St. Mary’s 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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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Swatting/Hoax Incident in Leonardtown – No Shooting Occurred and No Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Swatting/Hoax Incident in Leonardtown – No Shooting Occurred and No Injuries Reported

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at approximately 6:58 p.m., police responded to the 22000 block of Phillip Drive in Leonardtown, for the reported suicidal individual with a firearm. The 911 caller stated they were with the Veterans Crisis Line stating they have made contact with a male at this residence multiple times, with the...
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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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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 4, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 4, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners presented proclamations for National 4-H Week, White Cane Awareness Day, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Case Management Recognition Week. The...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Altered Shotgun

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Altered Shotgun

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27300 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a welfare check of an individual sleeping inside a vehicle at an area business. Deputies arrived on scene and located the vehicle occupied by Alexander Wayne Pope, age 28...
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Leonardtown Halloween Movie Fest at Port of Leonardtown Park on October 22, 2022

Leonardtown Halloween Movie Fest at Port of Leonardtown Park on October 22, 2022

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, ninjas and ballerinas, join us for an exciting evening of Halloween fun at the Port of Leonardtown Park (23190 Newtowne Neck Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650) when the Town of Leonardtown and Port of Leonardtown Winery Presents The Leonardtown Halloween Movie Festival in the Park on Saturday, October 22nd from...
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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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U.S. Navy Fast-Tracks Contract for MQ-9 Reaper Advanced Technology

U.S. Navy Fast-Tracks Contract for MQ-9 Reaper Advanced Technology

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. October 3, 2022 — The Navy recently awarded an $8.4 million dollar contract to multiple vendors for the Marine Corps’ MQ-9 Reaper Airborne Network Extension (ANE) Skytower II (STII). Industry partners Global Air Logistics and Training (GALT), Northrop Grumman and L-3 Harris will perform work to develop...
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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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Maryland State Police Investigating Reported Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Maryland State Police Investigating Reported Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Comfort Inn and Suites located at 21885 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The 911 caller reported the male victim walked into the hotel reporting he was struck...
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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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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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FDR Boulveard in California Closed Due to Motor Vehicle Collision Caused by Wrong Way Driver

FDR Boulveard in California Closed Due to Motor Vehicle Collision Caused by Wrong Way Driver

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, at approximately 8:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of FDR Boulevard and Chancellors Run Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a head-on style collision. Investigation...
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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is Proud to Announce Three New Water Rescue Rafts

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is Proud to Announce Three New Water Rescue Rafts

“The Hollywood VFD is proud to announce the new Raft 7 has arrived! Over a year ago, a Raft Committee was announce to start the replacement process for Raft 7. After numerous meetings and research, it was determined that not just a single unit could meet all of our needs with Water Rescues in...
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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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Historic Sotterley Growing for Good Event Set for October 1st and 2nd is CANCELLED Due to Weather, Pumpkin Painting is Still a Go!

Historic Sotterley Growing for Good Event Set for October 1st and 2nd is CANCELLED Due to Weather, Pumpkin Painting is Still a Go!

Historic Sotterley is sad to announce that we need to cancel our volunteer Growing for Good event this weekend.  We were excited to have volunteers join us to sort, box, and distribute food to our food pantries, but our wonderful partners in the food pantries have let us know that many need to close...
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NAS Patuxent River Extending Gate Hours at Gate 3 Beginning Monday, October 3, 2022 – Road Closures Expects Beginning Oct. 7th

NAS Patuxent River Extending Gate Hours at Gate 3 Beginning Monday, October 3, 2022 – Road Closures Expects Beginning Oct. 7th

NAS Patuxent River will extend its hours at Gate 3 from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Gate 3 will close on weekends and holidays. Gate 1 will continue 24-hour operations seven days a week. Gate 2 is open 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and closed weekends and holidays. Scheduled work to complete...
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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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St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation to Provide Self-Service Sandbags in Advance of Weekend Storms

St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation to Provide Self-Service Sandbags in Advance of Weekend Storms

Due to the potential for excessive amounts of rain from Hurricane Ian, the Department of Public Works & Transportation is offering self-service sandbags on the following days and times: Friday, Sept. 30. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sandbags will be available at the following St....
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54th Annual Blessing of the Fleet is Cancelled

54th Annual Blessing of the Fleet is Cancelled

UPDATE 9/29/2022: The club leadership had a long meeting this evening regarding the Blessing of the Fleet. Cancelling this event is not something we take lightly since it is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It is very hard, almost impossible to post a rain date for the Blessing. We start planning this event...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Seeking Community Feedback Regarding Customer Service

St. Mary’s County Health Department Seeking Community Feedback Regarding Customer Service

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is committed to providing the best possible customer service to our community. SMCHD aims to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with services that are courteous, timely, accurate, consistent, accessible, and transparent. SMCHD is seeking input from the community via a short, anonymous survey regarding our customer...
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