Press Releases

Tri-County Animal Shelter Celebrates “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet” Week

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is joining Petfinder.com to celebrate “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet” week, September 17–25. Many times families overlook the black animals, the old animals, disabled animals, or the animals that are in the shelter for an extended stay. Tri-County Animal Shelter is encouraging potential adopters to consider pets they may not have previously considered adopting....
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Annmarie Gardens to Host 18th Annual Artsfest Sept. 17, 18

Annmarie Gardens to Host 18th Annual Artsfest Sept. 17, 18

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center announced that they will be hosting the 18th annual Artsfest on September 17th and 18th. WHAT:  Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will be hosting its annual Artsfest this weekend – September 17th and 18th – one of Maryland’s largest fine arts festivals. Artsfest will offer more than...
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A Leader, Not a Newspaper

A Leader, Not a Newspaper

The Lexington Park Leader is not a newspaper, lest there be any confusion. A newspaper purports to present unbiased information on a wide variety of topics almost always including government and law enforcement activities. The Lexington Park Leader is an electronic magazine with two pronounced aims. One is to be a news source, specifically...
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North Beach Road Closures

North Beach Road Closures

The following sections of roads will be closed in North Beach on September 15, 2011 due to Asphalt work.: 1.      Asphalt work on 7th Street and Chesapeake Avenue between 8:00am and 5pm on 9/15/11.  Chesapeake Avenue closed between 7th and 8th Streets during this time. 2.      Asphalt work on Bay Avenue 8:00am to 8:30pm 9/15/11....
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Local Fishing Report: Rockfish are Infesting the Mouth of the Patuxent

Local Fishing Report: Rockfish are Infesting the Mouth of the Patuxent

Rockfish are infesting the mouth of the Patuxent. Capt. Brady Bounds took his party in the rain on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 8 to Hog Point and proceeded towards the O’club among the rocks there. Bounds had 100 fish landed and released in that 1/4 mile stretch using all top water plugs. His party thought...
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Folksinger Gordon Bok Appearing LIVE at CMM Oct. 21

Folksinger Gordon Bok Appearing LIVE at CMM Oct. 21

See American folksinger/songwriter Gordon Bok appearing live at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. A leader in preserving, collecting, and creating rich and intense songs of the land and sea, Time Magazine deemed Bok as the “poet laureate of those who go down to the sea in ships.” Tickets...
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County Commissioners Announce Upcoming Economic Summit

While many local businesses are still reeling from the effects of the recent recession, the American hallmarks of self-reliance and spirit of volunteerism are alive and well here in Charles County. The future economic prosperity of our county and citizens is one of the Charles County Commissioners’ highest priorities.  The Commissioners are seeking new...
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Charles County Public School Updated Open House Schedule

Several Charles County public schools rescheduled their open house nights for parents due to recent school closures related to weather and road conditions. The following is a list of updated open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Please contact your child’s school for additional information. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, all...
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Don’t Miss the 2011 Taste of St. Mary’s this Weekend

Don’t Miss ‘A Taste of St. Mary’s’ this weekend Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 from noon until 5 p.m. on the square in Historic Leonardtown. This family fun event has something for everyone! * Activities for the kids * Free entertainment * Samples of restaurant specialties will be available for purchase. Admission and parking (in designated...
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Board Approves Student Make-up Days, School Calendar Changes

The Board of Education today approved two additional modifications to the student calendar, bringing the number of early make-up days scheduled for students to three. The Board approved a request to have students attend school on Oct. 21 and Nov. 2, both previously scheduled as days off for students. The additional make-up days combine...
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Sheriff Announces Openings for Fall Citizens Academy

Sheriff Announces Openings for Fall Citizens Academy

Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron announces open enrollment for the 2011 Fall Citizens Academy.  The academy is designed to give an inside look into our day-to-day operations.  Sessions are held on Thursday nights from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for a seven week period.  The Fall Citizens Academy will begin on October 6th, 2011 and end...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The following crimes are being investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The CCSO would like to remind residents to always be on the lookout for suspicious activity and to call police immediately if you see something unusual. PATROL OFFICERS APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECTS:  On Sept. 9 at 4:42 a.m., a witness called police and...
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Female Burglary Suspect Apprehended by Off-Duty Detective

