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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces Fair Traffic Plan for 135th Annual Calvert County Fair Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces Fair Traffic Plan for 135th Annual Calvert County Fair Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2022

For safety purposes, a special traffic plan will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 (Youth Day), Saturday, October 1st, and Sunday, October 2nd. No vehicles will be allowed to turn left off of Rt. 231 into the fairgrounds during those hours. An alternate route would be...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 27, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 27, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners met with the Maryland Department of Transportation to discuss transportation priorities, including the Thomas Johnson Bridge, MD 5 and Point Lookout...
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Prince George’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution and Illegal Possession of Firearm, Police Recover 27 Firearms

Prince George’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution and Illegal Possession of Firearm, Police Recover 27 Firearms

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Larry Clinton Proctor, age 33, of District Heights, Maryland, to 87 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, and for illegal possession of a machinegun. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney...
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Police Arrest Waldorf Man on Multiple Robberies and Assaults Throughout Charles County

Police Arrest Waldorf Man on Multiple Robberies and Assaults Throughout Charles County

On September 26 at approximately 10:24 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business located in the 11900 block of Acton Lane in Waldorf for a report of shoplifting. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. A short time later, officers responded to a robbery at a nearby...
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Police Arrest Oxon Hill Man After Shooting at a Robbery Victim in Waldorf

Police Arrest Oxon Hill Man After Shooting at a Robbery Victim in Waldorf

On September 17 at approximately 2:31 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of St. Andrews Way and St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf for the report of an incident between two vehicles, which involved a collision and shots being fired. The two vehicles fled prior to police arrival. One...
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Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates 44th Year of Patuxent River Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Admission is FREE!

Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates 44th Year of Patuxent River Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Admission is FREE!

Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 44th year on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is FREE all day. This year’s event will feature a weekend’s-worth...
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U.S. Navy Evaluates New Crash Crane, Increasing Capability and Availability

U.S. Navy Evaluates New Crash Crane, Increasing Capability and Availability

The Navy’s Common Aviation Support Equipment program office (PMA-260) is currently evaluating Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) on a Crash and Salvage Crane (CSC) at the Aircraft Anechoic Test Facility in Patuxent River. Electromagnetic waves within the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum are used for communication, radar and information networks aboard ships. The E3 evaluation currently...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Largest Gift in College History

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Largest Gift in College History

Students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for decades to come will be the beneficiaries of the largest gift in the College’s history, announced today during the grand opening ceremony for the new Performing Arts Center and Learning Commons. Longtime benefactor Nancy R. Dodge provided the gift. In recognition of this historic contribution, the...
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

Members point to lowest crab numbers in history of winter dredge survey, recent rapid rise in invasive blue catfish and snakeheads as cause for urgent action On September 21, 2022., U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G....
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Thorpe Wins DoN HBCU/MI Program Administering Officer of the Year Award

Thorpe Wins DoN HBCU/MI Program Administering Officer of the Year Award

Maria Thorpe, acting executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Systems Acquisition Group, recently received the Department of the Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program Administering Officer of the Year Award for 2022. Anthony Smith, director of the DoN HBCU/MI program, and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)...
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Non-Specific Threats Under Investigation By The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Non-Specific Threats Under Investigation By The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating non-specific and generalized threats of violence regarding the St. Mary’s County Fair and public high school football games and other school activities. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office wants to assure the public our agency has numerous uniformed deputies and staff monitoring and working the...
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Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Classroom teachers can apply for one of six mini grants offered by the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA). The mini grants — awarding up to $300 per teacher — may be used on special projects or activities that are not funded through the school system, PTA or PTSO. Last school year, Emily Leedy,...
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La Plata Police Department Hosting Faith & Blue Event on October 8, 2022

La Plata Police Department Hosting Faith & Blue Event on October 8, 2022

The La Plata Police Department will join over 750 other law enforcement agencies nationwide hosting a Faith & Blue Event. LPPD’s event will be held on October 8th at Wills Park from Noon-3:00 p.m. Please come out and join us and several of our faith-based partners. Faith & Blue was inaugurated in 2020 by...
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75th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair is Back in Town! From September 22 – 25

