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7/21/2014 -
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Clear the clutter at county shred event

Do you have stacks of old paperwork and documents at home, ready for disposal? If so, bring them to Charles County's free document-shredding event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) in the stadium parking area on...

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7/17/2014 -
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Project foes address board, demand safety study

With litigation in progress, the Calvert County Commissioners sat stoically Tuesday, July 15 as five county citizens opposed to the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Project offered more criticism for the board's support of the plan...

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7/12/2014 -
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Mother Nature can wreak havoc on Southern Maryland motorists

Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your vehicle. Chesapeake Bay area drivers face a trifecta of natural challenges — winters that challenge your vehicle and the roads, salt air, and humid summers. The damage from Mother Nature can be just as bad...

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7/2/2014 -
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Shaw - 'We are not going to take on FERC'

A letter from the Calvert County Environmental Commission to the Calvert County Commissioners regarding the recent environmental assessment of a plan to convert a 40-year old gas plant in Lusby into an import facility prompted one county commissioner...

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7/2/2014 -
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Annual analysis of Blue Crab population voices caution

The newly released 2014 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report encourages fishery managers around the Chesapeake Bay to take a risk-averse approach to blue crab management this year, due primarily to a decrease in the number of female...

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6/28/2014 -
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Household hazardous waste collection July 5

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, July 5. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot...

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6/27/2014 -
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Maryland achieved pollution reduction targets for Bay restoration

The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today that Maryland achieved its 2013 pollution reduction milestones for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment. Maryland met its targets, in large part due to conservation practices such as record cover crops...

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6/27/2014 -
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Celebrate independence by supporting Maryland Farmers this July fourth

With Fourth of July picnics and cookouts just a week away, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) suggests citizens celebrate America's independence by indulging in delicious, locally grown food - from locally produced meat, locally grown...

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6/23/2014 -
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Change to recycling pickup in Calvert County

RECYCLING Beginning July 2, 2014, recycling will be collected EVERY Wednesday. Click here for the Residential Recycling Guide to help you with your recycling efforts. Please note that items to be recyled DO NOT have to be separated...

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6/22/2014 -
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Crocodile in the Chesapeake: Sailing team wins bay race, eyes Bermuda

With a recent win under their belts, a local sailing crew focuses on its next big race from Newport, Rhode Island to St. David's Head, Bermuda. The Crocodile, a monohull sailing yacht skippered by retired Marine Corps pilot Scott "Gus" Ward, took first...

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6/20/2014 -
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Court won't hear Sierra Club's Cove Point appeal

Maryland's highest court ruled Thursday, June 19 that it was denying a petition submitted by the Sierra Club appealing the ruling of a lower court in the club's effort to halt the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Project. In a brief order signed...

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6/20/2014 -
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State permanently preserves Charles County farmland

The State permanently preserved 228 acres of farmland, eliminating 50 developmental rights, in Charles and Washington counties through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O'Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding...

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6/18/2014 -
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UPDATE: Beaches now OPEN in North Cavert County

UPDATE as of June 18: ALL CLEAR! The beach is OPEN! The water is safe! Dragon Boats will be in the water for the practices tonight and the rest of the week BEACH CLOSURES FOR NORTHERN CALVERT COUNTY Due to a release of untreated...

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6/12/2014 -
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FERC denies comment extension requests

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has made its decision on requests to extend the public comment period on the environmental assessment it issued last month pertaining to the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)...

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6/9/2014 -
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Fowler's wade-in 'sneaker index' drops

One local scientist declared the malady plaguing the Patuxent River was curable. If the data culled from the 2014 Bernie Fowler Patuxent River Wade-In is any indication, the patient's road to recovery still has a long way to go. The annual event at Jefferson...

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6/5/2014 -
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Bernie Fowler's Wade-in is Sunday, June 8

Bernie Fowler, who served as Calvert County commissioner from 1970-1982 and as Maryland state senator from 1983-1994, joined more than 225 attendees......

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6/1/2014 -
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Attendees show colors at Cove Point hearing

Hundreds took advantage of an opportunity to show federal representatives how they feel about a polarizing local project. The plan to construct a multi-billion dollar liquefaction facility at the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant...

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5/28/2014 -
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Bay region farmers eligible for additional federal money

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the Chesapeake Bay region has been selected as one of eight Critical Conservation Areas (CCA), part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), in the federal Farm Bill...

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5/28/2014 -
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Pros and antis prepare for FERC meeting

A meeting requested by U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny Hoyer [D-MD District 5] regarding the proposed expansion of the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant in Lusby is scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon, May...

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5/25/2014 -
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Input sought on reducing rain water runoff pollutionp

Charles County is dedicated to keeping our local watersheds and waterways free from runoff pollution to help maintain healthy and productive ecosystems. Residents, businesses, and county government all play a role in creating an environment that is safe and healthy for everyone. The county is seekin

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