECO Restores Power following Wind Storm

SMECO Restores Power following Wind Storm

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has completed restoring service to customers directly affected by Winter Storm Riley, a nor’easter that brought damaging winds to the mid-Atlantic states and New England. “The wind storm that hit our area beginning Friday morning caused more damage to SMECO’s electric system than any hurricane or winter storm we’ve...
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Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Announces Summer Internships for High School Students

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Announces Summer Internships for High School Students

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is pleased to announce two unpaid summer internship programs for current high school juniors and seniors the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The two internship programs are: The Aviation Electronics and Sensors Internship Program (AESIP), and the Radio Frequency and Antenna Demonstration and Instruction for Advancing...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $136.6 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Casinos Generate $136.6 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced February 2018 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County; Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County; Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City; Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County; Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County; and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County....
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles & Limit All Gun Sales to People Over 21

Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Stop Selling Assault-Style Rifles & Limit All Gun Sales to People Over 21

DICK’S Sporting Goods released the following media statement: We at DICK’S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. But thoughts and prayers are not enough. We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students...
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Guyette earns Marine Corps Test Pilot of the Year award

Guyette earns Marine Corps Test Pilot of the Year award

Maj. Robert Guyette, the test pilot who last year led the team of engineers in resolving mission critical deficiencies with the F-35 helmet mounted display, was honored as the Test Pilot of the Year during a ceremony Feb. 8. Guyette, F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force test pilot, received the award from the John H....
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Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

All 313 Maryland judges would get a $20,000 pay raise — $5,000 for each of the next four years, the House Appropriations Committee is recommending. The committee cut $15,000 from the raises proposed by the Judicial Compensation Commission. The committee action would bring the salaries of 173 circuit court judges up to $174,433 and the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Waldorf-Based Kingdomware Technologies Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

Waldorf-Based Kingdomware Technologies Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

The Charles County Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that Waldorf-based business, Kingdomware Technologies, Inc, will receive an award at the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) 11th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards program on Thursday, March 22 at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland. The awards program honors 25 of the most successful...
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