January 18, 2019

DoD Wants More F-35s in the Air

Big Winner

It’s a tall order from DefSec Jim Mattis, but the US needs more F-35s in the air. Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, says they’ll get it done.

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Calvert Cliffs Siren Test: Noon Dec. 3

Calvert Cliffs

A full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Dorchester counties will take place at noon Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

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Hoyer Honored by Majority Leader Election

Hoyer Meets With Workers Impacted by Shutdown

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) was elected by acclamation as majority leader of the House of Representatives on Nov. 28, 2018. 

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Connections Reading Set for Dec. 7

Connections Reading

People who have contributed to the latest College of Southern Maryland Connections literary magazine will be reading their work during a presentation at 7:30 pm Dec. 7, 2018, at the college’s La Plata Campus.

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TPP/ANA/MCAA Panel to Discuss Marine Air

Marine Air

Join The Patuxent Partnership on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum for the TPP-ANA-MCAA panel, “Marine Air: The Sea-Based Inside Force.”

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Annapolis Delegation, Commissioners Plan Hearing

St. Mary’s County citizens are encouraged to attend a joint meeting of the St. Mary’s County legislative delegation to Annapolis and the St. Mary’s County commissioners at 6 pm Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Leonardtown.

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Call for Workshop Proposals for STEM-ING


The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and The Patuxent Partnership will host the annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – Inspiring the Next Generation event on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

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Boeing 737 Safety System Implicated in Crash

Boeing 737

Pilots repeatedly fought to override an automatic safety system installed in the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane before the plane hurtled nose-first into the Java Sea.

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2018 Hospice Ornament Released

Hospice Ornament

With support from MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Hospice of St. Mary’s has released its newest Christmas ornament. The 2018 Hospice Ornament features a beautiful red cardinal.

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Paddle for Heroes Scholarship Awarded

Paddle for Heroes

College of Southern Maryland student Stephen Vallandingham has been awarded the Paddle for Heroes Scholarship by the Leonardtown Rotary Club. 

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