Monthly Archives: March 2013

Main Entrance to Close during Construction

The main entrance to the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata) will be closed for construction starting on Friday, March 29. The temporary entrance for the Government Building will be the Human Resources entrance during this time and will be marked with directional signs. The main entrance is scheduled to re-open...
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Troopers 6 & 7 Transport Three from Accident

Troopers 6 & 7 Transport Three from Accident

On Thursday March 28th, 2013, at approximately 12:45 pm, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to Eastbound Rock Point Road west of Cobb Island Rd, Newburg, Charles County, for the report of a collision involving two vehicles. Troopers arrived on scene at approximately 12:54 pm. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2000...
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Keep Kids Safe-Stop for Flashing Red Lights

Keep Kids Safe-Stop for Flashing Red Lights

Recently the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints of motorist failing to stop for school buses stopped to load or unload children. Maryland motor vehicle law requires motorists to stop and remain stopped for school vehicles which are stopped with alternately flashing red lights activated. A violation for “Failure to stop for...
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Commissioners to Hold Town Hall Meetings

The Charles County Commissioners invite the public to attend April town hall meetings as scheduled below. The purpose of the Commissioners’ town hall meetings is to take questions from those in attendance and to discuss items of importance to the citizens and the community. Candice Quinn Kelly, Commissioner President “Share and Learn” Tuesday, April...
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Hughesville Woman Charged with Multiple Burglaries

Hughesville Woman Charged with Multiple Burglaries

On March 27, 2013 St. Mary’s County BCI detectives, assisted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team and Charles County Criminal Investigations Division, executed a Search and Seizure warrant at a residence in Charles County. Detective recovered numerous items which had been stolen during residential burglaries in St. Mary’s County....
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Former Mechanicsville Postal Worker Sentenced to Prison

Former Mechanicsville Postal Worker Sentenced to Prison

Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Darlene M. Altvater, age 48, of Mechanicsville, Maryland, late yesterday to five months in prison, followed by five months home detention and three years of supervised release, for two counts of making false statements to obtain federal disability benefits. Chief Judge Chasanow also ordered Altvater to...
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April is World Autism Awareness Month

April is World Autism Awareness Month

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) were privileged to a presentation by Christine Finamore, Volunteer Outreach Ambassador for Autism Speaks for Calvert County. Christine is a parent of a child diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The organization...
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Go Wild for a Great Cause

Go Wild for a Great Cause

Go Wild for a Great Cause at the 7th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show New Location, New Activities for 2013 Retriever Dog Demonstration, Art Auction and more – Tickets are now on sale On May 24 and 25, 2013, artists and wildlife enthusiasts alike are invited to attend the 7th Annual Community Foundation of...
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Anne Marie Breslin, 85

Anne Marie Breslin, 85

Anne Marie Breslin, former Director of Birthright of Southern Maryland and a proud mother of eight, passed away Tuesday night, March 26, at the age of 85. Wife of Leonardtown pharmacist Fred W. Breslin for 56 years, Anne loved children. She dedicated herself not only to her own large family, but to youngsters in...
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1st Southern Maryland Blues Festival

Chesapeake Bay Events is pleased to announce that the 1st Southern Maryland Blues Festival will be held September 7th and 8th, 2013 at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, Maryland. All of the net proceeds from this festival will go to End Hunger in Calvert County. Festival lineup should be announced in about...
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Bharatkumar P. Patel, 55

Bharatkumar P. Patel, 55

Bharatkumar P. Patel, 55, of Lexington Park passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 26 in Washington, DC.  Born in on July 25, 1957 in India, he was the son of Dahiben Patel and the late Prahladbhai Patel. Bharatkumar was the loving husband of Kokilaben Patel whom he married in India.  He...
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Traye Wayne Boatman, Sr., 46

Traye Wayne Boatman, Sr., 46

Traye Wayne Boatman, Sr., 46, of Mechanicsville passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on March 23. He was born on Oct. 23, 1966 to Billy Wayne Boatman of Waldorf and the late Hazel Marie (Gentry) Boatman. Traye was a commercial electrician for IBEW Local 26. He loved his family and spending time with them. He...
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Edith Virginia Graves Mattingly, 86

