Politics

Sheriff’s Office Conducting Patrol Checks for Early Voting Center and Ballot Box Locations

Sheriff’s Office Conducting Patrol Checks for Early Voting Center and Ballot Box Locations

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting regular patrol checks at the Early Voting Center at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, which is open to voters from 7:00 a.m., to 8:00 p.m., each day through Monday, November 2, 2020, to ensure safe and uneventful voting for citizens. The Sheriff’s Office’s goal is to...
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Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County Warn Against Theft of Political Signs

Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County Warn Against Theft of Political Signs

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of the theft and vandalism of political signs from lawns and private property. All residents are reminded that removing, altering, or tampering with political signage is a crime. Anyone seen taking a sign without permission could be subject to criminal charges to include theft, trespassing...
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Federal and Maryland State Partners Working Together to Protect the 2020 Election

Federal and Maryland State Partners Working Together to Protect the 2020 Election

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, FBI Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations’ Baltimore field office John Eisert and Inspector in Charge, US Postal Inspection Service, Washington Division Peter R. Rendina are...
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Maryland Breaks State Record for Highest Single-Day Early Voting Turnout with More Than 161,000 Votes

Maryland Breaks State Record for Highest Single-Day Early Voting Turnout with More Than 161,000 Votes

The Maryland State Board of Elections has announced that today’s unofficial voter turnout of more than 161,000 was the highest single-day early voting turnout in the state’s history. The total surpassed the previous unofficial single-day early voting record of 143,494 set on the final day of early voting in the 2016 general election. “We’re...
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Calvert County Early Voting Location, Drop Box Locations and Voting Information

Calvert County Early Voting Location, Drop Box Locations and Voting Information

The Early Voting Center for Calvert County voters is located in the lower level conference room of the Community Resources Building, located at 30 Duke Street (old library, across from post office) in Conference Room 1 – Lower Level, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 General Election: Monday, October 26, 2020 through Monday, November 2, 2020 (includes...
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Charles County Early Voting Location, Drop Box Locations and Voting Information

Charles County Early Voting Location, Drop Box Locations and Voting Information

Early voting centers also open on election day, Tuesday, November 3. Early voting will take place over an eight-day period beginning on Monday, October 26 to Monday, November 2 (including Saturday and Sunday) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., with early voting centers also open on election day, Tuesday, November 3. Early Voting Centers,...
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St. Mary’s County Early Voting, Drop Box Locations, and Voting Information

St. Mary’s County Early Voting, Drop Box Locations, and Voting Information

The St. Mary’s County Board of Elections announces voting centers and drop box locations for the 2020 general election. St. Mary’s County will only have ONE early voting center location that will be open starting Monday, October 26, 2020, through November 2, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days per week. The...
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VIDEO: Deadline to Register to Vote is TODAY! Governor Hogan Encourages All Marylanders to Vote in the 2020 General Election

 If you are NOT registered to vote, click here. If you are registered to vote, click here for polling locations, information, mail-in ballot and all the details needed to vote this year! Today, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, is the last day for voter registration. To register to vote, a resident must complete a...
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Governor Hogan Announces 2020 Maryland Charity Campaign Vice Chairs

Governor Hogan Announces 2020 Maryland Charity Campaign Vice Chairs

Governor Larry Hogan announced the 2020 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) vice chairs: Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary of Small, Minority, & Women Business Affairs, and Mary Beth Tung, Esq., Ph.D., Director of the Maryland Energy Administration. The MCC is the State of Maryland’s workplace giving program, offering state employees and retirees an opportunity to make...
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St. Mary’s County Election Office to Relocate to the Old Leonardtown Library in Leonardtown, Additional Information Included

St. Mary’s County Election Office to Relocate to the Old Leonardtown Library in Leonardtown, Additional Information Included

The St. Mary’s County Election Office will be relocating to the old Leonardtown Library at 23250 Hollywood Road in Leonardtown between August 17-21. The old Library is located directly next to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barracks. During the transition, residents with questions should call 301-475-4200, ext. 1625 and leave a voicemail; calls will be...
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Board of Charles County Commissioners Announce Charles County Phase One to Reopen May 29

Board of Charles County Commissioners Announce Charles County Phase One to Reopen May 29

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Board of Commissioners met to discuss implementing phase one guidelines of Maryland’s “Roadmap to Recovery.”  They voted 3-2 to institute phase one of Governor Hogan’s order beginning May 29. The Stay-at-Home Order will remain in place in Charles County until that time. After that, Charles County will begin...
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Maryland State Board of Elections Provides Guidance for June Primary Voting Procedures

Maryland State Board of Elections Provides Guidance for June Primary Voting Procedures

A 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The Maryland State Board of Elections is committed to educating voters on the changes made to election procedures due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. These changes are made to ensure voters can exercise their fundamental right to vote while also safeguarding...
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Governor Hogan Announces State of Maryland Acquires a Half Million COVID-19 Tests From South Korea

