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CSM’s Business Administration Degree and Allied Health Program Earn Top Ranking in the U.S.

CSM’s Business Administration Degree and Allied Health Program Earn Top Ranking in the U.S.

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has been awarded top ranking status for its Associate of Science in Business Administration Degree and Allied Health programs by Intelligent.com. CSM was listed among thousands of public institutions in the nation, and the comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each...
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Most Wanted Escapees for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of the following Subjects.
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Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of March 23, to April 1, 2021

Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of March 23, to April 1, 2021

The Speed Camera Program will operate at schools that are open and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially when traveling in the area of these schools. Speed cameras are at the following locations for the week of Tuesday, March 23, 2021, to Monday, April 1,...
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Cherry Hill Park Celebrates 100 Years of Camping

Cherry Hill Park Celebrates 100 Years of Camping

This year, Cherry Hill Park, a top-rated campground serving the Washington, DC, region, is celebrating 100 years of camping and 5 generations of family ownership with special offers, activities, events, gifts, and more. In 1921, Jacob & Rose Gurevich founded Cherry Hill Poultry Farm, where the family’s first campers set up tents behind the...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Archaeologist Discovers Location Of 1634 St. Mary’s Fort, Maryland’s Original English Settlement, and the Fourth Oldest English Colony in North America

Historic St. Mary’s City Archaeologist Discovers Location Of 1634 St. Mary’s Fort, Maryland’s Original English Settlement, and the Fourth Oldest English Colony in North America

Historic St. Mary’s City announces that Dr. Travis Parno, Director of Research and Collections for Historic St. Mary’s City and his team have located the site of the original St. Mary’s Fort, the 1634 palisaded fort erected by the first wave of European settlers who founded Maryland. The site, which spans an area approximately...
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Charles County Public Schools to Host High School Graduation Ceremonies Outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium

Charles County Public Schools to Host High School Graduation Ceremonies Outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate the Class of 2021 during in-person graduation ceremonies at Regency Furniture Stadium this spring. Set for May 28 through June 3, CCPS has partnered with Regency Furniture Stadium and the Charles County Government to provide the nearly 2,100 graduating seniors with the ability to celebrate in person....
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Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Edward R. Reilly (R-Anne Arundel) has introduced Primary and Secondary Education – Virtual Schools – Alterations (S.B. 941), a bill that would provide Maryland families with the opportunity to choose a tuition-free, full-time online public school option for their children. “COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives in innumerable ways over the past...
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Charles County Public Schools Reopening on Monday, March 22, 2021: Police Urge Citizens to Slow Down and Stay Alert!

Charles County Public Schools Reopening on Monday, March 22, 2021: Police Urge Citizens to Slow Down and Stay Alert!

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office reminds our citizens that the Phase 2 of reopening for Charles County Public Schools begins on Monday, March 22, 2021! Please slow down and stay alert. Watch for stopped school buses, as well as children and crossing guards. Let’s make sure the rest of the school year is safe...
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April Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

April Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Enjoy museum events and activities in a variety of ways during the month of April. Guests will find some of their favorite annual events beginning to return, as well as programming for students on Spring Break! There’s something for everyone this month at the Calvert Marine Museum. Following the guidance of the CDC and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Marylanders, and Primary Care, Hospital Equity, and Mobile Clinic Initiatives

Governor Hogan Announces Vaccine Eligibility Timeline for All Marylanders, and Primary Care, Hospital Equity, and Mobile Clinic Initiatives

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, based on the state’s accelerating vaccination rate and an anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, the State of Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its vaccine distribution plan early next week. The governor also announced a series of unique initiatives to ensure vaccine equity and expand...
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Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Protecting Your Home From Fires: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), home fires are more deadly and costly than ever. While the number of total fires and fire injuries are decreasing, property damage and fire deaths are on the rise. An arc fault is a dangerous electrical problem caused by damaged, overheated, or stressed electrical wiring or...
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Expanded Eligibility for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department Vaccination Clinics

