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Hughesville Village Zoning Public Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 19

Hughesville Village Zoning Public Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 19

The Charles County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed new zoning for Hughesville Village on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). This zoning change would promote a traditional, walkable pattern of development in the village, as envisioned by the Hughesville...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $137.5 Million in Revenue During August

Maryland Casinos Generate $137.5 Million in Revenue During August

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced August 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, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center Holds Free Community Day to Celebrate Reopening

Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center Holds Free Community Day to Celebrate Reopening

The Calvert County Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a free community day at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick Saturday, Sept. 23 to celebrate the center’s reopening today after being closed for annual maintenance. The community day will be held from noon-4 p.m. All Calvert County residents are invited...
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Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Capt. Jason Hammond assumed command of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony Aug. 31 at the installation’s Hangar 110. Hammond’s role as NAS Patuxent River commanding officer follows his previous position as the base executive officer (XO). “The experience of being Pax River’s XO has been extremely rewarding,” said...
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First Production Contract Awarded for CH-53K King Stallion

First Production Contract Awarded for CH-53K King Stallion

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a sole source, Fixed Price Incentive Firm, Firm Fixed Price, Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee contract  to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin company, for the Lot 1 Low Rate Initial Production of the CH-53K King Stallion, valued at $303,974,406. The contract action provides the funds for two CH-53K helicopters along with engineering...
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Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Invites the Community to Their 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Invites the Community to Their 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

Barbara and Chip Whipkey, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited of St. Mary’s County opened their Wild Birds Unlimited store in August of 2015.  Since that time, they have been actively sharing the joy of backyard birdfeeding with the community and have received a lot of support from the community in this endeavor. The Whipkey’s...
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Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Tourism Spending in Maryland Grows to 17.3 Billion, Visitors To The State Increase

Visitors to Maryland spent $17.3 billion on travel expenses in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to a report released today by the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce. In addition, Maryland welcomed more than 42 million visitors in 2016, a four percent increase...
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HX-21 earns Secretary of the Navy 2016 Aviation Safety Award

HX-21 earns Secretary of the Navy 2016 Aviation Safety Award

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE (HX-21) was presented the 2016 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Safety Excellence Award for Aviation  during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. in June. The acting Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Sean Stackley, commended HX-21 on their commitment to safety excellence, to...
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Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Phishing Scheme Impersonating IRS and FBI

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of New Phishing Scheme Impersonating IRS and FBI

Comptroller Peter Franchot is warning taxpayers to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage. The IRS says the scam email uses emblems of both and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to...
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Aerial Inspirations – Fine Art and Flight at the Pax Museum

Aerial Inspirations – Fine Art and Flight at the Pax Museum

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is proud to announce the opening of its first art exhibition: Aerial Inspirations. The exhibit will feature the work of Mary Edna Fraser, a Charleston-based artist. Large scale installations of silk fabric dyed in batik fashion and inspired directly by Fraser’s aerial photography of land and sea will...
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MDOT MVA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mobile Bus with “New Way to MVA” Design

MDOT MVA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mobile Bus with “New Way to MVA” Design

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Administrator Christine E. Nizer at Leisure World to celebrate the 20th anniversary and new design of the MDOT MVA Mobile Bus. “The MDOT MVA Mobile Bus truly delivers on Governor Hogan’s promise to provide premier customer service to...
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Tomahawk Production Team Delivers 4,000th Missile

Tomahawk Production Team Delivers 4,000th Missile

The U.S. Navy and Tomahawk manufacturer Raytheon Missile Systems Company celebrated the  delivery of the 4,000th Block IV cruise missile to the fleet in August. “Tomahawk is known as the ‘nation’s weapon of choice’ and delivery of 4,000 missiles is significant,” said Capt. Mark Johnson, Tomahawk Weapons System program manager. “Each member of the Tomahawk...
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Summer Internship Program Immerses Students in Naval Research, Engineering, Innovation

Summer Internship Program Immerses Students in Naval Research, Engineering, Innovation

