April 5, 2020

Whitetail Solar Project Application Withdrawn

Whitetail Solar Project

The St. Mary’s County Board of Appeals public hearing scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Leonardtown has been canceled. The Whitetail VI Solar Projects application has been withdrawn.

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QuickBooks Training: Registration Open

QuickBooks training

Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC still has openings for members of the business community to participate in its QuickBooks Online Training Sessions.

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Reflections Exhibit Opens at MedStar St. Mary’s

Reflections

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s newest exhibit takes a look back at the hospital’s 1953 Spring Festival Concert. The fund-raising event drew a crowd of celebrity guests including Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife.

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Hoyer Speaks Against Offshore Drilling

Offshore Drilling

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer spoke recently on the House floor to support three bills that will block oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. 

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SMECO Members Elected at Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative held its 81st annual meeting Aug. 29, 2019, at Middleton Hall in Waldorf, and after counting close to 8,000 votes, members from all three Southern Maryland counties were elected to the board of directors.

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Deadline Nears on Top Opportunity Zone Returns

Opportunity Zone

Opportunity Zones are complicated and the window for maximum tax benefits is closing the end of 2019. Cathy Askey of Askey, Askey & Associates unpacked the basics and some of the details of the tax deferral, tax reduction, and tax elimination opportunities in the Opportunity Zone.

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SMECO, CoBank Donate to Local Organizations

CoBank

Three organizations recently received donations from the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and CoBank.

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Funding Provides Training for STEM Educators

STEM Educators

Maryland elected officials, including Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, have come together to secure funding to train STEM Educators in the state. 

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SMECO Annual Meeting Coming Up

SMECO Board

Every year, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative holds its members’ meeting to elect directors and vote on any bylaw changes. This year, the SMECO Annual Meeting is set for Aug. 29.

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Lighting Audit Can Save Businesses Cash

Lighting Audit

Small businesses in Southern Maryland might qualify for up to 80 percent rebates on their Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative bills for LED lighting retrofits, after getting a lighting audit.

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