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St. Mary's County

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  • St. Mary's County warns of potential dam failure

    St. Mary's County has notified residents downstream from St. Mary's Lake Dam of significant flooding from heavy rains that came along with Hurricane Irene. The county had warned residents that the dam could fail. Eddie Hopkins, a spokesman for the...
  • Irene damage closes area schools, stymies efforts to restore power

    Irene damage closes area schools, stymies efforts to restore power
    Schools throughout the region are closed today and hundreds of thousands of families and businesses remain without power as Marylanders clean up after Hurricane Irene. The transportation grid was coming back to life, and stores were restocking shelves...
  • Most Baltimore area school systems closed Tuesday

    Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County schools will be closed Tuesday as those systems postponed the start of the school year for a second day in a row because of power outages caused by Hurricane Irene. Anne Arundel, which opened schools...
  • Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week begins Sept. 12

    Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week begins Sept. 12
    Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week is Sept. 12-16. A kickoff celebration for the fourth annual is being held on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Benjamin Banneker Elementary School in St. Mary's County, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The program is designed to help...
  • Another day of high water and rising rivers in Maryland

    Another day of high water and rising rivers in Maryland
    After heavy rains from remnants of Tropical Storm Lee washed away bridges and roads, overwhelmed sewage systems and may have contributed to at least one Baltimore-area death, the runoff threatened to overwhelm Maryland towns along the Susquehanna River...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
  • GOP, others find faults with proposed map

    GOP, others find faults with proposed map
    Maryland Republicans criticized a proposal Tuesday to redraw the state's congressional map, saying a Democratic-controlled panel seeking to bolster the party's position would separate communities with like-minded views and fuse areas with little in...
  • Hollywood in Bel Air

    Harford County is hardly Tinsel Town. The closest places to Bel Air named Hollywood are in St. Mary's County on Maryland's very lower Western Shore and in Carbon County, Pa., not too far from Scranton, backdrop for the hit TV series "The Office." Yet Bel...
  • Leonardtown chef sweeps National Oyster Cook-Off

    A Southern Maryland chef swept the National Oyster Cook-Off on Saturday at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, a festival organizer said. Chef Loic Francois Jaffres, who owns and operates Café des Artistes in Leonardtown, took the contest's three top...
  • GOP volunteer hopes to engage students

    GOP volunteer hopes to engage students
    One in a series of profiles of Maryland delegates to the Republican National Convention She graduated in 1989 with a degree in political science, but politics never held Deb Rey's interest. Like most people coming out of college, she was mainly concerned...
  • Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon

    Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon
    Ten Maryland schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday. Six elementary schools received the honor: Crofton Meadows in Anne Arundel County, Woodholme in Baltimore County, Ring...