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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Presenting a Safety and Security for Places of Worship Training Seminar

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Presenting a Safety and Security for Places of Worship Training Seminar

Safety and security is becoming increasingly important for places of worship and faith based service providers. From acts of violence and vandalism, to disruption of services, threats to places of worship have increased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is presenting an eleven hour training seminar, beginning on February 26, 2018, and concluding the...
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What an Increased Force Protection Condition Means for Pax River Personnel

What an Increased Force Protection Condition Means for Pax River Personnel

The Navy’s annual Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS) anti-terrorism/force protection exercise is underway across NAS Patuxent River through Feb. 9, and part of that exercise will involve increasing the force protection condition (FPCON) which may affect Pax River personnel. FPCON is a terrorist threat system that describes the measures needed to be taken by security...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $127.8 Million in Revenue During January

Maryland Casinos Generate $127.8 Million in Revenue During January

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced January 2018 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Ocean Downs Casino 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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Pax Volunteers to Exhibit, Lend a Hand at Naval Air Museum STEAM Event

Pax Volunteers to Exhibit, Lend a Hand at Naval Air Museum STEAM Event

Volunteers from across NAS Patuxent River will lend their expertise and assistance at the Technology and Arts Expo hosted by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) Saturday, Feb. 10. Open to the public for the cost of museum admission, the expo will introduce and reaffirm Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) concepts...
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Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Export Project Begins Producing Liquefied Natural Gas

Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Export Project Begins Producing Liquefied Natural Gas

Dominion Energy Cove Point (DECP) has begun producing liquefied natural gas with its newly constructed natural gas liquefaction facility undergoing commissioning in Lusby, MD. All major equipment has been operated and is being commissioned as expected following a comprehensive round of testing and quality assurance activities. Shell NA LNG is providing the natural gas needed...
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Citadel Shield/Solid Curtain 2018 Underway at NAS Patuxent River

Citadel Shield/Solid Curtain 2018 Underway at NAS Patuxent River

The Navy’s anti-terrorism, force protection (ATFP) exercise known as Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain (CS-SC) is underway Navywide – including at NAS Patuxent River – Jan. 29 through Feb. 9. Conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command, the two-week, two-part exercise uses realistic drills and scenarios to enhance the readiness of...
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CSM’s Tri-County Job and Career Fair Set for April 10

CSM’s Tri-County Job and Career Fair Set for April 10

A job fair is a way for applicants and potential employers to meet and talk … in person. It is an opportunity to cut through the mass of electronic communication that usually accompanies a modern job search or the search for that perfect applicant. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will host the 2018...
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The Harris Teeter in St. Mary’s County is Open!

The Harris Teeter in St. Mary’s County is Open!

Harris Teeter announced today it will welcome shoppers to its St. Mary’s Marketplace location on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Taste of Teeter sampling event. This event is a complimentary, in-store sampling of Harris Teeter’s most unique products. Store registers...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Amazon Incentive Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Amazon Incentive Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the administration is filing the Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland’s Economy (PRIME) Act of 2018, which provides a package of state income, property, and sales tax credits and exemptions to enable Maryland to put forward the most competitive bid possible for Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2. The proposed legislation follows...
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Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

The 8th Annual Pink & Blue Memorial Cancer Tournament held Oct. 21 at Old South Country Club in Lothian celebrated the life of Mary Lou Waller and raised $68,000 for cancer care in her name. Proceeds from the event are divided equally between CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center. At CHMC,...
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SMECO 2018 Scholarship Applications Due April 3

SMECO 2018 Scholarship Applications Due April 3

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Sixth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Sixth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cuisine and offer delicious deals during Calvert County’s sixth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 16 – 25, 2018. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your...
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Cogeco Communications Inc. Announces the Completion of Atlantic Broadband’s Acquisition of all of the MetroCast Cable Systems

Cogeco Communications Inc. Announces the Completion of Atlantic Broadband’s Acquisition of all of the MetroCast Cable Systems

Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA) announced on Thursday, January 4, 2018, that its subsidiary Atlantic Broadband has completed the acquisition of cable systems owned by Harron Communications, L.P. and operating under the MetroCast brand name (“MetroCast”). Atlantic Broadband raised US$1.85 billion of secured debt through a combination of term loan B and revolving credit...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Amazon’s Selection of Maryland for HQ2 Shortlist

