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Dominion Contributes More Than $200,000 to Help Victims of Hurricane Irene

The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources Inc., is contributing $210,000 to organizations assisting Hurricane Irene victims in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Connecticut. “For many families, Hurricane Irene destroyed or severely damaged their homes,” said Virginia M. Board, president of The Dominion foundation.  “Our community organizations are stepping  up to provide...
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All Invited to Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore 4th Anniversary Sale

All are invited to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Lexington Park Restore on Thursday, September 15th from 10 AM — 5 PM.  The Lexington Park ReStore, located at 21768 S. Coral Drive will feature 25% off all ReStore items, except flooring. Habitat’s ReStore sells reusable and surplus building materials to...
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Public Feedback Sought on Calvert County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, is hosting a public forum on updates to the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan on Thursday, September 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Courthouse Square, 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick. The forum will detail the plan and allow public comment on the county’s ongoing hazard mitigation program....
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CCSO Officer Receives D.A.R.E. Training Certification

CCSO Officer Receives D.A.R.E. Training Certification

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey is pleased to announce the graduation of PFC. M. DePaulo from D.A.R.E. instructor training held Aug. 22 – Sept. 2 at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, MD. PFC. DePaulo was among 20 other officers from across the region to complete the two-week certification course...
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Graduation From Camp D.A.R.E. is a Big Deal!

Graduation From Camp D.A.R.E. is a Big Deal!

Over 100  St. Mary’s County upcoming 5th and 6th grade students graduated from the week long 4th annual Camp DARE on August 12, 2011 at 3pm, in the auditorium of Leonardtown High School.  Camp DARE is free through the generous donations of local citizens, civic groups, local organizations, Board of Education and the St....
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Precautions to Reduce the Risk of Mosquito Infestation

Precautions to Reduce the Risk of Mosquito Infestation

Following heavy rains, there is a risk of mosquito infestation. These insects can pose a threat to humans as they can carry serious diseases. The Charles County Department of Health advises residents to take the following steps to reduce the risk of mosquito infestation: 1. Stay indoors at dawn or early in the evening....
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State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Theft:  On 9/7/11 at 6:40 pm, Trooper First Class Hunt responded to the Calvert County Public Library on Costley Way in Prince Frederick for a reported theft.   The victim reported her purse was stolen while using the computer.  Investigation continues. Burglary:  On 9/8/11 at...
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Evening High School Changes

Due to the hurricane and the missed school days, St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Evening High School classes will begin for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year on Monday, September 19, 2011. The additional registration days for the first semester are September 14 and 15, 2011, 3:45-7:00 p.m., in the Evening High...
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Motorists be Advised: Calvert’s “Smooth Operator” Program Underway

Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans and Maryland State Police Barrack “U” Commander, Lt. Randy Stephens are reminding motorists that Maryland’s Smooth Operator enforcement efforts are underway now through September 17th.   The Smooth Operator Program focuses on reducing aggressive driving offenses such as speeding, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, running red lights and stop signs, following...
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Citizens Asked to Report Damages from Tropical Storm Lee

Charles County Government is asking citizens to call the Planning and Growth Management Department at 301-645-0692 or 301-645-0700 to report non-insured flood-related damages from remnants of Tropical Storm Lee that impacted the county from Thursday, September 8, through Sunday, September 11. Planning and Growth Management staff will conduct inspections to assist the county with...
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Eleven Laps to Remember – Leonardtown and SMCPS Honor Those Lost on 9/11

Eleven Laps to Remember – Leonardtown and SMCPS Honor Those Lost on 9/11

Among ceremonies to honor the fallen on 9/11 was Leonardtown’s 11 Laps to Remember. In a somber ceremony, the town and St. Mary’s County Public Schools marched 11 laps around the town square and laid a wreath to honor the fallen. During the event, the town took in donations to support the Association of...
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Congressman Hoyer Visits Charles County to Inspect Flood Damage

Congressman Hoyer Visits Charles County to Inspect Flood Damage

U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer visited Charles County on Sunday, September 11, to inspect damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee. Joined by Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly, Commissioner Ken Robinson, County Administrator Dr. Rebecca Bridgett, Director of Emergency Services Bill Stephens, Director of Public Works Bill Shreve, and Supervising District Engineer for the State Highway...
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Lexington Park Plan to be Unveiled

