August 19, 2018

Pax River Environmental Review Begins

Restoration Advisory Board

Every five years, Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County is subject to review to ensure that it is effectively mitigating its environmental impact on the region. The latest environmental review is about to start.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day March 24

Hazardous waste collection day

Spring is a 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, March 24, 2018, between 8 am and 4:30 pm.

March 7 Meeting Will Discuss Tourism Transition

March 7 Meeting Will Discuss Tourism Transition

The St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development will host a meeting March 7 for community members and tourism industry partners to discuss the transition of the county’s tourism division to a non-profit entity.

High Wind Warnings Remain in Effect

Wind Warnings

A high wind warning remains in effect through Saturday, March 3, 2018. Winds of between 30 and 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph can be expected. Some downed trees have been reported in the northern part of St. Mary’s County.

Great Mills Pool Bubble to Be Replaced

Pool bubble

Work is about to start to replace the inflatable pool bubble at the Great Mills Swimming Pool.

Route 5 Intersection Work Begins in March

Route 5 Intersection

Critical construction at the Route 5 intersection in Leonardtown with Abell Street and Moakley Street will begin in March, and the first stage will continue through the summer.

New Sheriff’s Deputies Sworn In

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulates the eight new deputies who were sworn in and graduated from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy on Feb. 9, 2018.

Munitions Disposal Comments Close March 16

Munitions Disposal

March 16 is the last day for public comment on the non-time-critical removal action at the historic munitions disposal area called Environmental Restoration Program Site UXO -001 at NAS Patuxent River.

Conference Will Feature Indigenous Speakers

Conference Will Feature Indigenous Speakers

The Shifting the Paradigm Back to Humanity one-day conference Feb. 24 will feature progressive, indigenous speakers from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area who will address current issues that affect Native American, Latino, and African-American citizens.

Sheriff Offers Safety, Security Training

Safety, Security Training

Places of worship and faith-based service providers are becoming more and more concerned with safety and security. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is offering a training session in Lexington Park for these communities.