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New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

A major new academic and research building opened by the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland located at Airport Road in California, will emphasize autonomous systems and robotics innovation in concert with faculty and staff from the University of Maryland. State of Maryland leaders joined University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A....
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65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

On October 7, 2021, the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust acquired a conservation easement on a 65.88-acre property in the Mechanicsville, Md., area owned by Nellie Catherine Kurzmann. The transaction was made possible by funds provided by the Rural Legacy Program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which will co-hold the easement with...
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Anne Arundel County Board of Education Approves $7.4 Million in Funds for Public School Transportation Contractors

Anne Arundel County Board of Education Approves $7.4 Million in Funds for Public School Transportation Contractors

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County tonight approved a plan put forth by Superintendent George Arlotto requesting more than $7.4 million in a recurring supplemental operating budget request from the Anne Arundel County Government for funds sufficient for Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ school transportation contractors to provide every one of their...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 12 Working Farms, Nearly 1,500 Acres of Additional Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves 12 Working Farms, Nearly 1,500 Acres of Additional Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 12 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at today’s board meeting. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 1,483 acres of prime farmland in Allegany, Baltimore, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Queen Anne’s, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than $5.3 million in state and...
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Lucky Lexington Park Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at St. Mary’s County Rod ‘N Reel

Lucky Lexington Park Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at St. Mary’s County Rod ‘N Reel

Winning the top prize on a scratch-off is an amazing experience. Consider how it would feel to win $1 million on one game and then, a year later, $100,000 on a different game. That second big win just happened to a St. Mary’s County man, who is a self-proclaimed scratch-off guru. Lady luck first...
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Calvert County Veteran Gets Lucky with Top Win in $100,000 Lucky Game

Calvert County Veteran Gets Lucky with Top Win in $100,000 Lucky Game

An Air Force veteran from Calvert County scored the top prize on the $100,000 Lucky scratch-off, picking the new $30 game that has luck written all over it! Like his dad before him, the Lusby resident enjoys playing Maryland Lottery games as a distraction about once a week. The scratch-off fan found more than...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Named ‘Miss Tranquility’

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Named ‘Miss Tranquility’

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Sgt. Gabby Fox, a senior at Huntingtown High School, was crowned Miss Tranquility 2021. Fox’s scholastic achievement and participation in school and community activities along with her poise and public speaking skills earned her first place and a college scholarship....
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Invisible Fence Donates 30 Life-Saving Pet Oxygen Masks to Volunteer Fire Departments in Calvert County

Invisible Fence Donates 30 Life-Saving Pet Oxygen Masks to Volunteer Fire Departments in Calvert County

UPDATE 9/26/2021: On Friday, September 24, 2021, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Invisible Fence team members for pet oxygen mask distribution. “Project Breathe” is a pet donation program designed to help local first responders save animals’ lives. Every kit donated includes a small, medium and large mask in a pull string...
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Calvert Hospice Receives $700 Donation from Jackie Gibson of State Farm

Calvert Hospice Receives $700 Donation from Jackie Gibson of State Farm

Calvert Hospice was the grateful recipient of a $700 donation from Jackie Gibson with Gibson State Farm in Dunkirk. Ms. Gibson chose Calvert Hospice as the organization to benefit from the Quotes for Good program in August. The Quotes for Good program donates $10 to a nonprofit organization for every person who receives a...
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Lucky Waldorf Man Wins $50,000 on Scratch Off at US Fuel in Waldorf

Lucky Waldorf Man Wins $50,000 on Scratch Off at US Fuel in Waldorf

A Waldorf landscaper this week discovered the secret to having lots of green in his life. The secret didn’t involve fertilizer, hybrid seed or a special landscaping technique. Instead, the lucky man got his green from the Lottery! The Charles County resident purchased a FAST PLAY Lucky Numbers ticket earlier this week, instantly winning...
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Detective/PFC David Roys Selected as La Plata Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2020

Detective/PFC David Roys Selected as La Plata Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2020

On April 22, 2020, at approximately 6:42 p.m., La Plata Police Officer First Class David Roys and Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Gregory Champaign along with other members of the La Plata Police Department (LPPD) and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) responded to the 5900 block of Crain Highway where a Maryland State trooper...
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Trooper John Engleman Named as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month

Trooper John Engleman Named as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper John Engleman as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Months for May, June & July 2021. Tpr. Engleman continues to demonstrate a high level of motivation, dedication, and professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He is consistently conscientious in the performance of his...
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Prince George’s Community College Forgives $2.87 Million in Debt for Students Enrolled during COVID-19 Pandemic

Prince George’s Community College Forgives $2.87 Million in Debt for Students Enrolled during COVID-19 Pandemic

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) announced that it will forgive more than $2.87 million in outstanding account eligible balances from the 2020-2021 academic year for students enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic impact period. Debt relief from the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund will assist approximately 3,893 credit and continuing education students at...
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Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Southern Maryland Shifts to Walk From Home

