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Maryland’s Finest Fitness Challenge Set For April 7 At Assateague State Park

(PIKESVILLE, Md.)  — Register online now and guarantee your spot in Maryland’s Finest Fitness Challenge, set for Saturday, April 7. The free event will take place at Assateague State Park in Worcester County.  Register online at  for the challenge and be sure to check in before 10 a.m. at the event.  Check-in begins at 8 a.m. […]

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Cigna to acquire Express Scripts for $67 billion in cash, stock and debt

08 March 2018 Drives greater affordability and connectivity with customers and their health care providers, while making health care simpler Creates an expanded portfolio of health services with greater choice, alignment and value across a proven services platform Expands distribution of health services for employers, health plans and government agencies Delivers first year double digit earnings per […]

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Registration for the CCPS Three-Year-Old Program begins April 16

Registration for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) three-year-old program begins Monday, April 16 at county Title I elementary schools. Interested parents must schedule an appointment at their child’s zoned elementary school to complete the application process for the 2018-19 school year. Applications will be accepted by appointment only. The three-year-old program is located at […]

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Valley Lee Couple Shares Story of Recovery and the Importance of CPR

‘It Came On With No Warning’ Gloria and Francis Bean were walking on July 4 — a typical sticky summer day, like many in Southern Maryland — when, without warning, Francis went into cardiac arrest. They’d just completed a walk around Francis’ brother’s farm: a pleasant routine for the Valley Lee couple. Francis typically joins […]

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Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss the FY 2019 Staff Recommended Budget

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing Tuesday, March 20, 2018, to consider and receive comments regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 staff recommended budget. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at the Calvert Pines Senior Center located at 450 W. Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. Citizens […]

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Comptroller Franchot’s Statement on Revised Revenue Estimates

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 7, 2018) – The Board of Revenue Estimates voted today to decrease the revenue projection for the State of Maryland for Fiscal Year 2018 by $39.4 million and to increase the projection for Fiscal Year 2019 by $433.6 million. The FY 2019 revision is largely the result of federal tax reform that is expected […]

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Rebounding underwater grasses signal recovering Chesapeake Bay

by Joan Smedinghoff March 06, 2018 Underwater grasses are a critical part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Also known as submerged aquatic vegetation or SAV, underwater grasses are plants that grow in the shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Now, a new study finds that on-land nutrient reductions along with conservation initiatives have resulted in a […]

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Renovations to Temporarily Close Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit Beginning March 12

Leonardtown, Maryland (March 9, 2018) – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s inpatient Behavioral Health Unit will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning March 12 as renovations to the unit get underway. Due to mandatory hospital regulations, the unit will be receiving new ceilings and new flooring. The hospital’s daytime Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) will continue uninterrupted as the construction is taking […]

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SMAC Spring schedule for Friday, March 9, 2018

TimeEventLocationDetailsTBDBasketball:Boys Varsity State Semi-FinalsTBA vs. TBA @ University Of Maryland TBDBasketball:Girls Varsity State Semi-FinalsTBA vs. TBA @ University Of Maryland 4:00pmSoftball: Varsity ScrimmageThomas Stone vs. Calvert @ Calvert High School 4:30pmBaseball: Varsity GameWestlake vs. Great Mills High School @ Great Mills High School 4:30pmBaseball: Varsity ScrimmageWestlake vs. Great Mills High School @ Great Mills High School 4:30pmLacrosse:Girls Varsity ScrimmageJames M Bennett vs. Huntingtown @ Huntingtown 4:30pmSoftball: […]