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Blue Crabs Announce 2021 Fan Fest, Scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021

Blue Crabs Announce 2021 Fan Fest, Scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have announced their 2021 Fan Fest, scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Regency Furniture Stadium, running from 12:00 p.m., to 3:00 p.m. For the first time in 600 days, the Blue Crabs will be inviting fans into Regency Furniture Stadium. Fan Fest is a free, socially distanced pre-season...
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Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Name of product: Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Hazard: The smoke alarm and the combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can fail to alert consumers to a fire. Remedy: Replace Recall date: May 6, 2021 Units: About 226,000 This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The...
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VIDEO: Calvert County Public Schools Announce Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year, and Give Both a New Car!

VIDEO: Calvert County Public Schools Announce Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year, and Give Both a New Car!

Congratulations to Jennifer Rachic, Calvert County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and James Johnson, Educational Support Professional of the Year. The winners were announced during live- streamed surprise visits to each school. Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “Mrs. Rachic and Mr. Johnson are outstanding examples of the fine teachers and support staff...
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May Is Motorcycle Safety Month Maryland State Police Urge Extra Caution

May Is Motorcycle Safety Month Maryland State Police Urge Extra Caution

The Maryland State Police are urging drivers to keep safety in mind during “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” being observed in May. As the weather gets warmer, more motorcycles are on the roads, and more traffic crashes are reported between vehicles and motorcycles. About 15% of all fatal crashes in Maryland involve motorcycles according to...
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VIDEO: Peloton Recalls Tread and Tread+ Treadmills After One Child Dies and More Than 70 Incidents Reported

VIDEO: Peloton Recalls Tread and Tread+ Treadmills After One Child Dies and More Than 70 Incidents Reported

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Peloton are announcing two separate voluntary recalls of Peloton’s Tread+ and Tread treadmills. Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it and contact Peloton for a full refund or other qualified remedy as described in the press releases below. Peloton has also...
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Calvert County Democratic Committee Condemns Obscene Billboard in Huntingtown, Calls for Immediate Removal

Calvert County Democratic Committee Condemns Obscene Billboard in Huntingtown, Calls for Immediate Removal

On Monday, Calvert County Democratic Central Committee Chair Jeanette Flaim condemned the latest billboard erected at the intersection of MD 4 and Bowie Shop Road in Huntingtown of Calvert County, MD. “The obscene imagery and language displayed on this latest sign is deeply disturbing” said Flaim. The billboard displays caricature-like images of President Biden...
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Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols for Cinco de Mayo

Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols for Cinco de Mayo

With an increase in impaired drivers expected on Wednesday and the next few days for Cinco de Mayo, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and avoid impaired and distracted driving. To address this concern, troopers will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23...
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CalvertHealth Partners with Sheppard Pratt to Provide Behavioral Health Services

CalvertHealth Partners with Sheppard Pratt to Provide Behavioral Health Services

As of May 1, 2021. CalvertHealth has partnered with Sheppard Pratt to support its expansion of behavioral health services to best meet the growing demands of its community. Through the partnership, Sheppard Pratt will provide clinical services and leadership at CalvertHealth to enhance behavioral health programs and services across CalvertHealth and the community it...
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U.S. Navy Receives Production Approval for Next-Generation Air Combat Training System

U.S. Navy Receives Production Approval for Next-Generation Air Combat Training System

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office (PMA-205) received Milestone C approval for its next-generation air combat training system, the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS II) on April 27, 2021. Approved by Program Executive Officer for Aviation Common Systems and Commercial Services (PEO(CS)), Gary Kurtz, Milestone C clears the way...
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MDOT SHA Performing Routine Maintenance on 231/Benedict Bridge on Friday, May 7, 2021

MDOT SHA Performing Routine Maintenance on 231/Benedict Bridge on Friday, May 7, 2021

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform routine maintenance on the MD 231/Benedict Bridge over the Patuxent River in Calvert and Charles counties on Friday, May 7. MDOT SHA contractor Covington Machine and Welding of Annapolis will perform the work between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Motorists should expect periodic openings of the two-lane bridge during...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Releases Statement on Suspicious Incident Involving a Child

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Releases Statement on Suspicious Incident Involving a Child

On May 2, 2021, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a case in which a child was approached by a suspicious female in a vehicle in the Chesapeake Beach area. After a thorough investigation and cooperation from Calvert County citizens, police were able to identify and locate the individual in question....
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Barn and House Severely Damaged After Fire in Hughesville, No Injuries Reported, One Cat Saved

Barn and House Severely Damaged After Fire in Hughesville, No Injuries Reported, One Cat Saved

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at approximately 3:35 p.m., firefighters from Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s Counties responded to 15975 Covington Road in Brandywine, for the reported barn on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 60×50 foot barn fully engulfed in flames and collapsed on the ground, with extensions...
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Calvert County Senior Centers to Reopen Monday, May 3, 2021

