Proponents of the decades-long effort to bring a light rail connection to Southern Maryland celebrated a major victory on Monday when U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D) and U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) presented Maryland state and Charles County officials with a symbolic check for $5 million in federal funding to help kickstart the next phase of the proposed Southern Maryland Rapid Transit (SMRT) project.
The Board of Charles County Commissioners voted unanimously to enter into a public-private partnership with Chestertown-based ThinkBig Networks to provide broadband internet service to thousands of homes and businesses in and around Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck by the end of the summer of 2023. The agreement to enter into the
District 3 Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart (D) accused her colleagues on the Board of Charles County Commissioners of pandering to developers as she cast the sole vote against passing controversial legislation that will accelerate new residential subdivision construction. During Tuesday’s virtual open session, the commissioners voted four to one to
Planning and Growth Management Department deputy director Jason Groth on Tuesday rebutted claims by members of the Charles County Board of Education that there has been a lack of transparency over proposed changes to the method the county uses to allocate school seats in new subdivisions. “I think we’ve been
The first public hearing on a set of proposed amendments to the county’s 2016 Comprehensive Plan drew criticisms that focused not just on the potential environmental and health impacts of expanded operations at the Maryland Airport near Bryans Road — which the amendments are designed to permit — but also