Letters

Hoyer Supports Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Create Jobs

Hoyer Supports Legislation to Help Small Businesses, Create Jobs

MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER Today, the House passed the “JOBS Act,” a legislative package including six bills that will help small business, four of which have already passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. I voted for the package, but am concerned it does not go far enough to get the millions...
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Hoyer Thoughts on Payroll Tax Extension

Hoyer Thoughts on Payroll Tax Extension

MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER “e ought not walk away from our federal employees any more than we ought to walk away from those 160 million people who need this tax cut or walk away from those 2.4 million who need that unemployment insurance.” For weeks, Republicans have been blocking a tax cut...
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Letter to the Editor: Who is Fighting for the U.S. Constitution?

Which of our Congressional Maryland representatives are fighting to support the Freedom of Religion in the U.S. Constitution?  The quick answer is none of them. In a letter to Catholic Priest in the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Wuerl stated the following “On January 20, 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human Services...
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Hoyer Fights To Prevent Middle-Class Tax Hike

Hoyer Fights To Prevent Middle-Class Tax Hike

Message from Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Yesterday, House Republicans stood in the way of bipartisan efforts to prevent a tax hike on 160 million Americans starting January 1. The middle-class payroll tax cut, which expires at the end of the month, should have been extended with wide, bipartisan support for another year. Democrats have...
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Letter of Appreciation: Holiday Candlelight Tours 2011

Letter of Appreciation: Holiday Candlelight Tours 2011

Letter of Appreciation from Jeanne Pirtle, Education Director and Writer of the Holiday Candlelight Tours 2011 Script To Director, Cast, Crew, Volunteers, and Sotterley Staff of Holiday Candlelight Tours 2011, I have heard nothing but rave reviews from members and visitors who attended Candlelight this season. I wanted to give special thanks to Linda...
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Message to Pearl Harbor Survivors

Message to Pearl Harbor Survivors

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Message to Pearl Harbor Survivors “Seventy years ago on a December morning, our nation sustained a cruel and destructive attack at Pearl Harbor. Our enemies thought that by this sudden and deliberate raid, they could weaken America. Instead, they only strengthened it. That day truly awoke a sleeping...
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Holiday Shopping: Protect Yourself from Scrooges

Holiday Shopping: Protect Yourself from Scrooges

Thanksgiving weekend is considered the traditional kick off for the holiday shopping season.  Thanksgiving day we enjoy spend time with our loved ones devouring a delicious holiday meal and rest up for the excitement of bargain shopping which begins very early on “Black Friday”. Unfortunately the holiday shopping season is also plagued with dishonest...
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Make it a Maryland Holiday

Make it a Maryland Holiday

Dear Friend, In two days, families across our State will celebrate Thanksgiving. They’ll enjoy great food and company, rejoice in the Ravens victory over the 49ers and pore over websites for the best deals on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. But the holidays are about more than that. They’re about coming together as...
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Message from Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

Nov. 16, 2011 This morning, I joined Democratic and Republican colleagues from both the House and Senate for a press conference to urge the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to put forward a big, balanced plan to reduce the deficit.  I recently joined with more than 100 fellow members of the House in...
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LHS Sponsors Test Drive Fundraiser

LHS Sponsors Test Drive Fundraiser

To All, The LHS Band is sponsoring a “Drive One 4 UR School” fundraiser on Saturday, November 19 from 10am to 5pm.  Come out and test drive a new Ford vehicle with NO obligation to purchase.  The band will earn a minimum of $20 for every car that is test driven up to $5,000. ...
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Capt. Schmeiser’s Farewell Letter

Capt. Schmeiser’s Farewell Letter

Capt. Stephen Schmeiser retired from his position as commander of Patuxent River Naval Air Station last week and issued this open letter to the community: What a blessing it has been for me to have served as the 34th Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in this wonderful Southern Maryland community! Thank...
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11-11-11 at 11 a.m.

11-11-11      at 11 a.m.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and falls on the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, occurring at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Tomorrow’s occasion will be the first time in the Day’s history that it will also fall on the 11th...
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Students Move to Floating Residence Halls

Students Move to Floating Residence Halls

UPDATE from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Sea Voyager Move-In Information from Joanne Goldwater Tuesday November 1st, 12:46 P.M. We are delighted to tell you that the U.S. Coast Guard has approved our occupancy of the Sea Voyager. We are now ready for students to move on board. We will start moving students at...
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St. Mary’s College Students Relocate to Cruise Ship

St. Mary’s College Students Relocate to Cruise Ship

October, 25, 2011 Dear St. Mary’s College Community: I have been deeply troubled by the prospect of so many Prince George and Caroline Hall residents living off campus, in hotels, as far away as Solomons Island. The arrangement, while healthy from the standpoint of mold remediation, is far from ideal academically or in terms...
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Post-CROP Hunger Walk

To the Editor, The Lusby Change the World CROP Hunger Walk held on Saturday, Oct. 14 was a huge success! More than $3,633 was contributed by our neighbors and friends to support the hunger-fighting efforts of Church World Service, both here at home and around the world.  A portion of the funds will support...
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Happy 236th Birthday, U.S. Navy

In the fall of 1775, Americans initiated a privateering campaign against British commerce, and on 13 October the Continental Congress established a small naval force to contest British sea power. According to the Naval History & Heritage Command, the Continental Navy was authorized the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels...
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Jasper’s in Prince Frederick to Close its Doors

Jasper’s in Prince Frederick to Close its Doors

Letter from Jasper’s American Grille in Prince Frederick October 12, 2011 Dear Guests: It has been our pleasure to serve you over the last four years! The loyalty of our guests has continued to make the restaurant both popular and profitable. We would love to stay and continue to serve our many friends but...
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“Spiggy & Friends” Raise Nearly $50K for Charity

“Spiggy & Friends” Raise Nearly $50K for Charity

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Hogettes and friends gathered at the American Legion Post 274 in Lusby, not only to cheer on the Washington Redskins, but to raise money for sick children and their families at the 18th Annual Children’s Charity Benefit, a great time had by all! The following was submitted to Southern Maryland News...
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ALERT: Suspicious Vehicle Hanging Around Bus Stop

Letter sent home to parents/guardians of Lackey High School students: Please Talk to your Kids About Safety When Out Walking October, 6, 2011 Dear Parents/Guardians: … We want to inform you about a suspicious vehicle a student reported seeing near a bus stop in the Fenwick Road area. The student reported that a man...
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Calvert County Fire-Rescue-EMS Volunteers Hard At Work

Many citizens in Calvert County aren’t aware that the Fire, Rescue and EMS responders are volunteers that donate their time to help out you; the public in your desperate time of need. It is not surprising though that many people, particularly the new residents to the county are unaware that Calvert County is 100%...
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