August 24, 2019

Night-Time Testing Noise Advisory for Aug. 19-23

Night-Time Testing

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Pax River airfield are advised that helicopter nighttime testing events are scheduled to take place Aug. 19-23, 2019. The nighttime test events are scheduled from 8 pm to 12:30 am.

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HEAL Action Team Will Meet Aug. 28

Access to Care Team Meets

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital supports the HEAL Action Team which will meet from 1 to 2 pm Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at Health Connections at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.

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Who’s Who on St. George Island/Paul Haskell

St. George Island

“I glory in the beauty and solitude, and basking of St. George Island and Piney Point, in the warmth of the wonderfully friendly people.” … Paul Haskell

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DoD: Contractors Self-Reported Waste Tally Is $200M

Contractors

The Defense Department’s inspector general says that contractors have returned more than $200 million to the US in the decade since it became mandatory to self-report potential fraud, waste, or abuse.

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Hazardous Waste Collection Sept. 21

Hazardous Waste collection day

It’s time for citizens to clean out barns, basements, sheds, garages, storage areas under kitchen sinks and properly discard potentially toxic/dangerous materials. St. Mary’s County residents wishing to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials will once again have an opportunity to do so. The St. Andrew’s Landfill will host a Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, from 8 am and 4:30 pm.

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SMECO Annual Meeting Coming Up

SMECO Annual Meeting

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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Teen Court Volunteers Recognized

Teen Court

Many of the volunteers who regularly support the Teen Court program in St. Mary’s County were recognized during a Volunteer Recognition Banquet this summer, hosted by the Department of Aging and Human Services.

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Parasites Summer in St. George Marshes

Plant parasites, dodders, are increasingly invading the High Tide and Water bushes along the shoreline of St. George Island. Like the Cap’n, they send messages, too.

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Misconduct Allegations Stall DoD’s Cloud Contract Award

cloud computing

President Trump’s concern that the DoD $10B cloud-computing contract is biased toward Amazon prompts DefSec Mark Esper to order another review of the acquisition process. The competition is between Amazon and Microsoft.

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Youth Mentoring Roundtable Discussion Set

Youth Mentoring

Youth Mentoring program representatives in St. Mary’s County are invited to attend a roundtable discussion at 5:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Lexington Park Library.

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