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Back-To-School Birth Certificates May Be Obtained at Health Department

As the new school year approaches, many parents and guardians will be applying for birth certificates for their children in order to enroll them in school. Parents are required to provide certified copies of birth certificates to register their children for classes. In order to avoid a last-minute rush, the St. Mary's County Health Department is encouraging anyone requiring a certified copy of a birth certificate for their children to apply as soon as possible.

Certified copies of birth certificates for children born in the State of Maryland may be obtained at the health department while you wait, Mon.—Fri. from 8:00 a.m.—4:15 p.m. at a cost of $25 per certificate. The health department is located at 21580 Peabody Street in Leonardtown.

For more information on applying for a birth certificate, please contact the Vital Records Office at the health department at 301-475-4330 or visit their website at

Commissioners Mark Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Back on July 26, 1990, then President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The law ensures the civil rights of people with disabilities. The ADA has been hailed as one of the most compassionate and successful civil rights laws in American history. The Commissioners of St. Mary's County marked the law's 26th anniversary with a special ceremony.

The legislation established a clear and comprehensive nationwide mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. It has sought to ensure those individuals are respected as equal citizens with equal opportunities afforded to them.

"On this the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we celebrate and recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting our efforts to reach full ADA compliance," said Commissioner Todd Morgan (4th District).

The commissioners encourage all public officials, business leaders, people with disabilities and St. Mary's County citizens to pursue the ADA's promise of equal opportunity and to celebrate the freedom that it has brought to our way of life.

Economic Development Commission Cancels Work Session

The St. Mary's County Economic Development Commission (EDC) canceled the work session, originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 27.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the EDC is Wednesday, August 17.

For more information about the EDC's meeting schedule, please contact Robin Finnacom, Deputy Director, St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development at 301-475-4200, ext. *1407 or via email to

Exelon Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant to Perform Post-Maintenance Test on Two St. Mary's County Sirens

There will be a full-cycle test of alert and notification sirens #41 and #45 in St. Mary's County on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

The test for Siren #41, at 25101 Sotterley Road, Hollywood, MD, is scheduled for 12 p.m.

The test for Siren #45, at 44691 White Oak Court, California MD, is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of sirens #41 and #45 ONLY.

Citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing and relay the information to friends, family and neighbors. If the sirens sound at any other time, residents should tune to one of the local radio stations listed below for information and instructions.

Emergency Alert System stations include:

• WPTX 1690 AM Lexington Park

• WYRX 97.7 FM Lexington Park

• WTOP 103.5 FM Frederick, D.C.

• WKIK 1560 AM La Plata

• WKIK 102.9 FM California

• WPRS 104.1 FM La Plata

• WSMD 98.3 FM Mechanicsville

• WNNT 100.9 FM Warsaw

• WGOP 540 AM Pocomoke

• WCEM 1240 AM Cambridge

• WCEM 106.3 FM Cambridge

• WCEI 96.7 FM Easton

• WRAR 105.5 FM Tappahannock

• WKHZ 1460 AM Easton

Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Visit to learn about Disasters & Hazards, Being Prepared and Being Informed

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