Monthly Archives: March 2021

Kelly Rae Richardson, 37

Kelly Rae Richardson, 37

Kelly Rae Richardson, 37, of Tracy’s Landing passed away March 5, 2021. She was born April 28, 1983 in Takoma Park, MD to Raymond N. and Patricia Michelle Richardson. Kelly grew up in the Burtonsville and Silver Spring area and graduated from Paint Branch High School. She moved with her family to Tracy’s Landing...
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John Sherman Powelson, Sr., 79

John Sherman Powelson, Sr., 79

John Sherman Powelson, Sr., 79, of North Beach passed away February 28, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He was born December 11, 1941 in Washington, DC to Leslie E. and Emma Rhea (Giles) Powelson. Sherman grew up in Greenway in Southeast DC and graduated from Chamberlain High School. He then attended the...
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Thomas George Smith, 73

Thomas George Smith, 73

Thomas George Smith, 73 of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021, in La Plata, Maryland. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on March 26, 1947 and was the son of Marie (Graml) Smith and John P. Smith. Tom graduated from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pennsylvania as a member of...
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Philip A. Rieman

Philip A. Rieman

Phil was called home on March 6, 2021 after a battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, Martha M. Rieman; his father, Carl J. Rieman, and his brother, Carl Rieman. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Rieman; his son, P. J. Rieman (Sarah); his...
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Carolyn Valerie Buell, 50

Carolyn Valerie Buell, 50

Carolyn Valerie Buell, 50 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on February 23, 2021 at her home. Carolyn was born on July 3, 1970 in Leonardtown, MD to Charles Larry Morgan and Joyce Marie Morgan. Carolyn was a native of St. Mary’s County, MD. She graduated from Chopticon High School in 1988. She was...
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Michael “Mike” Rathfon Layton, 68

Michael “Mike” Rathfon Layton, 68

Michael “Mike” Rathfon Layton, 68, passed away at his home on March 1, 2021 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Mike was born June 8, 1953 to the late Joel and Nadene Layton Mike was a marksman who enjoyed competitive trap-shooting. He entered many tournaments and was proud of his accomplishments. Mike was also a talented...
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Sulpicio Vito Engles, 66

Sulpicio Vito Engles, 66

Sulpicio Vito Engles, 66, of Lexington Park, MD passed away March 3, 2021, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD with his loving family at his side. He was born on September 19, 1954 in the Philippines to the late Fausto Engles and Teodora Vito Engles. On January 26, 1980, Sulpicio...
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Joseph James Latona

Joseph James Latona

To everyone who knew, cared for, loved Joe. He was taking care of us, teaching us compassion and patience, showing us how to be happy and how to love another person and how to enjoy living. He was joy. He died peacefully February 26 with his sister and brother-in-law holding his hand. Joseph James...
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Brian Charles Jackson, 26

Brian Charles Jackson, 26

Brian Charles Jackson passed away at the age of 26 on Friday, February 26th 2021. Brian was born on June 21st, 1994 in Clinton, MD to Robert and Annette Jackson, that love him more than words can express. What Brian loved most was spending time with his Son, Elijah and his fiancé, Kayla Borza....
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Mary Mechelle Randall, 38

Mary Mechelle Randall, 38

Mary Mechelle Randall of Lexington Park, Maryland, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and niece, passed away on March 3, 2021 at the age of 38. She bore a heavy load all her life but you could seldom tell. Mary was such an inspiration to all she encountered. A St. Mary’s County treasure, everyone Mary met...
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Robert “Bobby” Harmon Myers, Jr., 51

Robert “Bobby” Harmon Myers, Jr., 51

Robert “Bobby” Harmon Myers, Jr., 51, from Huntingtown, MD, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Cancun, Mexico while vacationing with close friends. Bobby was born in Washington, DC on August 31, 1969 to Robert H. Myers Sr and Sherry L. Myers. He went to Northern High School in Calvert County, MD....
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Expands Eligibility for Local Vaccination Clinics

St. Mary’s County Health Department Expands Eligibility for Local Vaccination Clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has updated the eligibility criteria for local SMCHD COVID-19 vaccination clinics to include St. Mary’s County residents aged 40 – 64 with qualifying medical conditions. Eligible individuals are encouraged to review the allergy guidance and the FAQs for SMCHD COVID-19 vaccination prior to registering for a vaccine...
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Larry “Mike” Bowie, 67

Larry “Mike” Bowie, 67

Larry “Mike” Bowie, 67, of Nanjemoy, MD passed away at his home on February 27, 2021. Mike was born on November 5, 1953 in LaPlata, MD to the late Bernard and Virginia Bowie. He was also predeceased by his wife Brenda Bowie. He is survived by his son, Travis Bowie; brothers, Cliff Bowie, Randy...
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Sheila Lumpkins Guy, 59

