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Hospice of the Chesapeake Celebrates 45 Years With Event and Raises $500,000!

Hospice of the Chesapeake Celebrates 45 Years With Event and Raises $500,000!

Around 300 guests mixed and mingled at the Fluegel Alumni Center to celebrate Hospice of the Chesapeake’s history of caring for life at its 45th Anniversary Celebration on May 11, 2024. The event raised $500,000 to support the organization’s hospice, supportive and grief care programs and services provided to patients and families in Anne...
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Maryland State Police Bolster Patrols For A Safer Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Maryland State Police Bolster Patrols For A Safer Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Maryland State Police beginning Friday will increase enforcement efforts on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving through the Memorial Day weekend. State troopers from all 23 barracks across Maryland will conduct saturation patrols from Friday to Monday. Increased enforcement efforts are funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. The...
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Maryland Motor Vehicle Registration Rates Increase on July 1, 2024

Maryland Motor Vehicle Registration Rates Increase on July 1, 2024

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) today announced adjusted vehicle registration rates for Fiscal Year 2025 renewals. The new rates are a result of legislation passed earlier this year – the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2024 – which supports a balanced approach to maintaining the state’s budget and transportation infrastructure. “As directed...
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Horseshoe Crabs Begin 2024 Migration Onto Maryland Beaches

Horseshoe Crabs Begin 2024 Migration Onto Maryland Beaches

Something ancient is making its way onto the shores of Maryland – the annual spawning migration of horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus. The migration usually takes place from May through July, and its peak culminates with high tides on or around each full and new moon in May and June. Dating back an estimated 350 million...
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Governor Moore Announces $19.6 Million in Broadband Awards to Provide Internet Access to 2,400 Maryland Households

Governor Moore Announces $19.6 Million in Broadband Awards to Provide Internet Access to 2,400 Maryland Households

Governor Moore announced $19.6 million in Fiscal Year 2024 awards through a new Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development program to help more Marylanders access high-speed, affordable internet. Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties, administered by the department’s Office of Statewide Broadband, will provide internet access to approximately 2,400 unserved Maryland households...
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Congratulations to the 2024-25 Maryland Local Teachers of the Year!

Congratulations to the 2024-25 Maryland Local Teachers of the Year!

Today, the Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education held a special recognition ceremony for the 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building. Each of the state’s 24 school systems selects a Teacher of the Year who exemplifies outstanding work as an educator. “So...
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Brady’s K9 Fund Donates Ballistic Vest to Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for K9 Atlas!

Brady’s K9 Fund Donates Ballistic Vest to Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for K9 Atlas!

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is thrilled to announce that Brady’s K9 Fund has generously donated a ballistic vest for our department’s four-legged officer, K9 Atlas! Brady’s K9 Fund is passionate about supporting our four-legged officers who work tirelessly to keep our community safe. Their organization is dedicated to providing essential equipment and resources...
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Board of Public Works Approves $2.1 Million for Recreation and Land Preservation

Board of Public Works Approves $2.1 Million for Recreation and Land Preservation

The Board of Public Works today approved Maryland Department of Natural Resources items including more than $2.1 million in grants to local governments and land trusts to preserve and protect land, and provide recreational opportunities for Marylanders. Program Open Space – Local  provides funding for county and municipal governments for the planning, purchase and...
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Public Invited to Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization Council Meeting

Public Invited to Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization Council Meeting

The Calvert – St. Mary’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-SMMPO), the board that administers the transportation planning process in designated areas of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties, will hold a council meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. in the Waterfront Lounge at the Calvert Marine Museum, located at 14150 Solomons Island Road...
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Maryland Summer-Fall 2024 Striped Bass Season Opened May 16th, 2024

Maryland Summer-Fall 2024 Striped Bass Season Opened May 16th, 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced regulations for the summer recreational striped bass fishing season beginning May 16, 2024, which continues existing conservation measures put in place in an effort to protect the striped bass fishery on the East Coast. Striped bass season in the mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay will be open May 16; the remainder...
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LSM Emerging Leaders Give Back with Christmas in April Calvert County

LSM Emerging Leaders Give Back with Christmas in April Calvert County

The Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Program (LEAP) Class of 2024 joined forces with Christmas in April Calvert County this month to apply their servant leadership muscle to realizing the home improvement dreams of a Huntingtown resident. Class members are early- and mid-career professionals from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, who are devoting...
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UPDATE: First Responders Locate Woman Who Jumped from Thomas Johnson Bridge, Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE: First Responders Locate Woman Who Jumped from Thomas Johnson Bridge, Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE: 11:00 A.M.: We regret to say the victim has died from their injuries. No other updates will be provided. Please, if you or anyone you know is battling depression and are considering suicide, reach out to someone. You are not in this alone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255...
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Two Grants Awarded for Nontidal Water Monitoring Program in Calvert County

Two Grants Awarded for Nontidal Water Monitoring Program in Calvert County

The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning is pleased to announce it has been awarded two grants to fund a Nontidal Water Monitoring Program. Calvert County has been awarded the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chesapeake Small Watershed Grant (SWG) and the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust Nontidal Water Monitoring Grant, for a...
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Maryland’s License-Free Fishing Days Provide Access to Angling for All

