January 16, 2019

Who’s Who on St. George Island/William Gary Robrecht (1944-2018)

Gary Robrecht

“Some of my fondest memories of the island are of going to Letcher Lampkins’ store in the evening or at night , when the watermen were all there sitting around talking. I would listen with amazement to the stories of the boatloads of oysters and crabs caught in the years gone by.” Gary Robrecht

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MedStar to Hold Infant CPR Classes

MedStar to Hold Infant CPR Classes

Infant CPR classes will be offered at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. The first class will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm Monday, Jan. 28.

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Death-Defying F35 Maneuvers on Display

Long in coming, but now that it has arrived, the F35 fighter jet is winning over pilots and spectators with its death defying capabilities.

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Van Hollen Is CSM Commencement Speaker

US Sen. Chris Van Hollen will deliver the keynote address at the College of Southern Maryland graduation ceremony Jan. 17.

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Hoyer: Dec. ’18 Jobs Report Encouraging

Jobs Report

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report shows that payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December 2018, and the unemployment
rate rose to 3.9 percent.

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Settlement Reached in Fitzgerald Collision

Sailors Killed in Destroyer Collision

Olympic Steamship Company, owner of the merchant vessel, the ACX Crystal, that collided with the USS Fitzgerald in 2017, will pay the US government nearly $27 million as part of a settlement agreement. Seven sailors drowned.

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Lex Park ArtsPark Stalls, Festival Canceled

ArtsPark

The St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation has canceled its 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival and put its plans for a Lexington Park ArtsPark on hold after conditions changed regarding long-anticipated funding.

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Learn About Positioning, Navigation, Timing

Positioning, Navigation

The Patuxent Partnership will host a conference on matters related to  Positioning, Navigation, and Timing in GPS-denied environments — locations where GPS is not allowed for various reasons. The conference is set for Feb. 5, 2019, from 8 am to 2:30 pm at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, MD.

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Is Acting DefSec Playing Favorites?

Acting DefSec Patrick Shanahan’s remarks during his 18 months at the Pentagon have spurred accusations that he is boosting his former employer Boeing, fueling questions about whether he harbors a bias against other big military contractors.

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St. Mary’s Govt. Operational Status for Jan. 14

Here’s an updated list of closures and schedule changes for St. Mary’s County Government effective Monday, Jan. 14.

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