The Maryland General Assembly went to work for another 90-day session last Wednesday, and with no real hot-button issues on the agenda this year, lawmakers set their sights on health care, taxes and other priorities they plan to tackle through legislation in 2019. After attending a local cha…

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Far be it for us to bestow guilt for any overindulgence during the holiday season. It’s not like we haven’t done the same thing. We’re expected to overdo it a tad, right?

So we recently flipped the calendar and it’s now January. That means the weather is largely cold and dry, and the holidays have come and gone. While some folks like to keep their Christmas tree up until Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany (traditionally marking the ancient visit of the three w…

In the hit song by The Police, “De Do Do Do De Da Da Da,” Sting wrote, “Poets, priests and politicians have words to thank for their positions.” Indeed. Journalists do, too, and the handful of us who ply our trade for modest livelihoods here in Southern Maryland keep our antennae up for any …

For all the criticism that gets cast President Donald Trump’s way, he is not to blame for the effort to save the U.S. postal system from insolvency.

Over the past few years, it has become a tradition on this page to pay tribute to some of Calvert County’s most revered movers and shakers whom we lost within the last 12 months. We continue that tradition this year, as we say a final farewell to former government officials, teachers, activi…

At last, Christmas is almost here. Hopefully, the rush to get those presents — and to get them wrapped — is subsiding somewhat. It’s time now to get together with family and friends and exchange pleasantries as much as gifts.

George H.W. Bush brought to his presidency an old-school idealism rooted in his core belief that politics and public service should be about inspiring Americans to do their best.

It’s the holiday season, and nowhere is it more evident than right here in our own Calvert County. As we come off the heels of the annual parades in Prince Frederick and the Twin Beaches, we see the county lit up in decorative holiday lights from its head to its toe.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s been saying it. His predecessor Martin O’Malley even copped to it. Now a federal judge has ordered it be remedied. Maryland’s congressional districts have been officially declared gerrymandered.

On Tuesday, many of us probably doled out dollars to a charitable cause. Following on the heels of big spending days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday was a day to give pause in our frenetic holiday pursuit of gift shopping and remember to set aside …

After dining to contentment and heading to your car as you left a friend’s or relative’s home on Thanksgiving last week, you probably heard the familiar warning: “Watch for deer!”

Earlier this fall, when a handful of big-box stores were already displaying Christmas trees next to the Halloween candy, you were flush with holiday denial. You could shake your head and keep walking down the aisle. Too soon, you could tell yourself.

In an era where we as a nation find ourselves seemingly ever more divided along political party lines, and racial and religious lines, when racist Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers circulated around Southern Maryland just this week — and when gunmen feel angry and hateful enough to storm into …

Central and northern Calvert are seeing reliable new business development, particularly this year with the long-awaited opening of the Shoppes at Apple Greene in Dunkirk and the Chick-fil-A in Prince Frederick, with plans to build new commercial retail at Armory Square.

So the midterm elections are in the books, with no surprises here in Calvert and in Maryland as a whole. Republicans kept their hold on local offices, while the Democrats stayed in business for most of the statewide positions. The exception there was an expected one, as Gov. Larry Hogan beca…