November 24, 2014

Walden Awarded SBIRT Grant

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St. Mary’s Health Department awarded Walden a grant to increase how many people access substance abuse treatment services.

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SMECO Donates CFLs to Food Bank

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On Nov. 6, SMECO donated 30,000 CFLs to the Southern Maryland Food Bank. The CFLs will help Southern Maryland families facing economic hardship to reduce their energy costs so they can free up limited resources for other necessities.

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Register by Nov. 25 – E-cigarette Workshop


The FDA Center for Tobacco Products will host a public workshop series on Dec. 10 and 11, 2014, to gather scientific information and stimulate discussion about electronic cigarettes.

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Dr. Roxanne Richards’ New Location


Family medicine physician Roxanne Richards, MD, is now accepting patients in her new location at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Primary Care, 20945 Great Mills Road, Suite 203, in Lexington Park, Md.

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Sailing Center Chesapeake Grooms Champions for Hosted Championship

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SCC praises local support of So. Maryland Sailing Foundation, host of the MASSA Varsity 2014 Championship at their home port, Tall Timbers Marina.

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Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Month


To raise awareness of the county’s problems with homelessness and hunger, the commissioners have declared the month of November Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Month in St. Mary’s County.

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SMECO Alerts Customers to Avoid Scams

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SMECO warns customer-members not to provide personal financial or electric account information to unauthorized callers.

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MTA Changes Commuter Express Bus Routes

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Effective Nov. 1, 2014, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will rename Washington, D.C.-Southern Maryland commuter express bus Routes 903, 905, and 909 with new route patterns.

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Local Hazardous Waste Collection Nov. 1

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St. Mary’s residents have one more opportunity this fall to safely dispose of household hazardous waste at the St. Andrew’s Landfill on Nov. 1.

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Mattingly’s Plan to Stem Drug Epidemic

Shane Mattingly for States Attorney

State’s Attorney Candidate Shane Mattingly outlines his plan to combat the drug epidemic in St. Mary’s County.

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