On September 29, the plan for the future of Lexington Park will be unveiled at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department located at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited and strongly encouraged to attend this last informal meeting prior to the anticipated public...
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Charles County Schools Opening on Time Tomorrow; Sept. 16 Changed to Full Day

Charles County Schools Opening on Time Tomorrow; Sept. 16 Changed to Full Day

All Charles County public schools will open on time, tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 12. The Board of Education has converted Friday, Sept. 16, to a full day of school for students in order to make up for lost instructional time. Students registered to participate in 4-H activities at the Charles County Fair will receive an excused...
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Beenz Nation Out in Force for the Danny Ryce Benefit at Bowles Farm

Beenz Nation Out in Force for the Danny Ryce Benefit at Bowles Farm

Beenz Nation was out in force for the Danny Ryce Benefit at Bowles Farm on Sunday, September, 11 amidst 9/11 ceremonies across the region, popular local band, No Green Jelly Beenz headlined a concert benefit for stricken popular musician Danny Ryce. The benefit  to assist the Ryce family stems from Ryce’s diagnosis with Diabetes...
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Remembering 9/11: Honoring and Paying Tribute

Remembering 9/11: Honoring and Paying Tribute

Good morning, , on the tenth anniversary of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, we will mourn the innocent lives lost, honor the heroic first responders who rushed to the scene, and pay tribute to our troops and military families who have served over the past ten years to keep us safe and...
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Public Notice: Swan Point Residents Not to Use Water or Septic Until Further Notice

The Charles County Department of Public Works advises all Swan Point residents on the vacuum system not to use water or septic until further notice. Flood damage to the system is being repaired. Bottled water will be available to residents today, Sept 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of...
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Public Notice: Sewer Overflow, Avoid Contact

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred on September 8, 2011 at 35757 Golf Course Drive, Chaptico, MD 20621. The sanitary sewer overflow occurred as a result of heavy rainfall and flooding. The total volume of the overflow is estimated at 2,500 gallons. The areas affected by...
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School Activites Canceled for Saturday, Sept. 10

School Activites Canceled for Saturday, Sept. 10

Due to potential unsafe road conditions and flooding, all Charles County Public Schools activities scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, are canceled. The first day of school for prekindergarten students originally scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 12, has been changed to Monday, Sept. 19.
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State of Emergency Declared for Charles County

State of Emergency Declared for Charles County

Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly declared a local state of emergency in Charles County at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, which will be in effect for seven days, due to severe flooding as a result of remnants of Hurricane Lee. A declaration of a local state of emergency authorizes the Charles County Department of...
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UDPATE 4:30 p.m.: Status Update of Charles County Roads

UDPATE 4:30 p.m.: Status Update of Charles County Roads

As of 4:30 p.m., the Charles County Department of Public Works is reporting that the following roads are closed and/or impassable: Allens Fresh Road (mudslide and trees) Allward Drive and St. Paul’s Drive (water main break) Bowling Drive (flooded) Bowling Road Bumpy Oak Road Cliffton Drive (one lane open) 9503 Oakridge Court, Cliffton on...
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Football Games Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has rescheduled three varsity football games to Saturday, Sept. 10, at North Point High School due to inclement weather. The following is a schedule of games for Sept. 10: * Thomas Stone High School vs. Westlake High School, 1 p.m. at North Point. Stone is the home team; *...
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Twentieth Annual Southern Maryland College Fair to be Held Sept. 20

St. Mary’s County Public Schools, in collaboration with Calvert County Public Schools, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, the College of Southern Maryland, and the St. Mary’s County Memorial Libraries are pleased to host the twentieth annual Southern Maryland College Fair. This cooperative effort will bring to Southern Maryland the largest college fair held in...
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Liquor Board Shake-Up Delays Penalty for Local Liquor Store Owner

Liquor Board Shake-Up Delays Penalty for Local Liquor Store Owner

 On Thursday, Sept. 8, St. Mary’s Alcohol Beverage Board voted to punish Corner Liquor Store’s license holder, Patel for his July admission that the store sold drug paraphernalia. The board ruled that Corner Liquor’s would have its liquor license suspended for 30 days and as of 4:30 on Sept 8, St, Mary’s County closed...
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NOTICE: Charles County Afternoon, Evening Activities Canceled

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools afternoon and evening activities are canceled for today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Schools are dismissing students on time; however, flash flooding is causing some road closures. Student bus drop-off times may be delayed. If buses are unable to deliver students to their bus stops,...
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