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Calvert County Commissioners Celebrate Groundbreakings for Two New Commercial Projects at Patuxent Business Park in Lusby

Calvert County Commissioners Celebrate Groundbreakings for Two New Commercial Projects at Patuxent Business Park in Lusby

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) celebrated the groundbreakings for two new commercial projects at Patuxent Business Park (PBP) in Lusby on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Patuxent Business Park was the first comprehensively planned business campus in Southern Maryland. The purchase and development of this property allowed for assistance in getting critical...
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Peers Recognize CSM Professor Dr. Richard Bilsker With Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Peers Recognize CSM Professor Dr. Richard Bilsker With Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Southern Maryland Professor of Philosophy Dr. Richard Bilsker was recognized during the college’s 63rd Spring Commencement, and during the college’s Academic Excellence Awards program, for receiving the CSM Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is bestowed upon a full-time professor by members of CSM faculty. “The faculty excellence in teaching award is...
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Dump Truck Driver Charged with Negligent Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Collision in Anne Arundel County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Dump Truck Driver Charged with Negligent Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Collision in Anne Arundel County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in which one person died early this morning in Anne Arundel County. Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, troopers from the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack responded to the area of Interstate 695 and Maryland Route 2 (exit 3B) for a vehicle crash....
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NAS Patuxent River MQ-25 Team Preps for First Air Vehicle, Control Station Integration Test Event

NAS Patuxent River MQ-25 Team Preps for First Air Vehicle, Control Station Integration Test Event

The Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation program office (PMA-268) is moving forward with integrating its two key elements—the MQ-25 air vehicle and the MD-5 Ground Control Station (GCS) at the program’s System Test and Integration Lab (STIL) at Patuxent River. PMA-268 is the lead systems integrator, working closely with its two prime industry partners, Boeing ...
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Charles County Commissioners Adopt Fiscal 2023 Budget of $494 Million

Charles County Commissioners Adopt Fiscal 2023 Budget of $494 Million

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners adopted a balanced General Fund budget of $494,446,200, an increase of 9.8 percent over last year. The adopted budget provides historic funding for Charles County Public Schools, makes critical investments in core programs and services, record-level investments in public safety, and does not increase...
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St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Graduates and Budgets at May Meeting

St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Graduates and Budgets at May Meeting

The St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees approved on Friday, May 13, the graduates of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Class of 2022, comprised of  351 Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science degrees, and 24 Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. The Board also approved proposed budgets and greenlit a long-range tuition strategy....
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Construction Crew Flagger Struck and Killed by Impaired Driver in Anne Arundel County, Driver Charged with Negligent Manslaughter

Construction Crew Flagger Struck and Killed by Impaired Driver in Anne Arundel County, Driver Charged with Negligent Manslaughter

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 10:10 p.m., Southern District officers responded to Davidsonville Road at Kings Retreat Road for a crash involving a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on Davidsonville Road approaching Palomino Court. Davidsonville Road is undergoing repaving and construction crews were on scene...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest Wanted Lusby Woman After Traffic Stop in St. Leonard

Police in Calvert County Arrest Wanted Lusby Woman After Traffic Stop in St. Leonard

On May 9, 2022, Deputy Ashely and DFC Idol from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Solomons Island Road at West End Blvd. in St. Leonard, on a vehicle swerving all over the roadway. Contact was made with passenger Taylor Elaine Griffith, 24 of Lusby, who had open warrants and...
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Two Women Arrested After Stealing Merchandise From Ulta Beauty in Prince Frederick

Two Women Arrested After Stealing Merchandise From Ulta Beauty in Prince Frederick

On May 10, 2022, deputies the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a theft that had just occurred at the Ulta Beauty store located at 845 N. Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick. Deputies learned four females had left Ulta Beauty with stolen merchandise. Investigation revealed two of the females removed boxes of...
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CSM Announces 2022 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

CSM Announces 2022 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

The following students were recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 63rd Spring Commencement ceremony held Friday, May 13, 2022, at the La Plata Campus. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 432 candidates for 438 degrees and 136 certificates during its 63rd...
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CSM Commemorates 63rd Spring Commencement with 432 Candidates Receiving 438 Degrees, 136 Certificates

CSM Commemorates 63rd Spring Commencement with 432 Candidates Receiving 438 Degrees, 136 Certificates

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 432 candidates for 438 degrees and 136 certificates during its 63rd Spring Commencement May 13 at the college’s La Plata Campus. The event marked the return of in-person festivities for the time-honored tradition since the beginning of the global pandemic in 2020. Of the students celebrated, 160 are...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Tuesday, May 17, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, May 17, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners presented Proclamations in recognition of National Public Works Week and National Emergency Medical Services Week. The Commissioners convened as the Board...
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Three Members of Abner Family in Chesapeake Beach Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

