September 18, 2018

Hogan Visits CSM Hughesville Campus

Hughesville Campus

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was welcomed by College of Southern Maryland President Dr. Maureen Murphy to the Center for Trades and Energy Training at CSM’s Regional Hughesville Campus recently.

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Hoyer: Challenges Continue to Plague Economy

Economy

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer says there is good and bad news in the August 2018 jobs report — 95 consecutive months of positive job growth, yet “our economy continues to be plagued with deep structural challenges, the result of which are stagnant wages, uncertainty for small businesses, looming debt, and a generation of American workers unable to get ahead.”

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Aircraft Big Winner in Defense Budget

Big Winner

House and Senate conference committees have finalized a $675 billion defense spending bill. Aircraft of all kinds are the overall winner.

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SMECO Tallies Votes for Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative held its Annual Meeting on Aug. 29, 2018, at co-op headquarters in Hughesville. The board of directors election was conducted by mail before the meeting, yielding about 6,000 votes.

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Panel to Focus on Naval Aviation Agility

Aviation Agility

The Patuxent Partnership and the Association of Naval Aviation are hosting an educational panel event on Oct. 3 titled “Naval Aviation Agility and Lethality in Contested Environments.” The event will be held from 5 to  7 pm at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.

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Military Joins Relief Efforts After Hurricane

Hurricane Relief Efforts

The military has joined relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence’s landfall. DoD has assigned 13,470 personnel and deployed 1,286 military assets, according to the US Northern Command.

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Smithsonian Museum Day at St. Clement’s, Piney Point

Museum Day

St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park in Piney Point will open their doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day.

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Fuel Leak Contained Near Pax River NAS

Fuel Leak

A civilian watercraft in the Patuxent River was leaking fuel Aug. 28, 2018, and staff from Naval Air Station Patuxent River saw the leak and began working to contain it, then successfully turned over containment and cleanup efforts for the partially submerged civilian watercraft to the US Coast Guard two days later.

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Hoyer Joins Fight to Preserve Pay Raises

Pay Raises

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer and other members of Congress sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to reject the president’s plan to cancel scheduled pay raises for federal employees.

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Innovation, Education Meet at Velocity Center

Velocity Center

State leaders have been stopping by the site of the future College of Southern Maryland Velocity Center in Indian Head.

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