An unplanned motion on Tuesday by Commissioner Mike Hewitt (R) to return almost $2,500 to the St. Mary’s County Library after a private drag queen story hour event held there in June was tabled by the board.

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A man who robbed a Leonardtown restaurant and cut the back of a cashier’s neck pleaded guilty to charges on armed robbery and second-degree assault on Friday.

Most parking along Fox Chase Drive in Lexington Park is now prohibited, after citizen complaints prompted action from county agencies.

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Savannah Cusic, 7, of Leonardtown gets her face painted by Ellen Duke Wilson, a volunteer at St. Clement's Island Museum, on Saturday during Children's Day at the museum in Colton's Point.

Assault charges against Kathleen Easley, the former deputy director at the St. Mary’s County land use department, were dropped in court last Thursday.

As 460 students kicked off the start of a new school year at Chesapeake Public Charter School last Wednesday, officials tweaked the draft of the school’s renewal contract.

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While the fallout continues from groups supporting or decrying a storytime earlier this summer at one of the St. Mary’s County Library branches that featured drag queens, another longtime annual tradition in the same vein is going on as planned this Saturday, featuring men dressed as women p…

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Barbara Brown of Hollywood sits by a table full of home goods for sale during Zion United Methodist Church's church bazaar in Lexington Park on Saturday. 

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Cpl. Tim Snyder of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office demonstrates how to apply field bandages to 2nd Lt. Mark Van Deusen of the St. Mary's Civil Air Patrol wing at "Stop the Bleed" training at the squadron's meeting Aug. 14 at the county airport.

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A fiery vehicle crash early on Thursday morning sent an 83-year-old Chaptico man to a local trauma center, where he died later that night.

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Keino Ferrez Dorsey, a 46-year-old Lexington Park man, was sentenced to 15½ years in prison by a federal judge on Tuesday after taking a plea deal admitting to distributing and possessing heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, carfentanil and other drugs.

A request by the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad to increase taxes for residents in the squad’s first-due area is under review by the county finance department, but seemingly the reason for the request may be an impediment.

The St. Mary’s school board received millions of extra dollars from the state this year, and while not immediately sure what to do with it, now have a plan that includes extra money for new teachers and several new positions.

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Avrem Debevoise, left, a first-grader, gets off the bus with Mia Debevoise, a fifth-grader, and walks toward the entrance of Chesapeake Public Charter School to start their first day Wednesday. Other St. Mary’s public schools start on Tuesday, Sept. 3.