Calvert County Senior Centers to Reopen Monday, May 3, 2021

The Department of Community Resources, Office on Aging (OOA), announces that all three Calvert County senior centers will reopen to the public on Monday, May 3, 2021, with limited programming. “Senior centers are vital to keeping the older adults in our community engaged, active and connected, and we are excited to finally be able...
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Effective Immediately, Naval District Washington Returns to Health Protection Condition Bravo / Bravo Plus

Effective Immediately, Naval District Washington Returns to Health Protection Condition Bravo / Bravo Plus

Installations under Bravo include Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity South Potomac while Naval Support Activity Annapolis is under HPCON Bravo Plus. This order applies to military and civilian personnel assigned to Naval District Washington. Personnel should continue to follow CDC guidance as well...
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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Collects More Than 11,500 lbs. of Drugs in Maryland

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Collects More Than 11,500 lbs. of Drugs in Maryland

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Orville O. Greene of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office announced today that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, collected 11,536.59 pounds of potentially...
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Maryland Fire Related Deaths Reach Record Low in 2020

Maryland Fire Related Deaths Reach Record Low in 2020

Preliminary data concerning the number of fatal fires investigated by or reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal indicates 51 Marylanders succumbed to injuries related to hostile fires. This represents a 22% decrease in fire-related deaths as compared to 65 deaths reported in 2019 and is 6% below the previous record low...
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Calvert County April Drug Take Back Day a Huge Success, Approximately 160 lbs. of Medications Disposed Of

Calvert County April Drug Take Back Day a Huge Success, Approximately 160 lbs. of Medications Disposed Of

On April 24, Calvert County residents disposed of approximately 160 lbs. of unused and expired medications in an effort to keep them from falling into the wrong hands and being misused. Collections from the three community center sites included 62 bottles of opioid pain medications, over 550 bottles of non-opioid prescription medications, 135 bottles...
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Eleven Calvert Women Honored at the 18th Annual Women of the World Celebration

Eleven Calvert Women Honored at the 18th Annual Women of the World Celebration

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, 148 people joined the Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) and its six community partner organizations to celebrate the achievements and contributions of 11 outstanding Calvert County women at the 18th Annual Women of the World Celebration. Because the COVID-19 pandemic delay from Spring of last year, the 2020-2021...
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in Search of Host Families for 2021 Season

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in Search of Host Families for 2021 Season

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are looking for host families for fully vaccinated professional baseball players for the summer. Become a part of the Blue Crabs family and receive awesome benefits and rewards! We are looking for families to take in our players from May 14, to early October. All that a host family...
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Construction of CSM’s New Center for Health Sciences Building Now Underway at Regional Hughesville Campus

Construction of CSM’s New Center for Health Sciences Building Now Underway at Regional Hughesville Campus

Construction of the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) new Center for Health Sciences building is underway at the college’s Regional Hughesville Campus. Construction is currently on track for completion in fall 2022. The Center for Health Sciences will be the second building on CSM’s Regional Hughesville Campus and will serve as a central, convenient...
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Calvert County Congratulates New Businesses

Calvert County Congratulates New Businesses

Calvert County is committed to fostering a dynamic and competitive business climate to ensure economic growth and sustainability. New businesses are a sign that the Calvert County economy continues to thrive. These new businesses help stimulate the economy and provide employment opportunities for local residents. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the...
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Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag at Half-Staff for Death of Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag at Half-Staff for Death of Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known). This action is in honor of Corporal Keith Heacook of the Delmar Police Department, who died in the line of...
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Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, and Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining Beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021

Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, and Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining Beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021

With consistent improvements in key statewide health metrics and a fast pace of vaccinations, Governor Larry Hogan lifted the outdoor mask mandate in Maryland and all restrictions for outdoor dining. The governor also announced that the state has entered a new phase of its vaccination campaign, moving to direct scheduling at mass vaccination sites...
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Governor Hogan Statement on State Board of Education Vote to Require Full In-Person Learning for 2021-22 School Year

Governor Hogan Statement on State Board of Education Vote to Require Full In-Person Learning for 2021-22 School Year

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement welcoming the Maryland State Board of Education’s unanimous vote requiring Maryland school systems to offer full in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year: “The science supports getting our children back into school for in-person learning, and every student in Maryland should have that opportunity right now. To...
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No Arm Left Behind: Governor Hogan Announces Drive-Thru, No-Appointment Vaccinations at Six Flags, Regency Furniture Stadium, and Ripken Stadium

No Arm Left Behind: Governor Hogan Announces Drive-Thru, No-Appointment Vaccinations at Six Flags, Regency Furniture Stadium, and Ripken Stadium

Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland has begun drive-thru, no-appointment vaccinations at the Six Flags America, Regency Furniture Stadium, and Ripken Stadium mass vaccination sites. Marylanders are now able to drive up to these sites for a vaccination without an appointment. Maryland providers have now administered more than 4.43 million vaccines. According to CDC data,...
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