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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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Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

Governor Larry Hogan today announced regulatory reforms that will save Maryland taxpayers time and money, as well as protect the health of our environment, through common sense changes to the Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP). The changes include extending initial VEIP inspections for new vehicles by one year. This announcement...
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The Nicolet Basketball Association Brings Positivity to Nicolet Park

The Nicolet Basketball Association Brings Positivity to Nicolet Park

As the Nicolet Basketball Associations’ 2017 Summer League season approaches the end, we would like to take the time to reflect on the positivity at Nicolet Park located in Lexington Park, Md. The “NBA” players, staff and fans are anxiously awaiting our Playoffs, Championship, and Invitational games to bring the season to an end....
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“Back to School Shop with a Cop” set for Saturday

“Back to School Shop with a Cop” set for Saturday

Our community recognizes that there are often students and families who do not have the financial means to cover the cost of supplies, such as clothing and book bags, needed to start the school year. In an effort to help these students start the school year on a positive note, the Optimist Club of...
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Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 13,300 total jobs over-the-month. The private sector added 9,400 jobs. Since January 2015, Maryland has gained 106,700 jobs. Maryland’s June unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent from the...
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Slagle Appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County

Slagle Appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Robertson-Slagle as the county’s director of economic development. The appointment is an important part of the reorganization plan the board approved April 25 to improve overall county government operations and services to the public. Slagle’s appointment is effective...
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Take the Pledge to Eat Fresh Every Day During Buy Local Week

Take the Pledge to Eat Fresh Every Day During Buy Local Week

The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages everyone to eat something from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week, July 22 – 30, 2017. Individuals, businesses and organizations can take the Challenge, which is voluntary pledge to eat Maryland farm products (produce, dairy, seafood, meats and fruit) for one week. Locally...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Assist Historic Sotterley Plantation with Archival Collections

St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Assist Historic Sotterley Plantation with Archival Collections

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Archives has partnered with Historic Sotterley Plantation to assist with preserving Sotterley’s archival collections and making them available online. A national landmark dating back to 1703, Sotterley Plantation is a 94-acre museum overlooking the Patuxent River in Hollywood, Md. It has been open to the public since 1961. Kent...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

In response to complaints received by the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Beverage Board, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol enforcement operation at Jughead Liquors, on Alton Lane, in California. During the operation, an underage buyer entered the business and returned a short time later with alcohol. A description of the clerk...
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SMECO awards matching contribution

SMECO awards matching contribution

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently received a $4,500 contribution from CoBank to award to Christmas in April organizations in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. Each organization is receiving $1,500 through CoBank’s Sharing Success program, a $3 million charitable fund to benefit cooperatives and the charitable groups they support. As a CoBank customer,...
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Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

While attending the 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Providence, RI, Governor Larry Hogan joined a multi-state cybersecurity compact, as well as a partnership to expand K-12 computer science education. The Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity is part of the NGA’s “Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge” Initiative. The compact,...
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Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections

Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has introduced an innovative approach to school bus inspections – a process that allows inspectors to complete the inspection electronically.  The Maryland School Bus Safety Inspection System, implemented with a handheld tablet, replaces a manual paper-based inspection process and lets inspectors use mobile devices...
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Calvert County Co-sponsors Event for Entrepreneurs to Pitch Ideas, New Business

Calvert County Co-sponsors Event for Entrepreneurs to Pitch Ideas, New Business

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development announces it has joined local entrepreneurship advocates and Startup Maryland to bring the Pitch Across Maryland, STRT1UP Road Show to Southern Maryland. The event is an opportunity for technology businesses, start-ups and anyone interested in innovation to pitch ideas, network and learn about Southern Maryland organizations that...
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Calvert County Hosts Public Meeting On Local Cable Franchise Agreement

Calvert County Hosts Public Meeting On Local Cable Franchise Agreement

The Calvert County Department of Technology Services (TS) will host a public meeting Thursday, July 13, 7-9 p.m., to present the findings of the Cable Television-Related Needs and Interests assessment and accept public comment.  The assessment, performed for the county by CBG Communications, Inc., was conducted in preparation for the negotiation of a new cable franchise...
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Public Hearing for Proposed Calvert Shores Municipality Scheduled for July 11, 2017

Public Hearing for Proposed Calvert Shores Municipality Scheduled for July 11, 2017

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing to consider and receive comments on a request for referendum to create a new municipality known as Calvert Shores in Lusby, Maryland. The Tuesday, July 11 public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Patuxent High School Auditorium, located at...
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SMECO Honors ENERGY STAR Participants

SMECO Honors ENERGY STAR Participants

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently presented awards to three companies to highlight the outstanding achievements of the many businesses that built hundreds of ENERGY STAR® certified new homes in Southern Maryland last year. “SMECO has created a network of partnerships with local businesses that include cost-effective and reliable methods of reducing energy use...
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V-22 Joint Program Office Welcomes New Program Manager

V-22 Joint Program Office Welcomes New Program Manager

Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly took command of the V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) July 5 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Kelly took over the leadership responsibilities for the PMA-275 from Marine Corps Col. Dan Robinson, who has served as the program manager since 2013. Kelly, who previously served as the MV-22 military lead for...
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Patuxent River Welcomes CH-53K to Flight Line

Patuxent River Welcomes CH-53K to Flight Line

The first CH-53K King Stallion to touch down at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland arrived June 30. Relocated from Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, it is the first of seven aircraft expected to arrive over the next 12 months. At NAS Patuxent River, the helicopter will undergo various flight quality, ground...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Casinos Generate $130.5 Million in Revenue During June

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced June 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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Stewart Hosts Annual “Back-to-School” Community Event

Stewart Hosts Annual “Back-to-School” Community Event

Kick off the school year with Commissioner Vice President Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3) at her third annual “Back-to-School” Community Fiesta on Saturday, August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mattawoman Middle School (10145 Berry Road, Waldorf). All ages are invited to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or...
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SMECO Partners with Community to Save Energy and Money

SMECO Partners with Community to Save Energy and Money

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has partnered with the Southern Maryland Food Bank to provide ways for families with limited resources to reduce energy costs, and SMECO encourages all customer-members to participate in efficiency initiatives to save energy and save money. As part of the co-op’s participation in EmPOWER Maryland, a program designed to...
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All Maryland Welcome Centers to Expand Operations to Seven Days a Week

All Maryland Welcome Centers to Expand Operations to Seven Days a Week

The Maryland Office of Tourism announced today that beginning July 1, 2017, all eight state-operated welcome centers will expand service to operate seven days a week. Located in every region of Maryland, the welcome centers are staffed with certified travel counselors who offer statewide tourism and travel information, hotel reservation assistance, greeting of motor...
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Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Receives Donation from Elks Lodge #2092

Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Receives Donation from Elks Lodge #2092

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge #2092 provided a charitable donation to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the training of police K-9 units. Members of the Elks Lodge presented a $2,000 check to members of the K-9 unit including Corporal William Rishel, Deputy...
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