January 18, 2019

DoD Loses $28B in Expired Funds

DoD Loses $28B

The first ever Pentagon audit led to the discovery of nearly $28B in funds that expired in 2018. The military is prevented from using expired funds for new projects.

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SMECO: Watch Out for Scammers


Scammers have been calling customer members of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative and making threats, and the cooperative wants to make sure residents of the area know about the illegal activity. 

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Library Show Features Dunning Art


A few days remain to see the gallery show featuring the work of local artist Jason Dunning at the Lexington Park Library. The show runs through Jan. 15 during regular library hours.

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CSM Women’s Lax Gets New Coach

Molly O’Friel has been named the new College of Southern Maryland women’s lacrosse coach.

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Shutdown Pain Keeps Growing


A quarter of the federal government has been partially closed for more than two weeks. Check out the growing list of shutdown-affected agencies here and on the Eastern Shore.

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Message From the Cap’n: Cold Snaps a Comin’

Government has closed down the readings on the Interpretive Buoy System in the Chesapeake Bay, but nothing is going to stop winter from making its annual mark on the region. Check out Cap’n Jack’s take on it all starting with the fishing report through predictions for another cold snap over the full moon in January 2019.

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Register Now for Junior Science Symposium

Junior Science

High school students can register now to participate in the 2019 Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, set for Saturday, March 30, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The symposium is being managed by The Patuxent Partnership.

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Maryland Among Top States Affected by Shutdown

Maryland ranks among the top states most affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The District of Columbia ranked the top most affected state (No. 1), followed by New Mexico (No. 2), and Maryland (No. 3).

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Lawmakers Take a Tour of Pax River


Congressman Steny H. Hoyer started 2019 with a tour  of Naval Air Station Patuxent River along with Congressman Anthony Brown and state Senator-elect Jack Bailey.

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Behavioral Health Action Team to Meet

Access to Care Behavioral Health Action Team

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership is planning a meeting of the Behavioral Health Action Team from 2 to 3:30 pm Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the St. Mary’s County Health Department in Leonardtown. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital supports the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership.

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