Monthly Archives: January 2021

Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Announces Leonardtown Branch Open for Drive-Through and Appointment Only Due to COVID-19

Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Announces Leonardtown Branch Open for Drive-Through and Appointment Only Due to COVID-19

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union released the following statement. “Due to COVID-19, Cedar Point has decided to temporarily close the Headquarters and Leonardtown branches for deep cleaning. A person who tested positive for COVID-19 was on the premises on January, 19, 2021, so as a precaution, the buildings have...
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Maryland Historical Trust Releases Economic Impact Study for 13 Maryland Certified Heritage Areas in Maryland

Maryland Historical Trust Releases Economic Impact Study for 13 Maryland Certified Heritage Areas in Maryland

Maryland’s 13 heritage areas, funded through the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and overseen by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) generated a total impact on the state’s economy of more than $2.4 billion in FY19, according to an economic contribution analysis released today. The study further concluded that the economic activity of MHAA...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Preparing to Open COVID-19 Vaccination for Phase 1C Eligible Groups

St. Mary’s County Health Department Preparing to Open COVID-19 Vaccination for Phase 1C Eligible Groups

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is preparing to deliver COVID-19 vaccine for occupational categories and age groups that are part of Phase 1C of the Maryland vaccination plan, including: St. Mary’s County residents age 65 years and older Grocery Store Employees Public Transit Workers Postal Service Workers Laboratory Services Agricultural Production/Farming Workers...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Approve Broadband Action Plan and Release Assessment Project Results

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Approve Broadband Action Plan and Release Assessment Project Results

The Commissioners Tuesday approved a Broadband Plan of Action proposed by Bob Kelly, Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Technology. The plan summarized recent efforts to improve internet accessibility in St. Mary’s County. Kelly told the Commissioners that in five months, more than 61 miles of cable infrastructure had been installed in the county,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Vehicle Stolen from Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Vehicle Stolen from Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of the vehicle pictured. Sometime before Tuesday, January 19, 2021, a red 1991 Honda Civic was stolen from a yard at the 46400 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park. The VIN is 2HGED645MH558182 and there were Hello Kitty stickers on the rear windows....
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La Plata Woman Succumbs to Injuries Sustained from Motor Vehicle Collision After Hit and Run Driver Runs Red Light

La Plata Woman Succumbs to Injuries Sustained from Motor Vehicle Collision After Hit and Run Driver Runs Red Light

UPDATE 1/20/2021: On Sunday, January 17 at 4:52 p.m., officers responded to the area of Billingsley Road near St. Patricks Drive in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Jeep was traveling southbound on St Patricks Drive when he struck the rear of another...
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NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime STOVL Testing from January 19, to January 22, 2021

NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime STOVL Testing from January 19, to January 22, 2021

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating nighttime testing events are scheduled to take place Tuesday, January 19 to Friday, January 22, 2021 from 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Pilots at NAS Patuxent River will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios including short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) flight mode activities. Night...
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VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Garage Fire in California

VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Garage Fire in California

On Sunday, January 17, 2021, at approximately 8:20 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NDW Patuxent River, Hollywood, Leonardtown, and Solomons responded to 46101 Rolling Road in California, for the reported garage on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to reported an approximate 20 x 20 two-story detached garage with fire showing. Firefighters utilized three...
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UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies Make Arrest in Bryans Road Murder

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies Make Arrest in Bryans Road Murder

UPDATE: On January 19 at approximately 9:39 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of South Hampton Drive at Weston Drive in Bryans Road, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Fredrick Markeith Young, 24, of Bryans Road, with a gunshot wound to the...
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Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian in Lexington Park, Victim Transported to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian in Lexington Park, Victim Transported to Trauma Center

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, at approximately 12:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 21214 Bridgett Lane in Lexington, for the motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles and one adult female victim in the roadway in front of a private...
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Firefighters Respond to Smoke Coming from Building on Ridge Elementary School Campus

Firefighters Respond to Smoke Coming from Building on Ridge Elementary School Campus

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at approximately 4:10 p.m., firefighters from NDW Webster Field, Ridge, Bay District and surrounding departments responded to the Ridge Elementary School located at 49430 Airedele Road in Ridge, for the report of smoke coming from a commercial building. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 40 x 60...
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UPDATE: 26-Year-Old Missing Calvert Woman Has Been Located