Governor Hogan Announces State of Maryland Acquires a Half Million COVID-19 Tests From South Korea

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has acquired 500,000 COVID-19 tests from South Korea’s LabGenomics. The governor was joined for today’s announcement outside Government House by First Lady Yumi Hogan. Following are the governor’s remarks, as prepared for delivery; “From the beginning of this coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest...
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As COVID-19 Crisis Escalates in Capital Region, Governor Hogan Issues Stay at Home Order Effective Tonight

As COVID-19 Crisis Escalates in Capital Region, Governor Hogan Issues Stay at Home Order Effective Tonight

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates in the National Capital Region, Governor Larry Hogan today issued a Stay at Home order to protect public health and safety. The order, which takes effect at 8:00 p.m. tonight, states that no Maryland resident should leave their home unless it is for an essential job or for an...
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VIDEO: “We Can’t Wait,” Governor Hogan Explains Maryland’s Unprecedented Coronavirus Response on CNN, PBS

VIDEO: “We Can’t Wait,” Governor Hogan Explains Maryland’s Unprecedented Coronavirus Response on CNN, PBS

On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Hogan appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room and PBS Newshour to update the public on Maryland’s unprecedented response to the coronavirus pandemic. The appearance came just hours after Governor Hogan enacted new vital actions to keep Marylanders safe – including closing bars and restaurants, expanding the ban on...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Major Actions to Protect Public Health, Limit Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Major Actions to Protect Public Health, Limit Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of major actions to protect public health and safety and limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Earlier today, the state reported its first case of community transmission. “This problem continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,” said Governor Hogan. “For Marylanders, the...
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Governor Releases Statement Regarding Potential Coronavirus Exposure Risk at Event in Maryland

Governor Releases Statement Regarding Potential Coronavirus Exposure Risk at Event in Maryland

Earlier today, the New Jersey Department of Health notified the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) that a person confirmed to have Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, was in Maryland from February 27-March 1, 2020, attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor. Those who attended or worked at the conference may be...
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Governor Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation to Advance Coronavirus Response Maryland Emergency Management Agency Raising Activation Level to Enhanced

Governor Hogan Submits Emergency Legislation to Advance Coronavirus Response Maryland Emergency Management Agency Raising Activation Level to Enhanced

At Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is introducing emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund for Maryland’s novel coronavirus response. The governor also announced that the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is raising its activation level to Enhanced in...
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Bill Allows Support Dogs for Children in Md. Courts

Bill Allows Support Dogs for Children in Md. Courts

Legislation that passed in the Maryland Senate would establish statewide an initiative to provide therapy dogs to child witnesses in circuit court hearings and proceedings. Children who have to appear in court can feel anxious and overwhelmed, especially when recounting tragic events or similar instances, proponents said. A handler would accompany each dog, under...
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Md. Bill Would Make Helmets Optional for Most Motorcyclists

Md. Bill Would Make Helmets Optional for Most Motorcyclists

Helmets would no longer be mandatory for most motorcycle riders in Maryland under a bill expected to be heard in a state Senate committee Tuesday. Senate bill 237 would make motorcyclists and their passengers exempt from wearing a helmet if the motorcycle operator is 21 or older, has at least two years of riding...
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Charles County Obtains Injunction to Prevent Adult Entertainment Establishment from Opening in Bryans Road

Charles County Obtains Injunction to Prevent Adult Entertainment Establishment from Opening in Bryans Road

On January 24, 2020, Charles County obtained an order to enforce the injunction that prohibits X4B, an adult entertainment establishment, from opening for business this weekend. The establishment had been promoting itself as a nightclub with live entertainment in its online advertising through social media. Charles County Attorney Wes Adams presented evidence that the...
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Hogan Administration Announces Agreements with State Employee Labor Unions

Hogan Administration Announces Agreements with State Employee Labor Unions

The Hogan administration today announced that the state has completed negotiations and reached agreements with state employee unions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The Maryland Professional Employees Council, the American Federation of Teachers, the Baltimore Washington International Professional Firefighters Local 1742, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have all reached...
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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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Three Judicial Appointments Fills Vacancies in Court of Appeals, Anne Arundel, and St. Mary’s Counties

Three Judicial Appointments Fills Vacancies in Court of Appeals, Anne Arundel, and St. Mary’s Counties

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the following judicial appointments: Jonathan Biran for the Court of Appeals Richard Trunnell for Anne Arundel County Circuit Court James Lee Tanavage for St. Mary’s County District Court “The appointment of these qualified individuals to serve across our state’s justice system is paramount to upholding our responsibilities to the...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certifies Two New Maryland Clean Marinas

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certifies Two New Maryland Clean Marinas

Two facilities recently passed inspection by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ voluntary Clean Marina program, earning the Maryland Clean Marina Award. Solomons Landing Marina and Kent Narrows Boatel met the award criteria, bringing the total number of Clean Marinas and Clean Marina Partners to 147. This is roughly a quarter of the marinas...
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