Calvert News

Christopher J. Gadway Sworn in As Calvert County Commissioner

Christopher J. Gadway Sworn in As Calvert County Commissioner

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a swearing-in ceremony today, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for new board member Christopher J. Gadway. Gadway was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to replace former Commissioner Thomas “Tim” Hutchins as the District 2 representative for the remainder of his term. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted...
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Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Troopers will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in support of National Night Out. Every year since 1984 National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

Police in Calvert County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 6:42 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to a serious motor vehicle accident along Rt. 4 near the intersection of Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown. Upon arrival, units located a single vehicle, a Chevy Equinox that had crashed into the guardrail on...
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Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Story courtesy of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department / PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best At some point during the school year and summer, you may begin to consider the possibility of having your children care for themselves throughout the day. Self-care can be a rewarding experience for children who are ready for...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Award Scholarships to Six Area Students

MedStar St. Mary’s Award Scholarships to Six Area Students

For 20 years, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has supported students in the Southern Maryland region by providing scholarships to individuals pursing degrees in health care. Since 2001, 169 students have received support through this program. For 2021, six area students were awarded $132,000 in scholarships to help them continue their journey to become the...
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August 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

August 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

Summer is getting hotter, so why not cool down at the Calvert Marine Museum? Visit our new exhibit, Sharks! Sink Your Teeth In! and explore the diversity of the west Atlantic’s cartilaginous fish, past and present. Beat the heat with a scenic river cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison or take an afternoon sail...
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New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning Category to Trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hail storms, and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding. Starting August 2, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by...
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Calvert County Department of Economic Development Seeking Citizen Feedback on New Three-Year Strategic Plan

Calvert County Department of Economic Development Seeking Citizen Feedback on New Three-Year Strategic Plan

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development, through the Economic Development Advisory Commission, is seeking citizen feedback on a newly drafted three-year strategic plan. The 2021-2024 Calvert County Economic Development Strategic Plan aims to provide the Department of Economic Development and other economic development stakeholders with practical goals and strategies that build upon the...
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St. Leonard Woman Accidently Shot During Burglary

St. Leonard Woman Accidently Shot During Burglary

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, at approximately 3:30am, Patrol Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7764 Patuxent Drive in  St. Leonard, for a report of a residential burglary and a shooting. Upon arrival, the investigation revealed that Sean Tayman, 42, of St. Leonard forcefully entered the home of his in-laws and...
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Calvert County Fall Sports Registration Now Open to County Residents

Calvert County Fall Sports Registration Now Open to County Residents

Stay active this fall with sports offered through the Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation. Hit the field for soccer or youth field hockey, or grab a group of friends and sign up for co-rec softball. Youth Soccer Separate soccer divisions are offered for boys and girls in pre-K through grade 12. Cost...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced awards of $4 million in federal funding made available through the Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families Act (RELIEF) of 2021. MEMA will distribute these funds to 181 volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue departments throughout the State of Maryland to assist with hardship relief...
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Traffic on Maryland Roads and Highways Begins to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

Traffic on Maryland Roads and Highways Begins to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

According to new data from state transportation officials, traffic on Maryland roads and highways has begun to approach and exceed pre-pandemic levels. “Holiday travel during the Fourth of July Weekend exceeding 2019 levels is an important milestone signaling our state’s strong recovery from the pandemic,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Traffic volumes are exceeding pre-pandemic...
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Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $30 Million in Awards for Broadband Infrastructure

Governor Larry Hogan today announced awards to expand broadband internet access to more than 12,000 households in 18 counties. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), $29,472,131 in grant funding will support network infrastructure projects by local internet service providers that will provide connectivity to unserved...
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A Reminder to Marylanders: Keep Wildlife in the Wild

A Reminder to Marylanders: Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Each year during the spring and summer months, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receive reports of captive wildlife situations in which residents attempt to care for or possess wild animals. These attempts are often made with good intentions but pose serious risks to both the...
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Letter to the Editor from the Interim Executive Director, of Calvert Hospice