UPDATE: 26-Year-Old Missing Calvert Woman Has Been Located

UPDATE: Mrs. Printz, the missing female has been located. Thank you for your assistance. 1/18/2021: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Amanda Kae Printz, the missing female pictured below. Printz, is 26 years old, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 130 lbs. She was last seen on Friday morning...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Five New Correctional Officer Graduates

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Five New Correctional Officer Graduates

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulate its five Corrections graduates from  CELTP Session 65 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Graduating the session are: Tervell Brooks, Adam Burnette, Jason Ogas, Debra Rosenstadt and Alexander Tippett.
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Centers After Five Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Two Flown to Area Trauma Centers After Five Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Saturday, January 17, 2021, at approximately 1:07 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Rue Purchase Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find five vehicles in the roadway with one patient trapped. Firefighters from...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man For Sexual Solicitation of Minor in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man For Sexual Solicitation of Minor in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police arrested a man Wednesday on charges he solicited sex from an undercover trooper who was posing as a child over the Internet in Anne Arundel County. Mark Hilton, 59, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. He was taken to Anne Arundel County...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, January 15, 2021, at approximately 6:20 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf, La Plata and surrounding departments responded to 1320 Greenmont Drive in Waldorf, for the reported house on fire with subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story residence with fire through the roof. Firefighters utilized multiple hose lines...
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Historic Kicks-off its 2021 Common Ground Initiative with Guest Speaker, Sotterley Descendant, Jerome Spears

Historic Kicks-off its 2021 Common Ground Initiative with Guest Speaker, Sotterley Descendant, Jerome Spears

Now in its fourth season, Sotterley kicks off its 2021 Common Ground programming on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., as it virtually hosts Jerome Spears for his presentation LINKS.   Mr. Spears, graduate of the University of   Hawaii and 30-year U.S. Army veteran, is a researcher, speaker, and Sotterley Descendant through the...
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Commissioners Approve Hotel Relief Fund to Support Lodging Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

Commissioners Approve Hotel Relief Fund to Support Lodging Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

The Commissioners have approved the St. Mary’s County Hotel Relief Fund to provide grants to local hotels and other lodging facilities. The Commissioners recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardship for many businesses and to provide local relief from this hardship, have activated the Hotel Relief Fund for hotels and bed-and-breakfast establishments. Grants...
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Flags Lowered in Honor of Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller

Flags Lowered in Honor of Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller

This is to advise that Commissioner President Randy Guy has ordered the St. Mary’s County flag immediately lowered to half-staff in honor of Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller, who died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.  Senate President Emeritus Miller represented Legislative District 27. The Governor has also ordered Maryland flags to be at half-staff. The...
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Calvert County to Host Free Residential Paper Shredding Events

Calvert County to Host Free Residential Paper Shredding Events

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host free paper shredding events for county residents to help prevent identity theft by destroying confidential or sensitive documents. The following shred events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine: Saturday, Feb. 20 at Huntingtown High School located...
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Calvert County Government Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be open with normal operating hours. The Solomons Septage...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Marylanders 65 and Over

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Marylanders 65 and Over

Governor Larry Hogan announced expanded eligibility for all Marylanders 65 and over to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines this month. The state will make 50,000 doses available next week to hospitals, county health departments, and federally qualified health centers to launch clinics focused on elderly populations. “A return to a sense of normalcy has been...
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Calvert County Courthouse Extends Phase II of Re-Opening

Calvert County Courthouse Extends Phase II of Re-Opening

The rapidly evolving health emergency regarding the spread of COVID-19 requires the Maryland court system to continually review and evaluate contingency planning efforts. The Calvert County Courthouse located at 175 Main St. in Prince Frederick will remain under restricted access, with new changes to operations and court proceedings effective immediately through March 14, 2021....
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Calvert County COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration

Calvert County COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration

The pre-registration vaccine portal will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Frequently Asked Questions Updated 1/15/21 Why is pre-registration being conducted early? The majority of Calvert County residents in the COVID-19 vaccine priority group 1A have been vaccinated by the Calvert County Health Department (including front line hospital staff and healthcare...
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Huntingtown Garage Fire Deemed Accidental Due to Discarded Smoking Materials, Four Occupants and Four Dogs Displaced

Huntingtown Garage Fire Deemed Accidental Due to Discarded Smoking Materials, Four Occupants and Four Dogs Displaced

On Sunday, January 17, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters from Huntingtown and surrounding departments responded to 15 South View Drive in Huntingtown, for the reported garage on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story residence with an attached garage fully engulfed in flames with extensions into the residence. Firefighters...
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