SoMD Chronicle Week in Review April 23-29, 2022

Calvert County:

Calvert Hospice signs letter of intent to join Hospice Chesapeake: Calvert Hospice Chairman of the Board, Gregory Kernan, and Executive Director, Sarah Simmons, announced today that the organization has signed a letter of intent with Hospice of the Chesapeake to explore the acquisition of Calvert Hospice by Hospice of the Chesapeake, a nonprofit Maryland hospice organization.

Chesapeake Beach Comprehensive Plan 2021 Update Passes: During April 21, 2022, City council meetingThe Chesapeake Beach City Council has approved the 2021 Comprehensive Plan Update.

The Treasurer of the City of North Beach will retire at the end of the year: T. Dale Clark, MBA, announced his planned retirement as City Treasurer at the end of 2021. Serving as Treasurer since October 2018, Dales’ extensive experience as a corporate controller has streamlined accounting procedures of the city, implemented successful internal and external audits, and ensured multiple levels of review of all financial transactions.

Charles County:

The Charles Co Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Waldorf home invasion: At 2:43 a.m. on April 16, officers responded to the 2800 block of Homette Place in Waldorf to the report of a home invasion. A preliminary investigation revealed that two unknown suspects broke into a trailer.

Successful event for Island Music Company and Martin’s Service Station showcasing the Martin Guitar Experience: Wow! The Martin Experience at Island Music Company on April 20and, 2022 was one for books! Guitar enthusiasts from all over the east coast have come to the MARTIN GUITAR EXPERIENCE at Island Music Company! As soon as the clock struck 2:00 p.m., a crowd filled the store and gathered around Martin Guitars Sales Representative Brendan Hackett and Island Music Company staff to view Martin’s products and soak up latest information on what was happening. and what’s to come with Martin Guitar products and how they can best meet their musical needs!

A La Plata man is serving a 40-year prison sentence in connection with the 2019 Nanjemoy murder attempt: Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington announced that on Thursday, April 28, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Donine Carrington Martin sentenced Deon Lennard Johnson, 26, of La Platato 40 years in prison for attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, fourth-degree burglary, and disobeying a peace order.

St. Mary’s County:

Police are investigating a third shooting at Lexington Park in the past 48 hours: On April 28, 2022, at 4:57 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46700 block of Marshall Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting.

Lexington Park apartment fire under investigation, 26 displaced On Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 4:19 a.m., the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, along with several other area businesses, responded to a reported structure fire in the 49000 block of Valley Court.

SMCSO announces new members of the Lexington Park COP Unit: When we think of policing, we tend to immediately imagine traffic stops and high-speed chases. However, there is often another aspect that the public rarely sees: community policing. The origins of community policing date back to the 19th century. The general theory of community policing began when law enforcement officers wanted to become more active within communities they served to deter crime and/or criminal activity.

State of Maryland/Regional:

Maryland Fishing Report for Friday, April 29, 2022; April has been a wonderful month for fishing, especially for our takeout trout anglers. Maryland Department of Natural Resources personnel are out weekly to stock trout waters throughout the state.

Governor Hogan announces a $200 million affordable housing project to meet rising costs: Governor Larry Hogan today announced that more than $200 million in funding tools and new programs will be made available to create new affordable housing opportunities in the state. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will administer the funds to produce more than 6,000 additional units statewide amid rising construction costs and interest rates.

Sports betting facilities pay $577,019 to the state in March: Maryland’s five sports betting facilities have combined to contribute $577,019 to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. Each sports betting licensee pays 15% of their taxable winnings to the state.


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