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Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of 12 Democrats currently running for president of the United States, said last month, “Fossil fuel executives should be criminally prosecuted for the destruction they have knowingly caused.”

We residents of Southern Maryland are so lucky to have such an outstanding group of very capable people available to us in the event of a medical emergency. I can personally speak for Mechanicsville’s volunteer rescue squad, but I was told that the entire area follows the same protocol and h…

The county commissioners held a public forum Tuesday night, a chance for the public to speak their mind about the topic of their choice. This is an important part of the decision making process, as stated by the board during the event, despite the fact that several commissioners looked not t…

On behalf of the five Lions Clubs in St. Mary’s County, representing Hollywood, Leonardtown, Lexington Park, Mechanicsville and Ridge, I want to thank the many visitors to the 2019 St. Mary’s County Fair, who stopped by our District 22-C Vision and Hearing Mobile Health Unit during their vis…

As a recreational oysterer, I had to chuckle at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ recent rule changes cracking down on the enormous amount of oysters we’re taking from our waters.

One of the most important issues that we will consider in the upcoming General Assembly session will be the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission, which has been considering potential changes to educational policy in Maryland.

I read with some dismay the Sept. 27 letter to the editor by T.J. Foster suggesting that the inclusion of fine arts, literature and creative writing was an unnecessary part of education and represented an undue burden on students and educational institutions.

Southern Maryland is blessed to have an abundance of outstanding Americans, who reach out to each other, are sincere and genuinely care for their community, neighbors and strangers. Having lived in the Los Angeles area for the last 10 years before coming back “home” to Southern Maryland, Han…

As a crisis counselor serving LGBT youth, I’ve learned more than I ever wanted to know about bullying and its effects. The St. Mary’s County commissioners have, inadvertently I hope, encouraged bullying of the most vulnerable members of our community.

How many taxpayer dollars did it cost to install a speed bump in a 40 mph zone across Maryland Route 5 in Leonardtown at Moakley Street? We’d all like to know.

I was dismayed after reading T.J. Foster’s letter in the Sept. 27 edition of The Enterprise, suggesting arts and literature be removed from the required public school curriculum.

The county commissioners are proposing an amendment to the open meetings act to remove “subcommittees” from the definition of a “public agency,” thereby exempting subcommittees from the law. The argument in favor of doing so is that open meetings are an inconvenience to conducting business. …

There has been a lot of excitement around the prospect of a YMCA being built in St. Mary’s. I appreciate the efforts of the commissioners to create an exploratory committee that will explore YMCA programs and services, investigate community needs, identify potential locations for a facility,…

In “Make the studying of arts optional for willing participants” in the Sept. 27 edition, T.J. Foster of Lexington Park proposes making the study of art, music and creative writing optional in grades K through 12 because “they aren’t needed to be an informed citizen” and “they aren’t used to…