Monthly Archives: March 2015

Two Pasadena Men Convicted, Jailed for Stealing Crabs from Watermen

Two Pasadena Men Convicted, Jailed for Stealing Crabs from Watermen

Two recreational crabbers caught by Maryland Natural Resources Police officers stealing from the crab pots of commercial watermen were sentenced last Friday to 30 days in jail by an Anne Arundel District Court judge. John Allen Schuman, 37, of Pasadena, was found guilty of six charges stemming from his arrest last Sept. 15 off...
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Latest Info for Sailors and Families on ISIS List

Latest Info for Sailors and Families on ISIS List

As you are all aware, this week 36 of our shipmates’ names and addresses were posted on a website claiming to be friendly to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cause. While Department of Defense (DoD) and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) have not found evidence of operational planning or an imminent...
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Myron Gerard Hewlett, Sr., 60

Myron Gerard Hewlett, Sr., 60 of Severn, MD, passed away on March 24, 2015. Family will unite with friends at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 28, 2015 for Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 16922 St. Peter Claver Road, Ridge, MD.
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UPDATE….Hazmat Incident in Callaway is OVER

UPDATE….Hazmat Incident in Callaway is OVER

UPDATE:  5:06 PM – At this time police, fire and rescue have classified the incident as a “good intent call.” All patients have been released from the scene. The package was determined to be of no threat. UPDATE:  5:00 PM –  There are NO Ebola patients as reported by other news sources. An ambulance that...
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St. Mary’s County Government Mourns Loss of Elaine Kramer

St. Mary’s County Government Mourns Loss of Elaine Kramer

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County join all St. Mary’s County Government employees in mourning the untimely passing of Elaine Kramer. Ms. Kramer served as the county’s Chief Financial Officer since August, 2000. During her tenure she initiated and/or participated in several significant budget and financial management initiatives, including the full implementation of the county’s Other Post...
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Warning: Flesh-eating bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay

Warning: Flesh-eating bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay

With a flesh-eating bacteria often going unnoticed in the Chesapeake Bay, legislators are rallying behind a bill that would warn potential victims. The naturally-occurring bacteria, which causes infections called Vibriosis, is most commonly contracted through open wounds or cuts. In 2013, there were 57 reported cases, jumping from 25 cases in 2001. SB 83...
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Charles County Public Schools Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

Charles County Public Schools Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

The Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, March 10 for excellence in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Nehemiah Strawberry, fifth grade, J. P. Ryon Elementary School; Wesley Thompson, fifth grade, William A. Diggs Elementary School; Veronica LeBeau, eighth grade, General Smallwood Middle School; and Rainey Southworth, senior, Thomas...
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Calvert Delegates Work to Alter Sign Regulations

Calvert Delegates Work to Alter Sign Regulations

House Bill 286 entitled: “Highways – Scenic Byways – Signs” was introduced by Delegates Tony O’Donnell (District 29C) and Mark Fisher (District 27C). The bill unanimously passed out of the House of Delegates this past Monday with a vote of 140-0. House Bill 286 assists members of Calvert’s farming community in their efforts to...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Kept Busy at Public Schools on Wednesday

Police in St. Mary’s County Kept Busy at Public Schools on Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents. Chopticon High School – Disruption of School Activities: A student refused to take a test and cussed out teacher.Great Mills High School – Threats: A student sent a text message threatening the school. Carver Elementary School – Assault: A ten...
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Governor Larry Hogan Celebrates Maryland Day

Governor Larry Hogan Celebrates Maryland Day

In observance of Maryland Day, Governor Larry Hogan today visited the Maryland State Archives and issued a statewide proclamation in recognition of March 25, 2015 as Maryland Day. The governor presented the Maryland Day proclamation to Acting State Archivist, Timothy D. Baker. The holiday commemorates the day in 1634 when English settlers from the Ark...
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Take a Bite at the 15th Annual Taste of Solomons

Take a Bite at the 15th Annual Taste of Solomons

The Solomons Business Association will host the 15th Annual Taste on Solomons on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a one-day food festival that showcases the many wonderful places to eat in the waterfront community. Food and drink tickets are $4 each and are available for purchase at...
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Elizabeth Agnes Holly, 95

Elizabeth Agnes Holly, 95

Elizabeth Agnes Holly, 95 of Leonardtown, MD, known to many as Mom, Granny, Puddin’, Lizzie, and Aunt Puddine to her family and friends, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Elizabeth was born on May 25, 1919, in Leonardtown, MS. She was born to the late...
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Gladys “Betty” Elizabeth Pitts, 99