Maryland’s License-Free Fishing Days Provide Access to Angling for All

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will offer license-free fishing days for all state residents and visitors on June 1, June 8, and July 4. These annual events provide anglers a unique opportunity to explore the state’s diverse fishing without needing a fishing license, trout stamp, or registration. The department hosts license-free fishing every...
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Report Dolphin Sightings and Help Scientists with Chesapeake Bay Research

Report Dolphin Sightings and Help Scientists with Chesapeake Bay Research

Thousands of residents and visitors with their eyes on the water have helped scientists understand when bottlenose dolphins are visiting the Chesapeake Bay. Are you ready to be one of them? Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory launched the Chesapeake DolphinWatch App in 2017 to get real-time reports of...
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Parks & Recreation to Host Community Appreciation Day at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2nd

Parks & Recreation to Host Community Appreciation Day at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2nd

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation (CCPR) is excited to announce its Community Appreciation Day event, set to take place at Hallowing Point Park on Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free and open to people of all ages. Community Appreciation Day aims to foster...
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Maryland DNR Biologists Monitor a Critical Year of Striped Bass Eggs, Larvae

Maryland DNR Biologists Monitor a Critical Year of Striped Bass Eggs, Larvae

Laughing gulls circled and cawed in anticipation. An osprey hauled an improbably large branch through bright green treetops. It was Earth Day, April 22, and the living things on the Choptank River marked the occasion by going on as usual. But below the water’s surface, a process was underway that repeats every year in...
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The Week in Winners: $1 Million Prize in Columbia, $100,000 Big Spin Win Highlight the Week

The Week in Winners: $1 Million Prize in Columbia, $100,000 Big Spin Win Highlight the Week

The biggest Maryland Lottery prize of the past week was a $1 million scratch-off win on a ticket sold in Columbia. But perhaps the Lottery’s highlight of the week came on the morning of May 6, when a lucky lady from Baltimore visited the Winner’s Circle room at Lottery headquarters and became the first...
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UPDATE: Juvenile Female Dies from Injuries Sustained in High Speed Crash After Suspects Flee Calvert Police

UPDATE: Juvenile Female Dies from Injuries Sustained in High Speed Crash After Suspects Flee Calvert Police

UPDATE 5/14/2024: The Independent Investigations Division (IID) of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating a fatal crash following a police pursuit that began in Calvert County and ended in Harwood, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Monday morning. On May 13, 2024, during the overnight hours, Calvert County Sheriff’s deputies received multiple...
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Communication and Teamwork Saves Baby Ducks in Calvert County

Communication and Teamwork Saves Baby Ducks in Calvert County

On Monday, May 13, 2024, the routine activity of Town Hall was interrupted by a phone call from a concerned citizen who spotted a mother duck in distress due to her ducklings falling into a storm drain. After receiving the call, they quickly contacted the Department of Public Works (DPW) crew who immediately went...
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CSM Commemorates 65th Spring Commencement with 449 Candidates Receiving 367 Degrees, 111 Certificates

CSM Commemorates 65th Spring Commencement with 449 Candidates Receiving 367 Degrees, 111 Certificates

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated its time-honored graduation ceremonies in front of a packed house during its 65th Spring Commencement May 10. The college celebrated 449 candidates for graduation for earning 367 degrees and 111 certificates during three commencement ceremonies marked with laughter, cheers and applause. Of the students being celebrated, 46.3 percent were...
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Indoor Pickleball is Coming to Southern Maryland

Indoor Pickleball is Coming to Southern Maryland

Dill Dinkers Pickleball, an established leader of dedicated indoor pickleball, known for its fun, friendly, and welcoming environment, announced today the addition of its 16th regional developer. The individuals behind this partnership have committed to the development of eight or more dedicated indoor pickleball facilities throughout Southern Maryland including Calvert, St. Mary’s, Charles, Prince...
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Capitol Police Officer Convicted in Child Pornography Case in Calvert County

Capitol Police Officer Convicted in Child Pornography Case in Calvert County

UPDATE 5/13/2024: Jared Michael Lemon, 43, of Owings, was convicted on Friday, May 10, 2024, of five counts of unlawful possession of child pornography. The conviction followed a trial in Calvert County Circuit Court before the Honorable Mark S. Chandlee. In late 2022, an acquaintance of Lemon’s found disturbing images on Lemon’s cell phone....
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Deputies in Calvert County Recover Loaded Handgun After Suspect Flees Traffic Stop in Dunkirk

Deputies in Calvert County Recover Loaded Handgun After Suspect Flees Traffic Stop in Dunkirk

On May 2, 2024, Deputy First Class Huy of the Calver County Sheriff’s Office observed an equipment violation and suspended registration on a vehicle traveling on Southern Maryland Blvd. at Chaney Road in Dunkirk. Deputy Huy activated the lights on her marked patrol cruiser to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle failed to...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder

On May 9, 2024, around 1:35 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to the Yardley Hills neighborhood in Prince Frederick, for the report of a stabbing. A preliminary investigation revealed an altercation ensued between the victim and suspect, escalating into a physical confrontation resulting in the victim, Calvin Antonio...
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