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Navy’s Jammer Team Recognized for Defense Department Acquisition Excellence

Navy’s Jammer Team Recognized for Defense Department Acquisition Excellence

The Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 (NGJ Inc 1) team’s “revolutionary approach in the evolution of Airborne Electronic Attack” earned it one of three Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)) David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards. During a Pentagon ceremony Jan. 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and USD...
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Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of Marylanders, including here in the Fifth District. The law took a three-pronged approach to address the problems that plagued our health care system by working to bring down the cost of health coverage; increase access to...
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Calvert County Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition: • The three county senior centers will be closed Jan. 16 and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service Jan....
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Sheriff’s Office Attends Leonardtown Square’s First Friday at NolanStrong Event

Sheriff’s Office Attends Leonardtown Square’s First Friday at NolanStrong Event

It’s not unusual that 4-year-old Nolan Scully wants to be a law enforcement officer when he grows up, but Nolan faces an unusual challenge in his quest. When he was only three years old, Nolan was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer. He is currently undergoing treatment for that cancer, and courageously...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,706 million in statewide gaming revenue. December surpassed the previous revenue record set in May 2016, when five casinos totaled $104,351,219 million. MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, which held its grand opening...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Updated Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 9, 2017 with a Code 2 for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will open on time. Liberal leave for employees. All...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan today unveiled the 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative, a comprehensive legislative package that will provide incentives for the creation of thousands of jobs and $5 million in strategic investments in education and workforce training to put even more Marylanders back to work. As the centerpiece of this initiative, the governor announced the...
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Prince George’s County Liquor Board Officials and Business Owners Charged in Federal Bribery Conspiracy

Prince George’s County Liquor Board Officials and Business Owners Charged in Federal Bribery Conspiracy

Prince George’s County Liquor Board officials, David Dae Sok Son, age 40, of Bowie, Maryland, and Anuj Sud, age 39, of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Prince George’s County business owners, Young Jung Paig, age 62, of Beltsville, Maryland, and Shin Ja Lee, age 55, of Landover, Maryland, are charged by criminal complaints with a bribery...
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Ringing in the New Year with Robotics

Ringing in the New Year with Robotics

Thanks to The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) members, AVIAN, LLC and RPI Group, Inc., Margaret Brent Middle School’s (MBMS) robotics team has new robotics equipment … and just in time for this year’s VEX IQ challenge. Student participation in the robotics program exploded this year, jumping from two students last season to over 30 participants...
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20 kinds of Cat Food Recalled Including 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty

20 kinds of Cat Food Recalled Including 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty

The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this...
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Logistics Award Winner Cites Diversity, Empowerment for Results

Logistics Award Winner Cites Diversity, Empowerment for Results

Thomas McClay, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Total Asset Visibility (NAWCAD 6.8.3) competency manager, received the 2016 Daniel L. Nega Excellence in Logistics Leadership Award at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, Dec. 19. Established in 2014, the award recognizes a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR-6.0) national civilian...
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Former Vice President of Maryland Bank Charged with Bank Embezzlement and Wire Fraud for Alleged Six-Year Scheme to Steal over $1.8 Million

Former Vice President of Maryland Bank Charged with Bank Embezzlement and Wire Fraud for Alleged Six-Year Scheme to Steal over $1.8 Million

Melissa Strohman, age 54, of Nottingham, Maryland, is facing federal charges of wire fraud and bank embezzlement, arising from a six-year scheme to steal over $1.8 million from bank customers at the bank where she worked, and use the money for her own benefit. The criminal information was announced by United States Attorney for...
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Tax Preparedness Series: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on Dec. 31

Tax Preparedness Series: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on Dec. 31

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will impact their 2016 tax returns. For example, charitable contributions are deductible in the year made....
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Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Liquor Thief

Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Liquor Thief

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 9:25  p.m., the suspect removed two bottles of Ciroc flavored vodka from the shelf of the Leonardtown McKay’s Foodland grocery store and placed them under his clothing. The suspect then left the store without paying for the liquor and fled on a bicycle. The McKay’s Foodland is located...
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Wilson Parran Named Calvert County Deputy County Administrator

