Calvert News

SMECO Employees Travel to Florida to Assist with Restoration Efforts After Devastating Hit from Hurricane Ian

SMECO Employees Travel to Florida to Assist with Restoration Efforts After Devastating Hit from Hurricane Ian

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees drove to southwest Florida to assist in restoration efforts following a devastating blow from Hurricane Ian. Five experienced SMECO foremen and former linemen volunteered to join more than 1,000 workers from multiple states to help hard-hit Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) rebuild their...
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$580,000 Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Calvert County

$580,000 Multi-Match Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Calvert County

Player wins game’s fourth jackpot prize of 2022 Calvert County is the home of the lucky retailer that sold a $580,000 jackpot-winning ticket in the Monday, October 3, 2022 Multi-Match drawing. The winner, who is the fourth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2022, can choose between the $580,000 annuity or an estimated...
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Comptroller Peter Franchot Shares the Spirit to Shop Maryland and Save for the Holidays

Comptroller Peter Franchot Shares the Spirit to Shop Maryland and Save for the Holidays

By launching his annual Shop Maryland and Save for the Holidays campaign early, Comptroller Peter Franchot wants to help Marylanders get into the holiday spirit and encourages Maryland credit union members to save even more with incentives from participating partners. Once again, the Comptroller has partnered with the MD|DC Credit Union Association to provide...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims Walktober, Encourages Marylanders To Walk For Health, Recreation, and Transportation

Governor Hogan Proclaims Walktober, Encourages Marylanders To Walk For Health, Recreation, and Transportation

Noting the benefits to health and well-being that come from walking—Maryland’s official state exercise—Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation recognizing the third annual statewide celebration of Walktober, including a month-long schedule of events and webinars. The governor also noted that this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, is annual Walk Maryland Day and encouraged residents to walk for health,...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reminds Citizens Black Bear Activity Increases Throughout Fall

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reminds Citizens Black Bear Activity Increases Throughout Fall

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that black bears are beginning a period of increased feeding activity in preparation for winter hibernation. As the leaves change and the weather cools, bears become more active as they search for food. During this time, bears will travel across roads more frequently. They also can become more attracted...
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Maryland State Police To Celebrate National Faith & Blue Weekend with Communities Across The State

Maryland State Police To Celebrate National Faith & Blue Weekend with Communities Across The State

Maryland State Police will join faith-based organizations and law enforcement agencies across the state to celebrate National Faith & Blue Weekend, which is set for Oct. 7-10, 2022. National Faith & Blue Weekend is a collaborative initiative that builds bridges and breaks down biases through activities and outreach amongst law enforcement professionals and the...
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Governor Hogan Announces New Application Round for Opportunity Zone Microgrants – Opens Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Governor Hogan Announces New Application Round for Opportunity Zone Microgrants – Opens Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the third application round of Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding opened on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, allowing eligible small businesses seeking to expand within designated Opportunity Zones to apply for microgrants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. The Opportunity Zone Microgrants will be distributed through the Neighborhood BusinessWorks program administered by...
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Calvert County to Celebrate Lower Marlboro Freedom Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022

Calvert County to Celebrate Lower Marlboro Freedom Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022

Citizens are invited to revel in Calvert County history during Lower Marlboro Freedom Day, a celebration to commemorate the freedom of those who escaped enslavement with the help of the British during the War of 1812. The daylong celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with events...
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Applications Open for 2023 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

Applications Open for 2023 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program, managed by Forever Maryland in partnership with the Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Department of Transportation. Three different grants are being offered to help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities, and land trusts to support environmental education projects, litter removal,...
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Calvert County Board of Elections Provides Voting Information for 2022 General Election

Calvert County Board of Elections Provides Voting Information for 2022 General Election

As Election Day approaches, the Calvert County Board of Elections provides important voting information for residents. The Maryland general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Early voting will take place from Thursday, Oct. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Voter Registration The last day to register in advance to vote is...
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Calvert County Fire and EMS Regret to Announce Passing of Past President and Life Member Charles “Bud” Ficke

Calvert County Fire and EMS Regret to Announce Passing of Past President and Life Member Charles “Bud” Ficke

It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of our past President, past Treasurer, and Life Member Charles “Bud” Ficke. Bud joined St. Leonard Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Company 7 in February 1992. He obtained his Firefighter I, EVOC, First Responder, HazMat Awareness, HazMat Ops, Pumps, and Boater Safety certifications....
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Firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert County Respond to Shed Fire in Lusby, One Firefighter Flown to Trauma Center with Hand Injury

Firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert County Respond to Shed Fire in Lusby, One Firefighter Flown to Trauma Center with Hand Injury

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, at approximately 2:15 p.m., firefighters from Solomons, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Bay District and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 10900 block of Cedar Drive in Lusby, for the reported structure on fire. First arriving crews located a 10×20 shed fully engulfed in flames with extensions to a...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims October as Move Over Awareness Month, Expanded Law to Protect Road Users Takes Effect Saturday, October 1, 2022

Governor Hogan Proclaims October as Move Over Awareness Month, Expanded Law to Protect Road Users Takes Effect Saturday, October 1, 2022

