Monthly Archives: May 2015

UPDATE: Police Release Name in Calvert County Deadly Shooting

UPDATE: Police Release Name in Calvert County Deadly Shooting

UPDATE 5/3/15: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office CIB detectives worked through the evening and early morning hours. Several strong leads in the case were developed as a result. Investigation into the death of Levi Buck is on-going. UPDATE 5/2/15: On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at approximately 4:45 p.m. units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office...
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Governor Larry Hogan To Sign Bills Driving Economic Development And Job Creation

Governor Larry Hogan To Sign Bills Driving Economic Development And Job Creation

Governor Larry Hogan announced that he will sign into law 10 bills directly related to encouraging economic development and job growth in the state of Maryland. He will sign the bills into law at the next bill signing ceremony, to be held tomorrow,April 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. “The following bills all address...
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Calvert Hospice to Host 27th Annual Festival of Trees “A Season to Remember”

Calvert Hospice to Host 27th Annual Festival of Trees “A Season to Remember”

Calvert Hospice is pleased to announce the 2015 Festival of Trees will be held Friday, November 27th from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, November 28th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. John Vianney in Prince Frederick. This year’s theme “A Season to Remember” is very fitting as this will be the...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balance FY 2016 Budget

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Balance FY 2016 Budget

The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), unanimously directed staff to proceed with taking the proposed FY 2016 budget to public hearing using existing fund balance that will close the current budget gap of approximately $5.6 million. The decision ensures there will be no new tax increases and prevents county staff reductions,...
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2015 Anne Arundel Tree Farmer of The Year

2015 Anne Arundel Tree Farmer of The Year

The Maryland Tree Farm Committee and the Maryland DNR Forest Service would like to announce that Robert L. Cory has been selected as the 2015 Anne Arundel County Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. Mr. Cory owns and actively manages a 15.0 acre Tree Farm in Lothian, MD and has been enrolled in the Tree Farm program since...
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La Plata Police Department Weekly Activity Report – 5/2/15

La Plata Police Department Weekly Activity Report – 5/2/15

This activity report is provided as a public service to the community. It is intended to give an overview of the criminal activity within La Plata and is not a complete listing of all events and crime reported to the La Plata Police Department. THEFT: On April 30, 2015 at 0829 hours, officers responded...
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Kelly Reid LaPorte, 58

Kelly Reid LaPorte, 58

Kelly Reid LaPorte, 58 of Lusby, MD passed away on April 29, 2015 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Born October 14, 1956 in Lancaster, CA, he was the son of the late John Winn Reid LaPorte and Edna Iona (Fenicle) LaPorte. Kelly graduated from Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA in 1973. He served...
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Chaptico Woman Arrested for Assault and Theft

Chaptico Woman Arrested for Assault and Theft

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm, Trooper First Class R. Jackson responded to the McKay’s Food and Drug in Hollywood, for a reported theft in progress. Investigation revealed that the store manager had observed the Felicia Rokita Young, 52, of Chaptico, concealing numerous items in her bags and on her person.  The...
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State Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

State Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm, Trooper E. Varesko and Trooper First Class M. Pitcher responded to the 46000 block of  S. Shangri La Dr. for a reported armed robbery. Investigation revealed that three victims were outside of their residence when three black males jumped over the fence displaying handguns. The suspects...
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SMECO Rate Reduction Approved

SMECO Rate Reduction Approved

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO’s) application to reduce its energy charges by more than 12 percent for residential customers was approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on April 29, 2015, and will go into effect with May 2015 bills. The filing was submitted February 27, 2015. Austin J. Slater, Jr., SMECO president...
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2015 MATHCOUNTS Individual and State Qualifiers for the Southern Maryland Chapter

2015 MATHCOUNTS Individual and State Qualifiers for the Southern Maryland Chapter

On February 7, 2015, middle school students from Esperanza, Leonardtown, Margaret Brent, and Spring Ridge Middle Schools represented St. Mary’s County Public Schools at the Southern Maryland Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick, Maryland. A mix of nineteen public and non-public middle schools from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties...
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Benson, Carpenter Honored for Support of Student Leadership

Benson, Carpenter Honored for Support of Student Leadership

Westlake High School Principal Chrystal Benson was recently named the 2014-15 Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) Wayne Perry Principal of the Year award recipient. The annual award recognizes principals who support student leaders and organizations as well as high learning standards for all students. Benson was nominated for the award by student leaders...
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Serious Accident on the Thomas Johnson Bridge Under Investigation

Serious Accident on the Thomas Johnson Bridge Under Investigation

On Friday, May 1, 2015 at approximately 1:18 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons, for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 Buick Lucerne was traveling southbound on...
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Testing of Early Warning Devices/Sirens

Testing of Early Warning Devices/Sirens

The Town of La Plata will be testing our early warning devices/sirens on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m. The testing lasts about a half hour. The tests consist of both siren alerts and audible notifications. The tests are conducted in conjunction with the Charles County 911 Communications Center, which controls and...
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