Participants registered for the Walk at Asbury Solomons are invited to walk from home as COVID-19 and Delta variant surge
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VIDEO: Maryland Police Officers Effectively Deploy BolaWrap to Help Safely End Encounter

VIDEO: Maryland Police Officers Effectively Deploy BolaWrap to Help Safely End Encounter

On June 13, 2021, Bladensburg Police Department responded to a call from a mentally ill subject claiming that 12 people had broken into his home. Upon arrival, officers found that the subject’s claim was untrue, and his mother told the responding officers that the subject was having a psychiatric episode. The officers decided to...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2021 Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2021 Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2021 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nathaniel Peck of Flintstone for his dramatically captured photo of nature in action, “A Raven Having Breakfast.” This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a Maryland State Parks Passport, a subscription to Maryland Natural...
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Calvert Hospice Board of Directors Appoints Executive Director

Calvert Hospice Board of Directors Appoints Executive Director

The Calvert Hospice Board of Directors is pleased to announce Sarah Simmons, MSN, CHPN, RN as the new Executive Director for Calvert Hospice. Sarah has served as the Interim Executive Director since April and accepted a permanent position with Calvert Hospice on September 1. “I’ve been privileged to work alongside our exceptional team for...
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Firefighters From Hollywood Respond to Animal Rescue in Sandgates

Firefighters From Hollywood Respond to Animal Rescue in Sandgates

On Thursday, September 7, 2021, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the 42300 block of Allison Drive for a possible animal rescue. Rescue Squad 7 responded shortly after dispatch with 6 Volunteers, and crews arrived to find a small dog that fell approximately 20 feet down a steep hill...
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Prince Frederick Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off Purchased at Wawa

Prince Frederick Woman Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off Purchased at Wawa

A Calvert County woman enjoyed a visit to the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle this week after claiming a $100,000 top prize on a lucky $100,000 Extreme Cash scratch-off. The 60-year-old, who wished to remain anonymous, discovered her big win after revealing a lucky coin emblem on her $30 hot-pink scratch-off. Beneath the symbol, she...
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77-Year-Old Man Wins Over $79,000 Playing Fast Play at NSR Mart in Waldorf

77-Year-Old Man  Wins Over $79,000 Playing Fast Play at NSR Mart in Waldorf

A lucky New York State man visiting family in Maryland for his birthday gets a huge birthday gift from the Maryland State Lottery. The 77-year-old man won $79,767 playing the FAST PLAY Payday progressive jackpot game. The big winner says he plays Lottery occasionally and only played the FAST PLAY game because he read...
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Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees During the Clear the Shelter Event – August 23 to September 19!

Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees During the Clear the Shelter Event – August 23 to September 19!

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter will waive adoption fees for all animals during the Clear the Shelter event beginning Monday, August 23 through Sunday, September 19, 2021. Animals of all ages and personalities are available for adoption including dogs, cats, rabbits, roosters and more. Regular adoption procedures still apply during the event. “We...
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Mechanicsville Native Jarrett Frye Entering First Pro Motocross Appearance at Budds Creek This Weekend

Mechanicsville Native Jarrett Frye Entering First Pro Motocross Appearance at Budds Creek This Weekend

When the fastest riders on the planet and the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series converge on Southern Maryland’s famed Budds Creek Motocross Park on Saturday, August 21, it’s going to serve as a memorable moment for race fans across the region and for racer Jarrett Frye. The 20-year-old competitor from Mechanicsville, the...
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Mechanicsville Woman Wins $30,000 on Scratch-Off at Charlotte Hall Dash In

Mechanicsville Woman Wins $30,000 on Scratch-Off at Charlotte Hall Dash In

At first, she thought her Diamond Bingo scratch-off was a $100 winner. Then, the St. Mary’s County resident checked it using the Lottery vending machine scanner and got a message telling her to consult with the clerk. Christina “Christy” Allosada of Mechanicsville did just that and discovered she won $30,000! Friday the 13th proved...
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5th Annual Solomons Dragon Boat Festival Takes to the Water

5th Annual Solomons Dragon Boat Festival Takes to the Water

The Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR) is excited to announce the 5th Annual Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival, presented by Cedar Point Federal Credit Union on Saturday, August 21, 2021 on the Patuxent River along the Solomons Island Riverwalk. The Solomons Dragon Boat Festival is a fun filled event of friendly competition and team building...
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Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program at 17 Area Hockey Rinks

Registration Now Open for Future Caps Learn to Play Program at 17 Area Hockey Rinks

Registration for the Capitals Future Caps Learn to Play (LTP) program presented by World Wide Technology is now open at WashCaps.com/FutureCaps. Open to first-time participants, the LTP initiative provides free head-to-toe equipment to children ages five to nine, age appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere. Equipment kits include...
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