Monthly Archives: October 2012

SHA Urges Travel With Caution; Plan Ahead for Tomorrow

SHA Urges Travel With Caution; Plan Ahead for Tomorrow

Dark Signals and Felled Trees Present Driving Challenges Tonight and Tomorrow Morning; Crews Respond to Blizzard-like Snow Accumulations in Western Maryland; Drivers Urged to Plan Ahead for Tomorrow Travel The Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) Emergency Operations Center and more than 650 crews continue to respond to flooding, snow, felled trees and dark signals...
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Sewer Overflow at Hawthorne Road

Sewer Overflow at Hawthorne Road

Charles County currently is currently experiencing a sanitary sewer overflow associated with the heavy rain that occurred during Hurricane Sandy. The spill is at the intersection of Hawthorne and Livingston Roads. Citizens are advised to keep away from the spill, and not to perform any activities near Mattawoman Creek in the 20646 area code....
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Charles County Road Closures and Flooding Conditions

Charles County Road Closures and Flooding Conditions

Charles County citizens are urged to stay safe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. High water on roads in flood-prone areas, traffic signal outages, road closures, and downed trees and power lines may be expected over the next several days. As of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, Port Tobacco Marina is flooded, and...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations to Resume

St. Mary’s County Government Operations to Resume

With the lifting of the local state of emergency, St. Mary’s County Government offices, programs and services will resume normal operations on Wednesday, October 31. All St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be open on Wednesday. The Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge is open and operating normally however a wind warning remains in place. The...
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Fugitive WANTED: Reward Offered

Fugitive WANTED: Reward Offered

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Joseph Daniel Bynum, 26, of Faulkner, who has nine outstanding arrest warrants relating to several charges including: failure to appear for second-degree assault, failure to appear in violation of probation for indecent exposure, failure to appear in violation of an ex-parte order, failure to...
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Normal Operations Resume in Charles County

Normal Operations Resume in Charles County

Charles County Government operations and services will return to normal hours on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The following government services will resume and county agencies will be open: – Courts – VanGo, regular weekday service – Health Department – Department of Social Services – Community Services, Meals on wheels, senior and recreation centers, etc...
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Water Main Break in Charles County

Water Main Break in Charles County

Water Main Break – Hale Court There is a water main break on Hale Court in Constitution Hills. Public Works/Utilities crews are on site. Repairs are  expected to take approximately five hours. Normal service is expected to be restored approximately by 7 PM. For discolored water, please run spigots until clear. Department of Public...
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Update: Charles County Schools and Offices

Update: Charles County Schools and Offices

Charles County schools and  offices to open on time Oct. 31 All Charles County Public Schools are opening on time tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Administrative offices also are opening on time. As a reminder, Wednesday, Oct. 31 is a two-hour early dismissal day. There is no Three’s program; P.M. prekindergarten students attend.
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Update NAS Pax River

Update NAS Pax River

INSTALLATION STATUS UPDATE — NAS Patuxent River has lifted the Mission Essential Personnel posture as of noon, Tuesday, Oct. 30. Operations will return to normal on Oct. 31. Employees with extenuating circumstances should contact their supervisors for reporting instructions.
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Early Voting to Resume Oct. 31, Extended through Nov. 2

Early Voting to Resume Oct. 31, Extended through Nov. 2

The Charles County Board of Elections would like to inform residents that Governor Martin O’Malley has announced that early voting will resume on Oct. 31. Early voting will take place from Wednesday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 2. Early voting hours will be 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Election Law provides that “n...
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Effects of Hurricane Sandy Continue to Impact the Area

Effects of Hurricane Sandy Continue to Impact the Area

Citizens Urged to Limit Travel Temporary Speed Limit Reduction Will End at 12 Noon; Pedestrians, Drivers Must Remain Alert for Debris and Power Lines in other parts of the State Today Acting Transportation Secretary Darrell B. Mobley announced that the temporary speed limit reduction initiated Monday afternoon ends at noon today, however drivers are...
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Town of Indian Head Moves Trick-or-Treating Back to Oct. 31

Town of Indian Head Moves Trick-or-Treating Back to Oct. 31

In accordance with the Charles County Commissioners’ most recent announcement that Halloween activities are to take place on Oct. 31, the Indian Head Town Council has moved the Town’s traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating event back to Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m., as originally planned. The Town of Indian Head’s 2012 Halloween on...
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Local State of Emergency Lifted

