March 29, 2015

Plan Abandoned for Wind Turbine Farm

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Great Bay Wind Center abandons its plans to build a wind turbine farm in the Chesapeake Bay, blaming legislation of Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s.

Chancellor Thanks St. Mary’s for Building 3 Support

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USMd Chancellor Brit Kirwan & Chair of the Bd. of Governors of SoMd Higher Ed Center Joseph Anderson thank St. Mary’s for a $1M pledge toward construction of a Southern Maryland Academic and Research Center, aka, Building 3.

4th Chancellor Named to Univ. System of MD

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A new chancellor will be at the helm as plans for a University System of Maryland classroom and research facility move forward.

UMD UAS Test Site Flies Talon 240

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The Talon 240 is the start. Other projects in progress at the UMD UAS Test Site include natural resource surveys, utilities inspections, agriculture research, and support to emergency services.

From St. Mary’s to Crisfield UAS Airfields

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A quick video and even quicker glimpse of the first UAV to test out of the UMd. UAS Test Site.

First UAS Test Flight a Success

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The UMd Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site successfully launched its first Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Dec. 5 from its partner airfield in Crisfield, MD.

FAA OKs UAS Flight at St. Mary’s

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Del. John Bohanan: “This FAA stamp of approval is the federal government’s recognition of our airspace integration efforts” at St. Mary’s Airport.

Boh’s Efforts Pay Off: DoD Objects to Turbines

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Del. John Bohanan ‘s pledge to protect NAS:Pax River from wind turbines that threatened the base’s testing mission, achieved a long-fought victory late last week when the Pentagon formally opposed the turbines.

Senator – Delegate Forum Live Oct. 28

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The races for the two St. Mary’s County delegate seats, the St. Mary’s/Calvert delegate seat, and the St. Mary’s County/lower Calvert County state senatorial seat will be the focus of the forum.

Bohanan Paves the Way for Rt. 5 Improvements

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For decades a the lack of shoulders Rt 5 from Camp Brown Road to Point Lookout concerned Ridge residents and visitors. MD transportation secretary says delegate’s actions this year launched the project.