January 24, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Charging Station Available at Town Library

Charging Station

The first of 20 electric vehicle charging stations to be built in St. Mary’s County is now operational at the Leonardtown Library.

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DNR Bird Stamp Contest Has a Winner

Bird Stamp

Scott Calpino has won the Maryland Department of Natural Resources annual Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest.

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Christmas Trees Recycled Until Jan. 31

Trees Recycling

A reminder for St. Mary’s County residents: Christmas trees can be dropped off at the St. Andrew’s Landfill and the county convenience centers free of charge. Undecorated trees may be placed in the designated areas at these sites through Jan. 31, 2021.

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State Receives Funds to Expand Efforts to Fight COVID

Fight COVID

Maryland lawmakers announced federal funding for the Maryland Department of Health to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution, contact tracing, and testing.

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Rice, Moore Selected Civilians of Year at Pax

Civilians

Jason Rice and Russell Moore were named the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Senior and Junior Civilians of the Year, respectively.

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New Faces, New Policies, New Administration

President Joe Biden was expected to quickly sign executive orders on the coronavirus, immigration, and climate following an inauguration completed under unprecedented security. Before inauguration Biden already had new faces in DoD, worried Wall Street, and ask for another DefSec waiver.

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MET Volunteer Land Stewards Needed

Land Stewards

Maryland Environmental Trust is looking for volunteers who are passionate about land conservation to work in the field as volunteer land stewards. Two virtual training classes are being offered in January and February.

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Night-Time Testing Noise Advisory Jan. 19-22

F-35B JSF over Pax River

Communities surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating nighttime testing events are scheduled to take place from 3 to 9:30 pm Tuesday, January 19, to Friday, January 22, 2021.

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MD Mourns Passing of Mike Miller

Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., who served nearly 50 years in the state legislature, died January 15, 2021. He was 78.

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Inauguration Day: What It Took to Get Here

Morning Coffee

Welcome to Inauguration Day, being held this year amid a pandemic and unprecedented threats of violence as Joe Biden becomes president of the United States and Kamala Harris enters history as the first female vice president of the US. Some of the road and bridge closures and other accommodations are reported here.

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