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Calvert County Halloween Events 2021

Calvert County Halloween Events 2021

North Beach Volunteer Fire Department – Friday, October 29, from 6:00 p.m., to 9:00 p.m., located at 8536 Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach The Town of North Beach 12th Annual Boo Bash – Sunday, October 31 at 3:00 p.m., Register for the children’s costume contest from 3:15 p.m., to 4:00 p.m., on the pavilion....
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UPDATE: Dunkirk Man Sentenced to Six Years for Manslaughter After Causing Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 50-Year-Old Chesapeake Beach Woman

UPDATE: Dunkirk Man Sentenced to Six Years for Manslaughter After Causing Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 50-Year-Old Chesapeake Beach Woman

UPDATE 10/26/2021: On Monday, October 25, 2021, Christopher Fuller, 35, of Dunkirk, MD, was sentenced to 33 years incarceration, with all but 6 years suspended, for the crimes of manslaughter by motor vehicle, causing life threatening injury while under the influence of alcohol, and second degree assault. Fuller was also placed on 5 years...
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Halloween Safety Tips, Fire Safety, and Ways to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Halloween Safety Tips, Fire Safety, and Ways to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Ongoing surveillance of local COVID-19 data by the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) continues to show high levels of community transmission of COVID-19. SMCHD strongly recommends that all community members (vaccinated and unvaccinated) continue to wear masks in indoor settings when with others outside their household and in outdoor group settings when physical...
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Planning Commission to Review Prince Frederick Town Center Master Plan Comments at Public Meeting

Planning Commission to Review Prince Frederick Town Center Master Plan Comments at Public Meeting

The Calvert County Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on the draft Prince Frederick Town Center Master Plan (July 2021 draft). The meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for the Planning Commission to consider comments from agencies and the public....
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November Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

November Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Fall is in the air and November is a perfect time to visit the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM). There’s something for every member of the family! For a complete listing of programs & activities this month, visit us at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Tuesday, Nov. 2 – American Red Cross Blood Drive 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m....
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Fall Foliage Report for October 21, 2021

Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Fall Foliage Report for October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources released their fall foliage report. “It’s mid-October here in Maryland and we have something to offer every fall foliage enthusiast. Crossing our state from west to east, you will experience it all — glorious autumn jewel tones decorating the skyline in the west — breathtaking sunrises and local...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy T. Strong Recognized as Deputy of the Quarter

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy T. Strong Recognized as Deputy of the Quarter

Sheriff Mike Evans and the men and women of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize and congratulate Deputy Sheriff Taylor Strong for receiving the honor of 2021 Deputy of the 3rd Quarter. Deputy T. Strong currently serves our Patrol Bureau. Congratulations Deputy T. Strong and thank you for your service!
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions

Contaminated Food Fresh whole red, white, and yellow onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed by ProSource Produce LLC and Keeler Family Farms These onions were sold to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the United States. The onions were last imported on August 31, but they may last up to three...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, at approximately 5:28 p.m., First Responders were alerted to the area of Route 4 and Sun Park Lane in Huntingtown, for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. A short time later, the assignment was upgraded to a serious motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to...
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Detectives Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery in North Beach

Detectives Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery in North Beach

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, around 4:51 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Patrol Bureau responded to the Fastop located at 8834 Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach, MD for the report of armed robbery. Investigation revealed a black male, wearing all black with a mask entered the North Beach Fastop and approached the...
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Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two commercial burglaries of pharmacies that occurred on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, between the hours of 2:45 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. The location of the incidents: Lusby Pharmacy – 11870 HG Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657 Lex Pharmacy – 36 S Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick,...
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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and...
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Magic Tunnel Car Wash in Prince Frederick Transforms Into Tunnel of Terror This Halloween for a Spooktacular Time!

Magic Tunnel Car Wash in Prince Frederick Transforms Into Tunnel of Terror This Halloween for a Spooktacular Time!

A popular attraction is returning this Halloween. The Magic Tunnel Car Wash located at 410 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 will transform into a Magic Tunnel of Terror from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday, October 28th through Saturday, October 30th, and 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 31st. The...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., Calvert County Animal Control dispatch received a call in regard to two kittens having been thrown into the river by a white male with a beard in a maroon in color Buick SUV. An Animal Control Officer arrived on scene at approximately 1:25 p.m. and...
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Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland is making $4 million in funding available to assist residents and businesses affected by Tropical Depression Ida. In addition, the governor has requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to make low-interest loans available. The governor’s announcement follows FEMA’s...
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Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

“We Cannot Defund The Police, We Need To Re-Fund The Police” $120 Million to Dramatically Increase Local Police Aid, Fund Salary Increases and Hiring Bonuses $20 Million for Safer Neighborhoods, Witness Incentives $10 Million for Victim Protection, Reversing Dangerous Cuts By Congress and General Assembly to Support Vulnerable Marylanders Governor Larry Hogan today announced...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Degree Assault After Home Invasion and Assault in Lusby

UPDATE: Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Degree Assault After Home Invasion and Assault in Lusby

UPDATE 10/15/2021: Robert Harvey, Calvert County State’s Attorney, announced that Joseph Martin Blankenship, 36, of Lusby, was sentenced on October 15, 2021, to 10 years incarceration for the crime of second degree assault. Blankenship also received a 2-year consecutive sentence for a violation of probation. The sentences, imposed by the Honorable Andrew S. Rappaport,...
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Calvert County Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

Calvert County Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

The Calvert County Health Department has updated guidance on eligibility requirements for residents who wish to register for a booster or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Under new guidance, all citizens ages 16 or older, who have received either the initial Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations, are eligible to receive a booster dose. At...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Announces Passing of Firefighter Russell Morgan Johnson, 26

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Announces Passing of Firefighter Russell Morgan Johnson, 26

SSG Russell Morgan Johnson, USA, 26 of Tacoma, WA, formerly of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2021 in Toledo, WA. Sergeant Russell Johnson was born on May 7, 1995, in Calvert County, Maryland to Robert Johnson and Pamela Russell. He was born and raised in Southern Maryland. He graduated in 2014...
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Calvert County Public Schools Bus Driver Shortage Continues As Planned Strikes Reach Second Day

Calvert County Public Schools Bus Driver Shortage Continues As Planned Strikes Reach Second Day

Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Curry released the following message. “For Tuesday, October 12, 2021, we do not know if all buses will have drivers for the morning and afternoon routes. On Monday, October 11, 2021, there were 22 busses that did not run, and 8 schools that were impacted by absent drivers....
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Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

The Maryland Natural Resources Police held its annual award ceremony at Sandy Point State Park Oct. 2 to recognize contributions to conservation law enforcement made by officers in the year 2020. During a year that presented many challenges and difficulties, NRP officers remained steadfast and more committed than ever to protect their community, wildlife, and natural resources.  The ceremony began...
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Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Superintended Daniel D. Curry released the following email on Sunday, October 10, 2021. “Parents and guardians: We have been advised that there will be a number of bus drivers who will call out sick tomorrow in an effort to draw attention to their challenges with pay and benefits. We want...
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Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Larry Hogan announced a five-point framework for how the State of Maryland will utilize the $2.5 billion surplus—the largest in state history—reported last week by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates. The framework builds on the governor’s record of fiscal discipline while prioritizing relief that advances the state’s recovery. “The entire mission of my...
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Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Chief United States District Judge James K. Bredar today swore in Erek L. Barron as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. As the United States Attorney, Mr. Barron is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the District of Maryland. Mr. Barron will oversee the investigation and litigation of all...
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