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Charles County Publics Schools Offering Free Meals to Children 2 to 18

Charles County Publics Schools Offering Free Meals to Children 2 to 18

As it did over summer and throughout the school closure last spring, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is providing free meals to children ages 2 to 18 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). In anticipation of the waiver, students’ accounts have not been charged. The SFSP will be...
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Charles County Food on The Move – Mobile Meals Start on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and Deliver to Select Areas

Charles County Food on The Move – Mobile Meals Start on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and Deliver to Select Areas

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering a meal program for Charles County children that delivers free, grab-and-go meals by school bus to select neighborhoods starting Wednesday, Sept. 9. Meals will be available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Wakefield Community Center at 2002 Nantucket Drive in Waldorf; Arthur Middleton Elementary School...
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Governor Hogan Announces $30 Million in Funding For Eviction Prevention Assistance

Governor Hogan Announces $30 Million in Funding For Eviction Prevention Assistance

Governor Larry Hogan announced the commitment of $30 million in new funding to prevent evictions and help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the inability to pay their rent,” said Governor Hogan. “While our eviction moratorium has helped families remain in...
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Maryland Attorney General Frosh Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts

Maryland Attorney General Frosh Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a large coalition of attorneys general, cities, counties, and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors in taking legal action against the Trump administration’s impairment of the 2020 Decennial Census. Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that it was reducing by an entire month, from October...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Hosting 4th Annual Wheels and Wings Car Show on Saturday, October 10, 2020

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Hosting 4th Annual Wheels and Wings Car Show on Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum will be hosting their 4th Annual Wheels and Wings Car Show on Saturday, October 10, 2020, from 10:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy parking directly next to your favorite USN Aircraft. Registered car attendees get museum access for themselves and a passenger for the day of the show....
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives $40,000 Grant and Joins the Maryland State Arts Council as Regional Folklife Center

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives $40,000 Grant and Joins the Maryland State Arts Council as Regional Folklife Center

St. Mary’s College of Maryland was recently awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Folklife Network grant totaling $40,500 to represent Southern Maryland as a Maryland Regional Folklife Center in the Maryland State Arts Council’s Folklife Network. Regional folklife centers serve to continue “programmatic or educational efforts made by an organization to support folklife, or...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Body Found in Burning Vehicle in Clinton

Maryland State Police Investigating Body Found in Burning Vehicle in Clinton

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack are actively investigating an unattended death of a male found inside a burning Toyota Camry on Southbound Branch Ave and Surratts Road in Clinton just after midnight on Sunday, September 6, 2020. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal and Medical Examiner also responded to...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Preston J. “Stink” Downs

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Life Member Preston J. “Stink” Downs

UPDATE: Preston Johnson Downs, “Stink” 62 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on September 3, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 25, 1958 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Preston Joseph Downs and Mary Emma Downs. Stink is survived by his wife Joyce A. Gatton...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – 15-Year-Old Female

St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – 15-Year-Old Female

The St Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Nalani Ulece Greenwell Greenwell is described by police as a black female, with black hair and brown eyes, she is 4 foot 8 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds She was last seen on Old Hewitt Road, Lexington Park Maryland on on Saturday, September...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Troopers arrested and charged a Prince George’s County man early Friday morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Neri Celio Fernandez, 30, of Lanham. Fernandez is charged with three counts of distribution...
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Commissioners Address Broadband Concerns

The last several months have been a busy time for many while students and educators prepared to start the school year in a virtual setting. Two grants from the State of Maryland – the CARES Middle Mile Grant and the Broadband for Underserved Students (BUS) Grant have been approved to help close technology gaps...
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La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Takes Delivery of New Rescue Engine with Replaced 2005 Pierce Rescue Engine Listed for Sale

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department Takes Delivery of New Rescue Engine with Replaced 2005 Pierce Rescue Engine Listed for Sale

The department has taken delivery of our new Pierce Enforcer Rescue Engine (Rescue Engine 1). We are excited to move forward with this newest addition to our apparatus fleet. We will have tools mounted in the compartments, train drivers on the new piece, and conduct training with the membership prior to it being placed...
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COVID-19 Community Hotline to Close with Stage 3 Re-Opening

COVID-19 Community Hotline to Close with Stage 3 Re-Opening

As part of the local transition into Stage Three of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ St. Mary’s County Government and the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) will be closing the COVID-19 Community Hotline. The last operational day of the Hotline will be Friday, September 4, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m....
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Graphic Language in Photos: Vandalism in Leonardtown Under Investigation