Governor Larry Hogan declared October as Move Over Awareness Month in recognition of an expanded law taking effect on Saturday to protect all road users. Read the Move Over Awareness Month proclamation. “Moving over and slowing down when passing a vehicle stopped on the highway isn’t just a matter of following the law—it is about saving...
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Governor Hogan Announces 4.5% Cost of Living Adjustment Increase For All State Employees

Governor Hogan Announces 4.5% Cost of Living Adjustment Increase For All State Employees

Governor Larry Hogan announced that all employees across state government will receive a 4.5% cost of living adjustment (COLA )increase— effective November 1, 2022—as part of a series of measures to enhance statewide workforce recruitment and retention efforts. The governor’s action follows official budget projections from the Board of Revenue Estimates showing that, for...
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CPSC, Firefighters Urge Caution When Using Portable Generators as Tropical Storm Ian Continues Its Path of Destruction

CPSC, Firefighters Urge Caution When Using Portable Generators as Tropical Storm Ian Continues Its Path of Destruction

As Tropical Storm Ian moves out of Florida and approaches Georgia and the Carolinas, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is alerting consumers in the path of this dangerous storm about the risks of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from portable generators and other post-storm hazards. Preparing in advance of Tropical Storm Ian is...
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MDOT SHA Starting Construction Work at MD Rt.4 and Mount Harmony Road on Friday, September 30, 2022

MDOT SHA Starting Construction Work at MD Rt.4 and Mount Harmony Road on Friday, September 30, 2022

The Department of Public Works advises citizens that the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning the main construction phase of intersection improvements at MD 4 and Mount Harmony Road. Drivers are urged to stay alert, slow down and watch for driving pattern changes. Starting Friday, Sept. 30, MDOT SHA...
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71-Year-Old Lothian Man Killed in Trailer Fire, Investigation Determined Fire Was Accidental

71-Year-Old Lothian Man Killed in Trailer Fire, Investigation Determined Fire Was Accidental

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 9:45 a.m., firefighters from Calvert and Anne Arundel County responded to 30 Patuxent Mobile Estates in Lothian, for the reported residence on fire. Firefighters responded to 911 calls by neighbors reporting a fire at 30 Patuxent Mobile Estates in Lothian. First arriving firefighters found fire and smoke from...
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Sandbags Available to Help Calvert County Residents Protect Property

Sandbags Available to Help Calvert County Residents Protect Property

Due to predicted rainfall and possible flooding conditions resulting from Hurricane Ian, sand and sandbags are available for Calvert County residents who need them to protect property. Sandbags are available at the following locations Appeal Convenience Center (200 Sweetwater Road, Lusby) Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7...
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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Attempted Second Degree Murder in Calvert County

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Attempted Second Degree Murder in Calvert County

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey reports that on September 26, 2022, Jeffrey Scott Osborne, age 50, of Kemblesville PA, received a sentence of 30 years, suspended to 13 years of active incarceration, for the crime of attempted second degree murder. The sentence, imposed by Judge Mark S. Chandlee, was in excess of that...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces Fair Traffic Plan for 135th Annual Calvert County Fair Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces Fair Traffic Plan for 135th Annual Calvert County Fair Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2022

For safety purposes, a special traffic plan will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 (Youth Day), Saturday, October 1st, and Sunday, October 2nd. No vehicles will be allowed to turn left off of Rt. 231 into the fairgrounds during those hours. An alternate route would be...
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MDOT SHA To Begin Year Long Road Work on Solomons Island Road in Anne Arundel County on Sunday, October 2, 2022

MDOT SHA To Begin Year Long Road Work on Solomons Island Road in Anne Arundel County on Sunday, October 2, 2022

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a safety and resurfacing project next week on a nearly two-mile section of MD 2 (Solomons Island Road) between the South River Bridge and MD 214 (Central Avenue) in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County. The improvement project will be complete summer 2023, weather...
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Calvert County to Hold Free Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

Calvert County to Hold Free Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host a free household hazardous waste collection event for county residents Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The event will be held at the Appeal Landfill located at 401 Sweetwater Rd. in Lusby, from 8:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine. Hazardous household products are...
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Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates 44th Year of Patuxent River Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Admission is FREE!

Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates 44th Year of Patuxent River Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Admission is FREE!

Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 44th year on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is FREE all day. This year’s event will feature a weekend’s-worth...
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Calvert County State’s Attorneys Office Announces Beltsville Man Receives 19 Years for Drug Distribution and Violation of Probation

Calvert County State’s Attorneys Office Announces Beltsville Man Receives 19 Years for Drug Distribution and Violation of Probation

UPDATE: On September 26, 2022, Steven Terrell Wheeler, 27, of Beltsville, MD, was sentenced in Calvert County Circuit to 12 years imprisonment for the crime of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He also received an additional 7 years for a violation of probation in a 2020 assault case, for a total sentence of...
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Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning Advises Current Owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights to End June 30, 2024

Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning Advises Current Owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights to End June 30, 2024

The Department of Planning & Zoning advises current owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights (FC TDRs) that as a result of the Maryland Tree Solutions Now Act of 2021, FC TDRs will no longer be permitted as a method of satisfying forest conservation requirements for development projects after June 30, 2024. Therefore, FC...
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