Gladys “Betty” Elizabeth Pitts, 99

Gladys “Betty” Elizabeth Pitts, 99 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on March 23, 2015 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. She was born on May 14, 1915 in Lincoln, AL to the late James Robert Franklin and the late Corrie Hampton (Verrell) Franklin. Betty enjoyed square dancing, gardening, cooking,...
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Daniel “Rocky” Mark Boarman, 50

Daniel “Rocky” Mark Boarman, 50

Daniel “Rocky” Mark Boarman, 50 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on March 22, 2015. He was born on July 29, 1964 in Washington, DC to Thomas H. Boarman and Thelma J. (Pulliam) Boarman. Rocky enjoyed fishing, crabbing, hunting and being outdoors. He loved spending time with family and friends and tinkering things. In addition to...
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Steven Andrew Kidwell, 61

Steven Andrew Kidwell, 61

Steven Andrew Kidwell, 61 of Hughesville, MD passed away on March 20, 2015 at Genesis Center in La Plata, MD. He was born on October 6, 1953 in Cheverly, MD to Helen Lucile (Asmussen) Kidwell and the late Warren Gabriel Kidwell, Sr. Steven enjoyed horse racing, game shows and spending time with his grandchildren. Steven...
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Peter Franchot Announces Alcohol Industry’s Voluntary Ban of Powdered Alcohol in Maryland

Peter Franchot Announces Alcohol Industry’s Voluntary Ban of Powdered Alcohol in Maryland

Expressing deep concern for the health and safety of Marylanders, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that a voluntary agreement to ban the distribution and sale of powdered alcohol has been reached with the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association, Maryland Beer Wholesalers Association and the Licensed Beverage Distributors of Maryland “This product, by its very...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CHIPPER

Wednesday’s Pet is CHIPPER

Wednesday’s Pet for 03/25/15 is CHIPPER Featured Pet: CHIPPER Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: SHIH TZU/POODLE MIX Sex: Male Size: Small (10 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Chipper is a 4-year-old playful mix.  He is social, affectionate, funny and...
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Governor Hogan Celebrates Maryland Day at Cove Point, MGM Events

Governor Hogan Celebrates Maryland Day at Cove Point, MGM Events

Governor Larry Hogan today celebrated Maryland Day by participating in milestones for two projects that will have significant economic impact for Maryland. The governor first joined president of Dominion Energy Diane Leopold and Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Cove Point’s liquefied natural gas...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Proudly Announces the 6th Annual Camp D.A.R.E. – July 13 to 16, 2015

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Proudly Announces the 6th Annual Camp D.A.R.E. – July 13 to 16, 2015

Camp D.A.R.E. is a free four day camp for incoming 5th and 6th grade students to the 2015-2016 school years. Camp D.A.R.E. is ran by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center Criminal Justice program, serving as camp counselors. The Drug...
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Two Men Arrested in Ridge for Burglary and Destruction of Property

Two Men Arrested in Ridge for Burglary and Destruction of Property

On March 20, 2015, at 4:35 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Morning Glory Lane, in Ridge for a reported burglary to an occupied residence. The Emergency Communications Center received a description of the suspect vehicle and provided it to responding deputies. Corporal J. Graves observed...
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Three Coffins Bringing Life to Early Maryland History, Returning Home

Three Coffins Bringing Life to Early Maryland History, Returning Home

Thoughts of colonial Maryland conjure images of dark suits, white-powdered coiffed hair and shiny black leather buckle shoes. But when a team of workers discovered three lead coffins dating back to the 17th century in the foundation of a long-gone chapel in St. Mary’s City, a remote historical settlement on the southern tip of...
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Nationwide Blue Alert System Would Help Catch Criminals Who Harm Cops

Nationwide Blue Alert System Would Help Catch Criminals Who Harm Cops

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives, including Sen. Ben Cardin, argued Tuesday for a national alert system to widely distribute information when police officers are in danger, saying it could save lives. The legislation, introduced earlier this month, directs the attorney general to establish a national Blue Alert communications network within the Justice...
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UPDATE: Jamar Moss Has Been Located

UPDATE:  Jamar Moss Has Been Located

UPDATE 3/25/15: Jamar Moss was located and arrested on 3/24/15. 3/24/15: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jamar Daron Moss, age 33. Moss is known to frequent St. Mary’s and Calvert County. He is 6-01, 210 lbs, and was last known to have a shaved head with...
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Dorothy “Dot” Frances Yarbrough, 97

Dorothy Frances Yarbrough, 97 of Bryans Road, MD passed away on March 1, 2015 at her home. Dorothy was born on August 6, 1917 in Baltimore, MD. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Koebel) Musil. Dorothy is also predeceased by her beloved husband, John Marcus Yarbrough; daughter, Carol Thomas; brother,...
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Rosette (McKinney) Stevens

Peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015 Rosette Stevens departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Interment will be private.
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