Wilson Parran Named Calvert County Deputy County Administrator

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the selection of Wilson Parran as Calvert County’s Deputy County Administrator. Parran will begin this newly established position Jan. 30, 2017. Parran has more than 30 years of senior executive experience in information technology and telecommunications, holding several positions in state and...
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Reminder: Handgun Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st

Reminder: Handgun Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st

As part of Maryland State Police efforts to improve customer service, the process of applying to purchase a regulated firearm is moving from paper forms filled out by hand, to an on-line automated system expected to increase efficiency and improve the process for both customers and firearms dealers. Beginning January 1, 2017, persons applying...
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Holiday Cheer: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office hosts 13th Annual “Shop with a Cop”

Holiday Cheer: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office hosts 13th Annual “Shop with a Cop”

This past Saturday, as they have for the past 13 years, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office volunteered their time to take disadvantaged children shopping for Christmas, but the children in the “Shop With a Cop” program weren’t looking for gifts for themselves. Each year, the staff at St. Mary’s County Public...
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Erichsen Resigns to Become MetCom’s New Executive Director

Erichsen Resigns to Become MetCom’s New Executive Director

Department of Public Works and Transportation director George Erichsen has resigned his position with St. Mary’s County Government to accept the position of Executive Director with the Metropolitan Commission. Erichsen was selected for the position following a nationwide search. Mr. Erichsen has served as director of Public Works and Transportation since April 2000 following...
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The Patuxent Partnership to Host Foreign Military Sales Program in January 2017

The Patuxent Partnership to Host Foreign Military Sales Program in January 2017

December 20, 2016 When the United States provides our allies the opportunity to acquire U.S.-made military equipment and services, it improves our own security, benefits coalition operations, solidifies bilateral relationships and creates a more cost-effective Defense Department, according to an article in this month’s National Defense, written by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo. Earlier this...
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Maryland’s Heroin and Opioid Crisis Reaches an All-Time High

Maryland’s Heroin and Opioid Crisis Reaches an All-Time High

Barbara Allen signs her emails with the names of her family members she has lost to addiction. Jim’s mom, Bill’s sister, Amanda’s aunt. Her son, Jim, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2003 after battling substance abuse disorder for 22 years. “What I found really annoyed me and made me angry was...
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Charles County Government Operating Hours for December and January

Charles County Government Operating Hours for December and January

The County Administrator approved the following holiday closures and modified operating schedules for the months of December 2016 and January 2017: December 2016 Friday, Dec. 23   All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed at 1 p.m. Charles County Public Library (all branches) will be closed....
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Calvert County Government Announces New Year’s Holiday Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces New Year’s Holiday Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will close Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. In addition: • The three county senior centers will close Monday, Jan. 2 and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • North Beach Community Center will close Saturday, Dec. 31,...
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NAVAIR Financial Manager Recognized for Creating Planning Tool

NAVAIR Financial Manager Recognized for Creating Planning Tool

NAVAIR’s lead business financial manager (BFM) of the year, Denise Mallett, was also recognized by acquisition chief Frank Kendall at the Pentagon Dec. 8 for creating a database that revolutionized the way the command performs acquisition financial management. After prototyping and proving the concept in the H-1 U.S. Marine Corps Light/Attack Helicopters program office...
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Eileen Bildman Named to CSM Foundation Board of Directors

Eileen Bildman Named to CSM Foundation Board of Directors

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has announced the addition of Eileen Bildman to its board of directors. She has been appointed to serve a five-year term. Bildman, of Hollywood, is the director of development and marketing for Airtec Inc., working on expansion projects at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. At Airtec, she...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Wintry Precipitation

State Highway Administration Prepares for Wintry Precipitation

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is making final preparations for winter weather expected to bring a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain to much of Maryland. For the past two days, crews pre-treated interstates and other major roads salt brine, which helps reduce the initial bonding of snow and...
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