“Young minds find innovation first,” said Dr. James Sheehy, Naval Aviation Enterprise chief technology officer, as he kicked off the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) Presentation Days here July 26 and 27. The presentations were the culmination of the summer internship work of 27 undergraduate and graduate students and Ph.D. candidates who, under...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017 Edition

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017 Edition

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has been recognized in the most recent Best Hospitals issue of U.S. News & World Report. The hospital was ranked as high performing in the areas of urology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) procedures, and heart failure procedures. “We’re so proud of our mention in the 2017 Best Hospitals...
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Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Donors of all blood types are needed, with each blood donation having the potential to save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome, though appointments are recommended by calling the hospital’s Health Connections department...
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Leading the Way to a Healthier, Stronger Community

Leading the Way to a Healthier, Stronger Community

Now in its 10th class year, Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) aims to educate and inspire a diverse group of leaders from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties through its annual nine-month program. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is proud of its 11 participating associates and the contributions they are making not only to healthcare, but...
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Hidden Cameras Found Under Women’s Desks at NAVAIR

Hidden Cameras Found Under Women’s Desks at NAVAIR

According to documents filed in Maryland District Court, Daniel A, Fasci, 56, of Great Mills admitted to placing video cameras under the desks of multiple females at buildings on the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. One document states “Daniel Fasci has been using video surveillance under my desk pointed towards my private areas at...
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La Plata Man Discover More Than $157,000 in Unclaimed Property

La Plata Man Discover More Than $157,000 in Unclaimed Property

Four Maryland residents – two from Baltimore and one each from Hyattsville and La Plata – have joined the list of this year’s Unclaimed Property recipients who have been identified with accounts as part of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s annual publication. The four separate claims total more than $564,000 from a list published this spring...
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Charles County Leaders Discuss Economic Development Challenges and Opportunities at the 2017 MACo Summer Conference

Charles County Leaders Discuss Economic Development Challenges and Opportunities at the 2017 MACo Summer Conference

This year’s Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference will allow county elected officials, county staff, state and federal officials, and business representatives to discuss Maryland’s workforce growth and wealth of opportunities in a variety of industries. The 2017 MACo Summer Conference will be held Aug. 16-19 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in...
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Public Hearing in Calvert County for Proposed Sign Regulations Scheduled for Aug. 22, 2017

Public Hearing in Calvert County for Proposed Sign Regulations Scheduled for Aug. 22, 2017

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the Calvert County Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing to consider proposed amendments to several zoning ordinances regarding sign regulations. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at the Calvert Pines Senior Center, located at 450 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick....
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St. Charles Residential Land Sold to Lennar Corporation

St. Charles Residential Land Sold to Lennar Corporation

In one of the largest acquisitions in the State of Maryland in recent history, Lennar Corporation, d/b/a Lennar purchased the membership interest in St. Charles Community, LLC, an entity that owns the St. Charles Planned Unit Development (PUD) in Waldorf, Maryland. The acquisition of the 2,400-acre development, which includes residential, commercial, and industrial properties,...
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Maryland Lottery and Casinos Break Multiple All-Time Records in Fiscal Year 2017

Maryland Lottery and Casinos Break Multiple All-Time Records in Fiscal Year 2017

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced numerous record-breaking figures for Fiscal Year 2017. The Maryland Lottery set new all-time marks for total sales, prizes to players, retailer commissions and instant ticket (scratch-off) sales. Meanwhile, the opening of the state’s sixth casino predictably spurred record casino gaming revenues. For the second consecutive year, combined Lottery and casino gaming contributions...
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Aircraft Division Scientists, Engineers Win Top Department of the Navy Awards

Aircraft Division Scientists, Engineers Win Top Department of the Navy Awards

Three of Aircraft Division’s best scientists and engineers earned the Department of the Navy’s 2016 Assistant Secretary of Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Awards. Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Allison Stiller presented the awards during a recent...
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Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Season Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Season Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run Southern Maryland’s registration for the fall 2017 season opens on August 12. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a ten-week...
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SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) submitted a filing to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on August 1, 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 more than $1.85 million per year. The new rates...
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