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C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in Waldorf Honored As National ESEA Distinguished School

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in Waldorf Honored As National ESEA Distinguished School

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School — known to some as “the hidden gem on Lancaster Circle” — is a community school where staff and parents work together to ensure students get the most out of their education. “We make the building a really positive environment and a place full of support for all students,”...
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Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made updates to the current school year calendar, including a marking period date change and the addition of early dismissal days to support staff. The end of the second marking period for students moves from Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 26. Students missed four days of school...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting of the new year in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. The Commissioners recognized two retirees from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office; Harold Young and Michael Gardiner. Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, county health officer, provided the monthly COVID-19 brief to the...
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Charles County Board of Education Honors Students for Academic Achievement, Personal Responsibility, and Career Readiness

Charles County Board of Education Honors Students for Academic Achievement, Personal Responsibility, and Career Readiness

The Board of Education at its Jan. 11 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored at the meeting were Kevin Mejia-Trochez of J.P....
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Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude aircraft flight test events are scheduled to take place January 13 and January 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call 1-866-819-9028.
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Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the expansion of his Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session...
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Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 20-22 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2021 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex.  “Wild...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Threats of Mass Violence at St. Charles High School

Police in Charles County Investigating Threats of Mass Violence at St. Charles High School

On January 9, 2022, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received two calls regarding alleged threats of mass violence at St. Charles High School that would occur sometime this week. A preliminary investigation revealed several students at the school were followed on Instagram by two separate unknown accounts which contained a post of a photo...
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Charles County Public School Students to Return for In-Person Learning Monday, January 10, 2022

Charles County Public School Students to Return for In-Person Learning Monday, January 10, 2022

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 10. CCPS will operate on a normal schedule of in-person learning and continues to work closely with the Charles County Department of Health to monitor COVID-19 data, positive cases and discuss necessary quarantine measures. The following are important CCPS updates...
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Operating Schedule for Charles County Government on Friday, January 7, 2022

Operating Schedule for Charles County Government on Friday, January 7, 2022

During weather events or other emergency events, this web page will be updated to reflect the operating status of Charles County Government Facilities. Click below for the service you are obtaining a status for. Updated: Friday, Jan. 7, at 4:45 a.m.  County snow operations or to report a concern: click here. Charles County Government Building:...
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Calvert County Government Offices to Open at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7

Calvert County Government Offices to Open at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7

Calvert County Government offices will open at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, due to inclement weather, with liberal leave in effect. Employees must contact their supervisors to request liberal leave. Calvert County Circuit Court will also open to employees at 10:30 a.m. with liberal leave in effect; court proceedings will begin at 11...
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St. Mary’s County Government Offices Operating Under Delayed Opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

St. Mary’s County Government Offices Operating Under Delayed Opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

Winter weather across the area has brought snow and may cause hazardous travel conditions. Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution while traveling. As such, St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Liberal leave remains in effect for employees. The Department of Recreation and...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Status Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Status Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River has announced it will be open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule Friday, January 7, 2022. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled; Critical Personnel are designated as those performing duties that are critical to the operations of security, emergency management, medical facilities, public safety, and other crucial operations....
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Maryland Deer Firearms Season Reopens January 7th

Maryland Deer Firearms Season Reopens January 7th

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the January firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 7, 2022, in Deer Management Region B, which includes all of the state except the westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 7-8 in...
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School/Government Delays and Closures for Friday, January 7, 2022

School/Government Delays and Closures for Friday, January 7, 2022

Due to inclement weather conditions the following closures and delays have been announced for Friday, January 7, 2022. Check back for updates. St. Mary’s County St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All SMCPS Schools have a delayed opening of two hours on Friday, January 7, 2022.AM Pre-Kindergarten and AM Head Start students will not have school....
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Next Round of Winter Weather in Maryland

State Highway Administration Prepares for Next Round of Winter Weather in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is preparing for the next round of winter weather poised to affect the state. The current timing of this storm is anticipated to influence both the Thursday evening and Friday morning commutes. Motorists are encouraged to telework if possible or reschedule/cancel their commute to...
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UPDATE: SMECO Continues Power Restoration & Nears Completion

UPDATE: SMECO Continues Power Restoration & Nears Completion

As of 9 p.m. Thursday, January 6, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has substantially completed power restoration in Calvert, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties. Remaining outages in Charles County are expected to be addressed by Friday evening. Tom Dennison, SMECO spokesperson, said, “We are winding down and restoring service to the remaining customers...
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Calvert County Public Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Calvert County Public Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Calvert County Public Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday, January 5, 2022. CODE YELLOW Conditions may be dangerous but are anticipated to improve so as to allow employees to safely get to work. Schools closed for all students and 10- and 11-month employees. All emergency personnel report as usual. The 12-month non-emergency staff should report...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Delayed 2-Hour Opening on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Delayed 2-Hour Opening on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Schools Two Hour Delay: All SMCPS Schools have a delayed opening of two hours on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. AM Pre-Kindergarten and AM Head Start students will not have school. There will be classes for PM Pre-Kindergarten and PM Head Start students. Employee Code 5: St. Mary’s County Public Schools have a delayed opening...
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Calvert County Government Offices Closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Due to Winter Weather

Calvert County Government Offices Closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Due to Winter Weather

Calvert County Government offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, due to the ongoing impacts of inclement weather. Calvert County Circuit Court and District Court will also be closed. Road conditions in the county are expected to remain hazardous overnight and into Tuesday. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety advises motorists to...
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St. Mary’s County Government Offices Closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022

St. Mary’s County Government Offices Closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Warning for St. Mary’s County has expired, but the mixed precipitation and below-freezing temperatures can cause hazardous travel conditions and power outages. As such, St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Liberal leave is in effect and employees must contact their supervisors...
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Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

Justice Department Awards More Than $100 Million to Support Youth

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced that it will award grants totaling nearly $103 million to support youth and help achieve greater equity in the juvenile justice system. “We must focus on the needs of our nation’s youth, particularly those who are at risk of victimization and justice system involvement,”...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Four-Hour Delayed Arrival Status Due to Weather on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Four-Hour Delayed Arrival Status Due to Weather on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

NAS Patuxent River has announced it will be open on a 4-hour delayed arrival schedule Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled; Critical Personnel are designated as those performing duties that are critical to the operations of security, emergency management, medical facilities, public safety, and other crucial operations....
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Closed Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Schools Closed: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools are CLOSED on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Employee Code 2: All St Mary’s County Public Schools are CLOSED on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, with Code 2 for employees.  Code 2 means that 10 and 11 month employees do not report to work.  12 month employees report...
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CSM Closes Campuses and Cancels In-Person Classes Monday, Jan. 3, 2022; Online/Remote Classes Held as Scheduled

CSM Closes Campuses and Cancels In-Person Classes Monday, Jan. 3, 2022; Online/Remote Classes Held as Scheduled

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 due to impending inclement weather and potentially hazardous driving conditions. In addition, in-person classes have been cancelled. Online classes and online services will be held, and available, as scheduled. Any changes to online classes will be communicated through the...
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