Recap of the SoMD week from November 26 to December 2, 2022

Calvert County:

Counties that send most people to Calvert County, MD: Using data from the US Census Bureau, Stacker compiled a list of counties that sent the most people to Calvert County, Maryland. Counties and county equivalents are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved from the county to Calvert County, MD between 2015 and 2019.

Calvert Volunteers Participating in the 2022 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Service: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend honored 148 fallen firefighters at the 2022 Roll of Honor in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Electric fire in the kitchen drives out the Lusby family: On 25 November 2022, the Solomons Volunteer Fire Service responded to Ropeknot Road over a reported building fire.

Charles County:

Family loses home as burning brush spirals out of control: On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported house and brush fire at Harmony Farm Place. 75 firefighters responded and upon arrival discovered a brush fire threatening a home and vehicle.

Students at C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School visit CSM for a day to experience Destination College: For the weekend before Thanksgiving, the students at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) La Plata campus looked a little younger than usual.

The Charles Co. Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office honored 16 retirees and 29 honorees at a banquet in the Greater Waldorf Jaycees on Friday, November 4th. Honorees were recognized for service to the agency, outstanding field work, or bravery. Retired Lt. Col. Dave Saunders served as master of ceremonies.

St Mary’s County:

Maryland’s Hoyer Adapting to New Executive Role: Outgoing House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, began transitioning into a new role after resigning from his leadership position on November 17.

St. Mary’s Lt. Trow receives final salute after 25 years of service: Lt. Russell Trow received the Final Salute from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 after serving 25 years and three months with the agency since August 1997.

TPP selects Jennifer Brown as new SoMD 2030 Workforce Development Director: Jen Brown has been selected as Workforce Development and Programs Director for the newly funded SoMD 2030 Workforce Development Initiative.

State of Maryland/National:

Sports Betting in Maryland for a quick start: Location services company GeoComply said it tracked 16.5 million transactions in the state from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. That was almost twice as many transactions as in Virginia at the same time. And it was more than the combined transactions made in Virginia and Indiana during that time.

Moore’s promise of free preschool must balance cost, resources, and quality learning: Moore wants to give students the opportunity to complete one year of service after high school, raise the minimum wage to $15 this year instead of the planned increase in 2025, and help small businesses by modernizing the regulatory process.

The report delves deeper into officer deaths in Maryland: The Independent Investigative Division, a new law-enforcement investigation bureau created by law, released its Report 2022 with 23 cases over the past year along with investigative and prosecuting status, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said.


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