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Letter to the Editor: New Community Center Needed in Calvert County, Will Provide a Safe Place for Children and Youth to Play and Be Creative

Letter to the Editor: New Community Center Needed in Calvert County, Will Provide a Safe Place for Children and Youth to Play and Be Creative

I am writing on behalf of Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth.  There is a great need for a permanent community center in Prince Frederick to ensure that residents have recreational, community building, learning and outdoor activities that come with having a robust community.  This need has been documented over the years by Calvert...
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Letter to Editor: Bustin’ Out of the Barn Livestock Auction to be Held on Saturday, September 26, 2020

Letter to Editor: Bustin’ Out of the Barn Livestock Auction to be Held on Saturday, September 26, 2020

Letter to Editor: It’s been a year of disappointment and challenges for the St. Mary’s County youth with livestock.  Shows were cancelled.  Maryland 4-H cancelled in person activities. Learning opportunities were limited to online and virtual sessions.  The St. Mary’s County Fair was cancelled.  The St. Mary’s County 4-H Livestock Auction was cancelled.  Morale...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 25, 2020, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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UPDATE: Landover Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison After Armed Robberies in Calvert, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties

UPDATE: Landover Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison After Armed Robberies in Calvert, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties

UPDATE: 5/19/2020: U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm today sentenced Dante Tyler-El, age 54, of Landover, Maryland, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for carjacking and for using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Tyler-El entered his guilty plea...
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Letter to the Editor From Former Sergeant at St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Letter to the Editor From Former Sergeant at St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

To the Editor, The following comments are addressed very specifically to St. Mary’s County Commissioners Hewitt, Guy, and Morgan. From 2006 to 2016 I was a Deputy Sheriff with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. I held assignments in Patrol, Investigations, and Special Operations as well as a number of collateral duties. I often...
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Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

The following letter to the editor was submitted to SMNEWSNET.COM. Letter to the Editor: The group called: Southern MD area Secular Humanist (SMASH) are sponsoring an event of teaching young boys how to be “Drag Queens” on this coming June 23, 2019, at 2:00pm, starting with their so called “Story Hour” which gives the...
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Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s First Bout of 2019

Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s First Bout of 2019

WALDORF – Southern Maryland Roller Derby’s first bout of 2019 is coming to a track near you!   This rematch versus the Mason Dixon Roller Vixens will be at Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, on Saturday May 18.  Come and enjoy a day of derby with us! Doors open at 5:30pm, and the first whistle blows...
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FOP Letter to the Editor

FOP Letter to the Editor

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #7 for St. Mary’s County submitted the following letter to the editor: Dear Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #7 for St. Mary’s County is writing you this letter to address the issue of the pay disparity between our agency, the Maryland State...
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PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Uses Veto to Protect Maryland Jobs and Economy

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Uses Veto to Protect Maryland Jobs and Economy

Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed Senate Bill 280 and House Bill 166 – Labor and Employment – Payment of Wages – Minimum Wage, saying it “could cost us jobs, negatively impact our economic competitiveness, and devastate our state’s economy.” Read the governor’s veto letter, which emphasizes three key points: This measure would cost Maryland more...
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Letter to the Editor – Maryland’s Move Over Law

Letter to the Editor – Maryland’s Move Over Law

Every day more than 16,000 Maryland law enforcement officers say goodbye to their families and head out to protect and serve their communities. As a police officer, both you and your family know the risks of the job when you’re sworn in to wear the badge – impaired drivers, weapons, domestic incidents gone wrong,...
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Poll Finds Support for $15 Minimum Wage, Legalizing Marijuana, Banning Styrofoam and Aiding the Terminally ill in Dying

Poll Finds Support for $15 Minimum Wage, Legalizing Marijuana, Banning Styrofoam and Aiding the Terminally ill in Dying

Maryland voters in November re-elected a Republican governor for only a second time in history, but they also elected a Democratic legislature that has moved further to the left. A new Goucher College poll taken earlier this month found broad support among Maryland adults for some of the top policy initiatives by Democrats that...
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One Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Dunkirk

One Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Dunkirk

On Sunday, January 13, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 260 and Brickhouse Road in Dunkirk, for a motor vehicle accident reported serious. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a ditch, with the driver trapped and...
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Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Sheriff Tim Cameron by Richard Fritz, State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Sheriff Tim Cameron by Richard Fritz, State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

As State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County, I fully support and endorse Sheriff Tim Cameron’s reelection bid for Sheriff of St. Mary’s County. Over the past twelve years, as State’s Attorney, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Department, and I highly...
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James “Jimmy” Allan Connelly, 90

James “Jimmy” Allan Connelly, 90

James “Jimmy” Allan Connelly, 90, of Hollywood, MD passed away in Callaway, MD on June 22, 2018. He was born on January 25, 1928 in Leonardtown, MD and the son of the late Mary Maude Langley Connelly and Millard Fillmore Connelly. Jimmy was the loving husband of the late Agnes Connelly, whom he married...
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Jack Bailey Endorsed by County Commissioner O’Connor and Jarboe

Jack Bailey Endorsed by County Commissioner O’Connor and Jarboe

SMNEWSNET received the following press releases from County Commissioner John O’Connor and Tom Jarboe. ________ John O’Connor: As one of your County Commissioners I am pleased to offer my strongest endorsement of Jack Bailey for State Senate in District 29. St. Mary’s County needs a Senator who will understand the County Commissioners and the community. I...
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Letter to the Editor: I do not Know who Exactly Jack Bailey is…

Letter to the Editor:  I do not Know who Exactly Jack Bailey is…

Dear Editor, I’m writing to express my concern that Governor Larry Hogan is promoting a no name politician out of the Governor’s Mansion of Maryland. I do not know who exactly Jack Bailey is but it alarmed me to see his political advertising signs posted about Saint Mary’s County with an added sign saying...
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Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Jack Bailey for State Senate

Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Jack Bailey for State Senate

The Maryland Fraternal Order endorsed Jack Bailey, for Maryland Senator of District 29. Below is a copy of the letter. To Mr. Jack Bailey, As President and on behalf of the over 21,000 men and women of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, it is our pleasure and honor to stand with you and...
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Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R, Baltimore and Harford Counties), announced the GOP Caucus endorsement of Senator Steve Waugh: “He’s a vital part of it…As minority leader, I work with Waugh, and that’s who I’ll be working for in the election.” Last week, a press release from the Governor’s office regarding candidates for State...
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Letter to the Editor: Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. Thanks Sponsors and Attendees

Letter to the Editor: Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. Thanks Sponsors and Attendees

Dear Editor: The Board of Directors of the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) thanks the many sponsors and attendees for supporting this year’s “Comedy Invasion for Project Graduation” held on February 23rd.  It was a wonderful evening of laughter, as the comedians entertained the audience with their hilarious interpretations of everyday life...
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Letter to the Editor: Please Skip the Circus!

Letter to the Editor: Please Skip the Circus!

The Garden Brothers Circus is coming to the Charles County Fairgrounds. And of course we want kids of all ages to have a fun day of entertainment. However, none of this should come at the expense of suffering of animals in the circus. Harsh training methods such as gouging elephants with bullhooks and whipping...
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Letter to the Editor: Complementing Two Calvert County Sheriff’s Officers for Their Professionalism

Letter to the Editor: Complementing Two Calvert County Sheriff’s Officers for Their Professionalism

Hello Mike Evans, My name is Allison Y Stenson, I am a NAACP & Concerned Black Women of Calvert County member and a minority business owner in Calvert County. I wanted to take the time to compliment two exemplary Calvert County Sheriff’s Department officers for their professionalism and customer service acumen. These officers displayed...
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Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

The lives and contributions of some people continue to sparkle long after they pass from this world. My friend and colleague, Annette Jones Funn, was just such a person. A model of public service, her legacy will live on, enrich Calvert County, and inspire young and old alike for decades to come. Please join...
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Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of Marylanders, including here in the Fifth District. The law took a three-pronged approach to address the problems that plagued our health care system by working to bring down the cost of health coverage; increase access to...
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