Monthly Archives: March 2012

Local Hotel Wins Coveted Awards

Local Hotel Wins Coveted Awards

The TownePlace Suites Lexington Park continues to win coveted awards, within Baywood Hotels in particular and Marriott International in general. Led by Jennifer Misner, the unparalleled General Manager, the property won two distinct awards during the 2011 Baywood Hotels annual outing, in addition to Curtis LeBarron (Director of Rooms) winning the Team Member of the...
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Rockin’ on the Riverboat at Mardi Gras

Rockin’ on the Riverboat at Mardi Gras

Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts staff and owner, Heather Maertens (pictured left), present over $7,000 in jewels and accessories they give to the Razzle Dazzle Raffle. All aboard for this year’s Mardi Gras at Holiday Inn Conference Center & Marina in Solomons on Saturday, March 10 from 7 to 11 pm. Be among the...
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NAS PAX Issues Noise Advisory

NAS PAX Issues Noise Advisory

Communities surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating test flights are scheduled to take place Saturday, March 3, 2012. Low-level jet aircraft flight operations are required in order to conduct calibration testing with ground based equipment. Testing is scheduled to be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents may notice increased...
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O’Donnell Saddened by Same Sex Marriage Law

O’Donnell Saddened by Same Sex Marriage Law

Tony O’Donnell, candidate for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District seat in the  US House of Representatives and the Republican Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, is calling on Marylanders who value the sanctity of marriage to support a petition placing this critical issue on the November ballot so that Marylanders can decide for themselves....
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Gov. O’Malley Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

Gov. O’Malley Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

Governor Martin O’Malley today, joined by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 into law.  With the passage of this historic bill, Maryland now becomes the eighth state in the nation to legalize gay marriage....
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Waldorf Barricade: Neighbors Evacuated, Schools on Lockdown

Waldorf Barricade: Neighbors Evacuated, Schools on Lockdown

On March 1 at 9:17 a.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Bismark Street in Waldorf for the report of a domestic-related argument between a father and his adult son. When officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with the son who was locked inside a bedroom. He refused to exit his room...
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Woman Indicted on Gun and Distribution Charges

Woman Indicted on Gun and Distribution Charges

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives indicted Ashley Nicole Hyde, 26 of Charlotte Hal,l for several drug and gun charges. The arrest indictment included the charges of possession with the intent to distribute methadone and morphine as well as possession of a firearm while trafficking narcotics. Vice Narcotics Detectives observed the suspect in the Leonardtown...
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MetCom Automated Meter Reading Project Underway

MetCom Automated Meter Reading Project Underway

Currently The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) is in the planning and design phase of an Automated Meter Reading (AMR) Project. When completed nearly every MetCom water customer will be served by a radio-read water meter with drive-by meter reading technology. The radio-read meters will allow monthly meter readings and invoicing for actual...
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Traffic Safety Initiative: Police Issue 163 Warnings

Traffic Safety Initiative: Police Issue 163 Warnings

The Traffic Safety Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous traffic safety complaints of motorist passing in an area not designed as a passing zone.  Specifically, motorists have reported that during evening rush hour traffic, drivers are violating traffic law by utilizing the northbound shoulder portion of Maryland Route 5...
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Maryland’s WIP Plan Brings More Questions

Maryland’s WIP Plan Brings More Questions

Maryland Department of the Environment released a draft of the Maryland Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) II and has it available for public comment. The Plan is available on the following website: www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Water/TMDL/TMDLImplementation/Pages/DRAFT Phase11 WIPDocument Main.aspx.  The due date for comments to the State is March 9, 2012 In a letter to the Maryland Department...
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SMCPS Administrative Appointments Announced

SMCPS Administrative Appointments Announced

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, announces the administrative appointments made by the Board of Education at its meeting of February 29, 2012. The Board appointed Ms. Laurel Dietz to the position of Supervisor of Fine Arts in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development.  Ms. Dietz, who currently serves as General...
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Northern Senior Center Upcoming Events

Northern Senior Center Upcoming Events

The following events are planned for teh Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall: The Northern Senior Activity Center Council & the Department of Aging & Human Services are sponsoring a Bunco Fundraiser at the Northern Senior Activity Center in Charlotte Hall, Maryland. All proceeds will benefit the Northern Senior Activity Center. The Bunco...
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UPDATE: Identities Released, Fatal Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE: Identities Released, Fatal Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On February 28, 2012 at approximately 4:10 p.m. ,patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to Maypole Road in Leonardtown for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash with entrapment. Sheriff’s Office units were the first to arrive on the scene and...
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State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Assault 2nd Degree – On Monday, February 27, 2012 at 12:43am, TFC M. A. Moore responded to the 45000 block of North Springsteen Court in California for a reported assault. Upon arrival, contact was made with two female complainants, 38 and 17, of California....
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following suspects on DUI charges: Weekly DUI Status Sheet February 23  – February 29, 2012 Timothy Scott McNey, 30, of Mechanicsville on 2/24/12 by TFC K. D. Lashley A 16 year old male, of Clinton on 2/25/12 by Tpr. E. R. Mersman Trevor Anthony Welcome, 44,...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: AAI, Corp., Hunt Valley, Md. (N00019-12-D-0009); CSC, Falls Church, Va. (N00019-12-D-0010); and Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash. (N00019-12-D-0011), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the Department of Defense and other...
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UPDATE: Accident Cleared on Rt. 4 in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: Accident Cleared on Rt. 4 in Prince Frederick

UPDATE 8:18 a.m. The accident along Rt. 4 prior to Stoakley Road in Prince Frederick has been cleared. Traffic is flowing back to normal. Traffic Alert: Rt. 4 in Prince Frederick Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an accident with injuries along Rt. 4 in the area of the Exxon in...
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Calvert County Man Convicted of Unlawful Well Drilling

Calvert County Man Convicted of Unlawful Well Drilling

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Feb. 24, that John Branham, 78 of Port Republic, was convicted of engaging in well drilling without a license. Charles County District Court Judge W. Louis Hennessy sentenced Branham to three months incarceration, all of which was suspended, plus a $200 suspended fine and ordered the defendant to pay...
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New Tool for Aircraft Survivability

New Tool for Aircraft Survivability

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A new capability now exists at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division that is helping engineers save warfighter lives thanks to the hard work of a team from the Atlantic Test Ranges. An imaging spectrometer, recently purchased by the Patuxent River Infrared Signature Measurements (PRISM)...
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