While other regions dealt recently with large winter storms and big piles of snow — several weeks ahead of the official start of winter — we here in the Mid-Atlantic enjoyed, along with our turkey and stuffing leftovers, average to cool temperatures and light rain. But in preparation for wha…

In the second half of the 20th century, modern medicine was able to conquer smallpox and polio. Then, in the 1980s, another public health epidemic reared its ugly head: human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. HIV and AIDS.

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We are approaching a new election year in which issues of ethics and morality abound. In our local community, resonating in the minds of some, are questions that arose last June with the drag queen story hour at the Lexington Park library.

Congress is about to vote on a bipartisan bill to lower prescription drug prices, and I would like to stress how important it is to pass this bill.

I was surprised to read T.J. Foster’s great leap to atheism in the Friday, Nov. 22, edition after particularly precise disagreements with a theologian and an evangelist.

There was an outstanding effort for our veterans week celebration. Our volunteers from Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, Christmas in April Calvert County, Dominion Cove Point, Exelon Generation, Exelon Militaries Actively Connected and Cave to Castle Remodeling completed a total of six veteran…

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Eric Colvin’s (R) Nov. 29 letter headlined “For commissioners, it is always important to see the big picture” only serves to prove that he, and perhaps the others, are lacking a clear focus.

This letter is in response to the Nov. 22 letter by Bill Bartlett of Valley Lee, headlined “We attach much symbolism to American flag.”

This is a letter to the patients of American Surgical Associates LLC in Leonardtown.

The 12th annual Friends of the Poor Walk was held Sept. 28. Thanks to your help and generous support, the walk raised over $17,000 for the St. Vincent de Paul Societies in St. Mary’s County. The money raised stays in the local St. Vincent de Paul conferences to be used for direct and immedia…