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Notice of Limited St. Mary’s Transit System Route Operations From Monday, November 18, to Friday, November 22, 2019

Notice of Limited St. Mary’s Transit System Route Operations From Monday, November 18, to Friday, November 22, 2019

During the week of Monday, November 18, to Friday, November 22, the St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate the new Route 8 California/Great Mills public transportation service. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit program for persons with disabilities and the Statewide Specialized Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) will continue to operate on...
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Maryland Public Television’s “Maryland Farm & Harvest” to Feature St. Mary’s County Fisherman Tommy Courtney

Maryland Public Television’s “Maryland Farm & Harvest” to Feature St. Mary’s County Fisherman Tommy Courtney

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, now in its seventh season, will feature farms and locations in Allegany, Garrett, Howard, and St. Mary’s counties, along with Baltimore City during a new episode airing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers on journeys across...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Seeking Youth and Adult Indoor Soccer Referees

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Seeking Youth and Adult Indoor Soccer Referees

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks is seeking part-time Youth and Adult Indoor Soccer Referees for the upcoming winter program beginning in January. Qualifications for referees include strong soccer playing background, knowledge of the game and rules, a trainable attitude, and good communication skills. Salary ranges from $12 – $20 per hour...
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Detectives in Calvert County Identify and Apprehend Theft Suspect

Detectives in Calvert County Identify and Apprehend Theft Suspect

Over the last few months, Detectives of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) have been investigating numerous reports of theft from unlocked vehicles in the Huntingtown, Maryland area. On Friday, November 8, 2019, detectives executed numerous search and seizure warrants and an arrest warrant for the individual responsible for these crimes....
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Hits Utility Pole in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Hits Utility Pole in Lexington Park

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Mattapany Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident involving a pole with a brush fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway with...
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Charlotte Hall Accountant in ‘Utter Shock’ Over Big Powerball Win

Charlotte Hall Accountant in ‘Utter Shock’ Over Big Powerball Win

A lucky accountant from Charlotte Hall never figured a $10 quick-pick Powerball ticket would bring her a shocking surprise. Playing “Lottery is my excitement,” said the happy woman, who won a $50,000 prize in the November 9, 2019, drawing. The 74-year-old stops by New Market Service Center, located at 29233 Three Notch Road in...
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Dennis Hilton Hammett, Jr., 71

Dennis Hilton Hammett, Jr., 71

Dennis Hilton Hammett, Jr., age 71, of Waldorf, MD passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Born on March 3, 1948, he was the son of the late Dennis Hilton Hammett, Sr. and the late June Klavuhn in Chestertown, MD. Dennis met Virginia in Greenbelt, MD and together they shared...
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Harish Chandra Rastogi, 87

Harish Chandra Rastogi, 87

Harish Chandra Rastogi, 87, of LaPlata, MD, passed away on November 14, 2019 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. Harish was born on August 15, 1932, in India. He is the son of the late Ram Bharosey Lal Rastogi and Lilavati Rastogi. He was raised in a...
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Fred Alvin Valentine, 81

Fred Alvin Valentine, 81

Fred Alvin Valentine, age 81, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Born on September 4, 1938, he was the son of the late Frank Alvin Valentine and the late Margaret E. Myers Valentine. Fred proudly served in the US Army from April 1958 to January 1967,...
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Dennis Kleean, 70

Dennis Kleean, 70

Dennis Kleean, 70, of Hollywood, MD died Monday, November 11, 2019 at his residence. Born December 28, 1948 in Meadville, PA. Dennis has lived in Hollywood since 1990, having previously lived in Severn, MD. He was a loving father and grandfather. He worked for the Department of the Navy and several Defense Contractors as...
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Joan Andrea Vogel, 75

Joan Andrea Vogel, 75

Joan Andrea Vogel, 75, of Aquasco, MD at the Pearly Gaits Farm, passed away peacefully at Medstar Washington Hospital Center on November 11, 2019. Joan was born on April 17, 1944 in Pennsylvania to the late William S. Gaskill and Dorothy Nickolis Sprang. Joan met her best friend and the love of her life,...
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Mary Macon Prior, 86

Mary Macon Prior, 86, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on November 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Born April 7, 1933 in Washington, D.C. she was the daughter of the late Edward Macon, MD and Isabel Carpenter Macon. Mary grew up in Washington, D.C. She and her family spent summers in California,...
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Clifford Mackall Ricketts, 89