75th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair is Back in Town! From September 22 – 25

It’s that time again! Load the family in the car and head over to the 2022 St. Mary’s County Fair for four days of excitement with rides, food, vendors, and so much more! Take in the sounds and sights of livestock readying for judging, the enjoyment of dance troupes, the aroma of carnival food,...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 20, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 20, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized Constitution Week, International Underground Railroad Month and National Senior Activity Center Month with Proclamations. John Richards, President of the St....
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October 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

October 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Let the festivities begin! Come join us in celebrating the Patuxent River during PRAD and help teach future generations of its importance. To commemorate CMM’s 50th Anniversary, we invite you to attend the glamourous Bugeye Ball on October 15th. For information on these events and more visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com  Wednesday through Friday, the month of...
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Firefighters Remind Citizens of Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Firefighters Remind Citizens of Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

By Ridge VFD Lieutenant Scot Best, September 19, 2022. Carbon monoxide (CO), often called “the silent killer,” is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Carbon monoxide can result from home fuel-powered devices such as fireplaces, home and...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes the Executive Program Class of 2023

Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes the Executive Program Class of 2023

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of 29 Southern Maryland leaders for its 15th Executive Program cycle The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Cpl. Nick DeFelice has been selected to participate in Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Executive Program Class of 2023. From...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Threats at Leonardtown High School, Deputies Arrest One Juvenile

UPDATE: Police Investigating Threats at Leonardtown High School, Deputies Arrest One Juvenile

UPDATE: Dear LHS Community, This morning, at about 7:45 a.m., Leonardtown High School administration was made aware of a threat made on social media of a potential shooting to take place in school on Monday. The Office of Safety and Security was notified immediately, and our school resource officer was informed of the incident....
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NAS Patuxent River to Re-Open Extra Lanes at Gate 1 and Gate 2 Beginning Monday, September 9

NAS Patuxent River to Re-Open Extra Lanes at Gate 1 and Gate 2 Beginning Monday, September 9

NAS Patuxent River will reopen additional inbound lanes to vehicle traffic at Gates 1 and 2 beginning Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Gate 3 will be open for inbound and outbound traffic from 6:00 a.m., to 9:00 a.m. Following the backlash from the community, County Commissioner Todd Morgan released the following statement. “Re-traffic problems at...
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Jehovah’s Witnesses Knocking on Doors Again

Jehovah’s Witnesses Knocking on Doors Again

Jehovah’s Witnesses will resume their trademark door-to-door ministry beginning September 1 when a two-and-half-year suspension of the work is officially lifted, just in time to begin a global campaign featuring a new interactive Bible study program. The decision to resume their door-to-door ministry marks the complete restoration of all pre-pandemic in-person activities for the...
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MDOT SHA Set to Begin MD 228 (Berry Road) and Western Parkway Intersection Improvements

MDOT SHA Set to Begin MD 228 (Berry Road) and Western Parkway Intersection Improvements

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has begun a $1.5 million safety and access improvement project at the MD 228 (Berry Road) and Western Parkway intersection in the Waldorf area of Charles County. Preliminary work began this week and the project is expected to be complete in December. Crews will...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Alpha

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Alpha

Naval Air Station Patuxent River announced on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, that the installation is now in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions personnel can take in response to a health threat. While it’s always important to prevent the spread of germs, there...
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Stop On Red! Knowing When to Stop for School Buses

Stop On Red! Knowing When to Stop for School Buses

We’ve all been there. We see the school bus slowing down, yellow lights flashing, and we panic. Do I stop? Do I keep going? Am I even supposed to stop from this direction? No matter how long you’ve been driving, chances are you’ve been in a position where you questioned your own knowledge about school...
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County Commissioners Showcase New Ambulance Stationed at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

County Commissioners Showcase New Ambulance Stationed at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

The Commissioners showcased the new ambulance permanently stationed at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and recognized funding support from Maryland Senator Jack Bailey and Secretary George Owings III of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. The Commissioners approved the purchase of the ambulance with county funds and an allocation of $200,000 from the Maryland...
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