Three Members of Abner Family in Chesapeake Beach Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

On Friday, April 29, 2022, Judge Rappaport signed three search and seizure warrants for Brandon James Abner. The warrants were for Abner’s person, residence, and vehicle. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (CCSO DEU) conducted surveillance on Brandon, who was walking his two dogs on the boardwalk. According to court...
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Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from MSP Leonardtown Assist with Removing Two Cows from Roadway

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from MSP Leonardtown Assist with Removing Two Cows from Roadway

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received an online thank you note on Wednesday for assisting two wayward cows from the roadway on Route 5 in Helen early on the morning of May 11. From Margie Stone via Facebook: “A big shoutout to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s and Maryland State Police officers for...
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Berry’s D’Ambrosio Named 2022 Principal of the Year for Charles County Public Schools

Berry’s D’Ambrosio Named 2022 Principal of the Year for Charles County Public Schools

Every time he uses chopsticks, Louis D’Ambrosio silently thanks his first-grade teacher, Rose Eckmann. During a weeklong unit studying Japan, Eckman tasked her students with practicing using chopsticks to pick up pink erasers from their desks. At the end of the week, Eckmann brought in a hot plate and made the class a meal...
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Charles County Board of Education Recognizes Accomplishments of Outstanding Students

Charles County Board of Education Recognizes Accomplishments of Outstanding Students

The Board of Education at its May 10 meeting honored five 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 the following! Scarlett Castro...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Suspects Who Burglarized St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Suspects Who Burglarized St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the suspects pictured in a burglary investigation. On Friday, March 12, 2022 at 12:45 am, the suspects broke into the St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen in Great Mills and carried off property. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects or this...
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Department of Recreation & Parks’ Museums to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military Through Blue Star Museums Program

Department of Recreation & Parks’ Museums to Offer Free Admission to Members of the Military Through Blue Star Museums Program

Through the Blue Stars Museum Program, the museums and historic sites of the Department of Recreation & Parks’ Museum Division will offer free admission for active members of the armed forces, as well as up to 5 family members, from Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 21, 2022) until Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5, 2022)....
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Signs 105 More Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including Statewide Overdose Prevention, More Infrastructure Funding For Local Governments, and Solidarity With Ukraine

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Signs 105 More Bipartisan Bills Into Law, Including Statewide Overdose Prevention, More Infrastructure Funding For Local Governments, and Solidarity With Ukraine

Governor Larry Hogan signed an additional 105 bipartisan bills into law, including measures to prevent opioid overdoses statewide, direct more funding to local governments for infrastructure improvements, and additional steps to divest from Russia and express solidarity with Ukraine. “Today, we are signing another 105 bipartisan bills into law, including measures that keep important...
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Former Prince George’s County Bomb Squad Commander Nominated As Deputy State Fire Marshal Of The Year

Former Prince George’s County Bomb Squad Commander Nominated As Deputy State Fire Marshal Of The Year

Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Dale Ednock has been selected as the Bomb Squad nominee for Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year. He will join other investigators chosen throughout the state for the 2021 James C. Robertson Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year Award during the Maryland State Fireman’s Convention in Ocean...
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Police in Charles Arrest Four Carjacking Suspects in Waldorf

Police in Charles Arrest Four Carjacking Suspects in Waldorf

On May 13, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking that just occurred. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was entering his car when four males approached, displayed a handgun, and ordered the victim...
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Calvert County Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Fleeing Motor Vehicle Collision That Caused Hours Long Power Outage in California

Calvert County Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Fleeing Motor Vehicle Collision That Caused Hours Long Power Outage in California

On Thursday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 11:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and MacArthur Boulevard in California, for the reported single vehicle into a pole. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a utility pole with...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Trailer Fire Deemed Accidental, Red Cross Assisting Five Displaced

UPDATE: Lexington Park Trailer Fire Deemed Accidental, Red Cross Assisting Five Displaced

UPDATE 5/17/2022: On Monday, May 16, 2022, at 1:10 p.m., 40 firefighters responded to 46165 Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported mobile home on fire. Crews arrived on the scene and found fire showing from the single wide trailer. The owner is identified as Jennifer Taylor, with the estimated loss of structure...
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Calvert County Government Announces Memorial Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Memorial Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be closed Monday, May 30. The Solomons Septage Receiving Facility...
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Southern Maryland Under Severe Weather Warnings for Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Southern Maryland Under Severe Weather Warnings for Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Updates will be provided throughout the day on this article. The risk of severe thunderstorms over much of our region today is ENHANCED (level 3 of 5). Damaging winds appear to be the primary threat, but hail, a few tornadoes, & flooding are also possible. Remain alert for rapidly changing weather conditions late this...
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