Local State of Emergency Lifted

The local state of emergency has been lifted. As of 12 noon the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have lifted the Local State of Emergency. The emergency declaration was enacted on October 27 with the approach of Hurricane Sandy.  
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Sandy Status Update – Hampton Inn Waldorf

Sandy Status Update – Hampton Inn Waldorf

The Hampton Inn Waldorf is completely operational and experienced no damage. Our team of hospitality professionals did what they do best, creating positive guest experiences. Board Games, snack food, music, and news updates filled the lobby as a group of dedicated team members hunkered down to battle the storm with our guests. A special...
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Swan Point Sewer System Resumes Normal Operations

Swan Point Sewer System Resumes Normal Operations

The Charles County Department of Public Works advises residents of Swan Point who are on a vacuum sewer system that operations are now back to normal. Swan Point residents who have questions may call 301-609-7400 and leave a message on the Department of Public Works, Utilities answering service. A non-emergency telephone number, 301-609-3435, has...
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A Letter To Everyone From Tony O’Donnell

A Letter To Everyone From Tony O’Donnell

Dear Friends, Good afternoon. I hope this note finds you safe and secure having weathered Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. As we watch the news, we see the destruction caused by this unique weather pattern. Floods, power outages, and downed trees throughout our community. Please continue to heed the advice of your local authorities. They are doing...
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Calvert County Government Returns to Normal October 31

Calvert County Government Returns to Normal October 31

Agenda items that were scheduled for the Oct. 30 meeting of the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will be dispersed onto future agendas. The public hearing that was scheduled for Oct. 30 to discuss proposed text amendments will be rescheduled; the date has not yet been determined. The Emergency Operations Center was activated...
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Trick or Treat Activities in St. Mary’s Set for October 31

Trick or Treat Activities in St. Mary’s Set for October 31

Trick or Treat activities in St. Mary’s County are set for October 31, Halloween. With Hurricane Sandy no longer posing a danger to St. Mary’s County, County Commissioners wish to state that trick or treating activities will go on as scheduled on Halloween, on Wednesday, October 31.
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Shelter at Huntingtown High School Closing

Shelter at Huntingtown High School Closing

The Calvert County temporary safety shelter at Huntingtown High School will close at noon today.   The temporary shelter at Huntingtown High School is closing at noon today, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The pet shelter is also closing.  
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Trick or Treating Returns to October 31

Trick or Treating Returns to October 31

In light of the local state of emergency in Charles County being lifted, the Board of Commissioners encourages citizens to resume trick-or-treating on Halloween-Wednesday, Oct. 31. Severe weather information and emergency notices will be posted on the Charles County website (www.CharlesCountyMD.gov), on the county’s Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/CharlesCounty), and on the county’s government cable station,...
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Calvert County Government Opens Landfill and Convenience Centers

Calvert County Government Opens Landfill and Convenience Centers

Calvert County Government announced that all county landfills and convenience centers will be open effective 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, for trash only. They will operate under normal hours after that time. The Appeal Convenience Center will close at 4 p.m. today. All other locations will be open until 7 p.m. Residents are...
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General Election Results to be Available Online

General Election Results to be Available Online

St. Mary’s County Government will provide real-time, unofficial Presidential Election results on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Citizens can access the online website at http://results.stmarysmd.com on election night to view precinct by precinct results as they are received and recorded at the Board of Elections office. Additionally, citizens can receive e-mail notifications as precinct results...
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BOCC Approve Meena Garg as New Health Officer

BOCC Approve Meena Garg as New Health Officer

The St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Meena Garg as Health Officer for St. Mary’s County. Dr. Garg comes to Southern Maryland from Indiana where she currently serves as Director of the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control at the Indiana State Department of...
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Calvert County to Accept Tree Debris at Convenience Centers

Calvert County to Accept Tree Debris at Convenience Centers

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, through the Calvert County Department of Public Works, announces that residents may dispose of tree/green debris as a result of Hurricane Sandy at the Appeal and Barstow landfills starting Wednesday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 30, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., free of charge. After Nov....
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Hurricane Sandy October 30 Morning Update

Hurricane Sandy October 30 Morning Update

As Hurricane Sandy continues to move away her effects continue to be felt throughout the county. Currently sustained winds are registering at 15 mph with gusts at 21 mph. A wind advisory will continue through 2 pm this afternoon. A coastal flood warning continues through tonight. As conditions continue to improve county emergency managers continue to...
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