October 24, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Airport Set to Host Next Farmers Market -

Friday, October 23, 2020

County Series Puts Focus on Small Businesses -

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mobile Food Drive Set Oct. 24 -

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Pandemic Sending Residents Outdoors -

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Audit to Probe How DoD Spent COVID Relief Funds

Audit

The Pentagon’s inspector general will audit DoD’s distribution of $1 billion from the CARES Act to determine if money designated for a coronavirus response went to defense contractors instead.

Navy Has New Ship Rules for Dealing With COVID

Rules

The US Navy now has new rules on how to continue operating in the midst of a global pandemic. The services says these plans and strategy are based on the scientific and operational lessons gained in the past seven months.

New Navy Goal Is a 530-Ship Fleet

530 ship fleet

Forget a 355-ship goal for the US Navy. The Pentagon is now recommending a fleet as large as 530 ships and moving the service toward a lighter force with many more ships but fewer aircraft carriers and large surface combatants.

FEMA Funds for MedStar Health COVID Response

MedStar Health

MedStar Health was awarded more than $20 million in emergency federal funding to support its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer’s office announced.

Bill Aims to Avert Government Shutdown

CARES Act

House Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would keep the government running through December 11. Senate Republicans have said they will oppose the spending bill.

Pentagon Task Force to Study UFO Reports

UFO

A new Pentagon task force will investigate reports of unidentified flying objects from service members.

Bill Would Create Medal of Honor Monument

Medal of Honor

A bipartisan bill in the US Senate — the National Medal of Honor Monument Act — would create a monument to honor the more than 3,500 medal recipients who have performed extraordinary valor in combat.

Health Dept: COVID Cases Surpass 1,000 in County

COVID

The St. Mary’s County Health Department confirmed Sunday that the number of St. Mary’s County residents testing positive for COVID-19 has surpassed 1,000.

Pilot Project Will Monitor COVID-19 in Wastewater

Pilot Project Will Monitor COVID-19 in Wastewater

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission, St. Mary’s County Health Department, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland have partnered on a pilot project to monitor the presence of COVID-19 in local wastewater.

Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing in Lex Park

Walk-Up COVID Testing in Lex Park

Updates: Walk-up COVID-19 testing for St. Mary’s County residents will be offered in Lexington Park noon to 8 pm Wednesday, June 17. Business relief fund criteria changes.