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Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Animal Control Division will move operations from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office into the Department of Public Safety building at 315 Stafford Road in Barstow Friday, Feb. 16. The move is part of Calvert County Government’s reorganization which began last July. In the restructure, the Animal Control...
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Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a $12 million improvement project at the MD 5 (Point Lookout Road)/Abell Street/Moakley Street intersection in St. Mary’s County. The project includes widening the road and adding left turn lanes to both directions of MD 5 at the intersection. “This project will break...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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“Backpacks of Love” to Assist Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

“Backpacks of Love” to Assist Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

During the month of February, Charles County Government, in partnership with the La Plata Police Department, is supporting The Blue Ribbon Project’s Backpacks of Love program with several Charles County drop-off locations. The Backpacks of Love program supports victims of child abuse and neglect by providing children with a backpack of essential necessities to...
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Delegates from Southern Maryland File for Re-Election Together, Receive Hogan’s Endorsement

Delegates from Southern Maryland File for Re-Election Together, Receive Hogan’s Endorsement

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the District 29 House Delegation representing St. Mary’s and Southern Calvert, Delegates Matt Morgan, Deb Rey, and Jerry Clark officially filed for re-election for the House of Delegates. Delegate Matt Morgan represents District 29A North St. Mary’s, Delegate Deb Rey represents District 29B South St. Mary’s and Delegate Gerald...
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CalvertHealth Medical Center Restricts Visitors During Peak Flu Season

CalvertHealth Medical Center Restricts Visitors During Peak Flu Season

As we enter the peak of influenza (flu) season, the rates are high and widespread throughout Maryland. CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) is seeing a heavy volume of ER visits and admissions associated with the flu. Although vaccinating against the flu is still the best line of defense, according to the Centers for Disease Control...
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CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

CSM Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the fall semester. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six...
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Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Starbucks and Panda Express Coming to St. Mary’s Marketplace in California

Baltimore-based developer Klein Enterprises announced today that national chains Starbucks, Batteries Plus and Panda Express have signed leases at St. Mary’s Marketplace in California, MD. The anchor tenant, Harris Teeter, is set to open this month on January 24th. Klein previously announced that Bay Country Liquors, Café Rio, Great Clips, Mod Pizza and Nail...
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Pax River Tests New Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile on AH-1Z Helicopter

Pax River Tests New Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile on AH-1Z Helicopter

The Navy successfully completed its first Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) flight test on the AH-1Z helicopter Dec.5 at Patuxent River. During the flight, aircrew aboard the AH-1Z navigated the missile through various operational modes and exercised its active seeker to search and/or acquire targets, demonstrating its compatibility with the aircraft. “Initial results from the flight indicate the missile performed as...
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Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Hogan Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model

Governor Larry Hogan, together with the Maryland Department of Health and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced on January 8, 2018 an extension of Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model Contract. The federal government has agreed to approve a one-year extension to allow it to complete its review and to consider additional...
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Commissioners to Host First Public Forum in 2018 on January 9

Commissioners to Host First Public Forum in 2018 on January 9

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will host their first Public Forum of the New Year on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will take place in their meeting room inside the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street, in Leonardtown. Citizens wishing to voice a concern, and unable to attend in...
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on December 28, 2017, to reduce its Distribution Service charges for customers. The lower rates are the result of a redistribution of SMECO’s transmission costs, which will save SMECO customers $10 million per year. The new rates are scheduled to...
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St. Mary’s County Treasurer Accepting Overpayments for 2017 Real Estate Taxes

St. Mary’s County Treasurer Accepting Overpayments for 2017 Real Estate Taxes

Due to increasing requests from citizens, the St. Mary’s County Treasurer is accepting overpayments for 2017 real estate taxes to be applied to future tax liabilities. Overpayments are being accepted in the treasurer’s office and by mail. Requirements: Property owners understand that the St. Mary’s County Treasurer and staff are not providing tax advice...
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Charles County Government January Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government January Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of January.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Monday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day) • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville are closed. • VanGO services will...
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Calvert County Government Announces Christmas Holiday Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Christmas Holiday Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday. In addition: • The three county senior centers will close Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered on these days. •...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $133.2 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Casinos Generate $133.2 Million in Revenue During October

Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced October 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County....
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The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. are Excited to Announce the Newest Addition to Their Team

The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. is excited to announce the newest addition to their team, Associate Attorney Seun Williams. Seun Williams is a former Assistant State’s Attorney with the Office of the State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County, who litigated over thirty-one (31) jury trials ranging from misdemeanor offenses to serious...
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Calvert County Announces Labor Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Labor Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service Monday, Sept. 4. •...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Keynote Address at Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan today delivered the keynote address at the 2017 Maryland Municipal League (MML) summer conference in Ocean City, Md. In his remarks, the governor highlighted the administration’s efforts to spur economic development and job creation, improve infrastructure, and tackle the state’s evolving heroin and opioid crisis. In addition, the governor announced two new Executive...
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Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

The Calvert County Division of Solid Waste is hosting a free paper shredding event for county residents Saturday, June 24, 2017. The event will be held at the Appeal Landfill located 401 Sweetwater Road, Lusby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. All paper must be removed from plastic bags and cardboard...
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Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of July.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles County...
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McDowell assumes command of Air Combat Electronics program office

McDowell assumes command of Air Combat Electronics program office

Navy Capt. Christopher McDowell, the former deputy program manager for the Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209), assumed the role of program manager during a May 25 change of command ceremony at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. As PMA-209’s program manager, McDowell will be responsible for the Navy’s development, integration and cradle-to-grave sustainment for common...
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Hoyer Delivers Remarks at Bernie Fowler’s 30th Annual Patuxent River Wade In

Hoyer Delivers Remarks at Bernie Fowler’s 30th Annual Patuxent River Wade In

On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at former Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler’s 30th annual Patuxent River Wade In. Each year, Bernie Fowler walks into the Patuxent River to assess how far he can wade until he can no longer see his white sneakers. The “Sneaker Index,” a...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces 34th Annual National Night Out celebration

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces 34th Annual National Night Out celebration

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce that on Tuesday, August 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County can join in the celebration of National Night Out. “You don’t have to have a lot of money, if any, to organize a National Night Out celebration in...
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Navy Summit Connects Vets, Wounded Warriors with Employers

Navy Summit Connects Vets, Wounded Warriors with Employers

As part of an ongoing commitment to wounded, ill or injured service members, the Navy hosted its 7th Annual Veteran and Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit in Seattle, Washington, May 23-24. The two-day event gathered panelists, moderators and experts to share resources and information with employers and invited veterans and wounded warriors to...
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