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Citizens Invited to Submit Legislative Proposals for 2018 General Assembly Session

Citizens Invited to Submit Legislative Proposals for  2018 General Assembly Session

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a joint meeting with members of the St. Mary’s County Legislative Delegation on Tuesday, December 5 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the commissioners meeting room inside the Chesapeake Building, 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. The purpose of the meeting is to consider...
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St. Mary’s County/NAS Pax River Community Meeting Oct. 3, 2017

St. Mary’s County/NAS Pax River Community Meeting Oct. 3, 2017

The joint meeting of NAS Patuxent River leadership and the St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners will be held Oct. 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Frank Knox Employee Development Center, Building 2189, Room 100. The meeting is open to the public. Scheduled topics include the Bird-Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)...
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SMADC & TCCSMD Issue Request for Proposals for Meat Processing Plant  

SMADC & TCCSMD Issue Request for Proposals for Meat Processing Plant  

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division, of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD), to select an entity to develop, manage and operate a meat processing facility to service the Southern Maryland region farming community. The facility will be...
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Associates Bid Farewell to Hospital Atrium with Construction Kick-Off Party

Associates Bid Farewell to Hospital Atrium with Construction Kick-Off Party

With renovations getting underway in early October, the Atrium dining room within MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital hosted its final event Sept. 26. The Tuesday construction kick-off party included complimentary lunch and dessert for associates — many of whom supported the Atrium renovation through the hospital’s philanthropy efforts. Nearly 400 employees enjoyed burgers, cupcakes and...
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‘Laps for Life’ Event Commemorates National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

‘Laps for Life’ Event Commemorates National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

At the eighth annual “Laps for Life” walk/run/relay event held here Sept. 21, military members, civilians, contractors and their family members walked or ran 12 laps around the track to remember this sobering statistic and to commemorate National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. “This is an incredibly important event,” said Capt. Jason Hammond, commanding officer...
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IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

With school now in session, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education. Two college tax credits apply to students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school. Eligible students include the taxpayer, their spouse and dependents. American Opportunity Tax Credit...
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Local Volunteers Recognized as “Beautiful” Calvert County People

Local Volunteers Recognized as “Beautiful” Calvert County People

The Board of County Commissioners honored 12 Calvert County residents for their volunteer efforts during the 2017 Calvert You Are Beautiful awards program Sept. 26. The 12 recipients were nominated for their work with a variety of Calvert County organizations. The annual event celebrates those who give freely of their time and effort to...
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Charles County Celebrates Port Tobacco River Park Ribbon Cutting

Charles County Celebrates Port Tobacco River Park Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, the Board of Commissioners participated in the ribbon cutting of Charles County’s newest park, the Port Tobacco River Park/ Tom Roland Natural Resource Area (7685 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco). Tom Roland, a former Charles County Government employee, worked with the county for 38 years and was instrumental in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet is GREGORY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/27/2017 GREGORY   Featured Pet: Gregory Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Shepard/Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Gregory is a 4-year-old Shepard Mix.  He has thrived since coming into rescue.  He has completed obedience training from Think like...
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UPDATE: Health Department Investigates Local Exposure to Scabies

UPDATE: Health Department Investigates Local Exposure to Scabies

St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is working closely with local healthcare facilities to monitor and respond to possible scabies exposure. St. Mary’s Nursing Center and Chesapeake Shores skilled nursing facility identified scabies in a small number of residents. Appropriate environmental measures and treatment protocols were initiated to prevent further exposure. MedStar St. Mary’s...
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Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Are you $50,000 richer this morning? Check your Bonus Match 5 ticket to see if you are our lucky winner! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding a top-prize winning ticket from the Sunday, Sept. 24 drawing. F&W Convenience in Fort Washington sold the winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 3, 8,...
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Solomons Visitor Center Returns to Fall/Winter Schedule

Solomons Visitor Center Returns to Fall/Winter Schedule

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development announces the Solomons Visitor Information Center returns to its fall/winter seasonal schedule Oct. 1, 2017. From October through April 30, the center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Solomons Visitor Information Center is located at 14175 Solomons Island Road South,...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following October monthly promotions and reminders: Cat Appreciation Month (Monday, Oct. 2 to Tuesday, Oct. 31)  In honor of National Cat Day on Oct. 29, the shelter will offer feline friends at a discounted rate during October. Senior cats 6 years old and over will...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Charles County Scheduled for Oct. 7

Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Charles County Scheduled for Oct. 7

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7.  The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off...
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Public Hearing on Military Service Credit Scheduled for Oct. 3, 2017

Public Hearing on Military Service Credit Scheduled for Oct. 3, 2017

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing Oct. 3, 2017, to consider and receive comments on an ordinance that allows members of the Sheriff’s Department Pension Plan to receive service credit for both military and prior law enforcement service. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the...
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$8 Million Improvement Plan for Fort Smallwood Park Announced

$8 Million Improvement Plan for Fort Smallwood Park Announced

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh today announced the County plans to invest more than $8 million to improve Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena. “This investment will continue to improve the experience for our citizens who enjoy the majesty of Fort Smallwood Park,” said Schuh. “These improvements to Fort Smallwood will ensure it remains...
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Sobriety Checkpoint Results for Charles County

Sobriety Checkpoint Results for Charles County

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, between 7:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Maryland State Police, Natural Resources Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and La Plata Police Department, conducted a sobriety checkpoint on northbound and southbound Leonardtown Road south of Renner Road. The checkpoint was...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Carlos Price of Hylton Street in Capitol Heights. On September 24th, at about 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Walker Mill Road at County Road for the report of...
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St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

In an effort to educate citizens about the dangers of opioid use and abuse, St. Mary’s County Government is partnering with other county and community organizations to distribute a specially produced video public service announcement. The one-minute video features Sheriff Tim Cameron, State’s Attorney Richard Fritz, and Health Officer Dr. Meena Brewster emphasizing the...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from...
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Help St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Identify Hurricane Harvey Donation Thief

Help St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Identify Hurricane Harvey Donation Thief

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying the individuals and suspect pictured. The Chick-fil-A restaurant located at 45150 First Colony Way, California, Maryland was collecting donations in a large water jug to help the employees of a Texas Chick-fil-A damaged by Hurricane Harvey. On Wednesday, September 6, 2017...
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Health Department Investigates Local Exposure to Scabies

Health Department Investigates Local Exposure to Scabies

St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is currently responding to confirmed cases of scabies in local healthcare facilities and the possible exposure of additional St. Mary’s County residents. SMCHD is working with the involved facilities and healthcare providers to determine those potentially exposed. Those potentially exposed are being contacted by the involved facilities or...
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Calvert County Man Prohibited from Working in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Calvert County Man Prohibited from Working in Wildlife Rehabilitation

An administrative law judge has upheld a decision of Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials to revoke the wildlife rehabilitation permit of a Calvert County man who was convicted of practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Ronald Gene Wexler, 69, of Lusby, who had appealed the November action, also was prohibited from ever working in wildlife...
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Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators learned last week that Maryland’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections. The State Board of Elections told lawmakers Sept. 6 that they are powerless to make those changes, and that any security changes must directly...
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