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Amazon’s Selection of Maryland for HQ2 Shortlist

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement following Amazon’s announcement that Montgomery County has been selected as a potential site for its second headquarters: “This is tremendous news for Montgomery County, our entire state, and further proof that Maryland is truly open for business. Maryland put forward an extremely strong group of sites...
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Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

On January 16, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses,...
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NAWCAD Commander’s Awards Honor Excellence in Work for the Warfighter

NAWCAD Commander’s Awards Honor Excellence in Work for the Warfighter

Technical advancements and achievements from across the Command were recognized at the 17th Annual Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander’s and Innovation Awards ceremony at the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett Building, Patuxent (Pax) River in December. “These awards today are but a small sample of your great work for the warfighter,” began...
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SMADC Presents $125,000 in Funding Awards  for Regional Agriculture Enhancement Projects

SMADC Presents $125,000 in Funding Awards  for Regional Agriculture Enhancement Projects

During the January 3, 2018 meeting of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), Chairman Yates Clagett, SMADC Director Shelby Watson-Hampton and Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Executive Director John Hartline, presented checks totaling $125,000.00, to four regional entities for agricultural enhancement projects. Representatives from Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles’...
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Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

Maryland Schools Not as Good as we Think

A key Democratic narrative this election year is that Maryland used to have the best public schools in the country, but Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has short changed them so much that they have now slipped to 5th place. The problem with this partisan talking point is that the Education Week Quality County report...
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Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

Hogan Administration Takes Action to Help Small Businesses Comply With Flawed Paid Sick Leave Bill

On January 15, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2018.04 creating the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance to assist small businesses in complying with House Bill 1 (HB1), the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, passed by the Maryland General Assembly over the governor’s veto. As stipulated in the Maryland Constitution under Article...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation

With the 2018 Legislative Session officially underway, Governor Larry Hogan introduced several pieces of emergency legislation that will provide paid leave benefits to our citizens, combat violence across the state, and ensure accountability in our schools, including the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018, a compromise proposal to fix a deeply flawed bill passed by...
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Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Grayson

Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Grayson

As Winter Storm Grayson pounded the East Coast with high winds, bone-chilling temperatures and historic power demands, Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant operated at 100 percent power, delivering critical electricity to nearly two million homes during two of the highest daily peak demand periods ever recorded. During the same period, Exelon Generation’s...
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on December 28, 2017, to reduce its Distribution Service charges for customers. The lower rates are the result of a redistribution of SMECO’s transmission costs, which will save SMECO customers $10 million per year. The new rates are scheduled to...
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St. Mary’s County Treasurer Accepting Overpayments for 2017 Real Estate Taxes

St. Mary’s County Treasurer Accepting Overpayments for 2017 Real Estate Taxes

Due to increasing requests from citizens, the St. Mary’s County Treasurer is accepting overpayments for 2017 real estate taxes to be applied to future tax liabilities. Overpayments are being accepted in the treasurer’s office and by mail. Requirements: Property owners understand that the St. Mary’s County Treasurer and staff are not providing tax advice...
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Three Establishments Caught Selling Tobacco to Minors During Compliance Check in St. Mary’s County

Three Establishments Caught Selling Tobacco to Minors During Compliance Check in St. Mary’s County

During the months of November and December 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted several Tobacco Compliance Checks. During this operation, an underage confidential informant, (CI), entered the businesses and attempted to purchase tobacco products. Tobacco Compliance Checks were conducted at thirty-five establishments; the following establishments passed their compliance checks: A&B Liquors Abell’s...
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A&B Liquor Caught Selling Liquor to Minor During Alcohol Compliance Check

A&B Liquor Caught Selling Liquor to Minor During Alcohol Compliance Check

On December 22, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted alcohol compliance checks countywide. During this operation an underage confidential informant, (CI), entered the businesses and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. Alcohol compliance checks were conducted on twenty licensed alcohol retailers; the following retailers passed their compliance checks: ABC Liquors California Fine Wine...
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