Amazon picks Charles County for new local delivery warehouse

Amazon has leased a trio of Waldorf industrial properties to serve as the site of a regional warehouse and distribution facility that will provide last-mile package delivery to the region. Expected to open in time for the 2020 winter holiday season, the facility will provide an estimated 200 full-time, part-time,

School allocation legislation moves forward

The Charles County Planning Commission agreed last week to pass on submitting comments on proposed legislation that would change the county’s formula for approving new residential subdivision construction based on school capacity. The unanimous decision to wait until the draft legislation has been presented to the Board of Charles County

EDITORIAL: On the anniversary of the Annapolis Capital Gazette shooting, one reporter’s view of the state of local journalism

Two years ago today, the reporters and editors of the Maryland Independent were wrapping up another routine weekly staff meeting — probably in the midst of someone telling a funny story, I don’t remember — when one of our ad reps interrupted us to say that she was hearing reports

Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area plans unveiled to county commissioners

The Board of Charles County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a proposal to establish a land conservation region in western Charles County that would allow the county government to leverage state grants for preserving privately owned properties. The establishment of a Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area, which would encompass

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County gets state bond for civic center — but where did it come from?

At least two members of the Board of Charles County Commissioners were surprised to learn that the county has been awarded a bond by the Maryland General Assembly to fund a project that the county has repeatedly declined to proceed with. The $100,000 bond for the planning of a multipurpose