Sheila Lumpkins Guy, 59

Sheila Lumpkins Guy, 59, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Sheila was born on September 24, 1961 to the late Gerald and Barbara Ann Lumpkins. Sheila was the loving wife of Tom Guy. She is survived by her sons Trevor (Sabrina) Guy and...
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Frances “Cecilia” Wood, 90

Frances “Cecilia” Wood, 90

Frances “Cecilia” Wood, 90, of Leonardtown, MD formerly from Helen, MD passed away on March 1, 2021 in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on August 17, 1930 in Leonardtown, MD and was the daughter of the late Annie Gertrude Norris Cusic and Joseph Wilmer Cusic. Cecilia was the loving wife of the late William...
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Nina Marie Fitzpatrick, 86

Nina Marie Fitzpatrick, 86

Nina Marie Fitzpatrick, 86 of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly from Washington, D.C., passed away March 2, 2021 in Callaway, MD. Born on December 11, 1934, Nina was the daughter of the late Maria Celia Walker and William R. Walker. Nina is survived by her children; Daniel Fitzpatrick II, (Tammy) of Mechanicsville, MD, Deborah Grill (Gary)...
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Bill Cook, 83

Bill Cook, 83

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Bill Cook, loving husband and father passed away at age 83. Bill was born on June 13, 1937 in Newburg, NY to Arthur and Harriette (Dixon) Cook. He received his BA in Mathematics from Syracuse University in 1963 and his MS in Guidance and Counseling from Troy State University...
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Fire and Rescue Personnel Respond to Hazardous Materials Emergency at Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf

Fire and Rescue Personnel Respond to Hazardous Materials Emergency at Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at approximately 8:50 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Capital Clubhouse located at 3033 Waldorf Market Place in Waldorf, for the reported Hazardous Conditions Emergency. Crews arrived on the scene to report a “white cloud” coming from the rear of the building, with two patients to be...
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UPDATE: Four of Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Vandalism Incident Plead Guilty

UPDATE: Four of Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Vandalism Incident Plead Guilty

UPDATE 3/9/2021:  On Monday, March 8, 2021, 4 out of the 5 Defendants in the Calvert High School hate crime/vandalism incident plead guilty to their charges of committing a hate crime. Anthony Sellers, Kyle Hill, Cade Meredith and Augustine Aufderheide were each Court ordered to pay $1,300 in restitution. Additionally, each Defendant was sentenced...
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Reminder! Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

Reminder! Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens to mark their calendars; Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. this weekend on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Time will spring forward one hour. You lose an hour of sleep, but make sure to turn the clock ahead — spring forward — before heading...
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Police Seeking Suspects in Vandalism at Abell’s Wharf in Leonardtown

Police Seeking Suspects in Vandalism at Abell’s Wharf in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information and the identity of the culprit(s) in a vandalism investigation. Some time during the overnight hours of Tuesday, February 23, through Wednesday, February 24, 2021, an unidentified person or persons damaged property at Abell’s Wharf in Leonardtown, a county-maintained waterfront park. Damaged in the vandalism...
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Equity Task Force Announces Local Air Quality Monitoring Network

Equity Task Force Announces Local Air Quality Monitoring Network

The St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force is pleased to announce the launch of the BreatheWell St. Mary’s initiative, a comprehensive air quality monitoring and health education initiative for St. Mary’s County. Through BreatheWell St. Mary’s outdoor air quality sensors will be installed across the county that will measure particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide...
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Eight Injured and One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Sunderland

Eight Injured and One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Sunderland

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, at approximately 2:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Route 2 and Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland, for the reported head-on collision with subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved with one vehicle off the roadway with three patients...
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Calvert County to Conduct Controlled Burn of Meadows on Monday, March 8, 2021

Calvert County to Conduct Controlled Burn of Meadows on Monday, March 8, 2021

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Division, advises citizens that the Maryland Forest Service will conduct a controlled burn of meadows at the following Calvert County nature parks on Monday, March 8, 2021: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (2880 Grays Road, Prince Frederick) Gatewood Preserve (2800 Grays Road, Prince Frederick) Biscoe...
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VIDEO: Two Washington, D.C. Men Arrested After High Speed Chase Across St. Mary’s and Charles County

VIDEO: Two Washington, D.C. Men Arrested After High Speed Chase Across St. Mary’s and Charles County

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspected impaired driver in the area of Patuxent Beach Road and Three Notch Road in California. When the Deputy stepped out of his vehicle, the suspect fled at a...
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