Edith Virginia Graves Mattingly, 86

Edith Virginia Graves Mattingly, 86, of Leonardtown died peacefully on March 24 at her residence in Leonardtown. Born August 6, 1926 in Leonardtown she was the daughter of the late Stephen Graves and Lillian Long Graves. Edith was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. She was a graduate of Margaret Brent High School. She...
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Things To Do in April in Calvert County

Things To Do in April in Calvert County

Spring is here, bringing plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy all that Calvert County has to offer. Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (all day) Monday Memories Tour Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard 410-586-8562 • www.jefpat.org The public is invited to free Monday Memories guided...
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Window Tint Busts Driver for CDS

Window Tint Busts Driver for CDS

On March 27, 2013 around 6 pm, MSP Trooper Davis stopped a Acura passenger vehicle, on St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf, for a window tint violation. The driver was identified by his Maryland Driver’s License as Joseph Walter Garrett Jr., age 25, of Marbury. Tpr Davis detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from...
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Baltimore Sun via O’Malley’s Press Office

We all benefit from transit, and we should all pay for it. Our view: Gas tax opponents are wrong to claim that spending more on public transit shortchanges motorists (or anyone else living in Maryland) Opponents of the effort to raise Maryland’s gas tax have thrown around a lot of ridiculous claims in recent...
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Many of the Nation’s Waterways in Poor Condition

EPA Survey Finds More Than Half of the Nation’s River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the results of the first comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of stream and river miles across the country, finding that more than half – 55 percent – are...
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Blessing of the Bikes by Rushing Winds Motorcycle Ministry

Blessing of the Bikes by Rushing Winds Motorcycle Ministry

Southern Maryland Riders and Advocates Host Safety RallyMotorcycle Safety is a Serious Issue On Sunday, April 14, 2013 (rain date April 28) riders, rider educators, insurance companies, rider clubs, organizations and other advocates will host a Motorcycle Safety Rally at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department starting at 11 a.m. for a Blessing of the Bikes...
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Spring Break at HSMC

Passport to the Past: Immigration Take a break from 2013 during spring break. Kids are invited to grab a Passport to the Past and take a trip back to colonial Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City. Everyone knows Maryland was an English colony; your Passport will help you find out what everyone does not...
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70th Anniversary Commissioning Day Ceremony

70th Anniversary Commissioning Day Ceremony

A 70th Anniversary Commissioning Day Ceremony is scheduled for April 1, 2013, at the Parade Field aboard NAS Patuxent River. The ceremony also marks the 120th year of the Chief Petty Officer rank. During the installation’s commissioning 70 years ago, Rear Adm. John S. McCain, then chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics, called...
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School System Announces Spring Break Schedule

Charles County Public Schools will close for several days in March and April as part of its spring break schedule. Spring break for all schools and centers begins on Friday, March 29. Schools are closed for spring break April 1-5, and reopen on Monday, April 8. Administrative offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, and...
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Charles County Closures for Easter

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of the following offices and facility schedule changes for the Good Friday holiday on Friday, March 29. The following offices will be closed for normal business hours: • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. • All Senior...
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St. Mary’s Closures for Easter

County Government Offices to Close March 29 for Good Friday STS, Landfill and Convenience Centers Open All St. Mary’s County Government Offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2013 in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 1. The St. Andrews Landfill, Solid Waste/Recycling Program and...
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Calvert County Closures for Good Friday, Easter Sunday

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces the following office and facility closures for Good Friday: · All Calvert County government offices will be closed Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday. · The Calvert Pines, Southern Pines and North Beach senior centers will be closed March 29. Meals on Wheels will...
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NRP to Kick Off 145th Anniversary

NRP to Kick Off 145th Anniversary

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is kicking off its 145th anniversary with a trip through its history on display at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Visitors center. NRP will have several pieces of equipment on display, from the earliest oyster cannon used in the oyster wars of the 1800’s, to one of NRP’s newest...
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