Expanded Eligibility for Local St. Mary’s County Health Department Vaccination Clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has expanded the eligibility criteria for local SMCHD COVID-19 vaccination clinics to include: St. Mary’s County residents aged 16 and older with qualifying medical conditions (requires written verification of eligibility from a health care provider, such as a letter or medical record brought to vaccine appointment) Current cancer Chronic kidney...
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St. Mary’s County Public High Schools Announce Increased Capacity for Athletic Events

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools Announce Increased Capacity for Athletic Events

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools (SMCPS) will be modifying capacity at athletic events based on Governor Hogan’s Executive Order No. 21-03-09-01. SMCPS facility capacity will be capped at 50% but will remain subject to the physical distancing requirements as ordered by the Governor. The capacity limits for each high school stadium field based...
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March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

Join the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation for a family-friendly Virtual 5K Race for Every Breast Cancer Survivor on Saturday, March 20, 2021. You can participate at your own pace, as well as choose how you want to participate: either run, walk, or bike. Then all participants are invited to a fun live-streamed...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state the next two...
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Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Test and Evaluation Award

The Next Generation Jammer Test and Evaluation (T&E) team recently won the Department of the Navy’s T&E award for their accomplishments on two Acquisition Category 1 programs in 2020. Part of the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems Program Office (PMA-234), the NGJ T&E team tests and evaluates the NGJ Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) and NGJ Low-Band...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the Office’s focus on the enforcement and protection of the civil and constitutional rights of all Maryland residents, including the most vulnerable...
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Charles County Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

Charles County Kindergarten Registration Begins Monday, March 29, 2021

Registration for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) kindergarten begins Monday, March 29. Maryland law requires students entering kindergarten to be five years old by September 1, 2021, in the school year in which the child is registered. To register a child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be five years...
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Research Paper Published by Calvert Marine Museum Staff, Megalodon Reach Maximum Body Length of 65 FT

Research Paper Published by Calvert Marine Museum Staff, Megalodon Reach Maximum Body Length of 65 FT

For more than 100 years, people have been debating the size of the extinct megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon. This macropredator has captivated the interest of researchers and the public alike, with its enormous, blade-like teeth. While it is often regarded as the largest shark to ever live, what evidence is available to substantiate this...
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St. Mary’s County Government Updates Pandemic Road to Recovery Following Governor’s Update

St. Mary’s County Government Updates Pandemic Road to Recovery Following Governor’s Update

Governor Larry Hogan issued orders updating safe capacity limits, the opening of medical adult day care facilities, and lifting quarantine requirements and restrictions on out-of-state travel. The orders are to go into effect at 5 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021. Statewide face covering mandates and social distancing protocols remain in effect. St. Mary’s County...
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Police Investigating a Male in His Twenties Shot in Lexington Park

Police Investigating a Male in His Twenties Shot in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Susan Lane in Lexington Park for the report of a shooting. Authorities arrived on scene to find a male in his twenties suffering from a single gunshot wound. The male was located in an apartment. The St. Mary’s...
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UPDATE: Four of Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Vandalism Incident Plead Guilty

UPDATE: Four of Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Vandalism Incident Plead Guilty

UPDATE 3/9/2021:  On Monday, March 8, 2021, 4 out of the 5 Defendants in the Calvert High School hate crime/vandalism incident plead guilty to their charges of committing a hate crime. Anthony Sellers, Kyle Hill, Cade Meredith and Augustine Aufderheide were each Court ordered to pay $1,300 in restitution. Additionally, each Defendant was sentenced...
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March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting for the month, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The first item on the agenda was a Public Hearing for the Department of Land Use & Growth Management Proposed Amendment to the Official Zoning Maps of St. Mary’s...
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Historic Sotterley Growing for Good—Potato Planting Day!

Historic Sotterley Growing for Good—Potato Planting Day!

Volunteers who enjoy the great outdoors, don’t mind getting dirty, and want to help others are asked to join us for a potato planting extravaganza at Historic Sotterley as part of our “Growing for Good” program! For the eighth year running, we are continuing the challenging work of sustainably farming Sotterley’s land while donating...
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Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown’s dynamic Arts & Entertainment scene is the focus of its latest virtual series, Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment. This unique series is presented in three parts – Feature Performances, Artist Spotlights, and Special Events and is funded in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and produced by the Commissioners of Leonardtown &...
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