On Sept. 12 at 11:32 a.m., officers responded to Berry Road Cleaners, 10225 Berry Road, Waldorf, for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred. According to an employee, a woman entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The employee grabbed the gun but the woman pulled the weapon away and...
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Dominion Contributes More Than $200,000 to Help Victims of Hurricane Irene

The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources Inc., is contributing $210,000 to organizations assisting Hurricane Irene victims in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Connecticut. “For many families, Hurricane Irene destroyed or severely damaged their homes,” said Virginia M. Board, president of The Dominion foundation.  “Our community organizations are stepping  up to provide...
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Route 301 Re-Opened Following Discovery of Suspicious Package

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services would like to notify citizens that Route 301 (Crain Highway) in La Plata, near the WaWa, has been re-opened to local traffic  following a temporary shut down after a suspicious package was discovered at the gas station. The package was discovered shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday,...
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All Invited to Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore 4th Anniversary Sale

All are invited to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Lexington Park Restore on Thursday, September 15th from 10 AM — 5 PM.  The Lexington Park ReStore, located at 21768 S. Coral Drive will feature 25% off all ReStore items, except flooring. Habitat’s ReStore sells reusable and surplus building materials to...
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Public Feedback Sought on Calvert County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, is hosting a public forum on updates to the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan on Thursday, September 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Courthouse Square, 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick. The forum will detail the plan and allow public comment on the county’s ongoing hazard mitigation program....
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CCSO Officer Receives D.A.R.E. Training Certification

CCSO Officer Receives D.A.R.E. Training Certification

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey is pleased to announce the graduation of PFC. M. DePaulo from D.A.R.E. instructor training held Aug. 22 – Sept. 2 at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, MD. PFC. DePaulo was among 20 other officers from across the region to complete the two-week certification course...
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Alcohol, Speed Factors in Calvert Crash Involving Teens

On September 10 at 1:45 a.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the 2200 block of Cove Point Road in Lusby, for the report of a crash involving a single vehicle. Units arrived on the scene to find a red 2003 Hyundai two door vehicle...
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Precautions to Reduce the Risk of Mosquito Infestation

Precautions to Reduce the Risk of Mosquito Infestation

Following heavy rains, there is a risk of mosquito infestation. These insects can pose a threat to humans as they can carry serious diseases. The Charles County Department of Health advises residents to take the following steps to reduce the risk of mosquito infestation: 1. Stay indoors at dawn or early in the evening....
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State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Theft:  On 9/7/11 at 6:40 pm, Trooper First Class Hunt responded to the Calvert County Public Library on Costley Way in Prince Frederick for a reported theft.   The victim reported her purse was stolen while using the computer.  Investigation continues. Burglary:  On 9/8/11 at...
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Motorists be Advised: Calvert’s “Smooth Operator” Program Underway

Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans and Maryland State Police Barrack “U” Commander, Lt. Randy Stephens are reminding motorists that Maryland’s Smooth Operator enforcement efforts are underway now through September 17th.   The Smooth Operator Program focuses on reducing aggressive driving offenses such as speeding, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, running red lights and stop signs, following...
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Citizens Asked to Report Damages from Tropical Storm Lee

Charles County Government is asking citizens to call the Planning and Growth Management Department at 301-645-0692 or 301-645-0700 to report non-insured flood-related damages from remnants of Tropical Storm Lee that impacted the county from Thursday, September 8, through Sunday, September 11. Planning and Growth Management staff will conduct inspections to assist the county with...
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Calvert County Crime Report

Calvert County Crime Report

During the week of September 5 through September 11 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,595 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Arsonist Sets Fire to Tobacco Barn in Mechanicsville

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a case of arson in Mechanicsville. Over 40 firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hughesville, Bel Alton, Benedict, Seventh District, Leonardtown and La Plata VFD’s responded to report of a barn fire at 27310 James Road on Sept. 10 around 10:05 p.m. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a 50′...
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