Clifford Mackall Ricketts, 89

Clifford Mackall Ricketts, 89, of Leonardtown, MD died peacefully Saturday, November 9, 2019, at his home in Leonardtown with his family at his side. He was born on March 18, 1930 in Washington, D.C. to the late Clifford Ray Ricketts and Mildred Trueworthy Ricketts. Mackall graduated in 1952 from the University of Maryland where...
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Frances Wilson Hahne, 67

Frances Wilson Hahne, 67

Frances Wilson Hahne, 67, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on November 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. Born in Long Island, New York on December 30, 1951, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Wilson and the late Jane Cook Wilson. Fran had a passion for the auto industry and held several...
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VIDEO: One Injured and Home Destroyed After Early Morning House Fire in California, State Fire Marshal Investigating

VIDEO: One Injured and Home Destroyed After Early Morning House Fire in California, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at approximately 4:20 a.m., firefighters from NAS Patuxent River, Bay District, Hollywood, Leonardtown, and Valley Lee responded to 45366 Abell Drive in California, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2-story residence fully engulfed in flames, units declared a defensive attack only....
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Lexington Park Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Lexington Park Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft case. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 5:50 p.m., the suspect picked up a pair of athletic shoes and a hooded jacket and left the Kohl’s store in Lexington Park without paying for the items. Anyone with...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information on Charlotte Hall Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information on Charlotte Hall Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a fraud and theft case. On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 8:30 pm, the suspect rented a Husqvarna leaf blower and a magnetic sweeper, charging the items to someone else’s account at the Ace Hardware store in Charlotte Hall....
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Overnight Vehicle Fires at Cusics Mechanic and Towing in Clements

State Fire Marshal Investigating Overnight Vehicle Fires at Cusics Mechanic and Towing in Clements

On Friday, November 16, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District and surrounding companies responded to Cusic Mechanic & Towing at 37720 Manor Road in Clements, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles fully engulfed in flames, not threatening the buildings. Firefighters extinguished the fires...
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Kenneth M. Hobar Sentenced to Jail for Stalking Calvert County Sheriff Evans

Kenneth M. Hobar Sentenced to Jail for Stalking Calvert County Sheriff Evans

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the public that Kenneth M. Hobar, the individual known to our community for Facebook impersonations, fake Facebook/social media profiles, antagonizing posts to local businesses, churches, and community organizations, etc. has been apprehended and is currently incarcerated. Hobar, 67, of Lecanto, Florida was arrested on March...
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Police Officers Discharge Duty Weapons To Stop Dog Attack in Fort Washington

Police Officers Discharge Duty Weapons To Stop Dog Attack in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team is investigating after two PGPD patrol officers responded to a dog attack and discharged their weapons on Wednesday, leaving one dog dead. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 8:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 11000 block of McKay Road in Fort...
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Volunteer Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Chimney Fire with Extensions in North Beach

Volunteer Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Chimney Fire with Extensions in North Beach

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., firefighters from North Beach and surrounding areas responded to the 3800 Block of E. Chesapeake Beach Road in North Beach, for the reported chimney fire Crews arrived on location of a 1-story single family residence with smoke showing. Firefighters from Engine 11 arrived and quickly...
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Local Business Seeking Volunteers to Assist in Moving Today, Friday, November 15, 2019, in California

Local Business Seeking Volunteers to Assist in Moving Today, Friday, November 15, 2019, in California

A local business, White Rabbit Children’s Books and Gifts is currently in the middle of moving stores from Leonardtown to California, Maryland, and is seeking volunteers to help make the move easier! If you’re interested, anyone willing and able to lift and move heavy items would be greatly appreciated any time on Friday, November...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Weekend

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Weekend

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County Government offices will reopen Monday, December 2. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019....
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American Legion Bluegrass Features Return of The Larry Stephenson Band!

American Legion Bluegrass Features Return of The Larry Stephenson Band!

The 15th year of the Bluegrass concerts at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD, continue on Sunday December 1 with The Larry Stephenson Band. Host and promoter, Jay Armsworthy has put together a series of some of the top names in Bluegrass music. Partnering with the Sons of the American Legion, the...
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Applications for the 2020 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Now Available

Applications for the 2020 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Now Available

Applications for the 2020 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Charles County by contacting info@zontacharlescounty.org. The goal of the YWPA Award program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence...
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