Graphic Language in Photos: Vandalism in Leonardtown Under Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents of vandalism that occurred in the Kingston neighborhood, located on Medleys Neck Road in Leonardtown. Numerous street signs, neighborhood signs and pavement in the area was spray painted and damaged. The vandalisms occurred on August 28, 2020 between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and...
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No Injuries Reported, Three Adults and Two Dogs Displaced After House Fire in Lusby

No Injuries Reported, Three Adults and Two Dogs Displaced After House Fire in Lusby

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, at approximately 10:36 a.m., firefighters responded to 9490 H G Trueman Road in Lusby, for the reported attic fire in a residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two story residence and reported heavy fire showing from the roof, with firefighters requesting a working fire dispatch which...
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16-Year-Old Aspiring Pilot Taking Flights to Deliver Much Needed PPE and Other Medical Supplies to Hospitals

16-Year-Old Aspiring Pilot Taking Flights to Deliver Much Needed PPE and Other Medical Supplies to Hospitals

TJ Kim, a 16-year-old aspiring pilot who has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to critical access hospitals in rural Virginia, expanded his efforts into Maryland this month. On Friday, Aug. 21, he landed at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport to donate to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. “We are incredibly grateful to be included...
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Prince George’s County Police Seeking Identity of Four Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery

Prince George’s County Police Seeking Identity of Four Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery

Detectives are hard at work attempting to identify the four suspects wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station. The business is in the 4400 block of Wheeler Road in Oxon Hill. The robbery took place on August 31st at approximately 5:30 am. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspects pulled a gun on...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Troopers arrested and charged a Prince George’s County man early Wednesday morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Rafael E. Mancia-Hernandez, 26, of Fort Washington. Mancia-Hernandez is charged with three counts of...
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UPDATE: Anonymous Tip Leads to Homicide Detectives Arresting a 55-Year-Old Man Wanted for Fatal Shooting in July

UPDATE: Anonymous Tip Leads to Homicide Detectives Arresting a 55-Year-Old Man Wanted for Fatal Shooting in July

UPDATE: Homicide Unit detectives credit an anonymous tip made to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers with helping identify a suspect in a fatal shooting in Landover that occured in July. The suspect has been identified as 55-year-old Troy Eugene Smith of Palmer Park. He’s charged with fatally shooting 30-year-old Ronald Henderson, Jr. of...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set for Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Landfill in California

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set for Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Landfill in California

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Andrews Landfill. Residents can dispose of household hazardous waste materials in a safe manner and with environmentally responsible practices using the county’s certified vendor, ACV Enviro. Some hazardous waste items which will be...
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Wildewood Parkway Pipe Lining Construction Work to Begin, Drivers May Experience Traffic Delays

Wildewood Parkway Pipe Lining Construction Work to Begin, Drivers May Experience Traffic Delays

Wildewood Parkway near the Wildewood Pool may experience an occasional traffic delay due to the lining of storm drainpipes. However, the road will remain open. Pedestrians should use caution when entering the work area. Drivers should follow all signs and flagging directions through the site. The construction project will begin on or around Sept....
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Historic Sotterley Hosting Farmers Market at St. Mary’s County Airport in California on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Historic Sotterley Hosting Farmers Market at St. Mary’s County Airport in California on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Historic Sotterley is proud to once again host a Farmer’s Market in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport (also known as Captain Walter Francis Duke Regional Airport). This market will take place on Sunday, September 6th from 9:00 am—1:00 pm, and it will be the last outdoor Airport Market of the 2020...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development Launches BOOST Take 2: Restaurant Gift Card Program

St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development Launches BOOST Take 2: Restaurant Gift Card Program

St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development and Visit St. Mary’s MD have partnered to launch Round Two of the Restaurant BOOST Gift Card Program. This program was initially launched to support local restaurants in St. Mary’s County facing economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is a gift card investment and value-added...
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CalvertHealth Names Nicole Hedderich as Associate Vice President for Quality and Risk Management

CalvertHealth Names Nicole Hedderich as Associate Vice President for Quality and Risk Management

Seasoned healthcare executive Nicole Hedderich, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ has been promoted to Associate Vice President of Quality & Risk Management at CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC). Hedderich, who has nearly 25 years of experience in health care including 12 years in leadership positions, will oversee the medical center’s quality and patient safety efforts. Hedderich...
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September 1, 2020 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

September 1, 2020 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1 in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. During their work session, the Commissioners delivered three proclamations, recognized a county employee with a Commendation, convened as the St. Mary’s County Board of Health, and approved the CY2021 Commissioners Meeting Schedule and FY2022...
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