Letter to the Editor from the Interim Executive Director, of Calvert Hospice

Letter to the editor from Interim Executive Director Sarah Simmons. As most members of our community know, in September 2020 Calvert Hospice made the difficult decision to suspend operations at our Burnett Calvert Hospice House.  This was a decision that came after months of struggling with workforce shortages largely related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Heat Advisory in Effect for Saturday, July 17, 2021

Heat Advisory in Effect for Saturday, July 17, 2021

A Heat Advisory Alert in effect from noon to 8pm on Saturday July 17th. Heat index values up to 107 expected, in Calvert, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young...
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Three Motorcyclists Arrested After Fleeing And Eluding Police In Calvert County

Three Motorcyclists Arrested After Fleeing And Eluding Police In Calvert County

On July 5, 2021, Cpl. Robshaw of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Rt. 4 and Rt. 260 on three motorcycles detected travelling at a speed of 110 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Deputies in the area activated lights and sirens in an attempt...
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U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at StopRansomware.gov

As part of the ongoing response, agencies across the U.S. government announced new resources and initiatives to protect American businesses and communities from ransomware attacks. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with federal partners, have launched a new website to combat the threat of ransomware....
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30 Days Left to Renew Driver’s Licenses, Permits & ID Cards that Expired During the State of Emergency

30 Days Left to Renew Driver’s Licenses, Permits & ID Cards that Expired During the State of Emergency

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is reminding Marylanders that under Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order issued on May 12, 2021, driver’s licenses – both non-commercial and commercial (CDLs) – learner’s permits and identification cards that expired during the COVID-19 State of Emergency must be renewed by August 15, 2021....
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Calvert County Recognizes Master Corrections Deputy Shields After 31 Years of Service

Calvert County Recognizes Master Corrections Deputy Shields After 31 Years of Service

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners recognized Master Corrections Deputy Ruth “Marlene” Shields for dedicating 31 years of faithful service to the county government and wished her well in her retirement. Master Corrections Deputy Shields’ began her admirable career with the county government in July 1990 as a correctional deputy. She was promoted...
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UPDATE: Dunkirk Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter After Causing Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 50-Year-Old Chesapeake Beach Woman

UPDATE: Dunkirk Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter After Causing Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 50-Year-Old Chesapeake Beach Woman

UPDATE 7/15/2021: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Christopher Fuller, 35, of Dunkirk, MD has pleaded guilty to Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle, Causing Life-Threatening Injury While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and two counts of Second Degree Assault. He will be sentenced August 16, 2021. On December 23, 2020, members of the...
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Calvert County Man Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Deluxe Crossword Scratch-Off

Calvert County Man Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Deluxe Crossword Scratch-Off

A Calvert County master painter who usually beautifies yachts put down his roller and brush recently to visit Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Wilford Brown is a man of few words but the big winner was all smiles while claiming his $50,000 top prize on a Deluxe Crossword 6th Edition scratch-off. “I began playing...
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Bird Illness Investigation Continues in Maryland and Eight Other States

Bird Illness Investigation Continues in Maryland and Eight Other States

In late May, wildlife managers in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky began receiving reports of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs. More recently, additional reports have been received from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. While the majority of affected birds...
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Maryland State Police Warn Citizens of Fraud Scheme Using State Police Barrack Phone Number

Maryland State Police Warn Citizens of Fraud Scheme Using State Police Barrack Phone Number

The Maryland State Police at the JFK Highway Barrack are issuing a warning about a fraud scheme being run today in which the caller is using the barrack phone number and telling people they are wanted on a warrant, but could avoid arrest if the provided money or gift cards. Troopers at the JFK...
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High Speed Chase Ends in Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Dunkirk, Operator Flown to Area Trauma Center

High Speed Chase Ends in Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Dunkirk, Operator Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, at approximately 8:33 a.m., police attempted to stop a vehicle doing 106 mph, the suspect, was reportedly operating a four-door BMW sedan which fled at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for police. The suspect turned onto Ward Road where he struck a road closed sign...
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